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A Star Is Born.

angiel
09-03-2006, 11:43 PM
http://users.ev1.net/~hlsports/091790.JPG

*Viva Chile*
09-03-2006, 11:46 PM
haha, how vintage!!

If you have that magazine, is a total object of cult ;)

angiel
09-03-2006, 11:46 PM
http://www.nicolapira.com/capitana/images/pete.jpg

adee-gee
09-03-2006, 11:49 PM
angiel :scared: :bolt:

angiel
09-03-2006, 11:51 PM
This said it all.


http://jmeltz.chez-alice.fr/photos/pete34.jpg

angiel
09-03-2006, 11:55 PM
http://www.pistol-pete.com/nwa1.jpg

PinkFeatherBoa
09-03-2006, 11:55 PM
Angiel. :worship:

ae wowww
09-03-2006, 11:57 PM
angiel is jealous for Pete, of all the attention Andre is getting? :tape:

Fee
09-03-2006, 11:58 PM
angiel is jealous for Pete, of all the attention Andre is getting? :tape:

Ding ding ding! We have a winner!

Thankfully, not all of Pete's fans have this problem.

MisterQ
09-04-2006, 12:01 AM
angiel is jealous for Pete, of all the attention Andre is getting? :tape:

Poor Andre... I believe he never appeared on the cover of Northwest Airlines World Traveler magazine. :sobbing:

angiel
09-04-2006, 01:03 AM
angiel is jealous for Pete, of all the attention Andre is getting? :tape:


What attention his he getting my dear friend, Andre goes out a loser and Pete a winner, so attention means nothing, but it seem it is to you - tell you what I will take the winner everytime, thank you. :worship: :worship:

shrudy
09-04-2006, 02:00 AM
andre's done more for the game than pete could have ever hoped for.

MarieS
09-04-2006, 02:01 AM
:rolleyes:

angiel
09-04-2006, 02:03 AM
andre's done more for the game than pete could have ever hoped for.


What has he done?? tell me please. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :( :confused:

El Legenda
09-04-2006, 02:06 AM
pete is old news...in 2 years Roger will pass him in GS and Pete will forever be #2 ...and 2 is not a winner :)

JW10S
09-04-2006, 02:06 AM
After Pete's summer in World Team Tennis you certainly can't say a "WTT Star is Born". His team coach Dick Leach blamed Sampras for the team's failure to get to the playoffs this year. WTT is the place for wannabe's and has been's--he wasn't even a good has been.

Mimi
09-04-2006, 03:27 AM
#2 is not a winner :rolleyes: :confused: , then how about no.3 in world ranking, do you hint that Ivan is a loser ?
pete is old news...in 2 years Roger will pass him in GS and Pete will forever be #2 ...and 2 is not a winner :)

LCeh
09-04-2006, 03:31 AM
What attention his he getting my dear friend, Andre goes out a loser and Pete a winner, so attention means nothing, but it seem it is to you - tell you what I will take the winner everytime, thank you. :worship: :worship:

Wow, Pete's accomplishments speak for themselves, I don't think we need you to constantly remind us of what he has done; it only makes you look desperate. If you actually want to be a fan that makes more friends for your fav than enemies, stop with this BS.

shrudy
09-04-2006, 03:39 AM
What has he done?? tell me please. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :( :confused:

He was in huge part responsible for attracting legions of fans in the late 80's and onwards who would have never otherwise bothered with watching tennis. Pete never had the cross-over appeal that Andre did. Pete is a greater champion; Andre did more for the game of tennis.

If you bothered watching any of the tributes to Agassi by players broadcast today, you wouldn't have any doubt.

No one else really contests this but you, that should clue you in.

Mimi
09-04-2006, 03:41 AM
angiel, this is agassi's final glourious moments, why to post those old photos of pete now :confused: , lets say both pete and agassi are great champions and legends ;)

peace :angel:

JW10S
09-04-2006, 03:42 AM
People who've never played or watched tennis know who Andre Agassi is--'nuff said.

Sjengster
09-04-2006, 03:48 AM
I don't see why any Sampras fan should be bothered by the fact that Agassi was more popular and had more appeal outside tennis, moreover. Sampras had the superior tennis career overall, that should be satisfaction enough. Provided Pete wasn't a jerk (and I don't think he was, despite some tactless comments), it shouldn't eat away at them that he was never the fans' no. 1, tennis isn't a popularity contest.

mangoes
09-04-2006, 04:13 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Roger wins a GS, you pull up Sampras picture.

Sweetiepie Andre retires today..........an emotional goodbye to a tennis legend, and you bring up Sampras picture.

You are such a SOUR PUSS.

16681
09-04-2006, 04:21 AM
Pete was a great tennis player, but he didn't have the personality that Andre has. However, as far as U.S. Tennis goes both are now greatly missed :sad:

El Legenda
09-04-2006, 04:34 AM
#2 is not a winner :rolleyes: :confused: , then how about no.3 in world ranking, do you hint that Ivan is a loser ?

no...#2 is not a winner and #3 nobody remembers :wavey: get with the program :retard:

Pigpen Stinks
09-04-2006, 04:47 AM
I'm not up on all the lingo, but would angiel qualify as a Samprastard?

dmit424
09-04-2006, 04:50 AM
Having the :retard: smiley being represented by the word "retard" is politically incorrect.

:p :unsure:

rofe
09-04-2006, 04:51 AM
I'm not up on all the lingo, but would angiel qualify as a Samprastard?

I think she has gone beyond that. :scared:

Black Adam
09-04-2006, 08:50 AM
Sampras may have won more and acheived more in terms of quantity but AA won everything there is to be won, a thing Pete didn't do ;) I think you are jealous for AA is more popular :p

Not to waste time, both guys are legends but the time you chose to bring this out is wrongly chosen :rolleyes:

angiel
09-05-2006, 01:41 AM
He was in huge part responsible for attracting legions of fans in the late 80's and onwards who would have never otherwise bothered with watching tennis. Pete never had the cross-over appeal that Andre did. Pete is a greater champion; Andre did more for the game of tennis.

If you bothered watching any of the tributes to Agassi by players broadcast today, you wouldn't have any doubt.

No one else really contests this but you, that should clue you in.


Maybe you need to read this Shrudy and read it again.

Sampras doesn't owe us charisma or ego or flambouyance or anything we
seem to equate with sporting success these days. All he owes us is good
tennis. You want to see who Pete Sampras is? Watch him play. -- Paul
Daugherty, Boston Globe columnist

angiel
09-05-2006, 01:48 AM
People who've never played or watched tennis know who Andre Agassi is--'nuff said.


I really have to laugh :haha: :haha: at all you fools, if Andre is so this and that, why then are all of you getting so work-up and defending him, nuff said. :eek: :eek:

JW10S
09-05-2006, 02:20 AM
I really have to laugh :haha: :haha: at all you fools, if Andre is so this and that, why then are all of you getting so work-up and defending him, nuff said. :eek: :eek:

No, you are the one who feels the need to shove Sampras down everyone's throat. If he was so good you wouldn't have to do that.

angiel
09-05-2006, 02:33 AM
No, you are the one who feels the need to shove Sampras down everyone's throat. If he was so good you wouldn't have to do that.


And if Andre is so popular, why answered my post them and get so hot and all twisted out of shape - pot calling the kettle black I would say JW10S, ever hear of that. :sad: :sad:

alfonsojose
09-05-2006, 02:38 AM
I'm going to bump this lame thread in 2010, when Donald Young wins his 15th slam. Nobody will care about Sampras or Agassi

JW10S
09-05-2006, 03:02 AM
And if Andre is so popular, why answered my post them and get so hot and all twisted out of shape - pot calling the kettle black I would say JW10S, ever hear of that. :sad: :sad:

I'm not hot or twisted out of shape. I am amused by you--in a sick sort of way.

angiel
09-05-2006, 07:14 PM
I'm going to bump this lame thread in 2010, when Donald Young wins his 15th slam. Nobody will care about Sampras or Agassi


Dream on my friend, dream right on. :wavey: :D

angiel
09-05-2006, 07:17 PM
I'm not hot or twisted out of shape. I am amused by you--in a sick sort of way.


No you are not you say but you are still rant and raging :mad: :mad: I wonder why, and I give you a little something for the day, below............ :rolleyes:



Posted on Tue, Sep. 05, 2006


Sorry, but no goose bumps for Agassi's farewell



I'm an admitted old-school romantic and quasi-wuss, one who checked off a recent list of movies on our Features pages that discussed "dude flicks," the kind that guys can't watch in mixed company.

"Hoosiers?" Got me. "Remember the Titans?" Got me. Even parts of "The Natural," and yes, "Field of Dreams."

And there are sports moments galore: Cal Ripken's lap around the stadium; Pete Sampras after the death of his coach; shoot, when Rayfield Wright started talking about his mother at the NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony last month.

Obviously, we can't forget the Kleenex highlights of autistic jump-shooting whiz Jason McElvain from New Jersey, which gets you going just thinking about it.

Sport gives us a chance to follow a career, a person's professional and allegedly private ups and downs, to succeed and fail with an athlete.

But I watched the final match of Andre Agassi and his U.S. Open press conferences and listened to the accolades and testimonials, and nothing. Nary a shiver.

Not really sure why, either. Maybe I just never really bought into him. Maybe it was the hair and the eyebrows. It was probably the "image is everything" commercials with what seemed like a forced smile. Agassi never grabbed me, like Jimmy Connors - who went from brat to appreciated old guy - and Sampras, one of the most underappreciated athletes in half a century.

Too many commercials can numb one's appreciation. Tennis' inconsistent attraction and storylines didn't help. I wish Agassi happiness in retirement, but I can't quite muster the goose bumps.


Michael A. Lough is a columnist for The Telegraph. Reach him at 744-4626 or by e-mail at mlough@macontel.com.@macontel.com