In case you’ve been living under a rock these past few days, Rafael Nadal was the winner of the US Open Tennis Championship. This victory marks Rafa completing a Career Slam (winning all four major Grand Slam tournaments in a career: Wimbledon, US Open, French Open, Australian Open), and at age 24 being the youngest player to ever do so. So in honor of Rafa’s achievement we bring you the weapon that has made him so dangerous, the Babolat AeroPro Drive Racquet. The AeroPro Drive features Babolat’s Cortex System for improved feel and comfort. The Aero designed shaft and the Pure Drive head offer the Grand Slam winning power and spin that has made Rafa the most challenging player in tennis this year (not that Roger Federer has lost any edge). The mid-plus sized racquet offers a large sweet spot making this a great choice for a variety of skill levels. We’re not saying that if you pick up this racquet you will be playing life Rafa just like that but if you’re looking at making a run at next years US Open or just want to up the level of your weekend tennis match the AeroPro Drive might be a solid choice for your next racquet. Just remember, the tools don’t make the carpenter (although really good tools definitely do help).
This past weekend was full of bracket destroying upsets. Among them was 13th seeded Murray State defeating 4th seeded Vanderbilt with a buzzer beating jump shot following an unfortunate Vanderbilt turnover. As amazing as the upset it for us at Inside Thread the best part of the game came after the game winning shot. While dog piling in on their end of the court the Murray State Coach decided to get in on the action and join the pile. Uh oh Coach, now the whole country can see that you violated one of the most fundamental rules of style. YOU CANNOT WEAR WHITE SWEAT SOCKS WHILE WEARING A SUIT. Congrats on the win Coach now buy a pair of dress socks to wear for the next round.
Posted on February 22nd, 2010 | Sports
If you were alive on this Planet this past week you most likely watched Tiger Woods’ public apology. As if what Tiger did wasn’t bad enough he followed it up with one of the worst apologies for a public scandal that I have seen. His 13 minute reading of his prepared text was an interesting display of public speaking. Not to mention it was a bit too late. In addition to his “speech” what was he thinking when he got dressed in the morning? His blazer was not only over sized but it had huge shoulders and extremely wide lapels. His shirt choice was also sub par and for some reason his collar seemed like it was floating. Tiger is an extraordinary athlete and one of the best golfers of all time but the other day was just not his day.