Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Wimbledon Hates Men

There are leagues that flat-out ignore its core fan base (looking at you WNBA) and pretend that it's the sport that sells. Then there is women's tennis that has thrived in popularity because it features hot women in skimpy outfits. There are those who will try to reason that women's tennis is more popular than the men's because it has better competition and is more compelling.

Those people are idiots.

And, unfortunately, those people are the stuffy Brits in charge of Wimbledon. Officials have warned players like Maria Sharapova, Tatian Golovin and Maria Kirilenko (right) saying they could be disqualified if their clothing deemed inappropriate. Just to be perfectly clear to those officials, nothing worn by Kirilenko should be deemed inappropriate. Ever. If she wants to play tennis in a burlap sack, let her.

Be realistic.

Making sure that Lindsey Davenport is wearing conservative clothing. Good idea. Making sure the Williams sisters are wearing conservative clothing. (Expletive) great idea. (Burqas maybe?)

But like how the NBA always gave Michael Jordan all of the calls, tennis officials need to let superstars like Kirilenko and Sahrapova wear pretty much what they want to.

8 comments:

TJ Rubley said...

Reminds me, I've gotta pick up some canteloupes on the way home...

The Shiek said...

I'll have four lamb burgers, five shish-ka-bobs, and two...milk!

parnellpr said...

woo as a "stuffy brit" I feel I should defend my nation against your american imperialism, no seriously whilst i couldn't give a damn about the sex appeal of the women ( I am one) I do think the all england tennis club need to loosen their buttons. They're not even allowed coloured clothing for chriss sake!. Anyway I am a fellow sports blogger so pop on by and comment if you feel like it. P.S I found via a blog search on wimbledon to see what other peeps were saying about it.

Martina Navratilova said...

This is the biggest injustice since apartheid.

Anonymous said...

After us Ruskies helped them out in WWII, they are doing this to our women??!!

Serena_is_a_man said...

I know they are from California - which is a great thing - but Lindsay Dumptruck and Williams brothers need to move to the men's side. Federer needs the comp.

NFL Adam said...

Yeah, but nobody finds the Williams brothers attractive. Nobody.

insomniac said...

Wimbledon officials may have put a stop to some cleavage, but Sharapova upped the ante w/ some "toe."