If a Sicilian tells you that, after reading the ESPN piece in full, they’re still convinced the match between Riggs & King was on the up and up. You know they are lying through their teeth…
…about being Sicilian, reading the article, or both.
Update: I had to update an old post comparing the 50 year old transgender Gabrielle Ludwig to Riggs. To my knowledge Ludwig is not throwing games.
Oh and Neal Rauhauser updates not withstanding I can’t believe I posted on this subject before Stacy McCain.
I can’t think of a post I’m more looking forward to reading than whatever Robert Stacy McCain writes on this subject, the feminist anger in anticipation of his piece alone must be incredible, when he actually writes it heads will explore in feminist studies departments in colleges all over the world.
Update 2: For some reason these lines from the ending of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance comes to mind.
Update 3: Ed Morrissey is not Sicilian:
I’m pretty skeptical about this, and not just because the intense media spotlight on the game would have made it more difficult to pull off. Riggs was almost twice the age of King at the time of this match, 55 years old to her 29, and both were world-class athletes. Even today, when 55 is a lot younger than it used to be, a 29-year-old woman on a tennis court will have fresher legs and more stamina than a 55-year-old man, especially one who threw himself more into promotion than practice in the weeks leading up to the match.
That argument would hold more water if he hadn’t absolutely demolished Margaret Court in straight sets just four months before.
Update 4: Ed Answers on Twitter
@DaTechGuyblog Didn't forget; IIRC, he completely psyched out Court with the PR blitz. King didn't fall for it
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) August 28, 2013