Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Battle of the Sexes was Fixed



On Thursday night, Sept. 20, 1973, 50 million Americans, fatigued by Vietnam and Watergate, tuned in to see whether a woman could defeat a man on a tennis court. Dubbed "The Battle of the Sexes," the match pitted Billie Jean King, the 29-year-old champion of that summer's Wimbledon and a crusader for the women's liberation movement, against Bobby Riggs, the 55-year-old gambler, hustler and long-ago tennis champ who had willingly become America's bespectacled caricature of male chauvinism.


http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/9589625/the-match-maker



Bobby having some fun

1 comment:

  1. What does "tank" mean as in "girls can't tank"?

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