Saturday, July 28, 2012

"The Superman Cap did it!"

"And, most of all, I love to kid around with this stupid blog."

Enjoyed a Bagel this morning

"So what! We've bought you breakfast before."

Short circuited their comeback

"Ok, ok, we'll humor him this one time."

That Dumbfounded Look - Priceless

'Big Daddy Dave is so mellow he's even a fan now."

Rain, Rain Stay Away...

TennisTitan managed to get two sets in at Kinsley on this weather threatened Saturday. Titan paired with the 'Mellow One, Big Daddy' Dave Lipscomb in the opener and was along for the ride in the (6-0) decimation of Bob 'Kraut' Kluge and the "Dozin' Docent,' Rich Gerchak making a rare appearance between the white lines. The 'testy Teuton' succumbed a second time to the 'boorish bloviator' when he paired with Mike 'not so stellar' Stella (6-4) against the tandem of TT/Stuart 'not Espn' Scott. 'Der Klugemeister, entering the set for the departing 'Dave the Rave' at 4-2 down made the set interesting as he rallied several times to thwart set point before 'not Espn' closed it out on his serve. "Tommy boy," 'Kraut' chortled at picture time, "I did not enjoy the first set bagel one bit. Me, not winning even one game against any team having the TennisTitan as a partner is akin to the Pope hearing confession from Khalid Sheikh Mohammad; it doesn't make any must be a joke." 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


"Had enough, Titan? Need the Heimlick maneuver done on you?"

Remember the Maine!

"Frankie's going to Maine on Thursday. I think his game must have left yesterday

Bye Bye Baby

"Hey Titan, what's with you and St. John's Hospital. First, you recently choose to play with a nurse Lilia who takes care of your non-existent net game, then you bring a hot chick who works there too, to the park that same Saturday who almost had to do the Heimlich on you at TGIF's the other night" crowed Bob 'Kraut' Kluge at the conclusion of play at Kinsley. The 'testy Teuton' and Joe 'Gimpy Knees' Cruz had reason to gloat with their decisive (3-6, 5-7) victories over the TennisTitan and the 'already vacationing' Frank 'Slats' Slattery. 'Today's losses were even more painful than my nearly slicing my knuckle off" whimpered the 'whining wuss' at picture time. "You should'a brought that sweet thing here this afternoon, 'boisterous blowhard,' You had us 5-2 before you 'choked' big time and lost the last five games to lose that second set" smirked 'Gimpy Knees.' "Slats' interjected, any woman seeing the Titan must have a knowledge of CPR - competency, pulchritude, and responsibility. "Game, set, match" beamed the 'egotistical idiot.'

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Long and Short of it!

"Lilia has got a good 'short game' and dependable at the net. She can nurse me to victory anytime."

"No stars today, boys."

"Titan, the 'Chemist' had his cross court back hand and 'deli man slice' working to perfection against us."

"Damn Near Perfect"

"George told me 'TT, I'm gonna send you home a happy man."

"Well, Nobody's Perfect"

"Happy Jack' would surely attest to that."

Perfect Day for Tennis

Titan and ten of mates enjoyed ideal tennis weather at Kinsley this date. The 'lumbering libertine' managed to get four sets in, all with different partners against varying opponents - and came away with victories in three sets. Only Clarence the "Gazelle" was able to remove the shine from this lustrous morning of play taking out TT/'Happy Jack' (3-6) with the able assistance of George 'Teacher' Febles.' The 'bombastic blowhard' made sure to leave the ball yard with a final set triumph alongside George 'Chemist' Hauss with a (6-3) defeat of Mike 'not so stellar' Stella and Bob 'Kraut' Kluge.  But perhaps the 'pompous prevaricator' took the greatest pleasure with a resounding (6-2) thrashing of 'Dave the Rave' when he paired with a newbie, Rudy 'the flippin' Philippino. TennisTitan was ably assisted in the dismantling by the strong net play of  'lithesome Lilia, Rudy's better half. As 'Dave the Rave' left the field of play he reminded the 'bloated blogger' of  their (6-3) opening set victory against 'Big Al' Diodati and Rich 'Prezidente' Prezioso.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

See who drove the bus today.

"Three retirees and a bus driver on lunch, who left the vehicle in 'idle' a little too long."

It says "champions."

"and that's how we played in set two.'

Prevailed in the First Set Squeaker

Senior Fare

"Titan, you put a foursome together quicker than Patsy makes me an omelet for breakfast" crowed Frank 'Slat's Slattery at the conclusion of play this afternoon at Kinsley. "Slats' and TennisTitan  had rallied from the heartbreaking (6-7 [3]) defeat in the first set tie breaker to rout 'Big Al' Diodati and Bob 'Kraut' Kluge (6-1). "Bobby, that work shuttle bus you drive is a round trip run, isn't it' inquired the 'bloated blowhard.' "What of it?" responded  the 'testy Teuton.'  "You must have left the keys in the ignition because the Titan commandeered the vehicle in the second set" continued the 'coddling counselor.'  "Bobby, you kept saying 'Titan's got new knees, that's why he's making those fabulous returns' but the real reason is that the 'lying libertine' has got your keys" reminded the 'Italian Stallion.' "He drove the bus in that second set, we were merely passengers without our seat belts" lamented 'Big Al.' 

Saturday, July 07, 2012

My Lying Words...

"Would you believe me if I said 'today's victory was no sweat.'

The Husband Whisperer

"Go easy on 'em in the blog, Titan. Have you forgotten what it is like to be married,' opined Frank 'Slats' Slattery at the conclusion of play this morning at Kinsley. 'The 'anonymous gas man' had abruptly ended play in the second set, on serve, at (4-3) to meet a 'the curfew.' "Titan, even at Wimbledon there's a curfew at 11' offered the once 'spindly legs' gas man.' "Carl, that's at 11PM, not 11 in the morning" countered 'Slats'." "Slat's you should've high tailed it out of here many a Saturday because Patsy duty called" commented 'Dave the Rave,' still incredulous that he and the 'anonymous gas man' lost the first set (6-4) to TT/'Slats' after opening a three love lead, as they had done again in set two. "And what's with you and that damn dog. You treat Tully like he's married to you, always catering to him" complained fellow bachelor, 'Dave the Rave.' "Here's the difference my friend: haven't you noticed I hold the leash" "Another ace from the Titan" observed a smiling 'Slats.'

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

"Crash" at The Landing

"Ah, Houston, we have a problem."

"Document this in your blog!"

"Titan, with the way you guys played you should be illegal."

Just Like the Leaves...

"Titan, I thought having Miguel using his leaf blower might give you more time to rest during the change over," espoused the 'Tutor,' Max Tuchman with a twinkle in his eye. "Max, you've got a fine facility here at The Landing, but I am afraid your best facility today was your play at the net, as well as breaking TennisTitan's balls with your comments" contributed TT's erstwhile partner, Frank 'Slats' Slattery. "What? you mean the 'babbling bloviator' doesn't like a dose of his own medicine," countered our host who barely broke a sweat in the (0-6, 3-6) decimation of the long time Kinsley duo. "Face it Titan, you were blown off the court. Take your buddy, "Slats,' out for his much deserved retirement luncheon but make sure you two discuss 'when to retire' on the court when you are so far over matched" zinged Bill 'Energizer Bunny Legs' Tully who always had it in reserve, enabling him to out last the 'coddling counselor' in the many lengthy points played. "Bill, do you think I should bring my rocking chair the next time we decide to entertain our guests," opined 'Tutor' as he closed the gate at the scenic court abutting the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry.