Archive for the ‘Tennis’ Category

U.S. Open Final Preview: Great Britain Against the Historically Neutral

Monday, September 8th, 2008

We watched a bit of Andy Murray's upset victory over Rafael Nadal on Sunday in the U.S. Open semifinals in New York. It was an impressive display of tennis to be sure, and is there anybody on God's green earth better at calling an epic tennis match than Dick Enberg? ...

Sports Guys Who Went Out On Top

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

If you're one of the few people on Earth who hasn't seen The Dark Knight, I recommend you get off your ass and go take care of that. I don't gush about movies too often, but this one is everything it's been advertised to be and then some. The script, ...

This Bud’s For You

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

It was the best match in the history of tennis. It's entertainment value far exceeded that of "Godfather." Cancer patients who watched the Wimbledon final were cured. Even Chuck Norris wept.The match was so good Bud Collins got hard without thinking about "Velvet Goldmine" or using Viagra.You get the point. ...

Will 2008 Be The Greatest Year in The History of Sport?

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Generally, if I am awake before 9 a.m. on a Sunday, it is not with the anticipation that something awesome is about to happen when I turn on the TV.This Sunday was no exception, as I tuned into Wimbledon only to watch Rafael Nadal easily take the first two sets ...

Nadal is Not Just Claymation

Monday, July 7th, 2008

So, did you hear Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer in the men's final at Wimbledon? I did, and didn't see a single minute of the match.Every once in awhile the day job gets in the way of watching what has already been called by some the greatest tennis match EVER. ...

Oh, Snap! Can’t Believe He Said That

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Let's take a deep breath and step away from the Shaq/Kobe and Imus/black people controversies and enjoy a pairing that goes together as well as peanut butter and jelly, sexual harassment and NASCAR, and, apparently, Jews and baseball. What is this amazing combination? Why, the United Kingdom and self-loathing when ...

This Is How You Do It, Tony Romo

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Anybody that follows the sporting world as close as we do here at R&R can tell you there are a few simple sports truths. For example, if you are named Alex Rodriguez, or anything close to it, you are subject to abuse at Fenway Park.Now I give you another truism: ...

Kiss My Asterisk! (And Other Stories Of The Day)

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

As everyone knows by now, former Dolphins coach Don Shula is up in arms over the possibility of the Patriots matching his '72 team's accomplishment of finishing the season undefeated. After all, they were caught cheating in the first half of the first game of the season, therefore nullifying everything ...