Words That Don't Exist That Should

#4
'einsteined' n. the act of overthinking; v. to overthink and therefore become paralyzed or knowing what to do, but ignoring the fact
A Einstein actually could have predicted that the Universe was inflating, but ignored that fact because it was in conflict with his belief that the Universe could not be forever expanding. Belief overcame rigorous mathematical thinking. 8-B
 
#9
Bag Charm - adapted from "Bag Tag" - refers to the division winner/city champ/tourney winner/whatever round tags that adorn the gear bags of ALTA's rec league heroes. The woman who coined this phrase did so unwittingly, meaning to call them bag tags, but just misspoke. Her term resonated with me perfectly though, as it seems that the players I see with these "bag charms" are proud of them in the way that a tween girl might be proud of her latest Hello Kitty bracelet charm.

Frame Drop - AKA Accidental drop shot - refers to the misstruck ball (especially on a return of serve) with the absolute perfect amount of frame on the contact such that the ball comes towards the net at an impossible angle, likely with incomprehensible spin in a completely unpredictable direction, and *just* drops over the net in the corner for a drop-shot winner.
 
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#11
My wife heard this on the tennis channel during a match yesterday: "rally intolerance".

she's a 4.5 player, been in a bit of a slump since December...and due to confidence issues, finds herself trying to finish games too soon, therefore UE's increasing, then beating up on herself, back to hurting the confidence...it's a death spiral...

so last night, we were playing a friendly mixed match (w/ actual friends)...against a solid 4.0 guy w/ soft 3.5 lady. Lost first set 6-4. Literally no pace, high bouncing balls short of the service line, so the tendency is to just whip it and get it over with, which of course blows past the baseline. My wife mentioned "rally intolerance", and I said perfect! This is a practice match, so for the rest of this match, let's focus on hitting a minimum of three rally balls before going for the winner (unless it's an obvious put away)...but really...let's force ourselves into rallies we wouldn't normally extend.

won the next set 6-1 merely by reducing UE's.
 

sureshs

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#12
'einsteined' n. the act of overthinking; v. to overthink and therefore become paralyzed or knowing what to do, but ignoring the fact
A Einstein actually could have predicted that the Universe was inflating, but ignored that fact because it was in conflict with his belief that the Universe could not be forever expanding. Belief overcame rigorous mathematical thinking. 8-B
I think the thread is about tennis. Posters here are not ready for higher intellectual stuff.
 
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