The fire thing still bothers me, made me wonder if he still does it sometimes, to relieve stress when no one is around (kids, Steffi, etc). I don't think he would be irresponsible about it at this point, but I wonder if that urge is still there. I have mixed feelings about Andre (I feel like I'm on a couch here ). I was a Pete fan first, then I was Pete v Andre fan because it was usually excellent tennis, then I kind of got tired of Andre when the whole 'elder statesman, zen buddha' thing got started and wouldn't go away. Doesn't help that Justin has become pretty good friends with him so any time the subject comes up between us I almost expect to hear a chorus of angels in the background (I'm mostly joking...). Let's say this, of all the things that Andre has learned in his many years of professional tennis, controlling his image and the public perception of his image might have been the most valuable lesson of all. Kudos to both Andre and the publisher for getting such an excellent co-writer, but honestly, the book should have been called (Mostly) Open. Anyone who thinks it contains the whole truth and nothing but the truth is kidding themselves. I never saw the HOF speech that he gave for Steffi (I suppose its on youtube somewhere) and I only have a vague memory of his USO speech. I remember thinking that the emotions seemed genuine, but something he said at the time almost made me groan from the corniness of it. Wish I could remember exactly what it was... then again, I've never been in a situation like that and I was emotionally cheesy at my wedding so I suppose I can give him a pass for that one.