One year, when I was in elementary school, my dad decided to have me and my brother try to pick the winning NFL teams each week. I don’t know why, I don’t know how we did, but he had this notebook he would keep track of our picks in.
My dad also used to take me to the horse racing track frequently where I could bet all day. And on a few sick days I remember him taking me to the special store that sold the racing forum and I would lie on the couch watching the ghetto horse racing channel.
Which brings me to my love of tennis. Which I’m sure will be elaborated on much, much more, but for now revolves around picking winners.
This year I’ve been participating in a fantasy tennis league (yep, they exist). I have to say that I think I’m doing pretty well. As of yesterday (they haven’t updated for today) I’m in 101st place out of almost 1000 people.
For the Grand Slams I also participate in the Racket Bracket challenge on the Tennis Channel’s website.
I’m probably jinxing myself, but I think I’m rocking it so far. For the men I’m in the top 4%.
And for the women I’m in the top 3%.
I am a really competitive person by nature and a total tennis geek so I couldn’t be more excited.
And, if you’re wondering, I have Nadal winning the men’s and Sharapova (I almost had a heart attack during her match today) winning the women’s.