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Re: On the Concept of Irony w/ Continual Reference to Caro, the #1 Sunshine Queen

Does anyone know about Drew 'Bundini' Brown?(am fairly certain that I'm spelling his name right)

I think that he passed away some years ago(might be wrong on that one,too). Anyway, he was a member of Muhammad Ali's boxing entourage, but he never seemed to actually DO anything of substance. He wasn't a manager, nor was he a trainer, really and,as far as anyone could tell, he didn't possess any great knowledge of boxing. His only visible function was to scream towards the crowd that the great Ali was entering the arena...or whatever other facility. Ali himself was quite loquacious at times, so it's sort of odd that he'd have a low-talent Flavor Flav predecessor who just randomly shouted exclamations to draw attention. Perhaps Ali's ego enjoyed having a worshipper who followed him around everywhere

That's kind of what Sven Groeneveld reminds me of(minus the shouting)--sort of a useless human hubcap who doesn't get in the way and gets a measure of glory merely from his attachment to a fine piece of machinery. I'm definitely open to correction, but I'd LOVE to hear Federer--or any other greats for whom Sven has been a hanger-on/flunky--actually NAME something that Groeneveld did to help with his/her tennis game. If anyone has a link, please share....Something like,"I had a hitch in my service motion that Sven noticed, after which my results greatly improved...", or,"I was planting my feet wrong on my forehand until Sven showed me a better way..."

Have never heard jack squat along those lines....From what I can tell, Sven has carved a niche for himself by serving as an Adidas stooge(or should I say "bitch"), a liaison between that corporation and the two tennis tours. He's definitely sucked ass with some ATP playboys--and other male celebs--by running an unofficial pimp service to provide slutty WTA'ers as escorts. He's even sold out some of his own female players(and TRIED to with Caroline). I'll give him credit for being clever: He gets those flunky positions with players like Fed or Sharapova who are self-starters and don't really NEED any coaching from him...or someone like Caro who doesn't want him on anything NEAR a full-time basis...and, of course, he's ideal for someone like AI who seek a zero-discipline atmosphere where the practice sessions are a joke.

When any of "his" players have ANY type of success, he gets credit for "leading them to victory" and, when they DON'T do so well, he never gets the blame(no matter HOW much of a slacker-ass he was) because he wasn't a full-time coach and wasn't expected to intervene much. Other than reserving practice courts,finding hitting partners,buying some specific tennis gear......or maybe finding a nice restaurant or doing a background check on a wannabe bf, I can't see where he'll do ANYthing whatsoever to truly help Sharapova. After the Connors disaster, she probably looked for someone who'd stay out of the way...and she found the ideal flunky.

I normally associate Italians, Argentines or, I'm sad to say, Mexicans, with being sleazy hustlers. However, it appears that Sven is bringing the Dutch into the 'mack-daddy' game. I guess it's a living, huh, Sven?

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Well, this thread is slowly working its way towards its conclusion with 5000 posts, but let me take this early opportunity--lest I forget--to wish EVERYone a happy holidays....Yes, even you proud atheists who stick your chests out because you're too intellectually superior to ever believe in such a stupid thing as a deity. Even YOU require human affection and interaction, or else you wouldn't spend time in a chat forum

....And even you members of the Pull-string Doll Posse who can't think of anything more profound than a daily rehash of how Caroline lacks mental toughness and loves her bf too much...and then put forth phony, self-righteous indignation when OTHER players get criticized. It's not YOUR fault that public education completely neglects critical thinking skills...and, overall, none of you are completely w/o merit, or else you wouldn't have had the prudence to choose Caro as a fave

......Have a great week, all

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Didn't really get any bribes in the last quarter; there was one student--a rather pleasant fellow, normally--who pleaded with me to change his grade because he'd only failed by about 4 or 5 percentage points...but he didn't actually try to influence me with any illicit offers.

This quarter, though, there's already been one guy--who scored FIFTEEN points below the minimum--who tried to bribe me. The fact that he scored almost 80% on his last progress evaluation exam is a piece of damning evidence that he was capable of doing far better on the final. I can only guess as to whether he just drank all evening on the night prior to the final...or just jerked off at some porno webpage...but he's a spoiled little prick, regardless, so his offer was even less tempting than it WOULD have been

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Well, it's my stepfather's b-day tomorrow and, despite our occasional differences, he deserves some credit for always being a faithful provider for my mom and his kids, my two younger siblings(and to me, too, when he did so for the latter part of my childhood).

To honor him, I'll offer one of his memorable quotes(he may have inadvertently tried some greens that he THOUGHT was normal marijuana, back in his college days). At a party, he once asked NOT if anyone had woken up wondering WHERE they were, rather if they'd ever awoken wondering WHAT they were

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Some of you have heard me comment on the educational apocalypse that's spreading worldwide to most nations(hat's off to those rare few who still stand for academic integrity). At our university, we have a no-account shrew administrator who's my boss' boss.

While my boss/dept. co-ordinator is a former teacher(still does it on a part-time basis) who respects the importance of QUALITY education, HER boss is nothing more than an ex-accountant, with ZERO educational experience, who worries more about running a diaper-changing service for rich, spoiled pukes who might throw a hissy-fit and threaten to take his/her lazy ass(i.e., INCOME) to another school.

We just had one senior who claimed how important/urgent it was for him to graduate(translation: his dad must have threatened to cut off funding after he failed his last English course ). He has normally been a high 'C' student... which is around the upper 70s for those of you who don't use the letter-grading system...but, after a night of heavy drinking or masturbating at porno websites...or maybe BOTH...he only scored a 55% on a recent final exam. After trying to bribe his teacher--which drew no reprimand AT ALL from the POS administrator, he also failed the final make-up exam with a 63%.

End of story?? Oh noooo. You see, one of the other teachers misgraded the exam and mistaken told him that he'd passed. Even though the head of the department herself double-checked the exam and found out that the douchebag student had failed, our money-grubbing lowlife admin. thought that the false report of passage was an injustice that entitled the jerk-off to ANOTHER make-up exam(she was also swayed by his complaint that the questions on the exam were too confusing for him.....no, seriously).

I don't know if that dude passed his THIRD final exam or not because my boss was going to grade that one but, without a doubt, the sissy boy will never get his degree without passing the TOEFL exam...which he missed by a fair margin when he took it last...and he doesn't have enough cash to bribe even our sleazy money hound. So, in the end, he'll get what he deserved

We have MORE than enough corruption and bribery in my country...so I appreciate every day that those vices haven't completely overrun the education system,too

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Okay, I've tilted the scales too far on the negative side so.....Feliz Navidad a` Todos!

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Merry Christmas everybody.

My family opens most of their presents on Christmas Eve. I'm glad we do it that way as I don't wanna have to wait.

Despite getting my Christmas list done late, I still got most of what I wanted.

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Merry Christmas everybody.

My family opens most of their presents on Christmas Eve. I'm glad we do it that way as I don't wanna have to wait.

Despite getting my Christmas list done late, I still got most of what I wanted.
Nice to hear from you...and, IIRC, you're out west somewhere, so you've got a decent shot at having a SB champ this year if you're a Niners or 'Hawks fan...good luck with that

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Happy Christmas to all the fellow Woz fans!

Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a good few days off!

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It was still 2013 when Caro withdrew, so maybe that's residual bad luck from LAST year. She's still lucky at love, so I suppose that she's not so cursed, huh?

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Happy New Year everybody!

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Maybe she was just too busy planning the wedding to play tennis. And happy new year everyone!

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One thing we can say for Rory and Caroline: Though it may be a distraction for each of their professional careers, if it's NOT true, intense love, then those two are superb actors. I vote the former...just postpone the honeymoon 'til AFTER the AO, okay Caroline?

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Would be remiss if I didn't tip my hat to Ivanovic for her first REAL title since fall 2010...and only her 2nd in more than five years(it's hard to call Bali a "title" when it was basically no better than a second-tier, 8-player exhibition). To keep things brief, ANYone can smile for the camera and put on a phony, sweet persona if people are fawning all over her, but Ana's unparalleled rapid, impulsive firings of staff members spells out B-I-T-C-H in giant, block letters.

Even so, there are different DEGREES of bitches, and AI certainly isn't in the sewer depths with Marie Antoinette or Margaret Sanger so, by virtue of her human being status, she deserves to be treated with at least SOME level of dignity. Perhaps her hormones have slowed down enough as she has aged...perhaps she discreetly sought out psychological counseling despite her being publicly ashamed of that option...or maybe she just reached down within herself and, SOMEHOW, found the strength somewhere.

Stosur totally defied her choker past by defeating Serena in a USO final. She still collapses much more than she should but, at worst, she has a foundation for belief now that she can replicate such deeds. Maybe AI has done the same in NZ. Even if she goes right back to being her old self, beating Venus in a final(even the weaker version of Venus that she now is) is still a laudable accomplishment....ESPECIALLY for AI. One thing's for sure: If she returns to the mediocre, fringe-top 20 form that she's had for most all of her career, then she'll really, REALLY drive her fans crazy

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A little bit of advice for Petra: If you've already had a history of stamina problems, then shacking up with your bf the night before a big match is PROBABLY not the best way to maintain your endurance on court

I can understand a female player who sloughs off somewhat cuz she thinks she's found true love, but something tells me that this one won't end up any better than the short-term flings that Hingis and Vaidisova had with their 'eternal love'. Of course, if you feel that you've got some sort of magic that Martina or Nicole didn't have, then good luck with THAT, Petra

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