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#1511851 - 09/12/11 05:28 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! ***** [Re: pwhittemore]
DCHawk1 Offline
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Hey whit. Why don't you explain why the rule is unreasonable, rather than descend into "wussy" nonsense.

You asked why the rule was reasonable. It was explained to you. You disagree. But as best I can tell, you don't have a reason for disagreeing other than the fact that you don't like wussiness. Or something.

So...explain it better. If you can.
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#1511852 - 09/12/11 05:35 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: DCHawk1]
pwhittemore Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
Loc: NYC
I was just being facetious. You know all about it.

I for one am against many rules regarding sportsmanship as long as it directly doesn't influence the game. I don't think that yelling, and as Gutter pointed out people grunt and scream nonsense and that's OK, influences the game directly. Nor do I think a celebration should be penalized, unless it goes on forever and changes the flow of a sport or involves another member of the team physically.

Athletes should regard themselves how they want. If they want to be assholes, let them. Let their colors show on through. If the coach is all for that too, we can see what kind of coach he/she is. Let the characters show!

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#1511853 - 09/12/11 06:12 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: pwhittemore]
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Registered: 02/03/05
But in tennis it can directly influence the game.

If you watch Roger Federer, you know that a reason for his greatness is that he never lifts his head or takes his eye off the ball. If the other person/team is yelling to distract a Federer, it may make him take his eye off the ball. \

If that happens over and over and the bad sport wins--maybe that's fine with people who follow some sports. In tennis, we tend to admire those who've worked really hard on their strokes, their conditioning, and their mental agility. If that's "wussy", that's us tennis types.

When you're playing doubles and you're at the net, you're extremely vulnerable to a lobbed ball hit down at you from the other side of the net. You don't turn and watch your partner hit the ball back, you watch to see it cross the net. If someone is trying to distract you so their partner can then try to kill you with an overhead, that'd make the game pretty unpleasant and somewhat dangerous.

Don't they have fouls in basketball, or refs who call them?

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#1511854 - 09/12/11 06:16 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: seahawk]
pwhittemore Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
Loc: NYC
They don't call a foul if someone yells at you while you are shooting a jumper; something that also takes hard work, conditioning and mental agility.

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#1511855 - 09/12/11 08:13 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: pwhittemore]
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[censored] you all
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#1511856 - 09/13/11 08:09 AM Re: Tennis : MENS [Re: 1985hawk]
larryb Offline
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Registered: 05/02/07
Loc: Work
Great 3rd set yesterday. Otherwise, not a very good final.
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#1511857 - 09/13/11 01:30 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: pwhittemore]
seahawk Offline
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Registered: 02/03/05
C'mon, pwhittemore, don't they have something called "technicals" in basketball?

Williams berated an official for a good 5 minutes. She could have gotten away with that in basketball? Football?


Seriously, she just costs herself money in endorsements. I believe that Federer had an equally bad temper as a junior. He hasn't let it cost him money as an adult, though.

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#1511858 - 09/13/11 01:49 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: pwhittemore]
5DecadeHawk Offline
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Registered: 11/22/07
Quote:

unless it goes on forever and changes the flow of a sport or involves another member of the team physically.






It may not be great for the sport, but I bet Womens' tennis ratings would skyrocket.

They'd have to show it on pay per view Cable, though.
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#1861758 - 03/07/13 10:44 AM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: pwhittemore]
Maximus Offline
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Registered: 10/30/12
Loc: Trance Land
I'm in luv with Tennis and Yahoo Sport correspondent Angela Sun.


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#1862036 - 03/07/13 03:40 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: pwhittemore]
Maximus Offline
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#1862115 - 03/07/13 05:34 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: Maximus]
Walter_Sobchak Offline
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She has horrible form. That forehand looks atrocious.
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#1862142 - 03/07/13 06:02 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: Walter_Sobchak]
Maximus Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 10/30/12
Loc: Trance Land
Would you like to volunteer to give her one on one personal instruction then?
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#1991054 - 05/07/15 04:37 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: pwhittemore]
Maximus Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 10/30/12
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Making fun of Serena I believe in one of those celebrity charities.

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#1991176 - 05/10/15 09:11 PM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: pwhittemore]
n00sh Offline
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All of the sudden I'm hungry for salad.
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#1992116 - 06/12/15 11:02 AM Re: Tennis : WOMEN'S! [Re: pwhittemore]
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Wilt Chamberlain

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