Tuesday, April 1, 2014

2084 – Orwell’s dark tale of a dystopian society where every thought and deed is known by the Thought Police and reflected in your rating


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A harrowing tale sure to strike fear into sandbaggers, score managers and system manipulators alike.  The audience for this production will be strictly limited to men’s league players who turn 18 in the calendar year of the production or older – everyone knows women, juniors and tournament guys don’t tank, right? 


In this not too distant future, the tennis world has been divided into three superstates – Dallas, Houston and Austin.  In Dallas, there exist three social classes – the Inner Party (country clubs), the Outer Party (friends of country club members) and the Proles (me and you).  The Inner Party controls the USTA league playing population and league results in Dallas through the creation of four Ministries, with the most powerful being the Ministry of DTA which governs the day to day lives of the Proles, and the Ministry of Ratings which is used to maintain the order of the system.  All of Dallas is run by Big Brother and his Thought Police, who review every score and decide if it is correct or should be adjusted to reflect Big Brother’s view of the truth. 

Out of this dire world of control and constant historical revisions, rises our anti-hero, Winston Smith.  By chance, Winston meets Julia who passes him a note reading “We could just play mixed”.  Winston had seen Julia in the past but avoided her since women tend to be the more fanatical followers of the system and he had no interest in mixed.  Cautiously at first, Julia and Winston begin a tennis relationship.  While they must maintain the correct wins and losses in most USTA league play lest they be caught by the Ministry of Ratings, they soon realize that they can escape to the world of mixed which is unknown to and unmonitored by the Ministry of Ratings. 

But no one escapes the Thought Police (regular blog readers know this because most anons can tell you what really happened in matches they never saw).  Winston and Julia are ultimately caught, tortured and forced to change teams.  Years later, a broken and bitter 55s player now, Winston sees a broadcast by Big Brother announcing Brookhaven’s decisive win at cities.  Still bitter, a smile comes across Winston’s face and a song begins playing in Winston’s head – under the spreading Sectionals tree, I self-rate you and you self-rate me.  For Winston knew that Big Brother’s celebration would be short lived - Houston would have teaching pros at 3.0, college players at 3.5, touring pros at 4.0, and the Spanish Davis Cup team at 4.5 - and Big Brother’s days at Sectionals would be no more.   

Until then, enjoy the 8.0 mixed city playoffs this weekend.  Good thing all of you seem to get along so well.  

163 comments:

  1. I don't care to write about mixed, or play it, but the blog does go where it's readers take it and right now they are taking it to the upcoming 8.0 mixed playoffs. Nothing seems to stir more interest than Kelly, mixed & the ever present blog Ratings Police, so have fun.

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  2. Is that the same picture the DTA sent out for their new boss?

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    1. See the similarity but this guy looks a lot less like a penis.

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    2. Probably acts less like one too

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    3. You know these new BS rules, forms, deadlines are all The New DTA Czar. Let's make it as hard as possible on the players and captains so our jobs are easier. No concept of customer service or input.

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    4. Who came up with these new rules? Captaining has become a nightmare. It is like trying to deal with the IRS or DMV.

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  3. Very well done and spot on. The reason I think Kelley will lose this weekend is he will be given a can of balls w a microchip in it and can be controlled by the Raring Police only... Even extending as far as another continent away. It cost the country clubs $500,000 a ball but the members considered it well worth it. Everything he hits will fly and everything the opponents will find their way in. Should be interesting.

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  4. Kelley loses this weekend solely on the fact he no longer possesses one of Alan"s "coached 3.5's". From what little homework I have done he is playing 7.5 tennis this weekend. He will find it tough sledding and lose in tiebreak to hopefully cost himself another sectional advancement.

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  5. Greenhill loaded up on 4.0 women instead of 3.5. Somebody will come up short.

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  6. It looks as if the 3.5's are very weak. It will be very interesting to see how this plays out. I am leaning toward Brookhaven winning this weekend. As a 3.5 going into a playoff match with no prior history will be very tough. I would bet Kelley doesn't hit his way out of this one. Their captain will put him with the weakest one and Moore and kern will have to win. IF they don't Greenhill loses.

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  7. Having poured over a few scenarios I thing Canyon Crook wins this weekend. They are due to finally get some luck their way and rumor is Kelley is unavailable. Of course they need to get by Brookhaven but they are decimated w people that are unavailable as well.

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    1. I hear that Kelley is driving in the race over at TMS on Sunday, so he will miss the match. Even though he will be forced to drive backwards, he is an early favorite.Supposedly he is driving practice laps with Danica tomorrow.

      Given that it is sponsored by the Duck Dynasty dudes, the Zackary's will be out there too..

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    2. Zackarys will definitely be there. Honey Boo Boo's mom is driving the pace car.

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    3. Funny thing is he does have part ownership of one of the condos overlooking the speedway. I have been with him and it is cool, except for the noise and smell of raw fuel... And traffic sux.

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  8. There is just no denying that Mike Kelly can play mixed doubles! Love him or hate him, he's the best 4.5 (or 5.0) mixed doubles player in Dallas. If Greenhill loses, it will be because Greenhill loses the other two lines, not because Kelly loses.

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    1. ...probably written by Kelly himself. Narcissism at its finest.

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    2. Hey, 12:53, I notice you didn't dispute what 12:12 said...

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    3. I don't waste my time disputing anything w Kelly name attached to it. It is a waste of space. There are many 5.0's who can beat him in mixed but they don't want to waste their time trying.

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    4. Or maybe it's because 5.0s can't actually play 8.0 mixed. I'd bet the idea of having to play with a 3.0 woman would keep them out anyway.

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    5. It would turn into a singles match anyway and I would take my chances picking Kelley over most everybody from what I saw last weekend in playoffs.

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  9. Greenhill wins easily if they have half their best players available. I am pretty sure they won't even be tested much. But as with any postseason tilt, it will all depend on availability.

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  10. If I could stomach watching mixed I'd show up to listen to the Ratings Police at work in the Brookhaven dugout. The Canyon Creek women are intolerable. There's nothing like low class that thinks it's high class for maximum amusement.

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    1. says the anonymous poster on a tennis blog...

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    2. The ratings police and self anointed " manipulation managers" will be out in full force. This is as ridiculous as it gets. So many people pulling for Greenhill failure vs country club classless it is unbelievable. Frankly I hope Greenhill wins solely on the fact the clubbers are so egotistical.

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  11. Let's put all the hate aside and look at facts. Kelly has won at every conceivable level and been no nationals 6 times and passed on two. His "big match" resume is unequaled. He does not lose a city playoff match even if playing with a 3.0 quality player. He has another gear and will play just well enough to win. He is a master of his craft. Hate on and bash him, heck I don't even want him to succeed, but he is money when playoff time comes around.

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  12. So was Peyton manning and how did that workout?

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    1. He never win an 8.0 mixed title

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  13. Big difference in Manning and Kelley. Kelley plays better in playoffs than regular season and Kelley is not a mental midget. Kelley also the best at what he does, manning not.

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  14. I pick Brookhaven to win by virtue of getting everyone bumped up.

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  15. Rene,

    What will you do next? Put M Kelley on your mixed team. Still waiting on a reply from last thread.
    Signed not too happy 7.0 mixed female

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    1. So SB doesn't have any players?

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    2. This has to be a joke. At least make a funny one.

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    3. No joke, see earlier blog for back story.

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    4. 7.0 smack talk? I bet you have some good Lone Star issues too.

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    5. This is one of the McKinney men, not Lynn or the other women. He's a bigger baby than any of their women are though. He told me he thinks it's funny but really he's just bored.

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    6. Can someone give this its own thread so we can see if Rene will answer?
      Most won't bother to read it except for entertainment.

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    7. It's just the same guy who keeps posting over and over

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  16. Kelly is evidently commuting between Hawaii and Brookhaven this weekend for both matches. One of his pro hitting buddies is loaning out their Gulf Stream.

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    1. If I was him I would book another flight. The pilots of that plane are Juss Rohnson and Rark Mussouw and the jumps seat coordinator is Mrandon Byers. "roger that"

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  17. Only a moron would choose to skip a national event in hawaii. I hope his team gets banned for one year. To snub your nose at skipping nationals is downright cocky. I am sending a letter to the Texas section asking that if they aren't going to finish the season they should be out one year.

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  18. BREAKING NEWS FROM AP:

    "Microsoft Windows 5.0 will be appealing thru the supreme court to be renamed Microsoft Windows 4.5 "says CFO ( chief jerk off) mike Kelley.

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  19. SUBWAY announces $5.00 footings are now $4.50.

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  20. While everyone sits back and blogs and bashes the truth is mike Kelly was single handidly responsible for two USTA rule modifications. I am not at liberty to say which two but both ironically have brought more fairness to the league.

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    1. NEW TO TENNISBLOG:

      LIVE FEEDBACK FROM MIKE KELLEY DURING HIS CITY MIXED PLAYOFF MATCH!

      Feel as if you are part of the action this Sunday, April 6th at 1pm! Mike Kelley has agreed to answer any questions and update the score DURING each changeover. Brief match analysis and insight DURING match play. THIS IS NO JOKE. Please be logged in early as there will also be pre and post game blogging from Mike himself. This is an exciting time for DALLAS TENNIS BLOG and it's founders. We hope to start a trend that will be here to stay as this is cutting edge insight and real-time interaction. See you guys at 12:45 PM Sunday the 6th of April thru match ending. DTB wants to thank Mike for allowing us to "feel" and "see" from his perspective what goes on during the course of an intense playoff run. NO GIMMICKS, NO DELAYS. INSTANT ON COURT ANALYSIS AND REAL TIME SCORING. Again, log in early and we hope to see you back here Sunday.
      Regards,

      DTB ON CT. MEDIA PROD.

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    2. Team Greenhill has picked up a new endorsement from GoPro video equipment and Mike will be wearing the new HERO 3+ model for high def video feeds during the match. The POV experience will be as close as most get seeing tennis balls hit where they'd actually like them to go.

      Pay Per View deal still in negotiations.

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  21. Funny stuff! But seriously he will be updating during his match. This will be a first ever event and will be very interesting.

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  22. Giving up on this blog. So sick of reading Mike Kelly posts. Let it go.

    Probably same sick perverted a**hole that obsessed about Mike Getz (or somebody like that) years ago.

    Get over your man crush and post something worthy of posting.

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  23. Ok, I will post factual info. The way I see it Greenhill Zachary has one line they win for sure and that is Kelly. I do see Moore and kern as solid as well but the 3.5's are iffy. Kelly can dominate a match on his own whether it be men's or mixed. Whoever they play will hope Kelly gets hurt and retires and hope to steal a match from kern or Moore.

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  24. Hello Bloggers,

    So excited to be working w Dallas League Tennis Blog in this ground breaking, real time analysis of the upcoming mixed playoffs. You guys will be my "eyes and ears" the next 48 hours as the tension nears.
    I just had a light gym workout and will hit for an hour or so this evening at an unspecified location. Will load up on carbs today and begin protein drink intake as well. I feel pretty confident as I have been seeing and hitting the ball well and look forward to this upcoming DTA season. I have decided to skip mixed nationals and concentrate on mixed here in Dallas this weekend. Also looking forward to continuing my relationship w captain and mentor John Sisk in the spring.
    Great day to all until my next update.

    Mike

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  25. Canyon Creek should take out Brookhaven because BH will have to play a 4.0/4.0 line and none of their 4.0 men are top level. GH's 4.5 men are better than CC's but CC has more 3.5 women options. I'd say GH still takes it 2-1.

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    1. Hmmm. Two of Brookhaven's 4.0/4.0 lines took out Mike Kelly and Jason Kern when they played Greenhill. How would they not be able to take out CC's 4.5/3.5 lines?

      *chuckle*

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  26. Brookhaven 4.5's out of town and the other wants no part of it. Cc will have solid line of Erin and Joel, Steve and Michelle and Paul or mark and a 3.5. Enough to get by Brokehaven but not Queenhill.

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    1. Bh's 4.5s not out of town. They just drove to FW because they forgot they were playing in Dallas. Force of habit with all those FW teams they play on.

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  27. Picking Canyon Creek to beat Crookhaven and pay Kelly off to fail in the finals and then win 2-1. He won't go to nationals anyway do let someone else at least have a chance.

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    1. Hang on a minute. If I let someone win when I could beat them isn't that when you bash me for tanking? Make up your mind.

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    2. We are not asking to tank. Asking if not interested in continuing in the playoffs to give someone else a chance. How do u think the san Antonio team Kelly beat in the finals of sectionals 0 and 0 feels about him not going to nationals when he could have "played less hard" and let SA go.

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    3. Just because he doesn't go doesn't mean the team can't go. Giving someone else a chance could just be letting his team mates play at nationals instead of you. Why help you to nationals instead of helping his own team mates?

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    4. Even if he let someone win at cities they'd lose at sectionals anyway. Getting out of dallas isn't a free pass to nationals. Especially if you can't actually win dallas.

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  28. Why should he let up and give his opponents a chance. It is totally up to him if he wants to advance. There is no rule that says he "must" continue playing at the sectional and national level. This is typical of the world we now live in. Let someone else get a reward even if they don't deserve it. Instead of complaining and hoping he just has a bad day just go out and win the other two lines.

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  29. Good Saturday morning bloggers. Hope your are keepin em between the lines!
    I just returned from a light workout and sat down to eat a small breakfast here at an undisclosed Preston Hollow eatery. I will be getting in an afternoon hit today at a location that has similar playing surface to Brookhavens indoor surface just in case of rain tomorrow. I will, however, ask the front desk to turn the lights off on my court so that I get used to Brookhavens lighting as well.
    I also want to put a "shout out" to all those competing tomorrow and wish them luck. I will be back on the airways this eve w one more update so if u have any questions I will answer them tonight.
    Remember...12:45 pm tomorrow for pre game analysis! Updates during the match! Post game dissection of play, good or bad.
    Thanks and see ya on the courts!

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  30. I am not rooting for or against anyone in mixed so I don't have a preference who wins. That being said I have played Kelley numerous times and what makes him so tough is the mental aspect of his game. He is able to play better in pressure situations where most others fade. That is not easy to do and that is why his winning matches seems to be a given. If he played EVERY match to his full potential he would be scary.He just doesn't take it too serious.

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  31. Watching Davis cup doubles. I seriously think Kelly is smarter in dubs than Federer. Goes to show the transition is not that easy. Kelley can play both.

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  32. REMINDER:

    Live Kelley blog Q & A this evening from 10-10:30 pm. Please keep questions brief and to the point. Take advantage of hearing from one of the most successful tennis players in Texas history.
    Look forward to seeing you back here this evening.

    DLTB

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  33. Only Kelly can be posting this much. Nobody can care so much about one guy unless it is himself.

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  34. Mike, want to get my question in early. How do you think the CC / Brookhaven match shapes up and who wins?
    Thx
    MP

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  35. Looked at the Nats schedule and it starts on the 11th.

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  36. Hello one and all. Due to the high blogger volume I will keep answers short and sweet. Hope all is well this eve. Just had some pasta and a light hit indoor at Seay and feeling well.

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  37. To 9:50, thx for question.
    I believe both those teams are very deserving of getting into playoffs. Both have great captains and great members ( w the exception of a few). I can't pick a winner bec I am worried about just winning my match and don't need any bulletin board material but it will be a close, fun match where someone gets broken late and then from there touch and go. 2-1 win for someone.
    Thx!

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  38. Kelley, how has Zackary your captain handled the team and pressure?

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  39. Great question 10:08!

    He has done outstanding job dealing w all the egos. Team has chemistry and balance and we all are on same page.
    Thx!

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  40. Mike, if you were a ship floating in the ocean. What kind of ship would you be?

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    1. To 10:12:

      Great way to lighten up the evening. I think a majority of my enemies would call me a tanker ha ha ha, but I would have to say I am a cruiseliner. I sicken my passengers but they keep coming back for more.
      Thx

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  41. Who is your fav player right now Kelley? Btw , thanks for taking time before a big match to blog w us!

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  42. To 10:20.
    No, thank you. It is my pleasure. As far as my fav player I would have to say Lleyton Hewitt. The consummate professional. Maybe one more guys.

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  43. MK, how long do u see yourself playing?

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  44. Hello 10:24.

    Last question, tough question. I am gonna hand over the torch in a few years. I feel like I have won at all levels. I have begun lifting weights w my instructor Joel P. and concentrating on my first triathlon in November so tennis not as important anymore. I will miss talking to you guys though. Big day tomorrow so I am buggin out.
    Thx to all, c ya at 12:45 tomorrow
    Mike

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  45. Absolutely hilarious stuff!!!!

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  46. I have not seen the blog in over 2 weeks. Too many threads and posts to catch up on and to digest considering I've been drinking beer since 9:30 this morning. Does anyone have the cliff notes?

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    1. Mike Kelly. Now you're caught up.

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    2. What is the link to the live hat-cam? Nothing more exciting than. 8.0 mixed.

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    3. http://www.earthcam.com

      It is hard to find. But keep searching. It's there somewhere.

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  47. Cc advances to sectionals.

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    1. I was there. From watching a couple matches Greenhill had no interest in sectionals. Not sure if no one else available but that was a gift to cc.

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    2. Who played? Any details? How hard is it to enter six lines of scores?

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    3. Most class and best behavior I have seen from a mixed team in year from
      Greenhill. Kelley was not yelling, fist pumping or making bad calls. Never hit directly at woman either. Take nothing away from
      CC but Greenhill had to have better 3.5's somewhere.

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    4. How hard to enter? It is the DTA. They are the most inept organization... Ever. They make the federal government look like a pillar of efficiency. They are so stupid they hire their little Napolean as Exec Director. He was their biggest critic and now their lead tyrant.

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    5. GH didn't pay attention to whether their 3.5 women were any good or not until it was too late. Rookie captain couldn't win with the best 4.5 men in Dallas.

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    6. Those were not 3.5, they were 3.0. Houdini couldn't have pulled one of those matches out.

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  48. Can we now talk about men's 4.5????

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  49. Whooooo hoooooooo!!!!!!!!!! Just heard Kelley lost and the world is a beautiful place. Let him live w that all year. Country club goes to sectionals and Kelly's ass goes home!!!!!! Great day !!!!!!!

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    1. Zachary goofed on the line-up! His wife isnt the best 4.0 female, but had to play her, and they played the wrong line! He had the best men, and you never lose with the best men period!!! Shame on him!

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  50. Kelley sux and CC moves on. My beer is tasting ever so great!!!! This is the greatest day in mixed history seeing a defeated Kelley on the losing end of the stick. Adios amigo!!!!!

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  51. I was there and couldn't agree more w 5:10 post. CC played great all day but not much resistance from GH ladies.

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    1. Twenty players but GH didn't have the two 3.5 women they needed. If anything it shows that you can't just roll Kelly out and win. Big difference between what Alan was doing at SP and what was put together at GH.

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    2. You can roll Kelley out and win but playing w someone one time and who has never played mix that is askin a lot. For that match to even be 4 and 6 was incredible. I also have a suspicion Kelley staying one step ahead of the rating police..... Just a hunch. Let's move on to men's league now. Some men's played indoors today.

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    3. What Alan was doing???? He didn't even make the playoffs w out Kelley. And he will never make it w out him.

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  52. Somewhere the tennis gods are smiling. To see Kelley on the right side of the tennislink column instead of left is a beautiful sight!!!!!!!!!! I hope this haunts him for the rest of his natural life.

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    1. Looks to me he is on the right side about the half the time and all the time in the fall.

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  53. ok Kelley lost - but what about the other 2 lines?? You do have 2 other lines...Even if Kelley won, you got to at least get another line...

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    1. Who cares if they got another line. That was meaningless. Match already over down 2-0. Kelley cost them a win and although he will NOT be going to sectionals. How do you guys feel about us now here at CANYON CREEK!!!! New sheriff in town boyz and girls !!!!! And we have the money to go to nationals!!!!!

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  54. at least the 3 best teams were in the playoffs. congrats cc. Alan sp team doesn't even make playoff without you know who.

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    1. We weren't trying too hard at SP. we agreed to put a fun team together and we had a fun season. All about getting along and drinking beer.

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  55. Couldn't have happened in a dream any better. CC sending Kelly boy home for the summer. Your reign is over my friend. You will never be the SAME!

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  56. Somewhere the three stooges sitting back having a cold beer and celebrating the loss of their thorn in the side.

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  57. I can hear the CC women celebrating all the way from downtown Dallas. The king is slain he will never get back his throne. New dictator in DTA tennis and the country clubs are back in biz. Suck it Kel boy!

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  58. Three lines, 6 players and playing to WIN. We won. What's the big deal. Yes, beating a great player like Mike is hard but its not impossible. Haven't seen him in years and he was VERY nice and complimentary of our team. Y'all need to brew up some drama somewhere else.
    ROAD TRIP FOR CCCC!!

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    1. Yeah, CC is finally get what it deserves. We were the best all year and we were the inky one who knew it. Now everyone knows we would beat any mixed team in Dallas. Next stop San Antonio and it may actually be easier.

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    2. Collin County Community College has win lots if things. As for brewing up drama, you seem to be doing just fine on your own.

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  59. CC woman evidently were the factor. Erin Nolan is a beast on the court. However, talk about the men sandbagging, she has been a 4.5 since 2010 and has had a pretty solid record. What's the deal with the Appeal and her playing as a 4.0 ??

    Looks like the women are just as guilty as the men.

    And the wife of Steve Nolen, Mr. DTA himself. Something just doesn't smell right here.......

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    1. People, wake up. She is a 4.0 and nothing more. A solid 4.0. Yes, there is deception and manipulating going on to help CC and Brokehaven but not in this case. That rating is legit.

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    2. You are part right. There is plenty of manipulating going on. She should be 4.5.

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  60. You must be a Kelley apologist. I can assure you he probably hooked the other team and made an ass of himself. Mike never loses w class. He probably wrote that himself!

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  61. We were due to win one. We've had the best teams a lot of times and dropped the ball. Most seasons we can say we might have the best team. We finally proved it. ClubCorp should be opening the CC bar for free. Probably won't.

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  62. CC will now be the beast of the NFC east. Bye bye SP!

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  63. Come on guys, it is a freakin' mixed cities. You didn't just win the Super Bowl. We have the NASCAR race and the Final Four in the metroplex and you act like you had the biggest event in the city. Get over yourself.

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  64. When you've lost in cities at men's, mixed, tri-level & combo repeatedly the last few years it is a big deal. We'll act like we've been there after we've been there a few times.

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    1. Don't forget that 4.5 men's 40s team was a real heartbreaker. Did they ever finish their season? Reisteiner couldn't play men's 40s but played mixed?

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    2. I saw both matches today. Resteiner played well. Kelley had no shot playing w a partner who looked like deer in headlights and wanted no part. This was also her first mixed season EVER so cut her a break. Frankly that match was way too close considering the gap in the women.

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  65. Saw Kelley for first time in a year today. He has added about 10-15 lbs of upper body working out. He is an idiot to think weights and tennis go together. With age and working out I think you have seen his best days come and go. While he can beat avg 4.5 players his dominance is over... And we were the ones that started the downward spiral. Besides my marriage and my kids there has not been a better day for me than to see this punk lose!

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  66. Now we finally got over the Kelly hump, it will be awhile before we lose again. This is fun rubbing Kelly's nose in it.

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  67. I will laugh my ass off if somehow Greenhill ends up with a wildcard to sectionals...

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  68. Won't matter. We have Kelley's number and know the recipe for success. We welcome him to sectionals but as a high profile CC member I will personally see he doesn't get there. Only way Dallas gets wcard is if Brookhaven and Cc were 1 and two seed. So sorry Kelley, go cry in your milk and cookies!

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    1. hey anonymous ... you don't sound like a teammate of mine. After our win, we had ritas and went home to our families.
      I thought women like drama.. this blog is hilarious and glad someone shared it with me today.
      Crack a beer and post on all you non canyon creek "anonymous" posters!!

      Beast

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    2. Which woman are you? Only a woman says ritas

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    3. Get the memo. CC men wear the skirts not the women.

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    4. you can figure it out... odds are good since i signed it

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    5. That name makes it tough to choose between your women.

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  69. I have to say, it is a lot more fun coming over here after winning than after losing.

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  70. Can someone post the scores and matchups here?

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  71. Not to take anything away from CC as they played great but I am not sure bob Bryan takes Kelly's place and wins that match. Fact is CC had better women from top to bottom, no pun intended. Pun intended.

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  72. As soon as Kelly reunites with Alan it's all over for the rest. Alan sees the big picture and understands how to get it done.

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  73. that name was given by crazy posters.. i prefer princess

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    1. Women smack talking on the blog? Only CC women smack talk on the blog. I didn't even know women had ever seen this blog.

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  74. Wrong again. Our women will be better next season. Alan over the hill and Kelly too pumped on working out. It as a changing of the guard as Brookhaven coming on as well. Move over city parks, the end is here.

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  75. Give it up Alan- no one believes your "just for fun" comment. We remember your rant when you turned on your best player for the past 10 years.

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    1. He was drinking he said. Give Alan a break. But agree w poster, Kelly put sp on the national map. Cc now right there alongside them as far as mixed goes. You are no longer reigning 40 and over champs, more like chumps. Make room for CC .....sabathia. Ha ha

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    2. Not a mixed follower but winning cities doesn't put you on the map

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    3. In our ill pathetic world it does !!!! Booooo ya!

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  76. The 3 person national rule working just like the usta had hoped. Waters down the league and gives everyone a chance. No coincidence that SP sat home today. This rule was directed at them according to some I spoke too.

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  77. Not so fast clowns. The road to Natinals will pss through Houston this year.

    Beinart

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    1. With CC, there is a new sheriff in town. I can hear Freeman quaking right now... Actually, I think that is laughing. CC must have some bad ass women because their men have won absolutely nothing. Their 4.5s couldn't field a team. Their unstoppable 4.0 team finished third in their flight. Their 3.5 team.. Well did they finish?

      Now, they are crowing about mixed. Mehta is next... Combo city championships are in your crosshairs? How is your 65s team?

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    2. I'll by them a rita if they make nationals. Anyone can make sectionals. Not exactly an impressive list.

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    3. They your money is safe.

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  78. Believe me, Houston is a lot happier that Kelly lost than CC. Creek gets throttled at sectionals.
    Not Beinart

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  79. After looking at all the trashing and gloating I realized that what Kelly has done year after year is extremely difficult. The hate on this guy is unparalleled yet he continues to win year in and year out. Greenhill ran up against a hot team and they were thrown together mid season. Pretty amazing they came this far. Congrats to CC and good luck. Btw... NEW THREAD PLEASE MR BLOGGER!

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  80. Reading through this morning, it appears the CC bedtime must be about 10:30.

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  81. This is even more pathetic than mixed... It is 40s mixed.

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  82. But when you have never won anything it is a big deal. Let them have their day in the sun. They were given a reprieve as no other levels had a playoff. Conveniently 8.0 did. Politics and scammery at its best.

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  83. Canyon Creek played well and Erin was the difference. Finally CC took a page out of SP's book and got a woman down from her correct level. Hard to win without a woman or two playing down.

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    1. Erin not the diffwrence. CC was given a gift that was decided before match time. I promise you.

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  84. Looks like Sherry finally got around to entering the results. Looks like the CC/Greenhill match was a good, competitive one.

    I am surprised that Zachary played himself and didn't use Jason Moore instead, unless he was unavailable. Moore might have been a difference maker on that line.

    Rooky captain mistake??

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  85. Moore was losing over in Ft.Worth. Wouldn't have made a difference.

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  86. Anything to the rumor that Kelly laid down? Several people who watched the match said he laid back and let his partner take too much of the load to win. No big serves or drilled groundstrokes.

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  87. Lots of speculation that Kelly was not at his dominant self. Kind of funny, everyone gets pissed when he ball hogs the court then people say he laid down when he lets his partner play. I actually applaud his class and let her play. If he imposes his will or this was nationals he wins that match easily. Something very fishy about that match.

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    1. Now that someone said that I agree totally.

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  88. Hey did the person who promised to pay $500 bucks to whoever beat Kelly ever pay up???

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    1. of course he did, he paid Kelly in full before Kelly decided he didn't want to play.

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