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|Jan-29-18|| ||HeMateMe: <Anyway, perhaps Canada & the USA could combine their teams to combat the joint Korean 'super team'? I'm sure the Canucks and the Yanks would get along great together!>|
I don't think that would work out. the USA/Canada women's ice hockey rivalry is not a friendly one. I suspect the combo Korean team will play about as well as the Japanese women's team--I think Canada beat them 18-0 in the last Olympics.
|Mar-13-18|| ||HeMateMe: I think Serena is going to have to lose some weight, childbirth weight, to make it back to the top in tennis.|
|Apr-22-18|| ||saffuna: Rafael Nadal just won his 11th Monte Carlo Open, every match in straight sets and never giving up more than five games in a mathc.|
That's his <11th> title in this tournament.
Nadal is easily one of the five best players of all time, without question. I don't know how he would have done with a wood racket or the early metal rackets of the 70s, but he has been a monster with modern rackets (and strings).
He had a couple of bad years due to injury in maybe 2013 to 2015, but he's come back as strong as ever.
And in his fourteen-year career I can't think of a single negative incident, not a thing to reflect poorly on him.
|Jun-02-18|| ||HeMateMe: Serena doing well at Paris, in the 3rd or 4th round. I do wonder how her body will hold up, though. They showed a clip of her playing 16 years ago; she's 20 pounds heavier right now. I can't believe she'll be able to run in long rallies here. The announcers haven't said a word about her weight, I guess that's against the 'politically correct' world we live in. I think it's allowed to reference a woman's weight if you refer to her "level of fitness" [how fat is she?] but you can't actually say the word "weight" on television. Even McEnroe knows the rules on this one...|
|Jun-03-18|| ||saffuna: <I can't believe she'll be able to run in long rallies here.>|
Players slide to a stop and reverse direction in clay, making it much easier on the legs.
|Jun-03-18|| ||saffuna: Serena vs. Sharapova in the next round, two top players making comebacks.|
Another big 4th round match: Diego Schwartzman (5'7") vs. Kevin Anderson (6'8").
|Jun-04-18|| ||HeMateMe: Still, you have to run a lot. I think Williams opens herself up to foot and ankle injuries, playing 15-20 pounds overweight. She should get in the pool, lose the weight swimming at top speed for an hour a day.|
<I think Serena hated me for being the skinny kid who beat her, against all odds, at Wimbledon," she wrote in her 2017 autobiography 'Unstoppable: My Life So Far'.
"I think she hated me for seeing her at her lowest moment.
But mostly I think she hated me for hearing her cry. She's never forgiven me for it.">
from Sharapova's auto bio, she claims that Serena became a champion trying to best Sharapova. Um...I don't think Maria was all that great that Serena had to aim at her specifically.
|Jun-04-18|| ||HeMateMe: Serena withdrew from Paris today. I had a feeling...she looked like a Nike Zeppelin out there the other day, with the black spandex on. I just think she looked a step slow and didn't want to face the very best players yet. She has to lose a little more baby weight to get some speed back.|
|Jun-04-18|| ||Keyser Soze: Potro is on fire. QF against (probably) Cilic.
We shall see how Djoko is really healing ,, I expect him to beat Cecchinato and get a (huge) match up with Zverev.
|Jun-04-18|| ||Dr Winston OBoogie: <I expect him to beat Cecchinato and get a (huge)>|
^^ Don't even finish that sentence, we alllllllll know how you get down!
Mimi.. Ignore the <Brazilian go-go girl> he knows nothing about tennis.. And he knows it!!!
|Jun-04-18|| ||Keyser Soze: Bradford Police,
^^^<<<<stalker detected >>> ^^^^^^^^
|Jun-04-18|| ||HeMateMe: hi mark, nice avatar!
"Michael, I always wanted something different for you...Senator Corleone...governor Corleone...Remember, the person who comes to you with the deal is the traitor."
sure enough, it was abe Vigoda who brokered the deal and he got whacked as punishment.
Rafa could win his TWELTH French open? That's obscene!
|Jun-04-18|| ||Keyser Soze: He WILL win, imo|
|Jun-04-18|| ||Dr Winston OBoogie: <HeMateMe: hi mark, nice avatar!
"Michael, I always wanted something different for you...Senator Corleone...governor Corleone...Remember, the person who comes to you with the deal is the traitor.">|
"Your father loved Ayman Roth, your father respected Ayman Roth.. But your father never <trusted> Ayman Roth!". - Pantagnelli #GODLIKE!
Btw. I reckon Roth is the most underrated movie bad guy ever, he basically orchestrates the entire events of Godfather II.
Micheal Corleone on the difficulty of killing Roth..
"If history has taught us anything it's we can get to anyone!" That's definitely a nod towards the "mafia killing JFK" rumour.
|Jun-04-18|| ||Keyser Soze: Tomorrow Thiem- Zverev . Probably the best "nextgen" match up for the last months.
A must watch.|
|Jun-04-18|| ||HeMateMe: Hyman Roth, the Jewish gangster based on real life Myer Lansky. Very clever how he was actually the brains behind the move to kill Michael Corleone. The scenes in Cuba were a terrific twist, great screenplay in GF II.|
|Jun-06-18|| ||HeMateMe: Mugu blew out Sharapova, predictable. That God-awful screaming...I don't think Serena will come back to a major until she's lost some of that baby weight.|
|Jun-10-18|| ||HeMateMe: Rafa in the final at Roland Garros, going for no. 11! Might not be so easy though. The Thiem fellow is pretty resilient. Got some Sharapova-level grunting going on out there.|
|Jun-10-18|| ||saffuna: Nadal wears his opponents down. They can hang with him for a while, but as the match continues they just fade. Nadal is too tough. (Posted during second set.)|
|Jun-10-18|| ||HeMateMe: still, he's 32, and missing some easy shots out there. I give the younger man a puncher's chance today.|
|Jun-10-18|| ||saffuna: <still, he's 32, and missing some easy shots out there. I give the younger man a puncher's chance today.>|
I'd like to see your definition of "easy." He returns the toughest shots, and deep, not sitters.
Nadal just rolled through a field made up of the world's best players by winning 21 of 22 sets. Doesn't matter how well the opponent plays, as Thiem did today. Eventually he's going to slip a little and Nadal is going to beat him.
|Jun-10-18|| ||HeMateMe: geez, Rafa smoked him in 3. I thought sure Thiem had a chance, Rafa looked average early in he second set.|
They gave Thiem a silver plated, 6"x6" microwave safe plate, the runner up trophy. Damn, that's an ugly looking thing. It looks like a dish your dog would pee in. maybe you'd use it heat up some pizza rolls. The Roland Garros people need to look at the Wimbledon runner up plate and make an upgrade.
|Jun-14-18|| ||HeMateMe: Boom-Boom in Africa!
|Jul-12-18|| ||chancho: <Federer: You hear that, Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability. It is the sound of your defeat. Goodbye, Mr. Anderson.|
Anderson: I know you're out there Fed. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid... you're afraid. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end.
I came here to tell you how it's going to begin.>
R. Federer 6 7 5 4 11
K Anderson 2 6 7 6 13
|Jul-12-18|| ||saffuna: Anderson-Isner tomorrow.
Don't blink or the point will be over.
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