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  1. On appreciating Andy Roddick

    Andy Roddick is not my favorite player. Perhaps never will be. There is something about his style of play, that robotic backhand that gives him so much trouble, his natural lack of speed on court, that makes him a bit unappealing to me. Over the years he has berated Chair Umpires more than once, and has certainly abused spectators or fans on some occasions. These are attitudes that are not to be liked. But over the same few years there has been a certain quality in him, which has nothing to do with ...
  2. Strange Movie Scripts That Never Made It

    1. The Fiddler on the hot tin roof: An ex-football player not only beliefs his wife is being unfaithful to him, he suspects his rival is a Jewish Orthodox Rabbi. Damn!
    2. The Deep Blue Lagoon: Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins are left adrift in a far away island, and engage in a torrid, passionate chess match.
    3. The Queer Hunter: two friends from Pennsylvania join the Army and go to Vietnam, where they fulfill their secret fantasy of prowling transvestites.
    4. Nosfellatio: ...
  3. The athlete as a non-ethical entity

    “I wish they would leave politics out of sports”. Ana Ivanovic.

    Arthur C. Clarke once wrote that politics was the realm of the second rated mind. It was in a bit of jest, for certainly Clarke knew what De Gaulle said: “Politics is too serious a matter to leave it to politicians”. In a world every day more complex, to request that people would leave politics out of sports is unthinkable, especially since politics and sports have a long tradition of going hand in hand (or better yet, ...

    Updated 02-16-2009 at 06:42 AM by ponchi101

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