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What is with all the jinx crap?

Johnny Groove
01-24-2008, 01:51 AM
Everywhere I seem to go, I am reading some bullshit about jinxes :rolleyes:

Linda, I love you, but this gloom and doom about a potential matchup with Simon and the clown brigade known as Rafa's draw was a bit unnecessary :shrug:

Also, the gamblers, vbettors, and many other places as well.

People, this is a message board. The things we type on here have ZERO to do with how X match plays out between player Y and Z.


That is all.

Marek.
01-24-2008, 02:00 AM
I know some people do it so that if the loss does occur it is easier to get over it and if they win then it feels better. This only really makes sense if the opponent is decent enough to take them out though.

Gamblers are just paranoid about their money but I always get a good laugh from their posts. :lol:

Kitty de Sade
01-24-2008, 02:20 AM
None of it is meant to be taken literally, is it? It's not like any amount of debate will influence an outcome over which you have no control. Don't people just kind of blow off steam on messageboards in between matches? :shrug:

You are not your normal cheery self with this post, Jonathan. That's no bueno.

Merton
01-24-2008, 02:46 AM
It is just crap.

cmurray
01-24-2008, 02:55 AM
Maybe it would help you to look at it as poking fun. I know I post the "good bye Rafa" as a tongue-in-cheek response to the "Nadal has a horrible game and no talent whatsoever" drones.

Completely harmless stuff.

Henry Chinaski
01-24-2008, 03:09 AM
gsm nadal

Johnny Groove
01-24-2008, 03:53 AM
I just think its stupid and a waste of time and/or effort.

Say what you mean all the time and dont say something because you think it will jinx a player you dont like :rolleyes:

My two cents.

~*BGT*~
01-24-2008, 04:18 AM
That reminds me of what happened to one of my classmates: as an excuse for arriving late to orchestra rehearsal, he told our director that his aunt had gotten in a car accident. Of course, you know what happened next: in the middle of rehearsal, he got a text saying his aunt had gotten seriously injured in a car accident. :rolleyes: He then blamed himself for causing the accident. double :rolleyes:

Marek.
01-24-2008, 04:26 AM
^That's karma for you. I don't believe in jinxing but I do have some belief in karma.

JediFed
01-24-2008, 05:17 AM
Nadal will triple bagal Tsonga 6-3 6-3 6-3. :devil:

Mimi
01-24-2008, 05:24 AM
yes i especially don't understand some fedtards, saying the AO is for nadal to lose from the beginning when he cleary was/is not in good form :rolleyes:, i don't think roger needs these anti-jinx, he is sure to win, i wonder whether why some of his fans are so lack of confidence :rolleyes:

betowiec
01-24-2008, 05:45 AM
thanks for trying

JediFed
01-24-2008, 05:52 AM
Blaze, don't take it so seriously. It's all in good sport.

Cheer up. Your man's a whisker from his greatest performance ever.

trixtah
01-24-2008, 06:41 AM
Blaze, don't take it so seriously. It's all in good sport.

Cheer up. Your man's a whisker from his greatest performance ever.

yeah...it's just a message board. Coming to MTF with the intention of having a serious debate with 90% of posters is like arguing politics with Republicans or talking about the Chinese government with those of Chinese descent--they simply don't know what they're talking about. All in good fun. If you didn't believe in the jinxes, then you wouldn't be making this thread, now would you?

RonE
01-24-2008, 07:12 AM
Everywhere I seem to go, I am reading some bullshit about jinxes :rolleyes:

Linda, I love you, but this gloom and doom about a potential matchup with Simon and the clown brigade known as Rafa's draw was a bit unnecessary :shrug:

Also, the gamblers, vbettors, and many other places as well.

People, this is a message board. The things we type on here have ZERO to do with how X match plays out between player Y and Z.


That is all.

Print this out and put it on a poster in huge bolded letters :worship:

This post should be a sticky.

krystlel
01-24-2008, 07:14 AM
I also think it's annoying.

l_mac
01-24-2008, 07:49 AM
Everywhere I seem to go, I am reading some bullshit about jinxes :rolleyes:

Linda, I love you, but this gloom and doom about a potential matchup with Simon and the clown brigade known as Rafa's draw was a bit unnecessary :shrug:

Also, the gamblers, vbettors, and many other places as well.

People, this is a message board. The things we type on here have ZERO to do with how X match plays out between player Y and Z.

That is all.

OMG, are you kidding!!!!!!!! You mean I can't sad smilie Nadal all the way to the title? :rolleyes:

This is the second time this week someone has told me how I should be posting on this forum :) Nothing encourages me to maintain the status-quo more.

Maybe it would help you to look at it as poking fun. I know I post the "good bye Rafa" as a tongue-in-cheek response to the "Nadal has a horrible game and no talent whatsoever" drones.


I'm concerned this wasn't more obvious.

Benny_Maths
01-24-2008, 08:27 AM
Don't some people here bet on their favourite player's opponent winning to jinx the other player?:D

Johnny Groove
01-24-2008, 12:12 PM
OMG, are you kidding!!!!!!!! You mean I can't sad smilie Nadal all the way to the title? :rolleyes:

This is the second time this week someone has told me how I should be posting on this forum :) Nothing encourages me to maintain the status-quo more.



I'm concerned this wasn't more obvious.

:rolleyes:

I'm not telling you how to post here, I'm just commenting on how you post. That's why its my 2 cents, not worth much, take it or leave it.

Don't some people here bet on their favourite player's opponent winning to jinx the other player?:D

Yeah, which is the stupidest thing here. If its vcash, who gives a crap, but if its real money, then :retard:

Beforehand
01-24-2008, 12:14 PM
Jonathan, you burst the bubble and cost Nadal the match today.

Johnny Groove
01-24-2008, 12:15 PM
Jonathan, you burst the bubble and cost Nadal the match today.

I'm sure I did.

It had nothing to do with Tsonga's fantastic play and Nadal's short shots and lack of gameplan

Beforehand
01-24-2008, 12:16 PM
:angel: Those things may have had a little bit to do with it, but I'm sure you did the heavy lifting.

Davydenkon
01-24-2008, 12:18 PM
I noticed that non-Christians believe in luck and superstition. Christianity will help you stop believing in luck and superstition.

Luck and superstition are for savages.

Beforehand
01-24-2008, 12:19 PM
:lol: Thanks.

cardio
01-24-2008, 12:37 PM
Don't some people here bet on their favourite player's opponent winning to jinx the other player?:D
I used to do it for similar reasons. I calculated : if my favourite player will win, I can afford to lose some reasonable amount of cash, I`ll be happy anyway. If my favourite will lose, then I will get at least some consolation prize - money. In Tsonga case I broke my own rules, put all on him because I like his style lot more than Nadal`s and I really did not see him losing if he plays like against Youzhnyi. Glad I was right and betting sites are sometimes so stupid (fortunately!). They watch at players ranking and they often have not a clue how well lower ranked player is playing.

The Pro
01-24-2008, 01:27 PM
The best thing is to avoide superstitions compltely. I never indulge them.

Look at poor Rafa, sips this bottle, sips that bottle, avoids the tramlines, doesn't shave, pulls his socks, pulls his ass, etc etc. He's a bundle of superstitions. I'm sure they focus his mind in a way, but it's got to be tiring.

The more you indulge them, the worse they get. I don't walk under ladders though, that's just asking for it. :eek:

Burrow
01-24-2008, 02:25 PM
Everywhere I seem to go, I am reading some bullshit about jinxes :rolleyes:

Linda, I love you, but this gloom and doom about a potential matchup with Simon and the clown brigade known as Rafa's draw was a bit unnecessary :shrug:

Also, the gamblers, vbettors, and many other places as well.

People, this is a message board. The things we type on here have ZERO to do with how X match plays out between player Y and Z.


That is all.

We can take three things from this.

1.He likes granny's. :spit:

2.He isn't gay. :eek: (well, maybe he is bi)

3.His life and circle of friends are held over the internet. ;)

Blaze2004 all I have to say to you is, and I will use one of your lines, that you seem to enjoy using on a very regular basis.

"Cry me a fucking river"

MatchFederer
01-24-2008, 02:58 PM
*laughs at this thread and all the posts in it*

l_mac
01-24-2008, 03:08 PM
:rolleyes:

I'm not telling you how to post here, I'm just commenting on how you post. That's why its my 2 cents, not worth much, take it or leave it.



Leave it. But thanks anyway.

MatchFederer
01-24-2008, 03:10 PM
:boxing: ... Blaze, are you merely venting your frustration due to the crushing earlier loss for Nadal? Or would have you brought this up anyway?

l_mac
01-24-2008, 03:11 PM
:boxing: ... Blaze, are you merely venting your frustration due to the crushing earlier loss for Nadal? Or would have you brought this up anyway?

He posted this before Rafa's latest thrashing.

tennizen
01-24-2008, 03:13 PM
^^ He posted it way before the match so atleast the first possibility is ruled out

MatchFederer
01-24-2008, 03:20 PM
Fair, fair...

FitDave
01-24-2008, 03:29 PM
GSM Federer:retard:

Johnny Groove
01-24-2008, 04:30 PM
We can take three things from this.

1.He likes granny's. :spit:

2.He isn't gay. :eek: (well, maybe he is bi)

3.His life and circle of friends are held over the internet. ;)

Blaze2004 all I have to say to you is, and I will use one of your lines, that you seem to enjoy using on a very regular basis.

"Cry me a fucking river"

:rolleyes:

You seem to care about me alot more than i care about you.