Rafael Nadal

Yo, bartender, can you (pretty please) switch to tennis?

Yo, bartender, can you (pretty please) switch to tennis?

The dimly-lit bar was full but silent, as patrons intently stared at numerous TV screens, absorbing the various sporting events that accompany the start of September.

A group of sweaty, rough-hewn characters, looking fresh off their shift at a building site or road construction project, debated, with numerous f-bombs, Tom Brady's manliness as the quarterback legend took the field for the Patriots-Chiefs game, the first contest of the 2017-2018 football season. Buckets of beer bottles littered their table, along with numerous snack-sized bags of potato chips, also known as "dinner" to this bunch.

As the football game played out on three screens, four others were...

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