Wow! I am still reeling from the euphoria! The past few days have been a sports lover's dream! My 3 favorite sports all rocking championship contests back to back to back! I am one happy camper!
First off, the Australian open, which saw some of the most awesome playing from the men's section EVER, ending with the win of Rafael Nadal over Roger Federer for the 2009 Australian Open title! Incredible matches through all the rounds on the men's side from Federer, Roddick, Tsonga, Monfis, Verdasco, Murray, Blake, Baghdatis and more, not to mention Marat Safin, the sexiest man in tennis! Safin has declared this grand slam to be the last match of his career. Say it ain't so, Safin! I will now have to ogle and admire him by doing Google searches! ;)
Federer wanted this one bad. He still has yet to match Pete Sampras record for grand slam wins. Next time, Roger.
On the ladies side, Serena Williams just dominated the field after she finally settled into her rhythm, dismantling Kuznetsova, Dimentieva and Dinara Safin on her way to winning the 2009 title! And she did it in true champion style!
Then, Saturday night saw a dream mixed martial arts card that included awesome fights from Karo Parisyan, Stefan Bonner (who got totally outclassed and outfought by UFC rookie, Jon Jones), Clay Guida, Thiago Silva and the headliner match up of BJ Penn and George St. Pierre (who I still love, and would marry at the drop of a dime!), with St. Pierre retaining his UFC welterweight title by knocking out Penn in the fourth round...... The fights were fantastic, well contested and also well worth the price of PPV... even though I got to see them for free! ;)
Capping it all off was Superbowl XLIII with a hotly contested match between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Did you see that clutch catch by Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes at the very end of the game? That play will be shown on highlight reels for years to come! Great way to take back the lead to win the game, and GO, Steelers! I've been a Steeler's fan from way back in the day. They are my favorite team after my NY Giants, NY Jets, and Philly Eagles. It was great to see them win!
Okay...that just about does it! I am overloaded on all the sports induced adrenaline and excitement, and have just about screamed my vocal cords hoarse in three different arenas!
Congrats to all the deserving winners, and man, I so cannot wait until next year when this awesome sports trifecta rolls around yet again! (of course, only if the UFC cooperates and books another high calibre card at the same time next year to complete this awesome lineup!).
Lovin' the afterglow of a great sports weekend! yeah! :) I am now going to go and sleep it off! :D