Scantily Clad Ball Boys/Ball Girls in Madrid?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Love Game, May 11, 2009.

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Should they have both ball bimbos and himbos?

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  1. Yes, both should be scantily clad = eye candy for all.

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  2. Neither s/b scantily clad = use regular neighborhood kids.

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  3. No, only the ballgirls should be dressed as bimbos.

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  4. No, only the ballboys should be dressed as himbos.

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  5. Ball boys and girls s/b kids only, no scantily clad adults.

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  1. Love Game

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    http://www.madrid-open.com/site/photo_gallery/8/9
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    NOT. As you can see from the above sample, only the female "ball kids" are scantily clad.

    Now that Madrid is a Joint tournament with both men's AND women's matches, shouldn't they alter their policy of ball bims? iow scantily clad ball girls showing cleavage and their underwear?

    Whatever happened to ball kids from the local neighborhoods? Or at least they could have ball boys wearing tank tops, couldnt they?

    shouldnt there be equal bimbosity?
    himbos as well as bimbos?
     
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    CORRECTION:

    i mistakenly included two options for my choice, namely, let them be ball kids from the tennis center or local neighborhood, as is more traditional.

    but it wont really matter since voters can only choose one option ... sorry about that ... my bias is showing :twisted:
     
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    This thread is worthless without at least ten more pictures :) (female bimbos ftw)
     
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    It seems mostly males voted so far :lol:
     
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    you may have to use your imagination :D
    either that or watch some of the matches.

    i saw a couple women's matches today, and since it was ?cold? all the ball-people were wearing jackets, so i was unable to make a first-hand decision aside from what they're showing on the official website ....... btw i dont get that official website at all. it scrolls out to the right and cant make up it's mind whether to show english or spanish.
     
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    i guess i wouldnt mind seeing ball boys in tank tops, but not the kids, just the adults.

    i certainly hope they won't have young girls dressed as ball bims! :shock: (can you say "pedophilia"?)

    do they even have adult ball "kids" in other tournaments? :confused:
     
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    It's a silly idea. Kids are much faster than models!
     
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    Nice to see. They need more of this.
     
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    Models are very athletic and are used to being on their knees for extended periods of time.
    They're the perfect choice for ball girls.
     
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    As a heterosexual male, I don't care how the men look.
     
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    It's become one of the distinguishing features of the Madrid tourney. (Where have you been?)

    You don't have the option, "Let the sponsors do what they want since they are fronting so much money." That's my vote.

    (You don't have to watch the tournament....)

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    Yesterday I saw a couple of flat chested ballgirls on the main court, Tiriac should step up and be more selective, the minimum standard should be 34D.
     
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    ^ How utterly 'Christian' of you to place certain physical attributes, money, and financial profit ahead of the dreams of neighbourhood children...
     
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    Watching the random models prance around the court is slightly annoying, since they're REALLY slow and seem to have no idea what they're doing. Plus the feed from Madrid is of such poor quality they really just look like teenagers in tank tops, nothing really awe inspiring.
     
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    so maybe they should measure the women's chests and the men's biceps ... what should the minimum biceps size be?
     
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  16. Cesc Fabregas

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    Agreed:).

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    hasn't it always been a tennis tradition to use children from the local tennis community? children under, say, 18 years old? as a method of involving them in the tournament?

    otoh, does tiriac himself even live in madrid? having ball bims as tiriac's legacy doesn't seem to be a plus for the tennis tradition imo. it was one thing when it was just a men's tournament, but do the female athletes really appreciate the ball bims cleavage the same way the male players do? i wouldnt think so. they might appreciate ball himbos with tight pants, tho. don't they deserve the same kind of "service"? :D
     
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    i was thinking of it more from the point of view of the players. i remember some of the male players saying that the ball bims when madrid was hard court in 2008 were distracting.

    now, since the body fat of female athletes is less than "regular" females, i would assume the female players wouldnt appreciate the ball bims' cleavage. otoh, they might appreciate ball boys with biceps of a certain size plus spandex bike pants ..... as a comparable enticement.

    hot sauce for goose = hot sauce for gander :D
     
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    it's not like the kids get left out, we just get some extra eye candy
     
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    :rimshot: :lol:

    Now seriously, pretty as they might be, the models are slow and clumsy as cows when you see them side to side with your usual ballkid, more so when there are elite athletes performing in the house. That enhances the perception of models as useless flowerpots and tarnishes their beauty, which is better served when visual appearance is the main focus. I don't think it becomes neither the event, nor the models.
     
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    thx for the article. i assume it's from the official website? :)

    just to clarify: who's the "we" who's getting the "eye candy"???

    my point is that if theyre gonna go to the extent of hiring models as eye candy for the guys, then then need to hire eye candy for the girls ... they say they hired 30 each of male and female adults, but as i posted those pictures, it's not so much their hair (l'oreal is a hair product company) that's the attraction. iow, the female loreal models are wearing as in the OP, BUT the male loreal models are wearing as in the OP too, IOW, the male models should also be scantily clad in order to qualify as "eye candy" :lol:
     
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    30 male and 30 female adult models.

    Correct my math if it's wrong, but that means 60 fewer spots as ball boys/girls for local kids. I believe that's significant.

    To put the focus on appearance and the superficial at the expense of children is wrong in every way imaginable.
     
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    I like seeing girls in short skirts, but watching the models pick up balls is kind of annoying after a while. I see now that having ball kids is cool not simply cuz a kid will appreciate the experience of working in the heat for no pay more than an adult, but since they're shorter, they pick up balls quicker and way easier.
     
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    haha, well, the we is the viewership in general. I wouldn't say being scantily clad is a necessity for being classified as eye candy, it's not like you need to see someone in a state of undress to appreciate them physically. ^^

    I see your point (although I don't really think the models are that scantily clad), maybe the guys will wear short shorts for you =p

    I'm not saying that there aren't less spots for the kids, I'm just pointing out that there are still kids involved to those who appeared to be of the belief that they were excluded entirely as a result of this.

    It's nice to "think of the children" but the tournament needs to make money too, particularly when they are aiming to develop themselves as a bigger event in the calendar. A focus on appearance for marketing anything is a sound strategy; sex sells, and the more exposure an event gets the better it's going to do.
     
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    does anybody have anymore pictures of the ballmen?

    this is disapointing and sexist:mad: the men spectators get T &A (titties and ass) but the women get nothing.:mad: At least make sure the men are toned,and wear tank tops:mad:

    I haven't read everything regarding this, but I think it would be a good idea to maybe just use models for one or two days tp keep their tradition and then get down to using ball kids for the rest of the week when competition gets tougher.
     
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    lmao.You mean Pamela Anderson-like chicks? :)
     
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    Exactly. When you see one of the girls in action you don't think "wow, what a glorious specimen of the female gender, shall I compare thee to a Summer's day?", you think "arrgh, for Rafa's sake, pick up the darn ball already and gerroff the court, you sorry cow".
     
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    What's wrong with this? I would get rid of the ballboys though...Can you imagine ballboys spoiling the image below...

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    Murray seems to like it too,

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    You don't? Then why the tight tanktops for the girls? Not to emphasize their breasts?

    It's fine if people enjoy it, but call it what it is. I voted against it mainly because I find the tennis entertaining enough that don't need all the other distractions. But the ball models don't even register with me until they mess up, so I can live with it just fine. I understand the business aspect and wanting to make your tournament unique. Whatever. Don't care much if there are guys in speedos and girls in thongs giving out balls, I would rather watch the players.

    Poll results do tell a lot about this forum. Disappointing.
     
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    by looks of the votes it appears the general public has spoken on this issue. and since the millions come from the sponsor in this worldwide reccession, i say let them be naked!!!!!!
     
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    It elicited protests the first year. Now it seems to have been accepted. It was uncomfortable watching a Marid match on TTC the other day with my son beside me. He thinks tennis is boring so it doesn't happen often. But it does make for awkward moments.

    I am more concerned with the ED ads on TV. They are showing up everywhere and at all times and I always wondered if I was the only one feeling embarrassed watching them around children. Finally, a few days ago a Democratic senator expressed a desire to ban these ads. I fully support it.
     
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    What if the models resulted in bringing more money which was then used to promote tennis to neighborhood kids?
     
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    Murray to ballgirl: "It's small but playful"
     
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    These ballgirls should be the ballgirls in every ATP event.
     
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    :roll: When Will You Guys GROW UP:rolleyes:.. An stop acting Like Lill Boys That Never Seen Girls before!!!:confused:
     
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    It's okay, Frodo, we get enough eye candy with the tennis players themselves. (Not saying it's my primary or secondary or even tertiary reason for watching, but if the heterosexual females or homosexual males were so inclined, there are a good number of attractive male tennis players. Quite a bit more attractive than a few of those models.) :)
     
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    a) You misrepresent my POV. (Typically.)

    b) You can host your own tournament and run it how you see fit. I'm sure someone with your vast expertise will run a flawless tourney.




    No. Not always.

    Can you really be this obtuse -- or are you just stirring the pot? The models are not " for the players." They give the tourney a distinction which generates Press for the sponsors. (C'mon!)




    Some would still find something wrong with that. (Stop trying to be sensible. This is TT!!!)

    - KK
     
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    :lol:

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    Steffena I'll say.. Yess Male Tennis players Are Wayy More exciting An Better looking!!! Like Tommy :D ;)
     
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    Personally, I would go with Radek Stepanek, but that is just me.
     
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    You Would go With BARNEY:shock: Sweet Yess Barney The Man.. But Tommys The REAL Man!!! ;) Anyways Barney Would'nt Choose me!! I'm not His Type.. But I'm Tommys Type!!! ;)
     
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    Plus, their knees and legs are so skinny I'm afraid they're going to get hurt every time they bend down.

    There's a tournament in South America, a smaller clay court event, it might have "Marina" in the name, they also use hot girls but their ball girls are much hotter. Fashion models are often stunning in person, but give me a 5'4" bikini model over a 6 foot tall runway girl any day. Actually, the South American tournament, their girls are way more titillating and distracting. All cute, tanned, and glistening with sweat. Something very sterile, almost counter sexual about the girls in Madrid.
     
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    ^ As at least one other poster has mentioned, tennis should sell tennis, not sex.

    The further we, as a civilization, enter the realm of accepting sex selling things that are completely unrelated to sexuality, and thus justifying this practice, the more unhealthy we become as a civilization.
    It's a very slippery slope - and not one I wish to pass on to the next generation.

    ^ This would be a bassackwards way of doing it.
    If the money made from sales of cocaine were put toward anti-drug education at a youth centre, would it justify selling cocaine?
    An extreme analogy, perhaps, but the idea is the same.

    The ends justifying the means is a very dangerous way to live.

    ^ The only thing 'typical' here is the evasiveness and arrogance of your response.

    It is not I who is misrepresenting your response... it is you who misrepresents your so called 'Christian values'.
    Your response that having the models there is good because it brings in money, and so is justifiable - combined with your disregard for the local kids in this matter - seems to be inconsistent with at least a couple of Christian values.
    But then, it's not exactly news when the behaviour of a person claiming to belong to a religious order is inconsistent with the values of that religion...
     
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  45. Kaptain Karl

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    Deuce, you should stick to posting about things you know about. (Oh, wait. That would seriously cut down on your posts, wouldn't it....)

    Host your own tourney. I'm sure you'd be great at it.

    - KK
     
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    Thank you for being consistent with your evasiveness, KK, as it spares me from having to further point out your hypocrisy and thus not only risk you deleting my posts, but also wasting my time.
     
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    Let us know when "Deuce's Prime Example of a Virtuous Tournament" is. Please hurry. I'm sure we're all breathless with anticipation.

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    ^ Another wonderful yet weak attempt to take the focus off of your utter hypocrisy... and ugly arrogance.
     
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    Okay, Deuce. It's time to defend your charge against me.

    Here's what I posted regarding the topic:
    Somehow, from that you decided to post this:
    a) How can you pretend to divine my Christian values the way you did from my post?

    b) Where did I claim I was creating the hierarchy you pretended I expressed? (I didn't.)

    c) In your next posts you accuse me of "hypocrisy". Please point out where and how I have been inconsistent or hypocritical. (You cannot.)

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    Lastly, when is your Deuce's Virtuous Tournament? C'mon. Show us how it ought to be....

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