Thursday, April 17, 2014

So You Stopped Living When?







A 40-something friend of mine told me the other day that a 60 year-old friend of mine, who teaches about 25 group exercise classes a week, is too old to be doing that. Okay.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It – If It is, Piss It Off







The ever-so-faithful Ice Maker stopped doing what he is supposed to do (make ice) about a week ago. I am quite the handy fixit guy, but Mr. Ice Maker and I came to no conclusion as to what the problem was.

The quick solution was a bag of ice thrown into the far corner of the freezer until I would have the odd desire to shop for ice trays - you know, the manual type.

Well, not long after tossing a few freshly filled ice trays into the freezer and later cracking their oddly foreign cubes into Mr. Ice Maker’s bin for a few days, he decided he had had enough of this and decided to get back at what he once did before – making ice cubes.

Funny how that worked.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Just Call It "In" for Crying Out Loud








If you begin a line call with “I believe” or “I think”, please save us all the aggravation and call the damn ball, “In”. Thank you very much.




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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

That's it. We Are Done With Family Circle Cup - 2014

Well, almost. We still have to collect and compile all the prize entries from our various social networks. We will do so over the next few days and notify the winners.

The WTA, and more specifically, Family Circle and the facility and tournament staff did a fantastic job, a fact most all the competing pros seem to never overlook.

How about those pro ladies? Except for perhaps the 2nd round of singles, there were far more matches going three sets or tight two sets than otherwise.

The surrounding businesses and people of Daniel Island were gracious and inviting. The weather was mostly perfect for players and fans alike and even on the day of the most threatening forecast, clouds, some cooler weather and about 30 minutes of light rain was the worst the skies provided.

We truly enjoyed covering and watching the tournament, not to mention all the people we met and new friends we made. Many of you we will be contacting soon.

Thank you to all of you who participated and followed along with us. 

Play the Game!

Doug Ingbretsen
3rdToad.com Tennis

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Family Circle Cup - Three Weeks of Tennis

Our Family Circle Cup "Three Weeks of Tennis" at Pete's Tennis Press begins today, March 15, and lasts through the last stroke of the Finals.

We plan to provide you with some pertinent news (prize opportunities) from Family Circle Cup as we lead up to the tournament, while keeping you abreast of what's going on with ladies coming to the event.

We will also be covering the world of women's tennis, the men on the ATP and providing some commentary (prize opportunities) on the Sony Open down in Miami.

Thanks to some wonderful sponsors, such as Tennis Express, YTEX Strings and Andy Ace Tennis, we have over 70 prizes waiting for you to stake your claim to, and some wonderful discounts as well.

We are going to ease into our tournament coverage of Family Circle Cup as we know many of you are enjoying current tournaments or are out there on your local or club courts vying for your next win.

But, you can become eligible for Prizes by going to Pete's Tennis Press right now. Then you can increase your odds of winning, by simply doing what you would otherwise, give your comments and tell the rest of the Tennis Community what you think. Wow, so easy! You've done this before.

If nothing else, have fun with our coverage, participate or not and feel free to give us your feedback.

Thank you!


Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Other Calf - Another Muscle Which Needs Attention

The Other Calf Actually, the topic here is not about another calf muscle, although the debate is ongoing about whether or not this muscle, the Soleus, may take claim to its own separate existence or is it part of what we most often think of as our calf muscles, the Gastrocnemius.

Regardless, it is there, right there below the Gastrocnemius, your most popular calf muscle.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Hey Rafa, How About Another Drink? - Pre-Hydrate, Hydrate and then Rehydrate

Roger Federer and Moet & Chandon
Recently, Rafael Nadal has been catching some heat from Federer for his lengthy breaks and according to a survey, about three-quarters of us fans are unhappy with his many mini-vacations during matches as well, although officials don't seem so awfully concerned. The whys and what-nots of this make for an interesting story I dare not venture into just now.

But, this does remind me of the lengthiest changeovers I ever experienced, accepted by all and for the right reason - we were all about to die.