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What happen to Robert Smith?
« on: September 18, 2007, 07:01:12 AM »
He signed with Elite. Booooooo!
They shouldn't of let him go. I can see they signed Riga Kalfas & David Leverage.

Jeff, do you know why they let Robert go?
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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2007, 05:24:16 PM »
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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2007, 06:13:55 PM »
brian voss also retired didnt he

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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2007, 08:32:52 PM »
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Say what you want...if Smith makes a couple of shows....sales WILL go up.  Look at the huge Dynothane boom of 2003-2004 when they were all over TV.  PEople all over the map were picking up the Soaker balls.
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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #34 on: September 19, 2007, 10:37:04 PM »
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brian voss also retired didnt he


I don't think he will be bowling full-time, I doubt he'll be chasing the tour around like Dino Castillo did this year.  A few events, the majors, maybe.

Hard to say whether he would feel the same way if he were still exempt.  Probably not.

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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #35 on: September 19, 2007, 11:03:30 PM »
Brian wants to bowl only part time and the tournaments he chooses. He doesn't want to be forced to bowl three quarters of the season to fulfill his exemption. Brian will tell you that his performance last year had nothing to do with equipment. Injuries were part of it. He has come to a realization a long time ago that the day would come to move on and he is content with that. By the way, Brian has other interests outside the PBA that are more profitable for him. The lack of prize money didn't hurt his decision either.

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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #36 on: September 20, 2007, 12:32:03 PM »
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brian voss also retired didnt he



I hope not!  If he was injured last year I hope he can make a comeback.

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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2007, 01:29:34 PM »
I heard that Mr. C was funding Robert on tour, so maybe Mr. C decided he was not the one anymore. RS has a physical gift that 99% of us can never relate too and maybe he thinks those Elite balls will give him a chance while lacing his pockets with some dollars. Hawaii, no cheap place to live so he needs guaranteed income for sure.

When it comes to what company is better then what company, there is definitely a difference. This is highlighted by the return of Hammer. For those that don't know, Hammer had resin before anyone but the owner wanted no parts of it. They made X-Caliber and Hammer fell off! Ebonite revived the Hammer name and now you see "spider" balls everywhere. LOL Someone noted Big B makes the Elite technology. Big B has not been heard of on tour for real since the first year or two they had control of the oil. Big B has been synonymous with early roll, bet RS cannot wait to have some balls that are not clean through the fronts. LOL
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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2007, 04:25:14 PM »
Who is MR. C?
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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #39 on: September 26, 2007, 04:51:39 PM »
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Chrisman, the owner of Storm  (my guess as to who he was referring)
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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2007, 07:14:30 PM »
^^^you said Pakalolo!...lol

havent heard that in a long time!

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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #41 on: September 26, 2007, 07:18:19 PM »
He's just like most bowlers always making excuses when they f-up.Own up to your short commings it make's you better
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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2007, 11:14:06 AM »
luv2C10falll, did Robert snub you at some point? I know some guys that have known him for 20 years that never had or have a bad thing to say about him.

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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2007, 12:42:56 PM »
I thnik Robert Smith got smart getting away from Storm is a great idea!
What would all you guys say if he comes out of the gate throwing hellfire and brimstone down the lane winning tourneys left and right. Would going to a different compnay be stupid then?

What if he matches up better with Elite?

Storm might be good but they are not the greatest IMO
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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2007, 02:13:24 PM »
Inking a deal with an Ebonite owned company okay, we all know Ebonite is building Hammer and Columbia up. Elite has not shown there stuff is "winning" material yet. Duke was a free agent bowling with Storm by choice. Don't tell me about Voss being hurt, in case people forgot, Duke bowled injuried and was kicking butt.

Talent, everyone has it on tour...a mental game, everyone does not...equipment, have the right ball and it can help a bowler get where they want to go. I am a Robert fan, until the PBA gives the boomers a pattern where they can free up the swing, it's going to be tough gaining the confidence to win. Chameleon, Cheetah, Viper are all at the gutter early...HELLO WALTER RAY!!! Shark, sure you can play in, cannot boom though. Cannot kick in on the Scorpion either and just get loose. I know someone remembers the original Cheetah when Bob was bouncing the Boost from rail to rail on what was then called "E". PBA took that right away, not going to let someone with more God-given physical ability just dominate where they are comfortable unless they go by WRW.
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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2007, 02:23:37 PM »
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Elite has not shown there stuff is "winning" material yet.


Umm, didn't Voss win in Birmingham throwing an R47?  Maybe you think you know otherwise, but you don't.

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Duke was a free agent bowling with Storm by choice. Don't tell me about Voss being hurt, in case people forgot, Duke bowled injuried and was kicking butt.


Actually, Duke withdrew from no less than 7 tournaments last year because of injury.  Didn't finish higher than 64th place.  Not exactly kicking butt during his injury.

Just sayin'.

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