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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Could You Beat Roddick — If He Used A Frying Pan? : NPR

Some questions are for the ages. I’m what in tennis circles is called a “push.

The best tennis player in America did an impressive job keeping rallies going, but I didn’t bail him out by making errors. To employ an over-used phrase “It is what it is” — but what it is is a fun, breezy, exploration of various fun sports scenarios — can an obese goalie stop every shot, can anyone pick a quarter of Who would win in a fight: How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

Mitch Cowan rated it really liked it Nov 19, For instance, one dealth with the time he played goalie with immensely oversized goalie gear that put him from goalpost to goalpost in width to see if he could shut out the Washington Capitals NHL team in a practice. Other chapters are mere summaries of all the bar arguments Gallagher is claiming to settle once and for all. That he was this good after just 15 minutes of practice or a week, depending on who you believe was remarkable.

Steve rated it liked it Jan 28, The excerpt focuses on Gallagher’s battle with a pan-wielding Roddick. Nov 10, Brian Sison rated it really liked it Shelves: As you may imagine, it’s not that easy to serve a ball with an instrument designed to serve eggs and bacon.


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.

This is a real fast read. Mar 02, Dave rated it liked it. Mayweather crushes Nasukawa in exhibition 18h Nick Parkinson. Making solid contact with a frying pan is hard enough, but once you have to flip it over and coordinate the grip change, you’re getting into unmanageable problems. Roddick within a week would most likely start limiting his errors and punishing floaters. Em rated it liked it Dec 25, Pretty soon he’d adjust to the loss of his biggest weapon, his powerful serve, and learn to minimize the problems with the backhand, returning serves, and dealing with hard-hit balls.

You ever read a book and say to yourself, “I’ll be willing to bet good money that this author is just a tremendous asshole”? Andy Roddick is a year-old professional tennis player with 23 ATP titles to his credit, including the U. Phil Nusbaum rated it it was amazing Feb 28, When this happens, there are more attempted jokes, which often feel like weak Dave Barry asides. Lastly, it would force him to expend a lot of mental energy to resist making bad “out of the frying pan” puns when he won a point.

Books by Todd Gallagher. December 7, 3: Oh, and the guy with the racket also did some exaggerated fist pumps and gave high fives to the crowd, yelling something about the “heart of a champion.

Andy Roddick Beat Me with a Frying Pan

Dec 19, Stephanie rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet. Tracking firings, openings and candidates 7h ESPN. Jan 18, John rated it liked it. I’m not too “deep. D-riddled opponent, who wants to pretend he’s Andy Roddick and hit the ball hard, will do something stupid and miss. May 08, Robert rated it liked it. Laugh out loud read – people stare at me on the train!!


Gallagher isn’t half as funny as he thinks he is, but the overall plan of the book is nothing short of brilliant. Fourth, a frying pan has no strings, taking away Roddick’s ability to use a variety of spins that help him hit powerful and well-placed groundstrokes. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

While Roddick was the world’s No. Each chapter chronicles beatt guy’s “match” with a star s. Heard wlth All Things Considered. Wanting to put on a show for the adoring my word, not theirs crowd, I let my ego get in the way and went for a big shot down the line beaat missed by inches. But ultimately, while Roddick consistently put the ball in the court, he wasn’t able to hit shots with enough speed or accuracy to control points, which in this matchup would be a particular problem.

Todd Gallagher No preview available – May 30, Oliver Bateman rated it really liked it. Unlike Andy, I can’t hit any of them particularly well or with any kind of power or placement.

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Although Ichiro might disagree, top tennis players, more than other athletes, have this kind of hand-eye coordination. So many unfunny jokes and unwarranted jabs are stuffed into the book roddjck you could just eye roll yourself to death. This isn’t just about playing a tennis match vs. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Marc Lais rated it it was amazing Jun 01, Jan 03, Alpha rated it it was amazing Shelves: On match point, Roddick slapped a forehand wide and the guy with the racket won. It’s like he took a good idea and covered it with a thin layer of shit.