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The average age of Andy's fans

KarstenBraasch#1
09-05-2004, 08:30 PM
Watch him giving autographs and you will know. :lol:

"Andy, Andy, Andy" *cheep cheep*

TheBoiledEgg
09-05-2004, 08:33 PM
:rolls: :tape:

Havok
09-05-2004, 08:36 PM
Those poor young fans, they shouldn't be tennis fans at all.:tears:

TheBoiledEgg
09-05-2004, 08:46 PM
had Naldo been there the ave age would have gone up by 0.01% ;)

tennischick
09-05-2004, 08:46 PM
Watch him giving autographs and you will know. :lol:

"Andy, Andy, Andy" *cheep cheep*
LMAO!!!! :tape: :lol:

my 11 year old niece thinks he's the greatest. :devil:

Havok
09-05-2004, 08:47 PM
had Naldo been there the ave age would have gone up by 0.01% ;)
Allez cmon.:D

superpinkone37
09-05-2004, 08:48 PM
Watch him giving autographs and you will know. :lol:

"Andy, Andy, Andy" *cheep cheep*

at ANY match, not just andy's, the fans seeking autographs are mostly kids. thats how it always is

Deboogle!.
09-05-2004, 08:50 PM
That's true, at the tournaments I went to, I saw adults mostly taking pictures from further away and giving the kids a chance. it's only fair.

And at least Andy gives autographs. even when he loses. ALWAYS, no matter how tough the match was. More than you can say for a lot of players.

Jennay
09-05-2004, 09:01 PM
Well there are three types of Andy fans according to Fisher - Teenyboppers, Ugly Middle Aged Women, or Gay Males. :rolleyes:

star
09-05-2004, 09:02 PM
It's pretty stupid when anyone over 21 is asking for an autograph, imo.

Autographs are for the kids. And big kids shouldn't be shoving the little ones out of the way either.

I think when you see any player signing autographs after matches, it is usually kids or very young people.

And Tennischick, your 11 year old niece has good taste. :)

heya
09-05-2004, 09:09 PM
You wouldn't see gay boys asking for Agassi's autograph. :haha:

Havok
09-05-2004, 09:14 PM
It's pretty stupid when anyone over 21 is asking for an autograph, imo.

Autographs are for the kids. And big kids shouldn't be shoving the little ones out of the way either.

I think when you see any player signing autographs after matches, it is usually kids or very young people.

And Tennischick, your 11 year old niece has good taste. :)
That means I have 2 years left.:scared: And I don't care I'll still try and get those autographs, those little kids can be such assholes and it's them who push and shove infront of everyone. No mercy I say.;)

Neely
09-05-2004, 09:26 PM
That's true, at the tournaments I went to, I saw adults mostly taking pictures from further away and giving the kids a chance. it's only fair.
that's exactly right, I would feel silly in some way if I went to players getting autographs among little kids who are really desperate for that. :help:
Well, I mean these times are already over for me ;)

lucashg
09-05-2004, 10:14 PM
Well there are three types of Andy fans according to Fisher - Teenyboppers, Ugly Middle Aged Women, or Gay Males. :rolleyes:

Just confirmed my thought of thinking Fish is a stupid dumbass.

I've seen a lot of people of any age cheering for Roddick. It's true that his fans are mostly kids and teen girls - but there's also middled and old-aged people, probably those kids' parents and grandparents.

Chloe le Bopper
09-05-2004, 10:20 PM
And at least Andy gives autographs. even when he loses. ALWAYS, no matter how tough the match was. More than you can say for a lot of players.

Having been to more than half a dozen tournaments, I can tell you all that this is a complete crock of shit.

Chloe le Bopper
09-05-2004, 10:22 PM
that's exactly right, I would feel silly in some way if I went to players getting autographs among little kids who are really desperate for that. :help:
Well, I mean these times are already over for me ;)
I respect that some people like to autograph hunt, but it's true that it's generally children who are let into the front to do it. Myself, I like to get close pictures, but I won't hold kids behind me back.

Chloe le Bopper
09-05-2004, 10:23 PM
That means I have 2 years left.:scared: And I don't care I'll still try and get those autographs, those little kids can be such assholes and it's them who push and shove infront of everyone. No mercy I say.;)
Most of the kids don't even know whose autograph they are getting. Or they are going up there because their parents pushed them too.

I saw a crowd following Taylor Dent around Toronto. One of the kids ran up to his Dad after he got his autograph and the Dad was like "nice son... who was that?" and the kid was like "I dont know!"

Chloe le Bopper
09-05-2004, 10:24 PM
You wouldn't see gay boys asking for Agassi's autograph. :haha:
I love you Heya

tennischick
09-05-2004, 11:02 PM
And Tennischick, your 11 year old niece has good taste. :)
i'm trying to beat it out of her but her skin is thick. we're talking serious Duckfan here. :devil:

heya
09-05-2004, 11:52 PM
If she can swim like a duck, you should chase her away from the duck pond with a stick (you can borrow it from Riley Finn). :devil:

Marc Rosset is Tall
09-06-2004, 08:44 AM
i'm trying to beat it out of her but her skin is thick. we're talking serious Duckfan here. :devil:

Doesn't need beating, needs subtlety that works better.

rassklovn
09-06-2004, 09:07 AM
Watch him giving autographs and you will know. :lol:

"Andy, Andy, Andy" *cheep cheep*

Is that physical or mental age?

sigmagirl91
09-06-2004, 02:12 PM
The average age? 10-11 years of age, so we know why they act the way they do.

WyveN
09-06-2004, 02:15 PM
i'm trying to beat it out of her but her skin is thick. we're talking serious Duckfan here.


I suggest exorcism

Tennis Fool
09-06-2004, 02:17 PM
:lol:

Leo
09-06-2004, 02:20 PM
That means I have 2 years left.:scared: And I don't care I'll still try and get those autographs, those little kids can be such assholes and it's them who push and shove infront of everyone. No mercy I say.;)

Yes! I agree. If I really want an autograph or a close-up pic, I'm going to dive in and get it, no matter who stands in my way. :devil:

Iheartandy&roger
09-06-2004, 02:49 PM
Well I would feel pretty stupid pushing little kids out of the way so I can have an autograph and i'm sure others feel the same way so thats why u see little kids getting the autograph not adults not to say there are no exceptions if I wanted one though..bad enough :devil:

Jogy
09-06-2004, 03:02 PM
*cheep cheep*
haha :haha: :haha: :haha:
that's good!

star
09-06-2004, 03:15 PM
Yes! I agree. If I really want an autograph or a close-up pic, I'm going to dive in and get it, no matter who stands in my way. :devil:

:lol: But I think you are pretty young still, aren't you?

I really don't see many adults asking for autographs and especially not when there are bunches of kids around. I remember watching Martina practice and the little kids would always be crowded around the court wanting autographs. I never saw any adults try to push them out of the way.

*M*
09-06-2004, 03:49 PM
Most of the kids don't even know whose autograph they are getting. Or they are going up there because their parents pushed them too.
True. I was watching Nicolas Massu practicing, and a young girl came up and asked me which one was Massu. She didn't know who he was, but she did know she wanted the gold medal winner's autograph!

*Ljubica*
09-06-2004, 04:09 PM
Having been to more than half a dozen tournaments, I can tell you all that this is a complete crock of shit.

Exactly right - and of course he loses a lot of matches at the tourneys I go too - mostly clay and always in Europe! :p If you want to see a man who never refuses autographs or photos no matter how bad he feels - try a REAL class act like Carlos Moya :)

star
09-06-2004, 04:17 PM
I've seen Roddick lose several times and I've seen him sign after each loss.

I'm sure Carlos Moya is also a wonderful person. :)

True. I was watching Nicolas Massu practicing, and a young girl came up and asked me which one was Massu. She didn't know who he was, but she did know she wanted the gold medal winner's autograph!

I think the ball kids in particular get all the autographs they can! I don't even see their parents pushing them to do it because the ball kids don't have their parents with them at the tournaments.

One time I saw a young girl squealing with excitement that she had gotten a player's signature on her cap, and the other girls were asking who it was, and she sort of paused and said, "I don't know!" And then they all looked at the signature and tried to figure it out. :lol:

I love watching the children at the tournaments. They are so eager. I also like to talk to them to find out what they have been experiencing and what they think of the players. I met Fred Stolle's grandson this way. He was a lot of fun and REALLY talkative!! :)

Marc Rosset is Tall
09-06-2004, 04:19 PM
Max Mirnyi is someone who signs autographs after he loses matches, don't think Max attracts the teeny bopper element.

Havok
09-06-2004, 04:25 PM
Hey some people don't even sign anything when they win. Players who sign when they lose (doesn't have to be every single time) is a good sign and means that they're nice and wanna sign stuff for the fans so they can go back home pleased they got another autograph from a tennis star.:p

*Ljubica*
09-06-2004, 04:26 PM
Max Mirnyi is someone who signs autographs after he loses matches, don't think Max attracts the teeny bopper element.

Yes - Max is always a perfect gentleman and also Tim Henman. And I remember in Hamburg this year seeing Marat spend about 20 minutes signing autographs for kids even though he had just lost a match and it was raining.

Deboogle!.
09-06-2004, 04:28 PM
The other day I watched Sharapova dart past a group of all kinds of little kids holding out their programs and balls. I thought that was really cruel. Andre is also known to not sign after he loses.

James Blake is one who signs EVERY autograph after he loses. Very classy guy. And yea, star, Andy signed autos when I saw him lose as well.

sigmagirl91
09-06-2004, 04:28 PM
Rosie-check your pm.

Eve83
09-06-2004, 04:31 PM
It's pretty stupid when anyone over 21 is asking for an autograph, imo.



Uhhh...thank God, I am not over 21, but just 21 and I am an Andy fan, but this started when I was 19, 18, so basically back then I was a "kid" and I have all the rights to be one of his fans!!!

YES;)

I also like Federer...damn, I am a kid AND an adult, I can´t decide who I am, who am I? I am so lost in my confusion! Help! LOL

Deboogle!.
09-06-2004, 04:41 PM
Eve, you're not a girl not yet a woman.....

sorry, I really just couldn't resist :lol:

Eve83
09-06-2004, 07:12 PM
Eve, you're not a girl not yet a woman.....

sorry, I really just couldn't resist :lol:

Haha...and I love Rock´n´Roll and I am just a slave of myself...hehe...

By the way: Bunk, you may check your PM.

tennischick
09-06-2004, 07:29 PM
Doesn't need beating, needs subtlety that works better.
it was a joke...

altho' i confess to not using subtlety in my criticisms of the Duck. i expect a breakthru any day now. perhaps when she turns 12. :devil:

tennischick
09-06-2004, 07:31 PM
I've seen Roddick lose several times and I've seen him sign after each loss.
that's bec he's a complete media suckup. :o

Havok
09-06-2004, 07:33 PM
Yes because it's the media who ask him for autographs in the stands.:retard:

tennischick
09-06-2004, 07:41 PM
Yes because it's the media who ask him for autographs in the stands.:retard:
that went over your head again didn't it?

(silly me, i forgot the average age of Duckfans) :rolleyes:

my point was that he does it bec the cameras are present. he does most of what he does -- including his choice and positioning of dates -- just bec of the media attention. he's the ONLY player who seeks out the media for interviews -- he never waits to be invited. i've actually heard Mary Carillo comment on this.

Havok
09-06-2004, 07:47 PM
The camera's aren't on his ass all the time after matches. If you notice right after the match is over, the tv goes to commercial:scared: and then it goes back up to the booth where the commentators start talking about the next match. Silly me I thought you watched tennis on tv.

Havok
09-06-2004, 07:47 PM
And if you really want to stand by your last comment TC, then it applies to every single person who gives out autographs.:o

Chloe le Bopper
09-06-2004, 08:03 PM
I will never criticize a player for walking off court without signing. For those who do, that is nice. Those who don't, that is their choice. It doesn't necessarily make them bad people. I merely commented on the blatent lie posted about Roddick... he doesn't always sign when he loses. That's a complete load of horseshit. In fact, I've seen him get escorted off without signing a for a single kid after WINNING a match. However, he doesn't usually do that - this was a special case. And if he did? I really couldn't care less.

I just wish that his fans wouldn't feel the need to LIE in order to prop him up. It's not necessary.

star
09-06-2004, 08:05 PM
that's bec he's a complete media suckup. :o

I refer you to Naldo's comments. You don't see him signing on camera after a loss. At least I haven't seen him on camera signing after a loss. I've seen him live at tournaments signing after losses when the camera wasn't on him.

Chloe le Bopper
09-06-2004, 08:06 PM
Hey some people don't even sign anything when they win. Players who sign when they lose (doesn't have to be every single time) is a good sign and means that they're nice and wanna sign stuff for the fans so they can go back home pleased they got another autograph from a tennis star.:p
I think that it's a nice gesture (and I have no doubt that yes, Roddick has been known to do this on occasion). I don't think any less of the players that don't do it, though. These are highly competitive people who spend the majority of their life hitting a tennis ball. I don't expect them to think like "normal" people and always be considerate of screaming fans.

Chloe le Bopper
09-06-2004, 08:08 PM
The camera's aren't on his ass all the time after matches. If you notice right after the match is over, the tv goes to commercial:scared: and then it goes back up to the booth where the commentators start talking about the next match. Silly me I thought you watched tennis on tv.
Whether I agree with TC or not, there is some fault in your point here... I think that you took TC too literal. She said he did it to media whore and come across as a good little boy, more or less, no? That doesn't necessarily mean that she meant that he does it to be on TV. YOu don't have to be on TV to get good press. You just have to be seen...

tennischick
09-06-2004, 08:09 PM
The camera's aren't on his ass all the time after matches. If you notice right after the match is over, the tv goes to commercial:scared: and then it goes back up to the booth where the commentators start talking about the next match. Silly me I thought you watched tennis on tv.you're right, the camera is not on his ass all the time. (shouldn't that be "tail"?). sadly for him, the deluded Duck ALWAYS assumes that the camera is on him. and when it's not on him, he goes seeking it out. he's rather addicted now that i think of it. :angel:

tennischick
09-06-2004, 08:12 PM
Whether I agree with TC or not, there is some fault in your point here... I think that you took TC too literal. She said he did it to media whore and come across as a good little boy, more or less, no? That doesn't necessarily mean that she meant that he does it to be on TV. YOu don't have to be on TV to get good press. You just have to be seen...
yes i am calling him a media whore. many commentators have implied the same -- they just say it more nicely

star
09-06-2004, 08:18 PM
you're right, the camera is not on his ass all the time. (shouldn't that be "tail"?). sadly for him, the deluded Duck ALWAYS assumes that the camera is on him. and when it's not on him, he goes seeking it out. he's rather addicted now that i think of it. :angel:

Oh my god! That is so incredible. It's like you are right inside Andy's head. :eek:

You are so funny. On the one hand one of the biggest media hounds ever known to tennis is your favorite, and on the other hand you derride Andy because of you imagine that he is a media hound. That's sort of amusing.

I don't see it that way, but the truth is that neither of us is close to Andy and neither of us knows what he really thinks. You make assumptions based on your perceptions, and I make assumptions based on my perceptions. I'm more comfortable trusting my own perceptions.

tennischick
09-06-2004, 08:20 PM
Oh my god! That is so incredible. It's like you are right inside Andy's head. :eek:
i work in media. i know a whore when i see one. :wavey:

star
09-06-2004, 08:24 PM
And ***newsflash*** Andy is "seen" all the time. So if he is acting like a good guy merely because he is seen and somebody might report it, that's ok with me. I can't get inside somebody's mind like Rebecca and Tennischick. I don't know what they are actually thinking. So if someone is behaving like a good guy and doing good things, I just take it at face value.

I could say that Andre's charities are because he want's to have a good "image" (remember he was the original "image is everything" kid), but I don't. Becuase I don't really care if that is his motive. I will never know his motive. I just know that he has done something good for some children in Las Vegas who needed it. I don't care for Andre, but I'm not a person who has to think that every single thing that someone does is necessarily bad just because I don't care for them.

However, I have no doubt that Andy's early start in funding charitable causes is only because he is a media hound or something that I can't possibly fathom because I can't read minds like the more talented posters on this board.

star
09-06-2004, 08:28 PM
i work in media. i know a whore when i see one. :wavey:



Yeah. Well, I'm pretty experienced, and I know bullshit when I see it. :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
09-06-2004, 09:11 PM
I can't get inside somebody's mind like Rebecca and Tennischick. I don't know what they are actually thinking. So if someone is behaving like a good guy and doing good things, I just take it at face value.


You're also illiterate, apparently, if you think there is any need to group TC and I together. I merely tried to clarify her point to Naldo because I thought that he missed it (I should probably have left that to her, but I like to pick on Naldo :kiss: ). The rest of my posts have made it very clear what my opinion on different things are, and none of them had anything to do with what TC was talking about. Keep the fuck up if you want to insult me, thank you very much.

Chloe le Bopper
09-06-2004, 09:18 PM
Yeah. Well, I'm pretty experienced, and I know bullshit when I see it. :wavey:

Apparently you aren't very good at spotting your own, seeing as this has never stopped you from spewing your own self righteous bullshit all over the board.

This is not the first thread in which "bright star" has snarked at me without showing any comprehension of my posts whatsoever. If you want to have me on ignore and not bother to read the conversation, that is great. I think you have zero to offer to this board anyways, and you could do us all a big favour by not bothering in general. But if oyu are going to read my parts of the conversation and insult me for them, make a point of reading ALL of them. It might save you from looking like an ignorant shrew.

tangerine_dream
09-06-2004, 09:56 PM
If you want to see a man who never refuses autographs or photos no matter how bad he feels - try a REAL class act like Carlos Moya :)

I love Carlos Moya and I agree that he's a class act but Carlos wasn't too classy that day when he blew by all those kids with outstretched arms seeking his autograph when Roddick beat him in Miami earlier this year.

And the moral of the story is: not every player *always* stops to sign autographs, win or lose. And players are not evil beings if, once in a while, they decide not to stop to sign autographs.

End of pointless thread. Next.

andyroxmysox12191
09-06-2004, 10:06 PM
WHY is this thread even going on?
we already know that someone is gonna disagree with SOMETHING so why start it in the first place?
don't really find a point in it but hey, that's just me......

Chloe le Bopper
09-06-2004, 10:10 PM
I love Carlos Moya and I agree that he's a class act but Carlos wasn't too classy that day when he blew by all those kids with outstretched arms seeking his autograph when Roddick beat him in Miami earlier this year.

And the moral of the story is: not every player *always* stops to sign autographs, win or lose. And players are not evil beings if, once in a while, they decide not to stop to sign autographs.


I... have to agree with the Tangy one.

Havok
09-06-2004, 10:15 PM
I think that it's a nice gesture (and I have no doubt that yes, Roddick has been known to do this on occasion). I don't think any less of the players that don't do it, though. These are highly competitive people who spend the majority of their life hitting a tennis ball. I don't expect them to think like "normal" people and always be considerate of screaming fans.
Oh no doubt and neither do I. You don't know what the players have gone through that day, if they really do need to get off the court right away, or just that day they didn't sign any autographs at all. It's pretty tough to he hounded for signiatures all the time so I can see why sometimes they don't do it and I don't think any less to them. Now on the other hand if there's one player who consistently is an ass and doesn't sign for nobody, then that's where I lose some respect, but I haven't heard of anyone like this yet though.

Chloe le Bopper
09-06-2004, 10:23 PM
Oh no doubt and neither do I. You don't know what the players have gone through that day, if they really do need to get off the court right away, or just that day they didn't sign any autographs at all. It's pretty tough to he hounded for signiatures all the time so I can see why sometimes they don't do it and I don't think any less to them. Now on the other hand if there's one player who consistently is an ass and doesn't sign for nobody, then that's where I lose some respect, but I haven't heard of anyone like this yet though.
Right. I suppose that a consistent ass might bother me ;)

This conversation reminds me of when I was at the USO this past week :devil: I walked by court 4 as Gilbert and some dude were playing a touch game with Roddick and some dude, and at the end of it there were people everywhere screaming "Andy! Andy!" He took some time to sign for a lot of people, but like, you can't stand out there all day for people. He has to eat too. I turned to some random chick behind me and was "it must suck to be him sometimes". Maybe he likes that attention, what do I know. I would have to think that it would be a little too much at times.

andyroxmysox12191
09-06-2004, 10:25 PM
:eek: you......you agree with tangy rebecca??????? wow........*walks around the house in a daze*

oh and btw i agree with yours and nAldo's last comments. saves me the trouble of typing what i wanted to say but didnt know if i should. hope that makes sense :-/

Layla
09-06-2004, 10:28 PM
I... have to agree with the Tangy one.

:eek: My pigs are sprouting wings.

It helps that you're both right.

Chloe le Bopper
09-06-2004, 10:29 PM
:eek: you......you agree with tangy rebecca??????? wow........*walks around the house in a daze*

oh and btw i agree with yours and nAldo's last comments. saves me the trouble of typing what i wanted to say but didnt know if i should. hope that makes sense :-/
Just because I think that 99% of her posts are garbage doesn't mean that I won't stand correct on my prior assumption that she is unable of constructing a decent point ;)

andyroxmysox12191
09-06-2004, 10:38 PM
:lol:

LiZpHaIr
09-06-2004, 11:05 PM
B00M!

Fee
09-06-2004, 11:05 PM
Can we all just get along now please? :kiss: :hug: We might have a happy Christmas after all...

tennischick
09-07-2004, 12:49 AM
Yeah. Well, I'm pretty experienced, and I know bullshit when I see it. :wavey:
been looking in the mirror a LOT lately huh? :devil:

for the life of me i do not understand why you (or any other Duckfan) would think that it would upset me if you criticise Agassi (or any other of my faves). for the record, i am neither his wife, sister, nor fuckmate so not a damn thing you say about him has any power to affect me emotionally. so fire away asshole -- you won't find me defending a tennis player who doesn't even know of my existence! :rolleyes:

tennischick
09-07-2004, 12:56 AM
Right. I suppose that a consistent ass might bother me ;)

This conversation reminds me of when I was at the USO this past week :devil: I walked by court 4 as Gilbert and some dude were playing a touch game with Roddick and some dude, and at the end of it there were people everywhere screaming "Andy! Andy!" He took some time to sign for a lot of people, but like, you can't stand out there all day for people. He has to eat too. I turned to some random chick behind me and was "it must suck to be him sometimes". Maybe he likes that attention, what do I know. I would have to think that it would be a little too much at times.
trust me -- he loves the attention.