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    The animal appreciation thread

    Sorry to hear that, Senti. You were probably expecting it any minute, but that can only ease the pain so much. And yeah, the reality probably hasn't sunk in for the little 'uns yet. I'm guessing you know all this already but here's some info on grieving dogs...
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    Could any Big 3 member could beat Prime Bruguera on Clay and Prime PETE on Carpet in the same season?

    Yeah Mike tends to get dismissed by teenyboppers as this midget that got lucky vs. a choking Lendl once, but like Hewitt the guy was in fact a tricky opponent for attackers. I'm guessing you already know he's actually the career leader (since '91) in RGW% on hard at 32.8%, yes even more the...
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    Could any Big 3 member could beat Prime Bruguera on Clay and Prime PETE on Carpet in the same season?

    Boris is the Indoor Kaiser, precisely cuz his BH > Ivan's and Fed's on those quick indoor courts. (Hard to argue against Edberg's, but then there's the FH side.) Sure if you wanna take an extensive definition of "prime," but then whey bother with these hypotheticals if we don't assume they'd...
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    Could any Big 3 member could beat Prime Bruguera on Clay and Prime PETE on Carpet in the same season?

    You jokers badly need to get this infallible analysis of mine bookmarked: https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/courier-bruguera-french-open-1993-finals-match-stats.293116/#post-15576583 Basically Rafa is the only one who can take down GOATing Bruguera at RG, but of course he ain't...
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    Facebook to go Metaverse in 5 years

    You can't post in an online forum like this and claim to oppose social media at the same time. If anything you're letting Big Tech dictate the terms when you grant them the sole umbrella category of "social media." There's no meaningful difference between Facebook or Twitter and TTW or even...
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    What was the last movie you watched?

    (Forgot to say this part about the next two recent features had to be cut.) Also making the streaming rounds is the South Korean political action thriller Escape from Mogadishu, still for me the pleasant surprise of the year: Y'all can follow that link for a more thorough analysis, but there...
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    The animal appreciation thread

    As @Azure said your eldest dog was blessed to have you as her guardian. Hope her children are doing OK, and after things settle down perhaps you'll consider making it a threesome again by adopting a new canine (or feline!) from your local animal shelter. (Totally understandable why people would...
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    What was the last movie you watched?

    K kids, time for some grown-up movies and analysis. Before I proceed, though, let's take care of the TCM watchlist 1st since the last one has been sitting on the previous page for a while now (the usual terms apply): 10/21 - Forbidden Planet (1956), Smiles of a Summer Night (1955 | Criterion)...
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    Federer v. Sampras Ultimate Historical Match-up?

    I actually meant neutralizing in a more offensive sense with a capital O. Novak is more of a counterpuncher, yes, though a damn offensive and complete one in his own right. Apart from the unseemliness of it all why the hell would anyone wanna take part in such a macabre "celebration"? A big...
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    Federer v. Sampras Ultimate Historical Match-up?

    I know Pete has supported Republicans in the past but AFAIK he hasn't exposed himself as a fact-denying Dumpster. If he turns out to be one even I'll have to seriously rethink my fandom. Given my dustups with Vilas fanboys that's rather unlikely, LOL. Why the Q? To my knowledge the only Argie...
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    Federer v. Sampras Ultimate Historical Match-up?

    Pistol, at the majors at any rate. And no, you can't "disagree," because I'm right about everything. Probably the juiciest matchup of the OE, though, with the only arguable exception of Pistol-Mac or Fred-Mac (depending on whether you prefer power or finesse). P.S. Is it just moi or does...
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    NBA 2021-2022 Thread

    I really wonder why the 76ers don't just cut their losses and dump Simmons. The guy in all probability still can't shoot and seems utterly unwilling to be a team player. Time to face reality and start looking for a replacement. Gotta say I'm intrigued to see how Russ will fit in with the...
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    Atp stats problem

    It's probably your browser. The ATP Leaderboard recently stopped loading on my Chrome (which I normally use for "nonserious" stuff) so I stick to Firefox now. And FYI you can use the Stats page ("Stats" under "Stats") for active players so there's that extra option to try.
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    We'll NEVER see a player with prettier strokes than Federer's

    Edberg without that weird FH would overtake Fed cuz of his immaculate BH and superior net game and movement (for real), but yeah Fred is probably the smoothest player we've seen on the men's side. Among women I like my gal Justine. Anyhoo that's not why I'm wading into this uninteresting...
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    On the centenery of his birth: a Jaroslav Drobny appreciation thread

    It still isn't. (American) football gets the lion's share of attention but hockey isn't far behind in concussions/athlete exposure: https://www.foundationhealth.org/our_community/fhp_healthbreak/hockey_concussions_are_serious_business I normally don't make a fuss about typos but this is the...
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