Yesterday — September 2
- The Quiet Before the Storm — Not to step on my own blog here but there just wasn’t that much high profile sports going on yesterday. Because of that, most sports fans’ minds will be full of anticipation for the NFL season, which starts on Thursday, and their own fantasy teams.
- Tennis in a Sauna — The tennis players at the U.S. Open yesterday had to play under very adverse conditions. It was in the low 90s with 45% humidity. I live about 30 blocks from the stadium and I had to take a supplementary shower yesterday afternoon just from blogging. I can only imagine how horrible it must have been for people trying to play tennis! The notable winners of the day were Roger Federer and Gael Monfils who will play each other in the next round and Caroline Wozniaki and Peng Shuai who will play each other for a place in the finals.
- If College Football is the Thing — Then you will have paid attention to the release of the weekly top 25 teams put out by the Associated Press. Although it’s essentially meaningless until the end of the season, college football fans pay close attention to where their team is ranked throughout the year. It’s a source of great conversation and consternation throughout the nation.