Serena Williams Loses To Better Player And her Own Temper, But Mostly To A Better Player


I don't have much interest in tennis, aside from the sartorial excesses and pulchritude of some of the women players. But this egregious example of our current worship of celebrity is galling. Williams broke the rules and got her ass kicked by a better and more dignified player. She should have respected the outcome, which wasn't in doubt, and shown some grace in defeat. And the fans should have recognized the better player instead of braying in support of their tribal favorite.

Athletics is the great equalizer. Skill, talent, perseverance, toughness, resilience. Nothing else matters between the lines, least of all the number of brain-dead front-running fans who cheer you in spite of your unsportsmanlike behavior.

I happened to see Williams' semifinal match at a bar on Thursday (because the Yankees weren't playing) while enjoying a cocktail, and I was struck by how flatfooted and out of shape she seemed. I was surprised that she won the match, although it seemed to a knowledgeable friend next to me that she didn't win it as much as her opponent lost it. Regardless, she behaved correctly, and the interview after the match was a reasonably good example of grace in victory.

Too bad she can't handle defeat. It will tarnish her legacy, and that is appropriate.

Posted by: CBD at 12:15 PM




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1 Hmmm

Posted by: Rhomboid at September 09, 2018 12:19 PM (m9HtY)

2 Not cricket at all, old chap!

Posted by: Adriane the Sports Critic ... at September 09, 2018 12:19 PM (AoK0a)

3 Tennis? Who cares??

Posted by: tu3031 at September 09, 2018 12:19 PM (jDF8P)

4 In a just world, this would get worldwide airplay.

But it won't.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 09, 2018 12:21 PM (QzJWU)

5 That damned game was like getting hit in the balls. I'll recover, just need to get my breath.

Posted by: Serena at September 09, 2018 12:22 PM (Ry8mf)

6 Sort of fitting that my sum total awareness of this event consists of who won, and what a classless nitwit Williams was /is.

This goes back to McEnroe, but tennis has long been a stupidly managed sport. Argue with the umpire ..... bye bye! Next. Every sport has human refs. Most don't tolerate stupid players mouthing off.

Posted by: Rhomboid at September 09, 2018 12:23 PM (m9HtY)

7 Eh. I got an earful about this from alex the other night.

She's been a public figure for twenty years. It's not like she's made a habit of bad behavior. She had a bad night.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 12:23 PM (fuK7c)

8 She should have respected the outcome, which wasn't in doubt, and shown some grace in defeat. And the fans should have recognized the better player instead of braying in support of their tribal favorite.

I agree 140 thoshand percemts! *Hic*

...Shillary...still sleeping it off...

Posted by: Bruce at September 09, 2018 12:23 PM (8ikIW)

9 That's a man baby!

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 12:24 PM (/tuJf)

10 Serena is just following Hillary's example. Always be a sore loser.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 09, 2018 12:24 PM (CE6iV)

11 That is one scary lookin' gal right there.

Posted by: navybrat, back to the fog at September 09, 2018 12:25 PM (w7KSn)

12 From Japan - moved to the US was she was three.
American since birth in Japan.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 09, 2018 12:26 PM (1g7ch)

13 Didn't the fans also tarnish the event? Booing the better player, a new face liked by all?

Sounds like ...... America, far too often any more.

Posted by: Rhomboid at September 09, 2018 12:26 PM (m9HtY)

14 I feel sorry for Osaka, but because of the fans and what I'm sure was the ceaseless idolatry from NBC/CBS/ESPN.

Posted by: t-bird at September 09, 2018 12:26 PM (VP1E6)

15 In the article...

After her loss, Williams's coach admitted to ESPN that he had, in fact, been coaching from the stands, a code violation. The warning was fair.


Will this admission be in enough time so that the rest of the NFL doesn't take a knee today?

Posted by: Bruce at September 09, 2018 12:27 PM (8ikIW)

16 7 Disagree. She has, in fact, made a habit of boorishness, up to threatening to shove a ball down an official's "effing throat" in the past. She classless, graceless, and entitled.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at September 09, 2018 12:27 PM (87EdW)

17 Figures a notorious anti-Semite would stomp a Rosh Hashana thread.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 12:27 PM (NWiLs)

18 Do they make them piss in a cup in tennis? Because they should.

Posted by: tu3031 at September 09, 2018 12:27 PM (jDF8P)

19 Classic case of roid rage.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 12:28 PM (NWiLs)

20 The narrative was that Serena was going to tie Margaret Court for most major wins ever. You don't fuck with the narrative.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 09, 2018 12:28 PM (1UZdv)

21 I was waiting for AtC's opinion on this matter. This was the most disgusting and worst behavior from an elite athletic that I can remember. I was embarrassed and filled with rage watching the highlights not knowing what had happened going in.

Oh and it's sexist because the ref was Hispanic and the other player is Asain. Then her coach basically says that he coaches and they all do it so big deal. Now ESPN is lobbying to change the rules.

And itsaughable to hear Serena scream that she has never cheated in her life when it's pretty obvious that she has been taken PED's for a while (testosterone) to keep her edge past 26-28 when most women tenniis players begin to fade naturally.

She doth protest Too Much.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 12:28 PM (GFNAW)

22 I heard some of the drama in audio snippets. Serena called the ref a thief, I think that's what drew the costliest penalty. But her post match presser is where she equated throwing a temper tantrum with female empowerment.

Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2018 12:29 PM (+fNrM)

23 Did Serena win the popular vote?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 09, 2018 12:29 PM (IqV8l)

24 A sad moment for sports. And Serena will most likely receive a lot of support for her outbursts. I hope Osaka will soon move beyond the situation and come to relish her victory and the rewards of her own skill and focus... and class in the face of classlessness.

Posted by: Shoeless Guy at September 09, 2018 12:29 PM (sNYFR)

25 That's a man baby!

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 12:24 PM


When the 'sisters' happened along into the tennis world was just about the exact time I lost interest in watching. I don't know how they ended up with those physical characteristics but they were nothing like women in the tennis world prior.

Not easy on the eyes.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 09, 2018 12:30 PM (LOgQ4)

26 Serena is no worse than assholes Connors and McEnroe. Tennis lost face when umpires failed to leave the chair and beat those miscreants within an inch of their lives.

Posted by: little johnny cockaroo at September 09, 2018 12:30 PM (m/Gc2)

27 That's a man baby!

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 12:24 PM (/tuJf)



Serena could have been on an East German team

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 09, 2018 12:30 PM (SiINZ)

28 Threads coming in fast today

Posted by: Skip at September 09, 2018 12:30 PM (T4oHT)

29 What Farmer Bob said. This is not her first meltdown. Even John McEnroe criticized her previous outbursts and when you are too over the top for John McEnroe you might just have some issues.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 12:31 PM (/tuJf)

30 Eh?

meh. Competitors will always talk smack and throw tantrums. Any disdain should be directed at the officials of whatever sports association what sponsors this shindig. If Serena is a disruptive force, escort her off of the court to cool down.

Posted by: Fritz at September 09, 2018 12:31 PM (ANJe6)

31 Did Serena win the popular vote?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Heh. Perfect.

Posted by: t-bird at September 09, 2018 12:32 PM (Wd55D)

32 Oh and it's sexist because the ref was Hispanic and the other player is Asian.

Guess we'll have to consult the Book of Grievances and go down the checklist...

Posted by: tu3031 at September 09, 2018 12:32 PM (jDF8P)

33 It's not like she's made a habit of bad behavior.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 12:23 PM (fuK7c)

Hmmm...this isn't her first outburst.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2018 12:33 PM (wYseH)

34 Did Serena win the popular vote?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

Does the Hawaiian judge get to overturn the decision?

After all, it took place on a court

Posted by: Bruce at September 09, 2018 12:33 PM (8ikIW)

35 Serena's coAch fesses up https://tinyurl.com/ydby6bv2

Posted by: sOME mORON at September 09, 2018 12:33 PM (ICWiF)

36 Do they make them piss in a cup in tennis? Because they should.

From across the room? No problem. With enough left to write my name on the wall.

Posted by: Serena at September 09, 2018 12:34 PM (dBiBP)

37 My interest in girls' tennis was piqued by and peaked at Gabi Sabatini sweating through sheer shirts.

And yes, I peeked.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 12:34 PM (fuK7c)

38 Does she still get a participating trophy?

Posted by: Skip at September 09, 2018 12:34 PM (T4oHT)

39 Osaka is half black, is she not?
If therenis any racism it's anti-Asian.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 09, 2018 12:34 PM (CE6iV)

40 Competitors will always talk smack and throw tantrums.

Competitors will. Sportsmen will not, do not, and have not.

Significantly, the term "talking smack" comes from the same demographic that gave us "woke," taunting, and end zone dances.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:35 PM (YqDXo)

41 Serena's coAch fesses up https://tinyurl.com/ydby6bv2

I read that as Serena's cooch fesses up. That would be a big story.

Posted by: t-bird at September 09, 2018 12:35 PM (dBiBP)

42 Serena Williams cheating scandal... Little 20 year old Japanese girl still kicked her butt... Invite to the WH.... https://tinyurl.com/ydby6bv2

Posted by: sOME mORON at September 09, 2018 12:36 PM (ICWiF)

43 How exactly does one coach a player during a match? I don't understand that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:36 PM (YqDXo)

44 The coach admitted he was throwing white supremacy hand signs from the stands.

Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2018 12:36 PM (+fNrM)

45 McEnroe was fun to watch. Sure he was umm, passionate? about the game and each point was EVERYTHING!!, but he was entertaining.
Williams is about as entertaining as watching the incredible hulk chew on silly putty for hours on end. The idiot beast isn't smart enough to spit that crap out and stop howling because chewing it isn't doing anything. Boring.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 09, 2018 12:37 PM (myjNJ)

46 Doesn't Serena have an infant at home? This "having it all " drive of some women is so self-defeating.

Don't miss out on your kid's babyhood just to self-destruct your career, girl!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 09, 2018 12:38 PM (CE6iV)

47 I read that as Serena's cooch fesses up. That would be a big story.
Posted by: t-bird at September 09, 2018 12:35 PM (dBiBP)

I read that is where she stores her tennis balls

Posted by: sOME mORON at September 09, 2018 12:38 PM (ICWiF)

48
Osaka is half black, is she not?

If there is any racism it's anti-Asian.

Jesus Christ, what is this, fucking Harvard???

Posted by: Naomi Osaka at September 09, 2018 12:38 PM (jDF8P)

49 When the 'sisters' happened along into the tennis world was just about the exact time I lost interest in watching. I don't know how they ended up with those physical characteristics but they were nothing like women in the tennis world prior.

Performance enhancing drugs. Look at pictures of them earlier in their tennis careers and then later in their tennis careers. Serena looks like Ron Coleman for fuck's sake.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 12:38 PM (NWiLs)

50 Tennis needs to implement baseball-type practices. You can squawk - a bit - but squawk too much, or too vociferously, and you get run.

In this case, you lose the match, right then and there. Period.

Put a stop to that crap in a big hurry.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:38 PM (YqDXo)

51 Never meet your heroes.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 09, 2018 12:39 PM (PmUb6)

52 "Williams broke the rules and got her ass kicked by a better and more dignified player. She should have respected the outcome, which wasn't in doubt, and shown some grace in defeat. And the fans should have recognized the better player instead of braying in support of their tribal favorite."


You spelled Hillary wrong.

Posted by: Roy at September 09, 2018 12:39 PM (ABjxW)

53 44 The coach admitted he was throwing white supremacy hand signs from the stands.
Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2018 12:36 PM (+fNrM)

And that is 

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 12:39 PM (NWiLs)

54 Serena is a man.....when she get's undressed it was a big ol' mess.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vRZxBwiIjQ

Tone Loc FTW!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 09, 2018 12:40 PM (EoRCO)

55 51 Never meet your heroes.
Posted by: Hikaru at September 09, 2018 12:39 PM (PmUb6)


Never have heroes.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:40 PM (YqDXo)

56 How exactly does one coach a player during a match? I don't understand that.

Same as what a boxing coach does- refocus the player to what they're supposed to be doing.

Posted by: t-bird at September 09, 2018 12:41 PM (1+J19)

57 This says a lot about the players and the fans.
To treat a champion like this is unpardonable.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 09, 2018 12:41 PM (0tfLf)

58 32 Oh and it's sexist because the ref was Hispanic and the other player is Asian.

Guess we'll have to consult the Book of Grievances and go down the checklist...
Posted by: tu3031 at September 09, 2018 12:32 PM (jDF8P)

Osaka's half-Asian, half-Black.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 09, 2018 12:41 PM (PmUb6)

59 Same as what a boxing coach does- refocus the player to what they're supposed to be doing.
Posted by: t-bird at September 09, 2018 12:41 PM (1+J19)


That was my first thought as well. Why is that a problem? Boxing coaches do that all the time.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:41 PM (YqDXo)

60 25 That's a man baby!

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 12:24 PM

When the 'sisters' happened along into the tennis world was just about the exact time I lost interest in watching. I don't know how they ended up with those physical characteristics but they were nothing like women in the tennis world prior.

Not easy on the eyes.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 09, 2018 12:30 PM (LOgQ4)

There are allegations that the father his their birth sex because he always wanted them to "make him wealthy".... Win at women's tennis. Of course you are a racist and a sexist to even bring up the topic because no parent nor athlete had ever cheated and lied about something serious to gain a competitive advantage.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 12:41 PM (GFNAW)

61 Remember, this was supposed to be Serena's big comeback victory after having her daughter. She talked about how she was doing this for women, for equality, blah, blah, blah. She was supposed to win, dammit. Like Hillary...


Posted by: sillyme at September 09, 2018 12:41 PM (Ak/B3)

62 43 How exactly does one coach a player during a match? I don't understand that.

==

"Sweep the leg!'

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 09, 2018 12:42 PM (CE6iV)

63 Same as what a boxing coach does- refocus the player to what they're supposed to be doing.
Posted by: t-bird at September 09, 2018 12:41 PM (1+J19)


Or pitching coaches, or football coaches, for that matter.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:42 PM (YqDXo)

64 Monica Seles also played braless in semi-see-through shirts when she was young and good looking before she got stabbed.

I blame modern sports bra technology for the decline of girls' tennis.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 12:43 PM (fuK7c)

65 Oh and it's sexist because the ref was Hispanic and the other player is Asian.



Guess we'll have to consult the Book of Grievances and go down the checklist...

Posted by: tu3031 at September 09, 2018 12:32 PM (jDF8P)



Osaka's half-Asian, half-Black.
Oooooh...tough call.

Posted by: tu3031 at September 09, 2018 12:43 PM (jDF8P)

66 I coached girls high school tennis for 8 years, and women's college tennis for another 3. I doubt Serena will be able to sustain top tier play for much longer. Once the skills drop with the normal deterioration that comes with age, there's just not anything you can do to compensate, like in some other sports. Experience can't get you that extra 100th of a second needed for proper positioning or hitting a winner. The geometry is relatively simple and stays the same. I'd say, with the exception of sprinting, tennis is the most unforgiving of aging. Especially for men, who've taken the game to near the limit of human performance.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at September 09, 2018 12:43 PM (87EdW)

67 tennis is a racket ...
so all the coverage is on Serena ... not the winner, obviously need a special prosecutor to find out details of Osaka's coach, her family, all her fans ... haul them all in for questioning.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 09, 2018 12:43 PM (Cus5s)

68 Linda Siegel's tit fell all the way out of her shirt at Wimbledon in '77 or '78.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 12:43 PM (fuK7c)

69 Of course you are a racist and a sexist to even bring up the topic because no parent nor athlete had ever cheated and lied about something serious to gain a competitive advantage.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 12:41 PM (GFNAW)


Like those putatively 12 year old Little League pitchers from Third World countries who are 6'1", 180 lbs., and shaving already.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:44 PM (YqDXo)

70 Same as what a boxing coach does- refocus the player to what they're supposed to be doing.
Posted by: t-bird at September 09, 2018 12:41 PM (1+J19)


Serena's coach was seen on the sidelines frantically waving his arms and yelling,
"Hit the ball back! Hit the ball back!
Over the net! It is supposed to go over the net!"

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 09, 2018 12:44 PM (1g7ch)

71
Serena looks like Ron Coleman for fuck's sake.
Posted by: Insomniac


The actor from Random Harvest?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 09, 2018 12:44 PM (IqV8l)

72 Yep and the Japs bombed Pearl Harbor don't forget.

Posted by: ESPN sports commentator at September 09, 2018 12:44 PM (ICWiF)

73 I feel bad for La Serenissima. Will cross stitch a pillow for her, with the script: 'Father Time is Undefeated'. That should help her attitude.

Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2018 12:45 PM (+fNrM)

74 Serena's coach was seen on the sidelines frantically waving his arms and yelling,
"Hit the ball back! Hit the ball back!
Over the net! It is supposed to go over the net!"
Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 09, 2018 12:44 PM (1g7ch)


That's what I was thinking too. "Win this game! Then win the set! Hit the ball where she isn't!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:46 PM (YqDXo)

75 How exactly does one coach a player during a match? I don't understand that.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:36 PM (YqDXo

HIT THE BALL! YEAH LIKE THAT! NOW DO IT AGAIN! NO! HIT IT! MAKE IT STAY IN BOUNDS! YOU'RE NOT LISTENING TO ME!

Posted by: Pug Mahon,Turkey Volume Guessing Man! at September 09, 2018 12:46 PM (/BEXP)

76 I've had the privilege of competing at the World Championship level of a particular sport (long range shooting). In any competition, sometimes the breaks go your way, and sometimes they do not. It is absolutely unthinkable to do anything other than to win or lose graciously. Throwing a fit over scoring and other umpire judgment calls is the very essence of immaturity and selfishness. I would rather not compete at all than to act that way.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 12:46 PM (MVjcR)

77 I blame modern sports bra technology for the decline of girls' tennis.
I blame...something else.

Posted by: tu3031 at September 09, 2018 12:46 PM (jDF8P)

78 Serena was beaten by old age and a bad umpire, but mostly old age.

Posted by: Roy at September 09, 2018 12:46 PM (ABjxW)

79 71
Serena looks like Ron Coleman for fuck's sake.
Posted by: Insomniac

The actor from Random Harvest?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 09, 2018 12:44 PM (IqV8l)

Wrong Ron Coleman.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 12:46 PM (NWiLs)

80 I don't type fast enough.

Posted by: Pug Mahon,Turkey Volume Guessing Man! at September 09, 2018 12:46 PM (/BEXP)

81 I happened to see Williams' semifinal match at a bar on Thursday (because the Yankees weren't playing)


.... and even if they were ....


Happy New Year, Charlie Brown.


Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 12:47 PM (lwiT4)

82 46 Doesn't Serena have an infant at home? This "having it all " drive of some women is so self-defeating.

Don't miss out on your kid's babyhood just to self-destruct your career, girl!
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 09, 2018 12:38 PM (CE6iV)

Surrogacy. Then these celebrities dispose of the surrogate mother to their secrets are safe. I love the video of when beyonce was "pregnant" and the dumb ass bent over and her fake pregnant suit deflated when she bent over and went back to normal when she stood up.

They are all liars.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 12:47 PM (GFNAW)

83 Serena could also compete in mixed singles.

Posted by: Shoeless Guy at September 09, 2018 12:47 PM (sNYFR)

84 I don't give a rat's ass about tennis, but in all sports the rules must be respected. If enough people think that some rules are dumb, then change them, but this crap about "it's a dumb rule anyway so don't penalize me for breaking it" is absolute horseshit.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2018 12:47 PM (wYseH)

85 I've had the privilege of competing at the World Championship level of a particular sport (long range shooting).


I thought sports were about moving. Isn't shooting about not moving?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 12:47 PM (fuK7c)

86 I went to church here in Washington DC this morning. They have a black pastor from New York and half of the congregation is black.


During coffee hour, the blacks were all talking about how they are not going to watch tennis anymore and the pastor asked when the boycott of tennis was going to begin.


It's like this: If everything is going to be racial in this country, blacks are automatically going to disadvantage themselves because they will always be a color and not an achievement.


They have created a bigotry that they can't escape.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 09, 2018 12:48 PM (OBcoN)

87 69 Of course you are a racist and a sexist to even bring up the topic because no parent nor athlete had ever cheated and lied about something serious to gain a competitive advantage.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 12:41 PM (GFNAW)

Like those putatively 12 year old Little League pitchers from Third World countries who are 6'1", 180 lbs., and shaving already.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:44 PM (YqDXo)

Yup.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 12:48 PM (GFNAW)

88 53. insom, all I see is a square box, what is that object?

Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2018 12:48 PM (+fNrM)

89 Did Serena get to keep her participation trophy or did they fine that away from her?

Posted by: Roy at September 09, 2018 12:48 PM (ABjxW)

90 "Get your head out of your ass!" was my go-to coaching.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at September 09, 2018 12:48 PM (87EdW)

91

I thought sports were about moving. Isn't shooting about not moving?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 12:47 PM (fuK7c)
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The bullets are moving along at a fairly good clip.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 12:49 PM (MVjcR)

92 64 Monica Seles also played braless in semi-see-through shirts when she was young and good looking before she got stabbed.

I blame modern sports bra technology for the decline of girls' tennis.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 12:43 PM (fuK7c)

It was the awful scream/grunt every time she hit the ball I tell ya. I just couldn't take it!

Posted by: Crazed Fan what stabbed Monica at September 09, 2018 12:49 PM (ICWiF)

93 So Serena got served...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 09, 2018 12:49 PM (SW1s2)

94 88 53. insom, all I see is a square box, what is that object?
Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2018 12:48 PM (+fNrM)

It's the "OK" sign.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 12:49 PM (NWiLs)

95 When I was 15 and swimming in a county championship, our relay team was disqualified for something. We yelled about it to the ref (one of the best refs in the sport), and to this day I cringe when I think about what assholes we were.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2018 12:49 PM (wYseH)

96 79 71
Serena looks like Ron Coleman for fuck's sake.
Posted by: Insomniac

The actor from Random Harvest?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 09, 2018 12:44 PM (IqV8l)

Wrong Ron Coleman.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 12:46 PM (NWiLs)

Hands of Stone Ronnie Coleman?

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 12:49 PM (GFNAW)

97 I don't follow tennis but I am not surprised by this tantrum by Serena Williams. We recently had a presidential election in this country and the entire progressive establishment reacted and continues to react to the unexpected defeat of Hillary Clinton in a very similar manner. I fully expect agitation shortly before the international Tennis Federation demanding the impeachment of the actual match winner. No justice! No peace!

Posted by: Pasquali Pellegrino at September 09, 2018 12:49 PM (zOrpp)

98 >>>How exactly does one coach a player during a match? I don't understand that.<<<

You're gonna eat lightnin' and you're gonna crap thunder!

Posted by: Fritz at September 09, 2018 12:49 PM (ANJe6)

99 Off the wall, but every time I see Serena's name, I'm convinced it's misspelled. Too much time with Serana as a follower, I guess.

Posted by: empire1 at September 09, 2018 12:49 PM (jZzeV)

100 93 So Serena got served...
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 09, 2018 12:49 PM (SW1s2)

And Freddy Got Fingered.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 09, 2018 12:49 PM (PmUb6)

101 "it's a dumb rule anyway so don't penalize me for breaking it" is absolute horseshit.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Now, let's not get hasty..


....Shillary...

Posted by: Bruce at September 09, 2018 12:50 PM (8ikIW)

102 Odd. Her father is Haitian, yet she uses her mother's last name.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 09, 2018 12:50 PM (/qEW2)

103 21---- ....it's pretty obvious that she has been taken PED's for a while (testosterone) to keep her edge past 26-28 when most women tenniis players begin to fade naturally.....

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 12:28 PM (GFNAW)
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Prove it or shut up. It is NOT obvious.

As to her performing at a top level at a age beyond what we have seen in the past, what will you say about Roger Federer? Is it OBVIOUS he's doing steroids?

I am not a fan of Serena's but I have never bought the steroids accusation for two reasons.
(1) There are videos out there of Serena playing when she was 6 years old and onward. She has ALWAYS been built like a truck.
(2) The accusation comes entirely from outside the tennis world. If she were using you can bet there were be plenty of inside whispers and grumblings from competitors.






Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 12:50 PM (0jtPF)

104 40 Competitors will always talk smack and throw tantrums.

Competitors will. Sportsmen will not, do not, and have not.

Significantly, the term "talking smack" comes from the same demographic that gave us "woke," taunting, and end zone dances.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:35 PM (YqDXo)


I'm sure athletes have always had words with each other in private, but I don't recall it being done in public before Cassius Clay.

Posted by: rickl at September 09, 2018 12:51 PM (sdi6R)

105 Happy New Year, Charlie Brown.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 12:47 PM (lwiT4)

And a Happy New Year to you too young lady.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2018 12:51 PM (wYseH)

106 During coffee hour, the blacks were all talking about how they are not going to watch tennis anymore and the pastor asked when the boycott of tennis was going to begin.
.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 09, 2018 12:48 PM (OBcoN)

Serena was beaten by a half-black kid from Florida.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 09, 2018 12:51 PM (CE6iV)

107 Hands of Stone Ronnie Coleman?
Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 12:49 PM (GFNAW)


Hand of Stone Ron Perlman?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 09, 2018 12:52 PM (1g7ch)

108 90 "Get your head out of your ass!" was my go-to coaching.
Posted by: Farmer Bob at September 09, 2018 12:48 PM (87EdW)

Hey that's very creative.. Can I use that one?

Posted by: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise at September 09, 2018 12:52 PM (ICWiF)

109 64 Monica Seles also played braless in semi-see-through shirts when she was young and good looking before she got stabbed.

I blame modern sports bra technology for the decline of girls' tennis.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 12:43 PM (fuK7c)

Some wear right sheer form fitting sports panties that after about 10 minutes on the Court become transparent leaving nothing to the imagination.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 12:52 PM (GFNAW)

110 84 I don't give a rat's ass about tennis, but in all sports the rules must be respected. If enough people think that some rules are dumb, then change them, but this crap about "it's a dumb rule anyway so don't penalize me for breaking it" is absolute horseshit.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2018 12:47 PM (wYseH)


I fully agree. My query above was an attempt to understand why it's a rule in the first place, since it's not a rule in other sports.

In the same spirit, I don't understand why tennis and golf (especially) want absolute quiet during competition. MLB players hit 95 mph fastballs with 50,000 people screaming.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:52 PM (YqDXo)

111 "Skill, talent, perseverance, toughness, resilience. Nothing else matters between the lines,"

Well, unless "someone" has put a boatload of green on one side or the other and doesn't take too kindly to losing said green. Tennis would be easy to fix. Sort of like the stock market. You can make trillions. Provided you know which way it will go.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 09, 2018 12:52 PM (9BLnV)

112 the pathetic patrician facesaving of the poor no agency african american is textbook soft bigotry of low expectations, and disgusting.

they took away her opportunity to demonstrate dignity in defeat, because in their minds she couldn't.

Posted by: x at September 09, 2018 12:53 PM (nFwvY)

113 103 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 12:50 PM (0jtPF)

Eh. Still a step forward over accusing her of being a man.

The whole "I find black women unattractive, so they must all really be men" thing that seems to pop up is kind of getting old.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 09, 2018 12:53 PM (PmUb6)

114 Osaka is half Haitian half Japanese and has lived here since age 3 and probably holds dual citizenship.

Posted by: IC at September 09, 2018 12:53 PM (4lu7W)

115 they should probably just keep the coaches separate ... but since it is such an individual sport, makes sense to me to not let the coaches correct them in the match.
A coach can spot things that can make a big difference, but it should be the players the players on their own, figuring all that out. Finesse and strategy and fatigue ... all up to the individual to handle that .. part of the game. imo

Posted by: illiniwek at September 09, 2018 12:53 PM (Cus5s)

116
Some you win, others you lose. When it happens, you just deal with it and be quiet.

A lesson in humility never hurts anyone.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 09, 2018 12:53 PM (S/hVx)

117 Monica Seles also played braless in semi-see-through shirts when she was young and good looking before she got stabbed.

I have similar fond memories of Martina Hingis, who I thought was much cuter.

Posted by: t-bird at September 09, 2018 12:53 PM (aKxkI)

118 a lot of times the anger we show is actually at ourselves.

She knew she lost and she knew why she lost and she was angry that it happened. She knew she was better than that and had been better than that. But that day was not her day or she did something or had something happen that put her off her game.

Whenever I look at the times I got angry the worst and acted the worst I realized I was angry at ME!

And fame/celebrity/notoriety can ruin a person. They like being treated like a queen/king (and who wouldn't?)

But soon some ppl start to think they deserve it. And maybe believe they're not getting enough or perhaps they are not in the lime light as often lately for some reason.

This can be corrosive unless a steady outside force is there to humble you without destroying your confidence.

Few have a person or object that can manage that and a lot has to come from within.

She's young yet. She could recover from this. It will depend on her and if she can get rid of the negative forces around her.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 09, 2018 12:54 PM (Y79GB)

119 During coffee hour, the blacks were all talking about how they are not going to watch tennis anymore and the pastor asked when the boycott of tennis was going to begin.
.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 09, 2018 12:48 PM (OBcoN)


Sigh. Everything's got to be racial. They SHOULD have been embarrassed by her despicable behavior.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:54 PM (YqDXo)

120 106 Serena was beaten by a half-black kid from Florida.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 09, 2018 12:51 PM (CE6iV)

One who said she got into tennis in the first place BECAUSE of Serena.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 09, 2018 12:54 PM (PmUb6)

121 Yesterday was the anniversary of the Galveston hurricane. And now far out in the Atlantic is a storm named Isaac.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 09, 2018 12:54 PM (SW1s2)

122 The Tiger Woods of tennis.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 09, 2018 12:54 PM (/qEW2)

123 The bullets are moving along at a fairly good clip.
Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2018 12:49 PM (MVjcR)

And that answer is the reason I keep coming back to AoS.

Hold the phones! Weasel has one the day.

I knew I liked you for some reason.

Posted by: weirdflunky at September 09, 2018 12:54 PM (KflMN)

124 102 Odd. Her father is Haitian, yet she uses her mother's last name.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 09, 2018 12:50 PM (/qEW2)


She was born in Japan.
And Japan has some different citizenship and inheritence laws.
Made things more 'convenient'.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 09, 2018 12:55 PM (1g7ch)

125 Serena was beaten by a half-black kid from Florida.

No matter. That doesn't fit the narrative.

Posted by: The Congregation of Victimhood at September 09, 2018 12:55 PM (Tyii7)

126 Some wear right sheer form fitting sports panties that after about 10 minutes on the Court become transparent leaving nothing to the imagination.


This is a fair point. Modern panties technology has elevated the tennis camel toe to previously undreamt of heights.

Still, I think if I were choosing between tennis nips and tennis toes I'd go with the nips.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 12:55 PM (fuK7c)

127 I may not be the only one, but my lasting memory of the career of Serena Williams is going to be an immature temper tantrum and an ass-whooping. You go gurl!! Great job, dumbass.

Posted by: Roy at September 09, 2018 12:55 PM (ABjxW)

128 Osaka is half black, is she not?

By way of Haiti.

Posted by: socratease at September 09, 2018 12:56 PM (2GbWn)

129 116
Some you win, others you lose. When it happens, you just deal with it and be quiet.

A lesson in humility never hurts anyone.
Posted by: irongrampa at September 09, 2018 12:53 PM (S/hVx)


This.

Humility, and sportsmanship. Behaving like this implies that you're better than your opponent, although you LOST, and thereby diminishes his victory. That's unsportsmanlike.

I hope Serena Williams gets her balls (?) beaten off in every match henceforth.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:56 PM (YqDXo)

130 I used to coach my son't HS football team from the stands. If you can call yelling "I COULD RUN FASTER IN MY PANTYHOSE!" coaching.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 12:56 PM (lwiT4)

131 Naomi is AS black as our first black president. And she is MORE of a minority.

I guess I just don't understand the rules.

Posted by: LASue at September 09, 2018 12:56 PM (Z48ZB)

132 Another one of Nikes heroes

Posted by: It's me donna at September 09, 2018 12:57 PM (O2RFr)

133 Like those putatively 12 year old Little League pitchers from Third World countries who are 6'1", 180 lbs., and shaving already.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:44 PM (YqDXo)

Yup.
Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 12:48 PM (GFNAW)

Like the Hawaiian team this year. Damn 3rd wold brats!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 09, 2018 12:57 PM (9BLnV)

134 I guess I just don't understand the rules.

There are none.

Posted by: The Congregation of Victimhood at September 09, 2018 12:57 PM (Tyii7)

135 Hinges the smiling assassin. I loved her game. She had average top tier talent, but probably the highest tennis IQ of any woman I've ever seen play. She "coached" herself on the court, figured out your weakness and exploited it to the max.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at September 09, 2018 12:57 PM (87EdW)

136 130 I used to coach my son't HS football team from the stands. If you can call yelling "I COULD RUN FASTER IN MY PANTYHOSE!" coaching.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 12:56 PM (lwiT4)


I had a coach who bellowed "I'VE SEEN HARDER HITTING WHEN MY DAUGHTERS HAVE A PILLOW FIGHT!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:58 PM (YqDXo)

137 If Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe can make asses of themselves arguing with officials, I don't see why a woman can't do the same. Congratulations on breaking another glass ceiling (or is it a floor) for women in sports! /s

Posted by: jdgalt at September 09, 2018 12:58 PM (3SFo/)

138 Willowed from an earlier thread discussing George Washington, but I thought it was beautiful:

We see faceless bureaucrats boast of abusing their position, and judges who scribble their preferences on the Constitution and call it law. But Washington said "The Constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish Government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established Government. All obstructions to the execution of the Laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency."

We see academics teach young people to suppress speech they disagree with. But Washington said this: "If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

Now, the businessmen who run giant Social Media Corporations are routinely suppressing traffic, censoring and shadowbanning even mainstream conservative bloggers, educators, candidates and sitting congressmen. Just to be arrogant jerks, they even shut down the president's Twitter feed. They claimed it was an accident. It wasn't. They don't dare do it--yet. But they want to.

And when the Deep State of his day whispered "Let us make you Ruler!", Washington rebuked them. The Father of our Country resisted the temptation to tyranny. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama did not.

He was not perfect. He could swear, gamble, carouse and womanize. But when it counted, he always put his country first. Kind of reminds me of someone...

Maybe we should be measuring ourselves to see if we live up to his standard.
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at September 09, 2018 10:58 AM (Ndje9)

Posted by: LASue at September 09, 2018 12:58 PM (Z48ZB)

139 Athletes are competitive. Sometimes, that competitive nature unfortunately overwhelms sportsmanship. Professional sports needs to get rid of umpires and referees whenever possible, IMHO. Technology has made it possible to rid SOME sports of arbitrary judgment calls that ruin games/matches through missed calls.
I'm a third generation Yankees fan. I know that's probably an unpopular admission, but hear me out. The Yankees were the benefit of some very questionable calls. The home run in the '95 Series against the Braves, when that kid reached over the wall to take away a probable out. And a definite strike which was called a ball against the Padres which then led to a grand slam home run.
Not all sports lend themselves to technological solutions to refereeing a game, but wherever it can be implemented without impacting the flow of the game too much, it should be tried. Again, IMHO.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at September 09, 2018 12:58 PM (v1udk)

140 102 Odd. Her father is Haitian, yet she uses her mother's last name.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 09, 2018 12:50 PM (/qEW2)

---

Consider how she has been treated, her parents were prescient in giving her a Japanese name.

Japan should be proud.

Us, not so much...

God forgive us.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 09, 2018 12:58 PM (HWisp)

141 Us, not so much...

God forgive us.

Don't blame me

Posted by: It's me donna at September 09, 2018 12:59 PM (O2RFr)

142 Like the Hawaiian team this year. Damn 3rd wold brats!
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 09, 2018 12:57 PM (9BLnV)


The miscreants are usually from Third World or quasi-Third World (Puerto Rico) places because the record-keeping there is, shall we say, less than reliable?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:59 PM (YqDXo)

143 From the Sydney Morning Herald...

The point penalty was triggered when Williams destroyed her racquet on the court after having her serve broken. Apart from the bad look for the sport of a player violently breaking a racquet on court, it is also dangerous to on-court officials, ball persons and front-row spectators as shards go flying.

All players know that destroying a racquet on the court is a mandatory code violation.

The game penalty was triggered after Williams, in a lengthy tirade, loudly accused the umpire of being a "thief" stealing points from her. Ramos let the tirade slide, showing great composure until Williams accused him of cheating.

Posted by: Bruce at September 09, 2018 12:59 PM (8ikIW)

144 116
Some you win, others you lose.

midnight train going anywhere

streetlight people

up and down teh blvd

Posted by: x at September 09, 2018 12:59 PM (nFwvY)

145 103 21---- ....it's pretty obvious that she has been taken PED's for a while (testosterone) to keep her edge past 26-28 when most women tenniis players begin to fade naturally.....

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 12:28 PM (GFNAW)
-----------------------------
Prove it or shut up. It is NOT obvious.

As to her performing at a top level at a age beyond what we have seen in the past, what will you say about Roger Federer? Is it OBVIOUS he's doing steroids?

I am not a fan of Serena's but I have never bought the steroids accusation for two reasons.
(1) There are videos out there of Serena playing when she was 6 years old and onward. She has ALWAYS been built like a truck.
(2) The accusation comes entirely from outside the tennis world. If she were using you can bet there were be plenty of inside whispers and grumblings from competitors.






Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 12:50 PM (0jtPF)

All athletes and pro athletes lookk for an edge and use PEDs. The drug testing is a known joke. Tennis players lose muscle mass playing tennis because it's aerobic so you burn muscle fast like a cyclist. So when a man or a woman is bulky like taut playing a sport that burns muscle, it's a red flag.

So me a bulky male tennis player.Find be a bulky Marathon runner. No can't and tennis is an endurance sport.The edge in women's would to use PED's to build unnatural muscle for power and to recover quickly keeping that muscle.

I joust proved it. Balls in your court and I won't shut up because you yell at me to because reasons when you have obviously have no clue about how athletes bodies break down and build up fat and muscle in various sports.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 01:00 PM (GFNAW)

146 Sigh. Everything's got to be racial. They SHOULD have been embarrassed by her despicable behavior.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:54 PM (YqDXo)

Embarrassed? What be dat?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 09, 2018 01:00 PM (9BLnV)

147 Surprised Serena did not yet all the umpire, "Why am I not fifty points ahead!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 09, 2018 01:00 PM (SW1s2)

148 I had a coach who bellowed "I'VE SEEN HARDER HITTING WHEN MY DAUGHTERS HAVE A PILLOW FIGHT!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:58 PM (YqDXo)



That's the spirit!


Confession: I have been reprimanded on more than one occasion for un-Christian-like behavior in the stands. It's football, for heavens sake. What am I, a saint?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:01 PM (lwiT4)

149 141 Us, not so much...

God forgive us.

Don't blame me
Posted by: It's me donna at September 09, 2018 12:59 PM (O2RFr)

---

I'm not.

It's a prayer.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 09, 2018 01:01 PM (HWisp)

150 Anna Puma

Good one Anna... LOL

Posted by: It's me donna at September 09, 2018 01:01 PM (O2RFr)

151 96 79 71
Serena looks like Ron Coleman for fuck's sake.
Posted by: Insomniac

The actor from Random Harvest?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 09, 2018 12:44 PM (IqV8l)

Wrong Ron Coleman.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 12:46 PM (NWiLs)

Hands of Stone Ronnie Coleman?
Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 12:49 PM (GFNAW)

Former Mr. Olympia.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:01 PM (NWiLs)

152 Maybe all of the black NFL players will threaten to go on strike until they give Serena the championship?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 09, 2018 01:01 PM (OBcoN)

153 My biggest problem with behavior, as a coach, came from parents. Nowadays kids start early, play USTA tournaments as individuals, then try that same fit-throwing crap on high school and college teams. Usually it's been encouraged as a way to disrupt the opponent.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at September 09, 2018 01:01 PM (87EdW)

154 I'm not.

It's a prayer.

Prayers always good

Posted by: It's me donna at September 09, 2018 01:01 PM (O2RFr)

155 didn't see it, don't give a shit. all i know is racist, or something. this shit would never happen if ophuckstick was still prezznit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 09, 2018 01:01 PM (KP5rU)

156 Confession: I have been reprimanded on more than one occasion for un-Christian-like behavior in the stands. It's football, for heavens sake. What am I, a saint?
Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:01 PM (lwiT4)

Remember the money changers in the temple.

Posted by: Roy at September 09, 2018 01:02 PM (ABjxW)

157 145 103 21---- ....it's pretty obvious that she has been taken PED's for a while (testosterone) to keep her edge past 26-28 when most women tenniis players begin to fade naturally.....

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 12:28 PM (GFNAW)
-----------------------------
Prove it or shut up. It is NOT obvious.

As to her performing at a top level at a age beyond what we have seen in the past, what will you say about Roger Federer? Is it OBVIOUS he's doing steroids?

I am not a fan of Serena's but I have never bought the steroids accusation for two reasons.
(1) There are videos out there of Serena playing when she was 6 years old and onward. She has ALWAYS been built like a truck.
(2) The accusation comes entirely from outside the tennis world. If she were using you can bet there were be plenty of inside whispers and grumblings from competitors.






Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 12:50 PM (0jtPF)

All athletes and pro athletes lookk for an edge and use PEDs. The drug testing is a known joke. Tennis players lose muscle mass playing tennis because it's aerobic so you burn muscle fast like a cyclist. So when a man or a woman is bulky like taut playing a sport that burns muscle, it's a red flag.

So me a bulky male tennis player.Find be a bulky Marathon runner. No can't and tennis is an endurance sport.The edge in women's would to use PED's to build unnatural muscle for power and to recover quickly keeping that muscle.

I joust proved it. Balls in your court and I won't shut up because you yell at me to because reasons when you have obviously have no clue about how athletes bodies break down and build up fat and muscle in various sports.
Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 01:00 PM (GFNAW)

Roger Federer is rail skinny btw like most men tennis players. Rafi Nadal bulked up years ago and people were openly accusing him for the reasons I listed.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 01:02 PM (GFNAW)

158 By way of Haiti.

Nothing better than 'charity work' in Haiti, let me tell you...

Posted by: Bill Clinton at September 09, 2018 01:02 PM (EYsyU)

159 69----Like those putatively 12 year old Little League pitchers from Third World countries who are 6'1", 180 lbs., and shaving already.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:44 PM (YqDXo)
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Yeah, this used to be a problem with 3rd World teams, where vital records are sloppily kept and corruption is rampant.
But now WE are going 3rd World --- the Chicago team being (retroactively) DQed, the questions by some about the giants on the Hawaii team that just won. I dunno.

(Okay, the latter may be just... questions. Pacific islanders are often pretty big.)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 01:03 PM (0jtPF)

160 Sitting in masa right now, getting a lecture on illegal immigrant rights. I feel like standing up and saying "Sorry, I can't hear your self-righteousness with that little boy's dick in your mouth."

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 09, 2018 01:03 PM (iFP6G)

161 139 Athletes are competitive. Sometimes, that competitive nature unfortunately overwhelms sportsmanship. Professional sports needs to get rid of umpires and referees whenever possible, IMHO. Technology has made it possible to rid SOME sports of arbitrary judgment calls that ruin games/matches through missed calls.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at September 09, 2018 12:58 PM (v1udk)


I strongly disagree. It's a technological solution to a personnel problem. Losing on a bad call mirrors life, where people sometimes lose through no fault of their own.

The whole idea of sports is not the score, or anything else. It's to mirror life, IMO. The struggle to achieve, the work required to achieve, etc. and the character to accept victory or defeat with equal grace, even if the outcome was arguably unjust.

Because that's life.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 01:03 PM (YqDXo)

162 Prayers always good
Posted by: It's me donna at September 09, 2018 01:01 PM (O2RFr)

---

Boy, are we gonna need them...

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 09, 2018 01:03 PM (HWisp)

163 The heroic mother thing is beyond old. Serena didn't invent motherhood. We've been doing it for a few years. Just stfu.

Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2018 01:03 PM (zih7B)

164 I look at the triceps and rotator cuffs on Serena Williams: she could tear the NYC phonebook in half, I bet.

Posted by: gp at September 09, 2018 01:03 PM (mk9aG)

165 At this point after all is said and done I'm guessing Serena will come out with a public apology. I mean what else can she do? There are thousands of amateur tennis players that look up to her. Not to mention her coach spilled the beans.. I propose the Constanza defense....

Posted by: sOME mORON at September 09, 2018 01:03 PM (ICWiF)

166 0 Sitting in masa right now, getting a lecture on illegal immigrant rights.

Should be a short lecture... They have none

Posted by: It's me donna at September 09, 2018 01:04 PM (O2RFr)

167 The whole "I find black women unattractive, so they must all really be men" thing that seems to pop up is kind of getting old.
Posted by: Hikaru at September 09, 2018 12:53 PM (PmUb6)

The hell are you talking about? Who here said that? There are plenty of attractive black women about. Serena Williams just happens to not be one of them.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:04 PM (NWiLs)

168 130 grammie winger

Just popped in at a great comment. LOL.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 09, 2018 01:05 PM (hyuyC)

169 167 The whole "I find black women unattractive, so they must all really be men" thing that seems to pop up is kind of getting old.
Posted by: Hikaru at September 09, 2018 12:53 PM

Who ever said that?

Posted by: It's me donna at September 09, 2018 01:05 PM (O2RFr)

170 Wait for a quiet time during mass, and yell out HYPOCRITES!. Just say some moron told you to say that.

Posted by: Roy at September 09, 2018 01:05 PM (ABjxW)

171 (Okay, the latter may be just... questions. Pacific islanders are often pretty big.)
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 01:03 PM (0jtPF)


I didn't watch the Little League World Series, but I've lived in Hawaii, and Pacific Islanders typically aren't unusually tall. They're usually built kind of like washing machines, and so are formidable at football.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 01:05 PM (YqDXo)

172 I guess being part asian gets you knocked down a few notches on the politically correct totem pole, and not even African ancestry can compensate for that.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 09, 2018 01:06 PM (/qEW2)

173 Rut roh...

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 09, 2018 01:06 PM (HWisp)

174 166 0 Sitting in masa right now, getting a lecture on illegal immigrant rights.


are you being made into a tortilla?

Posted by: x at September 09, 2018 01:06 PM (nFwvY)

175 172 I guess being part asian gets you knocked down a few notches on the politically correct totem pole, and not even African ancestry can compensate for that.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 09, 2018 01:06 PM (/qEW2)

We have no idea what you're talking about.

Posted by: UC Berkeley Office of Admissions at September 09, 2018 01:06 PM (NWiLs)

176 45. I dunno, George Steele was entertaining when he chewed on the turnbuckles from time to time.

Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2018 01:06 PM (+fNrM)

177 172 I guess being part asian gets you knocked down a few notches on the politically correct totem pole, and not even African ancestry can compensate for that.


Asians behave like white men, and refuse to allow others to make them feel victimized. Liberals hate that.

Posted by: Roy at September 09, 2018 01:07 PM (ABjxW)

178
Nothing better than 'charity work' in Haiti, let me tell you...
Posted by: Bill Clinton at September 09, 2018 01:02 PM (EYsyU)

You got that right!

Posted by: Tony goldmine Rodham at September 09, 2018 01:07 PM (ICWiF)

179 Look on the bright side, if it had been a Muslim tennis player they might have exploded.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 09, 2018 01:07 PM (SW1s2)

180 Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 09, 2018 01:05 PM (hyuyC)



I do what I can.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:07 PM (lwiT4)

181 Ugly American indeed.
In Trump's America everyone is an Ugly American.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 09, 2018 01:08 PM (9dzlp)

182 >>Confession: I have been reprimanded on more than one occasion for un-Christian-like behavior in the stands. It's football, for heavens sake. What am I, a saint?

No. A Packer.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 01:08 PM (/tuJf)

183 Nonsense on her 'looking the same'.

Here's a pic of her at the 2005 US Open:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7s4mlst

Her arms and legs are massively larger in 2018.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 09, 2018 01:09 PM (0ogQG)

184 "I find black women unattractive, so they must all really be men"

So true.

The guys are always ragging on how ugly Stacey Dash is. How manly looking.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 09, 2018 01:09 PM (LOgQ4)

185 160 Sitting in masa right now, getting a lecture on illegal immigrant rights. I feel like standing up and saying "Sorry, I can't hear your self-righteousness with that little boy's dick in your mouth."
Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 09, 2018 01:03 PM (iFP6G)


Did he start ranting about plastic in the oceans? Because that's apparently a major theological topic now.

Posted by: rickl at September 09, 2018 01:09 PM (sdi6R)

186 If the Admissions Department of Harvard University ran the U.S. Open, Serena would have won because they would have deducted points to her opponent for being Asian.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 09, 2018 01:09 PM (OBcoN)

187 grammie winger

While working the KSU football game Saturday I came across the portable Jordy Nelson statue. It is life-sized (except for the oversized bobblehead) and dressed out in a KSU uniform.

I took a picture, and I thought that you could too, if you toured his three local shrines.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 09, 2018 01:10 PM (hyuyC)

188 The hell are you talking about? Who here said that? There are plenty of attractive black women about. Serena Williams just happens to not be one of them.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:04 PM (NWiLs)


She is not fugly at all.
Just unusually muscular for a tennis player.

More like a body builder.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 09, 2018 01:10 PM (1g7ch)

189 Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 01:08 PM (/tuJf)


Went to a funeral yesterday, then a big dinner/celebration of life thing afterwards. Restaurant is on the IL/WI border, and guests were split about evenly. There was a bit of taunting. I imagine not much work will be done come tomorrow.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:10 PM (lwiT4)

190 ghetto's gotta ghetto.

no amount of money or success can bring you class if you weren't raised to have any.


Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 01:10 PM (0bGss)

191 *pauses*

Did anyone ever call Gaylord President Bobblehead?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 09, 2018 01:11 PM (SW1s2)

192 I feel sorry for the other girl. She was obviously upset about how she won. She did not want to beat her hero that way.

In fairness to Serena, she did try to console the girl and I think she understood during the trophy presentation how bad it all looked.

Not really gonna mean much as far as Serena's "legacy" though. Just a couple of months ago, Phil Mickelson ran around the putting green to stop a bad putt. Not exactly the best sporting example one could set. He's been forgiven, for literally cheating umm bending the rules.

Posted by: weirdflunky at September 09, 2018 01:12 PM (KflMN)

193 Anna Puma

That would be demeaning to inanimate bobbleheads.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 09, 2018 01:12 PM (hyuyC)

194 @86

I think blacks are in for a very rude awakening when America is eventually run by Hispanics and Asians.


They will probably pine for the days of white majority and not appreciate the irony.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 09, 2018 01:12 PM (ZfO0W)

195 151
96 79 71

Serena looks like Ron Coleman for fuck's sake.

Posted by: Insomniac



The actor from Random Harvest?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 09, 2018 12:44 PM (IqV8l)



Wrong Ron Coleman.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 12:46 PM (NWiLs)



Hands of Stone Ronnie Coleman?

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 12:49 PM (GFNAW)



Former Mr. Olympia.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:01 PM (NWiLs)


Roid gut Ronnie?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 09, 2018 01:12 PM (9dzlp)

196
She's been a public figure for twenty years. It's not like she's made a habit of bad behavior. She had a bad night.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 12:23 PM (fuK7c)
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We're talking about Alex here, right?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 09, 2018 01:12 PM (kQs4Y)

197 The whole idea of sports is not the score, or anything else. It's to mirror life, IMO. The struggle to achieve, the work required to achieve, etc. and the character to accept victory or defeat with equal grace, even if the outcome was arguably unjust.

Because that's life.


I appreciate your position, but at what point do you draw the line between being able to accept an injustice with regard to "mirroring life?"

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at September 09, 2018 01:12 PM (v1udk)

198 Osaka accepted her trophy while choking back tears. She never smiled. When asked if her childhood dream of playing against Williams matched the reality, she politely sidestepped the question.

"I'm sorry," Osaka said. "I know that everyone was cheering for her and I'm sorry it had to end like this."


Thank goodness Trump did not take this attitude after his victory. May the left never again be allowed to shame people for highlighting their own inadequacies.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 09, 2018 01:12 PM (/qEW2)

199 I took a picture, and I thought that you could too, if you toured his three local shrines.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 09, 2018 01:10 PM (hyuyC)


Oh! My daughter's BF's husband is a Kansas graduate. He just recently went back home and had his picture taken next to the Jordy replica! I am way jealous.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:13 PM (lwiT4)

200 163. heroic moms are dirt poor and have to raise their kid alone while waiting for husband to apply for them to join him in the US. Like happened to my grandmom. She waited 18 years.

Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2018 01:13 PM (+fNrM)

201 The outburst cost Serena the match and a 17,000 fine... In a way I like the strict old guard style of this umpire. Just a reminder to keep right sized..


https://tinyurl.com/yaaagdgx

Posted by: sOME mORON at September 09, 2018 01:13 PM (ICWiF)

202 167 The whole "I find black women unattractive, so they must all really be men" thing that seems to pop up is kind of getting old.
Posted by: Hikaru at September 09, 2018 12:53 PM (PmUb6)

The hell are you talking about? Who here said that? There are plenty of attractive black women about. Serena Williams just happens to not be one of them.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:04 PM (NWiLs)

The XXY or the XYY is more common than you think in historically great female athletes. That's a competitive advantage and let's not pretend it's not. The commies played around with this on top of the drug use.

Also Jamie Lee Curtis is white so let's not virtue signal about making this about black women.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 01:13 PM (GFNAW)

203 Did anyone ever call Gaylord President Bobblehead?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 09, 2018 01:11 PM (SW1s2)

TFG's bobblehead doll would have to include his floppy kangaroo hands (watch video of him descending the stairs of AF1 some time)

Posted by: Pug Mahon,Turkey Volume Guessing Man! at September 09, 2018 01:14 PM (/BEXP)

204 184 "I find black women unattractive, so they must all really be men"

So true.

The guys are always ragging on how ugly Stacey Dash is. How manly looking.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 09, 2018 01:09 PM (LOgQ4)

And that Harris Faulkner. What a dog. And Candace Owens. Woof woof.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:14 PM (NWiLs)

205 Ugly American indeed.
In Trump's America everyone is an Ugly American.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 09, 2018 01:08 PM (9dzlp)

Yeah, you can just smell it whenever you go to WalMart these days.

Posted by: Peter Strzok at September 09, 2018 01:15 PM (usM7j)

206 LOL @ Salty Dawg

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 09, 2018 01:15 PM (SW1s2)

207 204 184 "I find black women unattractive, so they must all really be men"

So true.

The guys are always ragging on how ugly Stacey Dash is. How manly looking.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 09, 2018 01:09 PM (LOgQ4)

And that Harris Faulkner. What a dog. And Candace Owens. Woof woof.
Posted by: Insomniac.

Mia Love - Horribly disfigured

Posted by: Rick in SK at September 09, 2018 01:15 PM (K2T58)

208 Did anyone ever call Gaylord President Bobblehead?

Should have... He bobbles his head between the two teleprompters that I see he still uses... Most brilliant orator evah!

Posted by: It's me donna at September 09, 2018 01:16 PM (O2RFr)

209 Look on the bright side, if it had been a Muslim tennis player they might have exploded.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 09, 2018 01:07 PM (SW1s2)

Are there any? I would think the burka would slow them down, although they are great for hiding explosives.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 09, 2018 01:16 PM (9BLnV)

210 If it hadn't been mentioned, Osaka's father is Hatian. Serena also came out in support of the kneelers this week. Her claim of sexism is just more of the same. Victimization is their drug. The women's pro circuit is the most SJW organization in sports. They demanded and got the same prize money as the men in the grand slams even though they play less and draw less fans. Remember they also allowed Renee Richards on their circuit decades ago.

And this year , Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova called for the Australian Open tennis stadium named after Margaret Court ( all time leader in Grand Slam titles 24) to have her named remove for daring to express her Christian opposition to gay marriage.

Posted by: Samson at September 09, 2018 01:16 PM (2DOZq)

211 153 My biggest problem with behavior, as a coach, came from parents. Nowadays kids start early, play USTA tournaments as individuals, then try that same fit-throwing crap on high school and college teams. Usually it's been encouraged as a way to disrupt the opponent.
Posted by: Farmer Bob at September 09, 2018 01:01 PM (87EdW)
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I remember how Bjorn Borg stood out in his day as a perfect gentleman on the court.

He later confessed that he was not naturally so cool.
When he was playing a tournament as a kid, he banged his racket and cursed after missing a point. His parents responded by taking his racket away for six weeks.
A couple of years later, he had another court tantrum and they took it away for 6 months.
That was it.

And of course his self-control in the long run was a great weapon.

But how many parents, even reasonably strict ones, would do what his did?!? It would derail little Johnny's career!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 01:16 PM (0jtPF)

212 Rick in SK

Does Mia Love wear a red shirt?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 09, 2018 01:16 PM (hyuyC)

213 lol Insomniac

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 09, 2018 01:17 PM (HWisp)

214 Obama Bobblehead should be dressed in a clown suit.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:17 PM (lwiT4)

215 Ugly is what you do, not how you look.

Mother Theresa was one of the most beautiful people I have ever seen.

The so-called "beautiful people" in Hollywood are extremely ugly.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 09, 2018 01:17 PM (OBcoN)

216 And that Harris Faulkner. What a dog. And Candace Owens. Woof woof.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:14 PM (NWiLs)

Halle Berry.

Disgusting.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2018 01:17 PM (wYseH)

217 Too early to go OT?

Tanto (of Benghazi) got twatter account suspended because he criticized Obamao regarding its comments about Benghazi being a vast right wing racist conspiracy.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 09, 2018 01:17 PM (1g7ch)

218 Key word in the post is "tribal."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 09, 2018 01:18 PM (l9m7l)

219 212 Rick in SK

Does Mia Love wear a red shirt?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 09, 2018 01:16 PM (hyuyC)

Yes. They want her to have an extra year of eligibility.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:18 PM (NWiLs)

220 Contrast Serena's behavior with that of MLB pitcher Armando Galarraga, who missed his chance at a perfect game in 2010 when the ump incorrectly called the 27th batter safe at first. Both the player and the ump handled the situation with extreme class:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armando_Galarraga%27s_near-perfect_game

Posted by: Secret Square at September 09, 2018 01:18 PM (9WuX0)

221 "Hailing frequencies open Captain," Lt. Uhura.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 09, 2018 01:19 PM (SW1s2)

222 >>Halle Berry.

Disgusting.


>>Michelle Obama.

Gorgeous.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 01:19 PM (/tuJf)

223 167 The whole "I find black women unattractive, so they must all really be men" thing that seems to pop up is kind of getting old.
Posted by: Hikaru at September 09, 2018 12:53 PM (PmUb6)


The East German Judge gives that a score of 0.0.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:19 PM (2DOZq)

224 Maybe all of the black NFL players will threaten to go on strike until they give Serena the championship?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 09, 2018 01:01 PM (OBcoN)

Tru dat! We gonna get Colin his job back. Ain't no reason we can't get Serena da championship. She deserve it. All dat White oppression and racism an sheet.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 09, 2018 01:19 PM (9BLnV)

225 She is not fugly at all.
Just unusually muscular for a tennis player.

More like a body builder.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 09, 2018 01:10 PM (1g7ch)

Impossible to keep that muscle bulk on when you are outside practicing for 6-8 hours a day at least plus playing. Also, find me a post 26-28 year old woman who can do literally hours of cardio a day and build that kind of muscle bulk....

Everybody knows when you are building muscle to bulk up you only do 15 minutes of cardio max and and have to keep your heart rate below a certain level or you will begin to lose muscle fast.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 01:19 PM (GFNAW)

226 216 And that Harris Faulkner. What a dog. And Candace Owens. Woof woof.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:14 PM (NWiLs)

Halle Berry.

Disgusting.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2018 01:17 PM (wYseH)

Oh God *gag* I can't even *retches*

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:19 PM (NWiLs)

227 185. the pope is worried about plastic in the oceans - talk to the Chinese who are the main source. Meantime the Italian mob dumps NUCLEAR WASTE in the Mediterranean faccia brutta!

Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2018 01:19 PM (+fNrM)

228 Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 09, 2018 01:17 PM (1g7ch)



They're not even trying to pretend anymore.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:20 PM (lwiT4)

229 219 Good one, Insomniac.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 09, 2018 01:20 PM (hyuyC)

230
Vanessa Williams?

Looks just like a man.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 09, 2018 01:20 PM (LOgQ4)

231 222 >>Halle Berry.

Disgusting.


>>Michelle Obama.

Gorgeous.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 01:19 PM (/tuJf)

Dem toned arms do

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:20 PM (NWiLs)

232 Posted by: Secret Square at September 09, 2018 01:18 PM (9WuX0)



It hurts my baseball-shaped heart just remembering that.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:21 PM (lwiT4)

233 She is not fugly at all.

Just unusually muscular for a tennis player.



More like a body builder.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 09, 2018 01:10 PM (1g7ch)

---
she's a zero, and that's all that matters.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 01:22 PM (0bGss)

234 >Michelle Obama.

Physically, with the exception of some of her wardrobe choices, she was fine looking... It is inside that she is ugly...

Posted by: It's me donna at September 09, 2018 01:23 PM (O2RFr)

235 "I find black women unattractive, so they must all really be men"

So true.

The guys are always ragging on how ugly Stacey Dash is. How manly looking.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 09, 2018 01:09 PM (LOgQ4)

Stacey Dash is less black than Tiger Woods. Why is it that most examples of black beauty and black accomplishment are mixed? And why is noticing that racism?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 09, 2018 01:23 PM (9BLnV)

236 What gets me is the audience reaction that this girl should be denounced for winning.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:23 PM (lwiT4)

237 I appreciate your position, but at what point do you draw the line between being able to accept an injustice with regard to "mirroring life?"
Posted by: Concerned People's Front at September 09, 2018 01:12 PM (v1udk)


Sorry, I don't quite understand your question, but I'll take a shot at answering it.

Rotten things happen to people in life for no obvious reason. Lou Gehrig, Stephen Hawking, etc. are two examples.

Compared to their travails, having a bad call at a sporting event doesn't even budge the needle, IMO. If you can't accept the latter with grace, how could you accept a REAL hardship?

Accepting bad breaks with grace exalts the human condition. Whining about it degrades the human condition, IMO.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 01:23 PM (YqDXo)

238 It hurts my baseball-shaped heart just remembering that.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:21 PM (lwiT4)

How can you survive with a baseball-shaped heart?

Posted by: Surfperch at September 09, 2018 01:23 PM (usM7j)

239 grammie winger

Got to return to chores, but my offer of dinner at Nelson's Landing and a tour of the shrines is still open. Teej wants to be in the loop also.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 09, 2018 01:23 PM (hyuyC)

240 Kelly Rowland > Beyoncé

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:23 PM (2DOZq)

241 why are we discussing the appearance of black women? In the world of sports science many medical studies have been done to investigate the apparent differences between white and black athletic abilities if indeed there are any. Many years ago it was concluded the muscle structures of whites and blacks are indeed different.. I thought everyone knew that...

Posted by: sOME mORON at September 09, 2018 01:23 PM (ICWiF)

242 Everybody knows...


Posted by: your neighbor


You may be an idiot. People have different body types. Serena is a big girl.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 01:23 PM (fuK7c)

243 "Get your head out of your ass!" was my go-to coaching.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at September 09, 2018 12:48 PM (87EdW)


"If you can dodge a wrench, then you can dodge a ball!"

Posted by: Patches O'Houlihan at September 09, 2018 01:24 PM (jDF8P)

244 You may be an idiot. People have different body types. Serena is a big girl.

Don't care what she looks like... I care how she acts and that was BAD

Posted by: It's me donna at September 09, 2018 01:25 PM (O2RFr)

245 >>Halle Berry.



Disgusting.





>>Michelle Obama.



Gorgeous.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 01:19 PM (/tuJf)

Umm... wat?

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at September 09, 2018 01:25 PM (FTXAT)

246 And I would definitely not give my left nut for a night with Tyra Banks. Nope, no sirree.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:25 PM (NWiLs)

247 How can you survive with a baseball-shaped heart?

Posted by: Surfperch at September 09, 2018 01:23 PM (usM7j)



In November, it becomes football-shaped. That gets me to about February, when Spring Training starts.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:25 PM (lwiT4)

248 Why is it that most examples of black beauty and black accomplishment are mixed?

Because examples of beauty and accomplishment are GENERALLY mixed. For someone to be beautiful AND accomplished (for something besides beauty) means that they hit the genetic jackpot twice.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 01:25 PM (YqDXo)

249 I now assume that if the priest is pushing Marxism, he also enjoys the taste of adolescent pole. I'm in a "prove me wrong" sort of mindset for my wild proclamations right now. I also don't like being this angry on a Sunday, but there it is.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 09, 2018 01:25 PM (SN4NF)

250 You may be an idiot. People have different body types. Serena is a big girl.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 01:23 PM


That's the poster formerly known as 'Pepe'.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 09, 2018 01:26 PM (LOgQ4)

251 my offer of dinner at Nelson's Landing and a tour of the shrines is still open. Teej wants to be in the loop also.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 09, 2018 01:23 PM (hyuyC)



That would be great! Thanks for the offer

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:26 PM (lwiT4)

252 You may be an idiot. People have different body types. Serena is a big girl.



Don't care what she looks like... I care how she acts and that was BAD

Posted by: It's me donna at September 09, 2018 01:25 PM (O2RFr)

As my grandmother always told me, God does not like ugly.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at September 09, 2018 01:26 PM (FTXAT)

253 This whole tennis thing seems, well, fucking gay.

Don't really care who won or lost.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 09, 2018 01:26 PM (r9UYA)

254 220 Contrast Serena's behavior with that of MLB pitcher Armando Galarraga, who missed his chance at a perfect game in 2010 when the ump incorrectly called the 27th batter safe at first. Both the player and the ump handled the situation with extreme class:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armando_Galarraga%27s_near-perfect_game
Posted by: Secret Square at September 09, 2018 01:18 PM (9WuX0)
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One of the most painful episodes in baseball ever.
But, as you say, it was relieved somewhat by also being one of the greatest displays of class.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 01:26 PM (0jtPF)

255 As a black woman, I find these comments offensive.

Posted by: Barack Obama at September 09, 2018 01:27 PM (OBcoN)

256 You may be an idiot. People have different body types. Serena is a big girl.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 01:23 PM (fuK7c)

Yep just a big girl. And one who likes the white boys. Before marrying the Reddit guy she was engaged to pro golfer Hank Kuehne and dated a couple other tennis players.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:27 PM (2DOZq)

257 At the awards ceremony, Osaka covered her face with her black visor and cried. The crowd booed her. Katrina Adams, chairman and president of the USTA, opened the awards ceremony by denigrating the winner and lionizing Williams - whose ego, if anything, needs piercing.

"Perhaps it's not the finish we were looking for today," Adams said, "but Serena, you are a champion of all champions." Addressing the crowd, Adams added, "This mama is a role model and respected by all."
...

Katrina Adams, in righteous tribal solidarity with her African sister.

It wasn't just Williams being classless. It was everyone -- the officials, the audience, everyone. What a debased joke the whole thing has become.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at September 09, 2018 01:28 PM (t5m5e)

258 254 220 Contrast Serena's behavior with that of MLB pitcher Armando Galarraga, who missed his chance at a perfect game in 2010 when the ump incorrectly called the 27th batter safe at first. Both the player and the ump handled the situation with extreme class:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armando_Galarraga%27s_near-perfect_game
Posted by: Secret Square at September 09, 2018 01:18 PM (9WuX0)
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One of the most painful episodes in baseball ever.
But, as you say, it was relieved somewhat by also being one of the greatest displays of class.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 01:26 PM (0jtPF)


Perfect example.

Thank you.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 01:28 PM (YqDXo)

259 Stacey Dash is less black than Tiger Woods. Why is it that most examples of black beauty and black accomplishment are mixed? And why is noticing that racism?
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 09, 2018 01:23 PM (9BLnV)

---

*shrugs*

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 09, 2018 01:28 PM (HWisp)

260 Yep just a big girl. And one who likes the white boys


The fuck?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 01:29 PM (fuK7c)

261
Why is it that most examples of black beauty and black accomplishment are mixed?

It's not just a black thing. As to beauty, men in general can appreciate an exotic mix in a woman.

I remember reading a bio once of a Playboy model. It was the strangest combination I've ever seen but the young woman was breathtaking.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 09, 2018 01:29 PM (LOgQ4)

262 Medical studies conclude there is in deed differences between white and black athletes.
an Oxford study... just sayin. don't have a cow man.. https://tinyurl.com/ycta879x

Posted by: sOME mORON at September 09, 2018 01:29 PM (ICWiF)

263 As a black woman, I find these comments offensive.
Posted by: Barack Obama at September 09, 2018 01:27 PM (OBcoN)

This x1000.

Posted by: Rachael Dolezal at September 09, 2018 01:29 PM (usM7j)

264 >>Physically, with the exception of some of her wardrobe choices, she was fine looking... It is inside that she is ugly...

She's exceedingly average looking despite the media's attempt to make her Venus.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 01:29 PM (/tuJf)

265 55
51 Never meet your heroes.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 09, 2018 12:39 PM (PmUb6)



Never have heroes.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 12:40 PM (YqDXo)

I am the superhero of my own story.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 09, 2018 01:29 PM (9dzlp)

266 Why is it that most examples of black beauty and black accomplishment are mixed? And why is noticing that racism?
Posted by: Anonymous White Male

exactly

Posted by: Barack Obama at September 09, 2018 01:30 PM (K2T58)

267 254 220 Contrast Serena's behavior with that of MLB pitcher Armando Galarraga, who missed his chance at a perfect game in 2010 when the ump incorrectly called the 27th batter safe at first. Both the player and the ump handled the situation with extreme class:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armando_Galarraga%27s_near-perfect_game
Posted by: Secret Square at September 09, 2018 01:18 PM (9WuX0)
------------------------------------
One of the most painful episodes in baseball ever.
But, as you say, it was relieved somewhat by also being one of the greatest displays of class.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 01:26 PM (0jtPF)


It was also a lesson that in order to have a perfect game, not only the pitcher and fielders have to be perfect, the umpires have to be perfect too.

Posted by: rickl at September 09, 2018 01:31 PM (sdi6R)

268 Katrina Adams, chairman and president of the USTA, opened the awards ceremony by denigrating the winner and lionizing Williams - whose ego, if anything, needs piercing.

"Perhaps it's not the finish we were looking for today," Adams said, "but Serena, you are a champion of all champions."


"Not the finish we were looking for today?" WTF?

So Osaka was to be a sacrificial lamb, in her view? Maybe they should have made Osaka play with her shoelaces tied together so that officialdom could get the finish they were looking for.

The more I think about it, the more enraged I become. Imagine a boxing, baseball, or football commissioner saying something that outrageous.

The USTA should bounce her ass forthwith.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 01:31 PM (YqDXo)

269 242 Everybody knows...


Posted by: your neighbor

You may be an idiot. People have different body types. Serena is a big girl.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 01:23 PM (fuK7c)

Body type doesn't matter. Tennis is an aerobic sport. It is impossible to bulk up and maintain muscle mass in an aerobic sport. Find me somebody else in an aerobic sport like cycling, tennis, long distance running with muscle bulk... It has nothing to do with genetic genius. It's how biology and biochemistry works.

Please I'll be waiting for your solution that doesn't involve PEDs to help bulk and keep large amounts muscle mass in an aerobic sport.... It has nothing to do with genetics unless she has the mutation of XXY or XYY which gives a woman male traits and male biochemistry.

So yes everybody knows who has played a sport(s) at even a middle school level.

Nice name calling. You lost the argument before you even began with your white knighting.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 01:31 PM (GFNAW)

270 Yep just a big girl. And one who likes the white boys


The fuck?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 09, 2018 01:29 PM (fuK7c)

Do you take offense at everything? Just pointing she seems to prefer white guys.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:31 PM (2DOZq)

271 >>I am the superhero of my own story.

I am the wind beneath my wings.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 01:32 PM (/tuJf)

272 Serena was taking JHB thats what made her balloon up like that.. (just had a baby) lmao You Stunods!!!

Posted by: sOME mORON at September 09, 2018 01:32 PM (ICWiF)

273 236. As I said I only heard sound bytes, but it appeared there was sizable support for Naomi.

Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2018 01:33 PM (+fNrM)

274 264
>>Physically, with the exception of some of her wardrobe choices, she was fine looking... It is inside that she is ugly...



She's exceedingly average looking despite the media's attempt to make her Venus.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 01:29 PM (/tuJf)

I think she is cute when she smiles. But the man body is a real turn off. It could just be that she is own of those women that has the extra man gene or something.

Whatever the case may be, both the Williams broke the mold on the tennis body type, and I predict you won't see that sort of body type in the top 20 women's ramk again. Said a guy who quit watching tennis in 1995. Serena has roid gut.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 09, 2018 01:33 PM (9dzlp)

275 Do you take offense at everything? Just pointing she seems to prefer white guys.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:31 PM (2DOZq)

Also agreeing with you that she's just a big girl.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:33 PM (2DOZq)

276 I am the wind beneath your sheets.

Posted by: Boston Baked Beans at September 09, 2018 01:33 PM (OBcoN)

277 271
>>I am the superhero of my own story.



I am the wind beneath my wings.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 01:32 PM (/tuJf)

My superhero character name is Da Bootstrap.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 09, 2018 01:34 PM (9dzlp)

278 This is the age of identity politics in the US. I was hoping for some kind of peaceful retirement, and to have some optimism for the people who will survive me. Apparently that's not in the cards.

Cry-bully victims. They punch you because of your looks and then want you arrested for bruising their fist with your face.

Sick of it. I have been lied to about the basic nature of society since birth.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at September 09, 2018 01:34 PM (t5m5e)

279 Seems to me that, in SJW world, were Serena a conservative, we'd probably be hearing faux-concern for her baby. After all, it takes a village, and with her being so mercurial and violent when frustrated, how could she ever handle a two-year old's behavior?

Posted by: Farmer Bob at September 09, 2018 01:34 PM (87EdW)

280 Happy Jew Year, CBD!

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2018 01:35 PM (Evws/)

281 Rememeber when Lance Armsromng was untouchable and beyond reproach because cancer survivor until he wasn't. Good Times.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 01:35 PM (GFNAW)

282 The flustration of Low-T.

Posted by: ro-man at September 09, 2018 01:35 PM (RuIsu)

283 Serena won the popular vote.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 01:35 PM (/tuJf)

284
I think Cory Everson is about the limit of my endurance for muscular women.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 09, 2018 01:35 PM (LOgQ4)

285 272. I'll see your stunod and raise you a jamoke!

Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2018 01:35 PM (+fNrM)

286 I am the Rod between your Hams.

Posted by: Hillary the Sociopathic Monster at September 09, 2018 01:36 PM (VtcHb)

287 A Hawaiian judge has ruled the U.S. Open unconstitutional.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 09, 2018 01:37 PM (OBcoN)

288 As for the treatment of Naomi Osaka by boo birds and Williams herself a cult of personality does horrible things to some people. Serena needs to make it up to Naomi publicly. A rematch would make them a bunch of money that always makes a person feel better..

Posted by: sOME mORON at September 09, 2018 01:37 PM (ICWiF)

289 I am the Rod between your Hams.
Posted by: Hillary the Sociopathic Monster at September 09, 2018 01:36 PM (VtcHb)

Actually, I am.

Posted by: Hillary's Robotic Exoskeleton at September 09, 2018 01:37 PM (usM7j)

290 257---It wasn't just Williams being classless. It was everyone -- the officials, the audience, everyone. What a debased joke the whole thing has become.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at September 09, 2018 01:28 PM (t5m5e)
--------------------------------------
THIS X 1000.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 01:38 PM (0jtPF)

291 Naomi is such a beautiful name. How hard must it be to work yourself to that level of success, only to be shamed for the fact that you out-performed an Elite.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:39 PM (lwiT4)

292 To extend the "sports as metaphor for life" theme, I think that that's why the retirement of great athletes is so poignant: at one point they were great, the best in the world, but now Father Time is tapping on their shoulder, and they can no longer do what they used to do.

It's a fate that awaits us all, and that's what makes such retirements so moving.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 01:39 PM (YqDXo)

293 It's like this: If everything is going to be racial in this country, blacks are automatically going to disadvantage themselves because they will always be a color and not an achievement.


They have created a bigotry that they can't escape.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 09, 2018 12:48 PM (OBcoN)

And Naomi Osaka is every bit as black as Obama.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2018 01:39 PM (iwUO9)

294 285 272. I'll see your stunod and raise you a jamoke!
Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2018 01:35 PM (+fNrM)

Ok you callin? I got a pair of stunods and three disgrazia bastadas" Dad is that you?

Posted by: sOME mORON at September 09, 2018 01:39 PM (ICWiF)

295 "What a debased joke the whole thing has become. "

To what do we attribute this?

Posted by: navybrat, back to the fog at September 09, 2018 01:39 PM (w7KSn)

296 I actually defended Lance Armstrong. Always felt like the neverending testing and threatening to strip him of titles felt like a mass of butt-hurt over his epic winning streak. I felt very stupid when the truth came out, but it taught me a lesson. I never knew if he was a doper or not, so defending him was a stupid move on my part. I never knew shit.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 09, 2018 01:40 PM (SN4NF)

297 If only Ruth Bader Ginsburg were appointed as the line judge. . .

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 09, 2018 01:40 PM (OBcoN)

298 Serena won the popular vote.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 01:35 PM (/tuJf)

Good one.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:40 PM (2DOZq)

299 Maybe she should change her first name to Volitilia or Apoplectia.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 09, 2018 01:41 PM (/qEW2)

300 And CBS SJW Sports asks the pivotal question - "did the chair umpire go too far?". Unbelievable.

Posted by: The Congregation of Victimhood at September 09, 2018 01:42 PM (Tyii7)

301 I actually don't think it will tarnish her legacy. It should but it won't. Because apparently no one is that interested in talking about that poor behavior of hers and has instead decided to focus on her trying to get her shit fans to stop booing Osaka.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 09, 2018 01:42 PM (cAnNx)

302 We need sex testing in tennis.

Just to be sure....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 09, 2018 01:42 PM (EoRCO)

303 300?

Posted by: Surfperch at September 09, 2018 01:42 PM (usM7j)

304 Nevertheless, she persisted.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 01:42 PM (/tuJf)

305 291 Naomi is such a beautiful name. How hard must it be to work yourself to that level of success, only to be shamed for the fact that you out-performed an Elite.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:39 PM (lwiT4)

Ah yes and my new favorite actress Naomi Harris. Mostly because she is a great actress and her role in Pirates of the Caribbean series.. just sayin..

Posted by: sOME mORON at September 09, 2018 01:42 PM (ICWiF)

306 284
I think Cory Everson is about the limit of my endurance for muscular women.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 09, 2018 01:35 PM (LOgQ4)

I just looked her up. Serena has more bulk in the upper body than she does. I was surprised by this considering she was a juicer winning Miss Olympia year after year in the 80's.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 01:43 PM (GFNAW)

307 You show me a good loser and I will show you a loser.

Posted by: Zombie Vince Lombardi at September 09, 2018 01:43 PM (3HNOQ)

308
Ok you callin? I got a pair of stunods and three disgrazia bastadas" Dad is that you?
______________________________________

Hey, stugots.

Posted by: Vincenzo at September 09, 2018 01:43 PM (OBcoN)

309 She was just pitching the remake of "Straight Outta Compton."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 01:43 PM (YqDXo)

310 295 "What a debased joke the whole thing has become. "

To what do we attribute this?
Posted by: navybrat, back to the fog at September 09, 2018 01:39 PM (w7KSn)

The Jooz.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:43 PM (NWiLs)

311 A lot of people that expect victory, can not handle defeat. It seems contagious. Very indicative of lack of character, lefties, Democrats, (BIRM)

Posted by: TANJ at September 09, 2018 01:43 PM (Wa5hI)

312 Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 09, 2018 01:40 PM (SN4NF)

You were not alone. I did it after so many tests and retesting being passed. It just seemed so unlikely that so many tests would have cleared him without it being true.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:43 PM (2DOZq)

313 I'm trying to think of a male player that looks like a linebacker. Can anyone post a name?

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 09, 2018 01:44 PM (oNuis)

314 We need sex testing in tennis.

Just to be sure....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 09, 2018 01:42 PM (EoRCO)

The Paolo, he can, how you say, administer the test.

Posted by: Paolo at September 09, 2018 01:44 PM (usM7j)

315 -It wasn't just Williams being classless. It was everyone -- the officials, the audience, everyone. What a debased joke the whole thing has become.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at September 09, 2018 01:28 PM (t5m5e)
--------------------------------------
THIS X 1000.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 01:38 PM (0jtPF)

I hate to be this frank, but there's always maximum doting and virtue-signalling when it comes to black athletes. They are so bent on making them role models that they overlook all their personal flaws.
And I'm tired of hearing about motherhood when it comes to black female celebrities--they did this with Beyonce a few years back too.
So a couple of black women had babies. Big fucking deal.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2018 01:44 PM (NFEMn)

316 #300 This is SPARTA!!!

Posted by: leonidas at September 09, 2018 01:44 PM (Evws/)

317 288
As for the treatment of Naomi Osaka by boo birds and Williams herself a
cult of personality does horrible things to some people. Serena needs to
make it up to Naomi publicly. A rematch would make them a bunch of
money that always makes a person feel better..

Posted by: sOME mORON at September 09, 2018 01:37 PM (ICWiF)

But first she should be made to literally kiss Osaka's dirty, sweaty ass.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 09, 2018 01:44 PM (9dzlp)

318 Speaking of Galarraga's no-hitter, the umpire's name was Jim Joyce. I remember some moron doing a hilarious parody of a passage from James Joyce's "Ulysses". I have no idea how to go about searching for it.

Posted by: rickl at September 09, 2018 01:45 PM (sdi6R)

319 I'm trying to think of a male player that looks like a linebacker. Can anyone post a name?



Mike Singletary.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:45 PM (lwiT4)

320 How do I change "apathy" to action verb form? Apathatation?

Posted by: ro-man at September 09, 2018 01:45 PM (RuIsu)

321 All of our institutions are crumbling.

DOJ,
FBI,
IRS,
NFL,
Public schools and universities,
The Catholic Church,
and now Tennis.

Posted by: JAS at September 09, 2018 01:46 PM (3HNOQ)

322 I'm trying to think of a male player that looks like a linebacker. Can anyone post a name?
Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 09, 2018 01:44 PM (oNuis)

Rafa. He's the only one though.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:46 PM (2DOZq)

323 257. Oh I didn't realize it was that bad for the kid and they didn't let her have her day in the sun. IIRC Naomi already once beat SW so her victory shouldn't have been such a surprise to the establishment.

Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2018 01:46 PM (+fNrM)

324 Serena played badly (for her),never came to the net, where she excelled in the semi finals, had a ton of unforced errors and double faults. I was disappointed in her, but Osaka kept her cool the entire match and made many fewer errors. She absolutely deserved to win.

Posted by: Ladyl at September 09, 2018 01:46 PM (TdMsT)

325 What I want to know is
Who will stop the rain?

Posted by: Skip at September 09, 2018 01:46 PM (T4oHT)

326 >>Mike Singletary.

Can you imagine getting ready to serve and seeing those crazy eyes on the other side of the net?

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 01:46 PM (/tuJf)

327 313 I'm trying to think of a male player that looks like a linebacker. Can anyone post a name?
Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 09, 2018 01:44 PM (oNuis)

Mike Singletary

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:47 PM (NWiLs)

328 313
I'm trying to think of a male player that looks like a linebacker. Can anyone post a name?

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 09, 2018 01:44 PM (oNuis)

Andres Agassi got jacked once, and Michael Chang called him a "monster" cause it was like over the spell of one off season where Andres gained like 25lbs of muscle.

Three years later, back to normal skinny for Andres.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 09, 2018 01:47 PM (9dzlp)

329 Who will stop the rain?

Posted by: Skip at September 09, 2018 01:46 PM (T4oHT)


There's a bathroom on the right.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:47 PM (lwiT4)

330 We should all practice to get the winner's name right, have it at the tip of our tongues: Osaka! Naomi!

Posted by: m at September 09, 2018 01:47 PM (kGLPx)

331 All of our institutions are crumbling.

DOJ,
FBI,
IRS,
NFL,
Public schools and universities,
The Catholic Church,
and now Tennis.
Posted by: JAS at September 09, 2018 01:46 PM (3HNOQ)

Crumbling because they've all been taken over by left-wingers. In some cases , decades ago.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2018 01:47 PM (NFEMn)

332 All of our institutions are crumbling.

DOJ,
FBI,
IRS,
NFL,
Public schools and universities,
The Catholic Church,
and now Tennis.
Posted by: JAS at September 09, 2018 01:46 PM (3HNOQ)

Don't forget us!

Posted by: Nike at September 09, 2018 01:47 PM (usM7j)

333 To me the Rafa that came up in an image search looks like a track and field runner or small receiver at best.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 09, 2018 01:48 PM (oNuis)

334 Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:47 PM (NWiLs)



HEEE'S COPYING MEEE!!

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:48 PM (lwiT4)

335 All of our institutions are crumbling.

DOJ,
FBI,
IRS,
NFL,
Public schools and universities,
The Catholic Church,
and now Tennis.
Posted by: JAS at September 09, 2018 01:46 PM (3HNOQ)

Don't forget us!
Posted by: Nike at September 09, 2018 01:47 PM (usM7j)

And us!

Posted by: The MSM at September 09, 2018 01:49 PM (usM7j)

336 Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 01:46 PM (/tuJf)



Nice guy. Used to go to my sister's church.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:49 PM (lwiT4)

337 Not that I care massively but I still support Lance because I figure they were ALL doping so it was an even playing ground field; and he deserves props for hiding it better than the ones caught.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2018 01:49 PM (Evws/)

338 Maybe a freshman QB.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 09, 2018 01:50 PM (oNuis)

339 After the demand to remove Margaret Court's name from the Australian Open stadium, it's fitting that Serena was denied tying her record .

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:50 PM (2DOZq)

340 i gave up on tennis when i found out you didn't get extra points for hitting it over the fence in back...

what a stupid game.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 01:50 PM (0bGss)

341 (332) LSMFT ain't what it used to be, neither.

Posted by: ro-man at September 09, 2018 01:50 PM (RuIsu)

342 338 Maybe a freshman QB.
Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 09, 2018 01:50 PM (oNuis)


I thought "cornerback."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 01:51 PM (YqDXo)

343 Serena can still bench 580 and squat 750...so take that h8ters.

Posted by: Billie Jean King at September 09, 2018 01:51 PM (yhf6w)

344 319 I'm trying to think of a male player that looks like a linebacker. Can anyone post a name?



Mike Singletary.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:45 PM (lwiT4)

Beat me to the punch, dagnabbit!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:51 PM (NWiLs)

345
---It wasn't just Williams being classless. It was everyone -- the officials, the audience, everyone. What a debased joke the whole thing has become.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug


They are the RESISTANCE!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 09, 2018 01:51 PM (IqV8l)

346 >>Nice guy. Used to go to my sister's church.

So I've heard but when stepped on the field he looked crazed.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 01:51 PM (/tuJf)

347 Our society seems to finally have achieved Assholes From Top To Bottom, To Infinity On All Horizons.

Gag.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 09, 2018 01:51 PM (fRQju)

348 I love tennis with all my heart. That is all.

Posted by: Ladyl at September 09, 2018 01:51 PM (TdMsT)

349 334 Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:47 PM (NWiLs)



HEEE'S COPYING MEEE!!
Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:48 PM (lwiT4)

NUH UH!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:52 PM (NWiLs)

350

I was SO blessed to have a hero AND role model in one person. That person was and still is both to me.


He was my Dad.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 09, 2018 01:52 PM (S/hVx)

351 "All of our institutions are crumbling. "

Most are part of The Borg, the unholy alliance of BigGov, Academia, MSM and certain co-opted industries.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 09, 2018 01:52 PM (1UZdv)

352 Beat me to the punch, dagnabbit!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:51 PM (NWiLs)



Kinda scary - us two being on the same wavelength, eh?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:52 PM (lwiT4)

353 340 i gave up on tennis when i found out you didn't get extra points for hitting it over the fence in back...

what a stupid game.
Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 01:50 PM (0bGss)


I thought that about golf. OK, so I teed off into the opposite fairway. People over there get all excited. They were working me away. It took me years to learn to take the ball the other way in baseball.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 01:52 PM (YqDXo)

354 I love tennis with all my heart. That is all.
Posted by: Ladyl at September 09, 2018 01:51 PM (TdMsT)

Ditto

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:53 PM (2DOZq)

355 352 Beat me to the punch, dagnabbit!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:51 PM (NWiLs)



Kinda scary - us two being on the same wavelength, eh?
Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:52 PM (lwiT4)

Little bit. Who it's scarier for is open for debate.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:53 PM (NWiLs)

356 Osaka colluded with the Russians. Mueller's subpoena is on its way.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 09, 2018 01:53 PM (dNzKv)

357 294. I luvz ya cause u straight outta Souf

Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2018 01:53 PM (+fNrM)

358 313 I'm trying to think of a male player that looks like a linebacker. Can anyone post a name?
Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 09, 2018 01:44 PM (oNuis)

No. She is the Barry Bonds of Tennis. Her freaking head is growing over the years it's so bad.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 01:53 PM (GFNAW)

359 My guess is the sense of entitlement is growing

Posted by: Skip at September 09, 2018 01:53 PM (T4oHT)

360 241 ... Many years ago it was concluded the muscle structures of whites and blacks are indeed different.. I thought everyone knew that...
Posted by: sOME mORON at September 09, 2018 01:23 PM (ICWiF)
-----------------------
There's also a big difference between Bantu and Nilotic blacks, BTW, i.e., between West Africans and Eastern ones, between Nigerians and Ethiopians --- sprinters vs marathoners.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 01:53 PM (0jtPF)

361 Quiet dignity and grace....

Posted by: Eygore at September 09, 2018 01:53 PM (H3ork)

362 So a couple of black women had babies. Big fucking deal.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2018 01:44 PM (NFEMn)

---
we do the best we can, but, unlike Pokeman, we can't get them all.

Posted by: Planned Paretnhood at September 09, 2018 01:53 PM (0bGss)

363 354 I love tennis with all my heart. That is all.
Posted by: Ladyl at September 09, 2018 01:51 PM (TdMsT)

Ditto
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:53 PM (2DOZq)

How often do you play?

Posted by: Ladyl at September 09, 2018 01:54 PM (TdMsT)

364 341
LSMFT ain't what it used to be, neither.
Posted by: ro-man at September 09, 2018 01:50 PM (RuIsu)


In World War II it meant "Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco".

Today it stands for "Look! She's a Male-to-Female Transexual!"

Posted by: rickl at September 09, 2018 01:54 PM (sdi6R)

365 The narrative was building all week in media, that Serena was going to tie Margaret Court for most major wins ever. The Margaret Court who is now double-plus-ungood,

You don't fuck with the narrative

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 09, 2018 01:54 PM (1UZdv)

366 354 I love tennis with all my heart. That is all.
Posted by: Ladyl at September 09, 2018 01:51 PM (TdMsT)

Ditto
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:53 PM (2DOZq)

How often do you play?
Posted by: Ladyl at September 09, 2018 01:54 PM (TdMsT)

3 to 4 times a week .

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:55 PM (2DOZq)

367 Naomi Harris AKA Tia Dalma I just think she is a great actress..
https://tinyurl.com/y8b62lyq
in character as Tia Dalma.. better that Streep ..IMHO
https://tinyurl.com/ybf24hdd

Posted by: sOME mORON at September 09, 2018 01:55 PM (ICWiF)

368 The people of color that we cannot criticize or be called a racist are amping it up to 11. Totally classless performance by Serena, the black woman that runs the WTA, the sports media, and the leftist of New York attending the match.
Not that it will matter but I am a very good customer of Chase and they will get a letter about Serena being their spokesman.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at September 09, 2018 01:55 PM (pw+jk)

369 So, Season 2 of Iron Fist is even more gheyballz than the first.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:55 PM (NWiLs)

370 To me it shows Serena felt like she was entitled to win.
You still have to show up and play the game.
Right, Hillary?

Posted by: navybrat, back to the fog at September 09, 2018 01:55 PM (w7KSn)

371 >>There's also a big difference between Bantu and Nilotic blacks, BTW, i.e., between West Africans and Eastern ones, between Nigerians and Ethiopians --- sprinters vs marathoners.

There's a big difference between the Dutch and Brits. Not all whites have the same makeup either.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 01:56 PM (/tuJf)

372 As Osaka was accepting her trophy, Kanye grabbed her microphone and said "Ima let you finish, but Serena Williams is the greatest tennis player of all time!"

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 09, 2018 01:56 PM (/qEW2)

373 3 to 4 times a week .

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:55 PM (2DOZq)

5-6 times/week, here.

Posted by: Ladyl at September 09, 2018 01:56 PM (TdMsT)

374 That's Serena? I thought it was Mooch in tennis attire.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2018 01:56 PM (ptqGC)

375 It's the ghettoization of American sport, which in turn reflects the ghettoization of American culture. We're adopting the mores of the least among us.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 01:56 PM (YqDXo)

376 370 To me it shows Serena felt like she was entitled to win.
You still have to show up and play the game.
Right, Hillary?
Posted by: navybrat, back to the fog at September 09, 2018 01:55 PM (w7KSn)

You know, Brian, in a situation like this, she's just going to have to score more electoral votes than her opponent if she wants to win.

Posted by: John Madden at September 09, 2018 01:57 PM (NWiLs)

377 In regards to playing her 'idol', ina previous press conference she said she always dreamed of playing Serena in the final, the reporter asked her who wins and she said "You already know the answer to that, I don't dream to lose" Osaka kept her cool and played like an assassin. Serena lost it because she knew she was going down.

Posted by: firehorse at September 09, 2018 01:57 PM (HApII)

378 371. Yup. Wogs begin at Calais.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 09, 2018 01:57 PM (fA1SL)

379
In World War II it meant "Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco".

Today it stands for "Look! She's a Male-to-Female Transexual!"
Posted by: rickl at September 09, 2018 01:54 PM (sdi6R)

Hmm you skipped a beat in the neighborhood it meant ' Loose Straps Mean Flappy Tits"

Posted by: Dead End Kid at September 09, 2018 01:57 PM (ICWiF)

380 I don't follow tennis.

Did M. Court say something racist to lead to an unpersoning?

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2018 01:57 PM (Evws/)

381 As Osaka was accepting her trophy, Kanye grabbed her
microphone and said "Ima let you finish, but Serena Williams is the
greatest tennis player of all time!"

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 09, 2018 01:56 PM (/qEW2)


LOL

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:57 PM (lwiT4)

382 The press gets all pissy when they prewrite articles for an event and the expected outcome doesn't occur.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 09, 2018 01:57 PM (dNzKv)

383 345


---It wasn't just Williams being classless. It was everyone --
the officials, the audience, everyone. What a debased joke the whole
thing has become.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug



They are the RESISTANCE!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 09, 2018 01:51 PM (IqV8l)


ITS FUNNY CAUSE ITS TRUE!

Posted by: Ben Rothliesbegegler at September 09, 2018 01:57 PM (9dzlp)

384 371
There's a big difference between the Dutch and Brits. Not all whites have the same makeup either.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2018 01:56 PM (/tuJf)


Yep. 100 years ago it was perfectly normal for (white) writers to speak of the "British race", the "German race", the "Italian race", and so forth.

Posted by: rickl at September 09, 2018 01:58 PM (sdi6R)

385 Did M. Court say something racist to lead to an unpersoning?

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2018 01:57 PM (Evws/)


I think she was forced out of the Christian closet.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:58 PM (lwiT4)

386 But first she should be made to literally kiss Osaka's dirty, sweaty ass.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 09, 2018 01:44 PM

That's not what happens first.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at September 09, 2018 01:58 PM (H3ork)

387 In fairness, she doesn't have a lot of experience at losing.

Posted by: Jaqen H'ghar at September 09, 2018 01:58 PM (5fSr7)

388 Physically, with the exception of some of her wardrobe choices, she was fine looking... It is inside that she is ugly...

Posted by: It's me donna at September 09, 2018 01:23 PM (O2RFr)

Fine looking? I'll give you "not butt-ugly".

1. Boobies way too small compared to her butt.

2. Resting bitch face.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2018 01:58 PM (iwUO9)

389 to 4 times a week .

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:55 PM (2DOZq)

5-6 times/week, here.
Posted by: Ladyl at September 09, 2018 01:56 PM (TdMsT)

I wish I could but I still have to work. I was a teaching pro in my prior life. May return to it after I retire.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:58 PM (2DOZq)

390 the only bad boy i ever crushed on was johnny mac.
even went to see him play at the cow palace.

i ended up ditching him for a football player that was his double. and he never threw tantrums.

Posted by: concrete girl at September 09, 2018 01:59 PM (Tm+wy)

391 Bud Collins is spinning in his grave.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 09, 2018 01:59 PM (OBcoN)

392 The crowd who attend the Women's tennis final (and booed Osaka) is not exactly a random cross-section of America. More like the worst kind of people that you can find in Manhattan.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 09, 2018 01:59 PM (1UZdv)

393 Isn't it Serena who has some sort of "fashion" line? What's up with the fugly tennis dress with one sleeve?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2018 01:59 PM (ptqGC)

394 Did M. Court say something racist to lead to an unpersoning?

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2018 01:57 PM (Evws/)


I think she was forced out of the Christian closet.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 01:58 PM (lwiT4)

Gay marriage.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:59 PM (2DOZq)

395 What is tennis?

Posted by: Archer at September 09, 2018 01:59 PM (nd5mm)

396 Sportsball.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2018 02:00 PM (oVJmc)

397
What is tennis?

Posted by: Archer at September 09, 2018 01:59 PM (nd5mm)


*fist bump*

In truth, I used to play before I blew out a knee.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2018 02:00 PM (ptqGC)

398 395 What is tennis?
Posted by: Archer at September 09, 2018 01:59 PM (nd5mm)

One more than ninenis.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 02:00 PM (NWiLs)

399 Will Serena's loss require a week of mourning?

Posted by: Surfperch at September 09, 2018 02:00 PM (usM7j)

400 OT-This made me laugh TGIF- Judge Kavanaugh probably said, "Thank Goodness it's over". I felt this was a good wrap up of the Kavanauagh hearing and Democratic antics from one conservative organization's opinion:

https://tinyurl.com/ycgjdjtv

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 09, 2018 02:01 PM (AllCR)

401 Did Serena take a knee?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 09, 2018 02:01 PM (dNzKv)

402 speaking of Margaret Court...

https://sports.yahoo.com/serena-tried-
become-bigger-rules-074844260.html

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 02:01 PM (0bGss)

403 XXY = Kleinfelter's = male, not female

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at September 09, 2018 02:01 PM (SR1a/)

404 Rafa. He's the only one though.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:46 PM (2DOZq)

Rafa is a Greek god come to life.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 09, 2018 02:01 PM (CE6iV)

405 Isn't it Serena who has some sort of "fashion" line? What's up with the fugly tennis dress with one sleeve?


Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2018 01:59 PM (ptqGC)



Is she the one with that wedding dress?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 02:01 PM (lwiT4)

406 I'd watch dodgeball played with bowling balls. Or televised drunken Jarts.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2018 02:01 PM (ptqGC)

407 354 I love tennis with all my heart. That is all.
Posted by: Ladyl at September 09, 2018 01:51 PM (TdMsT)
---------------------------
Yeah, I used to play a couple of times a week.
Where I am now there's no one bad enough to play with on a regular basis.


Very few rec players here. Mostly college players and I can no longer give even the weakest D-3 ones a good match.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 02:01 PM (0jtPF)

408 Black American woman tennis player... Sloan Stevens. It's not even close and Serena is 36.... Just Sayin.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 02:01 PM (GFNAW)

409 >>>It wasn't just Williams being classless. It was everyone -- the
officials, the audience, everyone. What a debased joke the whole thing
has become.<<<

Forget it, it's NYC!

Posted by: Fritz at September 09, 2018 02:01 PM (ANJe6)

410 Fine looking? I'll give you "not butt-ugly".

1. Boobies way too small compared to her butt.

2. Resting bitch face.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2018 01:58 PM (iwUO9)

Not bad-looking at all. Butt too much to handle for a lot of guys though.
And a bitch besides.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2018 02:01 PM (NFEMn)

411 Will Serena's loss require a week of mourning?
Posted by: Surfperch at September 09, 2018 02:00 PM (usM7j)


Did mc Cain weigh in on this from his deathbed?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 09, 2018 02:02 PM (dNzKv)

412 Is she the one with that wedding dress?


Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 02:01 PM (lwiT4)


Did she design one? If she did, then....bless her heart.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2018 02:02 PM (ptqGC)

413 In truth, I used to play before I blew out a knee.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2018 02:00 PM (ptqGC)


I had to give up playing Skyrim for the same reason.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 09, 2018 02:02 PM (y87Qq)

414 #394 Thanks, Lance. That sounds vaguely familiar now.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2018 02:02 PM (Evws/)

415 It wasn't just Williams being classless. It was everyone -- the
officials, the audience, everyone. What a debased joke the whole thing
has become.

Forget it, it's NYC!
Posted by: Fritz at September 09, 2018 02:01 PM (ANJe6)

Where virtue-signalling is a religion.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2018 02:02 PM (NFEMn)

416 393 Isn't it Serena who has some sort of "fashion" line? What's up with the fugly tennis dress with one sleeve?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2018 01:59 PM (ptqGC)

It was a stark contrast to simplicity of Osaka in pearls, that's for sure. She was always a funky dresser, but people should be wary of becoming a caricature of themselves. I get the feeling those around her (including Nike) only feed the ego. Drag queens and 8 year olds play tennis in a tutu, not a champion over 35.

Posted by: firehorse at September 09, 2018 02:03 PM (HApII)

417 Michael Obama is arguably one of the most attractive black women in the entire world.

I'm pretty sure that isn't how the media meant for the compliment to work, unfortunately.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 09, 2018 02:03 PM (oNuis)

418

LSMFT also means Loose Strippers (condoms) Mean Fat Tummies or
Let's Screw, My Finger's Tired.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 09, 2018 02:04 PM (S/hVx)

419 Women's nude tennis might get me interested in the game.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 09, 2018 02:04 PM (r9UYA)

420 How dare the rule get in the way of a famous black American. The gall of the tennis gods.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at September 09, 2018 02:04 PM (pw+jk)

421 Another inspiring story I just discovered: the life of Tom Bass, an ex-slave who became one of the most renowned show horse trainers in the world in the late 19th/early 20th centuries:

http://horseconnection.com/whisper-wind-tom-bass-story-part-1/

He seems to have been pretty much forgotten outside of Mexico, Missouri (where he lived) and among horse people. If he doesn't deserve a well-written biography and/or Hollywood biopic, I don't know who does.

Posted by: Secret Square at September 09, 2018 02:04 PM (9WuX0)

422 Boobies way too small compared to her butt.

I actually prefer that to the other way around.

Posted by: rickl at September 09, 2018 02:04 PM (sdi6R)

423 Yep. Here's Serena in her wedding dress:

https://tinyurl.com/y6wlgmqg

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 02:04 PM (lwiT4)

424
Women's nude tennis might get me interested in the game.



Posted by: Under Fire at September 09, 2018 02:04 PM (r9UYA)


Serena playing nekkid? How about Moochelle?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2018 02:04 PM (ptqGC)

425 apparently Mrs, Court also remarked on the large number of lesbians in women's tennis...

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 02:04 PM (0bGss)

426 Will Serena's loss require a week of mourning?
Posted by: Surfperch at September 09, 2018 02:00 PM (usM7j)


Did mc Cain weigh in on this from his deathbed?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 09, 2018 02:02 PM (dNzKv)

I'm sure Obama will have something to say.
Something a long the lines of , "Sssssome folksssss need to be reminded that ssssome white folksssss have lossssst at tennissssss too...."

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2018 02:05 PM (NFEMn)

427 392 The crowd who attend the Women's tennis final (and booed Osaka) is not exactly a random cross-section of America. More like the worst kind of people that you can find in Manhattan.
Posted by: Ignoramus at September 09, 2018 01:59 PM (1UZdv)
-----------------------------
America, behold your ruling class!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 02:05 PM (0jtPF)

428 Along with golf , tennis may be the oldest sport that is still being played. It was a huge betting sport in Europe. I think Henry the V was playing tennis when they advised him ask Boleyn executed.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 02:05 PM (2DOZq)

429 Avenge me, Serena!

Posted by: zombie john mccain at September 09, 2018 02:05 PM (Evws/)

430 There's also a big difference between Bantu and Nilotic blacks, BTW, i.e., between West Africans and Eastern ones, between Nigerians and Ethiopians --- sprinters vs marathoners.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 01:53 PM (0jtPF)

Yep geographic , topographical and environmental features play a big part there. Like in most countries/continents indigenous peoples.. differences are natural.. Was born this way.. No one better than the other just different customs.. I will stop there..

Posted by: Dead End Kid at September 09, 2018 02:05 PM (ICWiF)

431 "Perhaps it's not the finish we were looking for today," Adams [head of USTA] said, "but Serena, you are a champion of all champions." Addressing the crowd, Adams added, "This mama is a role model and respected by all."

This is the most odious of all. Although it's kind of a consolation. Institutional bias is nothing personal against conservatives. It's just that institutions have been occupied by leftists and they can't stand when their side doesn't win, even if the opponent, as in this case, is a minority, woman, and probably a lefty herself.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 09, 2018 02:05 PM (/qEW2)

432


Did mc Cain weigh in on this from his deathbed?


Relevant Last Words to follow.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2018 02:06 PM (oVJmc)

433 419 Women's nude tennis might get me interested in the game.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 09, 2018 02:04 PM (r9UYA)

I LOVE tennis!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at September 09, 2018 02:06 PM (NWiLs)

434 Yep. Here's Serena in her wedding dress:

https://tinyurl.com/y6wlgmqg

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 02:04 PM (lwiT4)


Umm....the entire wedding party must be hiding under that skirt. I'm struggling to come up with something better than "bless her heart."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2018 02:06 PM (ptqGC)

435 5-6 times/week, here.
Posted by: Ladyl at September 09, 2018 01:56 PM (TdMsT)

I wish I could but I still have to work. I was a teaching pro in my prior life. May return to it after I retire.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 01:58 PM (2DOZq)

I'm retired, so I can play all the time!

Posted by: Ladyl at September 09, 2018 02:06 PM (TdMsT)

436 ask Boleyn = Ann Boleyn

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 02:06 PM (2DOZq)

437 395 What is tennis?

Something that Anna Kournikova did in between looking awesome and looking really awesome.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 09, 2018 02:06 PM (OBcoN)

438 And here are the lovely bride, groom and baby. Very nerd. She could swat him like a fly. Or engulf him.


https://tinyurl.com/yarmedg5

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 02:06 PM (lwiT4)

439 What I want to know is
Who will stop the rain?

Posted by: Skip at September 09, 2018 01:46 PM


You looked at the 10 day forecast? I see nine days with rain.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 09, 2018 02:06 PM (LOgQ4)

440 There's a lot of grunting in Pro tennis. Sounds like most of the players are constipated.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 09, 2018 02:07 PM (r9UYA)

441 Yep. Here's Serena in her wedding dress:

https://tinyurl.com/y6wlgmqg

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 02:04 PM (lwiT4)

Who said her boobs were too "small?"

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2018 02:07 PM (NFEMn)

442 'm sure Obama will have something to say.

Something a long the lines of , "Sssssome folksssss need to be
reminded that ssssome white folksssss have lossssst at tennissssss
too...."

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2018 02:05 PM (NFEMn)

====
Obama is putting those ssssssss's way worse than he did a couple of years ago. Is that a side effect of swallowing sssssssperm or taking it up the asssssssss?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at September 09, 2018 02:07 PM (pw+jk)

443 Nood broward cowards.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 09, 2018 02:08 PM (dNzKv)

444 And here are the lovely bride, groom and baby. Very nerd. She could swat him like a fly. Or engulf him.

https://tinyurl.com/yarmedg5


Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2018 02:06 PM (lwiT4)


Perhaps she can unhinge her jaw like Mooch.


And NOOD.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2018 02:08 PM (ptqGC)

445 The US Open is held in Arthur Ashe stadium, named for the pioneering black tennis champion. He dealt with racism throughout his career but won three majors. He was also in the US Army. He died from AIDS which he contracted from a transfusion during heart surgery.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 09, 2018 02:08 PM (1UZdv)

446 Yeah, I used to play a couple of times a week.
Where I am now there's no one bad enough to play with on a regular basis.


Very few rec players here. Mostly college players and I can no longer give even the weakest D-3 ones a good match.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 02:01 PM (0jtPF)


I just started playing doubles in January, so I can be inconsistent at the net.

Posted by: Ladyl at September 09, 2018 02:09 PM (TdMsT)

447 Serena behaved just like what she is: a spoiled brat.
Rather watch the Eastern European babes in tiny skirts and see through tops with no bras play. Not some Wookie. Fuck her.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 09, 2018 02:09 PM (QMwOT)

448 the only bad boy i ever crushed on was johnny mac.

even went to see him play at the cow palace.


LOL, I hated him with a passion. He was like an Adam Sandler to Tennis. I was a Connors fan. Nothing pleased me more than to see Bjorn kick JM's ass at Wimbledon (even though I was sort of rooting for USA). That was still probably the best final match ever.


But, I came around and began to enjoy some of McEnroe's antics, especially at the open.

Posted by: clutch cargo at September 09, 2018 02:09 PM (TUU1F)

449 410
Fine looking? I'll give you "not butt-ugly".



1. Boobies way too small compared to her butt.



2. Resting bitch face.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2018 01:58 PM (iwUO9)



Not bad-looking at all. Butt too much to handle for a lot of guys though.

And a bitch besides.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2018 02:01 PM (NFEMn)

Roid gut, or more correctly HGH gut. If you do any web search about condition you will notice that there is a significant thickening of the waist and the muscle sheet across the front of the belly gets thicker and thicker, though remaining somewhat, muscular and cut.

When you look at Arnold and the lifters of that age and compare it to modern lifers (both who used "roids") you can see that all the modern lifter exhibit this pregnant look even at low body fat percentages. I read an article once that basically quoted Arnold saying "Yeeesh guys dial back the roids, you look like crap, but I guess that's the modern aesthetic"

When you look at Serena with her midrif showing, it is a classic case of roid gut.

Posted by: Ben Rothliesbegegler at September 09, 2018 02:09 PM (9dzlp)

450 Dammit Ben sock off

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 09, 2018 02:10 PM (9dzlp)

451 Along with golf , tennis may be the oldest sport that is still being played. It was a huge betting sport in Europe. I think Henry the V was playing tennis when they advised him ask Boleyn executed.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 09, 2018 02:05 PM (2DOZq)

Czar Nicholas II was playing tennis in 1905 when he was informed of The Bloody Sunday massacre committed by his troops on demonstrators.
He folded the note, put it in his back pocket and continued playing....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2018 02:11 PM (NFEMn)

452 Umm....the entire wedding party must be hiding under
that skirt. I'm struggling to come up with something better than "bless
her heart."




Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2018 02:06 PM (ptqGC)

---
how about "OMG!!!1! she wore white!"


Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2018 02:12 PM (0bGss)

453 MacEnroe should have had his teeth kicked in first time he went on a rage. Would have stopped this childish behavior.

Ditto this kneeling crap. Swift boot up the ass.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 09, 2018 02:13 PM (QMwOT)

454 When you look at Serena with her midrif showing, it is a classic case of roid gut.

Posted by: Ben Rothliesbegegler at September 09, 2018 02:09 PM (9dzlp)
450 Dammit Ben sock off

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 09, 2018 02:10 PM (9dzlp)

My reference of "boobies too small compared to her butt" was to Michelle Obama, not Serena.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2018 02:18 PM (iwUO9)

455 Yep. 100 years ago it was perfectly normal for (white) writers to speak of the "British race", the "German race", the "Italian race", and so forth.
Posted by: rickl at September 09, 2018 01:58 PM (sdi6R)


They used "race" in the sense of "nationality," more of a cultural reference than a biological one.

The Germans, Dutch, and British are pretty closely related, not just linguistically but biologically. It's the French and Italians who are quite distinct, even in appearance.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 02:21 PM (YqDXo)

456 Czar Nicholas II was playing tennis in 1905 when he was informed of The Bloody Sunday massacre committed by his troops on demonstrators.

Where was he playing tennis? the Bloody Sunday massacre was in January, wasn't it?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 02:22 PM (YqDXo)

457 165 At this point after all is said and done I'm guessing Serena will come out with a public apology. I mean what else can she do? There are thousands of amateur tennis players that look up to her. Not to mention her coach spilled the beans.. I propose the Constanza defense....
Posted by: sOME mORON at September 09, 2018 01:03 PM (ICWiF)

Billie Jean King, on Twitter, is pretty much telling her to double down: When a woman is emotional, she's "hysterical" and she's penalized for it. When a man does the same, he's "outspoken" and there are no repercussions. Thank you, @serenawilliams, for calling out this double standard.

Posted by: m at September 09, 2018 02:30 PM (kGLPx)

458 Serena was disgraceful. The interesting thing is, after the initial outburst, Osaka looked rattled and Serena actually started winning points. Then she double faulted, threw her racket down and started yelling again at the ref. No sport allows you to scream at the ref and question his integrity by calling him a thief without any consequences. Simple truth, Osaka was a better player on this day and deserved to win, it's a shame it was ruined for her by the obnoxious ass kissers of the media who acted like Serena was a lock to win if it wasn't for a simple warning from the ref.
Speaking of the media, Chris Evert was also a disgrace, saying Serena didn't know they were going to take a point away for her outbursts. How long has she been playing? Also got a laugh of Evert saying it's "sake time" now that Osaka won. Really, because she's Japanese? Would it have been malt liquor time if Serena had won?

Posted by: coraldog at September 09, 2018 02:32 PM (oh308)

459 Whether it's Presidential elections or tennis championships the left reserves the right to ignore the results. They don't want to govern. They want to rule. Real Americans vote Republican.

Posted by: Lewis Bowlby at September 09, 2018 02:34 PM (Lxxwf)

460 184 "I find black women unattractive, so they must all really be men"

So true.

The guys are always ragging on how ugly Stacey Dash is. How manly looking.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 09, 2018 01:09 PM (LOgQ4)

And Whitney Houston.

Posted by: m at September 09, 2018 02:39 PM (kGLPx)

461 Read this morning that Serena declared that she is "fighting" for gender equality and women's rights.

Because she has attacked USA Tennis for fining another female player who took off her shirt during a match, I"m assuming to put on a dry one? Or she just played in her bra, who knows, I don't follow tennis as I can't stand any sport where every time you hit the ball you bellow like a trapped cow. Apparently, the female player was fined and the male players who do the same thing weren't.
How about if you need to take your shirt off( why , I have no idea), then you step into the locker room, regardless of which of the 37 genders you are.

Posted by: Jen the original at September 09, 2018 02:40 PM (2ZchD)

462 211 153 I remember how Bjorn Borg stood out in his day as a perfect gentleman on the court.

He later confessed that he was not naturally so cool.
When he was playing a tournament as a kid, he banged his racket and cursed after missing a point. His parents responded by taking his racket away for six weeks.
A couple of years later, he had another court tantrum and they took it away for 6 months.
That was it.

And of course his self-control in the long run was a great weapon.

But how many parents, even reasonably strict ones, would do what his did?!? It would derail little Johnny's career!
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 09, 2018 01:16 PM (0jtPF)

That's great!

Posted by: m at September 09, 2018 02:45 PM (kGLPx)

463 456 Czar Nicholas II was playing tennis in 1905 when he was informed of The Bloody Sunday massacre committed by his troops on demonstrators.

Where was he playing tennis? the Bloody Sunday massacre was in January, wasn't it?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 09, 2018 02:22 PM (YqDXo)


I wonder if it was referring to this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_tennis

This was apparently the ancestral form of tennis and was played indoors. Modern tennis ("lawn tennis") as well as racquetball and squash descended from it. Although the Wikipedia article doesn't mention Czar Nicholas II.

Posted by: rickl at September 09, 2018 02:48 PM (sdi6R)

464 216 And that Harris Faulkner. What a dog. And Candace Owens. Woof woof.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2018 01:14 PM (NWiLs)

Halle Berry.

Disgusting.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2018 01:17 PM (wYseH)

And Iman (David Bowie's widow).

Posted by: m at September 09, 2018 02:48 PM (kGLPx)

465 Roid gut, or more correctly HGH gut. If you do any web search about condition you will notice that there is a significant thickening of the waist and the muscle sheet across the front of the belly gets thicker and thicker, though remaining somewhat, muscular and cut.

When you look at Arnold and the lifters of that age and compare it to modern lifers (both who used "roids") you can see that all the modern lifter exhibit this pregnant look even at low body fat percentages. I read an article once that basically quoted Arnold saying "Yeeesh guys dial back the roids, you look like crap, but I guess that's the modern aesthetic"

When you look at Serena with her midrif showing, it is a classic case of roid gut.
Posted by: Ben Rothliesbegegler at September 09, 2018 02:09 PM (9dzlp)

And she wanted and started wearing those black and dark body suits to play tennis. Really makes you think about her real motivations, don't it.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 09, 2018 02:49 PM (eM2jg)

466 Tennis sucks.

Posted by: The One Who Ends Comment Threads at September 09, 2018 03:14 PM (MceDl)

467 467

Posted by: m at September 09, 2018 03:32 PM (kGLPx)

468 What does willowed mean?

Posted by: lurker who decided to post just once at September 09, 2018 03:38 PM (KflMN)

469 468 What does willowed mean?

there is a commenter named "willow" who often shows up at the end of a thread. Many times when she does this a new thread is posted.

If you get willowed, it means you're posting on a dead thread.

Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2018 03:46 PM (kD8Fh)

470 If you get willowed, it means you're posting on a dead thread.
Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2018 03:46 PM (kD8Fh)




Thanks

Posted by: weirdflunky at September 09, 2018 03:51 PM (KflMN)

471 If you're still here, Irongrampa ... me, too. Mom was great, true, but Dad ... my hero and role model. When I wanted to follow him into the Army, he convinced me that the Marine Corps was a better fit for me ... and it was he who swore me in. Army Major swearing in a Marine private ... and we are the only two in our family with long-lasting marriages. May he rest in peace.

Or given that he later became a Mormon, may he rule his world well. (NOT SNARK -- I will not dis his beliefs!)

Posted by: empire1 at September 09, 2018 04:07 PM (jZzeV)

472 Thanks



Posted by: weirdflunky at September 09, 2018 03:51 PM (KflMN)


Sorry for killing the joke! (I hate when that happens)

Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2018 04:17 PM (kD8Fh)

473 Ocean's One!

https://youtu.be/b9F5vYa4cws

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 09, 2018 04:23 PM (+y/Ru)

474 In case no one mentioned it:

> Serena yelled at Ump that he took a point from her bcz she was a woman. Um, it was a Women's match...there were no men. So what does that even mean? Exactly.

> Serena screamed that she was not being coached from the sidelines and she was a woman of integrity that was an example for her daughter, and yadda, yadda, yadda.

Then her coach admitted he had broken the rules. I guess it was caught on tape and it is not the first time he has done so.

So Serena flat out lied. It was OTT too.


Ever since she had the baby I think her hormones have been outta whack, and that's not her fault. Also, she is not used to losing. The combo brought on this mess, IMO. The lying though...that is all on her.


I will say she did tell the audience to stop booing and to celebrate the winner...and she was gracious. So that was something. Otherwise the audience would have probably continued, which is despicable.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at September 09, 2018 06:29 PM (c8poN)

475 HEY

YOU

platypus

WTF dude, where have you been?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 09, 2018 06:47 PM (y87Qq)

476 HEY

YOU

platypus

WTF dude, where have you been?
Posted by: hogmartin at September 09, 2018 06:47 PM (y87Qq)

lulz

I don't know!!

I took time off during the whole McCain week...total news blackout. Then I'm not sure what happened. Seems I'm kinda still on a news fast except for the headlines. I think I made some posts last week though...so I'm probably poised for re-entry.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at September 09, 2018 07:09 PM (1pKLf)

477 Well I just avoided McCain threads over that week, which was impossible, and pretty much just bit my tongue clean off* on all the dedicated topic threads that turned into McCain threads. Like when people dropped into post 350 of a completely unrelated topic to share:

HEY DID THEY BURY THAT ASSHOLE YET I'M SICK OF HEARING ABOUT HIM HE'S ON EVERY CHANNEL

But I digress. Anyway, hope all is well. I was wondering if you'd gotten lost or something.


* it's fine, it grows back. no I don't know how.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 09, 2018 07:23 PM (y87Qq)

478 Anyone who looked at the US Open's official website will see the top banner rotating through photos of all the winners - except for the winner of the women's single finals. You have to scroll down the page to see any mention of Naomi Osaka.

Posted by: TKYC at September 09, 2018 08:28 PM (BcQU4)

479 Naomi, I don't pay attention to tennis, and don't know you from Eve.... But I salute you, Dear Lady. I would like to congratulate you.

Posted by: Tom at September 09, 2018 08:45 PM (MDR7g)

480 I have been playing tennis for more than half a century and spectating just as long--glad for Ms Osaka, ashamed (once again) of S. Williams for continued boorish behavior. Her act has been wearing thin for a very long time. . . hope now that some of the gutless sports "broadcasters" begin to call her on this stuff. . . .but I doubt it.

Posted by: FIIGMO at September 10, 2018 12:00 AM (1Eryv)

481 And, speaking of sports, just spent another glorious NFL-free day. Also, Nike-free--wore my UnderArmor duds on the tennis court today. No NFL. No Nike.

Posted by: FIIGMO at September 10, 2018 12:02 AM (1Eryv)

482 Serena is getting old in a sport that requires youth.Old Tennis players like old Strippers require blame for their condition, getting to old to play.I see this repeated until she finally is removed from playing by not winning and blaming everyone inside 200 miles for the loss.This is just the start folks, sit back and wait for the next explosion.Sad really Serena was a powerful Tennis player......once.

Posted by: obsidian at September 10, 2018 09:03 AM (7+yqP)

483 "She has, in fact, made a habit of boorishness, up to threatening to
shove a ball down an official's "effing throat" in the past. She
classless, graceless, and entitled."

Quoted for truth.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at September 10, 2018 02:37 PM (jWe5r)

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