Game Thread: (5/4) Lady Vols 74 - UMass. 65

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I was going to post that myself. They must be affecting her vision. Can't Kellie tell her to try a game without them?
y’all are never gonna stop with this… enough about the darn eyelashes. let her wear what she wants to wear. it’s not affecting her ability to play basketball.
 

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Y'all, this unexpected (to me it was) great news about Horston brought happy-tears. Gotta admit, as I sat there last night, wearing my Horston shirt as I heard her crying, the air went out of the season for me. But now? Watch out! I'm back, beotches! Lol
The last sentence 😂🤣💀
 

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she played with them last year,,,did ok

I wish one of the LVs would go Sinead O'Connor and shave her head and then we could watch these same "appearance police" freak out about the player "looking too masculine."

On the eyelashes, though, they are totally functional. Tamari is never bothered by the camera flashes.
 
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I wish one of the LVs would go Sinead O'Connor and shave her head and then we could watch these same "appearance police" freak out about the player "looking too masculine."

On the eyelashes, though, they are totally functional. Tamari is never bothered by the camera flashes.
The irony is that Sinead O'Connor was absolutely beautiful. Anyone that found her masculine needed to have their eyes checked.
 

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I don't understand female athletes who want to get dolled up while performing--with the fake lashes, makeup, hair extensions, etc. There are some U.S. female track athletes who go crazy with that stuff--notably Sha-carri Richardson, who looks like a street walker when she runs--very tacky. Low-class. It's athletics---not a beauty contest, and where comes this idea that a bunch of fake accoutrements (and let's not forget the fake nails) enhance one's appearance in the first place? They don't. I've seen English female soccer players with the fake lashes as well---not many, but a few.

That said, I'm not going to give Key any grief about it. It can't be easy being a 6'6" female; in fact, I'm sure it's hard to be that tall/big as a female--in a LOT of ways. I'm sure she and others have put up with a lot. I give her and all tall women credit for using their physical qualities in a positive way--by getting involved in sports, by being good citizens, by persevering---pushing on. Making something of themselves. So if the lashes make her feel good about herself, wear them with pride, young woman. Generally, I feel that the NCAA and schools should take a hard line on male and female players wearing external stuff---jewelry, beads, hair extensions, all of that. It's sports. Act like a sportswoman. But again, if Key feels better about herself with them, as she must, then a-ok. Hey, she's a Vol.
 

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I don't understand female athletes who want to get dolled up while performing--with the fake lashes, makeup, hair extensions, etc. There are some U.S. female track athletes who go crazy with that stuff--notably Sha-carri Richardson, who looks like a street walker when she runs--very tacky. Low-class. It's athletics---not a beauty contest, and where comes this idea that a bunch of fake accoutrements (and let's not forget the fake nails) enhance one's appearance in the first place? They don't. I've seen English female soccer players with the fake lashes as well---not many, but a few.

That said, I'm not going to give Key any grief about it. It can't be easy being a 6'6" female; in fact, I'm sure it's hard to be that tall/big as a female--in a LOT of ways. I'm sure she and others have put up with a lot. I give her and all tall women credit for using their physical qualities in a positive way--by getting involved in sports, by being good citizens, by persevering---pushing on. Making something of themselves. So if the lashes make her feel good about herself, wear them with pride, young woman. Generally, I feel that the NCAA and schools should take a hard line on male and female players wearing external stuff---jewelry, beads, hair extensions, all of that. It's sports. Act like a sportswoman. But again, if Key feels better about herself with them, as she must, then a-ok. Hey, she's a Vol.

That is a 19th century view of sports. In today's world, commercialism, athletics, and social media are intertwined. World Champion sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser runs every race with a different multi-colored wig. You know what, she is winning and marketing her wig line!

In the age of NIL, appearance and style = $. Beyond that, fans seems to treat sports like a life and death matter where athletes should have the demeanor of soldiers about to invade Normandy. But you always hear athletes say, they play their best when they are having fun and not feeling pressured. So, god forbid athletes do something for fun.
 
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I don't understand female athletes who want to get dolled up while performing--with the fake lashes, makeup, hair extensions, etc. There are some U.S. female track athletes who go crazy with that stuff--notably Sha-carri Richardson, who looks like a street walker when she runs--very tacky. Low-class. It's athletics---not a beauty contest, and where comes this idea that a bunch of fake accoutrements (and let's not forget the fake nails) enhance one's appearance in the first place? They don't. I've seen English female soccer players with the fake lashes as well---not many, but a few.

That said, I'm not going to give Key any grief about it. It can't be easy being a 6'6" female; in fact, I'm sure it's hard to be that tall/big as a female--in a LOT of ways. I'm sure she and others have put up with a lot. I give her and all tall women credit for using their physical qualities in a positive way--by getting involved in sports, by being good citizens, by persevering---pushing on. Making something of themselves. So if the lashes make her feel good about herself, wear them with pride, young woman. Generally, I feel that the NCAA and schools should take a hard line on male and female players wearing external stuff---jewelry, beads, hair extensions, all of that. It's sports. Act like a sportswoman. But again, if Key feels better about herself with them, as she must, then a-ok. Hey, she's a Vol.
Get over yourself. These add ons do not affect their ability to play basketball one bit. If a player wants to get “dolled up” for a game let them. They can play basketball well AND look good doing it. I respect it
 

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Y'all, this unexpected (to me it was) great news about Horston brought happy-tears. Gotta admit, as I sat there last night, wearing my Horston shirt as I heard her crying, the air went out of the season for me. But now? Watch out! I'm back, beotches! Lol
I watched that play over a couple of times last night and it looked more like she banged and then came down funny. Hopefully it is just a really severe bruise that probably hurt like hell and scared her to death. It's early and if she needs to rest, they should let her rest and get perfectly healthy. We have the depth on this team for that. Players this year with Minor injuries should be let to heal so they are at their very best into SEC play and the ncaa tournament.
 

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I am so pleased about the Horston news. Truly uplifting for Jordy, the team, and for us Lady Vol fans. I don't tend to automatically label negative viewpoints as just that without reading too much into them. However, it is different when right after the wonderful new about Horston that some posters chose to instead focus on Key's eyelashes. It is so clear that they are trying to be a killjoy. The joke is on them as I still feel great about Horston's well-being and outlook
and couldn't care less about someone's opinions about eyelashes. Some people are too obvious to take seriously. :D
 

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The irony is that Sinead O'Connor was absolutely beautiful. Anyone that found her masculine needed to have their eyes checked.
I distinctly remember the first time I laid eyes on Sinead. I was in a newsroom, rifling through a pile of new albums sent by recording artists in hopes of getting a review -- 95% of them never did -- and there, in the freebie pile was "The Lion and the Cobra." This was well before most Americans had ever heard of her, and so nobody was interested in giving the album a listen.

Except me. I snagged that thing and fell in love with her music that same night, and I thought she was absolutely gorgeous! I stupidly let someone borrow that album years later and never got it back. And I'm still a little miffed about it.

She was really something back in the day.

P.S. My favorite Sinead album is still "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got." "Last Day of Our Aquaintance" is the greatest divorce/breakup song IMO.
 
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I dont care what they wear. How they style their hair. They can wear sponge bob outfits as long as they learn the value of protecting the ball. I could have retired off the number of turnovers the past few seasons if i had a dollar for each one.
 

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Regarding the eyelashes, and I know this is tricky territory. I also would be good with Sponge Bob unis as long as they hit 3s and bring down their t.o.s. And I actually thought TKs lashes were cute last year. But these things she's rocking this year are HUGE! Much bigger than the ones last year. Hard to imagine they don't somehow impede vision, at least peripherally.

However, I'm totally sure CKH has fully assessed any vision issues and would not allow it for a second if the lashes did effect her play in any way. None of the issues with TK's game seem vision related; she can sure find the basketball with the palm of her hand when an opposing player is trying to shoot. So lash out young lady!

TK should explore a NIL deal with a lash store. My granddaughter says they are very expensive and you actually have to take them in for maintainence! The current set seems a little excessive to me appearancewise but then there are some pics of 21 yr old me with some pretty long hair too. You do that stuff in college
 
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3 things about Tamari and lashes
1. She rarely has to look up except to rebound and find the basket,,,and she seems to do that easily
2. She's a shoe in for an eye-lash NIL deal
3. look at the picture, she is sitting in a chair, head up and looking forward,,,,not struggling anything
tamari-key-profile lashes2.jpg
result...Normal young woman!
and a heckuva baller.
 

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I just think they look silly.
Thing is, the eyelash extensions are VERY much admired and desired by those in Key's peer group. What a bunch of baby boomers think about them is irrelevant. It's a hot style for young women right now and they love the lashes and the way it makes them feel, so flash those lashes all you want, ladies!

The other one, the super long nails, is the trend that bothers me because noone could ever convince me that nails that extend 1/2- to 3/4-inch beyond the fingertip does not effect how one handles a basketball. Plus, they're dangerous.
 

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