February 02, 2006

Roger Federer: Tennis is My Fourth Favorite Sport: Humor: The Onion

posted by Bill Lumbergh to tennis at 12:09 PM - 13 comments

A Lot of athletes just play a certain sport because of the gains they receive from it....I hated playing football but stuck with it because I got to get a free college degree. Now my kids don`t even play football.

posted by Dallas at 12:46 PM on February 02, 2006

Got to love the Onion but the writer was clearly American!!!! I am sure being Swiss he would have said football (soccer), snow skiing, bobsleding and fine chocolate making...

posted by iamdwizard at 02:14 PM on February 02, 2006

This is really funny, but obviously a little tongue and cheek... Federer is so humble that he will do anything to take the attention off of his tennis play; "I couldn't even tell you who the no. 1 tennis player in the world is right now..." Sure you couldn't Roger, it's only been you for like the whole millenium and running. He is so dominant that it is only natural he wants to talk about anything else besides how dominant he is. It's like Michael Schumacker a few years ago, when he was trying so desperately to convince everyone that F-1 was still a competitive sport. It's really laughable, but also admirable; at least he's not talking about how he's the best ever (which he probably is), or how he's gonna break records, or whatever.

posted by everett at 02:42 PM on February 02, 2006

I'm guessing everett has never heard of "The Onion" before this. No problem. Now you get the pleasure of going through their archives and laughing your ass off at their sweet satirical comic stylings.

posted by grum@work at 03:25 PM on February 02, 2006

I love ''The Onion''. My favorite is the American Voices segment. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 05:35 PM on February 02, 2006

Considering the humor that runs rampant within the Spo-Fi community, I'm amazed there aren't more posts linking to The Onion or similar parody-icals like The Brushback.com. Not to jump OT -- but, well, I will -- check out this story on Coco Crisp's excitement over being part of the Red Sox storied rivalry with... the media.

posted by BullpenPro at 05:55 PM on February 02, 2006

ok wait... it's not a real commentary?

posted by everett at 01:29 AM on February 03, 2006

Definatley not real commentary....as iamdwizard stated, why would a swiss tennis player no anything about those sports. Plus he sure as hell cares whether he is number one in the world or not

posted by kjones00 at 04:42 AM on February 03, 2006

Oh, come on. Federer would never dig Kurt Busch. Roger's a former temper-prone attitude case turned highly disciplined champion, just like his real hero, Tony Stewart. Seriously, people. If you're going to make up an article, get your facts right. Sheesh.

posted by chicobangs at 09:11 AM on February 03, 2006

ok... so I'm an idiot; thats definitely not real...

posted by everett at 10:04 AM on February 03, 2006

ok... so I'm an idiot; thats definitely not real... Don't feel too bad about it. Legitimate news reporters have come across Onion articles and posted from them as well. Politicians have been tricked by it, too. Most of the time there is usually a line in the article that is just WAY too obvious, but this one was nice and subtle through out most of it. Getting tricked by the Onion isn't that big of a deal.

posted by grum@work at 10:56 AM on February 03, 2006

awwww grum... youre the greatest.

posted by everett at 03:45 PM on February 03, 2006

Federer is so humble that he will do anything to take the attention off of his tennis play Hmm. I've seen plenty of interviews with Federer where he says, very Swissly, that he's the best there is, and can beat most players even without his A-game. I don't think he's all that humble. That said, he's just stating the truth. He is that much better.

posted by kafkaesque at 06:20 PM on February 03, 2006

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