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Devastating Week in Sports

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Offline sinclairfan

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Devastating Week in Sports
« on: January 15, 2022, 11:43:51 AM »
<1> Chris Evert diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 67.

For those of us who followed sports 1972-1986, fantasies of Chrissy vs Evonne Goolagong or Sue Barker or Tracy Austin were constant.  And it's well-documented that Chrissy vs Martina (Navratilova) is one of the most complex psychdramatic rivalries in the history of women's (or men's) athletics.

<2> Olympic boxing discontinued

For some reason, CTE from slow, constant head trauma is unacceptable, but placing your opponent in an armbar and separating her elbow as she soils herself on the mat is empowering.


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Re: Devastating Week in Sports
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2022, 01:27:49 PM »
Ovarian cancer is one of the worst cancers. In most cases, the disease is advanced at the time of diagnosis when it’s too late to be surgically cured. The effects of chemotherapy are usually modest and with toxic side effects. The good news for Chris Evert is that her cancer is Stage IC, still early. She has a good chance for long term survival or cure.

I’d like to comment on fighters defecating on the mat but I don’t believe I’m qualified for that topic.
Women should do a lot more fighting. I don't think it's fair that we can't get into a good bar fight once in a while. We'd get out a lot of stuff we're supposed to repress.
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