Re: your "once-upon-a-time when the tennis world was intellectually evolved
let's see, didn't your "Golden Age of Tennis" include such intellectually evolved exercises as apartheid???
(see: American Tennis Association), not to mention 'shamateurism'
, the '72 Davis Cup finals, the '73 Wimbledon Men's draw, or, what the hell--while we're at it: Renee Richards? Or, should "ONCE UPON A TIME IN TENNIS...." stand to represent nothing more than some self-serving hallucination of an uppity windbag who pines for the good ol' days? I suggest that you alight from your hypocritical high-horse, for confusion (in your case) has appeared to have made its "masterpiece" (in a manner of speaking).
Your post read as one part venial sanctimony mixed with one part blustering mother hen hysteria (think: a frazzled Aunt Bea of Andy-of-Mayberry fame). Sorry but the truth is that tennis players and fans once upon a time
sanctioned the most unintellectual
of exercises: barring PLAYERS on the basis of race--and that socio-currency of intellectual-wannabes rings as infinitely more counterfeit than your intellect
'heartlessly' being subjected to some harmless, sophomoric humor.
Me? Thank you but I'll hang my hat on a different 'hook', and I'll do so minus the pretense of a hackneyed, clumsy attempt at rhetorical grandilloquence when doing so.
Martina Naratilova having an Alec Baldwin-esque hissy fit because of G.W. & Co. is nothing more than a tempest-in-a-teapot. If you choose to get your little fingers all twisted into knots just because I lampooned her and the absurdity of her "solution" to this *cough* earth-shaking development, that's your
problem. And it sounds like a personal one at that. As for "cretin," do you really think I'm going to get my beautiful, acquiline nose all bent outta shape over some uppity stranger attempting to personally insult me by using the word 'cretin'? Think again and while you're at it, think: "water off a duck's back."
Flames directed at me will be tolerated--not a problem sweetheart--but note bene: they will
be graded. And from my perch, it appears that someone's "D-minus" intellectual effort
has them poised on the brink of attending "summer school."
Navratilova "walks?" Her call .... who cares?