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(84 replies, posted in Australian Open)

Is the scoring working for the GSFT site - I haven't seen any score updates yet so hopefully...

Worked fine for me also - Have to go to "Edit Teams" - Then you have to delete ALL players on the right (every one)...

Then reselect a maximum of five Top 16 players, no more than two 17-32 and at least one unseeded player...

Then it will save...

Marco - Great to have you back..!!!

Problem is that even when you do that - It will still let you pick 8 top ten players... I believe you are only allowed to select 5 top 16 players and 2 between 17-32 and 1 unseeded...

So some may have to repick once bug is fixed...

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(84 replies, posted in Australian Open)

Awesome...

PS: Appreciate your post on the WTA players forum...!!!

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(84 replies, posted in Australian Open)

So I am manipulated by ATP gurus and I am brainwashed into liking garbage matches... That is craziness...

I have watched tennis as long as you claim to have - I watched Connors/McEnroe and enjoyed it - I watched McEnroe/Borg and enjoyed it... Evert/Navatrolova - Graf/Navatrolova and so on - 80's, 90's - I have enjoyed them all...

I also watched Andy Murray beat Verdasco after falling behind by two sets in the 2013 Wimbledon quarterfinal - Then go on to win his first Slam... I guess you thought that was a fixed match and not a great display of grit and endurance - Anyway - I enjoyed it...

Just because I enjoy watching today's tennis doesn't mean I am brainwashed...

You like to make the people who don't agree with you feel stupid, manipulated, brainwashed and inferior to your great intellect and insight... Enough with your sneaky insults...

You say you are a 30+ year fan of tennis - But It appears you are only a fan of tennis 30+ years ago...

Move on to another topic...

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(84 replies, posted in Australian Open)

Sneaky - What really makes you mad is that I am NOT "naive and very susceptible to
being fooled" by you...

I enjoy watching tennis - if I am being manipulated at least I am enjoying it...

What I do not enjoy are your endless rants...

#TennisRulesSneakyFools

Sneaky - A pure tennis comment - I like it..!!!

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(84 replies, posted in Australian Open)

Like I am going to believe a Google search - The last time I did that I found out that aliens from beneath our FLAT earth killed Kennedy but the Germans changed that history using the Mandela Effect...

Sneaky - You are the one believing in Fairy Tales by supporting all this fake information...

It didn't surprise me when you avoided my previous comment "There is no way to fake a 140 mph serve down the tee or wide off the court... Can't fake running down the returns either... The players are getting better and the competition pool is deeper"...

I have enjoyed watching tennis since 1975 and I still enjoy it today... All of it - I like the storylines - there have always been storylines - Its not hype - its human interest - and the Marquee Players deserve the attention...

Please talk about real tennis and quit this rant on fake tennis - If you only came back to rain on my parade then its a good thing I invested in an umbrella...

#endtheconspiracy

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(84 replies, posted in Australian Open)

Ahhh yes - Thanks you DwightCharles... Nothing like statistics and facts to back up a point...

Very Sneaky of Sneaky to delete posts..!!!

2018 consistent WTA champion - The year of Svitolina..!!!

Could there possibly be two first-time slam winners at this years AO... I say yes... What two would you predict...

I will go with: Simona Halep and Sascha Zverev

Lucky Losers - So I've been thinking about a solution here...

I understand that reopening the brackets after the deadline is not an option so...

There should be a default option to never select a lucky loser...

That option would kick in automatically whenever a lucky loser is added - the bracket would automatically revert to selecting the lucky losers opponent... And fill that opponent into as far as the person who was replaced by the lucky loser was predicted to advance...

Could be called the "No Lucky Loser Option"... System generated by selecting that option in setup... Fair to everyone - with no chance of anyone re-picking after selection period is closed...

I would be first in line to select that and believe many others would select that option as well...

PS: Feel free to call it the "Murreee Option" if you wish...!!!

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(1 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

So I've been thinking about a solution here...

I understand that reopening the brackets after the deadline is not an option so...

There should be a default option to never select a lucky loser...

That option would kick in automatically whenever a lucky loser is added - the bracket would automatically revert to selecting the lucky losers opponent... And fill that opponent into as far as the person who was replaced by the lucky loser was predicted to advance...

Could be called the "No Lucky Loser Option"... System generated by selecting that option in setup... Fair to everyone - with no chance of anyone re-picking after selection period is closed...

I would be first in line to select that and believe many others would select that option as well...

PS: Feel free to call it the "Murreee Option" if you wish...!!!

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(95 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

The info for the test will be erased correct - The email I used for the test was temporary - and My permanent email didn't work... But when i tried to use it it said already in use...

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(22 replies, posted in Off Topic)

I spent the money and watched TLJ again - I must admit a second viewing brings much clarity to a few issues...

Rey took the Jedi scrolls with her - They are seen at the end in the Falcon... Yoda already knew this when he burned down the tree...

Luke had closed himself off from the force after his failure with Kylo - That is why he did not know Han was in trouble and was killed - And why he didn't try to help... Until that point Luke was still trying to restore the Jedi Order by training Ben and about a dozen other padawans...

The action was great - Special Effects and sound great - So I really did enjoy the movie...

Still hated Leia flying through the air..!!! (this is the silliest Star Wars scene ever)..!!!

Thanks guys...

And I understand that reopening the portal would cause many problems - and that waiting till after the tournament starts would cause problems also...

I will keep learning throughout my rookie season...

I disagree to the "would not be fair" comment - everyone equally should be able to repick for a player who drops out before playing the first match... Not looking for any advantage... A fix here would be best (and fair) for everyone...

I had Goerges winning based on study and strategy - That's why it is frustrating... This isn't just one round problem - I had Goerges all the way to the championship... I followed her championship last week and final against Wozniacki - There was no indication that she would withdraw...

Same thing happened last week in ATP bracket... And many times last year... I feel it is worth a look...

Thanks for hearing me out...

The LL (lucky loser) stuff is killing our brackets - When a LL is announced after the deadline but before play begins there should be a way to update our brackets...

I would never have picked Witthoeft to win the Sydney bracket (seriously sick about this)...

Somebody needs to update my bracket to Gavrilova...

Is there a way to see overall point total for the Jedi Masters group on TDC - I can see individual tournaments but not yearly cumulative for our group..???

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(22 replies, posted in Off Topic)

Arvis wrote: "Sorry Mr. Hamill, but both Obi-Wan and Yoda from the OT say you're completely wrong here."


Obiwan and Yoda from the OT were different than Luke in TLJ...

Obiwan was secluded for 17 years to watch over Luke until he could take his place as the chosen one - Yoda was secluded during the same 17 years to prepare to train Luke to save the Jedi Order... Both were trusting in the force and the Jedi order to ultimately prevail...

In TLJ - Luke went into hiding to quit - To bring an end to the Jedi - To feel sorry for himself - To be selfish by leaving Leia to defend the Galaxy by herself...

Luke had lost touch with the force - and with his family - He didn't even know that Han had died...

Anakin tried to save his mother when she cried out to him in his dreams - And the only reason he even turned to the darkside was so he could get powerful enough to keep Padme alive ("I should have been powerful enough to save her - I will become powerful enough to save you")... Anakin was driven to save the ones he loved - And ultimately turned against Palpatine to save Luke...

When Obiwan fought Anakin he tried to save him and when he couldn't he said "Anakin I loved you - You were my brother"

This is Star Wars 101 - When Luke was being trained by Yoda and knew Han and Leia were in trouble he left to save them before his training was complete - During the force awakens everyone wondered - Where is Luke - When Han was left to face Kylo - Where is Luke - Well at the end of the force awakens we see Rey approach Luke and there is hope...

TLJ destroyed that hope by destroying Luke's character - Leaving him bitter - whimpy - whiny and defeated... Sending his astral-projected self at the end to save a fraction of the resistance was a failed attempt at redemption for "the chosen one"...

This is why I feel TLJ had come close to destroying the foundation of the series... But I am hopeful the next movie will fix all this..!!!

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(22 replies, posted in Off Topic)

Aiur you are so right - I Hated to see Luke thinking about killing Kylo - Especially while he was asleep - Luke absolutely saw the good in Vader and should have seen it in Kylo like Rey does - Also, Kylo is Han and Leia's son for goodness sake - Even Obiwan tried to save Anakin when he knew it was his destiny to destroy him...

One of the most enduring themes from the first trilogy was the fact that Luke saw good in Vader - This is Star Wars 101 - TLJ is dangerously close to changing the foundation of Star Wars...

Clearly the producers got this wrong - Hopefully Abrams can fix all this...

Arvis - I do agree with you on one point - "I don't want to lean too heavily on "Middle Of A Three-Part Story" excuse, especially considering what came in the middle of the OT." - There is still hope for a good conclusion..!!!

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(84 replies, posted in Australian Open)

Sneaky Dude - If it frustrates you so much just stop watching - Which is what I am going to do with your posts until you get off this never ending rant you are on...

#lovewatchingtennismatches

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(84 replies, posted in Australian Open)

There is no way to fake a 140 mph serve down the tee or wide off the court... Can't fake running down the returns either... The players are getting better and the competition pool is deeper...

I love the old skool tennis just like you do Sneaky - Big Mac fan - Connors Mac Borg matches are what drew me into the sport... So much respect..!!!

But dissing on the current champions is just wrong...

ps: I hope you arn't buying into the "flat earth theory" - Your propensity for conspiracy is concerning....

Appears I didn't have either intelligent picking or luck..!!!