If you think of Jerry Miculek, and remember that Julie Golob’s maiden name is Goloski, you are probably asking yourself, “Just why is it that those Poles can shoot so well?” I mean, sure, everyone knows that we Poles are intelligent, good-looking, and long-lived, but what is it that puts so many of our countrymen (even if a few generations removed from the old country) in the top ranks of shooters?
You might think it was something in the genes. I did. With a last name like Mroz (a common name in the homeland) I assumed that this shooting thing would be a natural for me. Why, I’d be collecting the prize money, trophies, and envy of my friends within, well, months, if not days.
But sadly, and this came as quite a shock to me, it’s not genetic. Turns out I could start on a string while Julie and Jerry grill a burger and have a relaxed beer before holstering up, and they’d still beat my time and score. So just what is it that makes these, like me, intelligent, good-looking, and long-lived Poles, so good?
Well, as much as it hurts me to admit it, I have to tell you…and I can’t stress this enough…it’s because they cheat! Really, they practice! I mean, seriously???? They have to stoop that low? Apparently.
I mean, anyone can shoot well if they practice. Maybe not to their level, but better, and probably even well.
I dunno. Seems like work to me.
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