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Old 02-20-2010, 01:51 PM
SteveKS SteveKS is offline
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It's all Business

That match was indeed a study money-making by manipulating public emotions. Most people don't recall that in his 50's, Bobby Riggs routinely challenged the women's champion to such a match, and he routinely won. (It was Margaret Court the year before, for example.) Billy Jean King's winning was news-worthy, because it was sort of like "Man Bites Dog." Also, Riggs got everyone into a lather with his sexist rantings leading up to the match. $$$$$$