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NYT Reporter Complains Media Focuses on Marathon Match, Writes Article About Marathon Match

In June, John Isner battled Nicolas Mahut in the longest match in Wimbledon history. The pair played for more than 11 hours with the American winning 70-68 in the fifth set.

As Isner is learning, participating in a historical match like that will follow you for a long time. There are many issues. The toll it takes on your body. The bond he shares with Mahut. The constant questions at press conferences two month removed from the event. The fact that you’ll always be the guy who won the longest match in history.

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Shaquille O'Neal Wants a Sketch Comedy Show

Shaquille O'NealThis needs to happen. In an interview with Broadcasting & Cable editor-in-chief Ben Grossman, newly minted Boston Celtic Shaquille O’Neal says that when he retires from basketball, he wants his own TV show.

Not a sports show mind you, but a comedy show.

When I asked what he would want to do, he said he has one idea firmly in mind. “Honestly? I would love to do a Dave Chappelle-type show,” he said.

Shaq’s very own sketch comedy show. And he wants to write and act in it. So, network execs, if you think Shaq can bring the funny, here’s your chance to go get him.

As Grossman notes in the column, O’Neal is a seriously funny dude, so a sketch comedy show might actually have a shot at being watchable.

Grossman also asks O’Neal about “The Decision,” the ESPN program starring his former teammate LeBron James:

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