I have to spread the love around a bit before I can rep you again Deb. Well said.
I still don't get the Blake hate. He's one of the nicest guys on tour with a clean record but some idiots will still find a way to trash him. Unless you're JesusFed who is perfect and can do no wrong (even when you DO say or do something wrong) nobody gets a pass in GM.
Originally Posted by Debstah
Literally, one person said that they wouldn't respect me or anything I say because I like Andy. I mean, you cannot be serious.
People who have the mindset of a 12 year old are not to be taken too seriously.
Probably 95% of the Andy-related threads on GM are started by people who hate him.
Absolutely. The only threads I start about Andy are score/results threads but if I want to discuss his game or anything like that, then I'd say that his forum here is the only place to have an adult conversation about it without idiots slinging mud at him or starting false rumors about him, like Tennis Fool or tennischick do all the time.
Regarding James, I know some people don't think his nice guy thing is real. They think he's actually a jerk and is just acting or something.
That cracks me up. Why is James' good guy act "fake" but Roger's act is not? He was just as tempermental as a junior as James was. Again, it's all double standards in GM. I've heard and read absolutely nothing negative about James in the past few years so why anyone would think he's faking is paranoid and stupid.
Some of these people are ridiculously judgmental, too. They see a guy once and assume by that encounter whether he's nice or not.. I mean, people are moody, it's our nature, you're going to see people when they're not always having a good day. It doesn't mean they're not good people. For example, there was one particular person on GM who said she hated Andy b/c of one particular encounter right after he lost one particular match. Gilbert would later write that that match in particular upset Andy much more than usual - so of course he was in a horrific mood .
Oh my, god forbid a human should display human tendencies and react like a normal human being
These people are athletes who make their living winning matches, they are not Hollywood celebrities who's sole job is to smile vapidly at movie premieres and talk about the latest shoe trends on the red carpet.