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  1. kiki

    Best Bike era: 70´s or 80´s

    I mean 250 cc up The line up of the 70´s had the two most charismatic champs ever: Giaccomo Agostini and Barry Sheene.Plus Johny Ceccotto and Ken Ballington But the 1980´s had the mot impressive and competitive field: Kenny Roberts,Randy Mammola,Freddie Spencer,Eddie Lawson and also Sito Pons...
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    The 4 toughest eras in men´s tennis

    1930´s had a brilliant collection of prima donnas, with a superb and classy style Crawford,Borotra and Van Cramm in the amateur ranks and Vines,Budge,Nusslein,Perry,Riggs and the older yet very competitive Tilden and Cochet in the pro ranks ( most of them with excellent amateur careers as...
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    70´s-early 80´s Golf´s Golden Age?

    Yes, I know about Hogan,Snead and of course, the 1960´s rivalry between Palmer and Nicklaus.But like Nadal vs Federer, a huge and very popular rivalry with two monster face to face, in the middle of a quite weak field, if we exclude Gary Player. I know about Mc Ilroy, el Niño, The shark, the...
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    Todd Martin and Andrei Chesnokov

    I brought´em up because almost nobody talks about those two classy members of the top ten for some years. Chessy was the best soviet player of the 1985-1990 era, in which he played a couple of RG semis, won Montecarlo (Muster) and lost the finals at Rome (Muster).He, like Mecir, knew how to...
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    Time to discuss Yannick Noah

    Yannick Noah, the french black player and dad of NBA´s Center Joachim Noah, was discovered by Artie Ashe during a visit to Cameroon.Ashe recommended the french federation to import him as Cameroon was a former french colonny and Yannick spoke french. A Roland Garros and Rome title made him the...
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    Football´s most complete era? : the 70´s¡¡¡

    Yes. We had the legendary charruas that won everything in the 20´s, La Grande Italia of the 1930´s , the Magic Hungary in the 50´s (Higdekuti,Kubala,Kocsis,Puskas and Czibor IN THE SAME ATTACK), the amazing Brazil of the 60´s ( Garrincha,Didi,Vava,Pele and Zagalo IN THE SAME ATTACK and then...
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    whre Indian tennis has gone?

    In the 60´s Ramanathan Krishan ( and Premjit Lall), in the 70´s Vijay ( and brother Anand) Amritraj, in the 80´s Ramesh Krishan ( and Sashi Menon)...and in the recent years, Sonia Mirza and a good doubles team (Buphati and Paes).Seems very little what the second largest nation in the world has...
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    Best invitational?

    Part of what made the Golden Era, were, of course, those stablished invitational tournaments.I am talking about those with a tradition and popular expectation, not the one night stands and not those rich winner takes all challenges that Connors won over the likes of Laver,Newcombe and Orantes at...
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    Commonwealth:What could have happened if...

    Imagine that UK,Canada,Australia and NZ belong to the same state, they are different states under Queen Elizabeth´s formal rule...now, same currency, economy, politics,laws,diplomacy, army...out of Europe and Nafta. Commonwealth vs EU vs US...what would have happened? how would the world take...
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    Ilie Nastase: some quotes

    To a Wimbledon referee who was calling him Nastase: " You call me MR Nastase, right? MR Nastase.I am a gentleman.I am not anemaal Graebner" To a close journalist: " I know that being the way I am has cost me a couple of majors.But I won´t change.I can´t keep it inside.At least, I won´t have a...
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    Evert vs Austin: Rememeber Whitsnow?

    Tons of digital pushes have been poured down over this forum after the famous WTA party " incident" that involved Chris Evert and Tracy Austin. We are not back to that as it has been already and very deeply debated by the fiercest Evertians here ( since Tracy seems to have no flagbearer, I had...
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    No love for Peter Mc Namara

    Winner 1. 1979 Berlin, Germany Clay France Patrice Dominguez 6–4, 6–0, 6–7, 6–2 Runner-up 1. 1979 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay West Germany Ulrich Pinner 2–6, 4–6, 5–7 Winner 2. 1980 Brussels, Belgium Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy 7–6, 6–3, 6–0 Runner-up 2. 1980 Melbourne Indoor...
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    1953 Australia vs 1973 Australia?

    Considered the two strongest DC teams to ever emerge from Down Under.Hoad and Rosewall vs Laver and Newcombe. Which one is tougher? Well, excepting for Crawford and Sedgman, we can assume the 4 best aussies all time are included. Hoad and Rosewall were extremely strong but a bit before their...
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    Olga Morozova

    4. 18 June 1973 London, UK Grass Australia Evonne Goolagong 6–2, 6–3 5. 22 April 1974 Philadelphia, USA Hard (i) United States Billie Jean King 7–6, 6–1 6. 2 December 1974 Adelaide, Australia Grass Australia Evonne Goolagong 7–6, 2–6, 6–2 Three great wins for the first russian...
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    Ramanathan Krishnan: The father of Indian tenni

    ...and maybe also of assian tennis. This classy player, with exquisite touch shots and inventiveness was one of the best ams of the early 60´s.He led India to a DC final and he lost two Wimbledon semifinals.Later on, we´d have Premjit Lall, who almost beat Laver at Wimbledon 1969¡¡ and, of...
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    Tell me about Regina Marsikova

    1977 FO finalist and 1979 FO sf, a top ten player for three years and Jaeger´s doubles partner.This blond czech had also to undergo a tragical car accident as a result of which a man was killed in Prague and she went two years to prision. Tell me about your impressions on her and specially her...
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    Unheralded Jose Higueras

    One of the best clay courters of the late 70´s-early 80´s, the bearded spanish had an exceptional BH and was very consistent from the backcourt, although later on he improved his serve and became a bit more comfortable on fast turf. His cc record is really good.Tw FO sf, one IO F and one IO SF...
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    70´s: the backhand decade

    Most of the all time great backhands were put into play in the 70´s.No matter if they were drop shots, passing shots, volleys, groundies,returns or approachers.No matter if man or woman propulsed. Ashe,Laver,Vilas,Borg,Rosewall,Orantes,Goolagong,Connors,Evert, of course, but then we had...
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    Celtic: a religious state of mind

    Celtic Glasgow became the first british team to win the European Cup, by defeating the toughest team of the whole decade: Inter , at Lisbon, back in 67. They also reached another final in 1970 and two more semis, all of them in the first half of the decade.So, the late 60´s-early 70´s climaxed...
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    70 ladies top ten: 1/Evert

    Well, that GS won by Court as well as Margaret winning the 73 FO against Evert after being out of the court due to her pregnancy, made oneself have certain doubts about who was the real Queen of the decade, the decade that put women´s tennis and WTA on the spotlight. Court was a better and...
  21. kiki

    70 Decade: 1/Borg

    Bjorn Borg has the best record of the 70´s: 4 FO and Wimbledon titles (beating Fred Perry´s old standing record although Laver also won 4 back to back titles if we consider he couldn´t play from 63 to 67).2 USO finals ( the title he never won), 1 Masters title and 1 WCT title and then, 1975 DC...
  22. kiki

    Gladbach Ponies

    The 1970´s had the best ever football played in Germany.World and European Champions, the germans were off charts and along Holland brought the Total Football played at excellent technical and tactical levels to our tables. Yes, Bayern was the 3 times European Champ but not the team that played...
  23. kiki

    Tanner game

    Not just the biggest serve of his era which was also empowered by him being lefty and also his very short toss. He was not certainly fast or consistent enough but he had penetrating groundies , mainly his FH and was a tight volleyer. While he was solid at the net, I always tought he lacked...
  24. kiki

    is Hoboken Failing Land? .

    Hoboken seems to concentrate the biggest per capital failing cases in the country I always wondered why but seeing its most prominent citizen is Fritz Buehning I understand everything. Come to Hoboken, NJ dear fails and get all of us suburbial redemption How many of you can add cases of fail...
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    which urban tribe was the best?

    It started and in what manner in the 60´s with Mods and Rockers.The first original tribes whose memorable battles filled for decades papers and movies ink until the middle 80´s.I was a testimony of a meeting at Brighton Beach. In the hard and decadent almost post industrial 70´s, it was Punks...
  26. kiki

    Chris Evert´s innate sense of PR

    Chris Evert was a great player and one of the best champions of all time.But what made a big star out off her was her stunning sense of PR. Facts are facts Her private life was a complete turmoil yet no one ever notice.If any journalist, expert or fan raises hands now, I won´t believe...
  27. kiki

    Best buddy couple

    My faves are Lemmon and Matthau and Newman and Redford.Closely followed by those british gentlemen, Tony Curtis and Roger Moore. and Michael Caine and Sean Connery.Perfect complementarity and team work here.Maybe, if given time some other buddies great actors could have really developed cause...
  28. kiki

    White Plains,NY? Darien,CT?

    Two of my most beloved places during my Grande Pomme days which I revisited by Internet. I´d like to have opinions on how have they evolved, what have them turned into...or do they keep the same air as in the early 80´s? same people? same character? Would be good if some here knew the answers...
  29. kiki

    How great was Sinatra?

    This should go beyond the miths. To me he was a unique singer and showman and certainly, maybe the last truly great dinosaur. But he did some " jazz fusion" in the latter part of his career reinventing himself a bit. What is his real legacy? how far has his influence extended...
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    why nobody talks about the great 83 Sixers

    When asked, after an unriveted regular season what would happen next, the unforgetable Mo Malone, who had joined the team the former summer just repplied: " Fo, Fo and Fo". Yes, they only lost one single play off match (Milwaukee) en route to the title, devastating the talent loaded Lakers in...
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