Recent content by pinky42

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    Why qualifies Brad Gilbert to be a commentator?

    He managed to win more than expected given his talents.
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    Apologizing for hitting the net cord

    I've never considered it an apology. To me, it's an acknowledgement that I was lucky the ball went over. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    Rules Clarification - Reaching over the net...without contact

    What counts as the court? Is it the area inside the lines or everything on the other side? In other words, can you run around the net post before the ball bounces twice? I've seen situations where a player will wind up on the opponent's side at the end of a point and I can't recall a time where...
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    Has modern Racquets made us lazy?

    I've hit with both and I'll have to say no. Hitting with, and facing a modern racquet, I find that I have to work harder to get into position in time. I actually get more pace with a wooden racquet because of the mass but it is more tiring over a long period of time. So I wouldn't say either is...
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    What's your money shot?

    The unforced error. I can hit it from anywhere on the court.
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    ESPN first take debate over Serena/Sharapova Endorsement $$

    Some insight in this train wreck of a thread. It is naive to say that race plays absolutely no role just as it is naive to say that race is the sole factor in explaining the difference in endorsements.
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    Should I Pay?

    The classy thing for you to do is to offer to pay. The classy thing for your "mate" to do is decline.
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    Are tennis governing bodies pro feminism or... ?

    They are pro business. They will do what they have to to protect the bottom line.
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    Dreaded 4.5m/3.5w in a mixed 8.0 league

    Mixed doubles should require the ranking of the female player be >= the ranking of the male player.
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    If doping is rife in athletics, then ...

    I don't think population is a good metric. China has over a billion people so their ratio would be artificially low but I wouldn't be surprised if they were among the worst offenders.
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    Limiting Head Size?

    You were not the better player. You were the sore loser. If I use a badminton racquet to play against Federer, I'm not going to claim I'm the better player because it's way harder for me to keep the ball in play or to win points. Blaming equipment reeks of excuses.
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    Common Core Math has to be the stupidest idea conceived in American education

    The video is cherrypicking a bad example on purpose. It reminds me of the Jaywalking skits on Leno where they only choose to show the stupid answers. Entertaining, but useless for trying to prove a point. Sometime it's better to use the standard technique and other times it's better to...
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    Vevo sounds better than FLAC/Mp3

    FLAC is lossless. AFAIK, vevo is not. If they encode the same content, only FLAC will reproduce the original. Words like 'better' and 'fuller' are subjective, so if you like the sound of vevo more, go ahead and enjoy. Personally, I don't think I can tell at high enough bitrate.
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    Can the server call a let?

    While it appears that your intentions are good, you should not always do that. The rule of thumb I use is to only call a first serve out if it will benefit my opponent. 1. You hit an ace or your opponent hits a bad return. Go ahead and call it out. A look at a second serve is better than them...
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    Why is Fed's game more interesting to watch?

    I found Fabrice Santoro's game more interesting to watch than anyone on tour including Federer.