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Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby taxman128 » Thu May 12, 2011 4:44 pm

Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

tennis is even tougher than law. good luck to him.

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/other/ar ... aa730.html

from his website:

"Hello and thank you for visiting my webpage. It has been my dream since childhood to make a career playing professional tennis, and I am now attempting to make that dream a reality. The purpose of this website is to provide information about my experiences in tennis, past and present, as well as to help raise funds to cover the expenses of traveling and playing on the professional circuit. Thank you so much for your support.

Blake Strode"

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby Ginj » Thu May 12, 2011 4:45 pm

tax...guy? Is that you?

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Thu May 12, 2011 4:46 pm

Ginj wrote:tax...guy? Is that you?

Is your son facing a similar decision?

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby TheFactor » Thu May 12, 2011 4:51 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
Ginj wrote:tax...guy? Is that you?

Is your son facing a similar decision?

i lold

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby taxman128 » Thu May 12, 2011 4:54 pm

Ginj wrote:tax...guy? Is that you?


university of north Carolina law school 1963.

now retired in los altos ca.

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby Older Chest » Thu May 12, 2011 4:54 pm

TheFactor wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:
Ginj wrote:tax...guy? Is that you?

Is your son facing a similar decision?

i lold

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby jtemp320 » Thu May 12, 2011 4:58 pm

taxman128 wrote:Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

tennis is even tougher than law. good luck to him.

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/other/ar ... aa730.html

from his website:

"Hello and thank you for visiting my webpage. It has been my dream since childhood to make a career playing professional tennis, and I am now attempting to make that dream a reality. The purpose of this website is to provide information about my experiences in tennis, past and present, as well as to help raise funds to cover the expenses of traveling and playing on the professional circuit. Thank you so much for your support.

Blake Strode"

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So he withdrew...does that mean waitlist movement? (runs to Harvard Waitlist 2011 thread...) :lol:

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby Bumi » Thu May 12, 2011 5:00 pm

...whether it's better to compete against the best and the brightest at the most prestigious school in the country...


Egregious anti-Yale trolling.

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby taxman128 » Thu May 12, 2011 5:08 pm

In 1999, the network began a contest for the best essay about the life of Ashe. The winner was 12-year-old Blake Strode from St. Louis, who this year graduated from the University of Arkansas with a 3.972 grade-point average. Strode has delayed his entrance to law school at Harvard to try the tennis circuit for a year.


http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/sport ... ref=sports

from the new york times

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby aliarrow » Thu May 12, 2011 5:12 pm

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby taxman128 » Thu May 12, 2011 5:15 pm

aliarrow wrote:Is Blake your son?


no. but i play every day and follow tennis.

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby taxman128 » Thu May 12, 2011 5:20 pm

taxman128 wrote:
aliarrow wrote:Is Blake your son?


no. but i play every day and follow tennis.


career prize money 22,392 dollars as of the end of 2010.

http://stevegtennis.com/rankings/2010/$$122710.txt

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby TheFactor » Thu May 12, 2011 5:40 pm

taxman128 wrote:
taxman128 wrote:
aliarrow wrote:Is Blake your son?


no. but i play every day and follow tennis.


career prize money 22,392 dollars as of the end of 2010.

http://stevegtennis.com/rankings/2010/$$122710.txt

COOL STORY BRO!

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby Woods, Elle » Thu May 12, 2011 5:50 pm

It's funny because I'm an avid tennis watcher/follower, and have never heard of him. Turning pro after graduating college is a risky move...sure it worked for Isner, but a lot of the up and comers are a lot younger. I didn't really read the article (skimmed it), but if he doesn't have a ranking and needs to work his way up, he has a LONG road ahead of him. Then again, he could be like Ancic and pursue a law degree if/when tennis doesn't work out for him.

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby taxman128 » Thu May 12, 2011 6:36 pm

Woods, Elle wrote:It's funny because I'm an avid tennis watcher/follower, and have never heard of him. Turning pro after graduating college is a risky move...sure it worked for Isner, but a lot of the up and comers are a lot younger. I didn't really read the article (skimmed it), but if he doesn't have a ranking and needs to work his way up, he has a LONG road ahead of him. Then again, he could be like Ancic and pursue a law degree if/when tennis doesn't work out for him.



right now he's ranked 600. you need to be around the top 100 to gross over 250,000 dollars a year in prize money.


http://stevegtennis.com/rankings/2011/s050911.htm

however he was accepted at four law schools -- Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Georgetown University in Washington; Columbia University in New York, and New York University.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-2 ... trode.html

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby taxman128 » Thu May 12, 2011 6:51 pm

Woods, Elle wrote:It's funny because I'm an avid tennis watcher/follower, and have never heard of him. Turning pro after graduating college is a risky move...sure it worked for Isner, but a lot of the up and comers are a lot younger. I didn't really read the article (skimmed it), but if he doesn't have a ranking and needs to work his way up, he has a LONG road ahead of him. Then again, he could be like Ancic and pursue a law degree if/when tennis doesn't work out for him.


yes, only a few of these ncaa winners were top ranked players.

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2009 Devin Britton Mississippi
2008 Somdev Devvarman Virginia
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2005 Benedikt Dorsch Baylor
2004 Benjamin Becker Baylor
2003 Amer Delic Illinois
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2000 Alex Kim Stanford
1999 Jeff Morrison Florida
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1997 Luke Smith UNLV
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1995 Sargis Sargsian Arizona St.
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1991 Jared Palmer Stanford
1990 Steve Bryan Texas
1989 Donni Leaycraft LSU
1988 Robby Weiss Pepperdine
1987 Andrew Burrow Miami (Fla.)
1986 Dan Goldie Stanford
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1982 Mike Leach Michigan
1981 Tim Mayotte Stanford
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1977 Matt Mitchell Stanford
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1974 John Whitlinger Stanford
1973 Alex Mayer Stanford
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1970 Jeff Borowiak UCLA
1969 Joaquin Loyo-Mayo Southern California
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1959 Whitney Reed San Jose St.
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1947 Gardner Larned William & Mary
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1941 Joseph Hunt Navy
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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby SilverE2 » Thu May 12, 2011 11:06 pm

What the fuck is going on in this thread, and what does it have to do with Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists.

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby Perch » Thu May 12, 2011 11:15 pm

SilverE2 wrote:What the fuck is going on in this thread, and what does it have to do with Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists.


He's withdrawing from HCN and G duh...the chain reaction that starts with him withdrawing will help all of us. Thank you Blake Strode- if I get into G, you will forever be my favorite tennis player.

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby Magnolia » Thu May 12, 2011 11:22 pm

What is this I don't even

Also,

TheFactor wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:
Ginj wrote:tax...guy? Is that you?

Is your son facing a similar decision?

i lold


Aaaaand, IBTL

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby gin » Fri May 13, 2011 1:19 am

Magnolia wrote:What is this I don't even

Also,

TheFactor wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:
Ginj wrote:tax...guy? Is that you?

Is your son facing a similar decision?

i lold


Aaaaand, IBTL

I don't think he is taxguy (I don't think taxguy is dumb enough to come back). Still, this is a pretty pointless thread

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby Magnolia » Fri May 13, 2011 1:22 am

gin wrote:I don't think he is taxguy (I don't think taxguy is dumb enough to come back). Still, this is a pretty pointless thread

Ahhh, see I have faith in taxguy. I believe that his need to share pointless information with people who don't care is so strong that he will resurface. And I will hold a taxguy vigil until that day.

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby gin » Fri May 13, 2011 1:29 am

Magnolia wrote:
gin wrote:I don't think he is taxguy (I don't think taxguy is dumb enough to come back). Still, this is a pretty pointless thread

Ahhh, see I have faith in taxguy. I believe that his need to share pointless information with people who don't care is so strong that he will resurface. And I will hold a taxguy vigil until that day.

you and me both

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Re: Blake Strode weighs pro tennis vs. Harvard Law School

Postby dpk711 » Fri May 13, 2011 1:30 am

Idiot thread

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