Monday, January 9, 2017
So it's pretty slow. The 40s/55s season is just getting started. Tri-level sectionals is a full month away. Hell, it was COLD on Saturday and windy on Sunday. Not exactly my favorite tennis weather either way. As much as people can take a dim view of nationals on this blog, I have a feeling many of us will be watching another group of amateurs compete in the national finals tonight.
I'm a college football fan and this promises to be as good a game as last year. At least for the state of Texas tennis, this Freeman versus...uh...well, whoever from Dallas is trying to dethrone him this year.
Yes, I do see a few similarities in the USTA tennis scene and college football. A version of amateur athletics, lots of recruiting, a few rules violations, underperformers, overachievers, I could go on and on. Throw in one Lane Kiffin per major market and you have plenty to keep Todd Reed fully employed.
So, dynasty or new kids on the Power 5 block? What's it gonna be?