August 09, 2005

A travesty is in the process of releasing their opinion of the twenty-five most intriguing characters in professional sports.

Ranked number 19: Anna Kournikova. The SI's author has this to say:

Here's a success story based on the triumph of sex appeal over the service winner. Blessed with the looks like a Bond Girl, Kournikova has been an endorsement machine, hawking products all over the world and garnering off-the-court platitudes such as one of People magazine naming "50 Most Beautiful People." While she did win a couple of Grand Slam doubles titles and was a consistent member of the Top 20 before injuries, she has never won a professional singles tournament. Never had an athlete achieved more fame for her looks.

Proving once again that some of us can get by on looks alone.

Remember folks talent can only carry you so far, from there you'd best have other assets to fall back on. I'm just not sure why she's ranked so low, 'tis a travesty I say! A travesty, Indeed.

Posted by phin at August 9, 2005 12:51 PM | TrackBack

Anna K was a pretty decent player who never quite made it to the very top of her game. The grumbling over the millions made on endorsement and sharp marketing sound a lot like the girls in high school grumbling that the gal elected homecoming queen did not have the smarts to be the valedictorian as well.

Posted by: LMC at August 9, 2005 02:49 PM

The same thing can be said for Oil Can Boyd. If he weren't dead sexy, how many people would know who he is?

Posted by: The Crack Young Staff at August 10, 2005 11:43 AM
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