While most Americans wait impatiently for these two weeks to pass before Super Bowl XLVI, the sports world continues to turn in places like Abu Dhabi and Australia. Who could have ever believed that this weekend all eyes will be focused on the same place where they set Sex and the City 2, one of the most unenlightened pieces of cinema since perhaps Birth of a Nation. But with Tiger Woods surging in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship a lot of people will be getting up with the rooster to see if Woods can stay even with the likes of Rory McIlroy and Matteo Manassero.
If golf doesn’t tickle your fancy, maybe you’ll be interested in an early morning trip down to Oz for the Australian Open men’s and women’s finals. While most of the intrigue surrounds Nadal/Djokovic, the later having just survived an epic 5 set/5hour semifinal match over Britain’s own Andy Murray, don’t overlook the stronger sex as Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka fight for not just the first major tennis championship of the year but the #1 ranking as well. And if that’s not enough to draw you into the telly, the women’s final also promises to deliver an arousingly high number of grunting and shrieking.