Thursday, April 20, 2017

Women's work

It's only April, but voting is closed for the athletic feat of the year. It doesn't matter what happens from here on out. Michael Jordan can play another flu game, Willis Reed can limp into Madison Square Garden again on one good wheel,  Hacksaw Reynolds can play another playoff game on a broken leg.

Meh. That's nothin'.

Did you hear what Serena Williams did?

She just announced to the world that she's 20 weeks pregnant. Which means she won the Australian Open while in the first trimester of her pregnancy.

Nothing tops that, because, as my wife instructed me last night, the first trimester is the worst. You're always exhausted.  You're throwing up every morning (and, sometimes, every afternoon). You certainly aren't in any shape to play a major tennis tournament in the searing January heat of Australia.

So, of course, Serena did just that. Not only played in it, but won it. And you didn't even know about it, because only men make a big deal about overcoming physical adversity.

Hand that woman her trophy. Now.

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