Hey "Island Tennis," (j/k with the "I have a fan," but thanks for your support)!
Because you're making arguments that are not very well thought out.If I'm not mistaken, there are multibillion dollar industries built around the fact that people DO do this all the time. Isn't this what is done on all the daily/weekly/yearly (including pre-season) sports shows and in the newspapers, not to mention among the betting crowd in Vegas? Apparently people enjoy speculating on sports. Why are you so combative?
I would agree with this statement.Not that you needed me to defend you, but I do think that it is important that the board discern solid information from simple beliefs. Especially when those beliefs are stated as "FACT" from someone expressing their gut feeling.
Because you're making arguments that are not very well thought out.
Making football picks is not the same thing as stating that something is fact. Everyone who makes football picks for a living understands that it's really just a estimation of what happens, it's not like fortune telling or anything...
Yes, that's the funny thing about it, he even admits himself that it's a guess or an expectation. (yet he's warning us all about it, "word to the wise")here's what the OP said: "there is an expectation of an overall "bump up" of most player's NRTP's in an attempt to more closely match player ratings to NTRP descriptions."
he said "expectation" not "fact."
Remember that year-end ratings bumps don't go into effect until January even though they are published now. It shouldn't impact current league play in most cases.What are your thoughts of raising many players ratings. With 1 match to go in a mixed double season, 4 out of 5 men are going to get bumped up on our team. Do you think that USTA should have made it known that it was their plan to re-align the ratings levels as some were bumped down in early ratings?:
If there is a general move up in the year-end ratings, it gives a significant advantage to teams playing in Early Start Leagues. These teams were able to put a roster together using pre-bump-up players, and will be allowed to keep those players (other than dynamic DQs, which don't affect most players) through Championship play.Remember that year-end ratings bumps don't go into effect until January even though they are published now. It shouldn't impact current league play in most cases.
This looks to be spot on.I just heard that our local board had a meeting two nights ago and that it was announced that 35% of 3.5 men will be bumped and 15% of 4.0 men.
Previous New 2.5 19,352 6.2% 12,193 3.9% 3.0 82,803 26.6% 56,262 18.1% 3.5 121,270 38.9% 119,856 38.5% 4.0 66,717 21.4% 91,596 29.4% 4.5 18,605 6.0% 27,942 9.0% 5.0 2,698 0.9% 3,546 1.1% 5.5 143 0.05% 192 0.06% Total 311,588 311,587