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tfm1973 01-06-2010 03:21 AM

The J011yRoger Bet
Originally Posted by tfm1973
i got a bet for you jolly. now that you are healthy and rested and hopefully didn't eat too much during the holidays (i know i did) - you look ready for tournaments in 2010. just enter open tournaments like you normally would in singles. by june 1st, 2010 -- if you win 25% of your matches or more i'll gladly pay you a $100 gift card. if you are at 24% or less in win percentage -- you pay me $100 in gift card.

it's a win-win. you have extra motivation for your matches. you win 25% or more of your matches and you prove to your naysayers that you belong at the Open Tournament level.

jollyroger win conditions:
-- matches must be completed. withdraws, defaults, no shows do not count.
-- all matches must be from January 1, 2010 to June 1, 2010.
-- matches must be in Men's Open Singles
-- tournaments must be USTA sanctioned
-- must win 25% or more matches

do we have a bet? the forum members and God can be our witnesses.

posted by Jolly

Done. *Virtual Handshake*


tfm1973 01-06-2010 03:26 AM

Badda Bing! We gots ourselves a bet.

I've heard some grumblings that I should've stipulated that wins only count if they are above a 4.5 player or whatnots. I disagree. Many Open Tournament players don't have a NTRP rating. In fact it's often all they play. No biggie. If Jolly wants to find a weak tournament with a weak draw -- that's his business. I'm convinced he's more interested in testing his mettle than winning a $100 gift card to his favorite tennis outlet.

Jolly -- Good Luck in your matches! As much as I love winning bets, I'm more interested in seeing you play your best tennis and let the chips fall where they may. The only time I wanna see another tennis player lose is when they're across the net from me. :)

Please post results as you get em. Yarrrgghh!

mikro112 01-06-2010 04:08 AM

Interesting. I have subscribed to this thread!

Good luck JOlly.

samster 01-06-2010 04:13 AM

J011y, J011y, J011y!

PimpMyGame 01-06-2010 04:19 AM

This thread gives me something to come back to TTW for, other than idiots arguing about jack *****. We may already have a contender for thread of the year :)

Raid 01-06-2010 05:06 AM

awesome haha :)

Pro Staff Pete 01-06-2010 05:13 AM

all the best of luck :)

smoothtennis 01-06-2010 05:18 AM


Originally Posted by tfm1973 (Post 4250396)
If Jolly wants to find a weak tournament with a weak draw -- that's his business. I'm convinced he's more interested in testing his mettle than winning a $100 gift card to his favorite tennis outlet.

Yeah agreed now that I think about it. Good sweetness, I hope Jolly gets some early wins, so Jollygate can at least be managed in the future. I am all for someone getting better however they get movitavted to do that. And honestly, this IS fun. Better than non-stop arguing over MTM and etc.

raiden031 01-06-2010 05:44 AM

All Jolly has to do is play up to 4 matches, and win exactly one of them and then retire for the season. :)

Kostas 01-06-2010 05:45 AM

No minimum # of matches?

If he wins his first match then he's golden...imo. :-)

smoothtennis 01-06-2010 05:54 AM

We'll give Jolly credit for winning any matches - just play Jolly, just play, work hard, and have fun.

goran_ace 01-06-2010 05:59 AM

I'm taking Jolly's side on this one. A .250 winning percentage is not a very high bar to set. If he plays 6 tournaments, he only has to win two matches.

charliefedererer 01-06-2010 07:12 AM

How about giving J011y a break?
Plenty have had fun giving him grief, apparently about his tongue in cheek assurances that he was a better match player than his record indicates.
But it's a new year.
How about letting bygones by bygones?
J011y has posted a ton of useful information and can't the J011y bating end?

LeeD 01-06-2010 07:24 AM

Some people need a push to get competitive and do well.
Other people need to find the way themselves.
I know Jolly has posted TONS of good stuff on this site, he knows his stuff as well as anyone, and it's his choice what he does this year.
JOLLY, take this thread or leave it, it's up to you and we fully support you either way.

tfm1973 01-06-2010 07:54 AM

charlie and LeeD -- jolly has already agreed to the bet. it's a done deal. there's no baiting involved.

LeeD 01-06-2010 08:03 AM

Could be fun....
A few of the doubles crew I play with are also aiming at the NorCal Open Tourney schedules, a former top 5 singles from UCRiverside and a once top 30 in Japan. Be interesting to see how they match up in those events.
They kick my butt, of course.

Djokovicfan4life 01-06-2010 09:07 AM


Originally Posted by smoothtennis (Post 4250592)
Better than non-stop arguing over MTM and etc.

You mean that wasn't fun to you? I was laughing my *** off for awhile there.

skyzoo 01-06-2010 09:17 AM

I just subscribed to this thread. Go Jo11y

nyc 01-06-2010 09:20 AM

Hmmm....what if tfm1973 = J011y...?


mtommer 01-06-2010 10:28 AM

Is that David Tennant?

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