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Being mentally tough

By wordworker ·
This is something I found without attribution in a 1980-something issue of National Racquetball. I thought you ladies and germs might enjoy it.

Mentally tough rules for racquetball players (computer support people S&R "compete" with "compute")
1. I will not turn against myself during tough times.
2. I will come prepared to compete every day.
3. I will put myself on the line when I compete.
4. I never surrender.
5. When it's tough, I will stay in control with humor.
6. The crazier it gets, the more I have got to love it.
7. I love to compete more than winning.

(BTW, If you know or are the original author from that NR article, please let me know.)

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Rules for not only racquetball

by maxwell edison In reply to Being mentally tough

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These could apply to just about anything. What a great list. Thanks for posting it.

By the way, the only time I've ever played racquetball was against a guy in a full leg cast.
The final score was 21-0.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................It sure was embarrassing for me to lose that bad.

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Great List!!

by maecuff In reply to Being mentally tough

This is MUCH better than my current list:

1.Crawl back to bed during tough times.
2.Sit in the back and try to be invisible.
3.A good hiding place is a must.
4.In the words of King Arthur.."Run Away"
5.When the going gets tough, point fingers.
6.The crazier it gets, the more at home I feel.
7.I love to win and then ridicule the losers.

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Bizzaro rules

by wordworker In reply to Great List!!

Maecuff, I am LOL at your list. Thanks for sharing!

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A final caveat

by Oldefar In reply to Bizzaro rules

and remember "Whatever you do, you'll regret it." Robert McCleod Gray

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A light take

by Oz_Media In reply to Being mentally tough

No offense, I'm not laughing at your post but I haven't played raquetball in YEARS, and YEARS and...well...years.

1. I wouldn't trust myself as far as I could be thrown by a truck

2. I would remember #2 but I didn't have a pen and paer to write it down.

3. I will let the other guy go first and hope to squeak through unnoticed behind him.

4. I will concede like a wilted flower if a cloud even temporarily covers the sun.

5. When it's tough, I will ***** and whine until someone does something about it for me.

6. The crazier it gets, the more I had to do with it.

7. I love to win without getting off the couch. (Yay, online thoroughbred racing!)

I am actually the original author here (of the above statements of course), if anyone would like to use these valuable words of wisdom, send a SASE to
OzMedia- Artist Promotions/Mgmt.
1-361 Keary st.
New Westminster B.C.

A few bucks would be a good bribe and depending on how much money is offered I may let you use all 7 instead of just partial quotes.

ONLY US funds will be accepted, no pop bottles or Monopoly money please, no matter what you guys think, the Canadian banks won't take Monopoly money (or 1 million dollar US bills).

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Marty Hogan

by wordworker In reply to A light take

Oz, you are killing me - that list tops Maecuffs, I do believe.

Regarding my subject line, I once had the fortune to play the great Marty Hogan -- the Bjorn Borg of racquetball of his time -- in an exhibition game at my club in Cincinnati. I was the club's "B" representative, and one each from Open, A, B, C, and D divisions got to play Marty one game to 11. He was on his Coors Lite and Z-something goggle tour, hitting racquet courts all over the country.

He was an unbelievable athlete and a very nice guy off the court, too.

Anyway, that was a long time ago, but I still play racquetball as much as I can. Some of these young dudes just don't understand why they can't beat the ol' man with the beer belly.

To you and DC_GUY and Maecuff and everyone else who once played racquetball, here's how to get back into it after a long long layoff: Start stretching and strengthening now. Go on the court and hit it around by yourself for several sessions before you try to go full speed against an opponent. Then go kick butt!

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Nah

by Oz_Media In reply to Marty Hogan

Not into it anymore. I still stretch and workout daily, I used to be into martial arts but now just stick to a home based regiment of stretching and working the kick-bag.

As for outdoor sports, I'm into horse racing big time so that counts,......doesn't it?

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Horse racing

by wordworker In reply to Nah

Hey it counts for me. We got to Oaks and Derby and then at least once a week every meet at Churchill Downs.

Of course, the only exercise I get at the track is curling beers and walking back and forth to the betting windows.

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fasthands

by maecuff In reply to Horse racing

You live in my hometown. We moved from Cincinnati 3 yearss ago to a small town north east of Columbus (in the middle of Amish world)

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So you get to see harness racing ?

by Oz_Media In reply to fasthands

I guess with the absence of cars and electricity, you get to see LOTS of live harness racing! :-O

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