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dryrunguy
08-23-2008, 02:07 AM
I'm in as TATdryrunguy.

Charlie02123
08-23-2008, 02:14 AM
LOL. Mine popped up as an article about Obama/Biden.

Charlie02123
08-23-2008, 02:15 AM
You can try this one and then click on Racquet Bracket
http://www.tennischannel.com/

Or go directly to one with
http://www.tourneytopia.com/RacquetBracketUsOpenATP/USOpenwta/Default.aspx

suliso
08-23-2008, 07:39 AM
I am in as tatsuliso.

Murray def Djokovic and Dementieva def Safina for me...

dryrunguy
08-23-2008, 10:47 AM
LOL. Mine popped up as an article about Obama/Biden.

LOL! Oops! There's a shocker!

I'll delete it. LOL!

Fiercehart
08-23-2008, 02:39 PM
I'm in as TATfiercehart. Picking Nadal over Djokovic (forgive me and prove me wrong Roger!) and Serena over Dementieva (dreaming on this one)

Charlie02123
08-23-2008, 09:02 PM
I'm in.

Novak over Rafa and Serena over Jelena. Fingers crossed!

mwoods
08-24-2008, 12:26 AM
I'm in as TATmwoods. This is mostly to remind myself.

Jack
08-24-2008, 08:34 AM
I'm in as Jack. (just Jack)

mysterX
08-24-2008, 09:16 AM
TATmysterX is in

Jay
08-24-2008, 02:51 PM
I'm in as Jessie181 :)

forgot to put in the "TAT" before my name :p

I have Venus and Nadal winning. :lipsrsealed:

--cj--
08-24-2008, 04:25 PM
TAT-cj- is all signed up. But my picks seem crazy.

aedra1119
08-25-2008, 10:34 AM
I'm in as TATaedra1119. I have Nole and Elena winning.

dryrunguy
08-25-2008, 10:41 AM
Would someone be interested in tracking the TAT folks throughout the tournament and updating us in this thread re: where our folks are in the standings?

mwoods
08-25-2008, 10:44 AM
Would someone be interested in tracking the TAT folks throughout the tournament and updating us in this thread re: where our folks are in the standings?

I can do it. Everyone let me know if I'm missing your entry in the first couple days.

dryrunguy
08-25-2008, 11:04 AM
I can do it. Everyone let me know if I'm missing your entry in the first couple days.

Thanks a million, mwoods! I think the Racquet Brackets often get lost with everything else that's going on.

Now that I've brought it up, I'm fairly certain I'll finish last among the TATeurs. My karma sucks.

mwoods
08-25-2008, 11:11 AM
Thanks a million, mwoods! I think the Racquet Brackets often get lost with everything else that's going on.

Now that I've brought it up, I'm fairly certain I'll finish last among the TATeurs. My karma sucks.

Ha! I was thinking of a cutoff (maybe top 10/15 TATeurs) to avoid embarrassment (primarily my own). :)

dryrunguy
08-25-2008, 11:14 AM
Ha! I was thinking of a cutoff (maybe top 10/15 TATeurs) to avoid embarrassment (primarily my own). :)

Actually, if there are a lot of us, you may want to do that just to salvage your sanity. ;)

mwoods
08-25-2008, 10:05 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Women

Note: I went down the standings looking for any name with TAT before it or any other name I recognized, but I still likely missed some TATeurs. Let me know if you should be on this leaderboard and you're not!

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

suliso: 25 points, 19th place (out of 2283), top 1%
fiercehart: 25 points, 19th place, top 1%
Jack: 25 points, 19th place, top 1%
mysterX: 25 points, 19th place, top 1%
tscott415: 25 points, 19th place, top 1%
mmmm8: 24 points, 53rd place, top 2%
--cj--: 23 points, 151st place, top 7%
JTContinental: 23 points, 151st place, top 7%
TennisAnyone74: 23 points, 151st place, top 7%
oohsalmon: 23 points, 151st place, top 7%
moose: 23 points, 151st place, top 7%
jjnow: 23 points, 151st place, top 7%

Pretty impressive, TATeurs!

FYI, 1st place overall right now is antomeno with 28 points.

And to make anyone who didn't make the list feel better, I'm currently rocking 18 points, 1919th place, top 84% (like the SAT's all over again...). And if you still don't feel better, ask me how that Kirilinko-Safarova 4th-round meeting is looking. :)

Upward and onward!

mwoods
08-25-2008, 10:28 PM
OMG, I accidentally edited the second day's results over this post rather than quoting them to make a new one. Hope you're not looking for Day One standings! Sorry!

mrjiggyfly2
08-25-2008, 10:51 PM
mwoods,

i'm in as mrjiggyfly2. I'm tied for 110 in the men's and tied for151 in the women's :)

mwoods
08-25-2008, 10:58 PM
mwoods,

i'm in as mrjiggyfly2. I'm tied for 110 in the men's and tied for151 in the women's :)

Thanks! So sorry! I won't miss you again!

nelslus
08-25-2008, 10:58 PM
I'm in as nelslus- 1,187th in men's, 381st in women's.

My man is in as tenor777- 1,187th in men's also, 151st in women's.

:rolleyes:

dryrunguy
08-25-2008, 11:01 PM
Thanks for the updates, mwoods!

mwoods
08-25-2008, 11:03 PM
Thanks for the updates, mwoods!

No worries! Nelslus and tenor, I'll get you tomorrow!

mwoods
08-26-2008, 09:45 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Women

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

fiercehart: 52 points, 1st place (out of 2283), top 1%

Tscott415: 48 points, 33rd place, top 1%
--cj--: 48 points, 33rd place, top 1%
mysterX: 48 points, 33rd place, top 1%
suliso: 47 points, 66th place, top 3%
mmmm8: 47 points, 66th place, top 3%
Jack: 47 points, 66th place, top 3%
JTContinental: 47 points, 66th place, top 3%
tenor777: 47 points, 66th place, top 3%
Scotty: 46 points, 123rd place, top 5%
mrjiggyfly2: 46 points, 123rd place, top 5%


Keep it up, TATeurs!

--cj--
08-26-2008, 09:46 PM
whew... i needed some good news.

dryrunguy
08-26-2008, 09:50 PM
Way to go Fiercehart and all of the other TATeurs! With such notable company, I couldn't care less that I'm not on the list! Now I know why! :thumbsup:

suliso
08-26-2008, 09:51 PM
So far so good - I've lost only three 3rd round picks and one 4th round pick (Chakvetadze) :)

But I do have some big upsets like Domi beating Agnieszka and Venus back to back and Wozniacki reaching SF... :rolleyes:

mrjiggyfly2
08-26-2008, 09:55 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Women

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

fiercehart: 52 points, 1st place (out of 2283), top 1%

Tscott415: 48 points, 33rd place, top 1%
--cj--: 48 points, 33rd place, top 1%
mysterX: 48 points, 33rd place, top 1%
suliso: 47 points, 66th place, top 3%
mmmm8: 47 points, 66th place, top 3%
Jack: 47 points, 66th place, top 3%
JTContinental: 47 points, 66th place, top 3%
tenor777: 47 points, 66th place, top 3%
Scotty: 46 points, 123rd place, top 5%
mrjiggyfly2: 46 points, 123rd place, top 5%


Keep it up, TATeurs!


Way to go team, especially Fiercehart!!!!!

mwoods
08-26-2008, 10:04 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Men

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

fiercehart: 38 points, 26th place (out of 3704), top 1%
Jack: 36 points, 247th place, top 7%
Scotty: 36 points, 247th place, top 7%
dryrunguy: 35 points, 566th place, top 15%
JTContinental: 35 points, 566th place, top 15%
nelslus: 35 points, 566th place, top 15%
aedra1119: 35 points, 566th place, top 15%
mwoods: 35 points, 566th place, top 15%
mmmm8: 35 points, 566th place, top 15%
Charlie02123: 35 points, 566th place, top 15%

Mad props to fiercehart.

FYI, 1st place overall right now is 42 points.

Go, TAT, go!

JTContinental
08-26-2008, 10:06 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Men

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

fiercehart: 38 points, 26th place (out of 3704), top 1%
Jack: 36 points, 247th place, top 7%
Scotty: 36 points, 247th place, top 7%
dryrunguy: 35 points, 566th place, top 15%
JTContinental: 35 points, 566th place, top 15%
nelslus: 35 points, 566th place, top 15%
aedra1119: 35 points, 566th place, top 15%
mwoods: 35 points, 566th place, top 15%
mmmm8: 35 points, 566th place, top 15%
Charlie02123: 35 points, 566th place, top 15%

Mad props to fiercehart.

FYI, 1st place overall right now is 42 points.

Go, TAT, go!

Woo hoo! Baby needs a new visor and oddly stretchy shirt!

Fiercehart
08-27-2008, 07:49 AM
Way to go Fiercehart and all of the other TATeurs! With such notable company, I couldn't care less that I'm not on the list! Now I know why! :thumbsup:

Thanks everyone! I hope I can keep this up and it's my consolation prize for being out of both suicide pools. I'm not bitter or anything Casey Dellacqua/Oli Rochus!

Charlie02123
08-27-2008, 01:59 PM
Now that I've brought it up, I'm fairly certain I'll finish last among the TATeurs. My karma sucks.

LOL! You're tied for third among TATers on the ATP side! Dead last on WTA. :p

:hyst:

dryrunguy
08-27-2008, 02:01 PM
LOL! You're tied for third among TATers on the ATP side! Dead last on WTA. :p

:hyst:


Dead last for EVERYONE in the whole contest or just TATeurs?

If it's the first, I should win SOMETHING. LOL!

Charlie02123
08-27-2008, 02:03 PM
I'll do a quick update to give mwoods a breather.

Top Ten on TAT :p - WTA (out of 2283)

2 Fiercehart :shocked:
9 mysterx
53 Suliso
53 mmmm8
104 cj
172 jjnow
172 salmon
172 Charlie (meeeeee!)
4 tied at 271 - aedra, Scotty, TennisAnyone, TScott

Top Ten on TAT - ATP (out of 3704)

21 Fiercehart
213 Scotty
487 - dry, mmmm8, aedra, charlie
925 - mwoods, mysterx, jjnow
1486 - TScott, TennisAnyone, Salmon

Charlie02123
08-27-2008, 02:03 PM
Dead last for EVERYONE in the whole contest or just TATeurs?

If it's the first, I should win SOMETHING. LOL!

Just TAT. You're 2059 out of 2283.

So you're beating over 200 people!

Charlie02123
08-27-2008, 02:04 PM
AHH! They just did an update literally right after I posted standings.

Bastards.

JTContinental
08-27-2008, 02:05 PM
I'll do a quick update to give mwoods a breather.

Top Ten on TAT :p - WTA (out of 2283)

2 Fiercehart :shocked:
9 mysterx
53 Suliso
53 mmmm8
104 cj
172 jjnow
172 salmon
172 Charlie (meeeeee!)
4 tied at 271 - aedra, Scotty, TennisAnyone, TScott

Top Ten on TAT - ATP (out of 3704)

21 Fiercehart
213 Scotty
487 - dry, mmmm8, aedra, charlie
925 - mwoods, mysterx, jjnow
1486 - TScott, TennisAnyone, Salmon

Hey, what happened to me? I'm 40 on the WTA side.

suliso
08-27-2008, 02:06 PM
Charlie, you forgot Jack and nelslus (T263 for ATP)

dryrunguy
08-27-2008, 02:06 PM
AHH! They just did an update literally right after I posted standings.

Bastards.

Let me guess... I dropped even lower. :cheesy:

Charlie02123
08-27-2008, 02:08 PM
Let me guess... I dropped even lower. :cheesy:
You moved up! Congrats!

Charlie02123
08-27-2008, 02:09 PM
Hey, what happened to me? I'm 40 on the WTA side.

Charlie, you forgot Jack and nelslus (T263 for ATP)
Sorry gang. I only typed in TAT and looked at those.

I would feel bad, but it's your own fault. :p

dryrunguy
08-27-2008, 02:09 PM
Oh, just checked out my bracket.

You'll love this, Charlie. I have Petrova making the semis from the top quarter (beating Ana in the quarters... could have sworn I picked Kanepi to beat Ana, but I only have her beating Dechy in R2, which, well, is a match that's not happening)! I totally forgot! Go Nadia! If she makes the semis, I might be able to scratch into the top 1500! :cheesy:

And yes, I did have Bepa in the semis as well. :mad:

Charlie02123
08-27-2008, 02:10 PM
Okay, new rankings out!

WTA Side

Our top TATers moved up!

Fiercehart is now FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mysterx is 5th!
Suliso and tenor7777 are tied for 40th!

Go TAT!


ATP Side

Fiercehart is now 11th.
Dry, mmmm8, and nelslus are tied for 263rd.

Charlie02123
08-27-2008, 02:11 PM
Oh, just checked out my bracket.

You'll love this, Charlie. I have Petrova making the semis from the top quarter! I totally forgot!

And yes, I did have Bepa in the semis as well.

:D

We can crash and burn together.

JTContinental
08-27-2008, 02:13 PM
Okay, new rankings out!

WTA Side

Our top TATers moved up!

Fiercehart is now FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mysterx is 5th!
Suliso and tenor7777 are tied for 40th!

Go TAT!


ATP Side

Fiercehart is now 11th.
Dry, mmmm8, and nelslus are tied for 263rd.

And I'm still 40 on the WTA side. I demand a new fact checker!

Charlie02123
08-27-2008, 02:20 PM
WTA Side

Fiercehart is now FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mysterx is 5th!
Suliso and tenor7777 are tied for 40th!


And I'm still 40 on the WTA side. I demand a new fact checker!
Oh good lord.

Fiercehart is first
Mysterx is 5th
Suliso, tenor7777, and JTentitledContinental are tied for 40th.

:p

mwoods
08-27-2008, 05:47 PM
Thanks, Charlie!

I'll update tonight...after I go see Hamlet 2!

dryrunguy
08-27-2008, 05:58 PM
Thanks, Charlie!

I'll update tonight...after I go see Hamlet 2!

Words.

Words.

Words.

mwoods
08-27-2008, 10:26 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Women

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

fiercehart: 76 points, 1st place alone (out of 2283), top 1%

mysterX: 74 points, 3rd place, top 1%
JTContinental: 71 points, 29th place, top 1%
mrjiggyfly2: 70 points, 51st place, top 2%
suliso: 69 points, 86th place, top 4%
jjnow: 69 points, 86th place, top 4%
Jack: 69 points, 86th place, top 4%
Charlie02123: 69 points, 86th place, top 4%
tenor777: 69 points, 86th place, top 4%
--cj--: 68 points, 140th place, top 6%


Futility Report: Bad news, I'm in 1657th place. Good news, I didn't lose any more quarterfinalists today! :rolleyes:

Keep it up, TATeurs!

mwoods
08-27-2008, 10:43 PM
I've got to stop accidentally editing over the old standings...

Sorry!

mysterX
08-28-2008, 06:58 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Women

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

fiercehart: 76 points, 1st place alone (out of 2283), top 1%

mysterX: 74 points, 3rd place, top 1%
JTContinental: 71 points, 29th place, top 1%
mrjiggyfly2: 70 points, 51st place, top 2%
suliso: 69 points, 86th place, top 4%
jjnow: 69 points, 86th place, top 4%
Jack: 69 points, 86th place, top 4%
Charlie02123: 69 points, 86th place, top 4%
tenor777: 69 points, 86th place, top 4%
--cj--: 68 points, 140th place, top 6%


Futility Report: Bad news, I'm in 1657th place. Good news, I didn't lose any more quarterfinalists today! :rolleyes:

Keep it up, TATeurs!

It was fun while it lasted, but I've gotta think that picking Ivanovic to win is probably not going to help me much going forward. :(

Good luck fiercehart and the rest of the top 10

mwoods
08-28-2008, 07:13 PM
It was fun while it lasted, but I've gotta think that picking Ivanovic to win is probably not going to help me much going forward. :(

Good luck fiercehart and the rest of the top 10

Yeah. I'm thinking the Ana and Vera losses will eventually (though not immediately) end some hopes. When I do the update tonight, I'll make special note of those who didn't pick them to go far, and therefore still have a decent shot at finishing well.

mwoods
08-28-2008, 08:41 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Women

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

fiercehart: 94 points, 8th place (out of 2283), top 1%
Charlie020123: 91 points, 42nd place, top 2%
mysterX: 90 points, 75th place, top 3%
--cj--: 90 points, 75th place, top 3%
JTContinental: 89 points, 119th place, top 5%
jjnow: 89 points, 119th place, top 5%
oohsalmon: 89 points, 119th place, top 5%
tenor777: 89 points, 119th place, top 5%
nelslus: 88 points, 169th place, top 7%
mrjiggyfly2: 88 points, 169th place, top 7%
Tscott415: 88 points, 169th place, top 7%


Futility Report: I'm down to 1727th place. But I picked Ana to lose today! :) But to Casey... :(

As for those from our top ten with the most "upside," salmon hasn't lost a single quarterfinalist yet, even with Ana and Vera going out today! Those form the top ten who have only lost one quarterfinalist are cj, Tscott, mrjiggyfly2, tenor777, and Charlie.

Good luck, TATeurs!

mwoods
08-28-2008, 08:53 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Men

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

fiercehart: 81 points, 1st place (out of 3704), top 1%

mwoods: 75 points, 88th place, top 2%
Jack: 75 points, 88th place, top 2%
Scotty: 73 points, 248th place, top 7%
Charlie02123: 73 points, 248th place, top 7%
mysterX: 72 points, 387th place, top 10%
mrjiggyfly2: 72 points, 387th place, top 10%
dryrunguy: 72 points, 387th place, top 10%
JTContinental: 72 points, 387th place, top 10%
jjnow: 70 points, 862nd place, top 23%


Fiercehart loses first in the women, takes it over in the men. Just remarkable!

Done do it, TATeurs.

dryrunguy
08-28-2008, 08:55 PM
Thanks again for all of your help, mwoods!

I really stink at brackets. :o I still have all of my finalists, though. Then again, I'm sure everyone else does, too.

Charlie02123
08-28-2008, 11:15 PM
I still have all of my finalists, though. Then again, I'm sure everyone else does, too.
Not after Ana going out today!

Charlie02123
08-28-2008, 11:16 PM
BTW, I am STOKED that I picked Ana to lose in the round of 16. I really thought I was pushing it when I put Petrova in the quarters, but she could be the favorite to get there. Of course, it's still pushing it that I put her in the semis...

oohsalmon
08-28-2008, 11:23 PM
As for those from our top ten with the most "upside," salmon hasn't lost a single quarterfinalist yet, even with Ana and Vera going out today!

Exciting!

I've never won a contest where you actually get a physical prize. Not that I'm anywhere near close to winning now, but I did the predictor thing to show that if all the matches go exactly my way, I'll place! :cheesy:

mwoods
08-30-2008, 12:09 AM
Tennischannel.com being slow on the standings update tonight + me wanting some sleep = updates in the morning!

Charlie02123
08-30-2008, 02:29 AM
Quick check - I just put TAT in the search thing. Top "TAT"ers.

WTA (out of 2283!)

6 fiercehart
22 Charlie
36 mysterX
55 jjnow
55 oohsalmon
106 -cj-
242 mmmm8
295 TennisAnyone
390 Suliso
390 TScott

ATP (out of 3704!)

2 fiercehart
89 Charlie
89 mwoods
358 mysterX
358 dryrunguy
536 Scotty
1030 mmmm8
1323 jjnow
1620 oohsalmon

Go TAT go!

Charlie02123
08-30-2008, 02:39 AM
Oooooh! I just tried the 'what if' scenario. There is a slim chance for me to win in both pools if everything goes EXACTLY right. Anyone know Satan's cell number? :)

mwoods
08-30-2008, 09:17 AM
Thanks, Charlie!

Looks like they still haven't updated the standings to include the night matches from last night (strange, they're usually pretty quick). So Charlie's standings are still the latest, though I will add (some names w/o TAT):

Women:

JTContinental: 55th place
mrjiggyfly2: 73rd place
tenor777: 146th place
Jack: 242nd place
Jessie181: 242nd place
nelslus: 390th place

Men:

Jack: 26th place
JTContinental: 358th place
mrjiggyfly2: 358th place
Jessie181: 536th place
nelslus: 1030th place
tenor777: 1620th place

mwoods
08-30-2008, 10:05 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Women

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

fiercehart: 121 points, 10th place (out of 2283), top 1%
Charlie020123: 121 points, 10th place, top 1%
mysterX: 117 points, 59th place, top 3%
oohsalmon: 116 points, 84th place, top 4%
TennisAnyone74: 113 points, 204th place, top 9%
jjnow: 113 points, 204th place, top 9%
JTContinental: 113 points, 204th place, top 9%
tenor777: 113 points, 204th place, top 9%
mrjiggyfly2: 112 points, 271st place, top 12%
aedra1119: 111 points, 349th place, top 15%
mmmm8: 111 points, 349th place, top 15%
Scotty: 111 points, 349th place, top 15%
Jack: 111 points, 349th place, top 15%


Gettin' down to the nitty gritty, TATeurs!

mwoods
08-30-2008, 10:17 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Men

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

fiercehart: 113 points, 66th place (out of 3704), top 2%
Charlie02123: 110 points, 195th place, top 5%
dryrunguy: 109 points, 272nd place, top 7%
mwoods: 109 points, 272nd place, top 7%
mrjiggyfly2: 108, 372nd place, top 10%
Scotty: 107 points, 489th place, top 13%
Jack: 107 points, 489th place, top 13%
Jessie181: 107 points, 489th place, top 13%
jjnow: 103 points, 1216th place, top 33%
JTContinental: 103 points, 1216th place, top 33%
nelslus: 103 points, 1216th place, top 33%


(Insert generic inspirational phrase), TATeurs!

dryrunguy
08-30-2008, 10:56 PM
Fiercehart leading both! Again, right? Well done!

Charlie02123
08-31-2008, 12:57 AM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Women

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

fiercehart: 121 points, 10th place (out of 2283), top 1%
Charlie020123: 121 points, 10th place, top 1%


I'm honestly shocked that I'm doing so well on the WTA side. Who knew that getting 10 of 16 fourth rounders right would turn out to be excellent?

It will be a lot harder now that Nadia, my semifinalist, lost, but if all the people I picked to win do and all the matches I can't score on have the biggest upsets possible happen, I could still win by one point! Have a one percent chance this late in the tournament is very exciting. :cheesy:

mwoods
08-31-2008, 10:20 PM
Tennischannel.com hasn't updated in several hours, so the standings are hanging there mid-round. Whenever they finish updating for the whole round, I'll post!

Edit: Read, probably tomorrow morning. :)

Charlie02123
08-31-2008, 10:36 PM
Oh wow! I'm tied for 7th on the WTA side at the moment! CRAZY!

If everything goes exactly right I can still tie for first!

Charlie02123
08-31-2008, 10:41 PM
Aw. They just updated and bumped me down to 9. :(

mwoods
08-31-2008, 11:40 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Women

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

fiercehart: 131 points, 9th place (out of 2283), top 1%
Charlie020123: 131 points, 9th place, top 1%
oohsalmon: 126 points, 85th place, top 4%
jjnow: 123 points, 209th place, top 9%
TennisAnyone74: 123 points, 209th place, top 9%
tenor777: 123 points, 209th place, top 9%
mysterX: 122 points, 267th place, top 12%
mrjiggyfly2: 122 points, 267th place, top 12%
aedra1119: 121 points, 336th place, top 15%
mmmm8: 121 points, 336th place, top 15%
Scotty: 121 points, 336th place, top 15%


Shouldn't be a whole lot of separation tomorrow, as nearly everyone has neither Mauresmo nor Pennetta, but does have Dinara, Venus, and Serena winning. (One exception being fiercehart, who took Aggie!)

Still quite a nice showing, TATeurs!

mwoods
08-31-2008, 11:54 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Men

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

fiercehart: 122 points, 482nd place (out of 3704), top 13%
Charlie02123: 122 points, 482nd place, top 13%
Jessie181: 122 points, 482nd place, top 13%
Scotty: 122 points, 482nd place, top 13%
mwoods: 121 points, 626th place, top 17%
dryrunguy: 121 points , 626th place, top 17%
nelslus: 121 points , 626th place, top 17%
mrjiggyfly2: 120 points, 781st place, top 21%
jjnow: 118 points, 1086th place, top 29%
tenor777: 117 points, 1271st place, top 34%


Um, better luck tomorrow, TATeurs!

Charlie02123
08-31-2008, 11:58 PM
It cracks me up how we're all so much better on the WTA side.

Fiercehart
09-01-2008, 06:04 AM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Women

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

fiercehart: 131 points, 9th place (out of 2283), top 1%
Charlie020123: 131 points, 9th place, top 1%
oohsalmon: 126 points, 85th place, top 4%
jjnow: 123 points, 209th place, top 9%
TennisAnyone74: 123 points, 209th place, top 9%
tenor777: 123 points, 209th place, top 9%
mysterX: 122 points, 267th place, top 12%
mrjiggyfly2: 122 points, 267th place, top 12%
aedra1119: 121 points, 336th place, top 15%
mmmm8: 121 points, 336th place, top 15%
Scotty: 121 points, 336th place, top 15%


Shouldn't be a whole lot of separation tomorrow, as nearly everyone has neither Mauresmo nor Pennetta, but does have Dinara, Venus, and Serena winning. (One exception being fiercehart, who took Aggie!)

Still quite a nice showing, TATeurs!

I've been regretting that pick for a few days now. Think Venus is going to romp. And I'm pulling for her anyway. Go Vee!!

mwoods
09-01-2008, 11:07 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Women

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

Charlie020123: 146 points, 8th place (out of 2283), top 1%
fiercehart: 141 points, 69th place, top 3%
oohsalmon: 141 points, 69th place, top 3%
jjnow: 138 points, 177th place, top 8%
TennisAnyone74: 138 points, 177th place, top 8%
tenor777: 138 points, 177th place, top 8%
aedra1119: 136 points, 285th place, top 12%
mmmm8: 136 points, 285th place, top 12%
Scotty: 136 points, 285th place, top 12%
nelslus: 134 points, 436th place, top 19%


1st place overall right now is "taekwondo&tennisrules" (the man knows what he likes, and subject-verb agreement is not it) with 156 points, who made the WTF pick of the week, Pennetta in the quarters (pretty impressive). However, he does not have all four semifinalists remaining, having lost Zvonareva.

Of those TATeurs currently on the list, the ones with all four semifinalists left are: jj, TA, aedra, mmmm8, Scotty, tenor, and nelslus.

Hold out hope, TATeurs!

mwoods
09-01-2008, 11:18 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Men

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

fiercehart: 137 points, 285th place (out of 3704), top 8%
Charlie02123: 137 points, 285th place, top 8%
Jessie181: 137 points, 285th place, top 8%
Scotty: 137 points, 285th place, top 8%
dryrunguy: 136 points, 374th place, top 10%
nelslus: 136 points, 374th place, top 10%
jjnow: 133 points, 637th place, top 17%
tenor777: 132 points, 770th place, top 21%
mwoods: 131 points, 923rd place, top 25%
Jack: 131 points, 923rd place, top 25%


Keep your head up, TATeurs!

Charlie02123
09-01-2008, 11:56 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Women

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

Charlie020123: 146 points, 8th place (out of 2283), top 1%


HOLY CRAP! Still?

I think that I need Safina to lose to Pennetta for me to have a chance of staying in the top 50ish. I put Petrova in the semis, and the only reason it hasn't hurt me yet is because most people had Ivanovic in at least the quarters.

Charlie02123
09-01-2008, 11:57 PM
1st place overall right now is "taekwondo&tennisrules" (the man knows what he likes, and subject-verb agreement is not it) with 156 points, who made the WTF pick of the week, Pennetta in the quarters (pretty impressive). However, he does not have all four semifinalists remaining, having lost Zvonareva.

:cheesy:
You crack me up.

mwoods
09-02-2008, 09:32 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Men

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

Charlie02123: 152 points, 188th place (out of 3704), top 5%
Jessie181: 152 points, 188th place, top 5%
fiercehart: 147 points, 546th place, top 15%
Scotty: 147 points, 546th place, top 15%
dryrunguy: 146 points, 666th place, top 18%
nelslus: 146 points, 666th place, top 18%
mrjiggyfly2: 145 points, 783rd place, top 21%
jjnow: 143 points, 1028th place, top 28%
tenor777: 142 points, 1165th place, top 31%
mwoods: 141 points, 1301st place, top 35%
Jack: 141 points, 1301st place, top 35%


First of all, dry and nelslus, I'm watching my back. ;)

And, our two hopes (Charlie and Jessie) both have all their semifinalists left (Rafa, Andy, Novak, Roger)! Charlie's taking Novak over Rafa, and Jessie has Rafa over Roger in the finals. Good luck, guys!

Home stretch, TATeurs!

NOTE: Women's standings haven't been updated (strangely). I'm sure everyone and their mom picked Jelena, but I'll wait until it's official.

dryrunguy
09-02-2008, 09:39 PM
dryrunguy: 146 points, 666th place, top 18%
nelslus: 146 points, 666th place, top 18%


First of all, dry and nelslus, I'm watching my back. ;)



I go by Dry, but my real name is Damien.

Nelslus, I hear, on Thursdays only, goes by Damienette...

mwoods
09-02-2008, 09:46 PM
Nelslus, I hear, on Thursdays only, goes by Damienette...

Down at The Devil's Playground?

dryrunguy
09-02-2008, 09:49 PM
Down at The Devil's Playground?

I believe the locals call it Soldier Field...

mwoods
09-02-2008, 09:51 PM
I believe the locals call it Soldier Field...

:)

nelslus
09-02-2008, 09:54 PM
I believe the locals call it Soldier Field...

Dry, of course, is always more partial to sailors (talk about playin' the field!!!!) And not just on Thursdays. :gorgeous:

mwoods
09-04-2008, 02:13 AM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Women

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

TennisAnyone74: 178 points, 59th place (out of 2283), top 3%
aedra1119: 176 points, 98th place, top 4%
mmmm8: 176 points, 98th place, top 4%
Scotty: 176 points, 98th place, top 4%
Charlie02123: 176 points, 98th place, top 4%
mrjiggyfly2: 172 points, 201st place, top 9%
oohsalmon: 171 points, 236th place, top 10%
fiercehart: 171 points, 236th place, top 10%
Tscott415: 169 points, 311th place, top 14%
mwoods: 169 points, 311th place, top 14%


Aedra is the only remaining TATeur with a chance of finishing in the overall top 10, needing Elena to beat Dinara in the finals.

Still a pretty impressive showing, TATeurs!

mwoods
09-04-2008, 02:28 AM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Men

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

Charlie02123: 172 points, 107th place (out of 3704), top 3%
Jessie181: 172 points, 107th place, top 3%
fiercehart: 167 points, 339th place, top 9%
dryrunguy: 166 points, 416th place, top 11%
nelslus: 166 points, 416th place, top 11%
mrjiggyfly2: 165 points, 500th place, top 13%
jjnow: 163 points, 664th place, top 18%
tenor777: 162 points, 752nd place, top 20%
Jack: 161 points, 832nd place, top 22%
Scotty: 157 points, 1229th place, top 33%


Charlie can finish as high as 9th (Novak over Rafa), and Jessie can finish as high as 18th (Rafa over Roger).

Keep watching the skies, TATeurs!

jjnow
09-04-2008, 07:32 AM
We're kinda like a broken dynasty. Remember the days when we used to pwn these things?

TennisAnyone74
09-04-2008, 07:46 AM
We're kinda like a broken dynasty. Remember the days when we used to pwn these things?

"pwn"?

TA

jjnow
09-04-2008, 10:22 AM
"pwn"?

TA
Sorry. I've picked that up from Jean.

It's internet slang. Apparently so many people typo "own" as "pwn," it's become a term unto itself.

Ex: "U got pwned!!!!!111"

TennisAnyone74
09-04-2008, 11:12 AM
Sorry. I've picked that up from Jean.

It's internet slang. Apparently so many people typo "own" as "pwn," it's become a term unto itself.

Ex: "U got pwned!!!!!111"

Gotcha! Thanks.

TA

aedra1119
09-04-2008, 11:25 AM
Aedra is the only remaining TATeur with a chance of finishing in the overall top 10, needing Elena to beat Dinara in the finals.

Still a pretty impressive showing, TATeurs!

I guess I know who I'm cheering for this weekend!

patrick
09-04-2008, 11:57 AM
I guess I know who I'm cheering for this weekend!

Serena and Jelena.

aedra1119
09-04-2008, 12:16 PM
Serena and Jelena.

Ummm...nope. I want another t-shirt! :p

mwoods
09-04-2008, 12:38 PM
Ummm...nope. I want another t-shirt! :p

You mean, you want:

2nd - 10th Place Prizes: One copy of “The Open Book: Celebrating 40 Years of America’s Grand Slam” published by Triumph Books. A celebration of the sport and spectacle of tennis’s most electrifying event.

The book's title is a play on words. So bad. So good.

aedra1119
09-04-2008, 12:50 PM
You mean, you want:

2nd - 10th Place Prizes: One copy of “The Open Book: Celebrating 40 Years of America’s Grand Slam” published by Triumph Books. A celebration of the sport and spectacle of tennis’s most electrifying event.

The book's title is a play on words. So bad. So good.

LOL. I never even thought to look at the prizes.

patrick
09-04-2008, 01:13 PM
Ummm...nope. I want another t-shirt! :p

Dinara winning the final over Elena, then.

Charlie02123
09-04-2008, 02:21 PM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Women

Charlie02123: 176 points, 98th place, top 4%


Well damn. Not picking Dinara to make the semis killed me.

mwoods
09-07-2008, 10:09 PM
Final USO Racquet Bracket Standings: Women

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

Scotty: 246 points, 25th place (out of 2283), top 1%
Charlie02123: 246 points, 25th place, top 1%
mrjiggyfly2: 242 points, 44th place, top 2%
TennisAnyone74: 228 points, 156th place, top 7%
mmmm8: 226 points, 177th place, top 8%
oohsalmon: 221 points, 243rd place, top 11%
fiercehart: 221 points, 243rd place, top 11%
mwoods: 219 points, 281st place, top 12%
Jack: 211 points, 406th place, top 18%
TScott415: 189 points, 732nd place, top 32%


Dag, TATeurs, nobody scores "The Open Book." If you're anything like me, that'll mean many sleepless nights in the near future. :rolleyes:

1st place overall was Classic Chrissie with 256 points. She'll (he'll?) be the one with enough Tennis Warehouse sweatshirts to stuff a twin mattress. Congrats!

But more importantly, congrats to Scotty and Charlie for being the top TATeurs!

Scotty
09-07-2008, 10:14 PM
Final USO Racquet Bracket Standings: Women

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

Scotty: 246 points, 25th place (out of 2283), top 1%
Charlie02123: 246 points, 25th place, top 1%
mrjiggyfly2: 242 points, 44th place, top 2%
TennisAnyone74: 228 points, 156th place, top 7%
mmmm8: 226 points, 177th place, top 8%
oohsalmon: 221 points, 243rd place, top 11%
fiercehart: 221 points, 243rd place, top 11%
mwoods: 219 points, 281st place, top 12%
Jack: 211 points, 406th place, top 18%
TScott415: 189 points, 732nd place, top 32%


Dag, TATeurs, nobody scores "The Open Book." If you're anything like me, that'll mean many sleepless nights in the near future. :rolleyes:

1st place overall was Classic Chrissie with 256 points. She'll (he'll?) be the one with enough Tennis Warehouse sweatshirts to stuff a twin mattress. Congrats!

But more importantly, congrats to Scotty and Charlie for being the top TATeurs!

Well, would you LOOK at that!
I'm just going to sit here and bask in my glory for a moment. ;)
















In the immortal words of JJ "How much is MY check?" :cheesy:

Charlie02123
09-07-2008, 10:20 PM
Well what do you know? If I had pick Safina to make the semis instead of Petrova, I would have won the whole blooming thing! Crazy world. I still love you Nadia! (Although you owe me a gift card! :p)

dryrunguy
09-07-2008, 11:26 PM
Well what do you know? If I had pick Safina to make the semis instead of Petrova, I would have won the whole blooming thing! Crazy world. I still love you Nadia! (Although you owe me a gift card! :p)

Nadia SHOULD have made the semis! It was just an unfortunate bump that didn't happen.

But NEXT time!

Charlie02123
09-07-2008, 11:33 PM
But NEXT time!

Wait, next time Nadia will makes the semis, or next time I'll win the bracket? I'm trying to imagine which one is more unfathomable. :p

Jay
09-08-2008, 12:35 AM
USO Racquet Bracket Standings Update: Men

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

Charlie02123: 172 points, 107th place (out of 3704), top 3%
Jessie181: 172 points, 107th place, top 3%
Charlie can finish as high as 9th (Novak over Rafa), and Jessie can finish as high as 18th (Rafa over Roger).

Keep watching the skies, TATeurs!

Well look at that. Rafa screwed Charlie and I over.:mad:


We're kinda like a broken dynasty. Remember the days when we used to pwn these things?
I know! first it was M8 winning a Wii, then you winning.......a racquet? I forget...then three or four or five of us getting 4th place last year at Wimbledon (I never got the shirt and visor after a few angry emails. oh well :p )
and now we can't even get in the top ten :p


Sorry. I've picked that up from Jean.

It's internet slang. Apparently so many people typo "own" as "pwn," it's become a term unto itself.

Ex: "U got pwned!!!!!111"
I think Jeanne got it from me. :p
I got it from my nephew lol
(although, Jeanne could have gotten it from wtaworld, too, idk.)

But yeah, I think I read somewhere that it's actually "gamer" slang. It originally came from online gamers. I don't know why the "p" was put in instead of the "o," though. :p
Although, your theory(?) makes more sense.

-Edit- Wiki says yours is correct. It's just a typo'd "own." It did originate from online gamers, though.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pwn

mwoods
09-09-2008, 02:39 AM
FINAL USO Racquet Bracket Standings: Men

Top 10 TATeurs (with ties)

mwoods: 241 points, 113th place (out of 3704), top 3%
Tenor777: 232 points, 289th place, top 8%
Jessie181: 212 points, 882nd place, top 24%
nelslus: 206 points, 1065th place, top 29%
oohsalmon: 198 points, 1298th place, top 35%
Charlie02123: 192 points, 1542nd place, top 42%
fiercehart: 187 points, 1787th place, top 48%
dryrunguy: 186 points, 1844th place, top 50%
mrjiggyfly2: 185 points, 1898th place, top 51%
jjnow: 183 points, 2003rd place, top 54%
Suliso: 183 points, 2003rd place, top 54%


1st place overall was boswell with 275 points.

'Til Melbourne!

TennisAnyone74
09-09-2008, 06:32 AM
Thanks for giving us the updates mwoods!

auntTA ;)

dryrunguy
09-09-2008, 07:55 AM
We had some folks who really did well! Woo hoo!

Thanks again for doing this mwoods!