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David Gibson September 14, 2009 - 12:18pm
The Dish had the link:
He's Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and Joe Montana, rolled up into one. He's very underappreciated in the US.
David:Youre much too modest. I just read, on an authoritative sports blog, that 1) thats your signature shot, 2) you taught it to Federer, and 3) the ingrate didnt even acknowledge his debt to you in the post-match press conference.
And they didn't disclose the amount of Ben-Gay I've had to apply...
What? No You Tube of Serena? "Don't try this at home..." would also work for that You Tube vignette. ;)
While I still think Roger will go down as the best male player to date, he blew his cool yesterday and lost a tough match.The pressure of big moments in sports (with all the money/prestige involved) can frequently bring out unfortunate outbursts.I know in basketball, officials are often told to "put the whistle away" at crucial points near the end of a game - we don't want officials deciding what should happen on the court.So a step back from Roger's great shot - and his general overall greatness - shows how the pressure causes a loss of coool at times that works to the dtriment of what transpires.
David Gibson is a national reporter for Religion News Service and author of The Coming Catholic Church (HarperOne) and The Rule of Benedict (HarperOne). He blogs at dotCommonweal.
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