Wimbledon: The tennis match that won't end is suspended . . . again

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The longest match in tennis history has been suspended for darkness at 59-59 in the fifth set at Wimbledon.
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Bill

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Jun 23, 2010
 

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Stan McChrystal says wrote:
It's like Afghanistan: The Tennis Match
...except that people are dying, and the sides aren't evenly matched... oh, and it's not a game, and our nation violated international law (we "broke the rules") when it launched the unprovoked invasion.

I say "unprovoked" because the stated reason for launching this war of aggression (the highest war crime, according to the Nuremberg justices) is a complete fabrication.
sorb

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#22
Jun 23, 2010
 
question wrote:
Why do people play tennis?
Because the Wimbledon prize purse is over 12550000
BETOOL

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#23
Jun 23, 2010
 
SOBIE IS KIDUVE WEIRD YA THE FISH THING
Texarkana Rules

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Jun 23, 2010
 
HuhHuh wrote:
Soccer is a team game. Basketball and football (more American games) gear more to individual flair and celebrity sports status, like Larry Bird and Michael Jordan -- which is more the "American Way". I think there is something way deeper here, in the society, or the culture, why the particular sports are or are not popular.
Because there are no Individual stars in soccer are there? Oh wait, David Beckam.
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Jun 23, 2010
 

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Stan McChrystal says wrote:
It's like Afghanistan: The Tennis Match
What do you mean?Do you mean both players made a deal never to finish the match,so they can do drug trafficking?

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#26
Jun 23, 2010
 
Hat's off to their physical trainers for keeping these guys in such a great shape. Isner though looked fatigued, he could still play great shots and serve huge!

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Jun 23, 2010
 
Laughing wrote:
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Ha ha. You nailed it. Soccer is the ultimate in boring nothingness.
I would rather watch flies fornicate than to watch soccer.

A boring game, for boring people.
A Nail Biter

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#28
Jun 24, 2010
 
Soccer? Or curling?

Soccer? Or curling?

So many choices. So little time.
Laughing

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Jun 24, 2010
 
Jimmy Rants wrote:
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I would rather watch flies fornicate than to watch soccer.
A boring game, for boring people.
'Zackly.
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Jun 24, 2010
 
Hal wrote:
The history on that court today will last longer than any of Federer's records. Ten hours on court, and it's still undecided. Nobody has ever gone there before.
You know a sport sucks when the most people can say about it is how long and boring it can get.

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Jun 24, 2010
 
incredible...
Paul

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#32
Jun 24, 2010
 
59-59 in the fifth and counting: absolutely ridiculous. Time Wimbledon introduced the fifth set tie-break like the other slams
question

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#33
Jun 24, 2010
 
who played the terminator in the Jimmy Connors Chronicles?

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#34
Jun 24, 2010
 
Soccer: A game popular throughout the world.
Baseball/American throw and charge: Popular in 1, 2 countries?

I love it when you guys go on about who ever wins the super bowl becoming 'world champions'. Like the rest of the world gives a damn..

You guys are too funny...

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#35
Jun 24, 2010
 
Hopefully Mahut wins, Isner is the most one dimensional player in the worlds top 50.
Lux et Veritas

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#37
Jun 24, 2010
 
Isner wins 70-68 in the 5th. Only 20 games played today; a walk in the park.

“guess who Lois?”

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Jun 24, 2010
 
Patriot wrote:
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See my comments posted above. As for the scoring attempts you speak of, they actually keep the ball in bounds?
The ball is "out of bounds" a total of 5 minutes in a 90 minute game .. what about the other 85 minutes?? Also, the throw in is a play in itself, just like in Basketball and Rugby ... where the ball ALSO goes out of bounds on a regualr basis..... you are missing something ...

Did you ever notice that in BAskletball the last 60 seconds of play can take nearly 10 minutes to complete because of all the time-outs????

Hmm ... isn't a foul ball also "out of bounds??? That happens a LOT in a given baseball game ...

Hmm .. the puck goes out of bounds in Hockey. Players go "out of bounds" in football all the itme. In football, whehter hte ball went out of bounds or not, the play is called dead after every play, the players all "huddle (and patt each other's butts) then the play starts again ... in a two hour game the actual amount of "playing time" is less than 20 minutes of real action ... the action in SOccer is almsot continuous ...

In terms of fitness/endurance, Soccer players run the equivalent of 1/3 of a marthon each game ... and they have to sprint at top speed while dead tired towards the end of the game ... only hockey players match them in terms of overall fitness ...

I am not saying that you have to learn to like soccer... but at least try to respect what others love about it.

Americans are so arrogant .. they think the world revolves around them .... remembr you are only 300 million people out of 7 billion .. there is a LOT going on in the world that does not depend in the least on what happens in the USA ...

“guess who Lois?”

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Jun 24, 2010
 
sorb wrote:
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If they played with wood racquets like Borg and McEnroe, it would probably be over within 3-5 games. What do you think? Over 190 aces between the two of them...not so fun to watch, even though I couldn't turn it off.
I predicted, when they went to the new raquets, that the games would go much FASTER because the harder hit balls would result in fewer long rallies.

WHat I did not think about was the idea that the faster serves would result in fewer service breaks .... which means more 6-4 and 7-5 sets ....

“guess who Lois?”

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Jun 24, 2010
 
Ol Rock n Roller wrote:
If you want intricacies..........
watch a chess game!
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you can't compare the two ...

Actually, every sport has an element of "chess" to it ... think about the adjustments coaches make to try to gain some advantage.

I watch msot sports, and enjoy most of them. Each has it;s goodf points and bad points.

HOwever, even if you dont eprnslly like a certain sport, how about erespecting thata tothes see in it???

I ahd a European frined who expaliemd how excitring basevball was ... btu he had only ever seen "highlight reals" ... when I had him watch an entire game he said "this is incredibly boring, 7 men stnaing aorund 95% of the itme while two men thorn the ball back and forth. The other team sits ont he nench waiting 30 minutesa at a time fo rtheir trun to spend 3 ro 4 minutes in the batter;s box ... the "highlights" amount to maybe 5 minutes of real acoitn in a game that lasts nearly 3 hours ...

YAWn!!!!

yet, in the USA, more people go to watch baseball games than basketball, football, and hockey combined ...

“guess who Lois?”

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Jun 24, 2010
 
excuse my typoes ... forgot to edit before I hit "post comment" .. her eis the edited version ...

HOwever, even if you don't personally like a certain sport, how about respecting what others see in it???

I had a European friend who exclaimed how exciting baseball was ... but he had only ever seen "highlight reals" ... I told him that those "highlights" are drawn from the best plays from a dozen games per day ..

When I had him watch an entire game he said "this is incredibly boring, 7 men standing around 95% of the time while two men throw the ball back and forth. The other team sits on the bench waiting 30 minutes at a time for their turn to spend 3 or 4 minutes in the batter's box ... the "highlights" amount to maybe 5 minutes of real action in a game that lasts nearly 3 hours ...

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