Saturday, January 28, 2006

Bryan Brothers Win Third Grand Slam

I'm a big tennis buff (my mom and brother have worked all the Slams as umpires and I was a ballboy growing up in Florida). But how stupid are the officials running tennis? Everyone knows the Australian needs to move to the end of the season. And everyone knows doubles is tremendous fun -- fast-paced and exciting and a real crowd pleaser. The US has the top men's doubles team in the world: the Bryan brothers, who've just snagged their Third Slam. They're tremendously promotable, but instead tennis treats doubles like an annoyance. Their win tonight in three was one of the most fun matches of the tournament and one even a casual fan can enjoy. Oh well. (And what's with the chirping? So many birds are nesting in the rafters that the birdsong becomes overwhelming at times.)

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