I have to admit I wrote an article for another site wondering whether Roger Federer was feeling the effects of age or injury. Tennis fans you can berate me now. It happens every time, or at least most of the time. Federer has been in a decided slump. His victory today at Halle was his first major win in over a year. So the old man decides to come out of the woodwaork and kick butt just to make me look bad.
That being said, Federer has chosen a good time to get himself amped up. Remember, Wimbledon is a little over a month away at this point. Those of us who may have discounted Roger Federer as a serious contender in either Wimbledon or the US Open can now serve penance. Federer played excellent tennis this weekend and looks to be in good enough shape to make a challenge at either tournament.
Wimbledon starts June 24th and runs through July 7th. Wimbledon tickets are available here.
The US Open begins August 26th and runs through September 9th. US Open tickets are available here.
NFL tickets are just over the horizon and the 2013 NFL season has essentially begun. There’s been some interesting things happening. Many of them will profoundly affect the teams involved. Some won’t be discernible. Oddly enough, one of the things being pounded in the media is most likely going to be a non-issue when the games actually start.
New England Patriots – The Patriots pulled off one of their signature roster moves this week by signing Tim Tebow. While many were predicting Tebow had taken his last NFL snap, Big Bill had other ideas. But don’t wait for Tebow to be under center anytime soon. This is one of Billichick’s “Let’s just take a look” moves. Tebow may not even make the roster and if he does he’s not likely to make the game day active list. But it still may be the best place for him in the long run. He needs development and now he’s got a master in his corner.
New York Jets – The New York Jets may soon have Geno Smith under center. Reports out of camp have Smith heavily involved and the coaches like his arm strength. Mark Sanchez has been under fire for two seasons and just doesn’t seem to be working out. Few players and even fewer fans will come to his defense. At least Smith can make rookie mistakes with good reason.
Detroit Lions – Signing Reggie Bush may be the best thing to happen to the Lions in a while. In his rookie season with the Saints, Reggie Bush was a pass catching fool. Plans are for Bush to catch passes out of the backfield, line up as a receiver, and provide the kind of quick hit running the Lions haven’t seen in a long time. The job in Detroit should have Bush playing in a role he filled well in New Orleans.
Washington Redskins – The RGIII watch continues. Mike Shanahan would do well to keep his quarterback under wraps until he’s completely healthy. That time period could extend into the regular season. But reports have Griffin making significant progress and there have been hints of an earlier return. Having been chastised in the media for allowing Griffin to continue playing when he was obviously hurt, Shanahan will have to be extra cautious with his franchise QB.