Sunday, September 20, 2009
Do you like this story?
Newspaper would normally arrive between 8 and 9 in the morning everyday, delivered by the old man we would all lovingly call "manong diyaryo". It seems pretty late for some, although I prefer the newspaper to be delivered at around 6am. The first thing I would always wanna do once the newspaper arrives? Look for the sports section.
I read somewhere in Facebook that the reason why sports is so good is that there is not definite script. You will really not know who the winner is until the decision has arrived. Sports is very dramatic. Its got cheating, scandals, upsets, competition, training, gambling, triumph, despair, everything. Sports is life. It is both health and death.
The past couple of weeks has been very good to all sports lovers. Here are my random sports musings:
The 18-year old South African has been on the spotlight for at least month now, thanks to her 800m gold at the World Championships in Berlin not too long ago. What made this story so intriguing is that people think she wasn't a woman after all! A Hermaphrodite is what the media has been insinuating since her triumph. Her home country cried racism and other stuff in defense of their golden girl. But when you really look at, observe, and listen to her, she just talks and acts like a man as well. Could be a lesbian, but hey, it will be none of our business over what would be her sexual preference. As to her real gender, let's just shut up and wait for results. Although I would feel bad should she receive the news that she's a hermaphrodite according to gender test results.
Mayweather vs. Marquez
That fight will commence in around 2 hours and I'm predicting a Juan Manuel Marquez victory. I mean, give that guy a break. He's the only fighter I think who can give Pacman a big scare and for that, I give him the props to beat Mayweather in a 12-rounder unanimous decision. Should JMM win, then Pacman will be the second person to beat Floydie. I wonder what will the biggest ego-head of a father, Floydie Sr., would say this time after the fight? I wanna hear him react should his son lose. Hmmmm.
US Open 2009
This has been the most exciting grand slam event I can remember since the French Open of 1999. We have new stars in Melanie Oudin, Marin Cilic, Caroline Wozniacki, Sam Querrey, Yanika Wickmayer and John Isner. Serena Williams' very controversial verbal with the line judge and her default of her semis match. Andy Murray and Andy Roddick's disappointing finish on what was predicted would be potential men's singles finale. Federer's upset and word war with the chair umpire. Juan Martin del Potro's coming of age as the newest major winner and of course, Kim Clijsters' amazing comeback from motherhood and back to winning the trophy.
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