Sometimes it seems that a supernatural force moves the balls at will. Sometimes to favor you and others to harm you. It's about dynamics. When you are on a positive streak, the rebounds favor you, you enter serve ball with hardly any effort and you always stay in the good shooting angle: everything goes well; But when you enter into the negative, you cover yourself, you strength or you leave the ball poked: everything seems to go wrong. Maybe it turns out that Murphy (the one for the law, not the snooker), was also a billiard player. In today's post we talk about superstitions and billiard misfortunes. Always with a smile, of course.
"If something can go wrong, it will go wrong". That is the maxim of the famous Murphy Act invented by Mr. Edward A. Murphy Jr. And many times it seems to make sense when it comes to playing pool.
When you do not want to face such a player, you play in the direct ko.
When you think you're going to lose the game, you lose it.
When you think you're going to fail because someone just passed you, you fail.
Murphy's law attacks in two key billiard moments:
1- When you enter a spiral of negativity
Either because you are losing on the scoreboard, because you have failed some easy ball, because you do not enter serve ball or because it gives you the impression that the rival has so much luck. That is where Mr. Murphy feels more comfortable and takes his famous law for a walk. It "fucks" you and "helps" your opponent.
2- When you get lost
Because you underestimate a ball or a position (thinking it's easy), because you think the game is already done or because you concentrate more on the crowd than on the table. Murphy also loves these little misses and uses them to catch you off guard. That's why you hit in the most remote place, fail the ball infallible or, you just stay straight when you needed a little angle to look for the next shot.
As I said at the beginning, Murphy's law on billiards has a lot to do with dynamics. That is, in being on the crest of the wave or under it, drinking salt water. If you're up there, Murphy is your ally; If you are down, your enemy. In any case, it never separates from you. It is like that wild player who always goes with the team that attacks, or that always fucks the defenders.
Murphy's theory is pure negativism, a way of seeing the world from the half-empty glass, a portrait of our pessimistic society. There is no formula that proves the law, but people believe it. And, unknowingly, your negative thoughts generate the negative results.
Because Murphy, in the background, is in your head.
Because Murphy, deep in the bottom, it's you