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Monday, August 29, 2016
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That talented blogger “The Chubby Chatterbox” is losing weight. I guess he will soon be changing the name of his blog to “The Chatterbox.” He recently published a very funny post on his taking up tennis to get exercise and help in his weight loss. http://www.chubbychatterbox.com/blog/tennis_for_dummies.en
I hate tennis!
It is great exercise and I encourage The Chatterbox to continue…still,
I hate tennis!
I played in the 80’s. I think everyone played in the 80’s. In those day it was difficult finding an empty court. Today I see empty courts all the time. Our townhome association has two courts. I have never seen them used.
I did enjoy playing for a time, and I loved watching the pros. I went to the US Open several times in Flushing, New York. I even had a picture taken with Arthur Ashe, the tennis great whom the main court in Flushing is named after. I have no idea where that photo is today.
I stopped watching tennis when the tennis brats, Connors and McEnroe left the game. I enjoyed their complaining and whining antics. I dislike the “polite rules” of the game. Tennis fans even complain about “grunters,” players who grunt loudly after every shot.
Why do I hate tennis?
1. It is a snotty sport played by snotty country club snots.
2. Dress and style is important. At one time only all white was acceptable. Style should not be important in sports.
3. Opponents cheat. When your very best shot turns into a losing point because your opponent calls “Just out by an inch” when it was clearly in by an inch, it is infuriating.
4. My ex-wife was a human backboard and I could not beat her. Rallies went POW, bloop, POW, bloop, POW, bloop, POW and out. And yes I am misogynist and a poor loser.
5. I never got hurt, but a lot of people I knew ended up getting knee operations and had messed up ligaments…it is not an old person game.
6. People are polite, phony, but polite. In a sport that is one against one, I could not stand having to say “nice shot” when a ball is drilled by you. Do boxers say, “nice punch” when they take one to the chops? I’ll shake hands after a game, but during the game you are my enemy!
7. 8. 9. and 10. My ex-wife loves tennis!