Sunday, January 1, 2012

Petko Channels Her Inner Hoopster

Just came across this clip (via @wta and @brisbanetennis) of the new Petko celebratory stomp, which occurred after Andrea Petkovic's three-set victory over the always feisty Shahar Peer.

Unlike the original Petko dance, which set the bar rather high, and the second incarnation, which brought it down a bit but opened the door for break dancing, freestyling and the like, the third version calls forth the vaunted image of Michael Jordan draining a buzzer shot from the top of the key with the game on the line. It's the perfect match point statement. It's short, sweet, but like all of Petko's theatrics, it's unassuming, joyous, and it seeks to elevate rather than berate.

In short, I like it.

You have to admit, the woman knows how to bring a crowd to its feet. This is a first-rounder in the first event of the year. It's supposed to be sleepy time, but because of Petkovic's infectious enthusiasm, everybody in the crowd goes home with something they can remember.

Gotta love it.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Leave your two cents here!