:haha: call me a racist, but that is just delusionalVettel has achieved more than Hamilton since 2011, but Hamilton has far more endorsement earnings than Vettel every year at least since 2013. I couldn't find the data of 2011 & 2012, but most probably Hamilton has been more marketable than Vettel ever since the former won F1 world champion in 2008, and that marketing advantage over the latter never changed.
I saw two descriptions on how race played a role in the endorsement gap:
1) Pova isn't more attractive than Rena (because, they insist, beauty is subjective), but sponsors prefer Pova over Rena simply because Pova is a white girl, who is viewed more favorably among the white majority of tennis fans.
2) Sponsors prefer Pova over Rena because Pova is viewed as more attractive, but the standard of attractiveness here is Eurocentric (thus racist, they say).
I don't totally rule out (1) but I think (2) is much closer to what really happened. However, I don't consider rooting for athletes along racial lines or European standards of beauty as racist.
people don't even realize that. They are this bad versed in marketing. They are doing Pova's marketing team a favor. Such is the sad state of affair today.Her book sells like candy. Who would have guessed h:
I know Maria's brand is appealing, overall timing is everything (post her first GS appearance in NYC). And I can only thank those haters who keep bringing Serena's name which in the end only boost the book's sales :lol:
From what I remember she only mentions Meldonium in the first chapter and in the closing. The second chapter also reads like an intro, so I'm guessing the rest of it was mostly kept as is.Surely her shoulder stuff would've gotten more airtime without the meldonium saga. It's interesting to think how that would've changed the book given that it was in the works before that mess.
Would she have gone more into tour stuff? More Yuri stuff? Or maybe it'd be just shorter (doubt the second two).
and that's her problem and why she listens to what she listens or watches. She's adverse to anything factual, purposeful, of the why's , to things with substance. No wonder she likes those inspirational bs quotes. As empty as her the "art" she follows.One of my favorite artists is a Japanese woman named Yayoi Kusama. I am really inspired by individuals who consistently do out-of-the-box work; work that makes you wonder, think, question. Things that don’t necessarily have an explanation.
Among the many things for which men have an advantage...I can be a fan of Maria Sharapova and Katy Tur and pretend it has nothing to do with their 6' plus imperfect bodies, but rather because I sincerely admire them.what a self-serving interview . It looks like it's to be made for some Trump supporter site. The mythical and wrong self-made man.
And I see the level of writing is as shitty as always. How many times did she use the word inspiring ?(cc @aknox :grin2: )
She is completely brainwashed by the gibberish stuff she listens to which consists of inspiring, amazing, great, inspire, inspiration, inspired , achieve, greatness, strong, so so strong .
I get that getting old and losing what you once have is though, but man, it hit her really hard.
And vulnerability is not what she thinks it is.
and that's her problem and why she listens to what she listens or watches. She's adverse to anything factual, purposeful, of the why's , to things with substance. No wonder she likes those inspirational bs quotes. As empty as her the "art" she follows.
The sooner she goes away from where she is and distance herself from certain people, the better . They already damaged her enough.
Something suspicious about that. She certainly has enough money to order a hit on that line judge that knocked her out of the US open with his free advice to not challenge the out call that was in."I do not bitch. I do not throw my racket. I do not threaten the line judge. I do not quit."
Unstoppable: My Life So Far - Maria Sharapova