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#70742 - 11/16/08 05:14 PM Mes Malott aka Big Nasty... your thoughts?
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Alright, I've been debating on whether to say something or not for a while, but I've decided to get your thoughts on Wes.

Personally, I find him very hard to like. His attitude and body language on the lanes is negative-ish and gives off a "ah what the hell do I care?" vibe, in my opinion. Does anyone else see this?

p.s. - I have respect for all pros, and have never met Wes but I am just going off of having watched him many times in comparison to the rest of the guys.


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#70744 - 11/16/08 05:34 PM Re: Mes Malott aka Big Nasty... your thoughts? [Re: eastwest]
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What i heard he is real nice guy. Though on TV he not able to show his real side. I heard guys like Shafer and Devaney have a real comic side that you dont get to see on TV. So could just be atmosphere of TV that he cant show it.
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#70746 - 11/16/08 05:49 PM Re: Mes Malott aka Big Nasty... your thoughts? [Re: Brandon510]
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Take into account too, that while we bowl for fun, basically, this is their job and puts the roof over their heads and food on their table. So, they have to approach it a bit more seriously.
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#70747 - 11/16/08 05:59 PM Re: Mes Malott aka Big Nasty... your thoughts? [Re: Stormin Norman Fan]
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Yeah I hear he's a nice guy, which is why his TV persona puzzles me a bit. I think we'll see Wes win one this season pretty soon.
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#70750 - 11/16/08 06:52 PM Re: Mes Malott aka Big Nasty... your thoughts? [Re: eastwest]
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I feel that way about Patrick Allen, its just something about how he acts on TV. I've never really thought that way about Wes. I usually rout for who ever is facing Allen because of that. I don't have anything personally against him. Some people don't like Weber due to his antics. Like SNF said, this is their job, and he probably isn't as serious looking during the week as he is on TV.
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#70766 - 11/16/08 10:46 PM Re: Wes Malott aka Big Nasty... your thoughts? [Re: Calvin Pistorio]
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I think Wes Malott and PA have that sort of body language and facial expressions because that is how they keep their concnetration. Like it was previously stated this is their job and they have to take it more seriously plus they have to appear on TV. All those things could rattle anyone. So by not showing expression or a vibe that they simply don't care is that their way of "Clearing the Mechanism" and staying focused. They kind of shut off part of themselves to to get in the groove and not let their emotions effect their gameplay. Plus that "I don't give a sh*t" vibe might also be an attempt to not overthink. By thinking the mind into not caring when you really do might be their ways of taking the game one frame at a time.

That would be my guess as to why they give off that impression. I mean I've never met them but it makes sense to me because I do something like that sometimes.

As for Wes, I'm don't particularly care for his herky-jerky approach. I'm more for the grace in motion and fluidity type of approaches, but it works for him and he is a pro and I'm not. So if the show fits wear it.
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#70770 - 11/16/08 11:24 PM Re: Wes Malott aka Big Nasty... your thoughts? [Re: TheDemolitionMan]
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I actually like Wes a lot since he shows that he can concentrate very well.
TV has a weird way of distorting many things.

I think Scroggins should be a separate debate too. Visually, he's not the greatest person to look at, but his attitude is very encouraging. He is never respected because of his appearance, but he still continues to bowl with a passion, which I think is the most important characteristic of a bowler.
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#70795 - 11/17/08 09:39 AM Re: Wes Malott aka Big Nasty... your thoughts? [Re: Confused]
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Athletes in every sport take on a whole different persona when the lights come on and it's go time. Take football for example. Game day is all business, but in alot of teams at every level the last practice before a game is very light hearted and alot of fun.

I like watching Big Wes bowl because I'm no small cat (6'4" 230) either, and HE'S COMPLETELY SELF TAUGHT! I can't even fathom bowling at that level having figured out on my own. It's incredible.
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#70799 - 11/17/08 10:11 AM Re: Wes Malott aka Big Nasty... your thoughts? [Re: Chubbs]
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Chubbs, like Wes and yourself, I'm also a big guy @ 6 foot 5 200+ lbs, and self-taught. So, on that level I can def. related to him.

I suppose y'all are right about him just giving off a different vibe on telecasts, since he's focusing so hard.
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#70808 - 11/17/08 10:47 AM Re: Wes Malott aka Big Nasty... your thoughts? [Re: eastwest]
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It's really interesting to hear how the opinions about the bowlers differ. I've really had no problem with Malott myself. Now, Chris Loschetter is a bowler who I find to have a very sour attitude when he is bowling. As said before, it's just probably because it's his job and he's serious, but I just can't bring myself to pull for him.

Slighty off topic, and I'm surprised that no one has said anything about it yet, but did anyone else hear the f-bomb from Rash after he left and converted the washout? It was pretty loud, I'm surprised that it got through.

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