Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Northern California.
Re: Jan Michael Gambill
Well, it does save you a few pennies.
I had a press pass for Superset last year and JMG nearly fell over when he looked up and saw me there. I had a photo pass for Indian Wells this year, which was great fun, but incredibly distracting during JanMike's match against Roddick (I still have no real idea what happened in that match, need to watch the tape some day). It's kind of cool to go to the player interviews after their matches and everything, but it was too much work for me to try to keep track of all the action at IW, try to figure out which courts to go and photograph, and so on, so I don't think I'll be doing it anymore. I kind of decided to go to LA at the last minute in July, but I still managed to get my tickets covered. The most fun I've had at tournaments were the ones that I volunteered for, so you should definitely look in to doing that. That's how I met Andy back in 2002, and that led (indirectly) to meeting JMG, and then Graydon. The people you work with are usually pretty cool too.
Best twitter posts of the epic match:
@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.
@Wimbledon - FYI, with @Wimbledon live scoring devices, please add 50 to the games in the fifth set of the Isner v Mahut match.
@HolterMedia - Nice to see that a three-day test has come to tennis here @wimbledon.
Andy wearring Crocs, courtesy of Smitty8
Last edited by Fee; 12-02-2004 at 06:30 AM.