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Gimelstob is a dumbass.

Seriously, how did he convince SportsIllustrated.com to give him his own column? I can only think that there must have been some form of blackmail involved.

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Re: Gimelstob is a dumbass.

Saying his from Russia doesn't make him a dumbass, just another misinformed american Just kidding, nothing wrong with not knowing his nationality in my opinion

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Re: Gimelstob is a dumbass.

Ah, don't lambast the poor man too heavily. A similar mistake was once made on an episode of Friends (you know, the one with Hank Azaria as Phoebe's lover-scientist who needs to go to his new research job in Minsk), so his mistake is only the product of American cultural hegemony. Or something.

Tell you what, someone needs to make him visit the man who I heard courtside at the Mirnyi v Kafelnikov match way back in Toronto 2002; every time Mirnyi won a game, he shouted out "Belarussssskiaaaaaa!!!!!". And in the interests of fairness, it was plain old "Russsskiaaaaaa!!!!!" whenever Kafelnikov got on the scoreboard.

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Please don't lump all Americans together. Some of us are quite well informed and know that Max is from Belarus. Thank you.

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Re: Gimelstob is a dumbass.

Sorry, but I'm an American, and I know Max is from Belarus.

The point is, if he's going to write a column, then he needs to get his facts straight. It would be easy enough to check.

"Hey, Max. Where are you from again?"

See, not that hard.

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Give some credit to his editor/copy editor. They are in charge of proof-reading the column before it gets published.

The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.
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dumb thread, Do europeans know where Roddick and Blake are from and would you fault them for saying they are from LA and Chicago?
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Give some credit to his editor/copy editor. They are in charge of proof-reading the column before it gets published.
No it is all Justin's fault, he is just a stupid american

Please Sue, get with the program.

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You think Gimelstob would double check his work before he turned it in. Thanks Justin for making Americans look stupid once again

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Re: Gimelstob is a dumbass.

Since you seem so intent on nitpicking a small mistake by Gimelstob, let's pick on an error from Federer's interview today.



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It's very similar to the match I played in Australia in the first round. I played Ivo Minar in the first round. I never heard of him. This time around it was even more difficult because I only knew one day ahead who I was going to play, and I never heard of his name or never seen him before. First time I saw him was five minutes before the match. It's not so easy to play like this.
1. Roger played DENIS ISTOMIN in the first round.
2. Roger played Ivo Minar three times before, yet he's never heard of him?

Don't blame Roger though, he's just another stupid Swiss dude.
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As if this was such a catastrophe... He didn't Max Mirnyi from Italy or so!

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Since you seem so intent on nitpicking a small mistake by Gimelstob, let's pick on an error from Federer's interview today.




1. Roger played DENIS ISTOMIN in the first round.
2. Roger played Ivo Minar three times before, yet he's never heard of him?

Don't blame Roger though, he's just another stupid Swiss dude.
Actually, that's false transcripting, and I know this because literally 2 minutes ago they showed this very part of his press conference on ESPN and he clearly said Istomin.

So, Fed was right on this one But, it shows how easy it is to make a small mistake

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Russian, Belarussian, it's really not that big of a deal

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No it is all Justin's fault, he is just a stupid american

Please Sue, get with the program.
Do I have too? I like being clueless I could start a thread too

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You think Gimelstob would double check his work before he turned it in. Thanks Justin for making Americans look stupid once again
Obviously none of us know exactly the mechanism for what happened. However my hubs is a writer for magazines and newspapers. His editor(s) will often change something that he wrote making assumptions. In certain cases the article gets published without hubs knowing about the change until he reads it in print. It happens.

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