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Post#861 » by MikeIsGood » Tue Sep 8, 2020 3:49 am

blazza18 wrote:Who knew a pandemic was all men's tennis needed?


I mean, I think this is funny and I get it. I say it some too. But we’ll (collectively) look back on the golden era in 10 years and be like “wtf, why did we not want to see the 3 greatest players of all time as much as humanly possible?”
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Post#862 » by ReasonablySober » Tue Sep 8, 2020 4:07 am

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blazza18 wrote:Who knew a pandemic was all men's tennis needed?


I mean, I think this is funny and I get it. I say it some too. But we’ll (collectively) look back on the golden era in 10 years and be like “wtf, why did we not want to see the 3 greatest players of all time as much as humanly possible?”


Look there's no other way to do this other than the cool-aid man bursting through the wall but Sampras would kill this era of tennis.
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Post#863 » by KidA24 » Tue Sep 8, 2020 4:23 am

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blazza18 wrote:Who knew a pandemic was all men's tennis needed?


I mean, I think this is funny and I get it. I say it some too. But we’ll (collectively) look back on the golden era in 10 years and be like “wtf, why did we not want to see the 3 greatest players of all time as much as humanly possible?”


Look there's no other way to do this other than the cool-aid man bursting through the wall but Sampras would kill this era of tennis.


I mean, if you're counting 35-40 year old Federer? Sure, 26 year old Sampras might beat him, but.... otherwise? No. Federer from 20-35 is the GOAT.
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Post#864 » by ReasonablySober » Tue Sep 8, 2020 4:31 am

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MikeIsGood wrote:
I mean, I think this is funny and I get it. I say it some too. But we’ll (collectively) look back on the golden era in 10 years and be like “wtf, why did we not want to see the 3 greatest players of all time as much as humanly possible?”


Look there's no other way to do this other than the cool-aid man bursting through the wall but Sampras would kill this era of tennis.


I mean, if you're counting 35-40 year old Federer? Sure, 26 year old Sampras might beat him, but.... otherwise? No. Federer from 20-35 is the GOAT.


Fed is the GOAT but I think Pete is right behind him.
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Post#865 » by MikeIsGood » Tue Sep 8, 2020 12:41 pm

ReasonablySober wrote:
MikeIsGood wrote:
blazza18 wrote:Who knew a pandemic was all men's tennis needed?


I mean, I think this is funny and I get it. I say it some too. But we’ll (collectively) look back on the golden era in 10 years and be like “wtf, why did we not want to see the 3 greatest players of all time as much as humanly possible?”


Look there's no other way to do this other than the cool-aid man bursting through the wall but Sampras would kill this era of tennis.


You're wrong, but that's fine :D

For starters, Pete was at his best when points ended quickly. He was the last great, true serve-and-volley player. You drop him into this era of tennis and - while I am sure he would make adjustments, as he has a great all-around game - he would be struggling big-time. Guys today, enabled by different thoughts on body type for tennis, better/different equipment, and changed surfaces, CRUSH the ball. Way, way more than what was done in Pete's era. You're not able to capitalize on serve and volley tennis in the same way Pete was able to in his era. All of the big 3 would be smoking passing shots right by him.

This is evidenced quite clearly, mind you, in Pete's record at RG. He made it to the semis a whole one time(s). While not to the same extent as clay, both hard courts and grass have both been slowed down. Serve and volley is almost useless on slow courts.

Finally, Pete beat up on the end of the previous era (Lendl, Becker, etc.), then faced a giant void until Agassi got his **** together in the late 90s - when Pete was beginning to age out. I can't even imagine how many Michael Chang's and Jim Courier's this generation could have if the big 3 didn't win everything. The big 3 had to always get through at least one of the other titans, and there still was the Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka's there to pose a challenge despite their dominance, as well.

So no, Pete would not kill this era of tennis :)
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Post#867 » by Mags FTW » Wed Sep 9, 2020 6:26 pm

So what do you guys think will be the highest paying women's sports down the line? Will it continue to be the solo sports like tennis and golf that make female athletes (and their families) rich beyond their wildest dreams? Or will we see a surge in popularity among team sports like the WNBA and Olympic soccer that will lead to athletic goddesses raking in mountains of cash?

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Post#868 » by Finn » Wed Sep 9, 2020 10:04 pm

Who are you, a Marinovich? :D
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Post#869 » by ReasonablySober » Wed Sep 9, 2020 10:22 pm

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Post#870 » by MickeyDavis » Wed Sep 9, 2020 10:38 pm

Finn wrote:Who are you, a Marinovich? :D

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Post#871 » by Mags FTW » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:08 am

Finn wrote:Who are you, a Marinovich? :D

I would never go that far.
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Post#872 » by Mags FTW » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:16 am

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Post#873 » by stellation » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:40 am

1. What's the best thing you've had to drink or eat in the past week?
2. Anything you're looking forward to drinking or eating in the next week?
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Post#874 » by Mags FTW » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:20 am

stellation wrote:1. What's the best thing you've had to drink or eat in the past week?
2. Anything you're looking forward to drinking or eating in the next week?

1) Duck Bacon Wontons
2) Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake
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Post#875 » by jute2003 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:33 pm

stellation wrote:1. What's the best thing you've had to drink or eat in the past week?
2. Anything you're looking forward to drinking or eating in the next week?
Had Ramen from a place downtown Madison called Morris Ramen. That place is always a winner. Also tried a new Mexican place in the next town over. It was pretty damn tasty.
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Post#876 » by tski1972 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:51 pm

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stellation wrote:1. What's the best thing you've had to drink or eat in the past week?
2. Anything you're looking forward to drinking or eating in the next week?

1) Duck Bacon Wontons
2) Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake


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Post#877 » by Mags FTW » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:07 pm

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stellation wrote:1. What's the best thing you've had to drink or eat in the past week?
2. Anything you're looking forward to drinking or eating in the next week?

1) Duck Bacon Wontons
2) Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake


Ice cream cake isn’t cake and I’ll fight anyone who says otherwise.

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Post#878 » by Finn » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:00 pm

stellation wrote:1. What's the best thing you've had to drink or eat in the past week?
2. Anything you're looking forward to drinking or eating in the next week?

1. General Tso's from a new to me Chinese restaurant.
2. Leftover General Tso's.
(my wife has been helping her Mom deal with colon cancer since 7/26 so my meals as of late have not been top shelf....)
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Post#879 » by ReasonablySober » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:04 am

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Post#880 » by Ill-yasova » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:34 am

stellation wrote:1. What's the best thing you've had to drink or eat in the past week?
2. Anything you're looking forward to drinking or eating in the next week?

I just had my first pellet smoker delivered today and you’ll be hearing from me soon with updates on what I’m eating. I’m pumped!

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