Suicide Wimbledon game: Gone too soon. Congrats to Rottie!

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Beefcake, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    Last year's "FSU Suicide Tennis - Wimbledon" was jolly fun. Things were tickety-boo and I was chuffed at the number of players and the snarky commentary. Well, then came the end, when Federer nicked the Championship in a heartbreaker over Andy. Congrats to Fergus anyway. :p

    Other than the ending, Inaugural Suicide Wimbledon really took the biscuit ... so let's do it again!

    FSU Suicide Wimbledon 2010: Where you try to stay 'on' top of the grass (versus under it)!

    Forgive me for the lazy approach of editing and pasting in last year's instructions.

    It's an easy format! (I suggest clicking last year's thread to see how things played out, what mistakes folks made, and how Fergus earned a kickazz victory.) Anyway the gist of it is this ...

    You just have to pick one guy from the next day's order-of-play ... a guy you feel will win that match. If he wins, you advance in our tourney along with whoever else picked a winner ...

    ... and you all pick again the next day.


    If/when your day's pick loses, to quote Heidi "you're out!" ... yes, you've committed suicide, and are no longer in our game. And so on and so on until there's just one of us standing.

    Wrinkle: You can only choose a guy once during the tournament. So, perfectly, you'd want to pick someone each day who you're sure will win this match, but probably will not win too many more matches.

    RULES:

    1. "FSU Suicide Tennis - Wimbledon" will start Monday, 6/21. (Actually "Sunday night/wee early Monday", as your first picks will need to be in before play begins on Monday.)

    2. Each day our survivors must pick from the next day's official Order of Play (OOP) of the Wimbly men's main draw. I'll provide the OOP when it becomes available. Submit your pick by the start of play.

    3. Once you pick someone, you may not choose him again for the rest of the tournament!

    4. You may submit a back-up pick, if want. Your back-up will only be used if your main pick withdraws before starting his match. Place your back-up name below your official pick. e.g. ...

    Day 2:
    Nastase
    Gerulaitis

    5. You will pick ladies at least once (during one or both of the likely two gentlemen's off days). Details on that later. mwahahahaha!

    Next step: Once Monday's OOP is released, I'll post it in this thread to help facilitate your choices ... and voila we've started. I'll repeat this thru the end of the tournament, or until one of us wins if that comes first.
     
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  2. Rottie

    Rottie Well-Known Member

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    Whee! I can't wait to [so]survive[/so] die!
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2010
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  3. minuet

    minuet Well-Known Member

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    I was too late last year to join. I can't wait to play!
     
  4. sweetsparky

    sweetsparky Pasodoble is coming

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    I´m in

    I can´t do worse than last year :lol:
     
  5. fragoletta

    fragoletta New Member

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    I might try it again...:D Last year my lack of faith in AndyR killed me, I wonder if I should back him up this year? :saint:
     
  6. oleada

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  7. Fergus

    Fergus Well-Known Member

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    I'm so in. :p
     
  8. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

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  9. jl

    jl Well-Known Member

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    Let's give this another try! I'm in!

    BTW, a women's FO pool would've been... interesting to pick.
     
  10. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    ^Yea! :lol:

    I'm so far in!
     
  11. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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  12. Lorac

    Lorac Well-Known Member

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    I'm in. I was in last year but then had to go away mid-way through and had no internet connection so defaulted. this time I'll be in it to the death :D
     
  13. Hindernisse

    Hindernisse Well-Known Member

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    Count me in please.
     
  14. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    whee! hell yes
     
  15. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    Maybe you should just rest on your laurels?

    Might save you the humiliation of coming back as defending champion, all posey and finger-pointy, then failing to defend. :D
     
  16. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, because although I'm not the most talented player here, I intend to be the hardest worker. You and your hip thrusts are goin' down, Fergie.
     
  17. Fergus

    Fergus Well-Known Member

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    Bring it.

    :lol:

    I'm going into this thing like Kristi in Oakland (salchow be damned). :p
     
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  18. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    Shall I pop the OOP for Monday up? (Hope I'm not stepping on your toes, Beefcake :) )

    (1) Roger Federer vs. Alejandro Falla
    (Q) Ilia Bozoljac vs. Nicolas Massu
    Janko Tipsarevic vs. Arnaud Clement
    Peter Luczak vs. Tommy Robredo
    (22) Feliciano Lopez vs. (L) Jesse Levine
    (Q) Ricardas Berankis vs. (Q) Carsten Ball
    Igor Kunitsyn vs. Viktor Troicki
    Dustin Brown vs. (16) Jurgen Melzer
    (12) Tomas Berdych vs. Andrey Golubev
    (L) Ryan Sweeting vs. Benjamin Becker
    Dmitry Tursunov vs. Rainer Schuettler
    Denis Istomin vs. (20) Stanislas Wawrinka
    (31) Victor Hanescu vs. (W) Andrey Kuznetsov
    (Q) Marsel Ilhan vs. Marcos Daniel
    Igor Andreev vs. Daniel Brands
    Kevin Anderson vs. (7) Nikolay Davydenko
    (3) Novak Djokovic vs. Olivier Rochus
    Juan Ignacio Chela vs. (Q) Taylor Dent
    (Q) Brendan Evans vs. (Q) Jesse Huta Galung
    Paolo Lorenzi vs. (28) Albert Montanes
    (21) Gael Monfils vs. Leonardo Mayer
    Karol Beck vs. (L) Santiago Ventura
    Eduardo Schwank vs. Evgeny Korolev
    Maximo Gonzalez vs. (15) Lleyton Hewitt
    (11) Marin Cilic vs. Florian Mayer
    Mardy Fish vs. (Q) Bernard Tomic
    Horacio Zeballos vs. Yen-Hsun Lu
    Michal Przysiezny vs. (17) Ivan Ljubicic
    (29) Philipp Kohlschreiber vs. Potito Starace
    (L) Ramon Delgado vs. (W) Teimuraz Gabashvili
    Michael Llodra vs. (Q) Jesse Witten
    Rajeev Ram vs. (5) Andy Roddick
     
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  19. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    I pick Ljubicic. My back-up is Llodra. :)
     
  20. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to take a gamble and chose Taylor Dent. My back up will be Ljubicic.
     
  21. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

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    Fish (Llodra.)
     
  22. fragoletta

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    I am going with Pretty Feli (Lopez) :smokin: My back-up is Fish...
     
  23. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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  24. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    Power-grabbing USURPER! How DARE you!

    :p No problem. Got houseguests, and besides I'm now on the west coast, and won't get to things as early as I might've last year. Anyone is welcome to post the OOP this tournament.
     
  25. Beefcake

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  26. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    Ljubicic
    (Djokovic)
     
  27. Fergus

    Fergus Well-Known Member

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    Day 1:

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  28. BigB08822

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    I'm looking and last year I lost first round! I wonder if I should go with a safer pick to assure a 2nd round. Can we edit our picks? lol Nah, I will just stay with Dent. If he wins then I will have more good choices further down the line.
     
  29. oleada

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  30. sodapop

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    I'm so horrible at these but I'll play.

    Wawrinka (Ljubicic)