I have just registered as GRAF_SAMPRAS1 with this forum, which I always thought from previous visits was a wonderful one.
Particularlly because it also provides "nontennis" topics - which are natural functions of the world of the internet and communication between people,
I was GRAF_SAMPRAS in ESPN;'s message board - but apparently i was banned, like some others with rather political views of a certain bent -- i.e. - decidedly against wars such as those by a certain emperor that just got a dressing down in a certain election , to the world's apparent relief (which goes to show I and many others in this world are NOT in the minority in that regard).
i want to try and see if this message board is more open about such things - having provided a forum AMONG tennis fans , to also express other views on other subjects not entirely related to tennis ONLY.
after all -- where is there a RULE that a TENNIS FAN -- such as myself and many others can not be THINKING about world affairs of which tennis is but an ESCAPE from? hehe!
I think i have at some point or other mentioned to others in ESPN or another message board i used to go to before it somehow "disappeared" and wasn't quite the same afterwards (but i hope it gets back the "old folks") - that the www.tennis4you.com
forum is one very good one.
so I am following my own advice!
as it is -- i choose the name above so people have an idea where i come from in terms of my tennis "bias".
which means of course -- i think that pete sampras is DA BEST.