Friday, July 07, 2006

Sports you don't care about

Slow news day in the sports world, so we'll turn our attention to the stuff that is boring normally gets neglected here at the Big Picture. A collection of thoughts:

Americans are bad at tennis
It's approaching the finals in this little tennis tournament that is apparently a big deal. Evidently no American singles player (man or woman) made the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, repeating the sad showing at the French Open. We can't really figure out why we suck at tennis, but we think it might be that tennis is only popular among rich snobs, who typically aren't great athletes.

That bike race in France is happening again
Believe it or not, the Tour de France is in progress, and some Belgian guy is in the lead. Americans like us used to at least notice this race because some american guy kept winning the darned thing. Now that he's gone, along with a bunch of other dopers, there's not much reason to watch. We figure pretty soon they'll make this like the World Cup and only run it every 4 years.

They bumped PTI for golf

Our favorite sports talk show, PTI, got bumped again today because there's some golf tournament going on. Everybody seems to care about this one because it's the first time Lefty (that would be Phil Mickelson) and Tiger are playing since they crapped their pants at the U.S. Open. Watching those two actually crap their pants would probably be more exciting.

We refuse to write about NASCAR

Enough said.

In sports-we-care-about news: Nomar Garciaparra and A.J. Pierzynski are going to the All-Star Game, after winning the vote to be the last player selected for each team. A.J. is an asshole and Nomar is a Dodger, so we'd prefer others. Our choices? Francisco Liriano from the AL because he's pitching better than pretty much anyone, and Bobby Abreu from the NL because he should be back in the home run derby.

-Jamie Costello


JMC said...

to add insult to injury, ESPN is showing golf, and instead of moving PTI to ESPN2, they're showing DOMINOES. Don't get me wrong, fun game to play, but I'm not into watching it on TV.

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

that domino shit is wild.


Mini Me said...

How did AJ get it? I don't get it at all....You want weird sports? Check this out.