Saturday, July 5, 2008

Quick Hits 7/5


Wimbledon fans, like Jay-Z, will be treated to some great tennis this weekend.

Earlier this morning, Venus and Serena squared off for the Women's championship, after spending two weeks dominated everyone else in the field. When they want to, they can be some of the most dominant athletes in any sport. For Venus, this was her 7th Grand Slam championship, one less than little sis.

On the men's side, the greatest rivalry in sports will return. Federer and Nadal have won 15 of the last 18 Grand Slam titles. Nadal, of course, has his four straight French Open titles and seems poised to take a grass court slam this year. Federer has 12 titles, 2 behind Pete Sampras' record. I look forward to watching it tomorrow.

As I wrote, this is one of the most underrated rivalries in sports. I think we're really missing out in this in America.


I just wanted to take this time to rip David Stern and the NBA for what they did to the fans of Seattle. They ripped a franchise that had been in Seattle for 41 years and won a championship to move it to ... Oklahoma City??? Lets see how good this looks in 10 years when their new publicly financed arena is suddenly outdated and ownership gets disinterested, like what happened in Seattle.

In sports, and really the rest of the world, the corporate welfare has to stop. The working class shouldn't be building stadiums for billionaires, just to turn around and spend millions of dollars to go there and watch games.

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