Weekend wrap up…if you didn’t know already
July 9, 2012 in Uncategorized
Roger Federer proved once again that he is the best tennis player of all times winning Wimbledon for the 7th time. This brings his Grand Slams to 17 (7 Wimbledon titles, 5 US Open titles, 4 Australian Open titles and one French Open titles). It is clear that the clay has been so dominated my Nadal to only hold the master to one French Open. The Williams sister won the women’s double, Serena also won the singles and some youngster from Canada won the junior Wimbledon finals.
Silverstone F1 also happened this weekend. I know this because I had to watch the soaked qualifiers instead of the tennis on Friday, thanks to my local gym. The highlights made the actual race look very exciting.
Oscar struggled in the 400m and managed a 4th place in Belgium. The Blade runner has been included in the 4x 400m for the Olympic Games. I find that strange since he did not qualify on his own 400m times. I’m not knocking the man, I’m just saying he get to go to the Olympic without qualifying.
I don’t think there was any cricket being played this weekend but if it was then it would have been a draw in Asia and rained out in West Indies… who know?
The football season starts in August but there seems to be a lot of news out of Europe regarding transfers and new signings. Personally I only really start following what’s happening in Europe when they start playing matches.
Now the real interest is the Super Rugby final rounds. Friday HM must have had a little heart attack with so many of this current Springbok group player not playing very well. The Bulls pack looked average at best and the rest of the backline only slightly better. I don’t know if it was arrogance that cost the Bulls the match or just not a good enough team. HM will have to rethink his Springbok squad after the last few weeks of Super Rugby.
Speaking of not good enough: the Stomers have been critiised for not stepping up and scoring enough tries against weaker teams. Well they sure as hell did not make any more fans after this Saturday’s performance in a very wet Bloemfontein. The game was boring and then some. At one stage in the game I just wanted the game to end so I could watch the Lions vs Rebels game, and if you remember my previous post I did not really think much of that game either.
It was a better performance by the Lions. But they almost butchered the game after leading 24-duck with 40mins done but somehow let the Rebels back into the game and trailed leading into the final 10 minutes. The Lions did win and if nothing else that can be said about their season is that the beat the Cheetahs, the Sharks and the Bulls this season. Ok, not the Bulls but I can be optimistic.
There that’s what happened. Next Saturday there is no tennis, hockey or F1 racing only the final round of Super 15 before the knock out games start and we will see if the Stomers can eventually win this flippen competition and not just the pool!