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    Quote Originally Posted by BondJmsBond View Post
    "i'm going to have to eat every fucking chicken in this room"

    "i know enough to know what's instantly forgettable"

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    just watched the scot andy murray (english joke ) crash out of wimbledon after a limp showing against sam querrey, which isn't to say querrey didn't deserve his won

    one thing that did strike me is how much querrey relies on his serve - it's all part of the game and there's no reason why querrey shouldn't reap the benefits of being a big hitter, of course, but, by christ, it makes for dull tennis

    it's like a return to the old days of big hitters, like sampras, where only half the games held any interest while the other half were just ace/ace/ace/ace/game over

    maybe if murray had been a bit more interested (or fitter?), he might have returned a few serves and made for a more watchable match

    Quote Originally Posted by sp88 View Post
    "i'm going to have to eat every fucking chicken in this room"
    if you don't get the reference, google will help out there btw

    "i know enough to know what's instantly forgettable"

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    Today, Berdych played out-of-his-mind inspired tennis; the best I've ever seen from him, and Federer beat him in straight sets.

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    Venus seemed to kinda give up after losing the first set. She does have a condition which makes her feel fatigue.

    Congratulations to Muguruza, who played amazing! She dealt with Venus's power quite well, it seems women are finally catching up in that category after getting pounded by Serena all these years.
    Could be the last we see of Venus.

    Men's final today, Federer vs. Cilic.

    Go Roger!

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    Exclamation

    wonder if that car accident might have gotten to her mentally,
    hope not

    http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/v...e-know-w491313

    Venus Williams' Deadly Driving Accident: Everything We Know

    Venus Williams was involved in a car crash on June 9th that led to the June 22nd death of Jerome Barson, a 79-year-old man who passed away nearly two weeks after he suffered a fractured spine and other internal injuries. The Barson Family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Williams and their attorney, Michael Steinger, has accused the tennis star of running a red light. Williams, however, claims she entered the intersection on a green light in her 2010 Toyota Sequoia and had to stop in the middle due to backed up traffic, which is when Barson's Hyundai Accent – driven by Jerome Barson's wife, Linda Barson – collided with Williams.
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    Roger wins! Cilic had a blister, the poor guy. You can't really play with a blister.

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    Simona Halep screams like she's been shot every time she hits a ball. Give me a break. I hope Sloan Stephens mops the court with her.

    Impossible to watch without the sound muted.

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    ^

    you could have just left a [___________________] for people to fill with the name of any number of different players



    try to watch a bit of this without muting the sound .....

    "i know enough to know what's instantly forgettable"

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    Ugh. Unwatchable, because watching muted takes away too much. It's sad.

    Men's tennis is the same way, a couple octaves lower in pitch.. Nadal gives a drawn-out double moan that continues almost until his opponent hits the ball. He's one tiny bit away from yelling "Miss!" at the other guy.

    The tennis governing body was going to crack down on it some years ago, but they dropped the ball. Coaches are training the youngest players now to do this, because 'tests' have shown that screaming players hit the ball 3% harder. Good God. Roger Federer doesn't scream, so it's not a substitute for talent. I think when he retires I'll be forced to give up watching entirely if this continues. Everyone hates it, so it's not me being a grumpy old man thing either. (Not really that old anyway, haven't yelled "Get out of my yard!" once yet) It won't be too long, however, until no one will remember a time when they didn't scream. Sigh.

    Jimmy Connors and Monica Seles started all this, may they rot in Perdition.


    Good rant, I feel a little better.

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    Federer easily gets to the round of 16 in this years' Wimbledon, as does Nadal. Dare we hope for a final with those 2?

    In the best news ever, Simona Halep (please see my previous post about her) just got beaten by a wonderful lady who doesn't yell!

    Azarenka is also out, and no Sharapova, so less decibels this year! yayhoo!

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