View Full Version : Jennifer Capriati to be featured on ESPN CLASSIC "SportsCentury" Marathon, Dec. 25

Dec 21st, 2001, 02:57 AM
ESPN CLASSIC is having a "SportsCentury" Marathon on December 25. Jennifer Capriati is featured alongside such sports legends as Wayne Gretzky, Arthur Ashe, Greg Louganis, and Muhammad Ali.

(Jennifer is the only female athlete in the entire marathon.)

Check your local listings. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

<a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tvlistings/schedule?date=20011225&network=18&sport=all" target="_blank">http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tvlistings/schedule?date=20011225&network=18&sport=all</a>

Dec 21st, 2001, 03:09 AM
ESPN December 25, I will be sure to miss it.

Dec 21st, 2001, 03:45 AM
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Dawn Marie
Dec 21st, 2001, 04:40 AM
Oh come on! ESPN is petty. LMAO out of all the women is sports they chose her?? Damn this is a slap in the face for women. Women who strived and struggled and DID NOT go down the same ole cliche' trooden path. Imho EPSN and the like are jockin her because she was once a drug head and now not. Their are so many many women profiles that should of been selected. Michelle Kwan is one of them. Or what about Mia Ham? Or Althea Gibson. America needs to quit it. Mainstream is getting old old old. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 21st, 2001, 04:59 AM
Thanks for the info.

Looks like ESPN has a great lineup!

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Dawn Marie
Dec 21st, 2001, 05:04 AM
He he just as long as it is not a police lineup. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

[ December 21, 2001: Message edited by: Dawn Marie ]</p>

Dec 21st, 2001, 05:10 AM
Good one, Dawn Marie. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

(Yes, I had to laugh at that)

Dawn Marie
Dec 21st, 2001, 05:16 AM
He he nothing against Jennifer but when I think of a terrific women athlete I tend to like to see a women who has dominated in her desired sport and overcome outstanding odds. Monica should of been on their before Jennifer. She was hurt and came back and played. Oh well.

Dec 21st, 2001, 06:36 AM
i concur with dawn, they pick her!!! i really get that chauvinist feeling from espn, and this only exacerbates it all. <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> puhlease! women makes sports so much better <img src="graemlins/drool.gif" border="0" alt="[Drool]" /> <img src="graemlins/drool.gif" border="0" alt="[Drool]" />

Crazy Canuck
Dec 21st, 2001, 08:13 AM
jennifer was an odd choice i tend to agree.

She makes for a great story, and is an inpiration for anyone who has gotten their life back on track after faltering first, or for those going through such things right now... but out of ALL the women in sport, past and present, she was an odd choice.

If I was to pick a female tennis player, I'd have picked BJK or Althea Gibson.

Sam L
Dec 21st, 2001, 08:38 AM
Firstly, it should've been 50% female & 50% male athletes. What's with the imbalance?

Dec 21st, 2001, 10:34 AM
It's at times like this when I wish I lived in America <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Dec 21st, 2001, 01:21 PM
Typical of this board that instead of slagging ESPN for picking only one female athlete you decide to slag the one female athlete that has been chosen. Congratulations Dawn Marie for your 'insight' into Jennifer's career. Let's hope you have never done anything wrong in your life because you obviously don't believe in forgiveness or understanding. Merry Christmas to you. <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Stanley Mitchell
Dec 21st, 2001, 04:12 PM
Don't you people have lives?LOL. December 25th and all you'll be doing is watching ESPN? LOL.How sad.

Nearly forgot,IcePrincess cool name.

Dec 21st, 2001, 04:24 PM
DawnMarie - U gotta be kidding! Mia Hamm, don't make me laugh, she hasn't been the best - deserving - woman footballer since 1999.

Jen deserves this, they should've just had more women in the line up, don't slag her off cos the producers didn't plonk any other women sports stars.

Stanley Mitchell - I don't think that's the point

Dawn Marie
Dec 21st, 2001, 07:34 PM
Capriatifan did you not read my reply? I said ESPN was typical amongst other things. Actually I was giving my opinion on Jennifer AND ESPN. <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

Yeah Mia Hamm was sa bit hilarious. Sorry <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

BUT still I dont not agree with the "once a drug head now gotten life on right path" as the better choice. What about overcoming racism you know things that the player couldn't control. Or getting stabbed and making it back to the top. Sure I am understandable of people changing their lives around but really, out of all the women in America ESPN once again went mainstram. PUHLEEZ!

Dec 21st, 2001, 07:40 PM
Thanks, Iceprincess ~~ <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> I think Cap makes a great story, myself.. (speaking as a former journalist)

Dec 23rd, 2001, 10:20 AM
OH COOL!! Another honour for Jennifer!!! Good on her!!