I promised myself this year not to get sucked in again to the fortunes, or misfortunes, of Andy Murray at Wimbledon. But here I am again, on Men’s Semi Finals Day really rooting for the guy.  But hey….

Wimbledon 2007It’s been a year of unabashed jingoism and the Olympics have not yet even started. The Samuel Johnson quote that ”Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” comes most readily to mind at times like this,

[For a whole range of quotes on the subject check out : http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Patriotism.  The quote that probably most reflects my feeling on the subject is from George Sanatayana:  "A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world."]

Image: Wimbledon 2007 © Eric Wilton

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4 Responses to Come On Andy!

  1. peter lynex-hopkins says:

    Well, thats a dour scottish git against a boring swiss git in the final. Shame Nadal got knocked out. I’d much rather be watching Borg v McEnroe any day!

  2. peter lynex-hopkins says:

    Well, that’s a dour scottish twat against a dull swiss git. I’d rather be watching Borg v McEnroe any day of the week!

  3. peter lynex-hopkins says:

    Ive posted that twice by mistake. But each comment has a subtle difference!

  4. peter lynex-hopkins says:

    The apostrophe!

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