Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Exceptions to Every Rule

"Titan, make sure the blog reports that my serve was much improved tonight. And that it was the 'Chemist' throwing in those free points today" avered Carl 'Speedy Legs' Gessman as darkness fell over Kinsley. 'SL' had wandered by the tennis courts and stepped in ably to give the Titan, George 'Chemist' Hauss and Stuart 'not ESPN' Scott the opportunity to play a (near complete) second set. The 'boisterous blowhard' had paired with 'not ESPN' in the opener against the tandem of 'Chemist' and Chris the 'Prosac Kid.' TT/not ESPN succumbed in the tie breaker (6-7 [2]). A strong effort by 'not ESPN' made this set surprisingly very competitive. 'Not ESPN's problems reacting at net were nicely surmounted by his crisp ground strokes from the baseline, effective lobbing, and 'generous George' throwing in a slew of doubles and often shanking his slice return. Stu continued to shine in the truncated no-ad 2nd set when he paired with the 'Chemist' against 'SL'/TT. As the teams packed up their bags 'Chemist' reminded all, "Now, 'blogging bullshitter,' remember your rule: You only blog full sets." "Yeah, interjected 'Not ESPN,' tell the literati that 'I had my 'A' game,' but don't mention that the Titan/'SL' team squeaked out a tie breaking eleventh game to take the nightcap (6-5 [2]). 'Speedy Legs' dead panned, "Titan, wouldn't do that guys. TT always says 'he never misses a line call.' And we believe him on those, don't we boys!? FOOTNOTE: Darkness won the last set.

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