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PostPosted: 09/28/06 12:07 pm    ::: Encounters with Fans Reply Reply with quote

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"You know in Phoenix we had a really good fanbase of people that have been there since the very first year, and this is my fifth season there, so they feel very much like a part of my life and I feel like I've been a part of their life as well. It's interesting to me that I can be in any city and see fans there that I recognize their faces and know their names, so I think that's probably an interesting fan thing.


http://www.wnba.com/voices/fanencounters_060927.html


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PostPosted: 09/28/06 12:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Keira, TSW, etc. LOOK AT DIANA'S "FAN ENCOUNTER"!!!



Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
"Do you know someone named Precious? He is very dear to UConn and to their fans. So I would say just knowing Precious."



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PostPosted: 09/28/06 12:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

No Liberty player reactions. This is my surprised face. (Although Whitmore's fanatic fan spends the other 30 games of the season as a Liberty fan, and she and her partner won the Liberty Superfan contest one year.)

Of course, this might be because there's not a lot of interaction between Liberty players and Liberty fans anymore...



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PostPosted: 09/28/06 12:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Queenie wrote:
No Liberty player reactions. This is my surprised face. (Although Whitmore's fanatic fan spends the other 30 games of the season as a Liberty fan, and she and her partner won the Liberty Superfan contest one year.)

Of course, this might be because there's not a lot of interaction between Liberty players and Liberty fans anymore...


but you know Precious too right Queenie? He's been seen at the Garden hanging out...figuratively speaking here.



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PostPosted: 09/28/06 12:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I didn't like LL's response very much....



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PostPosted: 09/28/06 12:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

That's a good article. I loved Lisa's and Catch's responses for their off-the-cuffness and honesty. Yo's story of the little girl and the mickey mouse ears touched me. Sophia's answer surprised me. Makes me want to fly to San Antonio and bug her to sign something, lol .

I'm wondering which Rebkellian flew from Chicago to LA because that's something Rebkellian's do without blinking, especially if we can combine business or vacation. And I'm wondering, lol, who the heck is Precious' after reading Taurasi's.


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PostPosted: 09/28/06 12:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I loved Tamika's response, Yo's, and TT's.



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PostPosted: 09/28/06 1:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

TweetyMulatto wrote:
I didn't like LL's response very much....


I thought LL's was one of the only one's that said much. Whether purposeful or not, it went beyond the league's talking point. I thought it was a lot more interesting than most of the others.


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PostPosted: 09/28/06 1:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

[quote="TweetyMulatto"]I loved Tamika's response, Yo's, and TT's.[/quote

OMG I know Nicole used to sit near her at MSG
Hope she reads it



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PostPosted: 09/28/06 1:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PUmatty wrote:
TweetyMulatto wrote:
I didn't like LL's response very much....


I thought LL's was one of the only one's that said much. Whether purposeful or not, it went beyond the league's talking point. I thought it was a lot more interesting than most of the others.


Agreed. And it says a lot. Would you see people physically grabbing NBA players and dragging them over to kids? Doubt it...unless they had a death wish.


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PostPosted: 09/28/06 1:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

dtsnms wrote:
Queenie wrote:
No Liberty player reactions. This is my surprised face. (Although Whitmore's fanatic fan spends the other 30 games of the season as a Liberty fan, and she and her partner won the Liberty Superfan contest one year.)

Of course, this might be because there's not a lot of interaction between Liberty players and Liberty fans anymore...


but you know Precious too right Queenie? He's been seen at the Garden hanging out...figuratively speaking here.


I saw Precious one time! LOL! Out in Indianapolis for the Final Four he was hanging out at the WBCA game and Diana yells out "PRECIOUS!!! What's up?!?" Since then I've seen Precious on TV during games, and it never fails...I say "PRECIOUS!" Laughing Laughing



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PostPosted: 09/28/06 1:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I, too, agree with what Lisa said. What makes the league wonderful as fans is what also sort of makes bush-league to many observers. I have seen many fans get upset because a player won't stop and sign when they are running to the back a few minutes before it's time prepare for tipoff. Or they think the ladies can sign while they are warming-up. As a fan, I think that's a little over the top.


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PostPosted: 09/28/06 2:42 pm    ::: Re: Encounters with Fans Reply Reply with quote

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Kayte Christensen, Phoenix Mercury
"You know in Phoenix we had a really good fanbase of people that have been there since the very first year, and this is my fifth season there, so they feel very much like a part of my life and I feel like I've been a part of their life as well. It's interesting to me that I can be in any city and see fans there that I recognize their faces and know their names, so I think that's probably an interesting fan thing.


http://www.wnba.com/voices/fanencounters_060927.html


Kayte is great with us "fanatics" Wink



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PostPosted: 09/28/06 4:35 pm    ::: Re: Encounters with Fans Reply Reply with quote

Who the hell is Precious?? Is that the guy commonly and affectionately known among som Lib fans as "Thomas Jefferson"??? That's the only one I can think of...b/c he's also at Sun AND UCONN games.

Unless the Judy w/ the wig doubles up as a cabaret dancer Wink



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PostPosted: 09/28/06 4:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Yes, Keira, that's TJ, a very known face and persona at the Garden, second only to Olga guy.



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PostPosted: 09/28/06 6:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Yes, Keira, that's TJ, a very known face and persona at the Garden, second only to Olga guy.


Who is "Olga Guy"



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PostPosted: 09/28/06 6:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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BCBG25 wrote:
Yes, Keira, that's TJ, a very known face and persona at the Garden, second only to Olga guy.


Who is "Olga Guy"


Uh, the guy who wears Olga's jersey?



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PostPosted: 09/28/06 7:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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BCBG25 wrote:
Yes, Keira, that's TJ, a very known face and persona at the Garden, second only to Olga guy.


Who is "Olga Guy"


Uh, the guy who wears Olga's jersey?


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PostPosted: 09/28/06 10:31 pm    ::: Re: Encounters with Fans Reply Reply with quote

KeiraNY wrote:
Who the hell is Precious?? Is that the guy commonly and affectionately known among som Lib fans as "Thomas Jefferson"??? That's the only one I can think of...b/c he's also at Sun AND UCONN games.

Unless the Judy w/ the wig doubles up as a cabaret dancer Wink


Is that the guy who smells like two bottles of cheap cologne?



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PostPosted: 09/28/06 10:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Am I the only one who is bothered that TT used "conversate" in her reply?

As far as I know this isn't even close to being a word...try "converse".

TT has my respect (LL gets my disdain), yet didn't she go to college?

Sorry, ebonics are a pet peave.


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PostPosted: 09/28/06 11:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

mb1, are you ignorant or what? Tina is smart enough. And comes off as very bright. And please don't throw out ebonics about anyone of color that is from the United States. Who cares what TT said? Who are you to question her degree or anything else? Talk about narrowminded. I guess that's just another example of trying to check people.

We, as African-Americans, don't have to rely on ebonics to convey our thoughts. You need to check yourself next time. Is that clearly enough for you?


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PostPosted: 09/28/06 11:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sorry, that's clear. I WOULDN'T WANT TO GET READ.


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PostPosted: 09/28/06 11:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Am I the only one who is bothered that TT used "conversate" in her reply?

As far as I know this isn't even close to being a word...try "converse".

TT has my respect (LL gets my disdain), yet didn't she go to college?

Sorry, ebonics are a pet peave.


"Conversate" is ridiculous. So is "agreeance," see: Fred Durst, extremely white Limpbizkit boy. Neither are from any accepted language spoken in 2006 on the planet Earth.

Please, stop stepping behind "Ebonics" for protection against bad English. People of all races are negligent when it comes to the spoken and written word. Bad grammar is bad grammar, regardless of race--ignorance is ignorance. (Sorry, TT, I like you a whole hell of a lot better than Fred Durst, but you got to face the truth. A made-up word is, well, a made-up word, and you're both guilty, guilty, guity.)

See also: "Pet peave."



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PostPosted: 09/28/06 11:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Could the league not get hold of people because they're now overseas? Because a lot of the replies were just wasted with, "nothing yet" stuff. I'd rather have 13 solid answers instead of that.

And I think just proves to myself why I dislike Ticha. All those years playing pro and she has nothing to say. Maybe if she actually smiled and looked pleasant one time, someone might want to talk to her.



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PostPosted: 09/29/06 8:24 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ebonics? Wow. People actually fell for that propaganda? And still do? Wow. Ebonics exists about as much as trees with million dollar leaves. That term is about as degrading as telling a kid in Bed Stuy that he "speaks well". Next we're going to be discussing "street cred". Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 09/29/06 8:35 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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And I think just proves to myself why I dislike Ticha. All those years playing pro and she has nothing to say. Maybe if she actually smiled and looked pleasant one time, someone might want to talk to her.


This from the person who was wisked away from people in Mohegan Sun by the guy with her with a "aw hell no" when people were trying to get her autograph. He grabbed her by the arm and they took off. Then when they came back out, he just waived everyone away and when I asked how about one for the kids was answered with "no way, man, we're out of here"



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PostPosted: 09/29/06 8:44 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

dtsnms wrote:
Sass wrote:
And I think just proves to myself why I dislike Ticha. All those years playing pro and she has nothing to say. Maybe if she actually smiled and looked pleasant one time, someone might want to talk to her.


This from the person who was wisked away from people in Mohegan Sun by the guy with her with a "aw hell no" when people were trying to get her autograph. He grabbed her by the arm and they took off. Then when they came back out, he just waived everyone away and when I asked how about one for the kids was answered with "no way, man, we're out of here"


Damn. I did find her answer to be a little weird considering how long she's been in the league. I find stuff like that funny in a weird way. It's like one player who saw a bunch of people running toward her in a hotel lobby and started running off in a huff talking about "I'm not signing no muthaf***in autographs today" only to have everyone run past her to en route to getting another player's autograph. Player #2 was in the lobby signing when I got back a half hour later while Player #1 stormed off shocked that no one recognized her. Laughing
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Ebonics? Wow. People actually fell for that propaganda? And still do? Wow. Ebonics exists about as much as trees with million dollar leaves. That term is about as degrading as telling a kid in Bed Stuy that he "speaks well". Next we're going to be discussing "street cred". Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: 09/29/06 9:02 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Tell me, is precious the guy with the long blond hair and always wears "capri" style pants and flip flops??


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#1Margofan wrote:
Tell me, is precious the guy with the long blond hair and always wears "capri" style pants and flip flops??


Heck yes! I'm partial to the leopard print pants myself.


We joke about him because with that look he's very noticable and seems to ALWAYS show up on camera or in pictures, etc at various games in various sites, pro and college.



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PostPosted: 09/29/06 10:30 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

LL's answer was honest, but it wasn't nice, as is always the case with her. I can appreciate that though.



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PostPosted: 09/29/06 11:21 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

mb1 wrote:
Am I the only one who is bothered that TT used "conversate" in her reply?

As far as I know this isn't even close to being a word...try "converse".

TT has my respect (LL gets my disdain), yet didn't she go to college?

Sorry, ebonics are a pet peave.


i was bothered by Tina's use of "conversate" as well. it is most certainly not a word. i thought that one had been made fun enough on late-night television as to clear it out of anyone's misguided vocabulary. i was hoping perhaps she had been misquoted?


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I call Precious "Sandal Man" I have seen him at every womens basketball event I have been to.. Final 4's The All Star game this year.. He must be quite a fan...... BUT why does he sit behind the VISITORS bench??


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PostPosted: 09/29/06 11:58 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Dictionary.com recognizes "conversate":

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/conversate



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PostPosted: 09/29/06 12:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Dictionary.com recognizes "conversate":

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/conversate


Key word being:

Quote:
Usage: slang


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pilight wrote:
Dictionary.com recognizes "conversate":

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/conversate


yes it does...as slang...

but please let's not start the debate about slang and language and all that. as far as i am concerned, 'conversate' is not a legitimate word. i can go get my OED if necessary...i sincerely doubt it is in there, even as slang, but of course i could be mistaken.

but personally, my post was simply to express my opinion that i was disturbed that TT used the word in question. it surprised me. that's all.


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So, we're saying that slang is inappropriate in this conext?



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No disrespect to here but, I don't get all the HYPE about her using the word conversate Confused Tina Thompson is a well EDUCATED woman (and not perfect) and a GREAT basketball player that's all that should matter!!! I"m sure we all have heard far WORST things coming out of someone's mouth but, I we survived Very Happy



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cometsdrivefor5 wrote:
No disrespect to here but, I don't get all the HYPE about her using the word conversate Confused Tina Thompson is a well EDUCATED woman (and not perfect) and a GREAT basketball player that's all that should matter!!! I"m sure we all have heard far WORST things coming out of someone's mouth but, I we survived Very Happy



Maybe she should get TO's publicist. After all a "woman of her statue" deserves better! Laughing



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Tina Thompson is a well EDUCATED woman



She went to school in California, so the quality of her education is always going to be overstated.



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dtsnms wrote:
cometsdrivefor5 wrote:
No disrespect to here but, I don't get all the HYPE about her using the word conversate Confused Tina Thompson is a well EDUCATED woman (and not perfect) and a GREAT basketball player that's all that should matter!!! I"m sure we all have heard far WORST things coming out of someone's mouth but, I we survived Very Happy



Maybe she should get TO's publicist. After all a "woman of her statue" deserves better! Laughing


I'm sure she's pass that one up!!! Wink

Tina, PLEASE retract that word from your statement, I beg you!! I want you to be remembered as a great basketball player and not the player who used the word conversate Sad Laughing


Disclosure: I guess I should say she's a GREAT basketball player as far as I'm concerned! Wink



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I just put off to her having been around Damon Jones a little too long...



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So, we're saying that slang is inappropriate in this conext?


New words are always being added to the dictionary. At one point in our history, the word "nice" was also considered slang.


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As the person who initiated part of this discussion, let me state that I consider TT both a talented athlete and an educated woman, and will always recognize her as a great bb player.

Perhaps it is due to my respect for her, that is was disappointing to have her use a slang word in resonse to an interview question.

IMHO, again just my personal opinion and this particular pet peave...this slang word grates me even when used in casual conversation.


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As the person who initiated part of this discussion, let me state that I consider TT both a talented athlete and an educated woman, and will always recognize her as a great bb player.

Perhaps it is due to my respect for her, that is was disappointing to have her use a slang word in resonse to an interview question.

IMHO, again just my personal opinion and this particular pet peave...this slang word grates me even when used in casual conversation.


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And I think just proves to myself why I dislike Ticha. All those years playing pro and she has nothing to say. Maybe if she actually smiled and looked pleasant one time, someone might want to talk to her.


I met Ticha at a game during her rookie season. She smiled when I wished her good luck and seemed pleasant enough to me. That's why, almost ten years later, I'm still a huge fan of hers.



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I will always love Lauren Jackson for my encounter with her in 2003. After winning WVGM, I got to back after Game #2 to a reception for the All-WNBA teams. Jackson was there, having won her MVP. After I fought to get in front of her in the buffet line, I told her Timmsy had revealed Jackson was the MVP several weeks prior. Her response? She jokingly exclaimed, "That bitch!"

At that moment, I loved her. Just for saying something irreverent.


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And I think just proves to myself why I dislike Ticha. All those years playing pro and she has nothing to say. Maybe if she actually smiled and looked pleasant one time, someone might want to talk to her.


I met Ticha at a game during her rookie season. She smiled when I wished her good luck and seemed pleasant enough to me. That's why, almost ten years later, I'm still a huge fan of hers.


Must emphasize, it was the guy with her, not her. She did go along with it though. I'm hoping she was just embarassed and went with it.



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Ticha was not very friendly at Majerles a few years back....but we all know, what happens at Majerles stays at Majerles, so I won't extrapolate Wink



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PostPosted: 09/29/06 4:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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New words are always being added to the dictionary. At one point in our history, the word "nice" was also considered slang.


It appears that the word 'nice' was considered "slang" (i.e. 'colloquial') until about 70-odd years ago, but prior to that it had a very long and tortured etymology. the quotation below was found here: http://www.word-detective.com/back-q.html but this is obviously limited research.

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"Nice," in fact, has had more different meanings than most English words, and this "nice" word we use to mean "pleasant or agreeable" was once not a very nice word at all.
Way back in the beginning, the Romans had a word for it -- "nescius," which in Latin means "not knowing" or, more bluntly, "ignorant." The French turned "nescius" into "nice," and used it to mean "stupid or simpleminded," and it was this sense that was first carried into English. But by the fourteenth century "nice" had acquired another meaning, that of "wanton or lascivious," so when Chaucer referred to a young woman as "nice," he meant nearly the opposite of what we would mean today.

In a remarkable reversal in the fifteenth century, "nice" swung in the other direction and was used to mean "shy" or "refined," and by the sixteenth century the word had been narrowed down to mean "fastidious or tasteful." We still use this sense in phrases such as "a nice touch" or "a nice distinction."

Our modern use of "nice" to mean "pleasant" dates only from the middle of the 18th century, and was remarkably controversial for many years. It was only in 1934, in fact, that lexicographers at Merriam-Webster stopped labelling this use as "colloquial" in their dictionaries. Which, I suppose, was nice of them.


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PostPosted: 09/29/06 4:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Tina Thompson is a well EDUCATED woman



She went to school in California, so the quality of her education is always going to be overstated.


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PostPosted: 09/29/06 4:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

What jammer said...

Like there aren't outstanding schools in California to get an education? Hello, Stanford.


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I will always love Lauren Jackson for my encounter with her in 2003. After winning WVGM, I got to back after Game #2 to a reception for the All-WNBA teams. Jackson was there, having won her MVP. After I fought to get in front of her in the buffet line, I told her Timmsy had revealed Jackson was the MVP several weeks prior. Her response? She jokingly exclaimed, "That bitch!"


Great story!

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PostPosted: 09/29/06 4:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

shizanna wrote:
What jammer said...

Like there aren't outstanding schools in California to get an education? Hello, Stanford.


that's one...
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We'll leave my sister's school out of it because they're CRAZY up there...

But take your pick...California has some GREAT schools depending on what you want to study.


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PostPosted: 09/29/06 5:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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We'll leave my sister's school out of it because they're CRAZY up there...

But take your pick...California has some GREAT schools depending on what you want to study.


i'm just teasing you guys because you're letting pilight get to you.
don't be defensive...of course there are great schools in Cali. not as good as New York Wink but great schools....


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PostPosted: 09/29/06 5:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Oh, not being defensive at all. Just pointing out a less than bright statement by pilight. Wink


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PostPosted: 09/29/06 6:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

All I do know about TT's answer is that the child TT talked about was thrilled and made her more of a star at school.


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PostPosted: 09/29/06 11:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Once again, another rebkell thread goes everywhere.

Penechiero: she always looks like she's pissed or constipated. Or both. But I'm sure she's just a swell person.

Conversate: who fucken cares.

Great schools in Cali: there are so many. It's a big state, and quality abounds in greater numbers. Not even the big colleges, either - it's usually the smaller ones.



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PostPosted: 09/30/06 2:05 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Regarding the "conversate" thing. I've always known it isn't a real word, and would point it out, when I used it, then I realized that other people for the most part knew that, but also just chose to say it. Some things are just said as communication to convey a thought. Whenever people say it, it's understood by me at least, which was the point. It's one of the more obvious nonwords, I'd even let Bush get away w/ that one.

To validate the response I'm college educated, well read, and got almost perfect scores on government reading/writing achievement tests.

On topic, I think the feature is really interesting. I haven't met any basketball players with the exception of Cooper.


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PostPosted: 10/02/06 1:28 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Hey, Sixthwoman - where'd you get that avatar!?

Best pic of Diana I've seen in a very long time. I have a friend who has the hot hot hots for her (a guy, who'd have guessed?!), and would love to email it to him. That's a photo that makes me go - whoa! She looks terrific in it.

Maybe Ticha would talk to me if she saw the ODU sticker in my back window. Pretty sure I've got the only one in AZ. Or offer to take her Scottsdale shopping, then pawn her off on Cam and Caune for time with some real fashionistas!



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Best pic of Diana I've seen in a very long time.



Si, si. It's the first picture I've ever seen of her where she doesn't look butt ass ugly.



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SuziQ wrote:
Best pic of Diana I've seen in a very long time.



Si, si. It's the first picture I've ever seen of her where she doesn't look butt ass ugly.


Aw, DAMN Laughing



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On the language thing: irregardless is another one of those words that people use thinking it's a real word and isn't. I heard a judge use it the other day. Clearly, education and proper grammar do not go hand and hand all the time.

As for the actual thread: TJ/Precious. OMG. Does that guy show up in the background of every east coast game or what? I'd love to know what he does for a living that he (a) has so much time that he can go to all those games and (b) afford it (and those stunning outfits he wears).

And the Nicole that Whitmore referred to... did she (along with her partner) have the Liberty logo shaved into their hair and the Lib tattoos for the fan contest? Totally didn't think they should have won that... I was partial to the pigeon in the Liberty jersey who tried to mate with the T-Spoon bobblehead.


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On the language thing: irregardless is another one of those words that people use thinking it's a real word and isn't. I heard a judge use it the other day. Clearly, education and proper grammar do not go hand and hand all the time.

As for the actual thread: TJ/Precious. OMG. Does that guy show up in the background of every east coast game or what? I'd love to know what he does for a living that he (a) has so much time that he can go to all those games and (b) afford it (and those stunning outfits he wears).

And the Nicole that Whitmore referred to... did she (along with her partner) have the Liberty logo shaved into their hair and the Lib tattoos for the fan contest? Totally didn't think they should have won that... I was partial to the pigeon in the Liberty jersey who tried to mate with the T-Spoon bobblehead.


Yes Barrister that is Nicole...a really nice person as is her partner



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Sass wrote:
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Best pic of Diana I've seen in a very long time.



Si, si. It's the first picture I've ever seen of her where she doesn't look butt ass ugly.


Lovely.


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I call Precious "Sandal Man" I have seen him at every womens basketball event I have been to.. Final 4's The All Star game this year.. He must be quite a fan...... BUT why does he sit behind the VISITORS bench??


Probbly sits there to see more players than just his own team. I always sat behind visitors bench and tunnel at Styx games when I had weekend ticket package.



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Precious, and all those outfits. I've never seen him, but just the name conjures up "Silence of the Lambs" in my mind. Guess he dresses like Jame Gumm? If he sews, too, then I'm a little freaked!

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SuziQ wrote:
Best pic of Diana I've seen in a very long time.



Si, si. It's the first picture I've ever seen of her where she doesn't look butt ass ugly.


If that's a comment about how rarely Diana is photographed in an artsy/fashionable way that shows off her natural radiance and beauty, then I agree.

If it's not, then Rolling Eyes



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I loved "The Franchise's" answer... (I'm referring to Lisa Leslie of course). Perhaps it was the most blunt, but she gave her honest opinion... that's something that is commendable... that's why Charles Barkley is so popular. Lisa never said she doesn't sign and talk to people... because she does that, and is probably asked to do that as much, especially with her being the best player and perhaps most recognizable in the world (look at the jersey sales).

I thought about the conversate thing too when I saw it, but I didn't give it a second thought. The overall point of her response was far more important than her saying "conversate." She still got her point across.


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Sass wrote:
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Best pic of Diana I've seen in a very long time.



Si, si. It's the first picture I've ever seen of her where she doesn't look butt ass ugly.


That's not very nice...anyway, I think she's really pretty in person...although, I've always been one to not think the "barbie" types are the prettiest girls..Anyway, I'd like to know where the hell her freckles go in some pictures...

And dare I ask where the nick name "precious" comes from..



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PostPosted: 10/03/06 12:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Suzi..think the ODU sticker would help with TP? I wonder? I still need my ball signed by AD!!

I liked LL answer for the honesty. Especially the mickey mouse part. Talking to a fan is one thing but getting grabbed, asked to come to the fan, etc is quite much.

I was told by security one year in Charlotte that the NBA security requirements are followed for WNBA. I.E how far to keep fans from the team bus, etc. Until that time I hadnt thought about rabid fans grabbing the players.



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Suzi..think the ODU sticker would help with TP? I wonder? I still need my ball signed by AD!!


Oh, I doubt it'd make a difference if she's not of a bent to do such things, but it could at least start a conversation, given that it's rarer than snow in Phoenix to see an ODU sticker here. I'm going to buy an ASU one when the season starts, so I gots my East Coast/West Coast sorta covered.

I think players should participate to whatever level they feel comfortable. It is important for fans to feel appreciated. However, I have always been hesitant to interrupt any celebrity in public. I just can't help but think, "Gee, if that was me, would I ALWAYS feel like being friendly? Probably not. Would I ALWAYS be nice if I was constantly having my personal moments or meals interrupted? Probably not." They are people just like you and I. Just because they are sports stars does not make them automatically "ours", know what I mean? There is and should be a line between when they're working and when they're not.

I was in Vegas in January, having breakfast at a place in the Forums Shops at Caesar's Palace. Almost done when our server said, "Did you see who's sitting behind you? It's Pete Rose!". Sure enough, there he was. I had my camera w/ me, probably could've gone to him and gotten a photo. But I had noticed before we went in the restaurant that there was a sign announcing he was signing at the Field of Dreams store. Knowing he was there to work, knowing that mostly he does that by signing now, I could not bring myself to ask him for a freebie in the restaurant. I paid my money like everyone else, because for him, that's his job now. It'd be like ripping off someone.

I feel that if they're outside the confines of an arena or the sporting event, then you should be respectful of their privacy and mood. If you ask and are refused, hopefully the refusal is polite and so is your reaction.



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Oooh. I don't think I would bother with feeling guilty about not paying for Pete Rose's auto, of all people.



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Very classy SuziQ. Pete was most likely signing the balls again. I always feel like I need to acknowledge the person I run in to outside the areanafor some reason but I dont ask for pics or autographs. After a DC game Mique and Chones were at restrauant across from MCI, sitting two tables away. I couldnt help myself and went over to say nice game before they ordered dinner. Funny part is Im a Styx fan but was wearing my Sparks shirt at the time as I was hoping to LL to sign the ball!!!

We shook hands with Styx at the airport and said nice game but didnt ask for autographs there either. Actually I couldnt have gotten it together enough to find a pen as we were so surprised to see the entire team.



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