Putting the goofy back in tennis

January 9, 2011

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Blog Guy, may I ask a question about tennis?

goofy tennis banana 220I don’t see why not.

You used to show a lot of pictures of tennis players making goofy faces, but then I recall you got in big trouble for that. So I guess you can’t run those here anymore?

I was fully vindicated. When I stopped featuring goofy tennis faces in my blog, global interest in the sport plummeted.

People stopped going, they stopped watching. It turned out, goofy faces is what tennis is all about. So this week, tennis officials begged me to start using them again, and I agreed.

Above are a couple of brand new ones, courtesy of the Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop. Enjoy.

Do you have any other tennis questions?

Sure. I’ve always heard that tennis players can’t eat bananas. Is that true?

No.

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Kevin Anderson of South Africa returns the ball to Andy Roddick of the U.S. during their men’s singles semi-final match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament, January 8, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

Melanie Oudin of the U.S. returns a shot during her match against Maria Kirilenko of Russia at the Hong Kong Tennis Classic exhibition tournament January 6, 2011.    REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Rafael Nadal of Spain eats a banana during the match against Nikolay Davydenko of Russia at the Qatar Open tennis tournament in Doha January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

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What’s that on his fingers? Duct tape? He’ll never get that banana peel off. Time for my morning coffee and doughnut.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

@justCAM, indeed it is time for the morning coffee and doughnuts. The question is where is the intern that was supposed to get them?

http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/01/08/guess-i-need-an-intervention/

Mr. B. you should get the GFMaDS logo shown at the Wimbledon or something. Seriously, with the service you are providing the sport of tennis by increasing its popularity you are owed some good advertising!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

@ifly … touche! I need a blog commentator intern so I can enjoy my coffee in peace.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

I like “other” kinds of goofy tennis pictures, if you know what I mean ;-)

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

I need an intern who can answer the blog for me over the weekends….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@justCAM, the tape is because the poor dear gets blisters on his fingers, and after the traditional passing of the suitcase full of appearance money at the end of the match, it’s hard to count all those banknotes with blistered fingers.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Are you sure that isn’t the end of a banana in the corner of the first photo?

The bottom photo is a peeling. His eyes are so in tents, I think he wants to be in the mess tent!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Now now, thats being too harsh Spin… you have to give them some credit… after all, public opinion would fall drastically if they realise that they are earning bucketloads for playing on Wii?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive