Wednesday, July 20, 2011


In honor of Irving Wallace & his family, The Konformist presents Significa, named after one of his book collections, our new feature combining obits, milestones, awards, achievements, trivia and various tidbits...

Wimbledon: Djokovic & Kvitova

Njovak Djokovic's defeated Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon to earn the prestigious title and cement his place as the number one men's tennis player in the world

On the female side, Petra Kvitova, the hottest foxy young blonde Eastern European tennis star, defeated Maria Sharapova, the former hottest foxy young blonde Eastern European tennis star, to win the crown.

Derek Jeter, 3000 hits

Derek Jeter had a pretty good day July 9th, as he became the first Yankee to join the 3000 hit club. He reached the elite number with a home run, and went 5 for 5 for the game. He then went home and had sex with his girlfriend Minka Kelly...

Retiring: Yao Ming

Injuries limited him to only eight NBA seasons and less than 500 games for the Houston Rockets, but thanks to fueling the league's popularity in his homeland of China, he certainly ranks as one of the more important characters in the history of basketball...

Enshrined: Andre Agassi, Tennis Hall of Fame

He started as Mr. "Image Is Everything" but when he retired, Agassi had one of the most complete careers as both a player and a humanitarian.


Dick Williams, 82

The HOF manager won pennants with both the '67 Red Sox and '84 Padres, and most famously won World Series as skipper for the 1972-73 Oakland A's during the Charlie Finley era...

John Mackey, 69

Not just a Hall of Fame tight end for the Baltimore Colts who redefined his position, he was the first president of the NFL Players Association...

Betty Ford, 93

Unlike the rest of the members of this first Significa listing, the former First Lady never played any Professional sports. She did found the Betty Ford Center and helped to sympathize the public perception of people with addiction problems...

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