Tennis is my greatest passion. My Dad taught me to play when I was six-years-old and, as a kid, I idolized the great Ivan Lendl. I competed in the juniors and then played for one year at Princeton University. I now play in USTA recreational leagues, but I treat every match like Wimbledon.

I love to watch tennis on TV and I haven't missed a Grand Slam Final since 1986. The greatest match I have ever seen was the 2008 Wimbledon Final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

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  • J D posted 1504 days ago

    J D

    FACT: There are always 13 Saturdays in the 92 days of September thru November
    STEP ONE: Require all teams to finish their 12 GAMES by the END of November. There would be time for ONE OPEN DATE . Or TWO using the LAST SATURDAY in AUGUST. STEP TWO: Have an NCAA selection committee pick the TOP 32 Football Teams: FOUR Divisions would be set up: East, South, Midwest, West. Four Number One Seeds would be chosen in each Division and progressively on down: Number Two through Eight. SEED Number One would play Number Eight, Number Two plays Number Seven and so on.
    STEP THREE: SIXTEEN GAMES would be played ( 32 Chosen Teams) on the First Saturday in December. The SWEET SIXTEEN winners would play on the second Saturday in December. STEP FOUR: The Elite Eight Winners are in the HIGHEST FOUR BOWLS called CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLS and would be played on New Years Day. STEP FIVE: The FOUR QUARTER FINAL TEAMS play their TWO GAMES on January 8 or later. STEP SIX : THE FINALS: 2 WINNERS would play a week later near January 17 for the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. Conclusion: Only FOUR TEAMS would NEED to PLAY past the Holiday Weekend of January the 1st. And the rest of the Teams could go back to their studies and Classes.
    Also: The 30 plus BOWLS are kept . The LOSERS in the FIRST or SECOND Round can PLAY again in any BOWLS but the FOUR CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLS and win and rejoin the Top Twenty five.

  • Ashley Anderson posted 1931 days ago

    Ashley Anderson

    Hey Andy,

    I'm not sure if my message sent, so I'm writing a post. As far as the formatting issue, you might want to fill out the Site Performance Log to let B/R know about that (http://bleacherreport.com/pages/siteperformancelog). Great work on the piece though! I enjoyed reading it.