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Ok, why the hell are they not playing today?

It's rained all week, it's supposed to rain all of next week, WTH are they not playing on the only sunny day of the week?
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Re: Ok, why the hell are they not playing today?

Because they're brits.
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Stupid tradition. They really need to get with the times

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Re: Ok, why the hell are they not playing today?

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Re: Ok, why the hell are they not playing today?

Umm, yep maybe beause we are brits... and it is part of the tradition! Maybe to give everyone who is working at the tournament a day off!? But with the back log of matches, it was not a good idea to not have 'peoples Sunday'

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Re: Ok, why the hell are they not playing today?

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Because they're brits.
No, not because they're Brits. It's because Wimbledon is all about tradition which has already been said.
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Re: Ok, why the hell are they not playing today?

Back when Wimbledon started, Sunday was the only "real" weekend day for workers. Most people worked all Staurday during that time. Showing that they could take an enitre Sunday off, and resuming during the week, showed that work wasn't really important to them. At least, that's why I think it started.

Same with the all white rule, and the banning of professionals- as well as still insisting as referring to female players as "Miss". Stupid, stupid traditions.
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Because Wimbledon is the last British institution that does what it feels is right, instead of listening to a public who vote a Labour Government in....
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Re: Ok, why the hell are they not playing today?

I love Wimbledon tradition cause it makes them unique but in a case like this with a whole day to make up they should play today cause if God forbid it rains all of monday as well then they'd have two days of play to make up

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Tuesday and Thursday had no rain at all, idiot.
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eh???

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Re: Ok, why the hell are they not playing today?

okay so....

I bet that tomorrow will rain....how would we call that?
"divine justice"??

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i as a working man would really have enjoyed watching a lot of tennis today
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