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sureshs
03-18-2012, 11:47 AM
I saw the IW women's final umpire being presented with an expensive watch.

Do umpires deserve this?

FEDERERNADAL13
03-18-2012, 11:48 AM
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pvaudio
03-18-2012, 11:48 AM
Better question: why do you possibly care?

FEDERERNADAL13
03-18-2012, 11:48 AM
Yes, they are very underpaid....

sureshs
03-18-2012, 11:51 AM
Well, economics is a matter of demand and supply.

Why not give prizes to the ball-persons and linespeople and the water guy and the security guards too?

Mainad
03-18-2012, 11:53 AM
I guess Woodrow will agree! :wink:

vive le beau jeu !
03-18-2012, 12:00 PM
if they call the nadal out for time violation and other cheating stuff, a little bonus wouldn't be unappropriate.

sureshs
03-18-2012, 12:00 PM
I guess Woodrow will agree! :wink:

Did he ever get a prize?

LameTennisPlayer
03-18-2012, 12:34 PM
Well, economics is a matter of demand and supply.

Why not give prizes to the ball-persons and linespeople and the water guy and the security guards too?

Ball kids, linespeople & security guards are a dime a dozen, not so much for umpires I imagine.

sureshs
03-18-2012, 12:35 PM
Ball kids, linespeople & security guards are a dime a dozen, not so much for umpires I imagine.

Difference is that they at least need to move

Mike Sams
03-18-2012, 12:36 PM
Yes, they are very underpaid....

The umpire in the Isner/Nalbandian match deserved half of Isner's paycheque.:)

Gorecki
03-18-2012, 12:37 PM
I saw the IW women's final umpire being presented with an expensive watch.

Do umpires deserve this?

NO. you deserve more...

El Diablo
03-18-2012, 01:10 PM
well said sureshs -- people who have to move a great deal should be compensated handsomely. By this analysis, you and your colleagues in science, sitting at a laptop and barely moving, do not warrant compensation? Dopey thread; it's not an appealing trait that you moan when someone else receives a gift. It really shouldn't bother you so much. At what age were you weaned?

decades
03-18-2012, 01:44 PM
only after getting through a match that Andy Roddick Loses.

OddJack
03-18-2012, 02:14 PM
The prize, a Bulova watch, is that what we are talking about?

sureshs
03-18-2012, 04:25 PM
Those watches are expensive

LameTennisPlayer
03-18-2012, 05:32 PM
Difference is that they at least need to move

i've never seen a security guard move anything more than their lips at lunchtime and i work in the industry

jaggy
03-18-2012, 05:41 PM
A good pair of glasses or maybe binoculars would be appropriate

spiderman123
03-18-2012, 07:48 PM
I saw the IW women's final umpire being presented with an expensive watch.

Do umpires deserve this?

That was a hint/permission to start calling top players for time violations.

sureshs
03-19-2012, 05:20 AM
These days umpires are also getting Maui Jim sunglasses for free as part of the promotion.

sdont
03-19-2012, 06:08 AM
Maybe you should apply for the job if you're jealous of this.

woodrow1029
03-19-2012, 07:26 AM
Did he ever get a prize?

I've gotten three nice Tiffany bowls for chairing three finals at the U.S. Open. And I deserved every one of them. :-)

lbjames23
03-19-2012, 07:58 AM
I saw the IW women's final umpire being presented with an expensive watch.

Do umpires deserve this?

I donno about others but the umpire who did the fed isner final, is the nicest guy. so He Deserves a Nice Watch !

sureshs
03-19-2012, 08:17 AM
I donno about others but the umpire who did the fed isner final, is the nicest guy. so He Deserves a Nice Watch !

Wasn't it Mohammed?

joeri888
03-19-2012, 08:21 AM
Wasn't it Mohammed?

It was.

10niceguys

sureshs
03-19-2012, 08:22 AM
I like it that he is cheerful all the time. Must be the money.

jackson vile
03-19-2012, 08:29 AM
I saw the IW women's final umpire being presented with an expensive watch.

Do umpires deserve this?

They should receive bonuses for accuracy of calls and for handling things properly.

Andres
03-19-2012, 08:37 AM
After al the verbal abuse they usually have to endure, umpires deserve that and more.

Sentinel
03-19-2012, 09:21 AM
well said sureshs -- people who have to move a great deal should be compensated handsomely. By this analysis, you and your colleagues in science, sitting at a laptop and barely moving, do not warrant compensation? Dopey thread; it's not an appealing trait that you moan when someone else receives a gift. It really shouldn't bother you so much. At what age were you weaned?
Suresh is in science ?

Oh dear !

BeHappy
03-19-2012, 09:23 AM
It's just a watch, it's not like he got a bigger trophy than Federer.

pvaudio
03-19-2012, 09:37 AM
Maybe you should apply for the job if you're jealous of this.I mean, of all of the people to be jealous of, he picks those who are already underpaid.

sureshs
03-19-2012, 09:41 AM
Suresh is in science ?

Oh dear !

I am not........

jokinla
03-19-2012, 12:36 PM
The ones who suffer through a Roddick match do, but that's usually just a first round, so sadly they don't get one.

li0scc0
03-19-2012, 05:52 PM
These days umpires are also getting Maui Jim sunglasses for free as part of the promotion.

Wow! No way? Who needs the $1 million prize, I'm telling my kids to stop with the tennis lessons and take up umpiring.