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xan
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:27 PM
The jinx is a well-known tennis phenomenon.

Unfortunately some well-meaning posters have applied it to Maria over the past few weeks with posts like....

"Maria has an easy draw at Roland Garros."

"Maria has Birmingham won already..."

These sort of posts regarding ANY player often seem to lead to downfall.

So please. Don't claim victory until Masha is holding the trophy. Okay.

TeaMMashA
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:40 PM
I betted with my friend that Maria would win 04 Wimbledon though ;)

myxomatosis
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:40 PM
I don't believe "jinxing" exists.
I think sometimes people just get a little over-confident and declare certain outcomes prematurely. Maria would have lost Birmingham ragardless of what some people on a message board proclaimed.

(I'm not terribly superstitious in general ;) )

johnoo
Jun 18th, 2006, 01:29 PM
The jinx is a well-known tennis phenomenon.

Unfortunately some well-meaning posters have applied it to Maria over the past few weeks with posts like....

"Maria has an easy draw at Roland Garros."

"Maria has Birmingham won already..."

These sort of posts regarding ANY player often seem to lead to downfall.

So please. Don't claim victory until Masha is holding the trophy. Okay.
and who wrote these comments?noboby in maria's board I think,thats just general posters in gm board wishing to jinx her.

Maria Croft
Jun 18th, 2006, 01:44 PM
wow, that's one of the biggest bs topics I have ever read in my life, if only it would be as easy as not jinxing Maria for her to win, imagine someone having the power to make Maria lose simply by saying she would win, how simple life would be :rolleyes:

I expected more from you Xan

TeaMMashA
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:36 PM
Yeah just think if i wrote a massive list of all entrants with i believe will win it by the side of their names doesnt this mean none will win?!?!? :confused:

johnoo
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:00 PM
Yeah just think if i wrote a massive list of all entrants with i believe will win it by the side of their names doesnt this mean none will win?!?!? :confused:
dunno but its worth a try mate :D have you visited the hingis forum?they have a voodoo doll thing going where they stick pretend pins in her next opponent,kinda funny :)

johnoo
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:03 PM
just to add to my last post you ever done anything during a maria match like turning off the tv when she's losing and then scared to turn it back on again when by the internet she's turned it round,I kinda blame myself for the safina loss cause when she was 5-1 up in the 3rd set I started to watch it on the big tv instead of the compter so its my fault :sad:

pimpie
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:51 PM
just to add to my last post you ever done anything during a maria match like turning off the tv when she's losing and then scared to turn it back on again when by the internet she's turned it round,I kinda blame myself for the safina loss cause when she was 5-1 up in the 3rd set I started to watch it on the big tv instead of the compter so its my fault :sad:

You jinxed maria :fiery:


:lol:

jacobruiz
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:54 PM
Xan, you're kidding, right?:confused:

Don't tell me you believe that.:rolleyes:

furrykitten
Jun 18th, 2006, 04:32 PM
Yeah, I don't think anything we say has any bearing on what will happen in the future!

Teemu
Jun 18th, 2006, 04:46 PM
I think the whole jinx stuff is a big load, but I'm ashamed to admit that I've developed some silly superstitions when it comes to Maria playing. :D
I guess it makes you feel involved somehow.

The_Pov
Jun 18th, 2006, 05:01 PM
I betted with my friend that Maria would win 04 Wimbledon though ;)

Me too!

johnoo
Jun 18th, 2006, 05:18 PM
I think the whole jinx stuff is a big load, but I'm ashamed to admit that I've developed some silly superstitions when it comes to Maria playing. :D
I guess it makes you feel involved somehow.
yeah well the players do certain things,can't remember which player,maybe roddick,but they were saying on the bbc he had so many rituals that he did he could'nt play tennis,maria does one by walking to the back of the court and she likes to receive the first ball from a certain side,cant remember which.

AniSkywalker
Jun 18th, 2006, 05:25 PM
Prove she went up here too! :D

Teemu
Jun 18th, 2006, 05:25 PM
yeah well the players do certain things,can't remember which player,maybe roddick,but they were saying on the bbc he had so many rituals that he did he could'nt play tennis,maria does one by walking to the back of the court and she likes to receive the first ball from a certain side,cant remember which.

Yep a lot of the players have superstitious rituals for sure. Many are very careful not to step on the lines while switching sides. I kinda recall that Nicolas Kiefer had a whole list of stuff, like always using the same shower and ordering the same food at the same restaurant during tournaments. I didn't know Maria had any, besides her trademark walk between points. Though I wouldn't really count that as superstition, just a habit. :)

johnoo
Jun 18th, 2006, 05:35 PM
Yep a lot of the players have superstitious rituals for sure. Many are very careful not to step on the lines while switching sides. I kinda recall that Nicolas Kiefer had a whole list of stuff, like always using the same shower and ordering the same food at the same restaurant during tournaments. I didn't know Maria had any, besides her trademark walk between points. Though I wouldn't really count that as superstition, just a habit. :)
yeah,BTW is my avatar a red x to you? the old one was jinxing maria :lol:

nelsondan
Jun 18th, 2006, 09:23 PM
July will be the month she and Albert Pujols shrug off the "jinx" of being featured in Sports Illustrated.

Dan23
Jun 18th, 2006, 11:58 PM
maybe jinxing doesnt happen but ppl do make asses out of themselves by saying things such as 'Maria wont lose a game' 'how many games will Jackson get' etc etc

lakan kildap
Jun 19th, 2006, 04:15 AM
So please. Don't claim victory until Masha is holding the trophy. Okay.

I think if we ignore the superstitious stuff, the last statement of xan is still worth considering.

now, I wish I could jinx Nadal when next year's clay season begins :lol:

xan
Jun 19th, 2006, 11:42 AM
Hi folks.

Not saying I believe in that jinx, but it's best not to do it - even if only because it makes you look stupid afterwards! It's like any sort of premature boasting - "a haughty spirit cometh before destruction." - it says somewhere in the bible.

You will find that many players and fans believe in jinxes of various sorts. Post a thread in GM saying that player X is guaranteed to win tournament X, and for sure you will be accused of trying to jinx that player. It's like you never wish an actor "Good Luck" before a show.

Most players go through the same routines and continue to wear the same dress (and often socks) throughout a tournament, however rich they are, because they feel its unlucky to change a winning outfit.

I have to confess that I always try to record Maria's matches on a brand new tape, because when I record them on an old tape she seems to lose!

pimpie
Jun 19th, 2006, 12:56 PM
Hi folks.

Not saying I believe in that jinx, but it's best not to do it - even if only because it makes you look stupid afterwards! It's like any sort of premature boasting - "a haughty spirit cometh before destruction." - it says somewhere in the bible.

You will find that many players and fans believe in jinxes of various sorts. Post a thread in GM saying that player X is guaranteed to win tournament X, and for sure you will be accused of trying to jinx that player. It's like you never wish an actor "Good Luck" before a show.

Most players go through the same routines and continue to wear the same dress (and often socks) throughout a tournament, however rich they are, because they feel its unlucky to change a winning outfit.

I have to confess that I always try to record Maria's matches on a brand new tape, because when I record them on an old tape she seems to lose!



:lol: this part was funny

But those ''jinx'' threads weren't made by any of the mariafans

johnoo
Jun 19th, 2006, 05:00 PM
Hi folks.


I have to confess that I always try to record Maria's matches on a brand new tape, because when I record them on an old tape she seems to lose!
and what happens when you record to a new tape and she loses do you go back to old tapes,everybodys like that though they may have lucky socks or whatever its stupid but people feel obliged to stick with it,I think I read somewhere borg never shaved during wimbledon,people will do anything if they think it brings luck.

CrAzYcAz123
Jun 22nd, 2006, 03:42 PM
I feel really bad coz i was watching wimbledon 05 and I used 2 neva really watch tennis (i know i can't believe it now i'm addicted lol) but yeh anyways in the 1st day of the tournament they were naming the people that could win Wimbledon and I didnt really know any of the players :eek: but they never said venus williams.....so I said what about venus williams?? and now i am sooooooo mad!! cause why did i say that! :mad: ahhhhhhhh why did i think she could win!!

xan
Jun 22nd, 2006, 06:49 PM
and what happens when you record to a new tape and she loses do you go back to old tapes.

i think she's only lost once when I've used a new tape.

johnoo
Jun 22nd, 2006, 06:54 PM
i think she's only lost once when I've used a new tape.
there you go then,don't work does it :D