Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Sunday Sport

I didn't watch it. I guessed it would be boring and ugly and it seems I was right. The French got ahead, then played defensively and lost their lead,  so it went to penalities- which is almost as arbitrary as settling it with Eany-meany-miney-mo-  but only  after Zidane got himself sent off  (the highlight of the match) for viciously head-butting an opponent who had tweaked his nipple. 

Sounds like a Guy Ritchie movie (and I hate Guy Ritchie).

What I did watch was the men's final at Wimbledon.  It was a classic clash of personalities- Federer as smooth as cheese fondue and Nadal all bouncy-bouncy, bandanaed aggression like a teenage mutant ninja turtle without the shell. In the event Federer whopped Nadal, but if Nadal had been just a little more tenacious he could have stretched it out into a five set nail-biter. Federer has now won four Wimbledons straight, which makes him one of the greats, but Nadal is learning amazingly fast and is serving him notice-  same time, same place and next year it won't be as easy.

  • Spirits

    I dreamed I was in my mother's bedroom- and and it was full of spirits. Some of the spirits were attending her as she lay in bed and some of…

  • Flint

    I'd been carrying a pebble around in my pocket for several weeks. I found it on our drive- and I've no idea how it got there. It was a chip…

  • Untitled 3

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.