RedFoo Attempts to Qualify for the U.S. Open, His Fans Go Crazy

So yesterday RedFoo played in the second round of sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open. He lost rather meekly.

But really, we all won because his fans were introduced to the crazy world of online tennis streaming. (Yes, streamed the match.)

Turns out that RedFoo’s fans fit right in.

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I now know what we look like to non-tennis fans.

Lindsay is an author, a filmmaker, a long-winded blogger, and a huge tennis fan.

10 Responses

  1. tenisla
    tenisla June 20, 2013 at 10:16 am |–ten.html

    Nothing on Bob Hewitt whose facing allegations of sexual abuse of young girls. No op-ed piece, not analysis, no discussion, nothing. No let’s go back to lighthearted discussions of Red-foo playing tennis. Selective self-righteousness at its best.

  2. tenisla
    tenisla June 20, 2013 at 10:53 am |

    Why are bloggers and critics so averse to being criticized themselves? Are you saying I shouldn’t comment if I disagree with something. Isn’t that the point of blogging and criticism? I have a right to comment as much as you have right comment as well. I thought we’re here to discuss and debate.

    Anyhow I’ve been a fan of this blog and podcast for a quite for a while, quite a while, but I despise selective soapbox climbing.

    Also Lindsay, the family has responded to Serena her. It’s bit disingenuous to criticize both her comments and apology without even posting the response of the family who are affected by her comments. That were the selectivity come into play.

    1. Amy
      Amy June 20, 2013 at 11:27 am |

      I don’t think anyone has a problem with you criticizing or disagreeing with anything. But we reserve the right to write about any topic we want here, and that’s non-negotiable. You can call it selective, and yes, it is selective. While there are many issues we’d love to write about, we don’t have the luxury of having enough time to do so.

      You mention the family’s response to Serena’s comments. I have already added that to the draft of my daily roundup, which will be posted later. We don’t have time to post things immediately as they happen. I have a full-time job, and Lindsay is on a busy freelance writing schedule.

  3. tenisla
    tenisla June 20, 2013 at 12:17 pm |
  4. Nicole
    Nicole June 20, 2013 at 12:38 pm |

    I have a ton of non-tennis friends on my Twitter feed. This was definitely an eye-opener as to what I look like when I live-tweet *cough* certain people *cough* playing tennis. o.O

  5. Rish
    Rish June 20, 2013 at 2:35 pm |

    Hahaha this is TOTALLY what we look like. PS. I never read this blog as often as I’d like to, and everytime I do I remember how much I love reading your writing. Miss you lady.

  6. Melissa
    Melissa June 20, 2013 at 6:10 pm |

    Um… Hi ._. Well… You see all those tweets up there? Yeah, those are all MINE. Just kinda curious why you just randomly decided to make one fan appear to be some obsessed physco fangirl? All I was trying to do was tweet along with the match to support him. In my eyes, that’s something a normal fan would do.

  7. Vee
    Vee June 21, 2013 at 11:36 am |

    …you post up someone’s tweets without their permission, insinuate they are ‘crazy’ as on your title, basically mocking them in this post? Whoa. Not cool.

    You can say all you want about being good-humored and that the fan’s tweets are in public domain blah blah blah but this is still uncool. I thought you would’ve contacted the tweeter and asked for her permission to be featured and portrayed this way. You’re basically making her to look like a joke, even though that may not be your intention.

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