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Wimbledon cancelled

Discussion in 'Personal' started by DrLinus, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. DrLinus

    DrLinus Established commenter

    I shall miss the women's matches. All that grunting, those flashing foundation garments.
  2. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    There will be a lot of disappointed pervs.
    jellycowfish, Laphroig and sbkrobson like this.
  3. DrLinus

    DrLinus Established commenter

    Those too.
  4. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Advantage television viewers.
  5. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Surely Tennis is the ultimate social distancing sport. Just move the chairs they go to between games a bit further apart. The officials and ball boys/girls can all stay 2m apart.
  6. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Happy Days are here again

    Happy Days are here again

    Hate Tennis
    Laphroig likes this.
  7. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    True. Shame the council decided to lock off our local courts.
  8. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Still open round here - just nobody playing on them.
  9. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    They will say the tennis balls can carry the virus.

    Think it is more they need the 40,000 a day wannabe spectators to turn up (and television cash) or they just could not pay the incredible money the players earn.

    I did think they were going to place fake grass over the surface and play later.

    Maybe they still will. Incredible amount of money lost and they only get the two weeks a year to make it.
  10. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I'm no fan and never watch it.
    Actually I am not missing the lack of sport at all. The only sport that is my passion (Ice Hockey) never gets onto TV and the only other sport I would watch (formula 1) is on so rarely it doesn't matter. The lack of bl**dy soccer is a godsend as far as I am concerned. I would rather watch re-runs of wheel of fortune!
    Laphroig likes this.
  11. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    No time in the schedules (those that remain!) to fit it in. Those organising the French Open caused An Incident by saying it was being moved to September! Also, the shortening hours of daylight as the year moves on will make playing difficult.
    dumpty likes this.
  12. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    That post seriously creeps me out.
    What an undermining way to unnecessarily sexualise a dedicated craft at world class level involving years of training and skill.
  13. friedgreentomatoes

    friedgreentomatoes Star commenter

    I love Wimbledon, and will miss it (though obviously I think it was the right decision to cancel).
    LondonCanary and DrLinus like this.
  14. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Edinburgh Festival cancelled too. That's a massive blow, but predictable. Shame.
    Alice K, Jamvic and DrLinus like this.
  15. DrLinus

    DrLinus Established commenter

    Thanks. It has indeed taken me many years of training to reach world class level at this skill.
    blazer likes this.
  16. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

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  17. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    I'd better not draw our illustrious doctor's attention to ladies' ice-skating then... Oops, I just have :oops:
    peakster and DrLinus like this.
  18. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Those of us who were lucky enough to be present (as I was ) for the final of the ladies figure skating at the Calgary Winter Olympics in 1988 were treated to a magical night (of skating).

    ....and to think I almost didn't go because I thought it would be a bit boring.
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  19. DrLinus

    DrLinus Established commenter

    I hope you kept your eyes modestly fixed below those ladies' ankles.
  20. peakster

    peakster Star commenter


    Midori Ito of Japan - she didn't win but she brought the house down

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