drama & women's tennis

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by alice301, May 22, 2009.

  1. Xisbum

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    I honestly have to say that I have never run into "hookers" in a men's match. Not that I know of, anyway. :)
     
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  2. nickynu

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    Cindy not sure if you are including me in the rude TT posters, sometimes I like to try to challenge your thinking, which I see as debate,I do have lots of respect for the way you conduct yourself here though.

    Topaz I do find quite a little overly agressive however. But thats cool its her world too.
     
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  3. alice301

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    ^^^popping more corn, stirring the pot...
     
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  4. Cindysphinx

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    No, Nick. I don't mind if folks disagree with me on the substance of things. I do get annoyed when people parachute in merely to heckle. I mean, if a person is discussing league tennis, then they are doing what we're supposed to be doing. If they are discussing How Much They Don't Like A TT Member or wish only to decree that this or that topic is stupid, then they are just a rude little troll, IMHO. If all they do is post insulting little pictures while the grown-ups are having a conversation, then I start to wonder if they are autistic such that I should be a tad more more understanding of their disability. :)

    I don't find Topaz to be overly aggressive. I think she has displayed *way* more patience with this place than I have. I have met Topaz, and I think she rocks.

    Please keep in mind that TT is a very young and very male place. There is nothing wrong with that, until things veer into disrespecting the women here. When that happens, some of the women get a bit irked. Can you blame us?
     
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  5. nickynu

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    I agree, what is the point of a league tennis board if not to post about the experiences, and I think your stuff has a bit of human interest, so its all good with me. If what you wrote was not interesting then I wouldnt bother with it, and so thank you for your contribution to cyber-life.

    PS disrespect women,not cool!- my mother was a woman and it never did her any harm.:) Take care, and more match reports soon pls.
     
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  6. shell

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    This week, I lost my USTA 4.5 singles badly. I was playing up from 4.0, but our team is a high level 4.0 team.

    I finished my match and was chatting with my opponent. We ended up drilling some crosscourt forehands for about 15-20 min., then exchanged numbers to call each other for further drilling. We discovered that we both like to drill rather than always play sets in practice.

    No drama, no hooking line calls, no nothing - and possibly a newfound drilling partner.

    Just as an example of my experience. Good tennis, good sportsmanship - or sportswomanship. This has been what I have experienced so far. Thought this might balance out the horrible experiences posted so far. :)
     
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  7. drakulie

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    ^^^^Shell, stop being a hater towards, Cindy.
     
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  8. Cindysphinx

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    I had a nice tennis day also, Shell.

    I played an 8-person clinic this morning consisting of two of the clinics my pro teaches (if that makes sense). What do these ladies have in common, besides the pro?

    We've all beaten or lost to each other in USTA play and no one clawed anyone's eyes out! I lost to two of the ladies in a super-competitive 7.5 combo match last fall, and now I have the pleasure of having one as a partner in 4.0. I have beaten some of the others in various matches (although not as often as I would like!), and they have beaten me.

    Good tennis, lots of laughs. And we even played some no-bounce doubles! No drama that I could tell.

    Unless you count the fact that two of the ladies are Asian and someone had told me that they were mother/daughter. So I kinda insulted one by suggesting that she was the mom, while at the same time making myself look like a clueless pinhead who assumes all Asians are related. Ouch. :)

    And Nick, thanks for your remarks. I look forward to hearing some of your tennis exploits, dramatic or otherwise!
     
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  9. alice301

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    hahaha! you and nick crack me up! did you guys start a bet or something, over all the popcorn and beers?? i'm so glad that you two and suresh get my point! but nick, topaz's feelings were hurt--she's sensitive that way--tell her you were just fanning the flames, hoping for more ponytail pulling! if you take it back, we'll consider taking it to the mud...!
     
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  10. sureshs

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    3.5 women's mud wrestling tournament is a must-see
     
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  11. nickynu

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    Alice301- I hereby apologise unreservedly to topaz (and her pigtails) They are delicious for pulling and I could not help myself. I acted with machiavelian intent in expectation that this behaviour would make my popcorn taste sweeter. Bad Nickynu!- well no more, I am a changed man- better for the guidance I have received!!

    Does that just about cover it :)
     
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  12. Topaz

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    Nicky, there is no reason for you to apologize. I'm not even sure how you got into this conversation. It takes way more than this board to hurt my feelings.

    However, when someone 'drops' in out of the blue to criticize, judge, and otherwise insult, don't be surprised when they are greeted with 'aggression'.

    Remember when Cindy and I called you out in another thread about captaining USTA teams? Well, in that case, you were assuming something about the role of captain that was false. Because of that, we corrected you. You apologized, we all went along just fine.

    And here, you did it again...rolling me, Alice, and Cindy all into one big generalization. Though, again, you're not the one I've been addressing in my last posts on here, so not sure why you are apologizing. Me and my ponytails are just fine.

    Here, I (along with others) are again being 'falsely' accused of something...and all I did was ask for STN to point out, exactly, where I was being rude and negative toward my opponents in my posts on this thread (or any other for that matter). And he failed to do that, and instead let us know that he is playing 'real 4.5' tennis, which further implies that the rest of us are playing something...fake?

    Now, if someone did that to you, how would answer? Probably...with a bit of aggression, and rightly so.

    I have been discussing league tennis (*gasp*) in the...wait for it...adult tournament and league forum (*gasp*)...and got rudely chastised for it by someone who offered nothing but rudeness and insults. If anyone needs to apologize, it is STN, but I'm sure he is much too busy playing his 'real' tennis.
     
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  13. alice301

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    pssst! topaz! over here...in the mud! drop nicky! drop him! he's a good boy! ...good thing, too: dominatrix black leather is just not my style...
     
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  14. nickynu

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    Is it getting warm in here I think I need to loosen my shirt. Nope that didnt work, its still way hot, and soooo very muddy, and all these amazons standing over me as I cower and sweat ! Do they sell popcorn in this venue!!:)
     
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  15. drakulie

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    I wonder what these type of threads would read like if guys wouldn't post in these threads, and the 3 ladies on TW would spend their time telling each other how awful their opponents are.

    I wonder how long it would be before they all have each other on ignore.
     
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  16. nickynu

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    So Drak youre saying that we men are the glue that hold together the women in this thread and we provide a kind of facilitator service, is that right?
     
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  17. sureshs

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    Is it hot in here or is it just Cindy?
     
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  18. drakulie

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    Pretty much. If we wouldn't comment, they would get sick of one-another posting the same BS. Eventually, they would start saying the same things we (the men) say.
     
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  19. royer

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    Drama ... matching outfits ... cute little "team cheers" ... incessant chit-chat ...

    Women's tennis!

    Thank god I'm a man!

    NOTE: I write this with tongue firmly planted in cheek; although the women would say with foot firmly planted in mouth! :-?

    Trust me when I say that I know we men have our "issues" as well ... and plenty of them at that! :oops:
     
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  20. nickynu

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    Yeah I get you now, you are saving them from themselves, as a kind of service. Do you enjoy sevicing the 3 gals or has it bcome more of a duty?
     
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  21. drakulie

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    ^^^^ With two of them it is a "duty of love", the other one is a "chore".
     
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  22. STN107

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    Oh, do tell which is the chore. I find the one that says I am rude and then in an other post, comments insultingly about autism, to be quite a study. Seems contadictory to what I know of women, it seems these few don't possess a mirror. I forget the names.

    I think one of you guys is right though, if we weren't watching, their unity would divide, and the cats would tear each other apart. Just give me the word.

    Your cue, Drak.

    Pass the popcorn.
     
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  23. Cindysphinx

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    I'm still waiting to see *you* start a thoughtful, innovative thread yourself rather than criticize the efforts of others.

    It is quite tiresome to watch someone who has used 50% of his 14 posts on the board to tear others down then turn around and suggest others are being catty! :)

    Pass the Ambien. . . .
     
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  24. sureshs

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    And silence yourself
     
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  25. nickynu

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    I think STN107 is playing a different game to me -I disassociate myself from your commentsSTN, girls can you believe this guy:oops:
     
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  26. alice301

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    for suresh & nicky:

    omg, topaz, you little--*gasp*--i can't believe you just pulled my bikini tie! i'm not the chore; you're the chore! how 'bout i smear this glob of mud on you?
     
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  27. Cindysphinx

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    The funny thing is, I'll bet STN107 is a genuinely nice guy with plenty of interesting things to say. Really. I think we just got off on the wrong foot for some weird reason, which is a pity.

    Maybe we can play a let, STN107?

    :extends olive branch:
     
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  28. vandre

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    all i know is tlc would probably cough up BIG BUCKS for the rights! they could call it "cindy & topaz plus 8" and follow cindy and topaz' usta team around!

    all i ask is a finder's fee!
     
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  29. nickynu

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    Well done Cindy that makes you the bigger man - which STN107 will probably respect you for :)
     
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  30. nickynu

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    Who knew when as a boy I watched Cash defeat Lendl in the Wimbledon final, that the world of tennis would bring such a range of unexpected benefits. :shock: LOL
     
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