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Parko's Panic Attack

Updated: June 15, 2010, 11:58 AM ET
By Jake Howard

My father used to tell me the Number One rule in life is "Don't Panic." Joel Parkinson could probably benefit from that advice right now, because the wheels of his World Title campaign are coming off quickly. In his Round 2 heat today at the Billabong Pro Mundaka, Parko fell to rookie Drew Courtney.

That means that in three consecutive contests now Parko has failed to make it out of Round 2, which in turn has allowed Mick Fanning to surge his way into title contention. In fact, by winning ...

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