Well looks like a mix reaction which was what I was expecting. Rash is going to be the kind of player you either love or loath I suppose.
A lot of you seemed to pick up on his emotions. That is not what personally bugs me about him, I like emotion but as some have already pointed out, at the right time as apposed to all the time.
Some response to specific comments:
I didn't hear Rash say anything untrue in the interviews, he wants to win and he thinks the PBA tour is the best in the world which is something that Belmonte and other world players have said that it is.
My point was not that he said that the PBA tour was the best.. even Stu said that at the end of the match, and if he had said something along the lines of "The PBA is the best tour in the world and Williams still has a lot to learn" I might have not been so reactive to it. But he actual said more along the lines "its one thing to bowl against Dom Barrett and Osko but he has a lot to lean about bowling in the US" so to me (and again this is just my opinion) he has not only been disrespectful to Stu, but also Dom Barrett and osku
I don't mind Rash, he wears his emotions on his sleeve, he tries his best, but he can be beaten. Is there any disputing his talent? When he looses he doesn't throw a fit, he shakes the other guys hand and moves on.
No never questioned the guys talent. What he did throughout the WSOB this year was very impressive and shows that he is an very talented guy.
I recall hearing Stu Williams say that "He will never be friends with Rash." Isn't that kind of rude to say?
Stu said "He is a very talented bowler but they would never be friends because of a personality clash" and his tone was that of someone that was just being matter of fact about it, not emotionally charged. Would not say that that was a rude thing to say. There are lots of people that I meet that I feel I am never going to be friends with as we are poles apart, and I am sure it is the same for others that feel the same why.
On the other hand Williams is as boring as they come. I will take emotion any day over boring.
Really? OK he was not screaming and shout down every shot, or doing a kan-kan, be he showed emotion where it was needed got a little pumped also at times, but as it was his second show it was probably a little nervous also
Also, he did not say anything bad about Ruiz. He said it would be a great story if Ruiz won but a better story if he (Rash) won.
It was this statement that I personally though was a little arrogant. If he had said it was a great story if Ruiz won by he would prefer to win himself" then fine but the fact that it would be a better story? by using that word it implies that it would be more interesting; we as the public would be more interested in reading a story about rash winning than Ruiz. Now maybe it would be.. who knows, but to assume that about yourself to me steps over the line of confidence in to the world of arrogance.
Was that Barrett next to him the last game?
Yes it was Dom Barrett