Wonderful Sports Weekend

1.  Congratuations to Serena Williams on her 10th Grand Slam win

She beat Dinara Safina to win the 2009 Australian Open in a very decisive manner, winning the first set 6-0.  The closed out the thing in 54 minutes by winning the second set 6-3.  And joining a very elite club of women who have won double-digit number of  majors.

Oh, and just to keep in shape she and her sister won the Women’s Doubles championship too.

2009 Australian Women's Champion - Serena Williams

2009 Australian Women's Champion - Serena Williams

2.  Rafal Nadal beats Roger Federer in 5 sets to win the Men’s Championship

Four absolutely wonderful sets of tennis between the top two men’s tennis players today.  The fifth set got away from Roger and he went down rather meekly  6-2 in the last set, but this match was filled with superb shotmaking, impossiblle angles, and incredible gets.

2009 Australian Open Men's Champion - Rafal Nadal

2009 Australian Open Men's Champion - Rafal Nadal

3.  A Really Super Super Bowl

The longest play in Super Bowl History (interception runback for touchdown of 100 yards), two lead changes with less than 4 minutes to play in the game, the biggest comeback in the game’s history (from 13 points down by the Cardinals)–what more could you want from the final game?

And while the Steelers won, the Cardinals have nothing to hang their heads about.  Other than allowing that stupid touchdown right before the half that cost them the game.  (My wife and I were pulling for Arizona).

No wonder it was hard to get up this morning.

Today’s Scientific Duuuuh Moment

Entire NFL is shocked!
clipped from www.eurekalert.org
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—New research from Vanderbilt University shows for the first time that the brain processes aggression as a reward – much like sex, food and drugs – offering insights into our propensity to fight and our fascination with violent sports like boxing and football.
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