Grinder, human backboard, Belter?, Pusher? what else?

Tenny

Professional
Hi,

I can easily understand grinder or human backboard but what does it mean, Belter or Pusher? Is there any other funny term to describe a playing style? Who would be the good example of each style? Educate me!
 
Another common term that imo is funny sounding is big bang doubles,where you take 2 big serving singles players who would prefer to overpower their opponents for lack of strategy,poor volleys or just excellent groundstrokes.
 

pound cat

G.O.A.T.
How about Journeyman....Schuettler was referred as that at MC Keeps plugging away, wins a few, loses a few makes a good living from professional tennis
 

Phil

Hall of Fame
Tenny - There are MANY tennis books out there, and informational tennis Websites. Go look it up, you lazy a**.
 

Morpheus

Professional
Have a bad day today, Phil? Or are you just trying to boost your postings?

How about "old schooler."
 

Phil

Hall of Fame
Neither, Morph.; I'm giving the kid some kindly advice. Are you an advocate of Lazy A**edness? Old Schooller-yes, must be my absurd belief that although it's perfectly okay to ask people for advice, there does come a time when you have to exercise some, even a SMALL DEGREE of self-reliance.
 

Anonymous

Professional
Phil, if that's what you call giving "kindly advice" then Serena has a small ***. You are interesting, I'll give you that. What makes you tick? What makes you unhappy with yourself? Do you dislike your job, is your wife gaining weight, not getting enough sex, are you balding, stock market crashing? Which one is it Phil? There must be some motivation or reason for posting more personal attacks than contributing positively or giving other posters a SMALL DEGREE of respect. Anyway, keep plugging away chief.
 

Phil

Hall of Fame
Martha - You haven't p!ssed me off, yet, so you're doing something wrong.

My only problem was not getting enough advice as a yungun' like I perscribed above. No short cuts. But you keep guessing, if that's what makes you happy. You may hit on something eventually, but I doubt it.
 
I was going to respond substantively to this thread, and decided not to. Just leave it for what it is -- an example of why this Board is a bit dysfunctional. :lol:
 

Phil

Hall of Fame
Let's hear it, Susan. Otherwise, why would you even make this post: "I was going to..." If you want to say something, say it, or not. You know you want to...

As for the Board being disfunctional (I think it's relatively healthy IMO), maybe in your case birds of a feather...
 

Anonymous

Professional
sseemiller- Dysfuctional, yes but tolerable.

Phil- I don't have to guess because you basically answered that one yourself "not getting enough advice as a yungun" I'm sure that could be the only thing wrong, but I doubt it.
 

Phil

Hall of Fame
Pych-101, Martha. You doubt it, so keep guessing. Not getting enough advice as a yungun (but getting advice all the same) would apply to 90% of the (well adjusted) population, so you'll have to do better. If you're looking for patients, I know a few live ones, though. If you hit on something, though, I'll let you know-honestly.
 

Anonymous

Professional
Sorry to dissappoint you Phil. But it's too difficult to come up with or even guess your proper diagnosis. Online activity alone will not allow me to produce sufficient information to analyze the cause or nature of you being a jack-*** to others on this board. Hmm..I'm guessing you're in your upper 30's, 40 maybe. Symptoms-know it all type, thrives on putting down and likes to attack others of all ages and thinks that's relatively healthy. At your age and those symptoms, uh yeah.. I'm way over my head trying to guess that so I won't.
 

Phil

Hall of Fame
Hey, Martha-you're STILL not pissing me off. Now why is that? And anyway, I DO know it all, or almost all. I'll never put someone down, or at least not solely for the sake of putting them down. There's always something else working there. You're obviously in need of further study of my collected works.

I have absolutely no problem-in fact WELCOME-a forum where people can gather and freely express their opinions and views...just as long as said opinions and views are the same as mine. Keep it coming, baby! You're still cold. Throw enough stuff out and something will click, though.
 

Phil

Hall of Fame
And I just discovered that "peeing" is the filter substitute for THAT OTHER WORD. Cute.
 

C_Urala

Semi-Pro
"I have absolutely no problem-in fact WELCOME-a forum where people can gather and freely express their opinions and views...just as long as said opinions and views are the same as mine."
:D It's funny! :D :D
 

Anonymous

Professional
LOL. Phil my intention was not to pee you off. Like I said before you're an interesting individual and I just wanted to know what made you tick the way you do, that's all. If you so want me to badly guess what's wrong with you I'll play along, let me know if these are some possibilities a) you're a single middle aged man, too ugly to date are lonely b) you're divorced, didn't quite get over it c) you're an alcoholic d) you were an abuse child e) you're overweight with cholesterol above 200 and hypertensive.

That is all for now. Gotta go but I will catch you later. Let me know if I'm getting warmer buddy!
 

@wright

Hall of Fame
Hey Free_Martha, how about f) Phil is mad is mullet is no longer in style, g) he's run out of archie comics to ********** to and his relatives are trying get him committed, h) Jessica Simpson never replies to the letters he sends her including naked pictures of himself, i) Phil still lives with his mommy and lacks the assertion to tell her he wants to branch out on his own(being that he's middle-aged), and is angry about it.
This is fun! Kind of like a "what's up phil's @ss" guessing game.
 

juu

New User
Free__Martha said:
Hmm..I'm guessing you're in your upper 30's, 40 maybe. Symptoms-know it all type, thrives on putting down and likes to attack others of all ages and thinks that's relatively healthy.
I agree on your assessment. I think it's basically not having really achieved anything substantial in life. Like, on one hand he feels he _should_ have achieved lots (whatever his dreams were) but he simply hasn't. But how could that have happened - since Phil's so smart and everyone else is so dumb? This paradox causes an internal conflict, and that must be resolved somehow... by trolling on tennis boards to prove everyone else wrong, for example.

Whatever it is, it also has a component of bitter loneliness - thus the need to attract attention at whichever cost.

P.S. On your later posting, I think it's most likely a combination of these things... say a or b plus d or e.
 

Matt H.

Professional
Phil said:
Tenny - There are MANY tennis books out there, and informational tennis Websites. Go look it up, you lazy a**.

jesus, you're the biggest ****ing troll on the planet.

This is a freakin TENNIS MESSAGE BOARD. WHAT'S WRONG WITH MAKING THREADS ABOUT TENNIS!?!?! :roll:
 

joe sch

Legend
There are certain posters that continually make these msg boards unpleasant for many posters. These posters are usually negative, derogatory and offensive in posting. I bet these guys? have miserable lives and are pretty much losers. On the tennis courts they would be the type of players that dont enjoy the game and get the most satisfaction out of making the contest miserable for the opponent. (hookers & trollers)
 

brijoel

Rookie
i dont think there is much assesment here. he's just the usual egotistic d*ck head, or rather, that's just an internet persona. most of the people who are jerks on these internet forums wouldnt dare say the sh*t they do in person to someone simply because they'd be getting into fights everywhere they go, but some people do like that.

on topic i somewhat agree with what phil said in the sense of maybe rather suggesting a place to look, but instead of suggesting a book or site to go look at he just makes some pr*ck comment because ofcourse no one but him could possibly have any intelligence.
 
Some hookers are trolls equipped with a toll
For the burrowing mole-Johns who want to get it on

Some hookers are lookers with a snapper pressure cooker
I only bury my balls when I'm playing snooker

tennis.......anyone?
 

Phil

Hall of Fame
@wright wrote:

Hey Free_Martha, how about f) Phil is mad is mullet is no longer in style, g) he's run out of archie comics to ********** to and his relatives are trying get him committed, h) Jessica Simpson never replies to the letters he sends her including naked pictures of himself, i) Phil still lives with his mommy and lacks the assertion to tell her he wants to branch out on his own(being that he's middle-aged), and is angry about it.
This is fun! Kind of like a "what's up phil's @ss" guessing game.
Now THAT'S funny; talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Here's a guy with nothing to DO but post moronic one-liners on this BOARD-close to 1,000 of them. I mean, NOTHING ELSE to do. Here's a guy who, I guess like me, pi**ed off some people, and then comes crawling back with a "can't we all just get along" spiel. That's way below me. If you're gonna pee people off, at least say SOMETHING substantial-anything. You haven't said ANYTHING through 800+ posts. Go back to H.S. or get your G.E.D.

Martha, you were actually warmer on the previous guesses, but you're sure creating a serious loser profile-anyone you know from your real life? Self portrait? Projection (that's Psych 101 lingo)?

Anyone else is free to speculate and take pot shots-so far it all sounds pretty lame, but, sigh, a bit of criticism is a small price to pay for a vissionary. And brijoel, I don't get into fights because I don't hang out at trashy places, but I wouldn't have a problem saying what I say here to you in person-I think it's you that wouldn't DARE talk smack at me EVER if we were to meet. I would enjoy it.
 

brijoel

Rookie
oh gimme a break....
vissionary? get over yourself.

i got no problem serving the shi*t back to jack a$$es like you. not to mention you dont hafta go somewhere trashy to have somewhere put your c0cky *** in place. everyone like you i have ever met cant back up anything they say. its such a pathetic thing too.
i dont normally get into fights either, but ya know what? ive had morons like you get in my face enough times to where things have happened, i wont deny that. im 6'4" and can more than hold my own, punk a$$es like you dont even make my heart rate rise :roll: . go back to your cave ya troll.
...or at the least try not to be such a pr*ck to everyone, maybe then you could make a friend or two.
 

Phil

Hall of Fame
Obviously you're not quite as sharp as the edge of town. I'm laughing at this trash talk. I'll meet you in back of the school yard after the 7th period bell. 6"4? I didn't know they piled it that high.
 

Anonymous

Professional
Phil, funny thing is with every post whether you know it or not (probably not) makes my point and the loser profile I describe being proven even more. You asked me to keep trying so I did. Replying with something like "I know you are but what am I?" So I must've hit something right. Denial is such a sad, but common thing. You're an unhappy man, big deal. You know what, I don't know you so that's you're problem, more importantly a bigger a problem for the people that you come in contact with on a daily basis. If you act like this toward people just on an online tennis chat, what do you think people you come in contact with really say when you're not around. Hmmm, that's a brain buster.
Brijoel, don't worry I've dealt with many like him as well. Talking trash online is like trying to start **** with 10 cops surrounding you, not going to happen, unless you're in MI near the Farmington Hills area Phil. 8)
 

tennis_dude

New User
Yep, Phil is a miserable SOB and wants company. It's better to ignore him because he won't relent. He'll probably attack me for this post. What the hell is up with C_Urala, are you a Phil wannabe? Are you his lap dog? Do you feed off of Phil's crumbs? You support that @sshole, so you are an @sshole yourself.
 

Phil

Hall of Fame
Well, Martha, all this talk of fighting-which, BTW, someone else begun, is really getting me excited, but bottom line, it IS a tennis board. There are martial arts forums on the Web that one can visit.

Actually, I'll go out on a limb and say that I am the NICEST most PLEASANT guy you would ever want to meet. Really; don't laugh. Cynical and sarcastic yes, but that just makes me, as you said, much more interesting (and not bland). And I have NEVER had to put all this in one of those personal ads. And of course, there are my vissionary qualities...You'll just have to stick that comment in your personality computer and come up with yet another formulaic profile.

I've met people like you-all-knowing types who feel they have an "instinct" for people, without, necessarily, the requisite experience other than their own psychological shortcomings. They look DEEP into your eyes and then TELL you who you are, or profess to do so. These people are often delusional and some of the "revelations" that they come up with laughable. Most of them are, themselves, mental basket cases who, knowingly or not, parrot the psycho-babble that they pick-up from their therapist(s). I'm thinking back and I can't see what you've got close to, unless, maybe...the hair could be better. Could you fit this character type? No need to, really, argue what isn't true, but you're welcome to keep trying-hey, try coming up with something more positive-believe it or not you may actually hit on it, or not. Just don't go overboard. I'm not filthy rich with super model wife and hangers on at my beck and call. I wouldn't even inflate my NRTP on this board.

As for what people may say about me behind my back, I don't care. Never has concerned me in the least; it's like cursing bad weather-a waste of time on something beyond anyone's control. I yam what I yam and people will think what they will. Now can we get back to tennis? Unless you have some other profundity to offer...
 

C_Urala

Semi-Pro
tennis_dude said:
Yep, Phil is a miserable SOB and wants company. It's better to ignore him because he won't relent. He'll probably attack me for this post. What the hell is up with C_Urala, are you a Phil wannabe? Are you his lap dog? Do you feed off of Phil's crumbs? You support that @sshole, so you are an @sshole yourself.
What made you think I support Phil?
 

@wright

Hall of Fame
Hey Phil, whatever I've accomplished in my number of posts HAS to be better than your 317 posts of putting people down. I'd be willing to bet that people find my posts more enjoyable than yours(aka my dog can beat up your dog), because my posts aren't malevolent, and some of them may be silly, but at least they don't attempt to make people feel like idiots. Now, can I get you a tall warm glass of STFU?
 

Phil

Hall of Fame
@wright - Yeah, so mine's bigger than yours, right? Is that the game? Sorry, I don't need to play it. You haven't EVEN reached silly yet.
 

@wright

Hall of Fame
You're right, you don't need to play that game, you have your own demented little game that you play over and over and over, well you get the picture. The thing is, you are the only one playing the game. Maybe as a child you were often left alone, playing games by yourself and, as you move through life, you find you are often playing games alone. I'm sorry that your life is such that you have to make the negative posts you always make.
 

Phil

Hall of Fame
Yep, Phil is a miserable SOB and wants company. It's better to ignore him because he won't relent. He'll probably attack me for this post. What the hell is up with C_Urala, are you a Phil wannabe? Are you his lap dog? Do you feed off of Phil's crumbs? You support that @sshole, so you are an @sshole yourself.
tennisdude - So why aren't you ignoring me, then? I really wouldn't mind it if you did. As one person who doesn't seem to know his butt from a hole in the ground I find it pretty funny that you've flamed one of the FEW people, around here, apparently,-C_Urala-who actually GETS IT. It doesn't take genius, but whatever it does take, you certainly don't have.

And at this point, I would like to take the opportunity to quote our great leader, in relation to a misguided youth, one tennisdude's TW Board efforts":

"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.'' -George W. Bush, Feb. 21, 2001
 
Very interesting discussion. I've learned a lot from it. Which is the reason I didn't jump in too early -- figured I'd let things play out for themselves.

That, and I had other stuff to do. :lol:

I haven't drawn any conclusions yet -- other than the dysfunctional part which we already knew.

But the winds seem to be shifting. :wink:
 

Anonymous

Professional
try coming up with something more positive
LOL. Phil, this hyprocracy would be a case of one of your "revelations". If you ever come up with something positive yourself I'll dance a jig. It's funny seeing you try so hard to show all of us the devine truth in which c_urala gets and all of us don't see it. Try harder.

How about this. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, chances are, it's a duck. Truely someone with your dizzying intellect can register that.
 

sarpmas

Rookie
This thread seems to be going off topic. Well, I guessed most posters prefer this board to be a little more civilized. In other words, a simple reply like "Tenny - There are MANY tennis books out there, and informational tennis Websites. Go look it up.", should be good enough to bring the meaning across. The last 3 words in the sentence are unnecessary.
 
I agree. Also silence can be effective. It doesn't have to be respectful silence; it can be disrespectful. :wink:

Tenny asked a question. If someone wanted to answer it, they could have. If someone could answer and didn't want to, they could just say nothing.

But I actually couldn't answer the entire question without looking it up myself. I thought it was a good question to pose before this Board of tennis "experts."

And I notice that no one did answer the question. Does anyone know the answer? Maybe that's why Tenney was referred to other sources. :wink:
 

Phil

Hall of Fame
Very interesting discussion. I've learned a lot from it. Which is the reason I didn't jump in too early -- figured I'd let things play out for themselves.

That, and I had other stuff to do.

I haven't drawn any conclusions yet -- other than the dysfunctional part which we already knew.

But the winds seem to be shifting.
Well, I'm sure holding my breath waiting for your your brilliant conclusions, once you have formulated them. Kind of cowardly of you, Susan, to just pop up, tell people they're (or me, I suppose) dysfunctional, and then run away again, and then do it a second time! Why don't you say what you want to say; if you want to slam me, fine. DO IT, but don't give me that passive-agressive act. If, by any chance, you want to address the ORIGINAL poster, and hopefully that's what you "think" you "might" want to do, then great. You don't need 7 posts to let someone know that you'll be by sometime later. Just drop on by, no announcements or invitation needed. As you can see, we're all family.
 

Phil

Hall of Fame
How about this. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, chances are, it's a duck. Truely someone with your dizzying intellect can register that.
Well, I give, Martha. You got me. You have totally seen through me...since you hit the jackpot, I have to come clean. Please go to this link for some personal information about me. I'm so embarrassed...and yet, relieved.

http://stp.ling.uu.se/~starback/dcml/chars/donald.html
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
The fact that you are a Texas sherrif is not germain to the situation. - Sherrif Branford, Arkansas

The damn Germans got nothing to do with it! - Sherrif Buford T. Justice of Texas
 
Seemiller adds some filler
Callin' Phil some kind of killer
He's a visionary piller
Me? I'm nailin' Phyllis Diller

I saw urologist, C_Urala
Cause in the midst of all this squalor
You made me pee, laugh and holler
C_Urrrala.....C_Urrrala

Free_Martha and @wright
I will not plead: "Please stop this fight!"
Yet there's no need to get uptight
C_Urala gets it: Phil's ALWAYS right

He's a visionary pillar
Whose OBVIOUS boast fell like Jess Willard
On deaf ears - and THAT'S the killer
Again....I'm nailin' Phyllis Diller

p.s. I'm snappin' and rappin' and tryin' to sound sick- like I'm da bomb
but Phil is the man, I'm jus' a kid--check out www.philmusic.com

-Senator Jay BULLworth
 
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