Call us crazy, but we're sensing a trend.
During the Confederations Cup, the U.S. football team beat giants Spain 2-0 in the semi-finals, then were again 2-0 up on mighty Brazil in the final before giving up a heartbreaker, 2-3. The scrappy Americans beat massive odds. But in the end, they failed.
At the beginning of the Wimbledon Championships, the tennis world had their eye on Andy. Murray, not Roddick. But the American battled his way past his competitors, including the British Andy, to get to the final. Against Federer in the final, he kept battling all the way through the 29th game of the longest fifth set in Wimbledon history, before losing in the 30th. Roddick beat massive odds. But in the end, he also failed.
FHM refuses to examine the effects of these failures on the general American psyche. We will, however, share this entertaining video of Brad Gilbert teasing Fernando Verdasco, very awkwardly, about the U.S. beating Spain in the Confederations Cup.