Samster versus Saram II: Red Storm Rising and Spirit of a Champion

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  1. samster

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    Today I had the pleasure to train with a buddy of mine in anticipation for Samster vs. Saram II. My buddy is a master of the "PP", also known as the Pushing Phenomenon. I wasn't really taking him too seriously but soon found myself down 1-4 during the set. That was when I told myself, the way I was playing was not going to cut it against Sir Saram in our rematch. No joke, I was being Murrayed by my colleague.

    The motivation got the adrenaline going, and the focus recentered around the yellow fuzzy ball, and BAM! I started my comeback quest. It was 2-4, 3-4, and then 4-4. That was when Dr. Clark stopped by courtside and gave me something to pass on to Sir Saram. And it was an N90!!! Oh boy, that got my blood pressure up. Somebody is attempting to help out Sir Saram in the upcoming Exo II (thanks a lot, J011yRoger)!!! And the rest was history, after another 1/2 hr of struggle, Samster prevailed at 7-5 to win the set.

    Now, let's get serious. Next weekend I will attempt to become the only TWO-Time TTW EXO CUP Champion. (Speaking of which, where is my trophy from the first exo, Dr. Clark?) Time to settle our differences and similarities on the court. K90 vs. N90, which is better? 1HBH vs 1HBH, which is better? Do I need to switch to a 95 sq in racket? Samster's done? Saram's overrated? Enough of trolling and building post counts posting nothing useful like several posters whose names I shall not mention, we will settle this on the court, where the lines are true and the net is at the right height. There will be nothing of the sort of quoting some other people's "I wished I had tried a MP/OS frame" at this match. We will sort things out face to face, mano a mano, foot to foot, etc.

    Yes, you get the idea. Winner takes all.

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  3. maverick66

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    i hope saram pulls this one out and we get a rubber match.

    and i hope i wasnt one of the several that you speak of.
     
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  4. samster

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    Thanks, another Saram fan! ;)
     
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  5. J011yroger

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    Winner takes all, and there is an inch left in the bottle lol.

    J
     
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    Some say it is half-empty, some say it is half-full. Given the current economic conditions, something is better than nothing.
     
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    I'll drink to that.

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    im a fan of seeing this thing go some distance. if he wins this won we get 1-1 now we have to see a third match. this is beneficial to all and keeps the best rivalry on TT going.
     
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    Samster! The trophy has been ready for a while but I have fallen short of my duty to pick it up! Will try to get there before the May 9 rematch! Best, CC
     
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    Excellent, the company has had time to engrave my name with 18K gold! Tell them to order some more gold!
     
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    Very well. I will cancel the Platinum. ;)

    Meanwhile, Fellow TTW'ers, please recall the CONCEPT behind The Trophy is that it is to circulate around the COUNTRY/WORLD as various other members stage their own EXO battles in the name of fun, friendship, and healthy competition. ;)

    So, in short, GET TO WORK ON THOSE EXOS! :)

    CC
     
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    Well done, mighty [K]night of Slice. All hail, Samstah!!

    Focus and confidence is the right recipe, my friend. Leave the questions behind you and swing away with your K90.
     
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  13. samster

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    Finally, a Samster fan!!! :)
     
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  14. BounceHitBounceHit

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    What!?? You had me at 'sixty racquets'..... ;) CC
     
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    Thank goodness, I have been unable to break the magic number "70"!
     
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    Wow, I am beat. . .

    Gonna get some good sleep tonite.

    The bomb decided to come out of hibernation tonite, hopefully it sticks around for a while. It certainly makes this stupid game a good amount easier.

    J
     
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    Hold your horses, buddy....I'm here...and I'm ready :twisted:
     
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    I have had absolutely NO training in any way in the last two weeks outside of cutting my grass.

    As most of you know, I have lost three people in my life in the recent months, and to end that cycle--I lost my best friend and grandmother within three days of one another.

    Yesterday, I hit a tennis ball for the first time in 13 days.

    First set: 0-6. Second, third, and fourth sets all 6-2.

    Samster--these sudden storms and tornadoes that are all around and abundant right now are not a coincidence--they are the rise of saram and they are the rise of a Tennessee Titan coming at ya with force and vigor.

    Be warned :)
     
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    Saram is back with vengence! :)
     
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    I need to be--I've been a pathetic little wimp for a while now...:twisted:
     
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    No worries, the Exo II might be a walk-over at the current rate.
     
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    man its good to see you back. i have not talked about feelings for a long time. i went back to my usual hitting on CC with no emotions involved. you gotta get me going in the other direction again:)

    on another note im glad to see you getting going again. tough times suck but remember they build strength in us.
     
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    This is why I have been gone--a guy like this can touch anyone....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-hz1RLHGzA

    His name was Nick...and I sure did love him...

    His last afternoon on this planet is here. After this vid was shot...he went to bed and never woke up...

    Sorry Samster--but I'm putting my name on that trophy in his honor....
     
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    Is Exo II going to be played indoors or outdoors? Does the rematch need to be with similar conditions? Hopefully Craig can keep me updated with real time pics/video.
     
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    Looks like weather MIGHT be fine on Sunday for EXO II. I will get an outdoor court with an inside court for backup. I played inside last night and it was hot, suffocating, and unpleasant.

    Sunday morning sound okay? 8 AM? Mr. Saram?
     
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    AP/Routers

    Q. But if you win this time, will it be your greatest victory here?

    SAMSTER: If I win this time?

    Q. Yes.

    SAMSTER: Well, I'm not sure. You know, I mean, first one is always the most unique one, I guess. On top of that, it was my first TTW EXO victory. I guess the one last time was very meaningful to me, you know, in the circumstances, playing SARAM in a nail-biting three-setter at Vandy. It's hard to top that one.

    But never know what's going to happen this month. So maybe this one will be even better. Who knows.
     
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    Mmmm, fried chicken! You should save that meal so you have some quick greasy energy when the exo ends up taking place. Nothing like a changeover full of coleslaw and a leg or two. ;-)
     
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  29. samster

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    You missed the point. KFC is now serving Grilled Chicken!!! ;)
     
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    I spoke with Sir Saram today and the EXO II has been rescheduled for next weekend due to monsoon weather here in Middle Tennessee.

    Sir Saram, I look forward to another fine battle! :)
     
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    well, crap...that's too healthy for a mid match snack...may have to just stick with the soda...oooh, or throw gobs of mayo on it!
     
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    ^^^^^ Dude, I love your sig. Words to live by.

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    Welcome to Poserville.

    [​IMG]

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    ^^Nice shirt. Needless to say, I have my own collection just for Poserville.
     
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    I got a bunch from that collection, I really can't say how nice they are in person. Pictures can't do the shirts and shorts justice.

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    Jolly--thanks for the stick, man. I've been so caught up in my own life and turmoil I have failed to come here and give you an honest hand shake and hug and thank you. It is not in my hands yet--but it will be on Sunday next week at the XOII.

    Sorry man--this is just not a place I want to hang out much everything in the recent past considered. You sent the stick right about the time my buddy died. Don't think I will hit with it--I think I'll just mount it above the mantle and think of pleasant days, bro.
     
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  37. J011yroger

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    No worries man, we are here if you need us.

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  38. BounceHitBounceHit

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    I will look forward to reporting LIVE from Exo II. Please give me updates on the location and time. Vandy, I presume? :) CC
     
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    I like to think so.



    Saram-Sorry to hear about the rough go you're dealing with. Our thoughts are with you.
     
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  40. BounceHitBounceHit

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    So, when will EXO II be taking place? :) BH
     
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    Oh my goodness. Those look like LIGHTS on those indoor courts! ;) BHBH
     
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    Ya, good direct lighting, It is one of the indoor facilities that I can actually see at.

    I rarely have a bad day serving there. My tennis is VERY sensitive to lighting. I just lose depth perception, and I can't see the spin on the ball until it gets to my service line in poor lighting. Just as the sun starts to go down, or under bad artificial lights, I almost can't play.

    J
     
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    ^^^ And it is MUCH worse when I am tired from too little sleep or a long day at work.

    I am a zero on Friday night, and a hero on Saturday morning.

    J
     
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  44. BounceHitBounceHit

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    It's only after I've played outside again for a few sunny days that I realize how DARK most indoor facilites typically will be. :( :shock: But there is still NOTHING worse than night tennis with poor lights. We have a local center where lots of league/tournament play is held. The lighting is worse than terrible. I HATE playing there. BH
     
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    I feel bad for my partner, it is like "I am sorry. . . I promise I have played this game before."

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    As long as you didnt hit me with a ball i wouldnt get to mad at a bad service night. If you hit me in the back though im throwing my racket at you then kicking you in the nuts.
     
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    I have never hit a doubles partner with a serve in my life. I did knock the racquet out of a dubs partners hand once when I was a bit tardy on a FH return.

    J
     
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    My dad hit my mom in the head in a mixed dubs league. Best part of it is he yelled at her because it was gonna be an ace. He never played with her again.
     
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  49. samster

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    I am not sure as Saram might have other duties to attend to. :)
     
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  50. samster

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    I strung up 3 frames ready for the rematch:

    Cayman Pro Smash 95
    PK Ki5
    Yonex RD-7
     
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