- Dec 7, 2007
Cowboy Dennis said:Dear "contrarian" Breath,
No less a player than Jack Cooney told John McCue that he'd rather give up 9-7 than 10-8 because the two balls spotted by him in the 10-8 game tie up the table more often than not and prevent him from running more balls.
I believe that John is still trying to figure out the logic in that little idea. It seems counter-intuitive that 9-7 would help you win more than giving up 10-8 would but that's what Jack said.
The only way I can see Jack saying something like that, is if he were using "reverse phsycology", ...and trying to get a sucker to insist on giving him 10/8, rather than giving him 9/7.
Jack was smooth, and it might have actually worked..............................but only in Hamtramck..