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kevinrose
10-25-2009, 08:33 AM
According to tennis.com ticker, 500 health experts sent Federer a letter asking him not to play his hometown event because its title sponsor is a tobaco company...

Your views on this? I think he should boycott the event...

Carsomyr
10-25-2009, 08:39 AM
Hasn't stopped him before.

TheMusicLover
10-25-2009, 08:44 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA... might as well also start asking for boycots for tournaments sponsored by car companies, air companies, bankrupt/corrupt banks, etc.

Oh wait. That's about ALL of them.
Glad Feds won't respond to such overzealous activists.

Bhagi Katbamna
10-25-2009, 08:55 AM
Idiot do-gooder morons. The best part of owning stocks is voting down these sort of idiotic shareholder proposals(like giving free product away or analyzing environmental impact etc..).

RCizzle65
10-25-2009, 09:39 AM
Whatever gets the tournament to run, it's a business, I doubt they care where the money comes from, without them the tournament wouldn't run.

sureshs
10-25-2009, 12:04 PM
Whatever gets the tournament to run, it's a business, I doubt they care where the money comes from, without them the tournament wouldn't run.

That is what they said about tobacco companies sponsoring sporting events - and added that "poor tobacco farmers" should not be penalized. The world has learned to survive without these "sponsorships" and "ads," including the macho Marlboro man who died of lung cancer.

stormholloway
10-25-2009, 12:18 PM
Why the hell should he boycott the event? Tobacco companies provide a service.

Chadwixx
10-25-2009, 12:27 PM
He should play the tournament and not comment on anything.

sureshs
10-25-2009, 12:29 PM
Why the hell should he boycott the event? Tobacco companies provide a service.

So do drug dealers and pimps

IvanAndreevich
10-25-2009, 12:51 PM
Uh if tobacco is legal in the country, why the hell should he not play there? Maybe those doctors should petition the government to make it illegal instead.
So do drug dealers and pimps

One is legal and one is not.

ckledzepplin
10-25-2009, 01:53 PM
i think fed would have to go considering they named the arena after him

some6uy008
10-25-2009, 01:55 PM
According to this Facebook, he's looking forward to playing in this tour

pound cat
10-25-2009, 01:57 PM
According to this Facebook, he's looking forward to playing in this tour



Maybe he smokes

sureshs
10-25-2009, 02:03 PM
Don't count on Fed or Nadal to actually take a stand on anything. That passed along with Ashe, Navratilova, BJK and others like them. Nowadays it is all about being non-commital, pleasing the sponsors, expanding their marketability, and doing the right charities to "give back" to the community.

kOaMaster
10-25-2009, 02:08 PM
O_o seriously, it's been named after davidoff for years now, why would he boycott it?

Larrysümmers
10-25-2009, 02:11 PM
well tennis mag has a sample cigar pack for like $4 and sports illistrated has $.50 off chew. So should he ask not to be in the magizines?

Blinkism
10-25-2009, 02:22 PM
Maybe he smokes

That's how he stays so thin, maybe...

Doubtful that Fed smokes, his cardio is way too good for that.

Maybe Djokovic smokes, though.. :neutral:

Chadwixx
10-25-2009, 02:33 PM
Maybe Djokovic smokes, though.. :neutral:

That or his asmtha that the atp refuses to let him take his medications for, but cortizone shots are legal.

rommil
10-26-2009, 06:27 AM
So do drug dealers and pimps

And there is not a tournament sponsored by them? Or is there? Maybe Wimbledon.

NamRanger
10-26-2009, 06:53 AM
And there is not a tournament sponsored by them? Or is there? Maybe Wimbledon.



That would explain the unequal pay for so long.

Polaris
10-26-2009, 07:20 AM
Don't count on Fed or Nadal to actually take a stand on anything. That passed along with Ashe, Navratilova, BJK and others like them. Nowadays it is all about being non-commital, pleasing the sponsors, expanding their marketability, and doing the right charities to "give back" to the community.
Agree. Sad but true. :neutral:

jazzyfunkybluesy
10-26-2009, 11:18 AM
Maybe he smokes dank and hash.

Agassifan
10-26-2009, 12:25 PM
Don't count on Fed or Nadal to actually take a stand on anything. That passed along with Ashe, Navratilova, BJK and others like them. Nowadays it is all about being non-commital, pleasing the sponsors, expanding their marketability, and doing the right charities to "give back" to the community.

wow.. never thought I'd agree on anything with you,

Bhagi Katbamna
10-26-2009, 12:40 PM
Originally Posted by sureshs
Don't count on Fed or Nadal to actually take a stand on anything. That passed along with Ashe, Navratilova, BJK and others like them. Nowadays it is all about being non-commital, pleasing the sponsors, expanding their marketability, and doing the right charities to "give back" to the community.

When Martina was playing, it was the Virginia Slims Tour(not the WTA). So she was taking the money just like the rest of them(and Federer and Nadal).

Polvorin
10-27-2009, 03:10 AM
Don't count on Fed or Nadal to actually take a stand on anything. That passed along with Ashe, Navratilova, BJK and others like them. Nowadays it is all about being non-commital, pleasing the sponsors, expanding their marketability, and doing the right charities to "give back" to the community.

I like that you put "give back" in quotes. I hate that expression with such a passion. :twisted: It's like...yeah, we robbed you all blind, now we'll throw you a bone.

PimpMyGame
10-27-2009, 03:43 AM
So do drug dealers and pimps

did errrrr somebody say pimp?

jazzyfunkybluesy
10-27-2009, 10:45 AM
No way Fed would ever ban a Swiss anything.

kOaMaster
10-28-2009, 04:28 PM
I've seen Federer at todays football game fc zürich - fc basel (2:2), he seemed pretty relaxed ;)

kOaMaster
10-30-2009, 08:32 AM
here he is - including a superb goal in the game too :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKCFPQjbN-Q