Tag Archives: boring

US Open Day 2: Yawn

29 Aug

So there were no exciting upsets on Day 2 of the US Open. There was also not much excitement at all. Players defeated opponents quickly and efficiently. Defending champion Novak Djokovic killed his opponent Italian Paolo Lorenzi 6-1, 6-0, 6-1. The match lasted all of 73 minutes and was pretty much an ass whooping.

Then Serena Williams defeated fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-1. At this point it kind of seems like Serena could win in her sleep. Her sister Venus Williams on the other hand has been struggling. Venus has been trying to push past her autoimmune disease but fell short in the past. Venus did manage to defeat fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-3, 6-1.

So no close matches yet. Maybe there will be some excitement on Day 3 with Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray.

-M

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Anderson Silva Wins Again

8 Jul

Remember that big UFC fight that was happening on Saturday . . . . Well Chael Sonnen should officially shut his mouth. As expected Anderson Silva beat him again. And all is right with the world. Silva has not been defeated for 15 straight matches now which is the longest streak in UFC history.

Sonnen came out strong in the first five minutes putting Silva on the ground. But couldn’t hold onto and Silva came back in the second round. Silva got a knee on Sonnens chest and pinned him against the cage wall. With 1:55 in the second round a TKO(technical knockout) was called and Silva won. A technical knockout means that a referee decides a fighter can no longer intelligently defend himself or in laymans’ terms he might get killed.

So there you have it the end of trash talk from Sonnen for now . . . maybe he will want another rematch in a couple of years.

-M

 

 

 

The Longest Walk Ever

16 Jun

Friday night Nik Wallenda became the first man ever to tightrope walk across Niagara Falls. I being the practical person decided to DVR it so I didn’t miss a minute. Little did I know that I really jammed my DVR with 3 hours of programming about this event. Yes, 2 1/2 hours leading up to a walk that took 25 minutes and 19 seconds. In which I think ABC reporters covered every aspect of Wallenda’s life including what he ate for breakfast that morning.

Although tightrope walking across Niagara Falls seems exciting it is actually really boring to watch. Wallenda literally just walked balancing a pole for 25 minutes occasionally praying to God and being interviewed by reporters trying to spice things up by messing with his concentration. And thanks to fears of ABC executives he was wearing a safety harness so there was no worries he would plummet to his death. It was an amazing feat in history that I wish I just read about the next day.

For ABC it was a gold mine for ratings getting 13.1 million viewers on what would normally be a dead night in programming. Which I guess was worth the 1.3 million it cost to set-up this extravaganza. And because it did so good we now get to watch Wallenda walk across the Grand Canyon next.  . .

If you want some real tightrope action rent “Man on a Wire,” that dude walked between the World Trade Center Towers with no safety harness.

-M