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Old 09-05-2012, 03:01 PM   #1606
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:12 PM   #1607
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1. False premiss - they were not "universally" praised. I know for a fact that I, for one, did not praise them.

2. Invalid argument - had they been universally praised, it would not have made the decision right. It would have made it popular.
. I expect another childish reply but that's par for the course .
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:18 PM   #1608
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Even if I'm for equal prize money, I still think it's unfair that R128 players get the same prize money even if it's easier to be World #100 for women than men. But what if women had draw of 64 in slams, I think men's World #128 is as close to World #1 as women's World #64. Then give women the same prize money on R64 as men get on R128, and give women's winner 6/7 of men's champion's prize money, as they play 6 matches instead of 7.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:21 PM   #1609
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tipsy can have his view but he's only displaying himself to be the sexist pig he is by continously bitching about it on twitter and insulting anyone who disagrees with him
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1. False premiss - they were not "universally" praised. I know for a fact that I, for one, did not praise them.

2. Invalid argument - had they been universally praised, it would not have made the decision right. It would have made it popular.
outstanding ! Don't expect Hypnotize to bow down though .. he/she will probably come back with something along the lines of "I wish you had a daughter" or "no matter what you say, it will never change", or some other red rotten herring... As for Hian, he of gifs and cherry picked stats, he will probably try to prove it was universally praised by posting Billie Jean King's and Venus' statements...
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tipsy can have his view but he's only displaying himself to be the sexist pig he is by continously bitching about it on twitter and insulting anyone who disagrees with him
that may be true, he is not being very diplomatic about it , but maybe he is being nasty to those people who are being nasty to him first?
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1. False premiss - they were not "universally" praised. I know for a fact that I, for one, did not praise them.

2. Invalid argument - had they been universally praised, it would not have made the decision right. It would have made it popular.
So the children have come out to play.

When I said universally praised, I meant among commentators and the media. Let's not pretend your opinion even matters on this forum of fools let alone in the wider world.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:56 PM   #1613
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So the children have come out to play.

When I said universally praised, I meant among commentators and the media. Let's not pretend your opinion even matters on this forum of fools let alone in the wider world.
Oh WOW, commentators & the media! Those beacons of truth & light. That changes everything.

P.S. Obviously the opinions of actual tennis players about, erm, tennis, don't count.
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For those of you who have had to endure this thread for a lot longer than myself, aside from Hian and Hypnotize what other idiots should I be ignoring?
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Men at tennis >>> Women at tennis.

Best of 5 sets >>>> Best of 3 sets.

Equal pay in slams = bullshit.
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So the children have come out to play.

When I said universally praised, I meant among commentators and the media. Let's not pretend your opinion even matters on this forum of fools let alone in the wider world.
You know what 'universal' means, right?
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Oh WOW, commentators & the media! Those beacons of truth & light. That changes everything.

P.S. Obviously the opinions of actual tennis players about, erm, tennis, don't count.
When those players are idiots like Stakhovsky, Simon and Tisarevic then no, their opinions are not important.

Whatever you may think of the media and tennis commentators, it is them that were pushing the slams on the matter and it was them that provided all the positive coverage when it finally happened. Tennis is a business and it need to promote itself in the best light possible. It has to court the media and bow to public pressure in order to prosper. Equal prize money provided a platform to do that and tennis has shown itself to be a pioneer among sports.

You are just a nobody on a forum and that is why your opinion on equal prize money didn't prevent it happening and won't cause it to be overturned.
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You know what 'universal' means, right?
Aww. Someone is still feeling bruised from last night.

Get over it.
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Aww. Someone is still feeling bruised from last night.

Get over it.
Huh? What happened last night?
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When those players are idiots like Stakhovsky, Simon and Tisarevic then no, their opinions are not important.

Whatever you may think of the media and tennis commentators, it is them that were pushing the slams on the matter and it was them that provided all the positive coverage when it finally happened. Tennis is a business and it need to promote itself in the best light possible. It has to court the media and bow to public pressure in order to prosper. Equal prize money provided a platform to do that and tennis has shown itself to be a pioneer among sports.

You are just a nobody on a forum and that is why your opinion on equal prize money didn't prevent it happening and won't cause it to be overturned.
It shouldn't have happened in the first place then none of this would be going on.
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