I’m tired. My voice is scratchy. My body aches.
I’m not sick — I’m just recovering from last night’s US Open Men’s Singles Final.
And I didn’t even play.
I don’t think enough has been written (or studied, for that matter) on the physical and mental exertions of the spectator.
Especially in major championships like the US Open – or the Super Bowl or World Series — people watching these events live in the stadium expend a lot of energy cheering on behalf of the athletes.
I don’t know how many times the chair umpire had to tell us to quiet down.
And rumor has it, within the next 24 hours, they will both be catching flights to Europe so they can play tennis on Friday in Davis Cup matches representing their respective countries.
Man, I don’t know if I’ll be rested up by then.