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Tennis and Poetry: “If” recited by Federer and Nadal


Combining some of my favorite things i.e.  poetry, tennis, and tennis players.  This Wimbledon promo is simply a fortunate find.  Without further ado, I present Roger and Rafa reciting Rudyard Kipling's "IF" which adorns the entrance to center court at Wimbledon.      IF by Rudyard Kipling (‘Brother Square-Toes’—Rewards and Fairies) If you can keep your… Continue reading Tennis and Poetry: “If” recited by Federer and Nadal

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Wimbledon Men’s Final Point And Victory


  Nadal Wins the 2008 Wimbledon Men's Final:Championship Point   This was the greatest tennis match I have ever seen. Rafael Nadal wins his first Wimbledon and Roger is crushed. They played like gladiators and did so for over 4 hrs and 40 mins. Nadal emerged the champion. At 22 he is a tremendous athlete,… Continue reading Wimbledon Men’s Final Point And Victory

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Walter “Sweetness” Payton #34


  It's Superbowl XLII time again and I am reminded of my favorite football player Walter "Sweetness" Payton #34.   He defied gravity, ran as if he never touched the ground, played with the heart of a warrior and had the respect of all who played with or against him.  His talent lives on in these captured moments… Continue reading Walter “Sweetness” Payton #34