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March 26, 2004

Maybe It's Not Right To Laugh, But...

What makes Anna grimace?


Besides the fact that she couldn't hack it as a pro, now there's this.

Posted by annika, Mar. 26, 2004 |
Rubric: Sports


That's precisely why she WOULDN'T be grimacing!

Posted by: Radical Redneck on Mar. 26, 2004

"Oh, God, no-- not now! Not during the tennis match! Oh, Jeeeesus--!



The shit heard 'round the world.


Posted by: Kevin Kim on Mar. 27, 2004

To say Anna couldn't hack it as a pro is accurate, but she probably had the agility and mental aptitude of a good player. She made, however, the conscious decision not to submit herself to exstensive strength training, requistite to modern competition. It came down to vanity, she wouldn't sacrifice her femme-form for the East German, andro-morphic profile necessary to launch a salvo of 123mph serves. As a shallow guy watching tennis, I'd rather not have to look for a five o'clock shadow to discern whether or not it's a men's match, so I support her choice, Wimbledon be damned.
From a different angle, I think power is becoming too dominant in tennis and baseball, to the exclusion of skill and dexterity. Pitchers are constrained, anatomically, to certain speed limits, as localized strength training has little impact on velocity. Batters, utilizing modern training and supplements can however, effectively over-power the guys on the mound, changing the dynamics of the game. The same holds for tennis; training can strengthen the muscle groups invovled in serving, but human reaction time is essentially impossible to improve. The dude or dudette with largest lats dictates the course of the match, and the importance of other factors diminishes.

Posted by: Jasen on Mar. 27, 2004


Posted by: Karol on Mar. 27, 2004

i could probably beat Anna one out of ten times.

Posted by: annika on Mar. 27, 2004

DAAAAMN! I'll be a lot more careful about what I say to you from now on.

Posted by: Casca on Mar. 28, 2004

Goes to show ya what I know: I thought she was a golfer. Also, 'ccordin' to what was tol' to me by some of the gals in an old law office where I worked in Dallas, one of the lead attorneys in that office had the distinction of havin' the world's smallest penis, a situation they say he easily rectified by keepin' a big roll of $100s in the essential portion of his shorts.

Posted by: notGeorge on Mar. 29, 2004