Monday, September 12, 2011
This and That
Serena Williams was fined $2,000 for her latest outburst at the US Open. Is it better to see Serena win or lose? Both are exciting and have their merits. Put yourself in the shoes of poor Eva who was on the receiving end of Serena's wrath. Based on previous encounters, I think she had reason to be afraid. Then again, Serena looked to be angrier and in better shape two years ago. Her ass did weigh her down slightly and her mobility suffered anoche. My favorites to chuckle at are the people who think she is somehow now a bad role model and that we should all stop watching her matches. First of all, she hasn't been a 'role model' for some time. Secondly, I'm DVRing the next nine matches she is in to see what she will wear and who will tick her off. There are purist tennis fans who hate the Williams sisters for the outlandish attention they receive. There are those who hate their tendency to get sloppy. There are those who are racist and are predisposed to hate them. Personally, I love every second of their theatrics and awesome talent. They may not be the classiest broads, but one can never claim they aren't genuine.
Let's take a moment and analyze just what Serena said on the changeover...
If you ever see me walking down the hallway, look the other way. (Done.)
Remember, Serena never complains. She is NOT the one! Don't look her way!
Samuelson and Gilles are among the Grand Prix selection pool alternates. Shockingly, Emily decided not to continue with Igor and Marina after she was dumped in favor of Madison Chock. In a rare candid moment in the skating world, Emily Samuelson admitted that the situation with her former partner is 'a bit tender.' Samuelson and Gilles are being coached by Yuri and Yasa alongside Lynn and Logan. Their short dance was choreographed by Tom Dickson and their free dance was choreographed by Christopher Dean. One has to think that this team will be among the sentimental favorites this season.
Battle of the Blades will premiere on September 18 at 9 PM as planned with Battle of the Blades: Game On. The first episode will document the training for the show. While some will find the episode fluffy, I savor every moment of Tanith Belbin, Sandra Bezic and Kurt Browning. The first episode will feature a heartfelt tribute to Wade Belak. Todd Simpson is replacing Belak on the third season of the hit CBC show. We can only pray that Sandra Bezic will have another sexual Paul Martini moment and put all of the male contestants in skintight jeans. Luckily, Barb Underhill will not sully the TV screen with her lack of sex appeal.
Romanian television had a documentary on their gymnastics team. The documentary was hosted by Andreea Raducan and featured Ana Porgras, Amelia Racea and all of the contenders at their recent national championships.
Hollie Vise vs. Kylee Botterman at Evolution