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post #136 of 260 (permalink) Old 02-28-2006, 04:34 PM
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All hail Queen deb. I still have to write my email to that guy. I've been wasting too much time over at the tennis-x boards.

And deeeeeebbbbb. I'm so sad to see the CuteMax thread moved out of here. We need to put something in its place.

How about a FatJohn thread?

Or maybe a cute JC thread?

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How about a CUTE Dean thread?!?!

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Tangy you need to quit the tennix-s boards like a drug - cold turkey.

Sowwy, it was time to move it, since not much new will really be added We already have JC pics in that thread, though

FatJohn thread Not as heart-warming, but I suppose funnier

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I could start the Horia thread, but we would be devoid of pictures most of the time.

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Re: The "rant here until Andy's next tournament" thread

I wrote Ron Kantowski too. Here's what I wrote and what he replied.
Dear Mr. Kantowski,
I would like to say that I read your article about Andy Roddick. I'm appalled at the way you portray Andy. He has done more for American tennis than any other player since Sampras and Agassi. You have no idea that amount of time spent traveling, which he has done the last month. He was sick the week of Davis Cup in Southern California, then flew to San Jose, lastly to Memphis. That's a long way to travel, but then again, you have probably never played professional athletics, so you have no idea. Do you even play tennis? Earlier this year I was planning on coming to your tournament since it is held close to where I live. I can guarantee you that I will never come to the Las Vegas tournament as long as the mayor and you are involved in the city. Who do you think you are? For all I care the ATP should file a suit against you. You just lost your tournament one more customer.

Jenny
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I applaud you for being a loyal Andy Roddick fan.

Had he shown up here, signed a few autographs and at least tried to play before withdrawing, I would be the first to applaud him. But he didn't, and now a lot of fans who paid good money for tickets just to see him play are disappointed.

Thanks for reading and writing.

Ron Kantowski

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Jenny:

I applaud you for being a loyal Andy Roddick fan.

Had he shown up here, signed a few autographs and at least tried to play before withdrawing, I would be the first to applaud him. But he didn't, and now a lot of fans who paid good money for tickets just to see him play are disappointed.

Thanks for reading and writing.

Ron Kantowski
Wouldn't that have increased the fatique level? why travel the distance only to have to travel back home again, wat the hell is this guy? is he being paid to wind people up, oh my god....
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This guy obviously knows nothing about how it works - that these guys pull out of tourneys all the time and aren't expected to show up. He's a general sports writer and clearly doesn't understand how tennis is different from the normal team sports he covers.

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I wrote Ron Kantowski too. Here's what I wrote and what he replied.
Dear Mr. Kantowski,
I would like to say that I read your article about Andy Roddick. I'm appalled at the way you portray Andy. He has done more for American tennis than any other player since Sampras and Agassi. You have no idea that amount of time spent traveling, which he has done the last month. He was sick the week of Davis Cup in Southern California, then flew to San Jose, lastly to Memphis. That's a long way to travel, but then again, you have probably never played professional athletics, so you have no idea. Do you even play tennis? Earlier this year I was planning on coming to your tournament since it is held close to where I live. I can guarantee you that I will never come to the Las Vegas tournament as long as the mayor and you are involved in the city. Who do you think you are? For all I care the ATP should file a suit against you. You just lost your tournament one more customer.

Jenny
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Jenny:

I applaud you for being a loyal Andy Roddick fan.

Had he shown up here, signed a few autographs and at least tried to play before withdrawing, I would be the first to applaud him. But he didn't, and now a lot of fans who paid good money for tickets just to see him play are disappointed.

Thanks for reading and writing.

Ron Kantowski
ewwww!
his little response there is just as bad as the article.

*in mocking voice*
"thanks for reading and writing."
shut up.
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I agree with Deb, he's definately a general sports writer. I doubt he's ever played competitive sports at all.

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He's obviously a general sports writer - we don't even have to guess - look at other stuff he's written on the site and it's all UNLV stuff and the like. Tennis is different and he obviously doesn't get it.

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Getting tickets to a tennis tournament doesn't guarantee you will see your favourite player. You can get the finals' tickets for RG but you wouldn't know who will be playing until the last minute. Ron is stupid, of course. Real tennis fans know they take a chance when buying tennis matches tickets. Tennis is a knock out sport, you buy slots for the day/ part of the day but it doesn't guarantee which players will be there. What a moron.
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LOL. I wonder how many letters this guy got? AR.com went berserk on him too and smucav had to close the thread.

Here's his response to my e-mail: (at least he was far more cordial than that Harvey jerk)
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Thanks for the note. We'll have to agree to disagree on this one.

It would appear to me that Andy Roddick should have planned his
schedule a little better, then maybe he wouldn't be so tired.

You are right -- I am not a huge tennis fan. But I am a fan of people
who plunk down a lot of money for tickets, thinking that certain
players are going to play. In that this is a first-time event and Las Vegas has a dubious reputation for supporting live pro sports, Roddick's presence
-- and yes, Andre Agassi's (I did two columns on him not playing here)
-- would have helped make it a success.

I understand that this is a common occurrence in tennis -- players
pulling out of events at short notice. But it would have been cool if
Roddick had at least shown up, signed a few autographs and TRIED to
play before withdrawing.

Had that happened, I would have been the first one singing his praises.

Thanks for reading and writing.

PS: A tournament official told me that Roddick was rated No. 4. I will
take responsilbility for taking him at his word.

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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what is- rated #4?

...i get the point it just sounds funny
and i like to mock this fool,
because while i have a lot to say, the idea of typing it all out for someone not even worth my brain cells-oh gawd
this is better left to people better than I.
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There aint' any tickets printed "Andy Roddick will play tonight".
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