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Andy Roddick Beat Me with a Frying Pan has ratings and 19 reviews. Holly said: stars. Fun read. Todd Gallagher suffers from the all too common wr. Directed by Todd J. Gallagher. With Andy Roddick, Todd J. Gallagher. ‘Andy Roddick Beat me With a Frying Pan’. Courtesy Three Rivers Press. As strange as it may sound to anyone with a sense of decency, there.

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There’s no great build throughout the book, so feel free to dip in and just read the questions that It’s kind of uneven so far. Each chapter chronicles this guy’s “match” with a star s.

The adjustment to the backhand was the biggest thing. It’s worth reading for any sports fan. Andy, don’t you realize a good artist never blames his instrument? The writing is good enough, but not spectacular. I would venture to say that Roddick is significantly roddikc than the players who beat me so easily in high school, so if I wanted to be able to beat him and make it feel like a real win, I would have to come up with a handicap that seemed reasonable enough, on the surface at least, to make Andy emotionally invested in the match.

May 08, Robert rated it liked it. Hitting every shot flat may not have been a problem for his coach, Jimmy Connors, who struck everything on a line, but for any other tennis player in the roddlck, not being able to use spin to control your power and depth is a real issue. Nothing deep, just a lot of oddball things.

Massive goalies, midget batters, and Mike Tyson You wouldn’t win a point and would possibly get injured by one of his serves. If not for his footwork, speed and anticipation, he would have been shanking backhands into the stands all day.


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Richt’s Miami tenure showed early promise, but exposed bigger problems Miami Hurricanes. In my heart I knew that I had what it took to beat him. This is, in part, because I’m not that good, but also because the difference between a recreational player and an actual pro might be greater in tennis than in any other sport. Lists with This Book. You saw on that volley I hit that went flying.

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Roddick, however, actually was Roddick and was more concerned with winning than with being a tough guy on the tennis court. Third, only one side of a frying pan can be used to strike the ball, meaning that he would have to flip over the pan every time he switched to his backhand.

Still, like Roddick, I am a tennis player and a competitive guy, so although I never had the dedication or the talent to play at his level, Roddik wanted to know what a win over a rocdick as great as he is felt like.

I guarantee almost everyone has taken part in a conversation regarding one of the questions ‘answered’ within. How does your team measure up? Jul 07, amy rated it it was ok. Mayweather crushes Nasukawa in exhibition 18h Nick Parkinson.

For instance, one dealth with the time he played goalie with immensely oversized goalie gear that put him from goalpost to goalpost in roddicm to see if he could shut out the Washington Capitals NHL This is a wild, entertaing read.

He swam freestyle against a doggie-paddling Olympic gold medalist. In a month or so, he’d be keeping most every ball in the court that he was willing to play conservatively.


Dennis rated it it was amazing Apr 21, Ugh, this is too much of a dude book. Andy Roddick beat me with a frying pan. May 30, Oliver Bateman rated it really liked it.

Considering that a frying pan is heavier than a racket, has a smaller surface area, and has no strings, that he could hit the ball right away with no trouble is beyond belief. Steve rated it liked qith Jan 28, After too many hours of thought, finally I gave up and said, “F it, make him play with a frying pan. Well, that’s the kind of book we are dealing with here. Andy Roddick who had to use a frying pan.

I was getting a little concerned. But Gallagher insists on inserting lame little jokes and snarky comments into otherwise interesting material. Laugh out loud funny He s This is an amusing collection of essays researching some great sports debates.

Andy Roddick could beat an average player with a frying pan

This isn’t one of my traditional types of book but after buying it for my husband, I ended up reading the entire and in a day.

The main one was his inability to put spin on the ball. When this happens, there are more attempted jokes, which often feel like weak Dave Barry asides.