Just Another Sporting Wednesday

All the cliches apply. — Alexi Lalas

The question, of course, is whether the former American futboler was talking about the fantastic W by the Americans over Algeria to advance to the Knockout Round of the World Cup as winners of Group C.

Or, the even more improbable Wimbledon match, in which, as I write, American John Isner and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut are tied at two sets apiece and 50 games each in the fifth set.

That’s not a typo. This set alone has taken almost six hours to play.

Isner just saved two break points, serving at 50-50 in the set. And just won to stay on serve.

As for the soccer match. Well, it was as tense as it should have been. The U.S. was robbed of another goal. They failed to tally on several point blank shots. And were about to be eliminated from the competition because England won 1-0 over Slovenia.

Then Landon Donovan tallied on a rebound shot. During extra injury time in the 91st minute of the match.

A victory unlike any other in U.S. soccer history.

A tennis match that continues to break every record in the history of the sport.

Just another sporting Wednesday.

All the cliches apply.

– Seedy K

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