As it turns out, Boris Becker had tweeted me. Now this is special for a few reasons.
- First, I LOVE BORIS BECKER. I'm a huge fan. When I was a teenager, I used to follow him around the ATP tennis tournament in Mason, OH. I finally got his autograph, and when that happened I more or less left him alone. I have countless pictures in photo albums of him and the other tennis stars in that day (e.g. Stefan Edberg, Andre Agassi, Ivan Lendl, Michael Chang, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Mats Wilander). Those were the days!
- Second, I've often espoused the genius of Twitter and this was only further reinforcement. Becker had tweeted about, "not believing the NBA will go on strike," and I merely tweeted that a strike was different than a lockout and that the players were already locked out. He replied saying that I had a point.
- The thing is, I never expected to receive a response from one of my favorite tennis players of all time. I just put my 3 cents out there. **** Why 3 cents? Because I'm smarter than the average person so it's worth 3 cents, when I "talk". The fact that Boom Boom Becker even responded made my night!