Delisted Free Agent
- Nov 8, 2005
Yeah. I thought when I was posting about Rafa's worsening OCD, that it would bring him unstuck.Rafa's got a Razor Ray female version to handle tonight. Has virtually broken his rituals and concentration.
“Do not go gentle into that good night, / Old age should burn and rave at close of day; / Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”loved Federer in his day but I am now a bit over him these days and get the feeling that he should have retired many years earlier - a bit like an old bloke hanging around schoolies ,
........but it a credit to him that his body is still up to it.
Yep, dead right. A lesson learnt, don’t get a ground pass in finals week.In regards to the tennis action and crowds there wont be a huge amount going on with play and the outside courts as the Open will be at the QF stage by then and all those games will be in the main stadiums.
Early week one is when its buzzing, crowds up and action everywhere.
Billy's as stiff as Diamond Dave. Both had energy and edge in their younger hey days but we do age...Yep, dead right. A lesson learnt, don’t get a ground pass in finals week.
Billy Idol was good without being great. Took him a while to warm up and surprise surprise I think he was under the influence. He is 63 now. Steve Stevens was unrecognisable from the 80s. Again, understandably. He’s 60 something too.
Haven't seen the full game but that's really disappointing. Must be the hype our players can't carry during the home grand slam.Big fan of Ash Barty but she's dead set choked in this semi final.
Two set points at 6-4 up in first set tiebreaker and loses 6-8.
Then in second set she has 2 set points serving at 5-4 and 40-15. Loses the set 7-5 and the match.
On face value pretty disappointing.
I "only" know Bryant from the assault case - I never saw him play. I was never a fan of American Basketball. It always felt so staged to me. As much theatre as sport, if you will. But I stopped watching basketball after the Magic folded. Used to love going to games, it always felt the game was played on its merits more than U.S. Ball. So I don't really understand all the talk of Kobe being a great sportsman and a leader/hero.Was interested to read what Navratilova said about the Margaret Court situation.
"When airports, buildings, streets or stadiums are named after particular people, it is done, or at least should be done, to honor exceptional human beings -- our heroes.
"Think Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Billie Jean King, Rod Laver, Rosa Parks. Would it not be appropriate if the Staples Center were renamed as a tribute to Kobe Bryant?
"Such luminaries excelled in their fields and transcended them; they made a positive contribution to mankind; they led by example. And, perhaps most of all, they were on the right side of history.
Not sure that a man (Bryant) who sexually assaulted a woman is leading by example or making a positive contribution to mankind? Perhaps his dedication to his daughters was in part making up for that mistake/incident but surely he shouldn't be so deified? I must admit to never being a great fan of his.