What happened to the days when tennis was a gentleman’s sport? It still is, we suppose, for the most part; you don’t see Roger Federer whipping his hog out or anything. But you’d think that no matter what happens on a tennis court, both players would be free from the uglier aspects of human nature.
(”I blame your skin color for this and many other problems!”)
You’d think that, but you’d be wrong. To that end, when Australian 19-year-old Bryden Klein lost his composure in a match with South African Raven Klaasan earlier, he melted down in such a horrific fashion that our international readers would probably prefer we put his language below the break.
There are many, many ways to start a fight. Sucker punches, insults, grabbing the wrong woman’s posterior. But in terms of disparity between perceived and actual damage, there’s no more illogical yet sure-fire way to piss another man off than spitting.
(The assailant, with helmet removed for greater spitting ability.)
Baltimore cornerback Frank Walker knows this, apparently, and if Pittsburgh punter/holder Mitch Berger is to be trusted, Walker put the tactic to good use as kicker Jeff Reed converted the extra point on the go-ahead touchdown on Sunday.
• INSOMNIAC’S LOUNGE finds some more super shots of sideline siren Erin Andrews during her skin-tight stint at UCLA. For example, this Bruin backer ignores new football coach Rick Neuheisel for a sight more scintillating:
• The fine fellows at CANOE.ca’s IN YOUR GRILL give SbB a shout-out.
• MR. IRRELEVANT knows that when your b-ball team’s up by 40 with only two minutes left, everything’s gonna be all white.