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Karsten Braasch vs Williams Sisters One 'battle of the sexes' sports event that has curiously not gotten much attention was the impromptu beatdown that an obscure male German professional tennis player named Karsten Braasch handed to both Serena and Venus Williams during the 1998 Australian Open. At that event, the Williams sisters confidently walked into the Australian ATP office and boldly announced that either one of them could beat a top-200 male player. The 30-year-old Braasch, who had been ranked 38th in the world at his peak in 1994 but had dropped to 203rd by 1998, accepted the sisters' crazy challenge. On January 26, 1998, with no advance publicity, the three of them went to a distant practice court to play a couple of sets. There were no officials and no TV cameras present--and only a smattering of spectators who happened to wander near the court by chance. Serena, then 16, was blasted 6-1 by Braasch. Venus, a year older than her sister, fared only slightly better, losing 6-2. Braasch gleefully rubbed in his dominance by smoking cigarettes and drinking beers during the changeovers. Serena, who would win the women's title at the U.S. Open later that year, was humbled by the shellacking. "It was extremely hard," she told reporters who descended upon the challenge match. "I didn't know it would be that hard. I hit shots that would have been winners on the WTA Tour, and he got to them easily." When Braasch was asked if either of the Williams sisters could beat a top male player, he opined, "Against anyone in the top 500, no chance--because I was playing like [number] 600 today."
Tags: tennis  Karsten  Braasch  Williams  sisters   
Added: 12th September 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Mork and Mindy TV Intro ah, everyone remembers Mork and Mindy right, remember when TV used to be just this simple? Robin Williams and Pam Dawber
Tags: Mork  and  Mindy  TV  Intro  Robin  Williams  Pam  Dawber 
Added: 18th September 2012
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Posted By: dusman
Marriage-Dean Martin Ruth Buzzi and Dr Jack Klugmnan Somethings never change!
Tags: Marriage-Dean  Martin  Ruth  Buzzi  and  Dr  Jack  Klugmnan 
Added: 14th September 2012
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Posted By: Cathy
The Greatest American Hero TV Intro The Greatest American Hero is a comedy-drama television series that aired for three seasons from 1981 to 1983 on ABC. Created by producer Stephen J. Cannell, it premiered as a two-hour movie pilot on March 18, 1981. The series stars William Katt as teacher Ralph Hinkley, Robert Culp as FBI Agent Bill Maxwell, and Connie Sellecca as lawyer Pam Davidson.
Tags: The  Greatest  American  Hero  TV  Intro  Connie  Sellecca  William  Katt 
Added: 15th September 2012
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Posted By: dusman
Betty White Raps With Luciana -- Im Still Hot Gotta give Betty White credit for being popular at the age of 90. She has always been busy work wise but that Snicker's commercial put her on the map!
Tags: Betty  White  With  Luciana  --  Im  Still  Hot    Snicker 
Added: 14th September 2012
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Posted By: Old Fart
Rubik The original Rubik's Cube commercial from 1980
Tags: Rubik's  Cube  1980  Commercial 
Added: 12th September 2012
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Posted By: dusman
Seinfeld--Jerry and Kramer Role Reversal So funny, one of my favorite episodes!
Tags: Seinfeld--Jerry  and  Kramer  Role  Reversal   
Added: 12th September 2012
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Posted By: BigBoy Bob
Ellen - Sitcom 1st Episode My wife and I always enjoyed this show. I know its been repeated on Canadian TV but I've not seen it on American TV.
Tags: Ellen  Sitcom  Season  1  Episode  Ellen  DeGeneres  David  Anthony  Higgins  Clea  Lewis 
Added: 12th September 2012
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Posted By: Steve
Petes Dragon Movie Trailer You would probably have a hard time finding anyone who hasn't seen Pete's Dragon at least once in their life and who wanted want a dragon named Elliott. As a neat little fact Petes Dragon was the first Disney film to be recorded in the Dolby Stereo sound
Tags: Petes  Dragon  Movie  Trailer  Elliott  Disney 
Added: 15th September 2012
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Posted By: dusman
1973 Wimbledon Boycott In May 1973 Nikola (Niki) Pilic, Yugoslavia's number-one-ranked male tennis player, was suspended by his national tennis association. The governing body claimed he had refused to play in a Davis Cup tie for Yugoslavia against New Zealand earlier that month. Today tennis players routinely turn down invitations to play for their countries in Davis Cup competition, but back in 1973 it was considered a big no-no--especially in an eastern European country. Pilic denied he had done so. Be that as it may, Pilic was initially suspended for nine months. Yugoslavia's suspension was supported by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF), but it was later reduced to just one month. Nevertheless, that month happened to be when the prestigious Wimbledon championships took place. Thus, Pilic would not be permitted to play at Wimbledon. The recently formed men's players union, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), stated that if Pilic was not allowed to compete, none of its membership should compete. As a result, 81 of the top players, including reigning champion Stan Smith, boycotted Wimbledon in 1973 to protest Pilic's suspension. The initial seeding for the men's draw had already taken place. Thirteen of the 16 men's seeds withdrew. This resulted in an enormous number of qualifiers and lucky losers getting into the main draw. Three leading ATP players, Ilie Nastase, Roger Taylor and Ray Keldie, defied the boycott and were fined by the ATP's disciplinary committee. Also among those who chose to play were two rising stars: Bjorn Borg and Jimmy Connors, who each advanced to the quarterfinals. Despite the boycott, the attendance of 300,172 was the second highest in Wimbledon's history at that time. The eventual men's champion was Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia. He defeated Alex Metreveli of the Soviet Union 6-1, 9-8, 6-3 in the final. (Tiebreakers were played at 8-8 in those days.) Kodes is shown here planting a kiss on the championship trophy.
Tags: tennis  Wimbledon  boycott 
Added: 15th September 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964

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