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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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"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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PostPosted: 09/29/06 8:45 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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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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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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luvDhoops wrote:

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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