Movember. Support your fellow Tumblr:
I posted back in the beginning of the month that I was participating in Movember. The lip decoration is still going strong, as many of my UNC friends from my five-year reunion can attest to.
I can say it’s starting to get itchy.
I’m just over halfway there to my personal goal of $200, and I really believe that I can make it! Give a little bit if:
- If you care about fighting prostate cancer
- You think I look good in a mustache
- You think I look bad in a mustache
- You’re oddly attracted to my mustache
- You’re understandably attracted to my mustache
- You thought Tom Selleck’s cameo was when Friends peaked
- You think cancer sucks
And if you don’t want to/can’t give, that’s cool, too. I know you’re supporting me and those who are fighting cancer in spirit. Unless you’re an asshole.
The blue clay at the Madrid Open makes for a great photo, but a few tennis stars have complained about the swap.
“The only thing that is a little bit disappointing from a player’s standpoint is that this is decided without players agreeing on it,” Novak Djokovic said Monday. “If you don’t have, especially, top players testing the court and agreeing for this change, that should mean something. They should have value in what they say.”
After a few days of play, the main criticism has been that the surface is too slippery.
The ATP said it approved the move after all necessary tests were performed on the Madrid court, and that the surface’s future will be evaluated after it receives feedback from players this week. The ATP calls the change “innovative” and says the color makes it easier for players, fans and TV viewers to follow the ball.
2011 in Sport: The rise of Djokovic
The Shot was more a result of destiny than luck. Much as 2010 had been about crowning Rafael Nadal the new King of Tennis, 2011 represented the Rise of the Joker.
Novak Djokovic, who was often thought of as the third wheel, went 6-0 against Nadal (all their matches came in tournament finals) and 4-1 against Roger Federer. But what silenced any critic who dared to suggest that Djokovic was not mentally or physically strong enough to be the world No. 1, was his endurance. For four straight months, he was unbeatable.
Photo: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images
Related: 2011 in Sport: Three more tennis moments to remember
2011 in Sport: The best tennis photos of the year
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