Tuesday, September 29, 2009

ten on tuesday: 10 favorite current athletes

Several years ago a director I worked with would start telling me some sports story when he'd notice a glazed over look on my face and would say, "Oh Jennifer, I forgot. You're not a jock." It's true. I am not a jock. I like college basketball. And I love IndyCar racing. The end. And over the last few basketball seasons I’ve barely paid attention – not even to my beloved Louisville Cardinals. Regrettfully, I can’t, in good concience, put a single Cardinal, Wildcat, or Hilltopper b-ball player on my list. I kind of want to put Steve Nash on my list, but honestly, I don’t really know anything about him. I just think I would like him…if I knew anything about him. Maybe I’d list maybe Phil Mickelson. But only because my dad follows golf so closely. And he’d want me to mention Bluegrass Boys, Kenny Perry and J.B. Holmes. So, I guess I’ll have to list 10 current IndyCar Series drivers - most of which have probably already ended up on some Top Ten list of mine on Dog Yarn Knit. There is one exception, Scott Sharp, who does not have a full-time ride in the IRL, but is driving in the American La Mans Series (for now…?).1. Helio Castroneves
2. Ed Carpenter
3. Sarah Fisher
4. Vitor Meira
5. Tony Kanaan
6. Graham Rahal
7. Ryan Hunter-Reay or...maybe Rafa Matos. I can't make up my mind.
8. Will Power
9. Justin Wilson
10. Scott Sharp


Eric Coomer said...

Okay, but you should start watching some tennis.

Jennifer Coomer said...

Eric, you should start watching IndyCar.