Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by iksmols, Jun 24, 2009.
I'm not sure what I thought of that. I kind of agree with that it's quite ugly, but on the other hand I don't think it's something impossible to like, or that Federer is obviously being used. I also believe that it is not worth writing such a long piece about and I'd rather see him write something about all the tennis happening, or even the name of Federer's baby, lol. I find very little things so unimportant as the way tennisplayers who I don't even know personally, dress up.
it's funny how he goes through all of those paragraphs about his image, but not once mentions his tennis. WHO SHOULD CARE ABOUT WHAT HE WEARS? it just doesnt freakin matter...
If it did not matter why would Nike go that far? It does matter! Don`t kid yourself .
It's a few days into Wimbledon and people are still talking about Roger's getup?
That means that it's done its job. Federer is doing what many other players have done, and nearly always has the tennis to back it up.
Fashion designers are, how do you say, a bit feminine, hence it reflects on his Wimbledon outfits. It's time he drops the yearly Wimbledon attire to the chagrin of the Nike "designers"
NO. It does NOT matter. It does not having anything to do with tennis. when i go to tennis.com i dont want to read about fashion, i want to read about tennis. I don't care if he comes out wearing a clown outfit. Nike is trying to make a name for themselves (rather, continue that name)...and it has nothing to do with tennis.
Commercially of course it matters! It does not matter to tennisfans though!! It shouldn't. If I want to read an article like this I will go to celebbadfashionstatements.com or something, not to tennis.com
this whole thing gets funny when we finish reading your post and start reading your signature...
and the problem is? does my signature say music and life are all about fashion? does it even mention tennis or sports?
how about a comprehension check?
1. We're still talking about Roger's outfit - check
2. Roger is still kicking ass on the court - check
let me introduce you to the wonderfull world of Merriam Webster:
Main Entry: 1style
Etymology: Middle English stile, style, from Latin stilus spike, stem, stylus, style of writing; perhaps akin to Latin instigare to goad — more at stick
Date: 14th century
1: designation, title
2 a: a distinctive manner of expression (as in writing or speech) <writes with more attention to style than to content> <the flowery style of 18th century prose> b: a distinctive manner or custom of behaving or conducting oneself <the formal style of the court> <his style is abrasive> ; also : a particular mode of living <in high style> c: a particular manner or technique by which something is done, created, or performed <a unique style of horseback riding> <the classical style of dance>
3 a: stylus b: gnomon 1b c: the filiform usually elongated part of the pistil bearing a stigma at its apex — see flower illustration d: a slender elongated process (as a bristle) on an animal
4: a distinctive quality, form, or type of something <a new dress style> <the Greek style of architecture>
5 a: the state of being popular : fashion <clothes that are always in style> b: fashionable elegance c: beauty, grace, or ease of manner or technique <an awkward moment she handled with style>
6: a convention with respect to spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and typographic arrangement and display followed in writing or printing
synonyms see fashion
— style·less \ˈstī(-ə)l-ləs\ adjective
— style·less·ness noun
so... who needs a comprehension check?
Peter bodo is a such a closeted *******. He's gotta stop the cycle of self loathing and just admit it.
he's going to wear a bowtie next year.
Bodo is desperate that he had to eat his words of Federer being done,so he costantly has to find new ways to burry him.Kinda like veroniquem.
It's quite funny actually.
Peter Bozo needs to stop drinking,
Yea agree ... couldn't believe someone could be so mad over what someone was wearing. Got to love sports-writers.
and Peter Bozo needs to go back to his cave because he is a troll! Can you believe this guy trolls for a living? :shock:
some ppl are just lucky!!!:-?
Bodo needs to play some semi-competitive tennis, no matter what level he is at, and he'll stop writing like this. I know Tignor plays, and is therefore so much better in this regard. Don't always agree with Tignor but he does have some good insights about intricacies of the game.
ohhh trust me...it's still you, moron. show me in the bolded area anything about fashion or anything else that has anything to do with what the article was about.
why do i even bother with these people?
All this rubbish about how he dresses just works to devalue the game. it doesnt do a good job of it, but it's certainly not helping. just imagine tennis players in people magazine under the best and worst dressed list or whatever...we dont need that
I agree that Bodo is anti-Fed so most of his comments on Fed are biased but unfortunately he's right on this one. Look how classy Nike makes Tiger look. Why haven't they done the same for Fed? The the campy tv parody of a cruise ship host line was spot on. Eitherway don't care so much about what he's wearing as long as Fed wins.
Bodo looks like a pig, who the hell is he to criticize Roger's clothes? Roger has the body of a model - he can wear anything.
IMO, Roger's "dressing up" this year has been excessive and ill-considered. He and his team ought to understand that this is too much. At the same time, the fact that Bodo has spent so many paragraphs dissing on someone's clothes says more about Bodo that it does about Roger.
It confirms yet again what I have always felt about Bodo. He cares more about the personalities, the sensationalism, the "back story", the interviews, than about the game itself.
eh, I wouldn't say that.
That's why at MTF we call him "Bozo".
speaking of mtf, why in the world were you banned?
An ill-considered joke, I'm unbanned by next wednesday.
aww, okay. We miss you at the castle. I was just confused because I didn't see any posts of yours that would be considered trolling or anything like that. That's good.
ah!So you are THAT fedfan!!
i've never liked Bodo, especially when he got a portion of Pete's own biography WRONG! I don't understand how he can complain about how Nike is creating an image of a "tradiationalist" in Roger Federer as a bad thing.
However...Nike did push Andre into a lot of bad decisions with his image early on before they got some pushback in 1995 from AA. And let's face it, the white leather and gold leaf tennis bag is fit for Sharapova, not Fed. The jacket, is different and modern, but the addition of the banker's vest? It's too much, and I think Fed realized this after the first match. That's why it was toned down yesterday.
It was hot on Wednesday which is why Fed wasn't in that outfit. If it's cooler on Saturday you'll see it again.
A person can't like both?
Ah yes, I WILL be back. :shock:
Didn't realize that.
now now..you can't threaten us like that!!!
the funniest thing about this thread is the title. might be the first time anyone's used the words "great" and "peter bodo" in the same sentence.
We all know that Roger likes designer clothing, nothing wrong with that.
Women have brought more fashion on to the tennis courts for quite some time, why shouldn't men be allowed to?
But here is what I don't get:
I you are Roger with all sorts of connections in the fashion world:
Why let Nike do the fashion designing instead of a real designer?
This year they made a real mess of it.
Yeah next time let Anna Wintour design his costume for US Open.
It's true, Roger looked like a weenie.
I don't recall if Bodo commented on it in its various incarnations but I wonder if he offered such opinions on Agassi's choice of attire through his career.
Agassi went through more "looks" than Madonna did. It was hard not to notice but did it matter then? Does it matter now?
Bottom line-Who cares? Well, there's Bodo....but who else?
That's 14-time slam winning weenie to you!
Bodo does actually talk about how silly Agassi looked at points, but as you suggest it really isn't a bid deal.
You mean, like both Roger and Bodo? Or like both the game and the personalities? In either case, the answer is yes. Certainly, especially in the second case.
It is just that I find it hard to like Bodo. He is good writer, but the material he chooses is not the best IMO.
I meant game and personalities.
Oh well, I agree then. Personally, I think that is a problem with blogs (and podcasts, etc.) in general. Even the best writers often need an editor, and blogs have a habit of turning into streams of consciousness, meaning there's a lot of bunk mixed in.
I agree with Bodo, Fed's outfit is complete crap. It will probably be even worse next year.
I wish I could earn my money with writing crapshit like that.
Nice article thanks.
I particularly like the part where he says...
"What next, lipstick and mom's pumps?"
Quite a statement Nike and Roger have made this Wimbledon.
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