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« on: August 11, 2006, 10:44:15 AM »
Stats:

Level: 4.5
Age:  30 something
Height:  6' 5" plus
Weight:  3-HUN....not really, that was a nickname of mine back in my heavier drinking College days!
Hand: Righty, 2-hand backhand for returns, developing 1-handed backhand for groundies.
Style:  Doubles almost exclusively.  My style is to do what I gotta do to get to net and finish points!  
Strengths:  forehand, intensity, touch around the net.  Playing on the same team as Scott, Jeffro, and no longer Freebird!
Weakness: 2cnd serve and singles altogether.
Favorite shot:  In the words of P-Mac, "THE DROPPER", volley that is!
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2006, 10:50:44 AM »
I am going to Cincy this Sunday for the final of the Qaulifier and to watch all the pros practice.  Watching them on the  practice courts from within 10-20 feet is the best.  I highly recommend it!  Hopefully I can take a bunch of pix with my new digital camera and have Scottie show me how to post them.

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2006, 12:16:37 PM »
Just send me the photos and I will put them somewhere you can link to.

I wish I was going with you on Sunday but I will be at work.  Watching the pros is awesome, especially up close.  The TV really does no justice for how hard they really hit that ball!
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2006, 12:48:47 PM »
You don't need to go to Cincy to see a pro.  Just stand behind Jeffro sometime (hopefully not after he's had burritos).
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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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2006, 11:53:48 AM »
I apologize big time!  I forgot the digital camera so no pix.  The action was amazing though!  We saw 50+ pros between the practice courts and the qualifying matches.  These dudes are machines and watch the ball through contact religiously.  I got to talk to Ginepri's dad next to the court he was practicing on.

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2006, 11:56:24 AM »
Big match tonight!  Freebird and I against the T4U master and his regular partner!  Are you shakin' Scottie???????

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2006, 12:02:11 PM »
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Big match tonight!  Freebird and I against the T4U master and his regular partner!  Are you shakin' Scottie???????


I predict a tie.
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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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2006, 12:04:01 PM »
The weather predicts rain.  I hope it holds off!

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2006, 11:40:04 AM »
Well, we were able to hit/play for about an hour before the rain hit and Master Scottie was on early.  He was serving and returning well as was his partner.  Freebird and I came out a little flat and they jumped out to a 5-0 lead.  We were up 40-15 in my first service game and then BAM...a couple of good points later...they break me.  Freebird held and then we broke The Notorious VIC to get back to 5-2.  I started serving my 2cnd service game, lost the 1st point, and the rain started to fall.  s**tE!!!  It would have been fun to continue, but alas, the rematch will have to wait...with a new set! ;-()

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2006, 11:45:50 AM »
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Well, we were able to hit/play for about an hour before the rain hit and Master Scottie was on early.  He was serving and returning well as was his partner.  Freebird and I came out a little flat and they jumped out to a 5-0 lead.  We were up 40-15 in my first service game and then BAM...a couple of good points later...they break me.  Freebird held and then we broke The Notorious VIC to get back to 5-2.  I started serving my 2cnd service game, lost the 1st point, and the rain started to fall.  s**tE!!!  It would have been fun to continue, but alas, the rematch will have to wait...with a new set! ;-()


new set indeed.  That way when you win it we will not have to say we lost a set after being up 5-0.  :)

Bummer we finally got all of us out there and we got rained on.  We will get out there again.  I still wanna split up you and Freebird to get you guys to face each other as well.  Always fun and somewhat telling to play your partner.  I cannot remember the last time VIC and I played against each other.
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2006, 11:55:05 AM »
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Well, we were able to hit/play for about an hour before the rain hit and Master Scottie was on early.  He was serving and returning well as was his partner.  Freebird and I came out a little flat and they jumped out to a 5-0 lead.  We were up 40-15 in my first service game and then BAM...a couple of good points later...they break me.  Freebird held and then we broke The Notorious VIC to get back to 5-2.  I started serving my 2cnd service game, lost the 1st point, and the rain started to fall.  s**tE!!!  It would have been fun to continue, but alas, the rematch will have to wait...with a new set! ;-()


new set indeed.  That way when you win it we will not have to say we lost a set after being up 5-0.  :)

Bummer we finally got all of us out there and we got rained on.  We will get out there again.  I still wanna split up you and Freebird to get you guys to face each other as well.  Always fun and somewhat telling to play your partner.  I cannot remember the last time VIC and I played against each other.


I know you don't believe that...and BTW, you shouldn't.

You know I'm down for those matchups!

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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2006, 12:09:37 PM »
I would not be happy if we lost the set, but we were only up a break and it only gave us one chance to serve it out at 2-5 assuming you held to make it 3-5.  If you and Greg have an "on" return game it could of quickly been 4-5 and then we would be facing Greg's serve again.  But I did have every intention of winning that set...  :)
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2006, 12:24:01 PM »
Damn rain, that set could have gotten interesting!  We need to fire up this rematch....soon!  We should try Thursday!

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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2006, 12:43:44 PM »
We still on for tomorrow or has the other team cancelled?
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2006, 01:13:04 PM »
The other team has not cancelled...yet.  Even if they do, we should still cook somethin' up.

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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2006, 01:17:15 PM »
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The other team has not cancelled...yet.  Even if they do, we should still cook somethin' up.


The other team hasn't cancelled yet????  Don't they know WHO they are playing???  :)
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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« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2006, 01:50:28 PM »
If they don;t they will regret not cancelling after VIC lay the smack down.
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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2006, 01:59:38 PM »
Hells Yes!!!!!!!!    :uh:

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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2006, 03:15:52 PM »
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If they don;t they will regret not cancelling after VIC lay the smack down.


Is that the Notorious V.I.C.?
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« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2006, 03:20:59 PM »
yup
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