Archive for the ‘sports’ Category

Super Bowl Shmuper Bowl

January 30, 2009

I have always been a football fan, but I just can’t handle the super bowl (although I’d love to see the lowly Cardinals actually win one!).  It’s too much hype.  It’s just too much everything.  Yea, the commercials can be cool, but I just don’t really care.  I watch up through the conference championships and then I find I just don’t care.  on the other hand, I’ve never really been a big tennis fan, until last summer’s Wimbledon final that is.  Now, I find I’m much more invested in the Nadal-Federer matchup in Australia than the Super Bowl.  But the truth is, I’m most invested in The Puppy Bowl.  Indeed, give me some guacamole, some double dog ale, a fire in the woodstove, and a few mindless hours watching puppies play with some good music as a soundtrack and I’m a pretty happy man.  What can I say?

Wimbledon

July 7, 2008

OK, so I’m not a huge tennis fan, but I do love to see sports history. I was looking forward, then, to seeing if Roger Federer could take Bjorn Borg’s record of 5 wimbledon titles in a row. Sorry Roger, but at least you’ve got the US Open coming up to get 1 win closer to Pete Sampras’s major title record. But more importantly I love to see excellence in any sport. And, holy crap, this was tennis at its finest. Both of these guys brought out the best in each other; I don’t care whether you’re a tennis fan or not, if you saw this and weren’t on edge by the end, then you just don’t get sports. High drama from start to end. As both Nadal and Federer (and John McEnroe to boot) said, sometimes it’s a shame that a championship can’t be shared; they both deserved this one.  Cheers to one of the finest battles I’ve ever seen in any sport.