Meanwhile, weather issues are making it difficult to enjoy either Wimbledon or the U.S. Open. They have both been delayed by rain and lightning. NBC did its best in an exacta of rain-soaked sporting events on Saturday. They had rain-delay coverage of Wimbledon, when Venus Williams' match was interrupted, then had to show taped coverage of the rain-delayed second round of the Open. Confused? Me too.
I'm not big on taped coverage of anything, and I didn't perk up until around 4pm when the third round started and they ran live coverage of the first few holes. Sadly, they had to stop at 6 so that the local news could saturate us with more iPhone stories. The local NBC weather guy had one that he waved in the face of the anchor, and handed it to her. I wish she would have thrown it into the fake city skyline behind her, but instead she gushed over it and smiled politely. I guess she needs her job.
Sunday's forecast for Southern Pines, North Carolina is for more thundershowers, so perhaps the final round will have to wait until Monday. Christie Kerr made a non-televised run today, and she's one shot off the lead held by Jayai Shin, who will undoubtedly crack under the pressure. Go get 'em, Christie. Paula Creamer is 9 shots off the lead, tied for 27th. Suzann Pettersen appears to be in line to miss the cut, in spite of her interesting method of lining up a putt...
Mika Brzezinski tore her script to pieces on the air and then put another one through a shredder Friday morning when she was asked by her editors on MSNBC cable channel to lead the newscast with an item about Paris Hilton, arguing that she was fed up with the attention given to the heiress. "Listen, I just don't believe in covering that story, especially not as the lead story in a newscast when you have a day like today," Brzezinski said on the air.
I'm not sure what she meant by "a day like today." Maybe she was talking about the iPhone. Can we get her to put one of those through a shredder? Anyway, watch this clip. If I was her, I would have walked off the set.