Monday, July 09, 2007

greatness...

"when it comes down to the 5th set in a championship match, its no longer tennis. "



sports at first glance seems rather stupid, or childish. Two grown-up men trying to get a rubber ball past each other and thousands of grownup men and women watching and screaming?? Whts the freakin point to all this?
Well, the fact is there is none :D and thts exactly wht makes it so fascinating. It is essentially a simulation of wht men are capable of doing if pushed to the limit. We have made our day to day lives so easy and comfortable tht somewhere tht animal urge to "fight it out" remains unquenched. Hence sports.

If your opponent is equal to you in terms of skill, tht is where the fun begins. doesn't matter wht sport, its a fight btwn two minds from then on. and in high pressure games (like facing federer/nadal on center court, wimbledon for the title with bjorn borg and a million people starring at u) its all abt character.
As they say, u can tell more abt a person in an hour of play than a year of acquaintance. it nt only shows ur character but forges it too. if u take it seriously of course. tht is why theres no fun in lifting weights and putting them down again. gimme a goal and put some smart men in btwn me and my goal...now thts what i call a sport!

as the BBC lady said to nadal, it was a priviledge to watch both of you play on center court today. give it up for the tennis icon of our generation...


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Blogger deepanjali said...

जे आपल्याला आवडते ते इतरांपर्यंत पोहचले पाहीजे.
असा लहानसा प्रयत्न आहे.म्हणूनच मला वाटते .
की तू सूद्धा आमच्या अड्डयात सामील व्हावे .
एकदा येऊन पहा आमच्या ब्लोग अड्डयावर

2:23 PM, September 05, 2007  
Blogger Amit said...

Gore, Lai jhakaas, baaki sagla patla pan ek goshta matra khatakli. Weight training is a critical behind the scenes effort for any sport and it's importance cannot be undermined. Although not a sport by itself it remains crucial to affect performance. And there is fun in lifting weights and putting them down again, you just need to do it the right way ;)

2:53 AM, October 22, 2007  
Blogger siddhya said...

u r rite.i am not undermining its importance but i still feel it envolves less strategy and more effort than most other sports, which makes it a tad tedious for lazy ppl like me :P

11:02 AM, December 27, 2007  

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