Weekend Rap-Up: Highs and Lows
I’ve been a Williams sisters fan for as long as I can remember. I can appreciate and admire the visibility and respect they’ve garnered for their masterful prowess on and off the tennis court. Thanks in large part to having parents that care. Following this weekends outrageous on-court outburst, there’s been a lot of talk among die hard tennis fans that Serena should be suspended or worse for her behavior. The line judge made a pretty bad call at a questionable point during the match, but that doesn’t excuse her bad behavior.
I think we can all agree that her reaction was like whoa times ten. Despite that, I feel the need to defend her mostly due to the racial garbage that’s been spewing around the internet since the infraction. Can’t an athlete have a bad day, get fined and penalized, lose the match and still retain their dignity? We all have them. Bad days, you know. It happens to the best of us and I can understand where her frustration arose. I do not support the behavior in any way, shape or form, but I’m still a fan and I know she is going to come back stronger and better than before. That’s just how the Williams sisters get down.
“If I could, I would take this … ball and shove it down your … throat,” Williams said.
I know that line judge was thinking “Oh No She Di’int!”
Serena issued an apology on her blog with the following statement.
I want to amend my press statement of yesterday, and want to make it clear as possible — I want to sincerely apologize FIRST to the lines woman, Kim Clijsters, the USTA, and tennis fans everywhere for my inappropriate outburst. I’m a woman of great pride, faith and integrity, and I admit when I’m wrong.
I need to make it clear to all young people that I handled myself inappropriately and it’s not the way to act — win or lose, good call or bad call, in any sport, in any manner.
I like to lead by example. We all learn from experiences both good and bad. I will learn and grow from this, and be a better person as a result.
The greatest basketball player in the history of the game has just been inducted into the Hall of Fame. It’s about time. His speech was touching, emotional and shows that MJs heart has always extended far beyond the court. Here’s to a great basketball player. Catch a glimpse into the greatness that was and still is Michael Jordan.
The dirt on Jay-Z’s shoulder wasn’t exactly easy to brush off at the close of the MTV music awards show, but I just want to know one thing, “dang, lil mama, what in the hell were you thinking woman?” Not much if I’m to go off of her recent track record. Total disrespect.
“I’m on MTV’s payroll so it’s all good.” The funny thing is I didn’t even know who this chick was before she appeared as a judge on America’s Best Dance Crew.
Kanye, Kanye, what more can I say. You went and made an ass of yourself on Sunday. Although I’d like to think that last night you sealed your fate. I know it ain’t so, cause like Joe Wilson, you’ve got a lot of people behind you. But, even you know that your behavior was deplorable. Take a big step back, slow your roll, short man. You really think it’s cool to be grown and throwin’ tantrums? And all for what? Little boy, grow up. And if you gonna rep Chi-town, take notes from Common Sense. Or keep actin’ like Da Brat and get locked up again. You talked all big about how you’re a changed man, yet you’re still acting just like a heartless little prick. Dude, what gives? It’s about time you trimmed the fat off your foolish pride. A little humility never hurt anyone, you outta give it a try.
I will say this, Kanye apologized for his actions. I get his logic, but snatching mics is not cool man. Thankfully, Beyonce and Taylor Swift know a little something about showing dignity and respect. Beyonce ended things with the perfect touch of class. Mad props to the both of them.
Final thought: Kanye needs to collaborate with a piece of humble pie, for a start. Seriously, I can see him approaching Taylor swift for a collabo later on. You heard it hear first. And I’m out.
Peace and Love