Tennis Players. Greedy AND soft. Just ask Andy.

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Post by horace on Wed 31 May 2017, 10:34

it would be intolerant for gays to demand straight folks have less rights because of their sexuality
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Post by Fred Nerk on Wed 31 May 2017, 11:19

Shame neither Casey Dellaqua nor Sam Stosur are half the tennis player Margaret Court was (or maybe is?), and so will never get a tennis court named after them....we'd see what kind of belly-aching we get from the Leviticus mob then.

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Post by horace on Wed 31 May 2017, 11:23

Karrie Webb should have trophies named after her when she retires. That will be a test. She is by far our most successful golfer.
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Post by JGK on Wed 31 May 2017, 11:39

Fred Nerk wrote:Shame neither Casey Dellaqua nor Sam Stosur are half the tennis player Margaret Court was (or maybe is?), and so will never get a tennis court named after them....we'd see what kind of belly-aching we get from the Leviticus mob then.


The great irony is that is was Billy Jean King who lead the charge for the MCA to be named as she thought it would only be fair for Australia's greatest female to get one along side Rod Laver Arena.


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Post by embee on Wed 31 May 2017, 11:48

With all the shit named after Bradman we think of a batsman who averaged a tick under 100

We dont think of the administrator who's meanness caused the WSC split or any of the other negative shit he did

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Post by taipan on Wed 31 May 2017, 11:51

Aye, an other religious nutter.
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Post by lardbucket on Wed 31 May 2017, 12:45

JGK wrote:
Big Dog wrote:
horace wrote:
Big Dog wrote:We all know she is a known God botherer. Doesnt mean she should be persecuted for expressing her views, no matter how much it upsets the Latte set.

How is she being persecuted?

Threatening to rename Margaret Court Arena for a start.


Stalingrad got renamed.

at least twice, because it was something else before it was Stalingrad

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Post by Henry on Wed 31 May 2017, 12:53

I believe the national cricket stadium in Lahore is still named the Gaddafi Stadium.
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Post by JGK on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 03:56

Martina unleashes...

An open letter from Martina Navratilova to Margaret Court Arena


Dear Margaret Court Arena,

Sporting venues named for athletes, or any place, really, named for whoever, are so named for one reason. That reason is their whole body of work. In other words, it is not just for what this person did on the field, on the court, in politics, arts or science, for instance, but also for who they are as human beings.

Aussie tennis legend Margaret Court's stance against marriage equality hasn't gone down well with the new generation of talent.
When you were named after Margaret Court, it seemed like the right thing to do. After all, Rod Laver already had the big stadium and Court is one of the all-time greats. I had long ago forgiven Court for her headline-grabbing comments in 1990 when she said I was a bad role model because I was a lesbian.

What I did not know about until now were the unabashed racist statements she made in the '70s about apartheid in South Africa. Saying that South Africa dealt with the "situation" (meaning people of colour) much better than anywhere else in the world, particularly the US: what exactly did she mean by that?

Fast forward to today and Court's announcement of her boycott of Qantas because of its chief executive's support of same-sex marriage, which basically means support for the LGBT community in general. That was bad enough. Now she is doubling down with her ridiculous comments about older women luring young girls on the tour to parties to turn them into lesbians. It's a good thing she didn't name anyone as I am pretty sure she would be sued for defamation.

It is now clear exactly who Court is: an amazing tennis player, and a racist and a homophobe. Her vitriol is not just an opinion. She is actively trying to keep LGBT people from getting equal rights (note to Court: we are human beings, too). She is demonising trans kids and trans adults everywhere.

And now, linking LGBT to Nazis, communists, the devil? This is not OK. This is in fact sick and it is dangerous. Kids will suffer more because of this continuous bashing and stigmatising of our LGBT community.

How much blood will be on Margaret's hands because kids will continue to get beaten for being different? This is not OK. Too many will die by suicide because of this kind of intolerance, this kind of bashing and yes, this kind of bullying. This is not OK.

We celebrate free speech, but that doesn't mean it is free of consequences - not punishment, but consequences.

We should not be celebrating this kind of behaviour, this kind of philosophy. The platform people like Margaret Court use needs to be made smaller, not bigger.

Which is why I think it's time to change your name. And I think the Evonne Goolagong Arena has a great ring to it. Now there is a person we can all celebrate. On every level.

Yours,

Martina Navratilova

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Post by horace on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 04:07

Sensational comment from Martina. Word.

Yvonne is universally loved, but suspect she'd knock back the accolade. That is her way.
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Post by horace on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 04:07

Thanks Mr K for finding that.
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Post by skully on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 05:30

Aye, well said by Martina.
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Post by lardbucket on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 06:08

It's of note I think that it's people from the 70s, some 40-50 years ago, who seem to be most relevant to and involved in this argument, an argument which probably belongs back there. Apart from Margaret Court, Martina, and Evonne; some individuals relevant to a wider discussion of tolerance and more importantly LGBetc acceptance would be Rene Richards (some may remember how suspiciously she was received by quite a number of her fellow competitors after her gender reassignment surgery) and Billy Jean King. All so long ago; but we've moved slowly, and some haven't moved at all.

Margaret is very intolerant, but she's got every right to display this as widely as she likes, in particular to all of those who did not realise it previously.

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Post by horace on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 12:54

sure...and make a quid out of it in her hunker down down and testify tin shed
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Post by Big Dog on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 22:54

Meanwhile Kyrgios suffered another meltdown, asking for a beer mid-match and obliterating racquets, before plummeting to second-round defeat.
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Post by skully on Fri 02 Jun 2017, 00:23

A cat never changes its softness.
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Post by horace on Fri 02 Jun 2017, 01:47

skully wrote:A cat never changes its softness.

The cat I am minding objects to that. Madam Lash is honing her already sharp claws and fangs. 

Skully - you are a marked man for some nasty slashed, chewed and shredded marks.
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Post by skully on Fri 02 Jun 2017, 01:53

Hehehe. In the Mad Greek's defence I see his grandfather died prior to the game. Apparently* he was close to his Gpa.

The 1-6, 2-6 efforts in sets 3 and 4 have "fark this" written all over them.
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Post by JGK on Fri 02 Jun 2017, 09:39

From Charlie Pickering this week:

The irony is, if SSM were allowed, Margaret Court could marry Tina Arena and then she really would be Margaret Court Arena.

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Post by horace on Fri 02 Jun 2017, 09:42

good work from Pickering's 'linesman'
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Post by JGK on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 04:47

Tomic confirms what everyone else has seen for years:

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/tennis/im-trapped-bernard-tomic-says-hes-only-playing-tennis-for-the-money-20170723-gxh3wa.html


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Post by skully on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 05:42

Such sooky behaviour will hardly endear him to sponsors.
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Post by JGK on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 06:38

skully wrote:Such sooky behaviour will hardly endear him to sponsors.


Can't see him ever getting a wildcard again either.

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Post by taipan on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 07:02

It's like going to a rock concert and only getting two numbers because the drummer is not in the mood.
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Post by JGK on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 09:10

Nice touch from Boom Boom re Peter Doohan's passing:

https://twitter.com/TheBorisBecker/status/888678186271289344


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