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Wow! Jim McIngvale begs Roger!!!

Is this true? Saw it on the tennis week board

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PMac and Drysedale were talking about Jim McIngvale calling ESPN and asking the aforementioned commentators to ask Roger Federer to play the Houston Clay Court Championships. Of course Drysedale obliged him and asked Mirka, Roger's PR rep and girlfriend, and she said it is a bit late for Roger to change his schedule.

Drysedale did mention how the foreign players in last year's Masters' Cup were displeased with Mattress Mac's pro-American bias. That could be a reason that Roger would refuse.

Of course McIngvale understands that Agassi and Roddick may not be enough to sell tickets in the long run for his tournament. So he realizes he should ask Roger because he is #1 in the world. Literally speaking, he did not ask him. He asked PMac and Drysedale to do the work for him. Does he think this is going to work? He should apologize for his antics last year to all the players, and be man enough to ask Roger directly. Then he may be more successful in getting Roger to Houston.
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Re: Wow! Jim McIngvale begs Roger!!!

Is this the same biased prick that kept throwing his cap away when the AMERICANS were losing? If it is, stay away from him, Roger!

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Re: Wow! Jim McIngvale begs Roger!!!

Americans like Mattress Mac are just the laughing stock for the rest of the world@-@.
*I remember watching the TMC Final while I was in Japan last year & at the trophy presentation all the telecast would show was Mac praising Agassi as he received his runner-up crystal vase..

Americans just can't handle it when they're not Top Dog^^ the "superiority complex" thing tarnishes any big event held in America.
-->> Same thing happened in US Golf Tour last year when they decided Tiger was the Player of the Year for 03 again, despite Vijay Singh making more prizemoney, a better record in the Majors, more Top 10's etc...
*#* The funniest thing is how they call their Baseball Competition (only American teams & 1or 2 Canadian) the "WORLD SERIES"``~ the only country on earth that would have the ignorant arrogance to proclaim a primarily domestic competition as being somehow Global??!!??
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Yea. I heard this. Cliff was talking about that during Federer's-Agassi's match today! He himself seemed irrated to with Mac!

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Re: Wow! Jim McIngvale begs Roger!!!

I hear this could be an Aprils Fools Day PR stunt, that got leaked to the media early.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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*#* The funniest thing is how they call their Baseball Competition (only American teams & 1or 2 Canadian) the "WORLD SERIES"``~ the only country on earth that would have the ignorant arrogance to proclaim a primarily domestic competition as being somehow Global??!!??
didnt america lose in the olympic baseball qualyfying? lol
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didnt america lose in the olympic baseball qualyfying? lol
Yes, they did.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Mac should be man enough to talk to Roger after all he was man enough to yell at Roger when Roger expressed his little disdain for the Cup vs. other Cups. I would love for JC to show up. I hope its not too late for him to enter.
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Not practical Dirk, but funny while they are it, they should try and get Nalbandian and Schuettler as well.

I don't think Big Jim has the testicular fortitude to ask Roger himself.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Imagine if Roger did play it. Would he really want to see Roger kill the weak field in straight sets? Maybe he knows now that Roger is big and people in USA are really loving him and he wants to use him to pull in the crowds. Roger is very nice and approachable. Had Mac expressed some of his comments to Roger at the Cup without yelling at him then maybe just maybe he wouldn't be scared but clearly he is embarrassed by his behavior there.
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Re: Wow! Jim McIngvale begs Roger!!!

I think Mac is just upset that Andre isn't playing this year's tournament and Andy will be the only big name playing there.

It wouldn't make sense for Roger to play this tournament anyway. Why would he play Davis Cup, fly back to North America for a relatively minor event and then fly back out to Europe to play Monte-Carlo?

I was very amused by this though. When Cliff made his comment about Mac wanting Roger to play I was like "Haha, yeah right!"
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Re: Re: Wow! Jim McIngvale begs Roger!!!

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Americans like Mattress Mac are just the laughing stock for the rest of the world

guess it's a good thing there's only one of him, then. Every time I see him in one of his obnoxious commercials on tv (which is about every 10 minutes ) I think of all you guys on this board. He is a unique character that is for sure.

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Re: Wow! Jim McIngvale begs Roger!!!

I think that he already had a tournament plan that week. He need to play in a stronger field for better practise on clay. Honestly,I think that Andy should too.
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I had heard thru the grapevine that McIngvale berated Roger for nearly 10 minutes before his match against Agassi, and he nearly had poor Rogi in tears.
To then ask Roger to rearrange his schedule at the last minute to play at his tournament- that's chutzpah!
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didnt america lose in the olympic baseball qualyfying? lol
It's the beginning of the end for the US of A.
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