Stan Wawrinka became the 23rd tennis player in the Open Era (since 1968) to claim just one Grand Slam title. He is the seventh player to have won his only Slam at the Australian Open.
He’s not retiring right away, so there’s always a chance he could win a few more majors. But there are 22 other players who thought they’d win more than one too.
Wawrinka’s win reminded us of a NASCAR race where all the favorites crashed out after Turn 4 on the last lap and then an unlikely driver, who had just been in traffic all day, ends up the champion.
Chances are Peyton Manning will be like most of the fans in the stands and will wear gloves at the Super Bowl.
That shouldn’t be a cause for concern for Denver Broncos fans. He actually plays better with the sticky-feeling orange-and-gray glove on his right hand than he does barehanded.
Manning never wore a glove in Indianapolis but in his two years in Denver he’s worn one on either his throwing hand or on both hands 13 times. He has a passer rating of 111.9 in those games.
Barehanded, his QB rating is 108.7.
Looking for some food with a Super Bowl, uh, flavor.
Foley’s NY Pub and Restaurant might have what you want.
Perhaps Peyton’s Pork Po’Boy. Or Richard Sherman’s Big Mouth Burger. Maybe Marshawn Lynch’s Beastly Bangers & Mash, or Wes Welker’s Wings.
“We always like to put a fun twist on our big game menus,” says Shaun Clancy, owner of the Manhattan restaurant.
So fill your face, Seahawks fans, with Pete Carroll’s Quesadilla accompanied by Russell Wilson’s Hustle & Bustle (sparkling espresso and vodka).