Muhammad Ali and Tennis

Preface I am a Louisville native, but even if I were not I would want to write something about Muhammad Ali’s passing.  He is probably the greatest and most globally recognizable ambassador the world of sports has ever produced.  Tennis and boxing have the element of one-on-one competition in common.  I will look at some…

2 out of 3 in Men’s Slam Play?

I have seen a number of columns pop up discussing the possibility of switching Grand Slam play to 2 out of 3 sets for men.  Here are two of them: Billie Jean King’s take and Drew Franklin’s take First, I Disagree Having  tournament of 2 out of 3 sets matches with a day off between matches…

Thoughts on Pat Summitt and Billie Jean King

Pat Summitt Retires I grew up in Kentucky where college basketball is the life blood of the state.  As an aside, the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Murray State University and Western Kentucky University combined to win 2 conference titles and 3 conference tournament titles, to make two Final Four appearances, to win one…