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Tennis great and ESPN commentator Mary Joe Fernández was in town along
with fellow great Lindsay Davenport watching their sons compete in the
Boys’ 14 and 12 Nationals at the Mobile Tennis Center.
Well, we are finally getting back into the swing of things. School is back in session and football is about to begin. And I hear it’s actually about to be fall for some people. Sure, it’s going to be blazing hot here for another couple of months, but we can handle it. We’ve never been scared of no stinkin’ 110 degree heat index with 120 percent humidity! Bring it on!
Apparently even “celebs” aren’t scared of our scorching temps, as there have been several sightings of late. Don’t worry, I am going to tell you all about them. So get naked, grab a towel and soak in all of this steaming hot gossip! You see, it’s like a gossip sauna! Pour some water on the rocks and come on!
Multiple Grand Slam Champion and former World No. 1 Lindsay Davenport, along with Mary Joe Fernández – who was an amazing tennis player herself, reaching World No. 4 and winning a doubles title at the Australian Open and one at the French with Davenport – were in town watching their sons play in the Boys’ 14 & 12 Nationals at the world class Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center.
They were both effusive in their praise for the center when speaking with FOX 10.
“This is my fourth time coming here with my son. The facility is outstanding,” Fernández told FOX 10. “They have 60 courts and have resurfaced a lot of the courts this year; they’ve also put more lights on the court. They do a fantastic job. We really enjoy coming here.”
Davenport also spoke with FOX 10 and said not a lot facilities could accommodate the number of players competing at one time.
“There aren’t a lot of facilities that could host this type of event for both the 12s and the 14s,” she said. “This is the big one for these boys.”
You can see the full video at fox10tv.com.
Pretty, pretty cool, especially since we will probably see both of these moms in their other jobs as commentators when the U.S. Open begins on Aug. 26
Booker in town
New Jersey Senator and Democratic candidate for president Cory Booker was in town last week, speaking at the opening ceremony of the National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association National Convention.
Considering the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, had just occurred a few days prior and the senator had visited both locations, Booker naturally had a lot to say about these horrendous acts, calling for “decisive action now.”
No matter if you are a Republican or Democrat or somewhere in between, I think we can all agree on that. This has to stop!
Well “git” on it, MPD!
Apparently a dance challenge is sweeping the nation to the song “The Git Up” by Blanco Brown. Police departments across the country have been doing it, and Mobile’s finest wanted in on the action too, so they put on their cowboy hats and “filled up their cups” and got to grooving, with Chief Lawrence Battiste and “McGruff the Crime Dog” even making appearances. While they may be excellent at fighting crime, their dance moves are pretty smooth too. I’ll have to give some special shout outs to Officers Jayvien Banks and Anthony Williams. They may need to turn in their badges and consider trying out for “So You Think You Can Dance.” For real!
If you haven’t seen it, check out MPD’s Facebook page.
Well kids, that’s all I have this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous or some plain ol’ tennis legend lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!
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