Monday, January 30, 2012

January 23 - 30 Week Wrap Up - Sleepless, Too Much Sports

5am has never been so
exciting without a girl
1. On Top Down Under
Novak Djokovic is the greatest of all time.  Just Djoking.  Ha.  But he's pretty good.  The world No.1 survived a battle tested and grueling 5 hour and 53 minute Mens' Finals against No. 2 ranked Nadal to earn his 5th Grand Slam, winning in 5 sets (5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5).  This is his 3rd straight Grand Slam dating back to last year's Wimbledon and US Open victories.  The trend from previous victories over Nadal was once again present.  A punishing return on Nadal's weak 2nd serve and a constant attack on Nadal's backhand kept the Spanish off balanced and often frustrated at his inability to dictate points.  The historic match, longest in a Grand Slam Final, was littered with amazing rallies that often left me and McEnroe in awes during the point.  The only advice I have is to give Djokovic's girlfriend more airtime.  She's a joy to watch.

In the Women's screaming final...I mean tennis final, Victoria Azarenka dominated and won her first Grand Slam, defeating the beloved Sharapova (6-3, 6-0).  Not only that, Azarenka is now the the world No. 1, trumping the Woeful Wozniacki (based on her performances in Grand Slams).  Azarenka also deserves more airtime, especially during her interviews.

2. No Hitting, No Fun
All Star weekends are boring. How is it exciting to watch 2 of the more physical sports in the world if we take away all the physicality and then throw in a bunch of athletes who don't care but still charge extra dollars to watch it.  Both the NHL and NFL had their All-Star weekend, but it's been a long time since I've been entertained.  I'd rather watch Jared Allen in a club doing the dougie with Ilya Bryzgalov doing the play by play.

D12, you don't have to lie.  We all
know you want out.
3. Magic Losing Games, And Dwight
I saw this coming once the Magic blew a 29 point lead in Boston in the half.  Since then, they've lost against the Pacers and the New Orleans by a total of 47 points.  D12 has called out his team, the same team he doesn't want to play for.  Yea, I don't get it.  Lakers fan should rave about this as this only increases the chance that he'll leave.  But come on Dwight, what do you expect from Hedo!

4. I Am Applying To All NBA Teams As A Free Throw Coach

If you watched the Bulls-Heat game, you'll know what I'm talking about.  A fantastic game by both teams had one of the worse endings I've ever witnessed.  Rose and Lebron both missed 2 free throws that would have gave their respective teams the advantage during the closing minutes of the game.  Further more, a phantom whistle by the refs resulted in a jump ball between Gibson and LBJ.  How pathetic is that.  Oh wait, the Bulls STILL had a chance to tie it after Chris Bosh nailed 1 of 2 at the line.  But if all the preceeding events weren't enough of a clue, Rose had a terrible last possession and the Heat escapes as the Beast of the East.  My neighborhood 5 feet and under league would've had a better finish than that.

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