Spadea the playa shares his rhyme
By John Ryan
Fortunately, those of you fellas who have waited until today to come up with a Valentine's Day plan -- which, according to scientific data, is 100 percent of the men reading this item -- Buzz found the perfect adviser.
Last year, Vince Spadea wrote a book called ``Break Point'' in which he outlined Da Vince Code, his rules for macking. But to label him an author is so limiting, since he's also the best white rapper on the men's tennis tour, and he has his act in San Jose for the SAP Open.
``You gotta go on cheapo.com and buy some carnations, send 'em over to six locations.
No, I would just make a solid move, buy a card for your mother, then your lover.
Candlelight, try not to get in a fight so you have an eye that got hit by a right.''
Yes, this certainly was one of the odder interviews we've done, even if the world's 64th-ranked player wasn't wearing his ``Spadea Ain't Afraid Of Ya'' T-shirts ($25 on www.vincespadea.com)
. Spadea The Gladiatea, as he calls himself, sat down and said ``I've got a stye in my eye and I'm talking to two guys.''
So who's the lucky lady tonight for Vitty Cent (another nickname)?
``The Valentine who's gonna be mine? I don't know. It's just a matter of which phone line
I ring, and what bring at Burger King I bring''
``I was poor but I endured, it was no chore, now I'm on the tour,
Fourteen years, lots of tears, still looking for Spears
Been shopping at Sears''
Vince Sanity (yep, another nickname) said maturity has given him a better serve, tactical plan and transitional setup, but we couldn't tell if he meant the tennis or the babes. We do envision him being mighty popular at Ladies Day later this week.
But today . . .
``Valentine's is an important day. I'm all about spread the love, the Spadea way.''