I saw the most sublime tennis match in recent memory at Wimbledon today. Between rain delays, it was a grand competition. I can honestly say I have never seen two foes so evenly matched in tennis. By the time Rafael Nadal had finally beat Roger Federer for the Wimbledon crown, most people were already incredulous at the back and forth that was today championship match. After winning five Wimbleon titles in a row, only Rafael Nadal stood in Roger Federer’s way for a sixth. But, it seems recently that Nadal has really come into his own. He’s come a long way since being that Spanish kid wearing capri’s. If today was any indicator, there is a changing of the guard occuring. Federer has been dominant for so long, someone was bound to beat him. Only Nadal has even come close. I think this tennis match showed how far ahead of the pack the top two men’s singles players really are. These two should not be surprised if they find each other’s company in a lot more majors for awhile. The rest have a lot of catching up to do.
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What a letdown that was. I guess I can’t be too surprised, the hype machine rarely meets expectations. I was led to believe that Kimbo Slice would be the next Mike Tyson and James “The Colossus” Thompson had the look of a tomato can if I ever did see one. I thought Slice would come out of the gate trying to end the fight (which would have been perfect since the event ran over time). Kimbo Slice looked like a patient fighter, but once he got taken to the ground, the relative novice was apparent. I would bet if Thompson were better himself on the ground, this fight would have been over in the first round. Continue reading
If you haven’t heard of Kimbo Slice, you might after Saturday. Check out this narrated fight. Sorry it’s so short. I hear most of his fights are short. This backyard brawler has climbed from homelessness to the main stage on CBS (Saturday, 9 pm EST). To say he is ferocious seems like an understatement. But, before we celebrate this so-called lion, just remember Mike Tyson (see other blog post). He was deemed just as ferocious and merciless. All it took was the true skill of a real boxer to put him down. Fear only goes so far, I hope Kimbo’s skills are enough.
I think there is a difference between why players cheat and why teams cheat. A player will cheat to gain an advantage on the floor. Whether that be an elbow foul or through steroids, it’s all about better performance on the field of play. This is constant among players, always trying to vie for supremacy. But what about when sports businesses cheat, like the New England Patriots, when they videotaped opposing teams’ workouts? How does that compare to players cheating on the field? I think the cheating off the field is what would happen on the field if the refs weren’t there to immediately punish infractions. Cheating is part of human nature, it’s part of animal nature, it’s all part of competition. Sports is no different than life, except in life there are no referees. Continue reading