Thiem/Kyrgios and the QFs

In wrapping-up that Thiem vs Kyrgios post, the match was a bit, like I said in that first post, surreal. The crowd, for instance, brought us back to some of that pre-Covid normalcy of sporting events. Kyrgios had the crowd going wild and this only added to his early ascendant form that propelled him to …

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Mcshow “Must-see” Delivers!

The Thiem vs Kyrgios was epic. I felt old at the end of that, pushing 3:30am here on the American best coast. A little nap around 11:00pm did the trick! What did not work was the regular ESPN broadcast of the Australian Open. Great to see we have gender equality cutting across multiple platforms (media …

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Holy Shit — LOL.

Please help keep me off Twitter where I guiltily, sometimes, drop-in for a look around at some crazy ass shit and some actual news, actually. But I mean . . . This is a look at the Republican party, at least much of its spectacularly bat-shit base: https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1356986367876730883?s=20 And yes I also got some clarity …

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ATP 2021: Switch Flipped-On

(Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) Indeed, nothing, seemingly, for months and now everyone is playing everywhere, Down Under, other than Federer. I've caught a bit of this early ATP Cup tennis. Djokovic looks to be finding his form, winning big points, getting under people's skin, advancing his country's chances at glory. Thiem looked a little …

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2020 ATP Finals, etc.

I figure I should put a wrap on what happened over the last couple of weeks, how the WTF played-out and so forth. My last post was typed and published in about 2 minutes' time, as Dominic and Daniil headed for a third and deciding set. Thiem should have finished that match in the second …

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GOAT: Flawed or Beautiful?

Following our latest GOAT vs GOAT in a major final, with the outcome having significant statistical and theoretical consequences that fuck with people's emotions, thoughts, and arguments, let's take a dive into this GOAT discussion that revolves around the Big 3. Remember that this is mainly a conversation had by fans who mostly come to …

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Nadal Wins 13th, 100th, 20th . . .

I'm not a numerologist, but do those numbers mean something deeper, or is this just part of the statistical debris left blowing around Philippe-Chatrier following the 2020 men's French Open final in which Rafael Nadal steamrolled Novak Djokovic 0 2 and 5. I kid you not: after the first two games of the match, I …

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2020 French Final: Djokodal LVI

Who do you got in this championship match? We pinned this to our destiny when the draw was announced two weeks ago. We needed this match. 2020 has been relentless. We've clamored for normalcy, even the past, because there is so much doubt now and about the future. The tennis over the last couple of …

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