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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:02 pm

While looking for that fantastic, lost article about the SBH, I came across this one!

"....Top players are multinational corporations, marketing is a sine qua non, and if one wants to speak to a player one goes to his agent’s agent and negotiates an appointment. Everything is machine-like: the play, the way players act, their training, even the umpiring, with Cyclops overruling human error. Players are protected from prying eyes inside the locker room, and they are prevented from getting into each other’s heads by being kept apart as much as possible. Coaches, trainers, gurus and dieticians make sure of it.


Tennis is a soulless game thanks to technology and the hucksters who sell it to advertisers, who in turn sell it for big corporation dollars. Hype reigns supreme and debases the game. Everyone, with very few exceptions, looks and plays the same. The most banal questions precede and follow the matches put by hacks who are basically cheerleaders. Welcome to the modern game of pro tennis. And we also have the elephants on court — doping and betting. The last two were Greek to the old-timers. No longer."



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http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/06/why-i-wont-be-watching-wimbledon/


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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:03 pm

I had the same sentiment during last year's WTF.
Simply didn't want to go as there was noone worth watching more or less.

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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:26 pm

I love internet...

Tryin to find a lost article about the SBH (prompted by reading another article about it written today)...I end up discovering this guy Taki!!!

Who is he?

Wo far ai have discovered he is an 80+ yo man of Greek origin who grew up in Paris & doesn't want to watch Wimbledon any more and thinks France is dead.

One for you, T:

http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/07/la-france-as-i-knew-her-nexiste-plus/

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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:35 pm

He has written a lot of nteresting things:

http://www.spectator.co.uk/author/taki/page/2/

The OTF kind of thinker Cool

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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:54 pm

He even took on Ali!

I love how he sees the full man. Doesn't buy facades.
Sees through like an x-ray.

Old school, real, palpable analogue soul....

http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/06/sport-and-morality-went-hand-in-hand-until-muhammad-ali/

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Post by Tenez on Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:20 pm

NITB wrote:He has written a lot of nteresting things:

http://www.spectator.co.uk/author/taki/page/2/

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Yes I only read a couple of paragraphs but certainly looks like our kind of guy!

Great find.

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