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Re: OSU Buckeye - Journal
« Reply #3000 on: May 04, 2009, 12:46:19 PM »
Played with Scott last night agasinst Jster and Jeffro outside.  The weather was absolutely perfect!  It was a good match until 6-4, 6-6, and then Jeffro rolled his ankle in the TB on a heated point.  That seriously sux!  Very good stuff otherwise!   

I guess I get to play Bernie B. tonight in singles.  He will clearly not show up as he doesn't want to face me!   :rofl_2:    Help Jster!   :Confused:   :rofl_2:

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Re: OSU Buckeye - Journal
« Reply #3001 on: May 04, 2009, 01:04:32 PM »
Jamesdster, if Chuck bails, you let me know!
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Re: OSU Buckeye - Journal
« Reply #3002 on: May 04, 2009, 01:12:13 PM »
Jster needs to beat CR so I can stay up on top flight.....................please!   ;-()

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Re: OSU Buckeye - Journal
« Reply #3003 on: May 04, 2009, 01:48:51 PM »
Oh, well then Jamesdster better not call me...
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Re: OSU Buckeye - Journal
« Reply #3004 on: May 04, 2009, 03:11:39 PM »
Oh, well then Jamesdster better not call me...
After playing twice yesterday I am sore EVERYWHERE. I aint playin nuthin tonight.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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Re: OSU Buckeye - Journal
« Reply #3005 on: May 04, 2009, 03:27:53 PM »
Oh, well then Jamesdster better not call me...
After playing twice yesterday I am sore EVERYWHERE. I aint playin nuthin tonight.

You're killin' me!  First you throw me in to play against BB and then you are not gonna show which enables CR to likely get a win...........thereby pushing me down a flight!   :mad1:     Oh well, I guess I'll just have to beat BB!   :rofl_2:

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Re: OSU Buckeye - Journal
« Reply #3006 on: May 04, 2009, 10:34:13 PM »
Wow... last time I read your journal was page 78.  Now you're up to 151!  Guess I need to visit here more often! :rofl_2:

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« Reply #3007 on: May 05, 2009, 07:27:50 AM »
Wow... last time I read your journal was page 78.  Now you're up to 151!  Guess I need to visit here more often! :rofl_2:

Of course you do..........this is the hottest place on the board!   :rofl_2: :whistle:

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Re: OSU Buckeye - Journal
« Reply #3008 on: May 05, 2009, 03:46:02 PM »
Played singles last night against Bernie B. and got my lesson.  He got me 7-6 (8-6), 6-3.  I was absolutely wiped as I gave it everything I had.  I am in sad shape.  I actually had a set point in the 1st set when he was serving.  He got a groundie out wide and I chased it down but my down the line slap shot was a foot or 2 wide.   :mad1:    I really should have gotten myself more break points.  He broke me once in the 2cnd set and I didn't break him all night.  He is a very solid player so I was happy with my performance but you always want those few points more so the result could have been different. 

I was very happy with my 1st and 2cnd serves especially in the 1st set.  2cnd set I got a bit tired so the 1st serve % suffered a bit.  Anyway, this is a pretty good competitive level for me in singles.     

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« Reply #3009 on: May 05, 2009, 03:57:37 PM »
Played singles last night against Bernie B. and got my lesson.  He got me 7-6 (8-6), 6-3.  I was absolutely wiped as I gave it everything I had.  I am in sad shape.  I actually had a set point in the 1st set when he was serving.  He got a groundie out wide and I chased it down but my down the line slap shot was a foot or 2 wide.   :mad1:    I really should have gotten myself more break points.  He broke me once in the 2cnd set and I didn't break him all night.  He is a very solid player so I was happy with my performance but you always want those few points more so the result could have been different. 

I was very happy with my 1st and 2cnd serves especially in the 1st set.  2cnd set I got a bit tired so the 1st serve % suffered a bit.  Anyway, this is a pretty good competitive level for me in singles.     

Nice effort against a very good player.
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« Reply #3010 on: May 05, 2009, 04:15:34 PM »
Played singles last night against Bernie B. and got my lesson.  He got me 7-6 (8-6), 6-3.  I was absolutely wiped as I gave it everything I had.  I am in sad shape.  I actually had a set point in the 1st set when he was serving.  He got a groundie out wide and I chased it down but my down the line slap shot was a foot or 2 wide.   :mad1:    I really should have gotten myself more break points.  He broke me once in the 2cnd set and I didn't break him all night.  He is a very solid player so I was happy with my performance but you always want those few points more so the result could have been different. 

I was very happy with my 1st and 2cnd serves especially in the 1st set.  2cnd set I got a bit tired so the 1st serve % suffered a bit.  Anyway, this is a pretty good competitive level for me in singles.     

Nice effort against a very good player.

Sounds familiar!?   Sounds like what one could say about my EFFORT against you.  Thats not gonna cut it...........I want more! 

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Re: OSU Buckeye - Journal
« Reply #3011 on: May 05, 2009, 04:42:38 PM »
Wait, you call that an effort?  I thought you said you let him win out of pity...
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« Reply #3012 on: May 07, 2009, 11:02:20 PM »
I ordered 2 new pairs of Wilson shoes 2 days ago and they should arrive Friday.  I hope they turn out okay. 


I played Wed night with Joe M. against Scott and Dale W.  Scott was on fire in the 1st set.  Seriously, I don't think JM and I won a single point when I served to Scott for my first 4 to 5 service games.  We were lucky to get back in the match by the end of the 2cnd set and win it to force a 3rd set.  The 3rd set was much more fun than the other 2.  It went back and forth and felt like it could have gone either way but they got it in the end. 

Interestingly, I feel more comfortable in singles lately and my focus on the shots has been better in my recent singles matches than dubs.  This is kind of odd since I have played dubs almost exclusively for the past 5-10 years and have felt much more comfortable in dubs than in singles in that time period.   :confused1: 

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« Reply #3013 on: May 08, 2009, 08:41:33 PM »
I ordered 2 new pairs of Wilson shoes 2 days ago and they should arrive Friday.  I hope they turn out okay. 


I played Wed night with Joe M. against Scott and Dale W.  Scott was on fire in the 1st set.  Seriously, I don't think JM and I won a single point when I served to Scott for my first 4 to 5 service games.  We were lucky to get back in the match by the end of the 2cnd set and win it to force a 3rd set.  The 3rd set was much more fun than the other 2.  It went back and forth and felt like it could have gone either way but they got it in the end. 

Interestingly, I feel more comfortable in singles lately and my focus on the shots has been better in my recent singles matches than dubs.  This is kind of odd since I have played dubs almost exclusively for the past 5-10 years and have felt much more comfortable in dubs than in singles in that time period.   :confused1: 

Oh no, we have created a monster.   :rofl_2:
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Re: OSU Buckeye - Journal
« Reply #3014 on: May 08, 2009, 09:44:29 PM »
He is playing about as much singles and he is dubs.  Wait until the dead heat of summer hits him, see how much he loves singles then.  Shoot, wait to see how much I like it then.  I have a feeling anything over 85 degrees will induce a heart attack for me, I am outta shape!
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« Reply #3015 on: May 08, 2009, 11:29:55 PM »
I ordered 2 new pairs of Wilson shoes 2 days ago and they should arrive Friday.  I hope they turn out okay. 


I played Wed night with Joe M. against Scott and Dale W.  Scott was on fire in the 1st set.  Seriously, I don't think JM and I won a single point when I served to Scott for my first 4 to 5 service games.  We were lucky to get back in the match by the end of the 2cnd set and win it to force a 3rd set.  The 3rd set was much more fun than the other 2.  It went back and forth and felt like it could have gone either way but they got it in the end. 

Interestingly, I feel more comfortable in singles lately and my focus on the shots has been better in my recent singles matches than dubs.  This is kind of odd since I have played dubs almost exclusively for the past 5-10 years and have felt much more comfortable in dubs than in singles in that time period.   :confused1: 

Oh no, we have created a monster.   :rofl_2:

Who has created a monster?  Did You give me lessons that I forgot about?  That is the weird thing for me, I don't feel that I did anything to become better at singles either.  Past seasons I played VERY mediocre singles and this season I have played much smarter and more solid.  Mostly, it is confidence and some semblance of game plans.  Singles just makes more sense and feels more natural to me now than it ever has. 

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« Reply #3016 on: May 08, 2009, 11:32:15 PM »
He is playing about as much singles and he is dubs.  Wait until the dead heat of summer hits him, see how much he loves singles then.  Shoot, wait to see how much I like it then.  I have a feeling anything over 85 degrees will induce a heart attack for me, I am outta shape!

Yeah, Summer is always brutal for me.  My ability to fight out some long tough points will greatly suffer in the brutal heat.  I would like to shed some poundage and the best way I can think to do that is to go out in the heat and try to practice and play hard and burn the calories. 

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« Reply #3017 on: May 08, 2009, 11:35:18 PM »
I got my 2 new pairs of tennis shoes tonight.  I threw a pair on and they feel pretty nice.  They are very similar to the recent Wilson model that I have worn for the past 2 or more pairs.  These are lighter and feel awfully nice right out of the box.  If these perform well on court I expect I will be back to buy about 7 pairs or so. 

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Re: OSU Buckeye - Journal
« Reply #3018 on: May 09, 2009, 07:07:50 AM »
What brand, what model?

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« Reply #3019 on: May 09, 2009, 03:04:16 PM »
What brand, what model?

I think they are Wilson Topspeed.  They were cheap at $40.  I always buy these $40 ones because they seem to be just as good as any other ones.  Plus, this way I don't feel as bad buying 2 pair at a time or even 7 pairs as I have done before.