This Sporting Life #24
(Con) Artists and Animals #56

Bobby Riggs and mule
Bobby Riggs, 1939 Wimbledon Champ and late-blooming tennis hustler, considers playing the farm circuit after his highly publicized loss to Billie Jean King.

5 comments:

Mike H. said...

Sugar Daddy. I always look for that on Bobby.

estiv said...

The front end of a horse meets the back end?

Fred said...

I don't think Riggs was a horse's ass at all. In retrospect, Riggs was a crucial figure in the development of women's tennis. Billie Jean King was a friend of Riggs for many years after the match and credited him with helping the public realize that women athletes were just as legitimate as their male counterparts. It is no accident that, after the match, the general public began to learn about such amazing athletes as King, Virginia Wade, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. I think Riggs knew exactly what he was doing to advance his female friends in the sport of tennis, and if he made a few bucks on the side, well, what's wrong with that?

estiv said...

@Fred, sounds like you know more about it than I do -- I'll defer to your judgment.

Timmy said...

Ah, come on! Tell them who these guys REALLY are... Chill Wills & Peter Sellers