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I watched the match and thought that:

  • the umpiring was probably a wee bit heavy-handed, but
  • Serena’s behavior was outrageous and unacceptable, even given that.

If Serena were to watch the video of her outburst, and after some self-reflection STILL think that her behavior was acceptable, much less warranted (in the press conference she basically said she was fighting for women’s rights), and doesn’t realize that she should obviously apologize, then she isn’t someone I’d want to be around. Her behavior was at its worst BEFORE the game penalty, and showed total disregard for her worthy and gracious opponent. In my opinion she behaved like a self-centered rude bully. I felt the same about McEnroe when he was playing.

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^ I agree, and would like to think she’d apologise to the Umpire too (he just enforces the rules as fairly as he can - and seems to have a reputation for doing just - firm but fair, and equal to everyone whether a kid player or Number 1).

Can understand why a few umpires aren’t too happy with the lack of support they are getting from certain quarters, though nice to see the ITF backing Ramos up - https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-tennis-usopen-itf-umpire/itf-defends-u-s-open-chair-umpire-ramos-idUKKCN1LQ28B?rpc=401&

 


 

‘At every University of Iowa football game, at the end of the first quarter, everyone turns around and waves to the patients at the Children’s Hospital next to the stadium’…

More pics here - https://imgur.com/gallery/EHS3RWN
 

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What a fraud Serena Williams is.

“You may have thought that was coaching but I’m telling you it’s not. I don’t cheat to win. I’d rather lose.”

““You owe me an apology,” she told the referee. “I have never cheated in my life. I have a daughter and I stand for what’s right for her. I’ve never cheated, and you owe me an apology. You will never do another one of my matches.””

Then her coach admits that he was indeed trying to coach her. Don’t try to tell me that Williams didn’t know about it. A coach isn’t going to try to send signals to a player who isn’t looking for them and wouldn’t know what the signals meant (and the player wouldn’t be looking for them and wouldn’t know what they meant if they didn’t plan it ahead of time).

If male players get away with what she did, that needs to be fixed by punishing the male players that do the same thing, not by allowing Williams to get away with it.


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oojason said:


 

‘At every University of Iowa football game, at the end of the first quarter, everyone turns around and waves to the patients at the Children’s Hospital next to the stadium’…

More pics here - https://imgur.com/gallery/EHS3RWN
 

That is a nice thing they do.


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The Ryder Cup tees off later this week…

Am not usually interested in the golf - though this tournament is a little different as it’s a team competition; with the US taking on Europe - and usually serves up some great golf, tension, atmosphere and finale.

This time around it’s being played at the ‘Le Golf National’ course in Paris, France - from the 28th to the 30th September.

https://www.rydercup.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryder_Cup & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Ryder_Cup
 

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Europe lead the US 10-6 going into the final day’s Single Play…

As it stands Europe need 14.5 to win, the US requires 14 to retain the trophy - with 12 points to still play for in the Singles on Sunday.
 

Some cracking golf on display from both sides over the last couple of days - hope it continues tomorrow.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf & https://www.nbcsports.com/video/event/2018-ryder-cup

 


 

Well in Europe - winning the Ryder Cup 17.5 to 10.5 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/golf/44076483

Molinari was superb - 5 points from possible 5. Sergio Garcia now the highest European scorer in Ryder Cup history (25.5 pts).

Europe have now won 9 of the last 12 Ryder Cups.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/sep/30/ryder-cup-2018-europe-win-usa-golf
 

The next Ryder Cup is in 2020, in the US - Whistling Straits, in Kohler, Wisconsin; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Ryder_Cup
 

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‘Eric Reid, first man to protest with Kaepernick, kneels for anthem on NFL return’…

Safety has alleged owners were keeping him out of league
Teammates say Reid’s actions are not a distraction

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/oct/07/eric-reid-kneels-carolina-panthers-nfl-protest
 

Good to see him return to the game - and for him to continue highlighting the reasons why he protests… “As we said, when we started, Colin and I, said: ‘Nothing will change unless you talk about it,’ so we’re going to continue to talk about it,” Reid said. “We’re going to continue to hold America accountable to the standard it says on paper, that we’re all created equal, because it’s not that way — but we’re going to keep pushing forward.”
 

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Guess I’ll be watching the World Series then.

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“Nothing will change unless you talk about it” is ironic in light of recent events.

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TV’s Frink said:

“Nothing will change unless you talk about it” is ironic in light of recent events.

Have the athletes involved recently stopped kneeling or highlighting the injustice of the situation and issues they wish to publicise?

Please explain the irony?
 

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my interpretation is that he was talking about how Jay instead of diplomatically talking about what’s been going on in the politics thread decided to ban the subject and nuke the threads, thus not talking about it meaning nothing will change, which contradicts the statement in question.

idk though. could be about cooked pizza, or possessed

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that was my take as well, and if I am gonna be honest, i think it was ooJason’s take as well, which is double irony?

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Collipso has it pretty much right.

I’m not sure how that would be Jason’s take as well. He just hates when a post is not 100% absolutely laser focused on the OP topic for every letter of that post.

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TV’s Frink said:

Collipso has it pretty much right.

I’m not sure how that would be Jason’s take as well. He just hates when a post is not 100% absolutely laser focused on the OP topic for every letter of that post.

So you are trying to make some sort of off topic point across the boards here about there being no more political discussions on the site?

Seems there have been multiple temp-locks and requests for civility in the political discussion threads (the previous main political thread was also locked because of this - and a request from Jay to ‘start fresh after all the vitriol and personal attacks that occurred there’ & ‘Keep it civil, please’ in the new political thread that was continually ignored) - yet instead baseless accusations and some volatile posting seemed to be a regular occurrence; and more so of late. That Jay has seemingly decided the site would likely be better off without this low quality baiting discourse (in amongst some civil, intriguing and wide-ranging views discussions by the few who put some effort, consideration and thought into their posts) shouldn’t really come as a surprise.

As for some of the ‘not being able talking about it’ type posts on the site over the past day or so… (including yours here) maybe try in a constructive and meaningful manner to engage in discourse with Jay and the mods - instead of the somewhat unproductive and divisive posting that has been occurring so far.

If you actually wish to discuss it further with me send me a PM (though given your last PM to me, your first since your return from a temp-ban for repeated derailing of threads, flaming/baiting, personal attacks etc… despite multiple requests, PMs, and warnings not to continue, and since further warning not to continue) - in which you attacked me, the mods and the site - I suggest you give more effort, consideration and thought into it if you wish to have an actual meaningful dialogue.
 

You are right though - this thread is for sport - not for your continuing tantrums/agenda vs Jay, a poor attempt at being some sort of martyr on here of late, nor trying to point score off me.

No laser focusing required 😉 Though you seem to have forgot the evidence already presented to you on just some of the times you derailed certain threads beforehand (of which you claimed you previously hadn’t) - and your admittance that you did derail certain threads. In the interests of balance and facts I thought I’d remind you.

And once again, just in case, this thread is for sport (though I’ve done you the courtesy of replying and addressing some of your possible issues here).

Have a good weekend Frink, enjoy your sports.
 

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Hey if you think I’m the one throwing a tantrum, as opposed to the guy who didn’t just lock threads, he deleted them from existence, and all because he couldn’t handle the fact that he broke the rules himself and we had the audacity to point it out…ok, have a good weekend too.

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TV’s Frink said:

Hey if you think I’m the one throwing a tantrum, as opposed to the guy who didn’t just lock threads, he deleted them from existence, and all because he couldn’t handle the fact that he broke the rules himself and we had the audacity to point it out…ok, have a good weekend too.

This is a sports thread mate - not comedy or fiction.

As stated above, if you actually wish to discuss it further with me send me a PM.
 

Cheers man.
 

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oojason said:

TV’s Frink said:

Hey if you think I’m the one throwing a tantrum, as opposed to the guy who didn’t just lock threads, he deleted them from existence, and all because he couldn’t handle the fact that he broke the rules himself and we had the audacity to point it out…ok, have a good weekend too.

This is a sports thread mate - not comedy or fiction.

As stated above, if you actually wish to discuss it further with me send me a PM.
 

Cheers man.

A PM? So you can say this?

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If you actually wish to discuss it further with me send me a PM (though given your last PM to me, your first since your return from a temp-ban for repeated derailing of threads, flaming/baiting, personal attacks etc… despite multiple requests, PMs, and warnings not to continue, and since further warning not to continue) - in which you attacked me, the mods and the site - I suggest you give more effort, consideration and thought into it if you wish to have an actual meaningful dialogue.

Shall we post the PM so everyone can see it, instead of just relying on your interpretation of events?

Kinda like your interpretation of the politics thread, which can’t be looked at because Jay deleted it. Gee I wonder why.

Someone once gave me good advice, which I too often ignore, which is to not engage people who consistently use bad faith arguments. That applies to former moderators in the same way it applies to site owners.

Oh by the way I sent Jay a PM asking why he was deleting my posts. Not only did he not respond, he left the topic. He also left the PM topic you referenced. So gee I wonder why there too.

Keep making up your own version of the truth if it makes you feel better. I’m done here.

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I’m sorry - I’ve obviously mistook you coming into the thread here to highlight other issues going on elsewhere on the site once again (and not talk about sport)… and then engaging in some sort of dig at me for trying to keep threads on topic (of which we’ve discussed before)… as some sort of ‘my version of the truth’ and engaging with people who apparently, in your point of view, use ‘bad faith arguments’ - or from my point of view… facts.

What you were banned for previously - a ‘temp-ban for repeated derailing of threads, flaming/baiting, personal attacks etc… despite multiple requests, PMs, and warnings not to continue’ is from the ‘banned members’ thread. Jay has publicly given you a warning since (as far as I recall?). Stating that you attacked me, the mods and the site, - was that just in your PM? I thought it was in an open thread too. Apologies for that, if not. Still, the point stands - instead of derailing this thread (good job on that by the way) I asked you to PM me - though give more effort, consideration and thought into it - than your last PM to me.

As for Jay deleting your posts and not getting back to you (yet) - were your deleted posts aimed at him or me? Or were you goading me or him in them? You know what - I don’t care.

Still, you ignore the onus of my point previously - it may be better engaging Jay & the mods in meaningful and constructive discussion - rather than the somewhat unproductive and divisive posting that has been occurring so far… Though as you seem more interested in point scoring off me instead of addressing solutions to issues, or engaging in meaningful dialogue, as well as other stuff previously mentioned, and as you also now claim to be ‘done here’, I’ll leave it be. Maybe, finally, we can get back to sport.

Me feel better? I was here for the sport. Disappointing though, so far.
 

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The posts he deleted were me pointing out your index needed updating because he was deleting threads. I deserved the first one because I added “lolololol.” The next two (and to be clear I didn’t realized he deleted the first one) were legitimate ones where he deleted some stuff but missed others. I think the subtopic and then the thread title. Once I realized my posts had all been deleted (and by the way he did make the edits I suggested), I PM’d him to ask why he deleted the posts. He left the topic.

FWIW I made a similar post in your SW index thread today, then thought better of it and deleted it myself. I also deleted several posts from today in the random thoughts thread where I complained about you referencing my PMs from when I returned from my ban, and also one about the posts that led up to that ban.

To one other of your points, I don’t believe constructive discussion with Jay is possible, and I don’t believe the remaining mods can do anything about it, so there’s no point in the PMs you suggest.

With that cleared up, I will stop derailing your thread. I’d rather not be banned again over all this.

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‘Sri Lanka v England: Tourists seal series with win in rain-hit fourth ODI’…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/45926782

Got to get to a ODI game soon - buy a beer, a paper, and just site back and relax and watch a game unfold…
 

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A sorry [shame?] for no many sport talk here.

Please excuse poor english.

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Never underestimate anyone and never underestimate the determination of your opponent to see you defeated.

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