Why can't players get kicked out of the tennis hall of fame?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by tank_job, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. tank_job

    tank_job Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    991
    You are only as good as your accomplishments relative to the entire history of your sport.

    Therefore, why doesn't the tennis hall of fame kick out people whose accomplishments at first seemed good, but now appear ordinary, and just keep the top 5 players in history at the time.

    For example, Federer's 17 slams look good now, but, if Federer ends on 17, and in 100 years time, 5 more players win over 25 slams each, those 5 should be in the tennis hall of fame, and Federer should be kicked out and forgotten.

    Why doesn't it work like that?
     
    #1
  2. forzamilan90

    forzamilan90 Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    5,516
    Well Fed is not the HOF yet, though your motive for mentioning him in particular is rather obvious no doubt, but that example you give with the other 5 people will more hypothetical slams (assuming we are going by slams alone) is a stupid suggestion with all due respect...cause where does that leave all the other greats of the game, they should be kicked out too since they have less majors?
     
    #2
  3. Russeljones

    Russeljones G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    12,426
    Is there a cash prize for dumbest thread that I am not aware of?
     
    #3
  4. tank_job

    tank_job Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    991
    Exactly, kick them out.
     
    #4
  5. Raging Buddha

    Raging Buddha Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    May 19, 2012
    Messages:
    432
    ^No.

    They accomplished those stuff first, they shaped the game to the way that it would be in 100+years time. In other words, it's the younger generation that learns from the previous ones. Former greats should still be recognised for accomplishments in eras and shaping the game to what it is in the present or the future.
     
    #5
  6. Gorecki

    Gorecki G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    13,227
    Location:
    Puerto y Galgo....
    even if there is, 6-0 and Adolfman are so far ahead everyone that resistance is futile
     
    #6
  7. El Diablo

    El Diablo Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    3,564
    Yes, this could be the oddest thread I've read. Let's also stop clamoring about what a bright guy Isaac Newton was since Einstein proved he was wrong about the relative motion of objects.
     
    #7
  8. TeflonTom

    TeflonTom Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2012
    Messages:
    920
    why hasnt this spanner been banned yet
     
    #8
  9. Djoker

    Djoker Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    115
    The only former player that deservedly should be kicked out of the Hall is Bob Hewitt.
    Nothing to do with his tennis related accomplishments, but more his 'extracurricular activities' .

    But that's a thread for another time.
     
    #9
  10. ollinger

    ollinger Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2004
    Messages:
    6,038
    The OP may have problematic oedipal issues. A wish to "kick out the older generation" sometimes symbolically represents unresolved oedipal strivings, with the desire to kick out the elders representing a wish to banish the father from the childhood home, and take his place, because of unrepressed competition for the mother.
     
    #10
  11. MTF07

    MTF07 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    775
    Dumbest thread of all time.
     
    #11
  12. BauerAlmeida

    BauerAlmeida Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Argentina
    D.T.O.A.T


    10dumbesthread
     
    #12
  13. jmverdugo

    jmverdugo Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2,971
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I do not know, this one is pretty dumb too
     
    #13
  14. syke

    syke Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,356
    Great suggestion... They should also kick players out of the ATP who are constantly skipping tournaments due to injuries like Patellar Tendonitis..
     
    #14
  15. smoledman

    smoledman Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    5,416
    Location:
    USA
    #15
  16. Roddick85

    Roddick85 Professional

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,177
    Location:
    Montreal
    This thread is beyond ridiculous
     
    #16
  17. Kunohara

    Kunohara Professional

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    941
    Location:
    Montreal, Qc
    TTW should also kick out posters who start retarded threads.
     
    #17
  18. JustBob

    JustBob Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,992
    Definitely Trolling Hall of Shame material.
     
    #18
  19. lambros

    lambros Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    118
    Location:
    Toronto
    We have reached new lows with this thread. This is what happens when 10 year olds have access to the Internet.
     
    #19
  20. kiki

    kiki Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    18,714
    Is Jan Kodes already a H.O.F member?
     
    #20
  21. Sid_Vicious

    Sid_Vicious G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    11,681
    Location:
    In The City
    Wonderful idea, Kunohara.
    :)
     
    #21

Share This Page