Negativity Armistice for the USO? - TennisForum.com
TennisForum.com   Wagerline.com MensTennisForums.com TennisUniverse.com
TennisForum.com is the premier Women's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!
Reply

Old Sep 1st, 2009, 07:49 PM   #1
country flag Vespertine69
Senior Member
 
Vespertine69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,078
Vespertine69 has a reputation beyond repute Vespertine69 has a reputation beyond repute Vespertine69 has a reputation beyond repute Vespertine69 has a reputation beyond repute Vespertine69 has a reputation beyond repute Vespertine69 has a reputation beyond repute Vespertine69 has a reputation beyond repute Vespertine69 has a reputation beyond repute Vespertine69 has a reputation beyond repute Vespertine69 has a reputation beyond repute Vespertine69 has a reputation beyond repute
Negativity Armistice for the USO?

Well... I know I'm probably being unfeasibly hopeful here... but I'd like to call for a temporary reprieve, even if just for the busy US Open period, from all the posts which say things like "oh, I've never seen worse tennis" and "dear me, things are just plain awful" and "oh I hate player X, they suck" or "things were much better in the past, the game is terrible and all new players play terrible tennis."

Maybe I'm just weird, but I find it hard to open general messages half the time because it's so fucking depressing. I don't understand what people want to achieve by all this negativity other than to kill off what enthusiasm remains for the sport in others. There are a lot of errors in the modern game, it's undeniable... it's the way things have gone as women have strived to hit harder and riskier but lacked the muscle and technique to always control the increased ambition. This isn't going to be liked by everyone... hey it's not really to my tastes either (I'd rather see more consistency and more girls playing with more variety and better margin for error) but I can't fix a thing by complaining about it to people who are equally in no position to fix anything. I'm not a coach, nor a player, just a poster on a board who shares an interest with others on the same board. I don't expect people to be unendingly positive, but entire threads and posts which do nothing but echo doom about the game are just pointless and depressing. Find something positive to enjoy about the game... find a new player to root for for a couple of rounds... or if it really is the most terrible play you've ever seen, why not avert your eyes and try not to spoil what little enjoyment the rest of us are managing to wring from things?

Anyway... feel free to mock, but I figured it couldn't hurt to try asking people to perhaps think about just trying to be a little more positive sometimes...
__________________
* Anna Chakvetadze * Anastasia Myskina *
Vespertine69 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old Sep 1st, 2009, 07:52 PM   #2
country flag gmak
Senior Member
 
gmak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 10,590
gmak has a reputation beyond repute gmak has a reputation beyond repute gmak has a reputation beyond repute gmak has a reputation beyond repute gmak has a reputation beyond repute gmak has a reputation beyond repute gmak has a reputation beyond repute gmak has a reputation beyond repute gmak has a reputation beyond repute gmak has a reputation beyond repute gmak has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Negativity Armistice for the USO?

great post

too bad there will always be trolls around here
__________________
Sharapova
Petrova Azarenka
Zvonareva Kirilenko Pavlyuchenkova Vaidisova Kerber Goerges Wickmayer Kleybanova Kuznetsova Halep Shvedova Pennetta Cirstea Kanepi Bouchard Bencic Svitolina Muguruza Vekic
Dementieva Clijsters Safina Novotna Davenport Seles Pierce Mauresmo Bovina Golovin Spirlea Farina Likhovtseva Monami Halard Rubin Bedanova Tulyaganova Maleeva Zvereva Sabatini
gmak is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 1st, 2009, 08:04 PM   #3
country flag DefyingGravity
Senior Member
 
DefyingGravity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hilliard, Ohio
Posts: 8,499
DefyingGravity has a reputation beyond repute DefyingGravity has a reputation beyond repute DefyingGravity has a reputation beyond repute DefyingGravity has a reputation beyond repute DefyingGravity has a reputation beyond repute DefyingGravity has a reputation beyond repute DefyingGravity has a reputation beyond repute DefyingGravity has a reputation beyond repute DefyingGravity has a reputation beyond repute DefyingGravity has a reputation beyond repute DefyingGravity has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Negativity Armistice for the USO?

Okay, I'll stop. I'm being very critical today and a little pissy, prolly cause I haven't had any coffee or something j/k.
__________________
Ivanovic (1), S. Williams (17), V. Williams (7), Kvitova (2)
Halep, Kuznetsova (2), Sharapova (5), Zheng, Zvonareva
Suarez Navarro, Garcia
Seles (9), Clijsters (4), Davenport (3), Testud
DefyingGravity is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 1st, 2009, 08:05 PM   #4
country flag kiwifan
Senior Member
 
kiwifan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 9,743
kiwifan has a reputation beyond repute kiwifan has a reputation beyond repute kiwifan has a reputation beyond repute kiwifan has a reputation beyond repute kiwifan has a reputation beyond repute kiwifan has a reputation beyond repute kiwifan has a reputation beyond repute kiwifan has a reputation beyond repute kiwifan has a reputation beyond repute kiwifan has a reputation beyond repute kiwifan has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Negativity Armistice for the USO?

So you want an Honesty Armistice?

If Safina or Venus stink up the joint, this is where tennis fans are supposed to talk about it.

I love Venus and like Safina...but C'mon Man, it is Slam time...Show me time...Time to Stand Up and make some history...or suffer the slings and arrows accordingly.
kiwifan is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 1st, 2009, 08:07 PM   #5
country flag John.
On a Timebomb!
 
John.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 16,869
John. has a reputation beyond repute John. has a reputation beyond repute John. has a reputation beyond repute John. has a reputation beyond repute John. has a reputation beyond repute John. has a reputation beyond repute John. has a reputation beyond repute John. has a reputation beyond repute John. has a reputation beyond repute John. has a reputation beyond repute John. has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Negativity Armistice for the USO?

Well said
John. is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios