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PostPosted: 05/14/17 10:41 pm    ::: Congrats to Taurasi and Penny! Reply Reply with quote

http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/wnba/mercury/2017/05/15/phoenix-mercury-star-diana-taurasi-marries-former-mercury-player-penny-taylor/321798001/



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PostPosted: 05/15/17 7:55 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I hope they have a long and wonderful life together!



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PostPosted: 05/15/17 8:53 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Awesome , so its real . I was stuck thinking this article was a hoax since this was the only one posted online through google search . Glad to see its true congrats ! PFT Penny Effin Taurasi Laughing



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PostPosted: 05/15/17 1:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Congrats to the happy couple.


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PostPosted: 05/15/17 5:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Is it common knowledge, or am I the only person to realize that an anagaram of "Diana Lorena Taurasi" is "An Australian I Adore"?


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PostPosted: 05/15/17 7:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Congrats to Diana and Penny!

That said, the following photo from 2007 now has a different feel and vibe to it. Wink




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PostPosted: 05/16/17 6:59 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Apparently, the W has no fraternization rules. Especially relationships between management and craft.



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PostPosted: 05/16/17 7:14 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Apparently, the W has no fraternization rules. Especially relationships between management and craft.


You would think Swoopes/Scott and Lieberman/DeForge would have taught them a lesson.



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pilight wrote:
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Apparently, the W has no fraternization rules. Especially relationships between management and craft.


You would think Swoopes/Scott and Lieberman/DeForge would have taught them a lesson.


so I guess in your theory one rotten apple spoils the barrel. At any rate, clearly the relationship started as equals (if you could ever say DT was 'equal' to anybody!). Like any relationship it could succeed...or it could fail. That's life.

On the cynical side, I was just wondering about it in terms of a way to give a player more compensation than they are allowed to have. Like if EDD's wife were given a high paying job in the Mystics organization, wouldn't that raise a few eyebrows...(or how about Angel's, since that is closer to home for you)



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PostPosted: 05/16/17 12:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Like if EDD's wife were given a high paying job in the Mystics organization, wouldn't that raise a few eyebrows...(or how about Angel's, since that is closer to home for you)


You don't want one having a supervisory position over the other. Otherwise, I'd be very excited if the Dream gave Brande Elise a sinecure to keep Angel in town.



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PostPosted: 05/16/17 7:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Looking great!



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PostPosted: 05/16/17 7:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Very happy for them. Very Happy



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Those rings tho.. Laughing



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PostPosted: 05/16/17 9:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

you know when you see a couple that is just meant to be together? DT and PT are one of them. Congrats.


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PostPosted: 05/16/17 9:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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On the cynical side, I was just wondering about it in terms of a way to give a player more compensation than they are allowed to have. Like if EDD's wife were given a high paying job in the Mystics organization, wouldn't that raise a few eyebrows...(or how about Angel's, since that is closer to home for you)


This would appear to be covered under Article XV, section 2...

No Unauthorized Agreements.

(a) At no time shall there be any agreements or transactions of any kind (whether disclosed or undisclosed to the WNBA), express or implied, oral or written, or promises, undertakings, representations, commitments, inducements, assurances of intent, or understandings of any kind (whether disclosed or undisclosed to the WNBA), between a player (or any person or entity controlled by, related to, or acting with authority on behalf of such player) and any Team (or Team Affiliate):

(i) concerning any future extension or amendment of an existing Standard Player Contract or Team Marketing and Promotional Agreement, or entry into a new Standard Player Contract or Team Marketing and Promotional Agreement; or

(ii) except as permitted by this Agreement or as set forth in a Standard Player Contract (provided that the Team has not intentionally delayed submitting such Standard Player Contract for approval by the WNBA) or Team Marketing and Promotional Agreement, involving compensation or consideration of any kind or anything else of value to be paid, furnished or made available by, to, or for the benefit of the player, or any person or entity controlled by, related to, or acting with authority on behalf of the player; or

(iii) except as permitted by this Agreement, involving an investment or business opportunity to be furnished or made available by, to, or for the benefit of the player, or any person or entity controlled by, related to, or acting with authority on behalf of the player.

(b) In addition to the foregoing, it shall be a violation of this Section 2 for any Team (or Team Affiliate) or any player (or any person or entity controlled by, related to, or acting with authority on behalf of such player) to attempt to enter into or to solicit any agreement, transaction, promise, undertaking, representation, commitment, inducement, assurance of intent or understanding that would be prohibited by Section 2(a) above.

(c) A violation of Section 2(a) or 2(b) above may be proven by direct or circumstantial evidence, including, but not limited to, evidence that a Standard Player Contract or Team Marketing and Promotional Agreement, or any term or provision thereof, cannot rationally be explained in the absence of conduct violative of Section 2(a) or 2(b). The foregoing sentence shall not limit the nature or character of the evidence that may be proffered or that, consistent with any applicable rules of evidence, may be admitted in any proceeding conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Agreement.

(d) In any proceeding brought before the Arbitrator pursuant to this Section 2, no adverse inference shall be drawn against the party initiating such proceeding because that party, when it first suspected or believed that a violation of Section 2 may have occurred, deferred the initiation of such proceeding until it had further reason to believe that such a violation had occurred.

(e) A player will not be found to have committed a violation of Section 2(a)(ii) above if the violation is the Team’s intentional delay in submitting a Standard Player Contract to the WNBA and this was done without the player’s knowledge.

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That's a lot of legalese to parse through (2(a) is practically poetry), but it appears to boil down to whether the non-player's benefit can be rationally explained as something other than an attempt to circumvent the salary cap.



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PostPosted: 05/16/17 10:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Awww. Congrats ladies. For some reason I wished they could've both wore a necklace, esp DT. LOL. I love the simplistic look though.



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Very happy for them. 2 of my fave players Very Happy


p.s not into Penny's dress. Not liking the front



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I want to know who did DT's makeup. She looks fabulous!



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Congratulations to Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor. They appear to be very much in love, and I hope that they get to enjoy a wonderful and happy life together.

With that said, does anyone here besides me feel any empathy for Rodrigo at all?



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They make a nice couple and it's been known for quite a while. Didn't they buy a house together in SoCal a few years ago?

I know nothing about same sex marriage ceremonies, and am wondering if there's any significance to the fact that Penny is wearing something akin to a traditional bridal gown whereas Diana is dressed in slacks and jacket. Is that usual, and if so, how is it decided who wears what?
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Silky Johnson wrote:
Congratulations to Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor. They appear to be very much in love, and I hope that they get to enjoy a wonderful and happy life together.

With that said, does anyone here besides me feel any empathy for Rodrigo at all?


It has been 8 years. He probably got over it.

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Penny is wearing something akin to a traditional bridal gown whereas Diana is dressed in slacks and jacket. Is that usual, and if so, how is it decided who wears what?


Good luck trying to get Taurasi into a dress Laughing Laughing



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Silky Johnson wrote:
Congratulations to Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor. They appear to be very much in love, and I hope that they get to enjoy a wonderful and happy life together.

With that said, does anyone here besides me feel any empathy for Rodrigo at all?


______X [and raises hand]

This reminds me of Woody Allen's 1979 movie Manhattan, where he plays a writer whose ex-wife (played by Meryl Streep) has become a lesbian and is writing a book of her own about her marriage with Woody's character, much to Woody's embarrassment.

On a real-life instance, it also brings to mind of actor Lou Diamond Phillips, who married Julie Cypher in 1987. The two divorced in 1990 and Julie announced she was a lesbian and started dating singer Melissa Etheridge. Julie and Melissa became partners for 10 years.



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Silky Johnson wrote:
With that said, does anyone here besides me feel any empathy for Rodrigo at all?


Why? Divorce isn't uncommon anymore.


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Michelle89 wrote:
Silky Johnson wrote:
Congratulations to Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor. They appear to be very much in love, and I hope that they get to enjoy a wonderful and happy life together.

With that said, does anyone here besides me feel any empathy for Rodrigo at all?


It has been 8 years. He probably got over it.


Maybe. Maybe not. I wasn't really asking whether people thought he was "over" it, and I didn't realize that there was a statute of limitations on empathy.


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Silky Johnson wrote:
With that said, does anyone here besides me feel any empathy for Rodrigo at all?


Why? Divorce isn't uncommon anymore.


What does that have to do with anything? As far as I know, Gil wasn't a bad husband, nor did he do wrong by Penny. Is there any reason why I shouldn't feel empathy for a person whose marriage ends for reasons that were, TTBOMK, completely outside of their control?



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Silky Johnson wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
Silky Johnson wrote:
Congratulations to Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor. They appear to be very much in love, and I hope that they get to enjoy a wonderful and happy life together.

With that said, does anyone here besides me feel any empathy for Rodrigo at all?


It has been 8 years. He probably got over it.


Maybe. Maybe not. I wasn't really asking whether people thought he was "over" it, and I didn't realize that there was a statute of limitations on empathy.


miller40 wrote:
Silky Johnson wrote:
With that said, does anyone here besides me feel any empathy for Rodrigo at all?


Why? Divorce isn't uncommon anymore.


What does that have to do with anything? As far as I know, Gil wasn't a bad husband, nor did he do wrong by Penny. Is there any reason why I shouldn't feel empathy for a person whose marriage ends for reasons that were, TTBOMK, completely outside of their control?


I have no idea why they divorced. Maybe you know more about that than me.

Also, bisexuality exists.


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Congratulations to Dee and Penny. About time! FWIW, Penny's title is Player development coach. Probably to work with Stephanie Talbot and those that can use it. Also, likely acclimating the many new players to Sandy's system. Really don't see a conflict. After all Dee is the GOAT. In other FWIW's, Rodrigo wasn't so perfect in the faithful area. But, I prefer to stay in celebratory mode ! If you've seen Dee and Penny interact, you know this is a great match! Wishing them many happy years together



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Michelle89 wrote:

Good luck trying to get Taurasi into a dress Laughing Laughing


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what is Dee like off the court? i get the impression she is a pretty laid back person.


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They make a nice couple and it's been known for quite a while. Didn't they buy a house together in SoCal a few years ago?

I know nothing about same sex marriage ceremonies, and am wondering if there's any significance to the fact that Penny is wearing something akin to a traditional bridal gown whereas Diana is dressed in slacks and jacket. Is that usual, and if so, how is it decided who wears what?


Do you really not know anything? That is so surprising to me. How can that be? Razz Apart from the usual daily encounters with people of all types of marriages and partnerships - it also seems hard to scroll through anything online without encountering a Buzzfeed 28 pictures of cute grandparents at gay weddings-type article.

My own experience of same sex marriage ceremonies is that they are as varied in clothing & dress codes and as full of teary speeches as opposite sex marriage ceremonies.


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Silky Johnson wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
Silky Johnson wrote:
Congratulations to Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor. They appear to be very much in love, and I hope that they get to enjoy a wonderful and happy life together.

With that said, does anyone here besides me feel any empathy for Rodrigo at all?


It has been 8 years. He probably got over it.


Maybe. Maybe not. I wasn't really asking whether people thought he was "over" it, and I didn't realize that there was a statute of limitations on empathy.


miller40 wrote:
Silky Johnson wrote:
With that said, does anyone here besides me feel any empathy for Rodrigo at all?


Why? Divorce isn't uncommon anymore.


What does that have to do with anything? As far as I know, Gil wasn't a bad husband, nor did he do wrong by Penny. Is there any reason why I shouldn't feel empathy for a person whose marriage ends for reasons that were, TTBOMK, completely outside of their control?


I also found this a funny comment - I guess I don't usually wonder about an acquaintance's first marriage when celebrating their second (haven't had too much occasion to do this - but have had some). I have to wonder, is it empathy or assumption? Wouldn't empathy require that the other party articulate their pain? I'm not sure how it can be shared and understood if it isn't directly known. (By the way - I'm not trying to be hostile or snarky - my apologies if this comes across as such. I'm genuinely curious - would like to know a little about how you view the world to better understand where you're coming from with this post.)


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I want to know who did DT's makeup. She looks fabulous!

Couldn't disagree more....DT looks MUCH better without it, imo. And Penny's makes her look like she's got double shiners! Razz They're both 2 people who (imo) do NOT need makeup to look their best.

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I know nothing about same sex marriage ceremonies, and am wondering if there's any significance to the fact that Penny is wearing something akin to a traditional bridal gown whereas Diana is dressed in slacks and jacket. Is that usual, and if so, how is it decided who wears what?


I'd say the only 'significance' implied is that they expressed their own comfort levels in dressing for such an occasion.

Decisions like that are dictated by the individuals, as in any wedding. Some prefer traditional, some enjoy getting creative, regardless of same-sex or hetero couples. My husband and I got married in a civil ceremony, and we both wore suits. He chose a tie, and I stayed with an open-collar. But I've seen 2 gals BOTH wear white dresses, or both wear suits, or any combination thereof. And--literally--the same combos can be donned by 2 guys.



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I have no idea why they divorced. Maybe you know more about that than me.

I don't know anything, that's kind of my point. I mean, I am the most "hardcore" WNBA fan I know IRL (which is really just to say that I like the WNBA) but, compared to, like, 99 percent of the posters at Rebkell, I am little more than a casual fan of women's basketball. Several people here have, or at least claim to have, inside information that I am not privy to. So, maybe they know something that I don't... As far as I know, Rodrigo never did Penny wrong, never put his hands on her, never verbally abused her, never publicly embarrassed her... AFAIK, he never even left the seat up. He just fell in love with someone who fell in love with somebody else.

And I'm not even implying that Penny did anything wrong, so don't get that twisted, either. I'd just like to think that I'd have empathy for any person whose marriage ended through no fault of their own. Now, if someone comes round to educate me about a laundry list of Rodrigo's faults, that I was previously unaware of, then I will retract my statement. Otherwise, I ask again: why shouldn't I feel empathy for the guy? It's not like being happy for Diana and Penny requires me to look at Rodrigo and be like, "Welp, sorry about your damned luck, boy!"

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Which has to do with what? Is the implication that Penny is bisexual, therefore the reason why she and Rodrigo got divorced is because he screwed something up?

justinabina wrote:
I also found this a funny comment - I guess I don't usually wonder about an acquaintance's first marriage when celebrating their second (haven't had too much occasion to do this - but have had some). I have to wonder, is it empathy or assumption?

What, exactly, do you think I am assuming?

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I don't know why it would 'require' that? Can't I just empathize with someone whose marriage has failed? I mean, I empathize with Penny, too, but in her case, I can celebrate that she has moved on with the love of her life. I don't know that about Rodrigo, and my Google-fu is so weak, I wouldn't know how to find out. FWIW, when my best friend got remarried, I felt empathy for his first wife, even though she and I were never close. I just think it's unfortunate when a marriage ends, that's all: I don't really need to know whether or not the person is 'in pain' over it.



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If anybody got the worst end of it its probably LJ because she lost 2 good friends over it..



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If anybody got the worst end of it its probably LJ because she lost 2 good friends over it..


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GlennMacGrady wrote:
I know nothing about same sex marriage ceremonies, and am wondering if there's any significance to the fact that Penny is wearing something akin to a traditional bridal gown whereas Diana is dressed in slacks and jacket. Is that usual, and if so, how is it decided who wears what?


I'd say the only 'significance' implied is that they expressed their own comfort levels in dressing for such an occasion.

Decisions like that are dictated by the individuals, as in any wedding. Some prefer traditional, some enjoy getting creative, regardless of same-sex or hetero couples. My husband and I got married in a civil ceremony, and we both wore suits. He chose a tie, and I stayed with an open-collar. But I've seen 2 gals BOTH wear white dresses, or both wear suits, or any combination thereof. And--literally--the same combos can be donned by 2 guys.


Agreed, though I must admit, I've not seen two guys get married in poufy white dresses. But perhaps I don't get out enough. Wink

Also, Glenn (or anyone else wondering), one can draw no conclusions about the couple based on these clothing choices. It's possible that the one who prefers suits and slacks mows the lawn and the girly girl does the cooking. But it's equally possible that the pants-wearer is the stay-at-home mom and the girly girl changes the oil in the cars. Same-sex couples have the luxury of simply defining their roles based on their own personal preferences without centuries of cultural expectations getting in the way. Seems as though opposite sex couples are more and more doing the same these days.


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Michelle89 wrote:
If anybody got the worst end of it its probably LJ because she lost 2 good friends over it..


Yeah, I was about to ask about that.


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Howee wrote:


GlennMacGrady wrote:
I know nothing about same sex marriage ceremonies, and am wondering if there's any significance to the fact that Penny is wearing something akin to a traditional bridal gown whereas Diana is dressed in slacks and jacket. Is that usual, and if so, how is it decided who wears what?


I'd say the only 'significance' implied is that they expressed their own comfort levels in dressing for such an occasion.

Decisions like that are dictated by the individuals, as in any wedding. Some prefer traditional, some enjoy getting creative, regardless of same-sex or hetero couples. My husband and I got married in a civil ceremony, and we both wore suits. He chose a tie, and I stayed with an open-collar. But I've seen 2 gals BOTH wear white dresses, or both wear suits, or any combination thereof. And--literally--the same combos can be donned by 2 guys.


Agreed, though I must admit, I've not seen two guys get married in poufy white dresses. But perhaps I don't get out enough. Wink

Also, Glenn (or anyone else wondering), one can draw no conclusions about the couple based on these clothing choices. It's possible that the one who prefers suits and slacks mows the lawn and the girly girl does the cooking. But it's equally possible that the pants-wearer is the stay-at-home mom and the girly girl changes the oil in the cars. Same-sex couples have the luxury of simply defining their roles based on their own personal preferences without centuries of cultural expectations getting in the way. Seems as though opposite sex couples are more and more doing the same these days.


Thanks to you who have answered my question seriously. I readily admit that I have never attended a same sex marriage ceremony, don't personally know any same sex married couples (at least who admit it), and am generally uninterested at this point in my life in the subject, or pictures, of any kind of marriage ceremonies.

But I am interested in Diana and Penny.

Another thing that sparked my interest in same sex marriage practices was a comment in another thread -- I don't recall by whom -- to the effect that Penny might have babies someday. I immediately thought: Why Penny and not Diana? Is there some underlying assumption that would lead in that direction? It might be considered a basketball loss, or even a societal loss, if Diana's genes are never propagated.
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Another thing that sparked my interest in same sex marriage practices was a comment in another thread -- I don't recall by whom -- to the effect that Penny might have babies someday. I immediately thought: Why Penny and not Diana? Is there some underlying assumption that would lead in that direction? It might be considered a basketball loss, or even a societal loss, if Diana's genes are never propagated.


In the short term it's because Diana is still playing and Penny isn't. Better to have D earning at full capacity, which she wouldn't be able to do if she was pregnant. Penny can be Director of Player Development practically right up to her due date. Diana would have to take time off from playing by the 4th or 5th month.



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PostPosted: 05/18/17 3:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Congratulations to Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor. They appear to be very much in love, and I hope that they get to enjoy a wonderful and happy life together.

With that said, does anyone here besides me feel any empathy for Rodrigo at all?
Dude. Rodrigo is remarried with two kids already. Why exactly should we feel bad for him?



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GlennMacGrady wrote:
Another thing that sparked my interest in same sex marriage practices was a comment in another thread -- I don't recall by whom -- to the effect that Penny might have babies someday. I immediately thought: Why Penny and not Diana? Is there some underlying assumption that would lead in that direction? It might be considered a basketball loss, or even a societal loss, if Diana's genes are never propagated.


In the short term it's because Diana is still playing and Penny isn't. Better to have D earning at full capacity, which she wouldn't be able to do if she was pregnant. Penny can be Director of Player Development practically right up to her due date. Diana would have to take time off from playing by the 4th or 5th month.


And its because Penny has said in interviews in the past that she wanted children



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PostPosted: 05/18/17 6:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

caune wrote:
Silky Johnson wrote:
Congratulations to Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor. They appear to be very much in love, and I hope that they get to enjoy a wonderful and happy life together.

With that said, does anyone here besides me feel any empathy for Rodrigo at all?
Dude. Rodrigo is remarried with two kids already. Why exactly should we feel bad for him?

1) because he's married
2) because he's got 2 kids
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PostPosted: 05/18/17 7:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Silky Johnson wrote:

What, exactly, do you think I am assuming?

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Wouldn't empathy require that the other party articulate their pain?


I don't know why it would 'require' that? Can't I just empathize with someone whose marriage has failed? I mean, I empathize with Penny, too, but in her case, I can celebrate that she has moved on with the love of her life. I don't know that about Rodrigo, and my Google-fu is so weak, I wouldn't know how to find out. FWIW, when my best friend got remarried, I felt empathy for his first wife, even though she and I were never close. I just think it's unfortunate when a marriage ends, that's all: I don't really need to know whether or not the person is 'in pain' over it.


It seemed to me you were assuming that Rodrigo must be sad, heartbroken, verklempt etc. about this marriage. Empathy - as I understand it - means an effort to understand feelings that have been shared with you, privately or publicly, directly or indirectly. I didn't know Rodrigo had made any kind of statement of his thoughts on the marriage.

Sorry, I don't mean to get picky about semantics - I realize this can lead to some pretty awful and ultimately unproductive bickering online. I recognize I'm acting just like the posters I quickly scroll past and don't bother reading! I'll drop it now. All the best.


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PostPosted: 05/18/17 10:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
caune wrote:
Silky Johnson wrote:
Congratulations to Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor. They appear to be very much in love, and I hope that they get to enjoy a wonderful and happy life together.

With that said, does anyone here besides me feel any empathy for Rodrigo at all?
Dude. Rodrigo is remarried with two kids already. Why exactly should we feel bad for him?

1) because he's married
2) because he's got 2 kids
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'I should be treated exactly the same as everyone else': Basketball great Penny Taylor calls for marriage equality
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In America and many other Western countries they are a married couple but in Australia they are not. And this is what has caused Taylor to speak out
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"In many ways Australia is so progressive and I love my country yet in this one area we have fallen behind, quite frankly."

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/basketball/i-should-be-treated-exactly-the-same-as-everyone-else-basketball-great-penny-taylor-calls-for-marriage-equality-20170519-gw8wsx.html

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Former Australian Opals captain Penny Taylor slams Australia’s lack of progression after marriage to Diana Taurasi
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I am an Australian. I grew up eating my Weet-Bix every morning. I adore the smell of eucalyptus. I say “no worries” about 1000 times a day.
I have taken immense pride in being a “tough Aussie”, representing my country around the world playing the sport I love. I’ve worn the green and gold at three Olympic Games and four world championships, competed in Europe and the WNBA in the US for over 15 years.
Yet, on the weekend, I married in a foreign country because, in the eyes of my own country, I am not equal. I am unable to marry the person I love and have it recognised equally under Australian law. We believe ourselves to be a progressive country. An accepting country. But until we ALL have equal rights, no more or less, this is untrue.
I look forward to a future where Australian children are raised knowing that, no matter who they love, they are a valid, included, and respected part of the fabric of Australia.
— PENNY TAYLOR

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/former-australian-opals-captain-penny-taylor-slams-australias-lack-of-progression-after-marriage-to-diana-taurasi/news-story/ec23ebf8daa90d5d5a5ba22634597274

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Her ledgeness shows no sign of stopping even with her playing days behind her.



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PostPosted: 05/19/17 6:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

caune wrote:
Silky Johnson wrote:
Congratulations to Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor. They appear to be very much in love, and I hope that they get to enjoy a wonderful and happy life together.

With that said, does anyone here besides me feel any empathy for Rodrigo at all?
Dude. Rodrigo is remarried with two kids already. Why exactly should we feel bad for him?


Well, I didn't know that; like I said, my Google-fu is weak. Even so, I always feel bad when I hear that a marriage has failed.

Michelle89 wrote:
If anybody got the worst end of it its probably LJ because she lost 2 good friends over it..


This, too, is deserving of empathy. This is most unfortunate, indeed.



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PostPosted: 05/19/17 11:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Silky Johnson wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
If anybody got the worst end of it its probably LJ because she lost 2 good friends over it..


This, too, is deserving of empathy. This is most unfortunate, indeed.

Wait. What?? How did Lauren get involved here?? Shocked



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PostPosted: 05/20/17 12:49 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Howee wrote:
Silky Johnson wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
If anybody got the worst end of it its probably LJ because she lost 2 good friends over it..


This, too, is deserving of empathy. This is most unfortunate, indeed.

Wait. What?? How did Lauren get involved here?? Shocked


Lauren and DT...

Lauren and Penny obviously grew up playing one another, good friends...


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PostPosted: 05/20/17 2:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

sammieee wrote:
Howee wrote:
Silky Johnson wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
If anybody got the worst end of it its probably LJ because she lost 2 good friends over it..


This, too, is deserving of empathy. This is most unfortunate, indeed.

Wait. What?? How did Lauren get involved here?? Shocked


Lauren and DT...

Lauren and Penny obviously grew up playing one another, good friends...

Mmmmmmyeah, no, I'm still not getting it. LJ and DT are no longer friends? Don't mean to be dense, but I thought all were pals.



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PostPosted: 05/20/17 5:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Howee wrote:
sammieee wrote:
Howee wrote:
Silky Johnson wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
If anybody got the worst end of it its probably LJ because she lost 2 good friends over it..


This, too, is deserving of empathy. This is most unfortunate, indeed.

Wait. What?? How did Lauren get involved here?? Shocked


Lauren and DT...

Lauren and Penny obviously grew up playing one another, good friends...

Mmmmmmyeah, no, I'm still not getting it. LJ and DT are no longer friends? Don't mean to be dense, but I thought all were pals.
Lauren was invited to the wedding. She tweeted out the invite. I would imagine that means they are all still friends, no?



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PostPosted: 05/21/17 3:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

caune wrote:
Howee wrote:
sammieee wrote:
Howee wrote:
Silky Johnson wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
If anybody got the worst end of it its probably LJ because she lost 2 good friends over it..


This, too, is deserving of empathy. This is most unfortunate, indeed.

Wait. What?? How did Lauren get involved here?? Shocked


Lauren and DT...

Lauren and Penny obviously grew up playing one another, good friends...

Mmmmmmyeah, no, I'm still not getting it. LJ and DT are no longer friends? Don't mean to be dense, but I thought all were pals.
Lauren was invited to the wedding. She tweeted out the invite. I would imagine that means they are all still friends, no?


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