Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Overland Park's Jack Sock turns tennis pro at 18

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 4:32 PM

click to enlarge Jack Sock needs a good catchphrase.
  • Jack Sock needs a good catchphrase.

CAA Sports is one of the biggest agencies in the business, with a talent roster that includes the world's top-ranked tennis player, Novak Djokovic, as well as past champions like Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf. Now, that roll call includes an 18-year-old kid named Jack Sock who has spent the last seven years training with a coach in Overland Park.

He's also got a sponsorship with Adidas, and is in Las Vegas for a week at the Adidas Pro Training Camp. Everything's coming up Sock! Can we make that a thing to say before he's famous? Eh, it needs work, doesn't it? We need to figure something out before lame sportswriters are using phrases like "Sock it to them!" and the poor kid is branded for the rest of his life.


Sock has already played three pro Challenger tournaments. He's also the USTA 18-and-under national champion and U.S. Open junior champion.

Back to work then. "Sock is Ankling?" No. That's not going to get him anywhere with a supermodel. "Looks like the Sock is on the other foot!" "You Sock!"

Jesus, this is brutal work. EA Sports is going to have a rough time of it. Maybe it's better if he's just a mediocre player who makes a lot of money, whom no one really pays much attention to? Tell you what, we'll take a break for a while and work it out in the comments section. Somebody order some Chinese food. This is going to take some time.


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