The Week Ahead: The MTR 2010 Wrap-Up Show

Posted by Brodie under: The Week Ahead

14 Dec 2010

Oh hi there, I didn’t see you come in.

I just want to take the time to thank you all for reading this year. School has kind of given me the huge smack in the face post-USO, but for most of the year, I was keeping on top of things and it was a fantastic year. I feel bad spoiling some of the momentum I felt I was gaining from the summer, but so it goes. This year we got more new readers than ever, a ton of new Twitter followers, and most importantly a ton of positive feedback. So thanks. I plan on hitting the ground running in January and teaming up with Ana during the Australian Open for some badass, wall to wall coverage. MTR will be back as strong as ever, don’t worry.

In the meantime, I’m going to be getting a whole bunch of 2010 wrap-up posts up, including 5 in summary of the year with a fun twist. On top of that, I’ll have “The Top 10 Matches I Saw This Year”, a “Buy, Sell” segment for the ATP and WTA each, and then hopefully some fun 2011 preview stuff.

In the meantime, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the final Tennis Pool standings!

1 AnaTennisGirl (managed by Ana) 87208
2 FedSucks (managed by Meghan) 84477
3 RagingBitch (managed by Jills) 81483
4 meretricula (managed by V) 79676
5 Atiras (managed by Sarah) 76302
6 eastcoast (managed by Renee) 74708
7 Parkupdates (managed by Parker) 71829
8 downtwo22 (managed by Joe) 71817
9 van£ss (managed by vanessa) 69603
10 rileysteam (managed by Neil) 68896

I’ve got to admit that I stopped updating after the USO, but that’s no excuse. Huge shoutouts to MTR’s very own contributor Ana, and Meghan. Meghan was on top almost the entire year, and just trailed off during the Asian swing. The two of them grabbed us #5 and #15 in the overall standings (out of 1740 competitors). No big deal.

We ended up with an awesome 51 member group in tennis pool and I plan on starting up one for 2011 once they’ve got everything set up for the next season. If you’re a big tennis fan looking to ascend to nerd status, a nerd looking for something to get you excited about smaller tournaments, or are just looking for some good fun, tennis pool is for you. While at times it was stressful (the amount of direct messages Ana and I sent each other over this damn game was a bit insane…) it’s super fun and gets you that much more in the game, specifically with matches you sometimes might not care about, or smaller tournaments you might not care about. You only get 3 switches a year, and you can get pretty attached to your team.

If you’re interested in signing up for Tennis Pool next year and have no idea what it’s about, drop me a comment. Again, once the actual site is updated to start picking 2011 teams, I’ll create a post here and spread the word on Twitter to join the 2011 MTR group. Good job people! Let’s get down to this.

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