The Ass

I can't believe the Tennis Channel has hired Justin Gimelstob to commentate. Are they crazy? Are they suffering from amnesia? He shocked the tennis world after unleashing a hate-filled rant against Anna Kournikova and calling several female players at Wimbledon "sexpots".

Gimelstob stated that he wanted to "hurt" Kournikova by serving the ball directly into her stomach.

If she's not crying by the time she comes off court, then I did not do my job.
When asked if he hated the Russian, he replied:
Hate is a very strong word. I just despise her to the maximum level just below hate.
He went on to say that he would not like to sleep with Kournikova, "because she's such a douche". Instead, "I wouldn't mind my brother, who is kind of a stud, nail her and then reap the benefits."

Gimelstob, 31, was forced to issue an apology to the women's game and found himself suspended from the professional US tennis league in which he plays.

Regardless of his half-hearted apology, I cannot believe that the Tennis Channel decided to hire him. I feel very strongly about this. Imagine if Don Imus were let off the hook so easily? The WTA and it's players have fought hard over the years to earn their rightful respect. Allowing this kind of mindless, misogynistic offense only demeans their progress.

And that isn't even taking into account his below average, extremely annoying commentating style.

Come on Tennis Channel, make this right!


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