An Email Conversation With: Former tennis player Jim Courier
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#1 Sep 5, 2007
Today, while watching the Davydenko vs. Hass tennis match I had to endure a self-imposed two minute commentary from announcer and past player, Jim Courier, espouse and interject his personal views and comparisons regarding off court infractions with another player (Questionable Cheating), and again, comparing them to the likes of O.J. Simpson.
Mr. Courier claimed that each person should come clean and take responsibility and own up to their actions however; it is indeed very easily said while sitting in a booth and providing unsubstantiated scrutiny and forming senseless analysis from his vista, and therefore, entirely removed from any judicial proceedings as Mr. Courier has and will no doubt do since Mr. Courier lacks the educational background that qualifies him as an Officer of the court or Magistrate to past such judgment!
Moreover, Mr. Simpson actions however egregious and compelling has absolutely no forum in the world of tennis and Mr. Couriers comments should reflect on the subject tennis matches and his personal views should remain just that, unless, he has a desire to produce a fictional novel since Mr. Courier had definitely nothing to do with Mr. Simpsons past case history or present circumstances, or the person(s) mentioned in Mr. Couriers statement!
Too often, announcers like Mr. Courier step outside themselves and fails to remember the words like sympathy or compassion for others.
Consequently, the other scheduled announcer clearly pointed out and advised Mr. Courier that he should reserve his comments on this matter as he too realized what had just transpired during the broadcast and knew Mr. Couriers comments were off-color.
Mr. Courier should be admonished concerning his comments as well as any other commentator that misuses these very public airways to advocate their personal point of views.
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