Thursday, August 31, 2006

"Unreal"

"Unreal" is the word John McEnroe used to describe tonight's match between Andre Agassi and Marcos Baghdatis*. I agree. It is unreal that Elias and I are spending hours and hours watching sports on TV again, and it's not even basketball season.** Honestly, it was an intense match, but Agassi's victory means we have to keeping tuning in to the US Open.

Speaking of unreal, has anyone seen "Who Wants to Be a Superhero" on the SciFi channel? It kind of works as a spoof of the Donald Trump show. Stan Lee is like the CEO of a crime-fighting syndicate. The hero named Feedback is straight out of a two dimensional world -- he's perfect!



*Xui, Baghdatis is kind of hot, but he doesn't really photograph well in still photos.

** Even though it's not NBA season, Elias has been tuning into early early a.m. international basketball games in which he watches the US beat other countries with ridiculously wide margins of victory.

13 Added Something:

Anonymous eli quipped...

actually, the u.s. had several very close games before LOSING to my peeps from greece in the semifinals last night! i did really get into this tournament. after finishing 6th in the last world basketball tournament and 3rd in the last olympics, the u.s. made a huge effort to put together a better, more cohesive team that could compete with these scrappy europeans. they put duke's coach k in charge, and selected a number of defensive-minded role-players to complement lebron, carmello, and dwyane. it was a pretty damn good team, but they still didn't have enough chemistry or poise to compete with greece's smothering defense and machine-like pick-and-roll. the problems with the u.s. team are clearly indicative of broader problems with u.s. culture: they're too individualistic, they always take a shot within 2 seconds instead of passing the ball around and figuring out the best option (preemptive stike), and they are overconfident in their superior strength. i'm impressed that they tried so hard to address some of these problems, but it's clear that they still have a long way to go.

Friday, September 01, 2006 9:33:00 AM  
Anonymous New Agent #8 quipped...

K- you're right, the camera does not love Baghdatis.

E- nice analysis of the US team.

Friday, September 01, 2006 9:46:00 AM  
Anonymous SuperM quipped...

All this sports is disturbing - for two so progressive people such as yourselves can we hear something negative about the multibillion dollar sports industry. All this one-sided sports reporting you're starting to sound like FOX media.

I never knew Elias was such a guy. I'm not being critical, just making an observation.

Friday, September 01, 2006 9:53:00 AM  
Blogger RV3 quipped...

I love tennis! The men are great, but I love watching the women. My favorite player right now is Maria Sharapova. I love her new Nike commercial, in which everyone is serenating her that West Side Story song "I Feel Pretty."

But Supermosca is right. It is kind of perplexing to see sports talk, especially the elitist sport of tennis, discussed on your page.

Friday, September 01, 2006 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous mother of Kathy's special friend quipped...

I'm just glad to see that Elias does still exist since he doesn't seem to check his email anymore. Now I know why.

Friday, September 01, 2006 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous supermosca quipped...

uh-oh. Someone's in trouble.

Friday, September 01, 2006 12:46:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy quipped...

And uh-oh, someone is lacking a sociological imagination when she rejects the importance of sports in lives of us Americans.

Saturday, September 02, 2006 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous otherm quipped...

olyI can hardly wait til you take up golf.

Saturday, September 02, 2006 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous ant quipped...

yeah, what's with all the sports play by play? Anyway, forget golf, you're backyard is perfect for croquet. You could invite over some Americans, 'cuz sports is so important to us. yeah, and some sociologists too.

Saturday, September 02, 2006 6:02:00 PM  
Blogger Lucy4 quipped...

Now that I am in Austin, it's all about college football. Luckily, the Hook 'Em, Horns! sign is the same as the horned beast sign so that comes naturally to me.

As for tennis, once again, my new loyalty is to the Austinite Roddick. Props must be given to anyone able to play tennis in this heat and humidity.

Sunday, September 03, 2006 4:39:00 PM  
Blogger hostile17 quipped...

Don't listen to the naysayers, keep feeding us sports analysis. Or as Nike would say, "just do it!"

Tuesday, September 05, 2006 7:55:00 AM  
Anonymous SuperM quipped...

I thought sociological analysis along with the the play-by-play was what I was requesting?

Isn't that the point - the we are sporamericans - even you two ***sigh***.

Now Monday night football. Basketball's okay and yes tennis can be exciting but soon you'll be reporting on fly fishing and ping pong.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger hostile17 quipped...

re:
who wants to be a superhero?
BTW you'd think a reality show based on superheroes would be right up my alley but surprisingly NO. I think that Stan Lee should be ashamed of himself for promoting this drivel, though I suppose it it gets some people to even think about comics then I approve of it.
My friend George has actually entered an art contest based on the show. Hope his entry does well.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006 8:07:00 PM  

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