Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sports Sunday

Curb Jumping
I survived Latin dance lessons without injury. It was actually a good time and I am glad I went. Of course there had to be some excitement though. I was outside the club cooling down and a car came really fast around the corner. Guy must have been drunk or something because he plowed right into the curb where I was standing and jumped it. Only the forewarning of The Force and my ninja-like reflexes allowed me to jump out of the way and escape any injury. The driver just kept going down the street but I could hear the left CV joint on the car clicking like it was broken. What an asshole.

Sports Sunday
A few great moments from various sports for a Sunday.

Jimmy Connors vs. Aaron Krickstein, US Open 4th Round 1991
Have I stated how much I love YouTube? In 1991 an aging Jimmy Connors goes deep into the well against Aaron Krickstein and wins an unforgettable 5 set match in the final set tiebreak. The below clip starts the ties break (Connors says "Is this what they pay for? This is what they want!". Scan ahead to the 8:50 mark for the end and the crowd goes crazy (cannot embed, sorry):
Connors Wins
I remember that Connors was so jacked up after this match he had to walk around for 3 hours to calm down. Epic.

Marvin Hagler KO 6 Tony Sibson
Marvin Hagler brings the world middleweight title back to Massachusetts and stops Tony Sibson in 6 rounds at the Worcester Centrum:

That guy was amazing.

Tracy Porter and The Saints Win The Superbowl
My beloved Saints win the big one on a killer interception late. AWESOME find on YouTube:


Dale Earnhardt Wins at Bristol, Wrecks Terry Labonte
From 1999, this was nasty but that's Bristol:

The Man in Black.

Ending to "Searching for Bobby Fisher Film"
Ok, not sports but I do love this ending of a chess tournament:

Great film.

Mike Tyson KO 7 Tyrell Biggs
In 1987 this was actually a huge fight and many thought Biggs would win. Not so much:

Good night.

I am doing screening homework, but so close to vacation I probably will not buy anything. I like NCT here and I love RPM once again.

Have a good night.


Jennifer Hillier said...

God, I remember that Jimmy Connors match. How was that 1991?? I watched him play once, at the Canadian Open, I think I was 12 or 13. He was so entertaining. Still a huge fan of tennis, but there was something magical about it in the 80s. (Hmmm. Maybe I still played then.)

Jennifer Hillier said...

Sorry, that's supposed to be, "Maybe because I still played then."

Happy Sunday!

David Batista said...

I'm glad the Force is strong with you, my friend. And you're right -- what an asshole!

watchtower said...

Any thoughts on the S & P coming out today to threaten to cut the US's credit rating?

getyourselfconnected said...

JH, yeah I used to play tennis for the high school team, always loved that sport.

David, yeah that was a bit close!

I will post a few thoughts about the move by S&P in a bit.

Jennifer Hillier said...

Ninja-like reflexes are important in both tennis AND avoiding curb jumping f***tards.

Somehow I knew you'd be a tennis player.

getyourselfconnected said...

I made the local paper a few times when I played, lol.

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