Second Place Is Just The First Loser

Tennis is not a topic I pontificate about often, but as the linked article states, “It’s shameful what US Open did to Naomi Osaka.”

Naomi Osaka, 20 years old, just became the first player from Japan to win a Grand Slam. Yet rather than cheer Osaka, the crowd, the commentators and US Open officials all expressed shock and grief that Serena Williams lost.

It’s hard to recall a more unsportsmanlike event.

At the awards ceremony, Osaka covered her face with her black visor and cried. The crowd booed her. Katrina Adams, chairman and president of the USTA, opened the awards ceremony by denigrating the winner and lionizing Williams — whose ego, if anything, needs piercing.

“Perhaps it’s not the finish we were looking for,” Adams said, “but Serena, you are a champion of all champions.” Addressing the crowd, Adams added, “This mama is a role model and respected by all.”

No, actually Serena is a petulant c*nt, and has promoted that disgusting image for her entire career. She is a talented tennis player, but a despicable human being.

[Respect is] not likely now, not after the world watched as Serena Williams had a series of epic meltdowns on the court, all sparked when the umpire warned her: No coaching from the side. Her coach was making visible hand signals.

“I don’t cheat to win,” Williams told him. “I’d rather lose.” She couldn’t let it go, going back multiple times to berate the umpire. At one point she called him a thief.

Ironically, she was cheating, since her coach was giving her hand signals…

After her loss, Williams’s coach admitted to ESPN that he had, in fact, been coaching from the stands, a code violation. The warning was fair.

Most media outlets have praised Williams for her behavior – People Magazine being the most egregious, calling Williams a “class act” – and ESPN was equally terrible, interviewing loser Williams before the victorious Osaka.

We are losing the American culture war, and the first casualties will be sports generally and sportsmanship specifically. The NFL is (thankfully) dying, but there are plenty of other leagues doing their level best to alienate fans. Baseball isn’t as big as it used to be, NASCAR is seeping fans, and tennis is destroying itself from within.

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12 thoughts on “Second Place Is Just The First Loser

  1. Obama meant to divide us and his plan has worked remarkably well. If you don’t agree with someone or a view on the left then you are branded some derogatory term. In the refs case it was “thief”. The “inclusives” have become anything but! I feel so bad for Osaka who wasn’t allowed to enjoy her victory and wonderful accomplishment. It is a sad state of affairs here in the USA.

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  2. She has a history of threatening physical violence to female line judges who made calls that were not in her favor, so this sudden baloney about sex discrimination from the judges is pure bunkum. BTW, Naomi Osaka has as many black parents as Barack Obama.

    Williams has no class. She had to settle for a mere $1.8 million as runner up.
    I’d be insulted by that kind of money, too!

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  3. Ronni – Mark Levin said something similar Friday. The man came into office by dividing people along racial lines, and look at us eight years later.

    Mike – Yes, funny how that works. But please Serena, keep crying racism… from an Asian female. Dolt.

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  4. Allow me to state the obvious (at the risk of being banned from the innerwebs).

    You can take the ho out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the ho. You can see this type of behaviour every day in the inner city fast food joints.

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  5. Late to the party again… this poor excuse for a human being is definitely on an ego trip. Oh, and I thought the left told us not to use the “c” word, that it’s “front hole”. She is definitely a front hole. Then again, she’s definitely a back hole too. As far as holes go, it would be nice if she’d just crawl back into the one she crawled out of.

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  6. She lost to a young woman that’s 1/2 Asian & 1/2 Haitian (which probably makes her more black than Serena). Oh & I read that the judge she called a thief is Hispanic.

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  7. One last thought on this before Wyatt moves it to the Older Posts section:

    To avoid any further meltdowns by this special snowflake, just award her the tournament before the first serve, then she doesn’t have to work for the title, sort of like reparations for previous injustices. Then the other competitors try against each other for second and third place.
    All this controversy would be prevented in the future.

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