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#1511836 - 09/12/11 10:12 AM Tennis : WOMEN'S! *****
pwhittemore Offline
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Serena yelled something before the ball hit the court and she loses the point? Them's some stupid rules there.

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#1511837 - 09/12/11 11:04 AM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: pwhittemore]
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I had the volume down but I think I lipread her saying, "CHECK MY BALL, HOZERS!"
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#1511838 - 09/12/11 11:21 AM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: JHAWKinKY]
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This thread sux w/o pics.
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#1511839 - 09/12/11 12:22 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: ChalkRocker]
larryb Offline
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Seems like a stupid rule when you can grunt as loud as you want but can't say any WORDS during a point.
Then again, players may start yelling WORDS on purpose to try and distract their opponents.
Serena yelled because her testicle became entangled in her underwear. Happens to the best of us.
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#1511840 - 09/12/11 12:57 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: larryb]
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It may be an [censored] thing to do, like a catcher screaming out whiffa right before the pitch comes in or crying out miss right before a free throw, but it shouldn't be illegal. Stupid.

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#1511841 - 09/12/11 01:33 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: pwhittemore]
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If you type ass hole it is ok
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#1511842 - 09/12/11 02:06 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: 1985hawk]
larryb Offline
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I think he typed the c word or shitty
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#1511843 - 09/12/11 02:06 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: larryb]
pwhittemore Offline
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I typed [censored].

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#1511844 - 09/12/11 02:07 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: pwhittemore]
larryb Offline
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He didn't type shitty. Maybe [censored]?
Yep, must have been [censored].


Edited by larryb (09/12/11 02:08 PM)
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#1511845 - 09/12/11 02:24 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: larryb]
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It's a reasonable rule and she absolutely deserved to lose the point.

Serena is probably the greatest women's player ever, but even when she's losing, she still has to live within the rules.
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#1511846 - 09/12/11 02:30 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: seahawk]
pwhittemore Offline
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Why is it a reasonable rule?

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#1511847 - 09/12/11 03:06 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: pwhittemore]
seahawk Offline
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The player with head down trying to keep an eye on the ball has to try and determine whether someone is yelling "out" or "let" and lose their concentration.

Some players will yell out stuff all the time to distract their opponents.
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#1511848 - 09/12/11 04:04 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: seahawk]
pwhittemore Offline
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Play on is what my coach always told me. If you're an [censored], you'll get that reputation for bush league tactics, and no one will root for you. But it shouldn't be illegal. Even wussier than soccer.

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#1511849 - 09/12/11 04:55 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: pwhittemore]
seahawk Offline
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I watched a women's qualifiers match a few years ago in which one doubles side acted out in the most bizarre way, yelling abusive stuff at the chair, "Are you blind," constantly, then cursing at her in some Eastern European language. It was weird and it wasn't much fun for spectators--or their opponents.

Finally, one spectator went and got the head umpire and it quieted down for awhile. The noisy team was losing and wanted to get into the other doubles team's head.

It was easier to understand some of the rules--because when there's money on the line some players will take advantage of whatever they can.

The story here should be that Stosur played an amazing match, especially given that the incident got the crowd against her.

Football penalizes college kids for "celebrations" that sometimes seem very mild. Is it also a wussy sport?

As for Serena, would that she be as classy as her sister always has been.
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#1511850 - 09/12/11 05:22 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: seahawk]
pwhittemore Offline
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Yes. Wussy. Please refer to threads about football currently on basketball board.

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