Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: In a Hottub with Judy Nelson
Kudos to Mary. Title 9 is a huge reason that a lot of these women are able to make such a rich and fulfilling living playing the sport that they love. Capriati is 26 years old for the love of Pete, playing a sport and has never heard of Title 9? That's just sickening. I'm sure that Jen isn't the only guilty party, but as one of the senior American players on the tour, you would think that she would have some sense of history. Contrary to what the selfish, self-serving, vapid athletes realize there was a world before them and there were a lot of woman who had to fight and (who NEVER made the money these women make) scrounge so that players like Jennifer and Venus and Monica can make so much money and have so much fame.
Mary Carillo is a brilliant, smart, and fantastic commentator, who cuts a lot of players a lot of slack (contrary to public opinion) and it would take a LOT to get her so worked up that she would feel the need to bring it up on air. Title 9 IS that important for women athletes and it just shows complete and utter disrespect to all the people that fought so hard to allow Jennifer and all the women of her generation and beyond the opportunity to pursue their dreams as athletes.
MARY CARILLO IS MY HERO-
By the by, I am not doing my 'Pam Shriver man crazy' bit right now. I am sincere.
That's what she said!!!