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Congratulations "Loser"

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Onceabum, Mar 17, 2011.

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  1. Onceabum

    Onceabum TS Member

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    What do you say to a guy/gal who loses a shoot off? “Sorry? Too Bad? You Suck?” Maybe something like: “Boy, that guy (the winner) is great, isn’t he?”

    A positive comment always helps.

    BB
     
  2. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations

    Good Job..At least you GOT to the shootoff!..you'll get them next time
     
  3. Vernal Rod & Gun

    Vernal Rod & Gun Active Member

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    Congratulations

    A long time ago ( I was a Jr. ) I lost a shoot off and was pretty P O'd about it. Larry Bartlett came up to me and said " Hey kid, don't sweat it... remember it's better to get beat in a shoot off than to be shot in a beat off." True words.

    Sean Hawley
     
  4. Jimmyc

    Jimmyc TS Member

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    Congratulations

    Tell them to look on the bright side... They are the first place loser.

    Just kidding.
    Jimmy
     
  5. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Sean, that's friggin' funny.
     
  6. Unknown1

    Unknown1 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations

    Why do you have to say anything? Ask them where they want to eat or something; if they have things to say about it, let them take the lead.

    MK
     
  7. GR Eubanks

    GR Eubanks Active Member

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    Sean that is classic Bartlett. He is a great guy.

    Roger
     
  8. Captain Bud

    Captain Bud TS Member

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    Congratulations

    Well that s**t is over with, let's get a cold BUD!

    Phil (aka "The Budman")
     
  9. RLC323

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    Congratulations

    No such thing as a shoot-off loser. That days losers are standing back behind watching.
     
  10. Unknown1

    Unknown1 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations

    If you really feel like you have to make nice, tell them how much you envy them making the shoot-off.

    MK
     
  11. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations

    Where's the disgrace in getting your azz handed to you by a better shooter, regardless where you finish? Unless you win every time, your a loser? I don't buy into that line of thinkin at all.

    Hap
     
  12. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations

    how about "you did some pretty good shootin' today"?
     
  13. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations

    "Nothing to be ashamed of. You shot great today. Better than all the folks who didn't get into the shoot-off. Old whats-his-name just shot a little better."
     
  14. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations

    "You'll still get to split the Lewis."
     
  15. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Congratulations

    I have often said: "The shoof-off only determines who takes home the trophy, you're both winners just getting there."

    Personally, I would always prefer to win through a shoot-off, than a straight out win. It builds character.

    I am reminded on that after tying for singles champ at our state's Zone shoo many years agot. After breaking 100x100, my good friend and traveling squad-mate and I shot off for champ. We shot a total of 375 straight until I missed my 375th. He accused me of dropping it on purpose. I don't think I did on purpose, but I did have a handicap AND a doubles shoot-offs afterwards.

    Jim and I still talk about that "lost target". He and I agree that we were both winners, he just got the gold.

    WW
     
  16. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations

    Well, you could act like a good sportsman and say "Good shooting with you,
    Thank you".
     
  17. 1oldtimer

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    Losing a shootoff makes you appreciate it more when you win one. I'll never forget the 10 way shootoff I won at the last year at Vandalia 2005 Grand. Its sad there won't be another one there. Clyde
     
  18. shootnair

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    Congratulations

    Normally I say "you d@mb@$$"!! Talking to and about myself of course.
     
  19. handlepuller

    handlepuller Well-Known Member

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    Sean, that is funny as hell.

    Just say "nice shootin'."
     
  20. oskerspap12

    oskerspap12 Active Member

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    Congratulations

    I was at the Dixie Grand last year,and shot well enough in the caps(93,94?) to get in my first shoot-off(19-21yds).........Oh happy days.Well,I win the shoot off,22-21,by now I'm floatin' on cloud 9.I go ask at the front desk what occurs next.......To my suprise they told me that I didn't shoot a high enough score to continue in the shoot-off.........needed a 23 or better.I ended up placing 5th which I was totally happy with.Ya just never know.

    D.P.Reynolds
     
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