Re: On the Concept of Irony w/ Continual Reference to Caro:Off-topic 4 the POPULAR #1
For the record,I haven't been too impressed with Mattek-Sands as a person since she abandoned her blog last year.In MY opinion,you shouldn't volunteer or agree to do the official WTA tourney blog if you can't follow through.Some of you might not be familiar with Barry Bonds,but he was a fraudulent American baseballer who had very GOOD stats that only became GREAT stats after he began shooting up steroids....In any event,he was always sort of a jerk yet he was honest enough to make it clear that fan interaction was NOT a priority for him...only at the end,when the steroid scandal escalated,did he try to cower behind the local fans of the team he played for....
BMS puts on a nice show in order to get camera time,IMO,because her tennis results would leave her as a back-page afterthought.A while back I gave her the benefit of the doubt with her antics but she went into PMS Bitch Mode when she lost in the singles and doubles final of one of the MM tourneys(think it was Quebec City),and she basically told the fans to go f--k themselves.In contrast,Lisa Raymond has often provided thoughtful posts even 2 or 3 days after she was eliminated from a big tournament.We shouldn't expect the typical player to go THAT far;however,there's a fairly-clear understanding that you at least post a short 'goodbye' blog whenever you get eliminated: "Too bad I couldn't win the title...hope you enjoyed my blog this week...I'll do it again for you sometime in the future(blah,blah,blah)...",for example...yet that was too emotionally and intellectually taxing for Bethanie.I'm not saying that she's a terrible person;I just see her as kind of an insincere,phony camera hog...like Rennae Stubbs
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Last edited by bruce goose; Mar 25th, 2011 at 09:00 PM.