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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Another Excuse to Post a Photo of Rafael Nadal

posted by on July 8 at 10:24 AM


More analysis on the gay marriage/sports championships connection from Hugo Schwyzer

Since we’re talking about the possibility that Rafael Nadal’s dramatic Wimbledon triumph yesterday is linked to the Spanish legalization of gay marriage, let me continue the theme started last week, this time with a tennis angle:

Spain legalized gay marriage in June 2005. Rafael Nadal’s first French Open title? June 2005.

January 30, 2003: Belgium legalizes gay marriage. May 2003: Justine Henin wins the French Open, her first Grand Slam victory, the first ever for a Belgian player of either sex. It was the first grand slam played after Belgium legalized gay marriage. Henin goes on to win a series of titles, and is soon joined by fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters as a grand slam champion.

The evidence continues to pile up, folks!

There’s still time to legalize gay marriage before the Olympics, folks. I expect the Chinese will do it—they’re seeking every possible advantage. And we should keep an eye on Olympians from California, which of course just legalized gay marriage.

UPDATE: Bad news, homos. The evidence of absence (of a girlfriend) isn’t proof of the absence of evidence (of a girlfriend).

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I really hope this becomes an accepted sports superstition/urban legend. Because that's awesome.

Posted by Abby | July 8, 2008 10:52 AM


Federer is hotter.

Posted by michael strangeways | July 8, 2008 11:27 AM

If we're commenting on hotness, I'm going to have to go for American James Blake.

If we legalize gay marriage, he'll be the next Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Kim from California | July 8, 2008 12:25 PM

Re: Rafael Nadal

I'd suck that through a garden hose.

Posted by Original Andrew | July 8, 2008 12:27 PM

so none of those pictures show him actually sticking it in the girl... she could just be a girl friend. hope still exists!

Posted by alm | July 8, 2008 12:29 PM

Give me Matthew Mitcham any day. AND he's gay.

Posted by fangirlhater | July 8, 2008 12:35 PM
Posted by seattle mike | July 8, 2008 1:53 PM

Weird. Handsome sport star has foxy girlfriend.

Posted by poster Girl | July 8, 2008 2:02 PM

he's really not hot.

Openly gay Aussie Rugby star Ian Roberts is though.

Posted by robo | July 8, 2008 2:07 PM

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