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Equality Everywhere… Including Tennis?
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 | Author:

When I encountered this headline at USA Today I determined that Obama indeed has changed our culture : “Occupy tennis? Income inequality grows on ATP Tour”. The author notes:

…income inequality in men’s tennis that’s not unlike the wealth disparity shaping political discourse across the country… the wealth disparity between players ranked in the top 100 has never been greater.

I didn’t realize that all of the players were supposed to make the same amount of money (sarcasm).  I thought their incomes were relatively proportional to their winnings and popularity.

The fact that a daily newspaper publishes an article with this sort of focus illustrates how the mediocrity-oriented-culture inculcated by the Obama administration is becoming a common part of our thoughts.   The discussions are not about getting better, becoming more competitive, etc.  It’s always about redistributing the pie for ‘fairness’.

Perhaps in the interest of ‘equality’, Roger Federer should start spotting his opponents a point each game…

We’re living in a world slowly turning upside-down.

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Great Tennis Points
Monday, June 13th, 2011 | Author:

These really are three great tennis points…


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Tennis Marathon War
Friday, June 25th, 2010 | Author:

6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68

If you’re not a fan of tennis, it’s difficult to understand the significance of those numbers.  Especially the 138 games played in the fifth set… It’s been in the news the past couple of days, so I won’t recap the details about the match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut

Can you imagine a major league baseball game that is not completed until the 50th inning?  How about an NBA basketball game that is tied until the 40th overtime?

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Tennis Street Magic
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 | Author:

This is a great video of tennis pro, Andy Murray, creating a little “street magic” with his tennis racquet.


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