And as Greg and Frank drive off into the sunset, they are badasses. They don't look back. They are forward-looking, haberdashery types. Men with substantial ideas about life -- guys with ways about life so intense, they use sunglasses to shield them, not signal them.
(Kanye needs a couple more albums to learn this lesson.)
Today's match began with two designers of different aesthetic make-up, playing for causes that seemed wholly separate.
And for a little while, it looked like it would remain that way. But after a slow start, we learned what their causes shared (respect for those who came before us), and now we know what binds these two artists together (interest in pushing things forward).
Which is a neat, pretty Big Bang of a present under the tree for a finish, I think.
Now, to vote for a winner.
Here's how the voting works. When each quarterfinal match is over, decide who you'd like to declare as winner and simply tweet their first name following a hash mark. E.g., either #frank or #greg for the first match, and either #aaron or #noper for the second one. And, this is important, also include the #lyt hashtag in the same tweet. Voting will be left open all weekend, and the winners will be announced on Monday. Only your first vote is counted, so there's no sense in trying to stuff the ballot box.
But why vote now when you can think about it a little bit -- there's a kickass Noper/Draplin match going on!
Stay tuned for two big semifinal matches live next Friday. From my end, thanks again to Coudal Partners and Adobe for a terrific event, and thanks also to Greg and Frank for a fun match.
Play by play commentary for this match is provided, as it happens, by Rosecrans Baldwin.
Congratulations to Mig Reyes, Layer Tennis Season 3 Champion.
Thanks to all the players, commentators and fans who made Season Three of Layer Tennis a big success. And thanks to the crew at Goodby Silverstein & Partners and all the folks at Adobe Creative Suite for making it possible. Watch this space (or sign up for Season Tickets or follow us on Twitter) for news about some special exhibition matches being planned and about Season 4.
Cast your votes on The Championship Match. Both Finalists will receive invitations to play in the post-season tournament for Season Four.
Here's how the voting works. Decide who you'd like to declare as winner and then simply tweet their first name following a hash mark. Either #mig or #noper and, this is important, also include #lyt in that tweet. We'll leave the voting open all weekend and announce our Season Three Champion on Monday.
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