economics...do the math
5.5 million is very impressive when you compare it to squash? Why are clubs shutting down courts then?
Lower prices draw more people. More people draw more people. etc.
This was a nice article and a most deserving for these two men. They are what we need most of for our youth who are in need of unselfish mentors like these men. Not looking for recognition but just truly from the heart. They have madd a true impact on my life in a way that is unmeasurable. We need to name a stadium, school, or something and make sure to keep his name alive in our hearts and mines of what they have done for youths. Thanks Mr. Hill and Mr. Foster always loved by Sheryl Pernell Clayton
l don't think sharapova can win anymore majors until after 3yrs maybe,the williamses are playing better in majors and the belgians are back.these girls are in their late carrers but the older they get the better they play .maria is now 23 and as long as these girls are still playing,really she has no chance until they all retire in three years time and then there will be up and coming talented player like aza,woz,wickmayer,kuzzy,cirsten,szavay,pablychenkova,lisicki ,ana,jelena etc,these girls are more talented than her,they will really give her problem because she has so many weaknesses in her game such as she can't move well,awful service,unforced erros and no varieties so l think she's done.
Great writing! Pisses me off I can identify with you.
"Roddick is ranked higher than Karlovic and has won more tournaments because he has a better all-around game."
Thank you for saying it. Too many people dismiss Roddick as a one-dimensional all-serve player but he's clearly not, otherwise guys like Karlovic would be dominating the top ten.
Marginal talent freaks with super rackets are destroying tennis. Who wants to see Yao Ming just serve a bunch of aces, never breaks the other guy and wins 7-6. I don't. That's why I haven't watched a match since Agassi's last match at the US Open.
Been going to tournament since '83 and rarely if ever saw so many smiles on fans' faces -- or a player who seemed to enjoy the game more. Check it out.
It's like the prissy girl vs. the cool chick. I would love to see that cat-fight ;)
I don't get it. What's the big deal about Sharapova? In my opinion, she's not all that beautiful, attractive or sexy...She's a decent looking woman who happens to be tall, thin and blond. Is that all it takes these days for a female athlete to become a star?
@Rory29 re: "My skepticism..."
I never said any such thing, and in fact my post was criticizing the bigotry of Alias the Humbug, who IS the one that claimed the First Nations dancers weren't real 'aboriginies' (a term exactly on a par with 'darkies' or 'redskins').
Those rushing to his defense made the sad misstep of claiming that because the choreogrpahy didn't resemble that with which they were familiar it didn't seem real to them.
Fact is it was very real work from very real First Nations people, some of whom incorporate modern elements in with traditional ones... a stylistic choice that the Flyer staff wouldn't dream of questioning from artists of a different ethnicity.
Denial may make the Flyer go round, but calling it anything but what it is, simply perpetuates the harm.
There is no hope for the Humbug, but I'd like to think that Jackson could spend a moment reflecting on the arrogance of power.
Your criticism and mockery of the opening ceremonies in Vancouver is truly sad. Let's get it established right off here. All the world is not measured against the USA. All the world does not admire and strive to be just like the USA. Canada is a country that is unique, just like you. We are different from you. Same mother, but different. Accept it.
The ceremonies celebrated our nation and our people and it was not done with paper mache as a previous ignorant poster stated. The ceremony was a beautiful event that shoud be appreciated for what it was.
Last time I was in Memphis, oh never mind, no sense playing this game.
Have any of you shallow pricks ever travelled outside your own borders? You would get a sense that the world really is getting tired of your crap.
Er, boys...The skepticism had more to do with the distinctly flat "dancing" than with any look or nomenclature. And, sorry, I've given out all the Certificates of Righteousness that I had on me. You'll have to make do with my very deep bow in your direction.
"my skepticism that all the folks out there were truly members of a native population."
Leave the skepticism at the door,and try bringing some proof!...Questioning 'aboriginal status' of those you don't know is hotter than boiling water my friend,lol...
Andrew J. I think you completely missed the point. Did you read the article at all?
I think the question is why the dancers would needed clearance from anyone in Memphis, to be considered 'real' aboriginals.
It really is a shame that so many still embrace that sort of chauvinism.
"...You see that not all Aboriginals of the Western Hemisphere have "strange" sounding names or are called Betty Walks in the Clouds or He Who Sings With the Robin, or something similar.
Some First Nations peoples intermarried with Europeans and accepted Western names with their marriages.
In the 2010 Opening Ceremonies, I was surpised and happy to see the Metis Nation presented as an official nation of people. With a heritage of mixed Aboriginal and European ancestry from the 17th Century forward, Metis had been looked down upon in previous decades in Canada and more so in the USA."
I think you're misreading my comment, P.G. If it's the quotes around "aboloriginal" that you mean, that was my skepticism that all the folks out there were truly members of a native population. They looked to me like ringers, like wallflowers at a "Going Native" frat party; the "dancing" was not even a good third cousin to anything I would regard as tribal, native, or genuinely aboriginal -- unless today's frat boys are their true linear descendants.
And Ellen DeGeneres? She's cool with me, so long as (1) she stops "dancing" on stage; and (2) she holds down her shaggy-down ad-libbing on "American Idol."
Can I get official clearance now?
Ooops... sorry, I meant 'when did Jackson...?'
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