Meanwhile, Australia’s sporting public has lost its mind.
Kyrgios lost a strange match against Andreas Seppi in the 2nd round of the Australian Open. After being two sets up, Kyrgios appeared lethargic and disinterested (if you believe the commentary box) while dropping the 3rd and 4th sets… before a rollercoaster 5th set that ended at 10-8 to the Italian.
And Kyrgios was booed off the court.
Let that last part sink in.
A 21-year-old Australian, playing at the Australian Open, who had just lost a five-set match that took over three hours, going 10-8 in the 5th set… was booed off the court?
So the Olympic Games are around the corner, and despite already meeting its scandal quota before the opening ceremony, Rio2016 will hopefully still be a fun event.
Arguably the best thing about the Olympic Games is being exposed to sports we have no knowledge of, watch only once every four years, or simply don’t care about in any real way… and still being interested in how the drama unfolds.
After all, everyone on Earth watches the 100m Sprint Finals. The floor gymnastics, basketball, soccer and swimming have no problems drawing our attention. And for some bizarre reason women’s beach volleyball is intensely popular.
Made all the more bizarre by the fact that Val Kilmer isn’t even involved…
But what about the less-well-known Olympic events that still have us glued to the TV?
Yes. Sansa. The irritating whiner who kicked off the domino effect that started pretty much all the pain in Westeros by lying to King Robert in Season One? The one who basically got her own father killed?
Possibly more hated than Joffrey in Season One.
The Lamest Stark™ is a much better, much cooler character than Queen Daenerys Targaryen, Khaleesi, Stormborn, The Unburnt, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons, The Haver of Nicknames, who has been smashing and burning that glass ceiling since her brother got his very snug golden crown fitted?
Whenever I bring up my dislike for Delly’s play style, I’m met with, “quit your sooking and man up! It’s a contact sport.” – “he’s not dirty, he’s just clumsy” or, “he’s Aussie!”
I understand and respect Aussie camaraderie. We are supposed expected to stick by each other no matter what – purely based on the fact that we’re Australian… but I’m sorry, I can’t stand by and blindly support Delly’s blatant disregard for the well-being of other players. He was recently voted as the dirtiest player in the NBA in a poll by his own peers and coaches, no less. Continue reading →