Guideline to stay as Paulo fan/supporter:
#1 Make sure you're in a good health condition when you're about to watch Paulo's match or following live SB. Live matches can damage your health further than you originally thought!
#2 If you're watching a live coverage on TV, switch to live SB whenever the match is too tight. Paulo wants you to stay ALIVE after the match. Secret: If you suspect a bad loss, don't watch the end of the match. Just turn it off!
#3 It is advised that you stay out of other part of MTF during the match or after his loss.
#4 In case of a bad loss, find at least one positivity from the match. It might be something as silly as "He's hotter than the last time I saw him!" or "That ugly shirt does look good on him!"
#5 In case of a HORRIBLE loss (eg. losing after a tremendous lead and/or having MP(s))... It is strongly advised that you stay out of any part of the internet world, but here GM is prohibited for a few days after the match!!
#7 Recall your Paulo's great memory:
- You may take a look at a tape of his winning matches, for example; vs Canas in Montreal...
- You may read some of a beautiful quotes from Paulo.
- Shirtless pictures (or even shortless picture
) work too
And you'll find a way back from there
#8 Avoid using smileys such as
or anything with tears. Won't make things any better.
is suggested instead of those drama queen smileys.
#9 Recall the (far) worse memories like DC 2002, Coria in Monteal, etc. Just think to yourself, what a journey it has been. Appreciate
his effort. What he does is extraordinary. It's important to remember that. You know how easy it is to give up, but he doesn't! How cool is that?!!
#10 If he loses a match, blame it on everything you can think of!
1) His opponent is too good.
2) The freakin' wind/rain
3) Mismatched clothes
or new shoes?
4) Court surface. (Too fast/too slow)
5) The ball. (Too round?)
6) The coach(es). (Where the heck are they?
7) Simply just isn't his day.
8) God sucks or he's late for work.
9) He has something on his mind. Just isn't there.
10) Pure (bad) luck, this loss.
#11 Think of something positive and POST it. It helps.
#12 Take a break. The sun will come up tomorrow. Tomorrow is another day
#13 Enjoy your other favorites' wins as much as possible
Come back here with a smile.
Thank you for reading and I hope you'll stay perfectly healthy after following this guideline.
And remember, it takes a lot of courage to even think of supporting him
It takes a special person so thank you on behave of one of his long-time fans.