Saturday, February 24, 2007

A value proposition

So Vinny over at Insignificant Thoughts thinks I'm being too PC about tennis players being paid the same at Wimbledon.

He rightly says that the men's matches involve winning more sets than the women's game. That may be the case, but I maintain that the skill, intensity, drama and entertainment delivered in both cases is similar, and has been for a while.

Value is not determined exclusively by quantity, if that was the case Vista would be considered a spectacular OS, but we all know the truth about that.

Not to labour the point, but if given the choice of seeing either Maria Sharapova or Kevin Federer in a match, I know exactly who I'd rather watch chasing a ball around the court.

P.S. Vinny, you're still welcome for a cider here anytime.

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