Thursday, July 12, 2007
Lucky or not?
On the just completed weekend, which is viewed by the superstitious as the luckiest day of any century (since it occurs only every hundred years), one could probably dredge up a few who didn’t reap many benefits.
Heading the list could be Tiger Woods who didn’t putt so well at all in his inaugural golf tournament in the nation’s capital. Tiger partially kept his cool; however he did show some of his classical demonstrations of disappointment. However, he did term his first stint as a host a successful one.
Across one of the big ponds, the weekend could be judged lucky for Venus Williams and Roger Federer at the tennis tourney of all tennis tourneys – Wimbledon. Venus had stated at the beginning of the tourney that she felt no one had faith in her chances of capturing a fourth title. I, for one did not share that sentiment.
It is probably time the self imposed “sabbatical” to which the Williams sisters assigned themselves ran its course. Sister Serena had just won the Australian Open, and just like days of old, it was time for them to invade Wimbledon again (Serena has two Wimbledon titles).
Especially sweet, and lucky, for Venus, she gets a pay check as big as the men this year (a whopping $1.407 million). She was one of the proponents of the equal pay rule change. She was also the lowest ranked player, at 31, to ever win the coveted title.
Whether the 07-07-07 had any impact on the Grizzlies and their draft choice will probably have to play a little longer. As we all know, they didn’t get the Mercedes in the draft and had to settle for the Volkswagen, but they seemed to be resigned to making the most of it (what else?).
The Griz management is hyping the powerhouse backcourt the Griz will put on the floor in the upcoming season. And there is a lot which can be said for a premier delivery system. However, to really make things work there must be a very good receiver system.
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