Archive for September 9th, 2009

size does matter

September 9, 2009

Giant-Microphone-USOpen09

We guess everything is bigger in New York City. Or wait, isn’t that Texas?! In any case, we couldn’t believe our eyes when we laid our eyes on the chair umpire’s microphone Wednesday night during the Roger Federer-Robin Soderling match.

Are they for real?! That thing is so big it needs its own neighborhood name in Queens. We’re thinking Mico. Or GiMiVi (Giant Microphone Village). 

Supposedly tennis’ biggest stadium also needs tennis’ biggest microphone. What’s next? Tennis’ biggest line judge chairs?! Reminds us of those couches in Charleston, which you can see after the cut. (more…)

streetwise serena

September 9, 2009

Serena-StreetAd-USOpen09

Serena Williams may be in the semifinals of the U.S. Open this week, but she’s also hanging out on the corner of Houston and Bowery in SoHo, New York. Williams’ plastered-on, illustrated image in this Nike ad caught our attention today while we trotted off to Whole Foods for some lunch.

What do you think? Are you a fan of illustrated Serena? Tell us.

(photo by rantingdetails)

another peek

September 9, 2009

Monfils-Gael-USOpen09a

Though his scrambling effort just wasn’t enough, we’re giving Gael Monfils another day in the TSF spotlight with kudos to that bod. Looks like the Frenchman has been hitting the gym. If anything, the perennial top 20 player will be back in 2010 as a threat at the must-be-in-good-shape Aussie, and – of course – at the grueling French Open.

What Dolphins fan sported a visor in the stands yesterday on Ashe? Check it out after the jump. (more…)


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