Olympics Should Learn From Wimbledon Example

Maybe it’s because I’m not British, so not as pessimistic as some of the locals, but I think the upcoming London Olympics will be an awesome event. I look at it as a great, once-in-a-lifetime experience to be a part of. Because, unless you move around as much as ‘The Littlest Hobo’, chances are having the Olympics staged in the city in which you live is pretty much literally a once-in-a-lifetime event. Unlike Jamie Redknapp I do know the meaning of the word literally (note Jamie, it’s liter-a-lee, not lit-tra-lee) and true, the Olympics were held in London in 1948 so there are likely people who will live through both (and why I prefaced it with “pretty much”), but to have the Olympics in your city and be of an age where you can really feel part of the event and really take advantage, is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Some Man-Love For A-Rod

In some ways Andy Roddick is the Anna Kournikova of men’s tennis, and I am by no means referring to his predilection for shaving his legs. I just think he is to men’s tennis what Anna Kournikova is, or was, to women’s tennis. Or more specifically, Roddick is to men and men’s tennis what Kournikova was to women and women’s tennis.

See, Anna Kournikova is one of the most popular tennis players in history and one of the most hated at the same time. Funnily enough, the divergence of opinion tends to run pretty much down gender lines. Men, generally, warm to Kournikova because they admire the way she dragged herself from an impoverished childhood in Russia to international fame and fortune through the vehicle of sports. Argh, who am I kidding? Guys like her because she is a sassy, hot piece of tail. Women, funnily enough, don’t like her for the same reasons. Read more >>