The I Hate Tennis US Open Cake Contest
I love (and hate) cake almost as much as I love (and hate) tennis. Frosting! Ooh. Calories! Ugh. You get the picture.
Indulge in both passions by entering the I Hate Tennis US Open 2012 Cake Contest!
Fill out your bracket for the men here, and for the women here. To get to the bracket form, click on the "Submit Your Picks Now! arrow under the banner, SUBMISSION WINDOW OPEN.
It's easier, and faster, to work your way backward from the finals to the first round matches. The computer fills in the brackets automatically that way. It takes a little while to figure out the Tourneytopia bracket program, but here's some motivation for you.
Cake. Caaaake. CakeCakeCakeCakeCake. Red Velvet. Chocolate with dark chocolate frosting. Yellow cake with caramel frosting. Coca Cola cake. Whatever. I'll make it for you and present it in your own awards ceremony. You can even lift it over your head, like the pros do, and take a bite out of it (a real one) like Rafael Nadal does.
Just do it. And I don't mean put on your Nikes and go for a run. Plunk yourself in front of your computer and enter a competition to win a CAKE.
My prediction: Andy Murray, filled with confidence in his new, aggressive game from his Olympic gold medal victory over Roger Federer, wins his first major at the US Open. He beats Novak Djokovic in the final. Check out my path to a Murray/Djoko final here.
For the women, I have Petra Kvitova beating Serena Williams in a tough 3-setter. I'm rooting for a Kvitova/Victoria Azarenka and Williams/Angelique Kerber semifinals. Check out the rest of my picks here.
Most important, I want to see YOUR picks and bake a cake for you! So, c'mon, enter. Give me something to blog about.
Picks are due before 11:00 AM Monday, August 27th, when the first round starts at Flushing Meadows. Enjoy the US Open.