Jimmy Jump Strikes Again At the French Open

In case you missed it, Roger Federer won the French Open, wept, held up the trophy, did the entire post-match presentation gracefully in two languages, pointed to his beautiful pregnant wife, and did the post-match presser wearing his own monogrammed personalized line of Roger Federer-themed clothing before exiting the match held aloft on a sedan chair by ten virgins and boarding his private jet made of platinum and greatness. Don't hate: he is merely the best tennis player in the world ever, and if you don't think so ask the greatest tennis player in all the world ever. He's the one saying it.
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↵Federer also had a visitor while he was on the court: Jimmy Jump, noted gatecrasher of sporting events, Barcelona fan, and lunatic. Jump hopped the fence in the second set of the mens final, pranced around like a ninny waving an FC Barcelona flag, and attempted to put a hat on Federer, who winced, covered his head, and waited for what seemed like an interminably long 30 seconds before French security put down their Gauloises and coffee and tackled Jump.
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↵Jump has a long and storied history of public idiocy--or as his website describes it, "Jimmy won't stop until reaching his big dream of conquer Hollywood and win the Oscar." Because, if I recall correctly, Russell Crowe got his start this way, too:
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↵It should be said that in all of his appearances Jump has been harmless: he runs around, he stops the game, and then security tackles him before the game resumes. (Though Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o deserves some kind of award for dealing with him properly.)
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↵He is also lucky French security did not tase him, give him new, free-floating ribs by adjusting his abdomen discourteously with a baton, or simply shoot him. (Remember: the French are the original non-negotiators when it comes to people who hold things hostage for their own gain.) After all, this is the sport where Monica Seles was stabbed on the court in Hamburg in 1993 by a deranged fan. Harm's not that far-fetched a possibility for the unwary streaker taking a stroll on a Grand Slam court during an event.
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↵However, if worse comes to worse, the sporting authorities of the world could hire James Harrison to tail him.↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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