Joe Wilson (R-SC), tennis legend Serena Williams and recording artist Kanye West held a press conference in Washington, DC today to kick off the first annual National Outburst Week.
The context for both the line judge's reaction and the chair umpire's call at Saturday's U.S. Open women's semifinal match depended on Serena being a strong black woman.
What caused the usually serene Serena to lose her cool? Don't you dare suggest PMS. Nobody ever said that about John McEnroe or Jimmy Connors.
As I watched Derek Jeter set the Yankees all time hit record Friday night I thought about how remarkable it was how Jeter has lived for 14 years under the biggest media spotlight and has never ever had a blip.
What do Kanye West, Serena Williams and a formerly obscure congressman from South Carolina have in common?
With the Williams sisters it has always been less about what color they are and more about who they are: from Compton, not from Connecticut.
Umpires have been taken off the hook and in turn been made less accountable for their judgment
The instant power that is generated when someone "tells" never ceases to amaze me. The New York crowd stuck up for the tiny teller and the abuser loser left the court in shame, boos following her into the tunnel.
Composure. Joe Wilson lost it Wednesday night. And now Defending U.S. Open Champion Serena Williams lost it Saturday night en route to her highly favored fourth U.S. Open Championship.
5'5" French President Nicolas Sarkozy bussed in 20 short people to stand behind him for a speech so he would look taller. In a related story, the Knicks have inquired about their availability.
Happy Thursday everyone, here's my Top 5 for August 20, 2009 from www.LenBermanSports.com
Warrior, femme fatale, however, you slice it, some ladies got more game than others. Whether they fight in stilettos or tennis shoes, these chicks can tweet circles around most people.
Isn't it time for us to say that if the Williams sisters aren't going to go all out and feel comfortable to win in their typical fashion that we'd rather see one of them against another opponent?
Often the best courts and play slots (and hence the better media coverage) are given to the women who are better lookers rather than the ones who are better players.
The former Vice President sends some helpful hints to those in need.
Doesn't it seem like everyone's cheating? Why fight it any longer? Let's either join the cheating ranks (hey, they can't catch us all, right?) or at least sit back and enjoy their antics.