Monday, February 26, 2007

Federer breaks Connor's record, excitement abounds

Roger Federer did the impossible this weekend as he vanquished Jimmy Connor's long held record of 160 consecutive weeks holding the top ranking on the Men's Tennis Tour. For the purpose of relevance, this is the equivalent of Cal Ripken's consecutive games streak, Joe Dimaggio's hitting streak, and Pacman Jone's unbelievable ability to hold a job. Tennis fans around the world celebrated wildly by quietly drinking champagne at their local country club while griping about school integration. Casual observers of tennis commemorated the occassion by falling asleep instantly upon hearing the news, marking the event with a special nap taking place while working, driving, and even in one case while tightrope walking.

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