Thread: Lin Dan ( 林丹 )
12-07-2010, 12:42 AM #1650
12-07-2010, 12:46 AM #1651
If a game is dominated by the few, it is not their fault. They have worked hard to excel at their sport. The onus is on the others to prove they are worthy of the title.
Of course, that is in the perfect world. Not in the world of (possibly) match fixing. Did you think of this possibility before you posted your justification above?
12-07-2010, 12:56 AM #1652
12-07-2010, 12:56 AM #1653
Oh yes, in post 1643.
I think it happens more times than people care to admit,
sometimes it may even be a pact amongst teamates.
if all the top players go all out and kill each other every tourney
they will all be in bandages. Some may just try harder than others, you win some lose some.
Sometimes they just go thru the motions maybe to gain points or to satisfy sponsors.
Like I said we are in the modern era of professional badminton.
You see players sometimes making a lot of unforced errors.
it is most obvious in pro wrestling.
Of course in baddy you need a group of players to be able to do this, not just relying on one player.
Whether past,present or future, anyone who has done it is equally liable.
Last edited by Bbn; 12-07-2010 at 01:02 AM.
12-07-2010, 01:02 AM #1654
Pro Wrestling? Is it WWE? Another analogy, Prof?
We are talking about LD's QF withdrawal from the CO.
WWE is totally different from badminton.
I am done with this topic. Let's wait for the answers if there is any, straight from the horse's mouth
Last edited by nokh88; 12-07-2010 at 01:09 AM.
12-07-2010, 01:06 AM #1655
I am not Prof.
Yes, an analogy , an extreme example of what can happen if people go all the way.
12-07-2010, 01:08 AM #1656
12-07-2010, 01:12 AM #1657
Dont mind me saying this but i think sometimes people like to compare with events of the past to the good old days of Liem SK or Yang Yang etc, the goody goody ones.Dont get me wrong I still watch them but things have moved on, everything is money.
i think we are in the era of pro sports, if you are a pro would you go all the way to aggravate an injury that might
put you out for months?
1 Player in the Asiad was injured, he entered the court, received serve and lost the point and gave up the game.
Do you consider him unprofessional?
12-07-2010, 01:16 AM #1658
But in the case at hand, do we see anyone taking anyone to task?
Do we have an explaination from an official within the 24-hour period after the incident? No, No and No. Sorry Bbn, but it doesn't wash this time.
There's a lot of stuff you say that I might agree with, but not this one. Remember, "with great power comes great responsibility." Old Confucian saying!
12-07-2010, 01:17 AM #1659
I wonder if practically all of you are in the middle ages, with very traditional values and may not
really have much contact with the values and attitudes of generation X,Y or whatever.
12-07-2010, 01:20 AM #1660
12-07-2010, 01:24 AM #1661
I cant answer your question Cobalt simply because I am not a slave of rules (as opposed to laws) and never go by the letter,
I just look at intentions and the bigger picture. If you say there is a rule broken, then you must be right, all I can say is that
I was happy watching the CO even without LD and happy watching CL beat CJ and BCL as I predicted he would. Unless a crime has been committed
then there is no argument. I am not a sticker for rules and always break them myself especially archaic or biased ones but I do not break the law.
There is no point continuing with me as far as I am concerned because of my mindset on this matter.
12-07-2010, 01:28 AM #1662
12-07-2010, 01:32 AM #1663
12-07-2010, 02:00 AM #1664
Badminton is a team sport
This is only what I believe.
To some, Badminton is a team sport. To others, it is a sport of individual player's excellence. The fact is - it is a combination of two. Perhaps, more things need to be considered too.
This is Lin Dan's thread; Let us talk about Lin Dan, his matches, his fans, his teammates, his CBA, etc......
* Lin Dan has already shown that (currently) he is the best player in the world. He is relaxed.
* Fans of Lin Dan who wished to watch him play as an individual player, were most disappointed when he gave a walkover. They wanted to watch LD's skill.
* Fans of CBA understand that it makes no difference whether LD will be playing or not, whenever LD is about to face one of his teammates as an opponent.
* Teammates of Lin Dan are thankful to LD when they don't need to play against him.
* CBA is looking at a BIGGER picture (for all their players). Special attention is directed not only at LD.
The 2010 China Open SS was considered as a success by CBA, although not all 5 titles were won.
12-07-2010, 03:56 AM #1665
12-07-2010, 04:17 AM #1666
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