1.19.2008

My First Ever Tennis Entry?




Some times you just stumble across things that suck you in.

Case in point, I cruise by ESPN2 a second ago and see that a tennis match from the Australian Open that, by the box score at the time, I deduce had been going on forever. I get to catch the last live 30 minutes of a crazy affair and learn this:

- For some reason, the match began in Australia at 11:45 p.m.
- It lasted an incredible 4 hours and 45 minutes
- Yep, that puts the ending time at 4:30 a.m. (11:30 a.m our time - which is how I ended up watching it.)
- And it was great
- Edit: It was great because the volleys were so long. The players were so tired, it was kind of like watching a women's match - which is normally more enjoyable. For example, I just read in the DMN that Andy Roddick was ousted despite hitting 42 aces. 42 aces? That's tennis? That's boring. I've suggested for a long time that men go back to wooden rackets to make the game fun again.

It made me long for the day of McEnroe, Conners, and Borg.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess the posting of the pics of Tamira Paszek was an ad for sports bras and not a tennis entry? How soon you forget.

Anonymous said...

Those three guys are the reason I learned to play tennis. What legends.

Anonymous said...

Tennis, like golf, is about much fun as watching flies,,well, reproduce, nice term.
Have a fun and safe weekend. It's -10 degrees here with -35 wind chill. Someone Pleez open the barn door!
Chris
MN

Anonymous said...

No dude,actually it's your eleventh.

Anonymous said...

Well, clay court games DO tend to go on forever.

Anonymous said...

Two things I remember watching on TV from childhood - McEnroe v. Borg and Watergate. I wonder what deep psychological meaning that has...

Anonymous said...

You only posted this because you like the guy in the PINK shirt and because they play a silly little game where fuzzy balls are involved.

Anonymous said...

Tennis is great and all but did you know that Rohme is with out a Police Chief again?

Anonymous said...

Where is Rohme?

Anonymous said...

Ithaly?