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Was Chang wrong to point to the sky when winning matches against Agassi?

I don't want this thread to be separate and consumed by the Agassi thread about meth. This is not about Agassi but about the appropriateness of what Chang did. I agree with Andre Agassi on this one. Many players thank god PUBLICLY (Serena, are you listening?) when winning matches. Is God on their side and not that of their opponents? How rude and insulting!
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Re: Was Chang wrong to point to the sky when winning matches against Agassi?

There is also a full chapter in the book that discusses how much he hated Becker's shorts. He thought it was very distracting and disrespectful to his opponents.

What do you guys think?

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Was Becker always playing with erection of his penis?

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Re: Was Chang wrong to point to the sky when winning matches against Agassi?

he read Becker's serve by Boris sticking his tongue out - true story.
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Was Becker always playing with erection of his penis?
Pretty distracting, eh?
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Pretty distracting, eh?
If this was today's era, he would have gotten a classy nickname like Boris Pecker.

All tennis shorts from the 70's and 80's were pretty brutal lol.
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Andre has a secret crush on Boris? yikes
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Andre has a secret crush on Boris? yikes
I don't understand how you could say you lost to a guy because you were distracted by his shorts, that is kind of a weird excuse because it makes you seem like you play on the other side of the net if you know what i mean.
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There is also a full chapter in the book that discusses how much he hated Becker's shorts. He thought it was very distracting and disrespectful to his opponents.

What do you guys think?

wait andre thought the short shorts were disrespectful but didn't mind getting dressed like Daffyd from Little Britain?
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wait andre thought the short shorts were disrespectful but didn't mind getting dressed like Daffyd from Little Britain?
Pink or purple skin tight pants were surely less distracting in Andre's eyes.......
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I don't want this thread to be separate and consumed by the Agassi thread about meth. This is not about Agassi but about the appropriateness of what Chang did. I agree with Andre Agassi on this one. Many players thank god PUBLICLY (Serena, are you listening?) when winning matches. Is God on their side and not that of their opponents? How rude and insulting!
If I was a deity, I'd rather intervene in the outcome of a tennis match than help children dying of hunger. Maybe Chang has a point.



Becker's shirt is the most offensive in that picture.

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I'd like to thank God for this thread.

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a full chapter in the book that discusses how much he hated Becker's shorts.

How do you know that? Have you seen the book? A whole chapter on that can't be true. I'm also doubtful he gives that as a reason for losing even if he doesn't like it.

Those photos of Becker are hilarious though. I'd forgotten.
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Many players thank god PUBLICLY (Serena, are you listening?) when winning matches. Is God on their side and not that of their opponents? How rude and insulting!
Yes, you're right. But the thing is that their god never seems to tell them not to do it, because she/he enjoys being worshiped: That's one conceited and self-centered god, right?!

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Re: Was Chang wrong to point to the sky when winning matches against Agassi?

There needs to be real theological introspection and discussion when discussing this question. However, one should NEVER force one's beliefs on others. Agassi is entitled to his opinion, as is Michael in doing what he did.

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