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Tennis is turning upside down

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By Josh Kramer

First Rafa.  Then Roger.  And finally Clijsters.  Today was a very unique day in the tennis world.  In the afternoon, America’s biggest fish, Mardy Fish, nabbed a big one, knocking off former world number one Rafael Nadal with relative ease.  Then another guy who has never really broken through, Tomas Berdych, took down Federer in straight sets.  Go figure, the two best players of our generation, go down in the same day.  And neither even win a set? Continue reading

Food for Thought 5-31-11

By Josh Kramer

Courtesy of Livetennisguide.com. It is crazy to think that I am picking Novak Djokovic (pictured left) to beat Roger Federer in what should be a great semi-final match at the French Open. Expect a Djokovic/Nadal finals showdown.

It has been a hectic past couple of days in the wide world of sports to say the least.  We got big time car races, the French Open, playoff action, and of course a major resignation.  It has been a jammed pack past 48 hours, but here are some of the main things that have been on my mind.

Tressel=2011 Nixon

I think the world has turned upside down since the infamous “Jim Tressel Resignation.”  May 30th could forever be a reminder of the resignation of the Godlike Columbus figure, or at least for the next 5 years. I was not around during the Nixon Resignation, but I cannot imagine that it received much more media attention than this most recent resignation is receiving.  I realize that media is much more prevalent these days and entirely different from how it was back in the 70s.  Still even proportionally, I would be willing to bet that this story is getting nearly as much attention.  Now I will admit, in a way, I have avoided the ungodly amount of attention given to this situation.  I have had my own opinion on this ongoing  saga for some time now, and now I am going to share it. Continue reading