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75. So you have no problem with people threatening other people. Got it.
I'll remember that the next time someone makes a veiled threat at the President.
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  -Serena Williams defaulted the semi at match point DeepBlueC  Sep-12-09 10:10 PM   #0 
  - Who ended up winning? Was she going to take the match if she had kept her cool?  Parker CA   Sep-12-09 10:13 PM   #1 
  - No. It was match point, so the code violation ended the match.  WillowTree   Sep-12-09 10:21 PM   #7 
  - Wife had it on in the other room  tularetom   Sep-12-09 10:16 PM   #2 
  - At least people don't die at football games in this country  harkadog   Sep-13-09 09:46 PM   #121 
     - Yet. nt  Critters2   Sep-14-09 12:12 PM   #152 
        - Football has been going on for nearly a 100 years  harkadog   Sep-14-09 01:19 PM   #169 
           - what's the matter? don't you like our socialist communist fascist soccer???  Soylent Brice   Sep-14-09 05:26 PM   #176 
  - Tsk. Bad call = officials at fault  anigbrowl   Sep-12-09 10:18 PM   #3 
  - Well you can't say certain things to the ump in baseball either  rockymountaindem   Sep-12-09 10:20 PM   #5 
  - After seeing a replay I think she did it intentionally  tularetom   Sep-12-09 10:27 PM   #10 
  - People used to think it was cute when Macenroe and Connors acted this way.  jasi2006   Sep-13-09 10:27 PM   #125 
     - that's just utterly wrong == people did not think connors and mcenroe were "cute"  onenote   Sep-13-09 11:25 PM   #128 
     - I don't ever remember anyone thinking it was cute  BoneDaddy   Sep-13-09 11:34 PM   #129 
     - No. People did not think it was cute.  Iggo   Sep-14-09 12:10 AM   #133 
  - Good call. A long suspension is due.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-12-09 11:59 PM   #25 
  - from what I've read the call was not so good  nini   Sep-13-09 12:13 AM   #27 
  - They won't suspend her but threatening an official is over the line.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 12:13 AM   #28 
     - Yeah, I'm sure everyone took that literally  anigbrowl   Sep-13-09 03:19 AM   #65 
     - So you have no problem with people threatening other people. Got it.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 07:20 PM   #75 
        - No, you haven't got it. the point is that not all hyperbole should be taken literally.  anigbrowl   Sep-13-09 09:16 PM   #112 
           - Even if the threat wasn't real, the verbal abuse was. The Grand Slam Committee is considering a ban  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 09:21 PM   #115 
           - Yes...just as the botched call at a critical point was a failure on the organizers' part.  anigbrowl   Sep-13-09 09:31 PM   #117 
              - That in no way excuses her behavior.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 09:33 PM   #118 
                 - For you, obviously not.  anigbrowl   Sep-13-09 10:03 PM   #123 
                    - Or for the Grand Slam Committee that fined her 10k.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 10:11 PM   #124 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-13-09 11:53 PM   #132 
                       - It looks like Skittles still has a crush on a fireman. I've told you before, I'm happily married.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-14-09 05:32 PM   #179 
           - Except it's like this in nearly every sport.  Drunken Irishman   Sep-14-09 12:15 PM   # 
     - what's the precedent for a LONG suspension  nini   Sep-13-09 01:44 PM   #72 
        - When did Mac and Connors threaten officials?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 07:21 PM   #76 
        - I'm not against her being punished  nini   Sep-13-09 11:41 PM   #131 
        - McEnroe had a two month suspension. Conners for 10 weeks  tishaLA   Sep-13-09 10:49 PM   #127 
           - You can NOT  Aragorn   Sep-14-09 01:15 PM   #168 
              - About which part?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-14-09 05:17 PM   #175 
                 - Fault!  A-Schwarzenegger   Sep-14-09 05:44 PM   #180 
                    - That makes no sense.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-14-09 05:45 PM   #181 
  - You misunderstand. The foot fault call was bad.  anigbrowl   Sep-13-09 03:11 AM   #63 
  - And if youre not a spoiled brat, you walk to the chair ump and challenge  joeybee12   Sep-13-09 07:54 AM   #69 
  - players can't challenge foot faults  fishwax   Sep-14-09 12:29 PM   #159 
  - Does this look like a bad call to you? Or does it look like a foot fault?  cherokeeprogressive   Sep-13-09 08:19 PM   #105 
     - Pretty clearly a foot fault to me. Serena almost admitted as much.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 10:41 PM   #126 
        - It was not a foot fault.  cwydro   Sep-14-09 12:06 PM   #150 
           - Her foot doesn't have to be over the line, it has to touch the line.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-14-09 05:17 PM   #174 
  - Why a long suspension?  bigwillq   Sep-13-09 07:24 PM   #78 
  - Threatening an official. Whatever the USTA or WTA decide.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 07:39 PM   #80 
     - How long is long?  bigwillq   Sep-13-09 07:42 PM   #81 
        - Considering the fine maybe a month.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 07:47 PM   #86 
           - Thank you for your response.  bigwillq   Sep-13-09 07:53 PM   #88 
  - and a $10,000 fine  WillieW   Sep-14-09 04:22 AM   #141 
  - She could have challenged the call.  Sugarcoated   Sep-13-09 01:36 AM   #54 
  - I don't think you can challenge  bigwillq   Sep-13-09 07:27 PM   #79 
  - Officials need to be held accountable when they fuck up  jakefrep   Sep-13-09 07:43 PM   #82 
  - What about verbal abuse or threats?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 09:34 PM   #119 
     - The official deserved it.  jakefrep   Sep-14-09 07:27 AM   #142 
  - Officials need to be held accountable when they fuck up  jakefrep   Sep-13-09 07:43 PM   #83 
  - Pity she lost it  malaise   Sep-12-09 10:20 PM   #4 
  - Venus is way more introverted...  Kazak   Sep-14-09 05:47 PM   #182 
  - I thought the foot fault was apparent, actually  NWHarkness   Sep-12-09 10:20 PM   #6 
  - Replay didn't show foot fault, did it? nt  jasi2006   Sep-12-09 10:25 PM   #8 
     - I didn't think so, but it wasn't the best camera angle. In the end, too close for me to call.  WillowTree   Sep-12-09 10:27 PM   #9 
     - hence, the line judge. n/t  miyazaki   Sep-12-09 11:55 PM   #21 
     - It was obvious to me. At least an inch or two over.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-12-09 11:57 PM   #23 
  - Yes! Way to go, Kimmie!  Cetacea   Sep-12-09 10:34 PM   #11 
  - A great tennis match ended by anger.  spin   Sep-12-09 10:39 PM   #12 
  - Williams was far from her peak  Dreamer Tatum   Sep-12-09 10:43 PM   #13 
     - Yes, Serena Williams might have been able to win...  spin   Sep-13-09 12:00 PM   #70 
  - Did she call him a liar?  BlueIdaho   Sep-12-09 10:45 PM   #14 
  - ..and then denied that she had threatened the official in the post-meltdown presser...  truebrit71   Sep-12-09 11:16 PM   #15 
  - but it all makes sense, dontcha know...  DeepBlueC   Sep-12-09 11:21 PM   #16 
  - Yeah, I know  rockymountaindem   Sep-12-09 11:51 PM   #20 
  - Sharapova doesn't have game. LOL  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-12-09 11:58 PM   #24 
  - A 6 month suspension should do the trick.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 01:07 AM   #43 
     - Ain't gonna happen.  cwydro   Sep-14-09 12:15 PM   #153 
        - I agree. We'll see what the Grand Slam Committee says though.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-14-09 05:30 PM   #178 
  - She was getting spanked on the court. Should have taken her thumping  geek tragedy   Sep-12-09 11:26 PM   #17 
  - yep  DeepBlueC   Sep-12-09 11:29 PM   #18 
  - Video  Junkdrawer   Sep-12-09 11:45 PM   #19 
  - oooh... thanks for that  DeepBlueC   Sep-13-09 12:01 AM   #26 
  - Her behavior was inexcusable. She deserves a long suspension.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-12-09 11:57 PM   #22 
  - "Should I even bother to play? You just want me to lose?"  hfojvt   Sep-13-09 12:15 AM   #29 
  - "I'm going to shove this ball down your fucking throat." She deserves worse.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 12:34 AM   #30 
  - Funny, people never said stuff like that when McEnroe used to throw  Raineyb   Sep-13-09 12:36 AM   #31 
  - When did he tell a linesman he was going to shove a ball down their fucking throat?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 12:37 AM   #32 
  - Right because flinging rackets is less dangerous than words. n/t  Raineyb   Sep-13-09 12:43 AM   #33 
     - Of course I never said it was. Nice try though.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 12:46 AM   #34 
        - My point's been made. That it went over your head is unsurprising. n/t  Raineyb   Sep-13-09 12:47 AM   #35 
           - I got it. Assaulting officials is fine by you. Sorry I rarely understand idiocy.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 12:49 AM   #36 
  - Or when Jimmy Connors did it either.  GOPNotForMe   Sep-13-09 01:07 AM   #42 
  - Calling someone a son of a bitch and threatening them are 2 entirely different things.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 01:09 AM   #44 
     - OK that was OBVIOUSLY not a serious threat but an outburst.  GOPNotForMe   Sep-13-09 01:11 AM   #45 
        - She broke the rules twice resulting in a point. She was losing anyway.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 01:13 AM   #46 
        - Are you saying that a penalty wouldn't have been called on any player that said that to an official?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 01:14 AM   #49 
        - I have watched a fair amount of tennis  hfojvt   Sep-13-09 01:22 AM   #52 
  - I didn't support Serena's melt down but  malaise   Sep-13-09 06:15 AM   #66 
  - Sure they did  Dorian Gray   Sep-13-09 06:53 AM   #68 
  - if you think mcenroe would've gotten away with what williams did you obviously didn't follow tennis  onenote   Sep-13-09 11:37 PM   #130 
  - Are you sure she said that? What is your source?  hfojvt   Sep-13-09 12:56 AM   #38 
     - Here you go.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 12:57 AM   #39 
     - She was wrong. But read the comments in that article you linked. The racial stuff flying hard.  dolphindance   Sep-13-09 01:14 AM   #48 
        - Tiger wouldn't do anything that stupid. I've never seen Venus threaten a linesman.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 01:15 AM   #50 
        - Tiger Woods is untouchable.  hfojvt   Sep-13-09 01:48 AM   #56 
        - The comments are simply wrong and unfortunate.  suzie   Sep-13-09 06:42 AM   #67 
        - Well...  MellowDem   Sep-13-09 08:11 PM   #100 
     - and another.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 01:01 AM   #40 
     - yep, that is pretty clear and waaaay over the line  hfojvt   Sep-13-09 01:14 AM   #47 
     - The she went on to say she had no idea how the line judge would have felt threatened.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 01:05 AM   #41 
        - yeah, that was pretty silly  hfojvt   Sep-13-09 01:40 AM   #55 
  - Slightly different footage on ESPN web page. See here.  WillowTree   Sep-13-09 01:21 AM   #51 
     - The umpire called the lineswoman over  Sugarcoated   Sep-13-09 01:31 AM   #53 
        - Yeah, but someone here thinks she deserves a 6 mos. suspension.  dolphindance   Sep-13-09 01:50 AM   #57 
        - That sounds extreme  Sugarcoated   Sep-13-09 01:54 AM   #58 
        - O good grief......  WillowTree   Sep-13-09 02:19 AM   #61 
        - you got to be joking right, she went over the line and will be appropriately punished  vadawg   Sep-13-09 03:14 AM   #64 
        - Who are you referring to?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 07:22 PM   #77 
        - What a crock of shit...  TK421   Sep-13-09 08:37 PM   #108 
        - I guess the Grand Slam Committee is full of racists then.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 08:46 PM   #109 
        - Total crock  BoneDaddy   Sep-14-09 08:37 AM   #143 
        - Colour of the skin isn't a factor...the athlete told the official "I will assault you"...  truebrit71   Sep-14-09 11:22 AM   #145 
           - Love your creative use of quotation marks.  BlooInBloo   Sep-14-09 12:58 PM   #162 
              - Huh?  truebrit71   Sep-14-09 01:38 PM   #170 
                 - Did Serena say the words "I will assault you"?  A-Schwarzenegger   Sep-14-09 05:12 PM   #173 
                    - I'll come over there and shove this tennis ball down your fucking throat, so help me God.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-14-09 05:48 PM   #183 
        - I could swear that I *said* I agreed that the UC call was correct. Relax already!  WillowTree   Sep-13-09 02:18 AM   #60 
           - I know what you said  Sugarcoated   Sep-14-09 08:12 PM   #185 
  - McEnroe swore at a linesman in a 1981 match  mr1956   Sep-13-09 12:51 AM   #37 
  - On a somewhat lighter note, the best "outburst" I ever heard in a tennis match...  WillowTree   Sep-13-09 02:16 AM   #59 
  - I don't watch a lot of tennis  fujiyama   Sep-13-09 03:04 AM   #62 
  - I think she did it on purpose.  MellowDem   Sep-13-09 12:06 PM   #71 
  - I have no idea what was on her mind. But her losing it at match point certainly took the glory off  LisaL   Sep-13-09 01:48 PM   #73 
  - I think that was the point as well...  MellowDem   Sep-13-09 02:06 PM   #74 
  - Jeez, if you think Serena threw the match at that point you sure don't know Serena! n/t  Jackeens   Sep-13-09 07:44 PM   #84 
     - I'm assuming you don't either...  MellowDem   Sep-13-09 08:19 PM   #103 
     - dupe nt  MellowDem   Sep-13-09 08:19 PM   #104 
  - I think she should be banned from tennis permanently.  Pangolin2   Sep-13-09 07:46 PM   #85 
  - Really? Why?  tekisui   Sep-13-09 07:49 PM   #87 
  - For being an arrogant twit, I suppose.  Pangolin2   Sep-13-09 07:59 PM   #90 
     - That doesn't warrant a lifetime ban.  bigwillq   Sep-13-09 08:01 PM   # 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-13-09 08:06 PM   #96 
        - And what do you mean  bigwillq   Sep-13-09 08:08 PM   #99 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-13-09 09:16 PM   #111 
     - That would leave about 3 players on the pro tennis circuit.  Jackeens   Sep-13-09 08:02 PM   #92 
     - Fine by me.  Pangolin2   Sep-13-09 08:05 PM   #95 
        - But we'd only have one and a half semi-finals.  Jackeens   Sep-13-09 08:07 PM   #98 
     - She didn't do anything ban-worthy.  tekisui   Sep-13-09 08:14 PM   #101 
        - She got fined 10K (the max)  bigwillq   Sep-13-09 08:18 PM   #102 
        - That all sounds reasonable.  tekisui   Sep-13-09 08:19 PM   #106 
           - I think it's reasonable too.  bigwillq   Sep-13-09 08:31 PM   #107 
           - Supporters of Joe Wilson (I am not one) say the same thing.  Pangolin2   Sep-13-09 09:41 PM   #120 
              - I think she should be punished, as I said a fine and a suspension  tekisui   Sep-13-09 09:52 PM   #122 
        - Wow, not much gets by you, does it?  Pangolin2   Sep-13-09 09:18 PM   #113 
        - The Grand Slam Committee is considering a ban.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-13-09 09:27 PM   #116 
  - Why?  bigwillq   Sep-13-09 07:55 PM   #89 
     - I just said what I think, not what the rulebook provides for. Uh, I -am- allowed to have  Pangolin2   Sep-13-09 08:01 PM   #91 
        - Of course you can have an opinion  bigwillq   Sep-13-09 08:02 PM   #93 
           - Now I have to cite a rule to have an opinion? Remind me again just what fucking country this is...?  Pangolin2   Sep-13-09 08:04 PM   #94 
              - But the only answer you did give was that she was a twit  bigwillq   Sep-13-09 08:07 PM   #97 
                 - Never had so much trouble with the English language. I clearly noted, and you concurred  Pangolin2   Sep-13-09 09:20 PM   #114 
                    - My issue was never with your opinion.  bigwillq   Sep-14-09 09:55 AM   #144 
  - Any form of verbal abuse must not be tolerated. Period.  zoff   Sep-13-09 08:51 PM   #110 
  - This is a long thread, and I'm trying to figure out why I give a shit.  Blue-Jay   Sep-14-09 12:16 AM   #134 
  - Appreciating sportsmanlike behavior  DeepBlueC   Sep-14-09 12:20 AM   #135 
  - SERENA's contrite heartfelt APOLOGY to the lineswoman:  A-Schwarzenegger   Sep-14-09 03:02 AM   #136 
  - I guess I'm missing where she mentions the lineswoman  tishaLA   Sep-14-09 04:04 AM   #139 
  - Oh. She must have forgotten the apology part of the apology.  A-Schwarzenegger   Sep-14-09 04:08 AM   #140 
     - lol  Drunken Irishman   Sep-14-09 12:15 PM   #155 
  - Doesn't matter. As you can see in this thread, *nothing* will satisfy people...  BlooInBloo   Sep-14-09 12:59 PM   #163 
     - Did she have Apology, Part 2?  A-Schwarzenegger   Sep-14-09 05:11 PM   #172 
  - Won't be the first tennis player who lost it on a judge.  Rex   Sep-14-09 03:04 AM   #137 
  - Serena went a bit over the top  LatteLibertine   Sep-14-09 03:20 AM   #138 
  - This seems really uncharacteristic of Serena. She should be strongly admonished,  Romulox   Sep-14-09 11:28 AM   #146 
  - She was fined.  bigwillq   Sep-14-09 11:41 AM   #148 
  - She probably cost herself a lot of future calls as well  Gator_Matt   Sep-14-09 11:37 AM   #147 
  - Another nice apology this morning. Unfortunately she is about to discover....  BlooInBloo   Sep-14-09 11:49 AM   #149 
  - Your OP is incorrect.  cwydro   Sep-14-09 12:09 PM   #151 
  - The OP should be fined and suspended.  A-Schwarzenegger   Sep-14-09 12:15 PM   #154 
  - Banned for life (nt)  bigwillq   Sep-14-09 12:16 PM   #156 
  - Lose all her commercial endorsements.  A-Schwarzenegger   Sep-14-09 12:23 PM   #157 
     - Be forced to watch only Glenn Beck  bigwillq   Sep-14-09 12:25 PM   #158 
  - lol!  cwydro   Sep-14-09 12:33 PM   #160 
  - oopsie  DeepBlueC   Sep-14-09 01:04 PM   #164 
  - It makes a huge difference  Renew Deal   Sep-14-09 01:10 PM   #167 
     - She may have lost on points  DeepBlueC   Sep-14-09 04:54 PM   #171 
  - if I could still edit the text...  DeepBlueC   Sep-14-09 05:26 PM   #177 
  - I think Serena should withdraw from every major tourney  Mosby   Sep-14-09 12:39 PM   #161 
  - There is a review system  bigwillq   Sep-14-09 01:05 PM   #165 
  - people watch tennis  snooper2   Sep-14-09 01:06 PM   #166 
  - Looks like her foot's on the tape to me.  immoderate   Sep-14-09 06:07 PM   #184 
 

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