I am not a big follower of women's tennis, since most matches involve a showdown between unpronounceable and unknown, but this one was mercifully short. Actually, it was over before I sat down to watch, but I did get to see a few sniffles and smiles during the trophy presentation.
The big boys battle tomorrow, and if it takes less than three hours I'll be shocked. Of course, more than three hours and I'll be bored - thank heaven for TiVo. Otherwise it becomes breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack at Wimbedon, and who has the time or inclination?
HMM: Since my chosen topic seems to be "Sports I Would Never Normally Watch, But How Often Does It Rain On The Fourth of July?", let me just add that I enjoyed both World cup soccer games Friday.
The France-Germany game had a certain hypnotic beauty - Pink Floyd would have made a great soundtrack and I am sure the rating in Colorado were sky high - but gthe pace demonstrated the problem and power of European unions, since the players sauntered as if they were getting paid by the hour.
By way of contrast, the Columbia-Brazil game looked like a mash-up of soccer, hockey, Broadway, and mixed martial arts. The performers seemed to be in line for a bonus every time they thumped the ball or each other and gthe pace seemed unsustainable. A few games like that could make me a fan.