Andy Murray won Wimbledon – Oh you already knew? Well, we’ve just about gotten over our hangovers here at Spin Alley HQ…It’s amazing just how much pinot grigio you can ingest when watching someone else running around hitting a ball with a racquet.
Poor Andy has had a whirlwind day of press questions, most of which prove just how journalism is dumbing down. Stupid questions such as whether he preferred fluffy or smooth tennis balls (John Humfreys is to thank for that one) and if he would rather be Prime Minister or the winner of Wimbledon have been aimed at our latest national hero. But the one which has got everyone talking is Holly Willoughby asking whether he’s going to be proposing to his girlfriend Kim, Murray responded quickly telling Holly that ‘I only met you like ten minutes ago so I wouldn’t be telling you first.’
Those who are regular watchers of the rugby on the BBC will already be aware that John Inverdale has a habit of saying moronic things. His latest comments aimed at Marrion Bartoli have earned him a whopping 674 complaints. Speaking on Radio 5Live he said: “I just wonder if her dad, because he has obviously been the most influential person in her life, did say to her when she was 12, 13, 14 maybe, ‘listen, you are never going to be, you know, a looker.
“’You are never going to be somebody like a Sharapova, you’re never going to be 5ft 11, you’re never going to be somebody with long legs, so you have to compensate for that.’”
Also in non sport news…
Just incase you’re worried about getting your regular fix of news about the Royals and their breeding habits once Kate has her baby…don’t. Buckingham Palace has announced that the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips and husband Mike Tindall are expecting baby in new year.
As well as being Editor here at The Spin Alley, Rachael is also a freelance journalist and blogger covering lifestyle, travel, culture, entertainment, media and online life for online and print publications.