Monday, June 28, 2010

Photo Week 25: Coast Trip 2010

Hit the big 2-8 while out at the coast this year. Another amazing trip with great friends, and we got lucky on the weather this year!

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Marathon Match Comparisons

Attempting to compare the length of Mahut and Isner's marathon tennis match to other sports. I'll be making some questionable assumptions*, but they are fair enough, and necessary for comparing two different sports.

Mahut and Isner's 68-70 fifth set match is akin to...

... a college basketball game going to 20 overtimes. (7 overtimes is the record)
... a major league baseball game going to 32 innings. (25 innings is the record)
... a NFL game going to 10 overtimes. (2 overtimes is the record)
... a golf match going to 45 extra holes. (11 extra holes is the record)

*Assuming an average tennis set has 10 games (6-4 sounds average-ish), and the ratio of the games played in the first five sets (50) to the remaining extra games played (128) means that the overtime is basically 2.5 times the regular time.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Photo Week 24: Snowy Spider Meadows

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Photo Week 23: World Cup!

The major, putting plans in motion. 6am. Seattle.


Sunday, June 06, 2010

Photo Week 22: Career Change?

It was two or three years ago when I made off like a bandit in Jordan's Chess tournament. At the time I considered myself a professional chess player, because it was 100% of my income. Silly, but true.

My Dad and I played a round of golf last Saturday afternoon at the Greenlake par 3 course. It was raining and only seven scores under 32 had been made all week (and the top ten got prizes). I ended up shooting a one-over 28 to make it to 4th on the leaderboard. I had to pay a dollar to enter my name on the tourney list, and I kind of felt like that was the last I would see of dollar #9100856655...

Imagine the shock on my face when I found this postcard in the mail from the Greenlake Golf Course this Thursday, informing me of my two free greens fees and entrance into the end of the year tournament!

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