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15_ounce
09-24-2012, 06:34 AM
I am getting sick of reading cheesy atp headlines, such as this one:

Dolgopolov, Falla, Hutchins Learn To Bake Cookies In Kuala Lumpur

Does it really deserve to make the front page of a professional sport website?

Wow, big news, tennis players learn to bake some gluten free cookies!

What next?

Isner and Olivier Rochus Learn to Tap Dance and Play Hoola Hoop ?

Sentinel
09-24-2012, 06:39 AM
I get a lot of cheesy headlines here in Indian newspapers. But the silly ones are when they say "X crashes out in semi-final/QF" etc. This goes for any loss anyone has, in tennis, badminton boxing, etc.

The telly ticker during the Olympics used to keep showing people "crashing out" as though it was car racing or as though they actually had a chance to go further.

Imagine if you saw "Donald Young crashes out to Federer in R1 of USO" on American telly. Duh !

sureshs
09-24-2012, 06:47 AM
Well, one headline is not a convincing data point. You need to come up with many to justify your anger.

hard2explain
09-24-2012, 06:49 AM
I assume this is the article you're talking about;

MALAYSIAN OPEN, KUALA LUMPUR 2012
Dolgopolov, Falla, Hutchins Learn To Bake Cookies In Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

by ATP Staff
|

24.09.2012
baking cookies© Malaysian Open Kuala Lumpur 2012Alejandro Falla, Alexandr Dolgopolov and Ross Hutchins baked cookies for charity.

Alexandr Dolgopolov, Alejandro Falla and Ross Hutchins made a special appearance in the Kuala Lumpur players’ hotel kitchen on Monday morning in order to bake cookies to help the Dignity for Children foundation, which provides better education for disadvantaged children.

Dolgopolov, who is fourth seed at the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, said, “This was good fun. I had never baked cookies before. Luckily the chef was there to help us”

Falla, who could meet Dolgopolov in the second round if he beats Rajeev Ram, admitted, “We hope that the people will like our cookies and buy plenty of them so the foundation can do even more for the children.”

Visit Dignity For Children Website

The cookies, which were labelled and signed by the players, will be on sale at the ATP World Tour 250 tournament site and the hotel.

“We love to support the Dignity for Children foundation,” admitted Hutchins. “I sometimes cook at home together with my girlfriend. I like to bake cakes and cookies for tea-time. But of course those cookies here are much better!”

Hutchins is partnering Colin Fleming in the doubles competition. They play Falla and Igor Sijsling in the first round.

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You wake up in the wrong trashcan this morning?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fuCMaIyb9Zs/Swmq1y4a7gI/AAAAAAAAAdw/EqF6crCLIGY/s400/oscar50.jpg

jamesblakefan#1
09-24-2012, 06:52 AM
Still better than the WTA website featuring a photo gallery of the Baghdatis-Sprem wedding as one of their top stories last week.

RF20Lennon
09-24-2012, 07:58 AM
LOL does this even deserve a thread??

norbac
09-24-2012, 11:43 AM
I just wish they would stop calling Dolgopolov "The Dog".

15_ounce
09-24-2012, 07:37 PM
Well, one headline is not a convincing data point. You need to come up with many to justify your anger.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:6IrnytVsHzsJ:www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/03/12/Miami-Wednesday-Seaquarium-Visit.aspx+atp+dolphin&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&client=ubuntu

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:UlCeGSoDRDgJ:www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/10/41/Shanghai-Wednesday-Nadal-Murray-Soccer-Dispute.aspx+atp+murray+playstation&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&client=ubuntu

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Media/Videos/2009/02/Dubai-2009-Nadal-Feature.aspx

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/04/15/Monte-Carlo-Saturday-Berdych-Sets-Sail.aspx

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/01/Brisbane-Roddick-Koala-Sanctuary-Visit.aspx

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/10/43/Vienna-Thursday-Kohlschreiber-Visits-Zoo.aspx

15_ounce
09-24-2012, 08:03 PM
I assume this is the article you're talking about;



You wake up in the wrong trashcan this morning?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fuCMaIyb9Zs/Swmq1y4a7gI/AAAAAAAAAdw/EqF6crCLIGY/s400/oscar50.jpg

Nope, I woke up on my own bed in a luxurious hotel in Bangkok and ready to have a hit of tennis and want to see some ATP tennis the whole week.

P.S. don't forget to wash your stinky trash can and have a wash yourself. It seems amazing that someone in this world considers trash can as a bed. You look hideous in that picture, really.

KoolTennisKid
09-24-2012, 10:04 PM
i kinda didnt like the whole "it must be love?" US open commercials

ThoughtCrime
09-24-2012, 10:44 PM
It's whatever, tennis is an individual sport so stuff like this is probably posted to keep people who follow players closely off court interested. Besides, if you don't like these articles don't bother reading/clicking.

Sabratha
09-24-2012, 10:59 PM
That is pretty cheesy.

15_ounce
09-24-2012, 11:30 PM
I get a lot of cheesy headlines here in Indian newspapers. But the silly ones are when they say "X crashes out in semi-final/QF" etc. This goes for any loss anyone has, in tennis, badminton boxing, etc.

The telly ticker during the Olympics used to keep showing people "crashing out" as though it was car racing or as though they actually had a chance to go further.

Imagine if you saw "Donald Young crashes out to Federer in R1 of USO" on American telly. Duh !

Perhaps the newspaper editor is in a tight deadline and he or she is running out of words so decided to use the word "crash out" for everything, instead of using "bundled out", "knocked out", etc. That Federer one shuld be "Federer crushed Donald to pieces to advance to the second round of USO":twisted: