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    Re: Tennis Coaching Merry-Go-Round

    Barrazuti was Italy's #2 for many years, behind Panatta. His most famous match was pushing Connors to a fifth set at the USO in 1977, when it was played on Har Tru (green clay). Late in the fifth...
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    Re: NFL Fantasy 2019

    As the regular season came to an end, some numbers.
    Both myself and the Blizzard went out in style, beating the #2 and #3 teams. Not enough for either one of us to make the playoffs but hey, no way...
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    Re: The Road to...The Senate

    It is easier to give instructions face to face...
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    Re: The Road to...The Senate

    Call me naive and I will accept it. But, as Elizabeth Warren said: sometimes you have to do things because it is the right thing to do. Could we be witnessing such an event?
    (Sorry to make you ROFL...
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    Sticky: Re: Tennis Players Random, Random

    I thought Steffi was gorgeous. Seles too.
    This forum has said a lot about players that are/were too thin. Hantuchova, Mladenovic now. We have also spoken about looks, as in "What did Aga Radwanska...
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    Re: World News Random, Random

    It doesn't count. The Finns are basically extra-terrestrials. Together with the Norwegians, they have got to be the most out-of-this-world people I have ever seen.
    But good for them.
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    Re: The Film Thread **SPOILERS**

    I saw the trailers. If you were a fan of the CLUE (the board game) it seems like you might enjoy it. Plus, it seems that the ghost of Agatha Christie is tumbling in her grave, trying to find a lawyer...
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    Re: The Run to the WH

    He is asking for people with experience, so College grads are out.
    If you believe in Bloomberg you can give yourself 11 months of work. If you half believe, 4 months. So you are talking $24K for...
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    Re: The Run to the WH

    $6K for a job where you have to work weekends does not seem exorbitant to me. Plus it is a job with certainly not long term security.
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    Sticky: Re: Tennis Players Random, Random

    The rackets moved the return to the returners' advantage.
    Years ago, when some people were saying that the new rackets would make the serves unreturnable, Mark Phillipousis (a huge server at the...
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    Re: The NFL Thread

    On the other side, Houston beat the Pats last week. And this week, they lose to the Broncos. How did they manage?
    (Were they missing Will Fuller too much?)
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    Re: NFL Fantasy 2019

    And, as both the Blizzard and the Platypuses are about to be shown the door, my entire team goes on the injury report:
    Leveon Bell, whom I have been waiting to play his big game of the season, is...
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    Re: The Run to the WH

    Also. When did McKinsey become a criminal enterprise? When did working for a large multinational become a crime? It is not as if he worked ten years at The Cosa Nostra, or spent ten years working at...
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    Re: National, Regional and Local News

    Serious question for the Americans: How do you feel when mega-corporations get incentives to locate or start ventures somewhere? I am obviously talking about the Amazon deal, a company that in less...
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    Sticky: Re: Tennis Players Random, Random

    No, it won't. She will produce some nice wins but the FULL ATTACK style went out two decades ago, to say the least.
    But I grew up a serve and volleyer, and I truly began to admire Navs too late in...
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    Re: Other Sports Random, Random

    Also:
    How did Roger end up AHEAD of Rafa and Nole when he won 5 slams during this decade and the other two won 13 & 15 respectively? And Serena is also ahead of them and she won 12?
    Durant ahead of...
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    Re: A Chronicle of our Descent to Hades

    He is simply stupid. You don't need to have the BS PoliSci degree, you don't need three Phd's in neurology, you only have to read the greatest fable of all times "The Emperor's New Clothes".
    Okam's...
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    Sticky: Re: Tennis Players Random, Random

    If Taylor really gets into shape, watch out. The skills' set is already impressive. Getting to a few more balls and Martina Navs II?
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    Sticky: Re: Olympic Tennis Tokyo 7/23 - 8/2 2020

    Several are in wheel chair events... ;)
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    Re: Match of the Year 2019

    The Wimby site says:
    Winners: Roger 94, Nole 54
    UE: Roger 62, Nole 52
    Aces (since we never know who counts them as winners or are indeed separated): Roger: 25, Nole: 10
    Break points: Roger: 7/13...
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    Re: 2019 TAT NFL Challenge: Week 14

    Chicago (1) 1
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    Minnesota (12)
    New Orleans (2)
    NY Jets (9)
    Tampa Bay (8)
    Houston (14)
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    Re: National, Regional and Local News

    For what is worth.
    When I was in Oman, a newspaper ran a poll in Saudi Arabia about how the general population felt about the USA. 60% of all respondents stated they "HATED THE USA". I am not...
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    Re: Politics Random Random

    It is hard to read that post and keep in mind the person is talking about the 19th century.
    I mean, I hope he is talking about the 19th century.
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    Re: The NBA Thread

    About Carmelo.
    Sure, he can score 25 points a game. Taking 40 shots, of which 25 will go for defensive rebounds for the other team because he is shooting from 17 feet. And he can't shoot 3's.
    Not...
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    Re: World News Random, Random

    And I'll be the nazi here. I will remember this horrible news when somebody tries to talk to me about "India's spirituality".
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