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Signs of the Apocalypse

Posted on Jun 23, 2010 by billsimmon in apocalypse now, sports? | 0 Comments

It’s been a weird day. First the U.S. eked out a victory in the World Cup match against Algeria in the 91st minute, promoting the team into the knockout rounds, then Burlington was hit by and earthquake and President Obama fired the commander of military forces in Afghanistan over a Rolling Stone article.

Meanwhile, the longest tennis match in the history of the game was going on at Wimbledon. They just now stopped play for the night with the 5th decisive set tied at 59 games to 59 games. If you’re unfamiliar with tennis, a normal set is won in 6 or 7 games. Because there are no tie-breakers in the last set, play continues until one player wins by at least 2 games. The Guardian is reporting that this set by itself is longer than any tennis match in history. Holy crapsteak. What a weird, awesome day.

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