Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Modern day sports heroes goes from classy to clown?

Websters dictionary defines egotistical as an "exaggerated sense of self importance."

The latest sports personalities of modern day sports heroes who joins the growing list of people who are crossing the line of freedom of expression is no other than 15 time grand slam champion, Roger Federer, arguably the greatest tennis player of all time. Barely two days after Serena Williams made the same fiasco at US Open, Federer duplicate the feat of Williams and lashes out at chair umpire during a changeover in the US Open final. Federer used a profanity in addressing Garner, the umpire: "Don't tell me to be quiet, OK? When I want to talk, I talk. I don't give a (...)."

CBS microphones picked up the exchange during its live broadcast of the match, heard by nearly 12 thousands spectators inside the Louis Armstrong stadium.

Not to be outdone is basketball legend and perhaps the best known international sports personality among Filipinos, Michael Jordan, who spent his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night naming names of people who made his basketball career a bit harder, was described by many as the most unacceptable of all Hall of Fame acceptance speech ever.

You can bet there will be more to follow suit. But put Anand, Pacquiao, Armstrong and Schumacher as some of the exceptions.


ben hur said...

Ironically, the self proclaimed, the greatest athlete of all time, Floyd Mayweather accuses Pacquiao of using steroids!


Tony said...

Thanks for the article, I wasnt even aware of Jordan's and Federer's low moments. Read the yahoo article on Jordan, and didn't realized he's that ego-centered!

Thanks again for getting us aware they're not REAL sports heroes!