Friday, May 30, 2008

The Woman's Perspective: The Personal Lives of Athletes

(Ed note: It's finally here! After promoting the fact that we'd be having a woman writing things from time to time for what has seemed like days now, it's actually happening. So enjoy!)

After reading Edwin's post regarding the personal lives of athletes, I just wanted to add my two cents about the other people to blame in this situation: the women. Both the wives/girlfriends and the cleat-chasers. As a rehabbed cleat-chaser myself, I have an understanding (sort of) of what these women's lives are like. I'm not saying it's wrong or right, but men today currently deem a woman's "hotness" to be her most valued attribute. Anna Kournikova and Jennie Finch are not household names because they are exceptional athletes. Erin Andrews is not a favorite sideline reporter because of her astounding knowledge of the game. Because of this, and I know it seems a bit counterintuitive, women's self-esteem has taken a hit. Women literally throw themselves at professional athletes for a chance to live the "dream." And it's not only the bimbos with no other real way to support themselves. I'm talking about intelligent, college-educated women shedding their dignity (and their clothes) to party with a slobbering Kyle Orton. Really? Are you that desperate to think that if you sleep with him, he'll give you a Bentley in the morning? Ladies, most of you have much more to offer society than that. Go use that engineering degree and find a man who loves you for more than your giant implants.

And as for the wives....First of all, you know what you're getting into. As Chris Rock once said, "A man is only as faithful as his options." (See above) And unless you've known him since high school, you were likely one of the girls at the hot tub party that happened to get "lucky" or "pregnant." What makes you think he won't do it again? I would say that it's partly your fault that you're not giving him what he needs at home, but professional athletes are on the road so much, that that's really not fair. I will say, though, that it's your fault for letting him get away with it. Over and over and over again. Shaunie O'Neal finally got wise. Vanessa Bryant should probably do the same. Are you so enamored with the lifestyle that you will let a man mistreat you that way? I'm sorry, but a big ole' diamond can't fix everything. The solution: Don't sign a pre-nup. And keep your man in line. Go all Jackie Christie on his ass! The woman is batshit crazy, but clearly, she is on to something.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While I would never get involved with a professional athlete(and I'm a huge sports fan) I don't get how you or anyone can feel bad for these women. Most of these women are only in it for the fame and fortune anyways you think most of these men would land the women they do if they did not have money? I have always said $$ is the universal lubricant. If they love the man and expected him to be faithful that's different but with most of these women I highly doubt it. These marriages well most of them are business arrangements nothing more. If its acceptable for both parties then why does it really matter? As far as Jackie Christie if its something her and Doug agree on that's fine but I also am annoyed by the double standard because if the roles were reversed we would be saying Doug is an abusive prick and Jackie should slap a restraining order on him for being so controlling but when Jackie does it its acceptable?