...are British and French. I'm sure that will get me in trouble with some people. But it's true. The best things about the 4th of July weekend are the Wimbledon Finals and the start of the Tour de France.
Wimbledon features two classic finals match ups. The women's finals have the two Williams sisters facing off (with the obligatory drama that always surrounds that). On the men's side Rafael Nadal will face Roger Federer in what has become an annual event. I watched little of the Williamses semi-final matches yeterday and most of the Nadal/Rainer Schuettler semi-final this morning. Nadal v Schuettler was almost too painful to watch. Can it really be this easy? I am very eager to watch both finals matches.
The Tour de France starts tomorrow and I have never seen such little coverage of this event in a decade. That's how long it's been since Lance Armstrong began his 7-in-a-row win streak at the Tour. Due to a ridiculous amount of doping scandals, this year's Tour seems a little ho-hum. Most of the big names I've followed for 10 years are either retired our out for doping violations. I'm still smarting from the Floyd Landis debacle in 2006. Just this week Floyd lost his last appeal and is officially stripped of his 2006 victory. But I'll be watching anyway. Someone will emerge as the new king of the greatest sporting event in the world!
Have a safe and happy holiday, everyone!