Serena Williams, Tennis, Official discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock


A great moment in a great victory. Serena was getting beach. She got beating the first set got her, but we're pretty good. And I think that. Frustration just blew up into an incident, and I see blame on both sides of, but I'll stop there and continue yet tons of layers to this story right here as you said the blame. Hi, everybody getting a piece and that respect. The moment of altercation with an official is not necessarily the time to have the trial. You know, in that moment, we apply that to other fastest of life as well. But the thing that I do support which Serena and what she was saying is she was trying to make a distinction between being graded on standard or being graded on a curve because if she's looking at it like there's a double standard here because if we're just saying, hey, no one talks to the fficials that's man and woman it. We're saying, hey, you can't talk to the fficials and you can have energy passion. You can go there on official. Then if that's the standard would did I do wrong, but. If you're grading on a curve, which is like, oh, men get away with certain things. And we saw it example it in the closing change were points success as penalty to a woman who's making the clothing change, but to a man, he's not assessed the same penalty. So I understand where she's coming from the hypocrisy have boiled over to her to the point where she wanted to take issue. I get it, but I also think it's a no your personnel. You're a student of the game, preach, Carlos Ramos's. Reputation is well document. I'm not a tennis expert now I'm someone that watches Serena Williams matches and ignores the rest of tennis. And I think a lot of people discussing this are just like me. We watch tennis when Serena's playing and we ignore the rest of tennis. And so I think a lot of our opinions are ill informed and so and then when I see people are they actually doing the homework and the research. This referee, this umpires reputation? Well, established with men. Raphael on the Dell quoted a couple of years ago, feeling like this ref of this umpire headed in for him and his picked on him quoted New York Times everywhere. Talking about this particular umpire, this particular umpire is he's got a quick whistle, or you know, he will penalize you more quickly than any place else. And so we're, we're, I blame Serena's like, well, you got the first warning and that was the inappropriate warning for the coaching wherever you know, everybody, the coaching warning he may was doing too much, but it's like when a referee gives you a bad technical in an NBA game, and you know what now I gotta be real extra careful because if I get a second one, I'm tossed out of the game. So once he got the bad technical, yellowcard foul, whatever you can't break your racket because you can't slam your racking and break your record because the ref now based on. The rules has no choice, but to assess a second penalty and that a second penalty is a loss of a point at all. And so she had a to me, this is Draymond green. This is Charles Barkley. This is a player that's a bit too emotional and I just wanna be clear here in terms of of there's plenty of players the doll from macaroni air, but they've all been, if you're an emotional player, these unpire get after you is not just a man thing. And so I sometimes think we overlook incompetence and go straight to personal attack. Oh my God, that person wasn't incompetent..

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