Thursday, May 15, 2008

Law of Three's: Who's Next

As I'm sure many of you have heard before, there is the so-called "Law of Three's" which essentially states that things, good and bad happen in patterns of Three. Some prime examples include The 2003 NBA Draft which brought the NBA LeBron, Melo and D-Wade, an ever better example of a great draft was the 1985 NBA Draft. No I'm not talking about Ewing. I'm talking about the back to back to back selections of Joe Kleine, Chris Mullin, and Detlef Schrempf. There is also the sad like Michaeld Jordan retiring, three times in 1993, 1998, 2003, or the untimely deaths of The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, and Mother Theresa.

We are in the process of yet another pattern of repetitive major cultural moments.

Annika Sorenstam: 293 tournaments, missed the cut 9 times. 90 Total Tournament wins (72 LPGA) 10 LPGA Major victories including a three-peat at the LPGA Championship 2003-2005. 8 times in a 16 year career she was the Number 1 Female golfer in the world. 5 times she was in the Top 5 (13 out of 16 total including the #1s). Without a doubt the top female golfer in history. She has decided that this will be her last professional season at the ripe age of 37.

Justine Henin: 41 wins over 9 year career. 7 Grand Slams. Three-time defending French Open Champ (2005-2007). One of 3 female tennis players I know that doesn't look like Predator. 5th All-Time in the money list. Currently the number 1 ranked female tennis player in the world. Gold medal winner, and she has called it quits at the ripe old age of 25.

The top Female Tennis Player and Female golfer have taken a step back from their respective sports while at the top. So the question is. Who's next? What female athlete will be the next to step away from the game?