Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Topaz

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    He did his job JRS. Won all his 4.5 matches. What else is he supposed to do? The computer didn't bump him up.

    And don't kid yourself...Downs is playing 7.5. Other reallllly good new 4.5s are playing 7.5. Many combos are really 8.5 combos at this point (including myself and one of my partners)...its at the end of the season.

    He's actually a really awesome person, and he's even lost at 7.5. Takes it with grace and moves on. Usually after buying at least one round of drinks.
     
  2. JRstriker12

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    Yeah, I've mentioned the terms sand and bag concerning Mr. Downs before. ;)

    Hope to meet this guy sometime.
     
  3. Sup2Dresq

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    The legend grows. Bnt!
     
  4. zapvor

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    WOW. i am glad its his ex wife. i would have murdered her......
     
  5. zapvor

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    eh you arent missing anything hw. downs is barely 3.0. no backhand, no serve, no slice. maybe a 3.5 forehand.
     
  6. PaulMan

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    haha lmfao!
     
  7. McLovin

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    Sounds good. Mondays are bad for me, but should be able to make any other day work. BTW, I usually get out of work @ 2ish, and I work in Reston.
    The nickname came from a guy on our 4.5 team who's known Gary for years & years. Just something he threw out there & it stuck. Don't know about playing nationals, but he has some of the best drop shots & lobs around. Like I said, he can blast a forehand @ 100MPH, then hit a killer drop shot. This is why he gives me fits.
     
  8. Sup2Dresq

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    Is Gary seven feet tall, kills men by the hundreds...consumes [opponents] with fireballs from his eyes and bolts of lightning from his [toosh]

    Ala William Wallace/braveheart

    Gary's legend grows.
     
  9. McLovin

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    Sadly, he's *maybe* 5' 9", coming in ~ 200lbs. But he moves very well for a big guy.

    In all honesty, you'd never know he was a tennis player, and walking on the court, you'd probably think "I've got this. No problem.".

    Then he'd blast a serve by you @ 120+, and you'd think "eh, lucky serve.".

    Then he'd blast a forehand by you @ 100MPH, and you'd think "hmm. I wonder if he can do that again.".

    Then he'd hit a deft touch volley, or a drop shot off a good, deep offensive shot, and you'd think "WTF!?!?!?".

    Next thing you know, you've lost the set 6-3 and you're wondering "How the hell did that happen?!?!".

    The legend grows...
     
  10. Sup2Dresq

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    This is a tw forum after all...so we must ask for his racquet specs and clothing choices. Hopefully not Adidas.
     
  11. hollywood9826

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    Im not sure this legend can grow much more.

    Unless he is doing all this while eating McRibs covered in J.O and downing natty bos at the same time.
     
  12. McLovin

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    Racquet is the Head Extreme Pro (can't remember if its the OS or MP).

    Clothing choices...his most famous outfit at our club is the skin-tight 'wife beater'. Not sure what manufacturer...
     
  13. Sup2Dresq

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    Wife beater shirt! Gary is like honey badger with clothes.

    Does he wear socks with sandals? Soccer shorts without pockets for surely he needs just one ball to serve.

    The legend indeed grows.

    Mclovin any fight stories from your club?


    Hw,

    I've seen the drinking while playing already. It didn't turn out well.

    Is mcrib back? Don't get us all to go to McDonald's for nothing.
     
  14. McLovin

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    Odd you would mention that as he is probably the only person I know who holds on to the 2nd ball during the point. So in effect, he doesn't need pockets in his shorts.
    Not from Gary, but we've had others who have 'imbibed' during social events and things have gotten out of hand.

    I should add that our club has a real 'small town feel', and most members have known each other for years & years (many went to high school together and are now in their mid-50s), so when things 'go down', we usually laugh about it later.
     
  15. McLovin

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    On a side note, has anyone here mentioned to Gary how much of a TW legend he has become? I may send him an e-mail w/ a link here just to bust his balls...
     
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    As far as McRibs go I thought part of the legend would be BNT eating a sandwich nodoy else can get while drinking natty bos. The addition of the wife beater only adds to it.

    After reading it appears McDonalds will release the McRib on Dec 17 this year. probbaly for a limited time. So you have to wait a 1 week and a half to get one.
     
  17. Sup2Dresq

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    Mclovin,

    If you do tell Gary, ask him to post an autograph pic of himself.

    I've never met the guy but there must be an actor that resembles him. For now I picture j. Peterman from Seinfeld fame. Well except Bolivian.

    Grow the legend!
     
  18. McLovin

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    I did a search on Facebook & didn't find him. However, it did come back w/ some hits on his name & one had a photo.

    Funny as it is sooo appropriate that the only photo I can find of him grows the legend even more...

    [​IMG]
     
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    I went broke those 2 weeks last year when they had McRibs. Such a awesome combo of that reformed ground pork, sauce and raw onion can not be matched. Best $3 McDonald Sandwich I had. I remember I had at least 2 meals a day there for that time.
    Also, has anyone tried the McPizza? I even heard in New England there's a McLobster Roll as well. Always wanted to try.
     
  20. downs_chris

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    hahaha -- this sums him up perfectly...
     
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    wow, this guy is up there next to the Dos XX guy.
    "I don't always bagel 4.5's, but when I do, I prefer while one hand behind my back."
     
  22. JRstriker12

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    I used to love the McRib... but lately I don't find it to be as tasty. IMHO - taste like pork based foam with a weak BBQ sauce.

    ---

    Anyway, been working hard trying to drop some lbs. Of course being I had to slam my left knee off the gym floor while doing burpees. Didn't feel it sunday, but it's been pretty sore since monday - ugh.... Hoping the pain goes away before my next tennis clinic.
     
  23. coolblue123

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    Good, that means you don't have an excuse not to get on BLOPs 2. I saw you for the last couple of nights.
     
  24. JRstriker12

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    I've been getting on a bit. 10 min here and there. Feel bad about partying up though when I have to drop out every 5 minutes and if the kids are sleeping in the room, I don't want to use the mic.

    I'll send an invite next time.

    BTW- currently enjoying the hammer LMG.
     
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  25. TheJRK

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    Bought Black Ops for some kid for X-mas, turns out, he already had it. Sooo.... I kept it for myself. Haven't played yet. Still on Halo multiplayer and Borderlands. Now someone is telling me that Far Cry 3 is better then all those games.

    I either fractured my rib or it is severely bruised... going to the doc this afternoon just to make sure. Going to take it easy for the next couple of days so maybe I can get some video gaming in.
     
  26. JRstriker12

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    I've heard that Far Cry 3 single player is amazing, but I'm not convinced on multi-player. Prob sell Blops 2 when I get tired of it and pick up FC3. Loved Far Cry 2.

    Guess I'm not the only one banged up. How did it happen JRK?
     
  27. Sup2Dresq

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    I am sure he's pulling their hands to get them closer. Classic George Costanza move to get them to remember his cologne.

    That Gary! The legend grows!
     
  28. TheJRK

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    I never played any of the Far Cry games but I heard they were fun.

    I got slammed. It wasn't the getting slammed that hurt so much, but the dude landing on top of me after he slammed me. I don't know how those WWE guys can do it day after day.
     
  29. Topaz

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    I'll see Gary tomorrow...maybe I'll let him read the last few pages!
     
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    Are you his doubles partner? Is it how they describe it?

    Any which way...get video! Preferably playing tennis ...
     
  31. coolblue123

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    wonder what would happen if Gary plays against BNT?
    Would the tennis court explode from so much tennis talent?
     
  32. Sup2Dresq

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    Is that how he can practice, by cloning himself? Only way he can get really competition.

    Gary the legend continues x2
     
  33. PaulMan

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    Say what? :confused: CB, you haven't been following...Gary is...BNT lol
     
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    So going back to Sup - what actor does BNT look like?
     
  35. Sup2Dresq

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    The picture is small and blurry on my iPhone.

    First I thought it was an old photo of camacho the deceased boxer.

    Then I thought of the lady from Aliens that was the machine gunner. Hollywood would date her.

    If I had a closer look I would probably say
    Jesse Garcia (avoiding the typical ...we all look like Erik Estrada pick)
     
  36. PaulMan

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    Sup, you're right - I could see a lil Camacho similarity from that pic...
     
  37. tennismonkey

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    *yawn*

    all this talk over BNT.

    what was for lunch? i had an eel bento box. some sandwich shop should create a BNT sandwich. bacon nutella tomato? bacon new york strip steak tomato?
     
  38. PaulMan

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    Lunch? Nada! Trying to lose weight so I can keep up with you and Downs tonight! haha
     
  39. sapient007

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    In Twmac, the BNT sandwich'd eat u for lunch
     
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    sorry folks. I didn't follow. Thanks for letting me know. I thought there was another legend. I know, I know, there can only be ONE LEGEND...
     
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    well internet is my thing so i did some digging and found another profile pic of BNT on his south american social network site

    [​IMG]
     
  42. JRstriker12

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    Hah! LOL!!!!!
     
  43. Sup2Dresq

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    Is that what Gary meant when he said " those cats really want me to play mixed with them" ...which one is TopaZ? Probably the one in the back raising her hand ala a school girl....totally joking.
     
  44. zapvor

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    so tomorrow i am going to class. fark!
     
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    w are u getting educated in?
     
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    team monkey-pauls lost to team sea bass/downs last night in the battle of the 4.5 bumpees. 5-7, 5-7, 3-4. paul and i squandered leads of 5-3 and 4-2 in the first two sets. we also wasted about 8 net cord winners. and we played downs at about 70% serving only 2nd serves because his vagina hurt or something.

    on the other hand paul has zero ligaments or cartilage and played the match wearing yard gloves on his feet.

    i want a rematch. with banh mi and kai rabert on the line. given proper motivation, i would have been more focused.

    what's for lunch?
     
  47. coolblue123

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    congrads to seabass/downs! what racquet was the monkey playing with? Has he finally decided?
     
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    i don't talk in third person. i am playing with the donnay silvers. i didn't try any other sticks. i did string them up fresh with msv focus hex at 48 pounds. a good deal more comfort than tour bite at the same tension. but a bit less spin and pop. the trade off for comfort though seems worth it though. not sure why i said though twice. though.

    my next string jobs i wanna try tour bite soft.

    i haven't had indian food in a few weeks now. i wonder if my curry place remembers me anymore.
     
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  49. McLovin

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    What is Tour Bite Soft? Or did you mean MSV Focus Hex Soft?
     
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    it was hurting bad! i asked monkey for some pain meds before we hit and he gave me some blue pills...

    TM, i refused to rally with your slicing haha my grip choice does not mesh well with your ball (that could be taken the wrong way, but this is a tennis forum ) -- but yeah, that's why i was just crashing the net...

    lastly, TM and PaulMan have perfected the let court drop shot....no joke, they hit about 7 of them in the first 3 games...all directed at me...

    what's for lunch?
     

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