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Posted on 09/24/2013 5:44:03 AM PDT by Kaslin
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What about all the other victories women have won in the “Battles of the Sexes?” Aren’t those victories important? Why do they keep having to go back to that one match 40 years ago? /sarc
“Equal pay” for “equal work”? Then, why do women only play 2 out of 3 Sets?
Billie Jean King, shortly thereafter, proudly and publicly announced that she’d had an abortion, thus endearing her to feminists forever. Sarc/off
plus, bjk was allowed to use the doubles alleys, whereas rigs wasnt.....
“What about all the other victories women have won in the Battles of the Sexes? Arent those victories important? Why do they keep having to go back to that one match 40 years ago? /sarc”
I didnt realize that there were a number of different “battles of the sexes in tennis and the women handily lost all of them except for King who was 26 years younger than Riggs. There is also a suspicion that Riggs lost on purpose to pay off gambling debts.
The only other “Battle of the Sexes” was some sort of female karate Black Belt vs. a male boxer (I believe). The woman, IIRC was the world champion Black Belt. The boxer was some shlub. Well, the match began. The man walked over, picked up the woman, and placed here outside the ring (thereby winning). All the while, the woman was flailing around, trying to hit the guy. I saw it broadcast on TV. The whole “battle” took about 10-15 seconds.
The media completely blocked out all discussion of last year being the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers bombing the Pentagon.
I think it’s likely Riggs threw the match or least didn’t give it his all.
Even if he didn’t threw it that brings up a better point, a good male player who was 20 years younger than Riggs would have badly kicked her butt. It was a stunt designed for her victory.
The most shocking thing was that some guy thought her attractive enough to be able to make the baby in the first place.
” The whole battle took about 10-15 seconds.”
The old battles of the sexes were nothing compared to the experiment we are currently doing with our military. These will be life and death on the battlefield. From past “battles” we can predict the women are going to be slaughtered, all in the name of political correctness.
Today’s women tennis players and the game they bring are very much better than what was going on 40 years ago. The best womens tennis in those days wasn’t worth walking across the street to watch.
The amazing thing overall is that women can come close to matching mens world records in different venues even though they are physically different!
BZZZZT. Not. (Where do these myths get started....)
Is this a great country, or what????
Riggs had defeated the #1 female tennis player in the world (Margaret Court) a few months before ....
Further, I pointed out that BJK had the advantage in age alone and Riggs smash-mouthed talking was merely to garner publicity which would mean more dollars in both of their pockets.
I even bet my co-worker $20 that BJK would win. She refused to take the bet because it would be betting against her own kind. But she was absolutely sure that Riggs would win because men had some magical reach ability in a sport which didn't involve muscular strength.
That's new to me but it's true -- Mother's Day 1973 in San Diego.
Was this match ever publicized or televised???
What were the rules of play at the Bobby Riggs vs Billy Jean King tennis match?
Riggs got one serve -— King got two.
Riggs hit to the singles court -— King hit to the doubles court.
plus, i watched the match as a 14 year old and remember thinking how unfair it was that bjk got to use the whole court and b.r. didnt....
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