Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Baylor Dilemma: Why No Happiness is Without Sadness at the B

Benjamin Becker won a big match at the US Open. He is a Baylor grad and a NCAA Champion. However, he won his match at the expense of an icon of the sport, Andre Agassi. Normally, people love to see the little guy knock off Goliath but this time it was different. Agassi was competing in his final tournament. He is old, for tennis, and has had various debilitating injuries, but he was on the court for one last hurrah. Other than Becker's family no one wanted to see Agassi lose. Becker won, but the crowd applauded Agassi. Even Becker felt bad about defeating his idol. I imagine he would have preferred to face anyone else left in the tournament other than Agassi. On a day featuring a tough loss to TCU, it would have been nice to enjoy this tennis victory. Unfortunately, as fate would have it, it ended a twenty year tennis career that everyone wanted to see last a few more days.

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  • Even in the proudest of moments for the B, there is pathos. Why must all our victories be pyrrhic?

    By Blogger Red Andrews, at 7:39 AM  

  • Much like during the Creek Civil War, when after a decisive battle, I lost all my troops to a bout of the hiccups.

    By Blogger Judge Baylor, at 8:38 AM  

  • Agassi's fashion was unbelievable. His Nike gear was outrageous. Did you see the American tennis player James Blake wearing Agassi's old shirts at the beginning of the US Open? It was very classy and rebel-ish.

    By Blogger Pat Neffistopheles, at 9:30 AM  

  • His mullet defined an era.

    By Blogger Judge Baylor, at 10:53 AM  

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