The passing of legends

Yesterday saw the passing of two legends, albeit in somewhat different circumstances.

The first was the tragic death of Steve Irwin – the crocodile hunter – killed by a stingray’s barb. It sounds like a freak accident and is kind of ironic given what else he’s done, but I suppose if you spend that much time around the world’s deadliest creatures then it might catch up with you eventually.. Nonetheless, the mood was somewhat solemn in the house last night. The world will miss you, Steve.

The second was the final exit of André Agassi from the US Open at Flushing Meadows. It’s a real shame that he was pretty much forced out of this years competition by a prolonged back injury. Having been there last year to witness his incredible route to the final it’s a shame that he will never triumph in that competition. I really thought that it might be a Ray Bourque-esque final-outing victory last year, but sadly not to be :( Agassi has long been my favourite player and the game will surely miss one of the game’s legends of our time.

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