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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With a frying pan, no player, even one as great as Roddick, can hit the shots needed to defeat a decent player who keeps the ball in the court at all costs.

He put these debates to the test—literally. Mar 02, Artie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: And of course, the eternal question: Todd Gallagher is able to get serious, credible pro athletes to help him gauge his ridiculous ideas that we’ve all had or heard about.

I would venture to say that Roddick is significantly better 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 m least, to make Andy emotionally invested in the match. There’s no great build throughout the book, so feel free to dip in and just read the questions that seem interesting.

Nothing deep, just a lot of oddball things. Marc Lais rated it it was amazing Jun 01, The results are hilarious and enlightening. 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”? As it turned out, the entire time we played he ended up hitting all but two shots with the forehand. So many unfunny jokes and unwarranted jabs are stuffed into the book that you could just eye roll yourself to death. You saw on that volley I hit that went flying.


Phil Nusbaum rated it it was amazing Feb 28, No trivia or quizzes yet. He s This is an amusing collection of essays researching some great sports debates.

Although Ichiro might disagree, top tennis players, more than other athletes, have this kind of hand-eye coordination. He’d have patiently dinked his opponent to death and run down balls until the player went for too big of a shot and missed. Account Options Sign in. He sent an all-midget lineup up against a pro baseball team.

Not all of the essays were hilarious, but those that were made up for those that weren’t. Sarkisian out as Falcons overhaul coaching staff Atlanta Falcons. Everything you need to know 19h Kevin Seifert. Mitch Cowan rated it really liked it Nov 19, But as we continued to hit, it became clear that Roddick had major difficulties to overcome. This was an even bigger issue on volleys and the net game, where I was worried Andy would take control.

But some debates can never be settled no matter how much you run up your bar tab arguing with your friends. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies? While Roddick was the world’s No.

Andy Roddick could beat an average player with a frying pan

Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. But it’s still pretty enjoyable. He also has his friend race an Olympic sprinter with the aid of one of those walkways in the airport. Oct 30, Andy rated it liked it Shelves: As you may imagine, it’s not that easy to serve a ball with an instrument designed to serve rlddick and bacon.

Andy Roddick Beat Me With A Frying Pan!!!

Andy has hit the fastest serve ever recorded, at mph. Each chapter chronicles this guy’s “match” with a star s. Jan 03, Alpha rated it it was amazing Shelves: For instance, one dealth with the time he played goalie with immensely oversized goalie gear that put fgying from goalpost to goalpost in width rodfick see if he could shut out the Washington Capitals NHL This is a wild, entertaing read.


The adjustment to the backhand was the biggest thing. With that said, the book is still fun. This book is for all sports fans.

Mar 02, Dave rated it liked it. The writing is good enough, but not spectacular. Andy was good enough to think he had a chance, but I was in the driver’s seat.

Andy Roddick Beat Me With A Frying Pan!!! | Talk Tennis

I’m what in tennis circles is called a “push. I’m not a sports guy and some of the references, okay, a lot of the references I didn’t get As to how unfair, well, that would take roddickk thought. I guess what keeps this from being the better book it co 3. Return to Book Page. Ugh, this is too much of a dude book.

And is finally being able to beat me really worth all that, Andy? Em rated it liked it Dec 25, 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 world, not being able to use spin to control your power and depth is a real issue. Well, that’s the kind of book we are dealing with here.

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. This is a real fast read.