Here Comes The Tiger

The Masters tee off today. What won’t be any different this year from the last decade or so of The Masters is that the media’s stories will all be about Tiger Woods. What will be different from the last decade or so of The Masters is that the media’s stories are all about Tiger but not about how well he swings the sticks. No, it’s still about the “scandal” from half of a year ago. I feel like this has gotten more attention than Michael Vick’s dog fighting ring. My opinion on this has already been documented though. The reason I’m going to be willing to put up with all the questions surrounding this is because I love watching Tiger Woods. The man is simply phenomenal. I hope he makes his return and just flat out stomps the competition. I don’t want it to even be close. I want him to make the non-verbal statement of “I’m back. I’m the best. Deal with it.” Ali vs Jerry Quarry style.* Continue reading

Andre Agassi Causes A Stir

In his new book, Open”, Andre Agassi reveals quite a few personal things.  At different points in the book he states that he hated tennis, that his famous long hair was actually fake, and that he used the drug crystal meth throughout much of 1997.  He even failed a drug test, but lied to ATP officials saying he ingested the drug on accident and wasn’t suspended.  Once this news broke, there was a little backlash from some current players who faced Agassi during his career.  One player, former #1 player Marat Safin, went as far as to say that Agassi should forfeit his tournament titles and return his winnings to the ATP.

I’m not a huge tennis fan; I enjoy watching the Majors and I generally just pull for the Americans.  Hearing about Agassi’s struggles hasn’t changed my opinion of him at all.

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