October 15, 2003

don't hate the player, hate the game

POST #    455


jan's got cans.

so i'm borrowing a line from ice-t's song, but my first initial is "t" so it's okay. anyway...

yesterday, jeannette passed along this article about jan stephenson and some of the things she said over the weekend:

"This is probably going to get me in trouble, but the Asians are killing our tour. Absolutely killing it. Their lack of emotion, their refusal to speak English when they can speak English. They rarely speak.

We have two-day pro-ams where people are paying a lot of money to play with us and they say, 'Hello and goodbye.' Our tour is predominantly international and the majority of them are Asian. They've taken it over.

If I were commissioner, I would have a quota on international players and that would include a quota on Asian players. As it is, they're taking American money. American sponsors are picking up the bill. There should be a qualifying school for Americans and a qualifying school for international players. I'm Australian, an international player, but I say America has to come first. Sixty per cent of the tour should be American, 40 per cent international."

hmm...i'm not sure where to start. first, it should be noted that 4 of the top 10 players on the lpga money list are asian right now (and 3 out of the top 6 and if you're looking for jan, she's at 141). how can she actually say that she thinks that there needs to be restrictions on people in the lpga tour? is she nuts? probably. that's like rush limbaugh saying, "there needs to be a restriction on black people playing quarterback in the nfl, they're ruining the game." hmm, that actually doesn't sound too far from what the druggie might say. the lpga tour, like any other sport is competitive, and you play your way onto the tour. if the asian players are better than you, then you're just going to have to accept it and suck it up. maybe they could make a better effort to interact with sponsors, but don't think that there should be a limit on how many good players should be on the tour. and if you really wanted the tour to be 60/40 u.s. to international players, you probably woudn't make the tour. in fact, you're no spring chicken since you're playing on the senior tour.

stephenson also mentioned how they have to promote some sex appeal. okay, sex appeal doesn't seem to be on the top of the lpga's agenda, but a lot of those asian players are actually kind of cute for athletes. maybe not se ri pak or hee-won han, but grace park and candie kung. and is it me, or do they actually look better in their action shots than their glamour photos?

Posted by tien mao in Sports at 10:05 AM

 

 

maybe the asians don't talk to jan because they don't like her?

i wonder if candie is related to me.

Posted by: el at October 15, 2003 12:23 PM

ahh...i think it's because she is creepy. just look at that photo. stare at her eyes for a little. she's evil!!

is your family also from kaohsiung?

Posted by: tien at October 15, 2003 12:30 PM

damn asians

Posted by: dan at October 15, 2003 1:33 PM

damn asians

Posted by: dan at October 15, 2003 1:36 PM

I also think there are FAR too many Asians playing in the NBA. It's time that something is done about this, as it is driving Fat, lazy, pot-smoking, baby-machines like Shawn Kemp out of the league!

Posted by: Justin at October 15, 2003 2:59 PM

those comments have me all fired up. i know we've heard that people make derogatory comments about asians that they would never make about blacks. and it's true! she would never have dared to make a comment like that about tiger woods or any other black golfer.

this is an issue of cultural/social differences and misunderstanding. instead of blasting asians, maybe she should take steps herself to understand and perhaps bridge the gap instead of promoting boobs on the green. and let's not forget that jan is an "international" player herself. sigh. some people!

Posted by: jeannette at October 15, 2003 4:24 PM

watch out, don't get on jeannette's bad side.

Posted by: tien at October 15, 2003 4:41 PM

uhhh, tiger woods is half asian

Posted by: happy at October 18, 2003 6:50 AM

I fucked Jan. Please shut the fuck up about her. She's a giving lover and a giving person. What she said is what everyone is thinking so...FUCK YOU

Posted by: Marcus White at July 9, 2004 11:20 PM

No, I fucked jan. Please keep talking about her. She's obviously not giving and not a giving person. What she said is what every RACIST person is thinking....so fuck YOU marcus white.

Posted by: marcus black at July 30, 2004 9:31 AM

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