The Making of a Billiards Champion (Series III of V)

Written by Jackie "The Angel" Broadhurst

“Stun Strokes” Once your fundamentals are correct and you are shooting with a straight and level cue, you need to masterrepparttar stun stroke. This shot isrepparttar 143663 most important shot because it gives you a reference for cue ball positioning.

Straight-In Stun Stroke When you hit a stun stroke on a straight in shot, it will produce a “stop shot.” In other words,repparttar 143664 ball stops as soon as it makes contact withrepparttar 143665 object ball. Factors that influence this are a blend ofrepparttar 143666 following; cue tip location, force, follow through, and quickness (the amount of time it takesrepparttar 143667 cue tip to accelerate throughrepparttar 143668 ball). There are an infinite number of blends of these variables that produce a stop shot. For example, you can use 4”of follow through with a small force OR only 1”of follow through with a large force to produce a stop shot. Play with these variables until you can manipulate each one and still getrepparttar 143669 same cue ball position. Measure your follow through by placing a ruler beside your cue tip. Then, varyrepparttar 143670 distance betweenrepparttar 143671 balls. Once you’ve mastered a stop shot with 1 diamond or 12” of distance, keep increasing it by another 12”. The more distance you have,repparttar 143672 more forward rotation or “high english”repparttar 143673 ball picks up before it strikesrepparttar 143674 object ball. Sorepparttar 143675 greaterrepparttar 143676 distance,repparttar 143677 lower you must hitrepparttar 143678 cue ball to produce a stun/stop shot.

Super Bowl Long Shots - Part 1

Written by Leo Mendelsohn

Most of you know there have been seven teams to win back to back Super Bowls but never three in a row.

But did you know thatrepparttar year afterrepparttar 143655 back to back run an AFC team wonrepparttar 143656 Super Bowlrepparttar 143657 following yearrepparttar 143658 first 4 times andrepparttar 143659 NFC has beenrepparttar 143660 victorrepparttar 143661 past 3 times. Doesrepparttar 143662 NFC producerepparttar 143663 next Super Bowl winner to completerepparttar 143664 trend?

Staying withrepparttar 143665 trend thatrepparttar 143666 NFC will producerepparttar 143667 next Super Bowl Champion, perhapsrepparttar 143668 Buccaneers at 35 to 1 might be worthrepparttar 143669 chance to come through. No, we are not big Tampa Fans but we like Gruden as a coach and think he might be ready for another run.

John Gruden did wonders for Rich Gannon and I think Brian Griese will start to show similar results this year. Clayton is a great young wide receiver andrepparttar 143670 young stud running back Williams will make Florida fans forget about repparttar 143671 other Williams. Also look out for Larry Brackins at wide receiver; he

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