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C Note
San Francisco, California
You want tennis? Oh I'll fuckin' give you some tennis.
Interests: um...ten..nis?
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Granted, it's not as awesome as it should have been. But just the idea of it is amazing. Just the fact that she's talking about herself and taking attention away from JJ is hilarious in and of itself. Also? Coco overhead at 4:25 above. Anyway, "Tell me about playing Jankovic: begins at 6:35 above and continues below. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2013 at Forty Deuce
Bernard Tomic: I mean, this is just such a Bernie way to do things. Andy Murray: He calls him "buddy"! That being said, did no one explain to these poor kids that there is a functional purpose to holding up the umbrella? You're no Mary Poppins. You're not just accessorizing out there. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at Forty Deuce
My tardiness in posting Tuesday Tunes pretty much mirrors my punctuality in real life. Working on both. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at Forty Deuce
That's an interesting point I hadn't thought about before, the fact that the written word can be revisited over and over again as opposed to the spoken word. You're right, that could definitely explain why it has so much more impact sometimes.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2013 on It happens. And it shouldn't. at Forty Deuce
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The funny thing is that nowadays with Twitter (this whole incident was pre-Twitter) it doesn't take much time at all. Thanks for the note.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2013 on It happens. And it shouldn't. at Forty Deuce
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Aw, thanks G. I struggle with the sarcasm issue online (particularly Twitter) every day. It's not easy and I'm sure I've crossed the line into hurtful more than I'd like. But I employ the exact same test as you. Before I tweet I always think, "Would I say this to the person's face?" That's a really good test and I was blown away early on how many tweets I'd trash because my answer was "no".
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2013 on It happens. And it shouldn't. at Forty Deuce
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The entitlement definitely threw me off too. I understand that mentality for ad-driven sites where yes, the author needs readers in order to make a living. In that instance there's more give and take. But I was genuinely shocked that a small subset of readers here had no problems hijacking things and when they were told to stop acted as though I was a fascist. That psychology was so new to me at the time. Thanks for the comment. I think we see this sort of stuff more than we'd like and I just wanted to start a discussion.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2013 on It happens. And it shouldn't. at Forty Deuce
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I think the physicality has so much more to do with it as opposed to the anonymity. People focus on the latter but anonymity exists in real life too. The difference is a punch to the face doesn't exist online. Thanks for the nerdery! Always welcome here.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2013 on It happens. And it shouldn't. at Forty Deuce
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In light of the discussion this week about cyberbullying and Twitter abuse, which resulted in Rebecca Marino and Laura Robson deleting their Twitter accounts (Laura has since reinstated it) I figured I'd post this email exchange I had with Slate's Emily Bazelon a few years ago. Bazelon was working on a project about bullying at the time, the result of which will be released as a book this week. The book is called "Sticks and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2013 at Forty Deuce
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Hey remember those FD Podcasts? Those were really fun and I genuinely miss them if for no other reason than having an excuse to talk to Lexi, Christina, Victoria, and Brodie on a weekly basis and drop F-bombs and play Marry, Boff, Kill and all that fun stuff. So yes, I miss them. I understand other people miss them too. Maybe one day we'll get the band back together but the fact is most of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Forty Deuce
WE HAD THE BETTER ANTHEM I DON'T CARE WHAT THE SCOREBOARD SAYS. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Forty Deuce
VIKA PREVAILS OVER LI NA IN SWEET ‘N SOUR BATTLE Good headline! Very very good headlining. That's just very very clever. I see what you did there. I'll take the three-item combo with extra Orange Chicken and a bottle of Arizona Green Tea with Ginseng, amiright? But I have ten better ones. VIKA WINS, BUT MELBOURNE LOVE LI LONG TIME LI NA FALLS SHORT. BECAUSE SHE'S ASIAN. POTSTICKER? I DON'T EVEN KNOW HER! AZARENKA WINS... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at Forty Deuce
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I skipped the 30 hour flight to Australia this year for a bunch of reasons. I wanted to see if I could do it justice without being on site. I wanted save some cash so I could go to other tournaments. I just could not stomach the idea of paying $15 for a drink at a shitty bar. And I just can't possibly fathom eating one more spicy chili oil dumpling from Dumplings Plus. Ok,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at Forty Deuce
The Australian Open is about one tweet away from a restraining order. #Sharapova into her 17th Grand Slam quarterfinal. #ausopen twitter.com/AustralianOpen… — Australian Open (@AustralianOpen) January 20, 2013 #Sharapova: "I do have the occasional glass of wine, not during the tournament but after." #ausopen twitter.com/AustralianOpen… — Australian Open (@AustralianOpen) January 20, 2013 No shortage of requests for #Sharapova's autograph. #ausopen twitter.com/AustralianOpen… — Australian Open (@AustralianOpen) January 20, 2013 #Sharapova also in demand with the broadcast... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2013 at Forty Deuce
Introducing the Deucies, an award given for stuff I remember. Because even though a lot of crap happens in a Slam and you try to keep track of it all, only a few things really stand out. The Deucies are an award to recognize anything that left an impression on me. Consider it the cream rising to the top. Or the Number Twos that rise to the top of the toilet bowl. Whichever is more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2013 at Forty Deuce
Just wondering. No reason. No reason at all. P.S. -- Hi guys! P.P.S. -- Yeah, we're doing this. No idea what "this" is but we're doing it. Bear with me. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at Forty Deuce
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Just got bogged down with other stuff. Don't worry, I'll keep doing them.
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2011 on FD 2011 Year in Review: February at Forty Deuce
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February always seems like dead month, right? I mean, everyone's still trying to recover from the sleep deprivation of the Aussie Open, and the tournaments are in the Middle East, where we're forced to watch the best tennis players in the world play in front of near-empty stadiums. BUT. There was actually a crazy amount of crazy that happened this past February. I KNOW! I FORGOT TOO! One last look at the Australian Open. This... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2011 at Forty Deuce
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Hey guys. Told you I didn't shut this sucker down. To be honest, between the travelling and Beyond The Baseline, I just haven't had a whole lot of extra time to sit down and write for FD. #humblebrag BUT ANYWAY. Since the year is winding down, now seems as good a time as any to jump back into the comfy confines of the Forty Deuce world and slowly get things going again. I do want... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at Forty Deuce
We're working on the comment issue. Like I said, hope everyone stays patient.
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2011 on Come On Over. It's Nice There, Too. at Forty Deuce
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Introducing Beyond The Baseline, SI.com's relaunched tennis blog. That's where I'm at for now. Come join me. Don't worry. Petko still calls me "Forty". Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2011 at Forty Deuce
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It's pretty much the best title ever.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2011 on Programming Alert: Major Label Debut. at Forty Deuce
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