Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tennis, Talking Points and TUMS


Big deal this week is Wimbledon...finals coming up this weekend...Serena Williams won on Thursday wearing a warm-up outfit that made her look like the drum major from Ohio State U.

TALKING POINT: Professional women's tennis is up in arms about the grunting sound many players are making when they hit a shot (guys are doing it, too...but their association hasn't spoken up). Old school players like Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova say it's distracting to other players and spectators don't like it. Young players, especially if they're winning, don't care what others are saying. What do YOU think?

Remember, Tiger won last Sunday. British Open is coming up.

Summer Olympics are in London in a couple of weeks. Michael Phelps in the pool will be a hot topic and the women's track team should be smokin' fast.

Spain won the 2012 Euro soccer championship. For the most part, no one in America except for immigrants and parents of girls or 1- year-old boys cares about soccer. That's not a slam, it's a simple reality.

The Tour de France is going on right now. If you dig watchimg 150 men in tight pants pedal $12,000 bicycles at 40 mph look for it on ESPN 2 and other channels.

College athletic directors decided on a four-team playoff for the college football national championship last week in Chicago. TALKING POINT: Is this good for college football or does it start making the regular season less important?

Finally, Joey Chestnut won the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4. He tied his own world record by eating 68 hotdogs in 10 minutes. Can you say TUMS?

KILLER COMMENTS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE SUMMER: Other than hardcore fans no one cares about Major League Baseball until September and October when the league championships and World Series are held.

And NO ONE other than hardcore fans cares about pro basketball or football during the summer. Pro football training camps begin this month and college kids return in early August.

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