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Are there any TENNIS fans left? -as opposed to FAVORITE(or is that fanatic) fans? Pam Shriver once said of the women's tour that as a group they were "oversentive and bitchy". She could just as well have been talking about the boards.

Would it kill Capriati fans to admit Jen has an attitude problem on court at times? Or for her "haters" to be honest about how she's earned her position?

Would it really burst the bubble of Venus groupies to admit there is a perception that she ducks events? Or for her "haters" to admit that her injury could be real?

It's not that I mind a little fighting, but these aren't even entertaining when I can read the poster name and know in advance someone is going to play "cheerleader" or "mudslinger". This gets really comical when certain people praise(or condemn) Davenport for "telling it like it is" until she said something else the next week, going from wise woman to idiot in some eyes(or vice versa). Somehow I doubt her IQ doubled or she had a lobotamy in one week.

This is not a plea for group harmony, kum-ba-ya style. I'm just asking if "fans" can, every once in a while, take off the fan hat(or "hater" hat)and talk tennis.
 

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How DARE youcall us 'oversensitive'? Its the vicious attacks by the haters that casue all the problems. Why if they would just admit that.. ugh .. wha ..who was my favorite player again? Yeah if they, no... that was last year.. well. oh ... never mind.....
 

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Yeah, I know what you mean Rollo. I don't have a favourite at all & find the whole idea of unconditionally supporting and 'defending' a player a bit bizarre. I find tennis beautiful & watch it for that reason. Naturally there are some players I find more interesting to watch than others, but the idea of becoming fanatical about them is completely alien to me.
 

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I second that feeling , sk. It is so funny that some players become "sacred cows" in eyes of their fans, while they are not "sacred" at all.. They are just, well, players..
 

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Isn't this the Sanex WTA Board then? <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

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Thanks for your post Rollo.

I've been wanting to say the same thing...but just didn't know how to (but now I don't have to).

I like all the players...but it just happens that I like and enjoy watching some more than others.

Sometimes when I read a thread being dominated by obsessive yet paranoid fans of 'X Player' I find myself saying, "I hope 'X Player' loses." Then I immediately realize that I actually like 'X Player' and find it surprising that I could've wished something negative to happen to them.
 

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Good post Rollo.

I always try to give my own opinion. I never make a God of my favourites, and I know they have bad points too. But you always give your own opinion, and you'll always have some players who you don't like.

Some people overreact, but such people are everywhere. Look at soccer where they even fight and kill for a match.
 

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Great Post Rollo (and this is coming from one of those hypersensitive people!).

I try not to be such a butthead on this board....but sometimes I just get so frusterated <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

However, by arguing back, I feed right into the haters mouths.... so I can try and cut down <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

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Rollo, you are absolutely right! You know I am a huge Jennifer fan, as one can tell my posts she is my fav! But yes she does have a bad attitude on court sometimes. I do wish she would keep her comments to herself. And yes, Venus is the BEST player. I have always tried to be objective. Rollo, you are right that no side wants to admit fault. They all believe their favorites are God's gift to mankind. That includes us Jennifer fans, Venus and Serena fans, Monica fans(although Monica surely is a sweetheart, how can you not love Monica <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" /> ), so on and so on...
 
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