Yesterday was not your average Monday in sports. Monday Night Football debuted with a double header and we got the evermore normal Monday U.S. Open Men’s Final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. I’m sure there was some baseball played somewhere, but let’s be honest, the moment football hit the airwaves baseball was nothing more than white noise to any sensible sports fan.
As I said above, the U.S. Open final was held yesterday and it was EPIC. Djokovic won his third major of the season, beating Nadal for the 6th time this year (all six were in the finals). Just as Nadal owns Roger Federer, Djokovic seems to own Nadal. With one big event left (the season-ending Masters event) the Djoker has 10 titles, 3 majors and just two losses in 2011. Should he close out the year with a win (gonna be tough) he will have a strong argument for the best season in the Open era. For those who think Pete Sampras was the GOAT, y’all need to know that Federer, Djokovic and Nadal each have bigger games than St. Pete. Oh to be able to watch Sampras play these men in their prime…
There was also a Tom Brady sighting last night. Miami fans know this well, as the Uggs pitchman carved up the Dolphins to the tune of more than 500 yards passing, including a 99-yard strike to
Scrappy Doo Wes Welker, capping a 38-24 win. I’m not abreast to the talent (or lack thereof) in Miami, but lighting them up for more than five hundy through the air is pretty nasty. Brady is winning the game of life, folks.
The late game was Oakland at Denver. The last I saw it was 3-0 after most of the first quarter. There was no way in hell I was staying up to watch Kyle Orton perform adamantly at QB. If only Tim Tebow was duffing passes into the ground. I would have watched that shit for hours.
And with that, let’s hit the links:
Remember when Atlanta said they were going to open up the offense? Me neither.
The Tea Party Debate was “Gold, Jerry!!”
Manny Ramirez was arrested (in Florida, of course) for domestic battery.
Serena Williams was fined $2,000 for acting like a spoiled brat.
The SEC has accepted Texas A&M as the 13th member. I swear I’ve heard this for a month now.
Garrett Gilbert (per Clown, he’ll get at least two Heisman’s) is now the 3rd-string quarterback at Texas.
Georgia has now lost both starting inside linebackers for several weeks. Yikes.
Apparently there is a “Jewish Facebook.” Apparently they separate the sexes.
Death by scuba. (video)
Anyone into some Louis C.K. videos?
Manny Pacquiao. Mexican TV. Karaoke. Need I say more?
I’m not a sports bettor, but if I was, I think I’d jump all over Ohio State getting 2 points against Miami.