Are Tennis Players More Delusional About Their Abilities Than Other People?

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  1. skiracer55

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    No lie...

    ...I've been clocked at 74 mph, and it's an incredible rush until you do a ramp strike on the next run. But it's still worth it:

    - "Slalom and GS are just events, downhill is a cult."

    - "Why turn if you don't have to?"

    - And, best of all, "Downhill racing is better than sex..."
     
  2. LeeD

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    Last one sounds like something RobertRedford would say in SkiRacer.
     
  3. beernutz

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    That Dos Equis guy has nothing on you Lee.
     
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    The club women men's doubles groupies crowd scream for my post match sweaty wristbands.

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  5. omega4

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    I think it's easier for tennis players to rationalize their poor play because there are greater variables involved. Namely, one's opponent. A tennis player can easily rationalize that he played poorly because he was overwhelmed by his opponent.

    For us golfers, it's harder to rationalize poor play, as we always play against ourselves and the course. Also, it's hard to rationalize poor play in golf when the golf ball is just sitting there, waiting for you to hit it.

    Not so much in tennis when your opponent knows how to hit heavy shots at you.

     
  6. cork_screw

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    Think of all the people who over-rate their NTRP level. That explains everything. People nowadays have big egos. We grew up in a generation where people can't fail at school and as long as they try they get at least a B. But that doesn't really account for your execution or how you really performed.

    Apparently most tennis players think they're 1-1.5 ntrp higher than they really are. And everyone rates their love making ability the same way. For some reason everyone thinks their the best lovers in the world and that also isn't true.

    Nobody wants to hear the truth or criticism. Take for example how everyone now says "that's your opinion" whenever they hear criticism they don't want to hear or can't accept. People never said that in my father's or grandfather's generation. It's this new age spoiled self entitlement crap where we have to feel worthy of everything regardless if we're actually worthy of it.
     
  7. tennis tom

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    You guys are starting to scare me with all this ski talk, I'm gonna' go watch some porn, g'night.
     
  8. LeeD

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    You see that car commercial with the guy and gal, both dressed in all black, go parallel downhill carving in a tuck? Cool.
     
  9. skiracer55

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  10. VaththalKuzhambu

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    No one likes to admit they are inept in a sport that is perceived as 'easy' by many couch potatoes.
     
  11. tennytive

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    I have no idea if he can play tennis, (you'd have to ask him) but *former* federal agent Philip on "Survivor" has to be the most delusional person I can think of.
     
  12. sureshs

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    Tennis is really an easy sport
     
  13. tennis tom

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    If you've had your nervous system removed.
     
  14. slowfox

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    I'd re-phrase and say that tennis is a simple sport.
     
  15. VaththalKuzhambu

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    For you, sir, always, everything.

    +1

    In theory, yes.
     

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