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OrangePower 08-13-2014 01:30 PM

Aurellian charity match challenge
 
Aurellian has described his playing style and level in various threads, and has indicated willingness to play against other TT'ers, record the match, and post it for us to see.

I think that would be fun and educational. So I'm prepared to put up $50 to go into a charity pool, if such a match can be made to happen. Perhaps other TT members are also willing to make a contribution? Then the winner of the match gets to decide which major charity the pool goes to.

Conditions:

* Aurellian's opponent must be a computer-rated 4.0, and must be willing to share his name so that we can look up his tennislink record. This is so that we can understand the results of the match in context.

* The entire match must be recorded and posted online. Faces can be blurred if desired.

* The match must take place and the recording posted by the end of 2014.

If you are willing to volunteer to be Aurellian's opponent, or are willing to contribute to the pool, let us know in this thread!

Velvet Ga el 08-13-2014 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OrangePower (Post 8639141)
Aurellian has described his playing style and level in various threads, and has indicated willingness to play against other TT'ers, record the match, and post it for us to see.

I think that would be fun and educational. So I'm prepared to put up $50 to go into a charity pool, if such a match can be made to happen. Perhaps other TT members are also willing to make a contribution? Then the winner of the match gets to decide which major charity the pool goes to.

Conditions:

* Aurellian's opponent must be a computer-rated 4.0, and must be willing to share his name so that we can look up his tennislink record. This is so that we can understand the results of the match in context.

* The entire match must be recorded and posted online. Faces can be blurred if desired.

* The match must take place and the recording posted by the end of 2014.

If you are willing to volunteer to be Aurellian's opponent, or are willing to contribute to the pool, let us know in this thread!

Before you get too far over your skis or put someone else there, you may want to ask Aurellian why he abruptly stopped playing league two years ago and hasn't played a league match since then. I've tried to be kind thus far, but his posting history should give you some indication that, as in the words of Hamlet, all is not well.

OrangePower 08-13-2014 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Velvet Ga el (Post 8639188)
Before you get too far over your skis or put someone else there, you may want to ask Aurellian why he abruptly stopped playing league two years ago and hasn't played a league match since then. I've tried to be kind thus far, but his posting history should give you some indication that, as in the words of Hamlet, all is not well.

I don't have a dog in this fight - I just think it would be cool to have a match between two TT'ers recorded so that the rest of us can be armchair quarterbacks about it :-)

And if as a by-product we (TT'ers) end up with a pool to donate to a good cause, that's a good thing also.

If Aurellian has the will and wherewithal to make this happen, great, and if not, no biggie.

Velvet Ga el 08-13-2014 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by OrangePower (Post 8639242)
I don't have a dog in this fight - I just think it would be cool to have a match between two TT'ers recorded so that the rest of us can be armchair quarterbacks about it :-)

And if as a by-product we (TT'ers) end up with a pool to donate to a good cause, that's a good thing also.

If Aurellian has the will and wherewithal to make this happen, great, and if not, no biggie.

I get what you're saying, and frankly, I wish I could be more direct about what I'm implying regarding the league absence. Interesting you used the word "fight" though. Maybe Aurellian will come in and clarify why I've heard he hasn't been allowed to play leagues the last two years.

If you're ever in San Diego, I'd be more than happy to play you and record it for TT. IIRC, you're a 4.5 as well. That would be a far more valuable and productive charity event.

Cobaine 08-13-2014 02:40 PM

I'll do it. I currently play at a high 4.5/low 5.0 level. I don't mind sharing my name if it becomes necessary.

Maximagq 08-13-2014 02:45 PM

In my prime I was 5.0, I would be down to play.

Velvet Ga el 08-13-2014 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by HotCarl (Post 8639354)
I'll do it. I currently play at a high 4.5/low 5.0 level. I don't mind sharing my name if it becomes necessary.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maximagq (Post 8639360)
In my prime I was 5.0, I would be down to play.

In that vein, I think it'd be better to get a NorCal/SoCal Talk Tennis Posters Charity Tourney. Pair up each NTRP division, in a singles/doubles format, meet somewhere in the middle (say Tennis Warehouse's home court(s) in SLO?), and throw up the video highlights for all to see. We have enough colorful personalities from those areas--Maxima, LeeD (he can hitch a ride with someone), Cheetah, etc.--and we could all throw in an "entry fee" to be donated to charity.

That would be bad a$s, and I'd consider my entry fee a small cost to pay to meet LeeD in person.

LeeD 08-13-2014 04:19 PM

No problem, but it's less than a memorable experience to meet me and hit with or against me.
President has, Shroud has, RobFL has, of the guys still posting on here.
Matt and I plan to hit on Sept14 or so, I don't remember which.

Aurellian 08-13-2014 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Velvet Ga el (Post 8639188)
Before you get too far over your skis or put someone else there, you may want to ask Aurellian why he abruptly stopped playing league two years ago and hasn't played a league match since then. I've tried to be kind thus far, but his posting history should give you some indication that, as in the words of Hamlet, all is not well.

I took a TDY out of area and quit playing tennis for a bit. My shoulder was hurting from improper serve technique.

Are you really that scared to be beaten that you now make vague references filled with thinly veiled ad hominem attacks?

As a gesture of good faith, what can I do to placate your concerns? I am a super friendly guy and like to make any opponent feel comfortable.

It's a tennis match...what do you think I will do, bite your head off? LOL. Never believe all of what you hear. You should know better, mate.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Aurellian 08-13-2014 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HotCarl (Post 8639354)
I'll do it. I currently play at a high 4.5/low 5.0 level. I don't mind sharing my name if it becomes necessary.

Are you in the Vegas or DC metro area?

Avles 08-13-2014 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aurellian (Post 8639771)
As a gesture of good faith, what can I do to placate your concerns? I am a super friendly guy and like to make any opponent feel comfortable.

That's odd, in an earlier thread (since deleted, but still cached in google), you said this:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aurellian
being perceived as a little edgy has many benefits in life..including on the tennis court.

I have mind boned two opponents into quitting mid tournament while a ref was on the court!

Not really consistent with your current self-portrayal.

By the way I like the Rumsfeld picture, very snazzy suit.

Cobaine 08-13-2014 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aurellian (Post 8639796)
Are you in the Vegas or DC metro area?

Beautiful San Luis Obispo :)

Aurellian 08-13-2014 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Avles (Post 8639927)
That's odd, in an earlier thread (since deleted, but still cached in google), you said this:



Not really consistent with your current self-portrayal.

By the way I like the Rumsfeld picture, very snazzy suit.

Depends on if I like you or not:)

You mean the pic of me staffing the Secretary? yeah, that was a while ago.

Pres W. and Secretary Rice once both referred to me as the "snazzy dresser" on a VTC.

can't say I am at that level now. That's the problem with political jobs if you are young and don't have an established patron saint looking out for you. When it's over it's over.

Not a slow decline like James Blake or Roger experience....like playing in the US Open one year and the next playing in an Open Draw for 300 bucks at a Seattle public park.

Going on silly reality shows and starting fights on online tennis forums does not bode well for Aurellian.

I guess I should tone it down.

Aurellian 08-13-2014 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HotCarl (Post 8639940)
Beautiful San Luis Obispo :)

That's a very pretty area. Cali has good tennis. I would love to play with you but not sure the logistics will work.

Do you plan on doing Vegas anytime soon?

comeback 08-13-2014 08:15 PM

I'll play and live near Aurellian in Denver Area. I'm 63 years old and self rated 4.5 but might be considered 4.0 in some USTA leagues..email me comeback@safe-mail.net

OrangePower 08-13-2014 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Velvet Ga el (Post 8639279)
If you're ever in San Diego, I'd be more than happy to play you and record it for TT. IIRC, you're a 4.5 as well. That would be a far more valuable and productive charity event.

A am indeed a legit, bone fide, decidedly-middle-of-the-pack, computer rated 4.5.

If I find myself planning a trip to SD I will keep your invitation in mind.

However we will definitely not be recording it for TT - trust me, nothing particularly pretty about either me or my game ;-)

OrangePower 08-13-2014 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HotCarl (Post 8639940)
Beautiful San Luis Obispo :)

Nice. My wife and I vacationed close by (Shell Beach) in the spring. Had a great time and loved the area. Maybe next time I'll give you a shout.

Cobaine 08-13-2014 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aurellian (Post 8639981)
That's a very pretty area. Cali has good tennis. I would love to play with you but not sure the logistics will work.

Do you plan on doing Vegas anytime soon?

I don't, but I'm due for a trip eventually. It would be nice to go knowing I have a match to play... keep me from getting shitfaced.

Cobaine 08-13-2014 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OrangePower (Post 8640110)
Nice. My wife and I vacationed close by (Shell Beach) in the spring. Had a great time and loved the area. Maybe next time I'll give you a shout.

That would be fun. Please do so!

buruan 08-14-2014 03:10 AM

Skippy!!
You at it again?
My $100 are still open for that serve video you promised, even if we both paid up already.

Anyway, ill throw my $50 in the hat.

Sounds fun.

And I want to see that Rumsfeld Picture, what have I been missing?


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