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Hurley
Apr 22nd, 2003, 07:14 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/inside_game/jon_wertheim/news/2003/04/22/mailbag/

Hurley
Apr 22nd, 2003, 07:15 PM
"The flaw with your choice of Argentina as Davis Cup champion does not lie in its ability to knock out Spain, it lies in the final round. If Argentina plays Australia in the final, the tie will take place in Australia (because last time they played, in 2002, they played on clay in Argentina). This means that the likely surface will be grass. You don't actually think Argentina is going to beat Mark Philippoussis and Lleyton Hewitt on grass, do you? I would explore the possibility of Argentina vs. Switzerland, but Australia is the favorite and I shall leave it at that. If Spain wins its semifinal, then it will play an away tie against either Australia or Switzerland. The moral of the story, Jon, is that the winner of Australia/Switzerland should the Cup. But Argentina is the team of the future!
—Rebecca M., Toronto

You got me. (And, no, Argentina ain't beating Australia on grass.) But wait till next year when the Gauchos have more favorable home-court status."

:D

TennisHack
Apr 22nd, 2003, 07:16 PM
LOL, I didn't realize that was our Rebecca -- nice work, you made him eat his words :D

Hurley
Apr 22nd, 2003, 07:17 PM
Yeah, she was drunk one night and bitched him out for a while and then said she was going to give him a piece of her mind.

Surely her letter was "edited for content." ;)

Hendouble
Apr 22nd, 2003, 07:20 PM
Yes, I noticed that. Between you and me though, she ain't the only one...

TennisHack
Apr 22nd, 2003, 07:21 PM
LOL!! I don't usually take a look at who writes the letters that he answers, but the Davis Cup rambling should have made me look ;)

I am in the league that thinks his name should be "Werthless" because he's not much more than a glorified bandwagon jumper, and seeing him eat his words is precious :D

All right, Becca, you've warmed up, now on to the biggest one of them all: PMAC! :D

eshell
Apr 22nd, 2003, 07:32 PM
Wertheim will eat his words often. It's not a bad thing to admit that one is or has been wrong.

IMO, he shows maturity and objectivity.

Congrats, Rebecca, for making a well-reasoned argument, causing him to rethink his position.

:worship:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 22nd, 2003, 07:39 PM
wow Becca......... you got him big style ;)

I had him last week when he suggested Pete's ranking would be too low to enter Queens :rolleyes: but i dont write in ;)

Hendouble
Apr 22nd, 2003, 07:42 PM
He gave me very short shrift, but I suppose it wasn't the most challenging of questions... still, I now know what Becca's surname begins with. Which is not to say I'm going to put that information to any purpose, but it's interesting nevertheless.

Crazy Canuck
Apr 22nd, 2003, 07:42 PM
Thanks for pointing out I was drunk Hurley... notice how he didn't bother to edit my letter, which was missing words left and right?! I sound liek a dumbass.

Crazy Canuck
Apr 22nd, 2003, 07:44 PM
He gave me very short shrift, but I suppose it wasn't the most challenging of questions... still, I now know what Becca's surname begins with. Which is not to say I'm going to put that information to any purpose, but it's interesting nevertheless.
Assuming of course, that I don't use an alias :cool:

Hendouble
Apr 22nd, 2003, 07:46 PM
That is a good point. And makes me wonder why I didn't use one...

auntie janie
Apr 22nd, 2003, 07:53 PM
I think it's exciting, and I also think it's a a good letter. Well done, Becca!
:kiss:

venusfan
Apr 22nd, 2003, 08:43 PM
Thanks for pointing out I was drunk Hurley... notice how he didn't bother to edit my letter, which was missing words left and right?! I sound liek a dumbass.


I know.. least he could have done was edit the thing..It does make u sould like a jackass reading the last line. But, nice job, though I have no idea what u were talking about

the cat
Apr 22nd, 2003, 08:49 PM
Bravo Becca! :bounce: You got Wertheim good without even insulting him! You've come along way baby! You used great tact and logical reasoning. And he just about curled up into the fetal position when he wrote "you got me". LOL! You did get him!

Crazy Canuck
Apr 22nd, 2003, 08:50 PM
I know.. least he could have done was edit the thing..It does make u sould like a jackass reading the last line. But, nice job, though I have no idea what u were talking about
lol... it really, truly does. When I read it for myself I was like "GOD! Why couldn't I ahve done it the next morning?!" Or at least read it over...

OH well, the point gets across at least.

I'm convinced that he left it like that on purpose to get me for making him rethink his stance...

the cat
Apr 22nd, 2003, 08:55 PM
Becca, I don't think Wertheim would do that. He seems like a nice guy.

And Argentina does indeed have an outside chance at the very least to beat either Australia or Switzerland in the 2003 Davis Cup final. Splitting the singles and winning the doubles would enable Argentina to win the 2003 Davis Cup.

Car Key Boi
Apr 22nd, 2003, 09:05 PM
i've sent that dipshit numerous e-mails and he's ignored all of them

- Car Key Boi :fiery:

Crazy Canuck
Apr 22nd, 2003, 09:16 PM
Becca, I don't think Wertheim would do that. He seems like a nice guy.

And Argentina does indeed have an outside chance at the very least to beat either Australia or Switzerland in the 2003 Davis Cup final. Splitting the singles and winning the doubles would enable Argentina to win the 2003 Davis Cup.
Yeah, but in order to split the singles, ARgentina would have to beat either Mark or Hewitt. I highly doubt this would happen, unless one is injured, or the AUssies go crazy and put it on clay.

Now, if they play the Swiss, it might be different.. since I'm not positive where they played last.

Crazy Canuck
Apr 22nd, 2003, 09:17 PM
If Argentina wins the DC this year I'll be required to write him a "I was wrong, you are so wise" email ;)

decemberlove
Apr 22nd, 2003, 09:39 PM
lol good job rebecca.

Havok
Apr 22nd, 2003, 09:40 PM
nice one. give him a taste of his own medicine

ys
Apr 22nd, 2003, 10:14 PM
Actually, I think that even then, Nalbandyan/Canas team could give Hewitt/Philipppoussis fits even on grass.

1jackson2001
Apr 22nd, 2003, 10:55 PM
lol, it's always nice to see one in our "WTAworld family" get on one of those things.

AjdeNate!
Apr 22nd, 2003, 10:59 PM
You go!!

Scotso
Apr 22nd, 2003, 11:42 PM
Actually, you don't Rebecca. The last bit reads a little oddly, but it's not incorrect.

Congrats on making the mailbag ;)

Leena
Apr 23rd, 2003, 12:02 AM
Thanks for pointing out I was drunk Hurley... notice how he didn't bother to edit my letter, which was missing words left and right?! I sound liek a dumbass.
You didn't seem like a dumbass to me in that piece... but that's probably because I'm used to you. :p

switz
Apr 23rd, 2003, 12:25 AM
if he is so petty that he would leave words out etc then why would he even respond to the post in the first place. to me it demonstrates a lot of class that he would admit that he jumped the gun when he was in no way obliged to. i don't always agree with what he says, and i even did not agree with that DC statement when he made it (bc rebecca's point was pretty obvious), but personally i now have more respect for him than i did before, and less respect for those posters who are trying to bring him down just bc you don't like what he as to say.

vaiva
Apr 23rd, 2003, 12:32 AM
LOL, Becca, :worship:

You've found a sore spot in his balls :p

Sam L
Apr 23rd, 2003, 01:50 AM
Well done, Rebecca! ;)

anton
Apr 23rd, 2003, 04:07 AM
:worship: congrats rebecca! :wavey: