Friday, November 30, 2007

Whoa Tommy!

I didn't make any player or photo updates to my main brieflines site today. Rather, I spent time updating the drop down menus on the individual player's pages so that one could surf from page to page without having to go through the index everytime they wanted to see a different player.

I also did a survey of how many pictures I had on the site...619! That's six hundred pictures of tennis player hotness! Tommy Robredo (pictured above) has eighty pictures posted (and more than ten more awaiting my next update).

The ten players with the most photos are:

6. Mario Ancic (23)
7. Andy Roddick (22)
10. Marat Safin (19)

I have over 74 players on the site with at least one picture of each player's brieflines.

Of the ten listed above, I would say that Robredo, Djokovic, Gasquet, Niminen, and Ancic are my favorites. Who are your favorites?

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thomas Johannson

Thomas Johannson from Sweden is today's photo update on my main brieflines site. Four pictures were added to his page (nos. 15-18).

I saw him play Andy Roddick on television earlier this year, I believe at the US Open. He, unfortunately, didn't do so well.

I love looking for Thomas Johannson pics on the internet. Although pics of him are relatively difficult to to find because he's not a top ten player, he does wear white a lot, meaning that when I do find a picture of him, there's usually a briefline.

Anyway, enjoy the update.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Nicolas Mahut

Nicolas Mahut of France is today's player update. A link to his page was added to the main brflines site this morning at 9:30, US Central time.

Sadly, I have only one picture of Nicolas. It is attached to this post. If you have any more please send them to me at:

Thanks guys!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Jarkko Nieminen (blog only update)

Today's update is only going up on the blog (as opposed to my main site). It is a short clip I made from a match between Jarkko Nieminen (one of my faves) and Roger Federer in Halle earlier this year.

I'm only adding it to my blog because I had issues with uploading it to my rapidshare account. Once I've resolved those issues, the link on Jarkko's page to his rapidshare folder will include this clip as well.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Marat Safin

Marat Safin's page on my main brieflines site has been updated with four photos (nos. 16-19). The above picture is one of the ones included in today's photo update.

I used to love Marat Safin. I thought he looked like a movie star (I don't recall which one) and then he grew his hair long, ugh. That's a huge pet peeve of mine, when players have long, unkempt's just not my thing. The Spaniards all seem to do this at some point in their career (e.g., Ferrero, Robredo, Nadal). I don't think it's cute at all.

But now his hair is short again, so he's back in my good graces :0) lol. Also a couple of years ago, he seems to have switched to trunks, but I've seen a couple of recent pics where he's wearing briefs. At least it seems like he's mixing it up.

Anyway, enjoy the update guys!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Pete Sampras (Add or No?)

A recent email I received from the Yahoo! brieflines group reminded me that I had three briefline pictures of Pete Sampras on the thumb drive that I keep all my pictures on.

Initially, I hesitated to add him to the main brieflines site because of the narrow focus of the site--briefline pictures of current players on the atp tour. Posting photos of sportsmen that don't meet that criteria would open doors that would mean that I would need to put much more effort into the site then I have time for.

I did love watching Pete Sampras on televesion when I was growing up. He was a great player and a great person in general. So, I'll leave it up to you guys to tell me whether you want him added to the main site or not.

Paul Henri Mathieu

Paul Henri Mathieu of France is today's player update to my Brieflies Site. His page has six pictures on it.

He has a really cute smile in his atp photo. Again, I haven't seen an entire match of his so I can't speak to his skill, but he is very good looking to me.

The picture above is one of six that is currently on his page.


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Roger Federer

The photo update for today to my brieflines site is Roger Federer. Four new photos were added to his page (pics. nos. 13-16). I've attached one of the photos from the update to the blog :)

There is no question about Roger's skills. He is undoubtedly the best player in the game today, if not ever. I know there are tons of briefline photos for Roger out there, but I've never found him super attractive so I haven't made the same kind of effort to find them like I have for other players that I'm really into (e.g., Tommy Robredo, Jarkko Nieminen, and Novak Djokovic).

Like Coria, I think I have email pics of him archived somewhere, which I'll dig up in time. But enjoy the update for today!!

Richard Gasquet

Hey boys, I've been tinkering around with video downloads of tennis matches. I've previously posted clips on my main site, but those have all been from dvds.

The benefit of doing them from downloads is that there are more matches available and they're usually free. Matches that can be downloaded are also usually from people outside of the US, so you can get videos featuring players you don't usually see on the major networks or espn.

The downside to some of the videos that you can download is that they're usually of poorer quality. The downloads are also usually full matches. But I've been trying out a new splitter software to get briefline clips into smaller clips.

You can download the clip (wimby 2007) here.

Let me know if you want more clips like this one!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Guillermo Coria

The player update for today is Guillermo Coria. He's from Argentina and used to be really good a year or two ago. I've attached the only briefline pic of him that I have to this post.

I have other briefline pics of Guillermo buried in the several email accounts that used to be associated withe the Y! brieflines group from time to time, but those will be saved for a photo update.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Mark Knowles

Today's update is Mark Knowles. I've never seen him play, so I can't say much except that he looks great :). I've attached one of two pictures that were included in the update on my main site.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Frantisek Cermak

I added Frantisek Cermak to the main brflines site. I don't know much about him, except that he's from the Czech Republic.

Here's a sample (and only pic) I have of him.

Enjoy boys....