Venus Puts on Sweater and Loses French Open. Nervous About Network Viewers?
So Venus just lost the match. And look at this bulky ass-hiding sweater she put on. So was she self conscious? I talked to my mom about the game before it started and we had a long talk about WHY she had done that to her career. I just wrote about it yesterday. My mom doesn’t have cable or sat TV so this was going to be her first chance to see “the dress.” Then we talked after the game happened because two things were going on.
1) Venus (and Petrova) were both wearing bulky gear. It looked like a cool day out there so it made sense
2) The camera men were CLEARLY being very generous to Venus and not showing her ass to American viewers. I mean NONE of the shots were close-ups or from behind or ground level. NONE. All the shots were long distance.
So my mom thought Venus looked very self conscious and was going to loose the game. And that’s what happened. But that’s the traditional it seems for women tennis players during a major; they pick and outfit and stick with it for the whole run. So she HAD to wear it because to stop wearing would mean she caved in to the pressure and realized she had made a mistake. So the crappy weather saved her “ass.”
My argument was that IF she was going to be worried it would have came out somewhere int he last 6 days-but maybe mom was right, up until today it’s been on cable. Either way she looked totally distracted and out of it.
But let’s go back to that pre-game talk. I got REALLY agitated because we as black people are SO self destructive and when you look at what Serena did with cursing out that official, Tiger did with his whores, and Venus did with this ass-showing outfit it’s ALL so self defeating. All three of them achieved TOP positions in “white sports” and held their positions for a long time. I mean let’s be honest, people expect “black” behavior from basketball and football players. But those 3 had great careers, had clean personas and then within a period of about 9 months took nose dives. And the worse part is they had examples of what NOT to do. When Serena did her thing Tiger should have said, maybe I should get my act together. And Venus has Serena AND Tiger to look as terrible examples of choices.
And they all willingly did these things. Nobody put them in this situations, they just tainted their careers permanently. The actions they took will always be linked to their achievements.