I was waiting to board my flight to Chicago last night when I heard a fellow passenger utter the familiar phrase:
I bleed blue.
I immediately knew a UK Wildcats fan was at the gate, so I walked over and inserted myself into the conversation. What were the chances?
And can you guess how long it took before we were discussing the UK/Duke game of 1992?
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It’s the US Open Men’s Championship. Djokovic is playing Federer. All is right with the world.
Have you spied Roger’s gear for this year’s tourney? His tennis whites are outlined in bright poppy pink.
Even his tennis shoes are dyed this neon bright color.
I’m not a fan of pink, but this isn’t an issue of personal preference.
The hot pink is an unusual choice, and I’m wondering if it was psychological. Did Roger’s team hope that the color would have its rumored effect of sapping his opponent’s strength?
Stan Wawrinka wore a similar hue in his triumphant run earlier this year at the French Open — in plaid shorts, no less.
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Go, underdog, go
I cheered today, but alas
Only Kevin heard.
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During this fortnight that is Wimbledon, I can’t get enough tennis.
But that’s not why I loved and fervently recommend 7 Days in Hell, the hilarious mockumentary scheduled to air this Saturday night on HBO.
(I saw it early OnDemand. Gotta love OnDemand.)
Andy Samberg (SNL, Brooklyn 99) is Aaron Williams, a washed up former tennis star long removed from the game who returns for one last epic match against his bitter rival, young tennis phenom Charles Poole, played by Kit Harington (the late — or is he? — Jon Snow of Game of Thrones).
The match goes the full five sets and, since it is played at Wimbledon, does not have a tie break in the final set. So the play goes on and on — for a variety of bizarre reasons — for seven long days.
John Isner and Nicolas Mahut will be a tad jealous when they see why. (They hold the real record for the longest match at Wimbledon, iffin you didn’t know — 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over three days.)
There are tons of cameos by celebrities from television, film, tennis, even the world of magic. The story is outrageous, but the documentary format is honored, so it looks right…
Even though it is gloriously wrong.
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#1 in the world
#1 seed at Wimbledon
Reigning Wimbledon champion
Now playing on Court #1
#2 in the world
#2 seed at Wimbledon
Last won Wimbledon in 2012
Now playing on Centre Court
Something doesn’t add up…
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