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(Daily Mail)   BBC commentator on new Wimbledon champ Marion Bartoli: "Do you think Bartoli's dad told her when she was little 'You're never going to be a looker? You'll never be a Sharapova"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 59
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2013-07-07 04:19:19 AM  
Heh, I'd respond with "oh yea, WIMBELDON MOTHERFARKERS"

Best revenge is living well. And making lots of money.
 
2013-07-07 06:22:42 AM  
I never knew that Buck Laughlin did Wimbledon too.

i218.photobucket.com

"Look at Scott! He is prancing along with the dog! Man, I tell you something, if you live in my neighborhood and you're dressed like that, you'd better be a hotel doorman."
 
2013-07-07 08:19:43 AM  
Seems like a lot of butthurt by Brits over her success. Personally I think she's OK looking and not fat whatsoever.

/Too many cowardly haters out there.
 
2013-07-07 08:21:09 AM  
And now we have two tennis threads and no F1 thread.
 
2013-07-07 08:22:24 AM  
Another tennis thread without a f1 one, is fark being run by the gawker trolls now?
 
2013-07-07 08:24:02 AM  

UNC_Samurai: And now we have two tennis threads and no F1 thread.


Is that like NASCAR?
 
2013-07-07 08:25:44 AM  
This is the sports tab. Have you looked for F1 in the [Tyre wear / pit stop strategy / Team orders] tab?
 
2013-07-07 08:29:08 AM  

astro716: UNC_Samurai: And now we have two tennis threads and no F1 thread.

Is that like NASCAR?


NASCAR is to F1 as WWE is to Olympic wrestling.

gwowen: This is the sports tab. Have you looked for F1 in the [Tyre wear / pit stop strategy / Team orders] tab?


So the Politics Tab?
 
2013-07-07 08:36:16 AM  

AirForceVet: Seems like a lot of butthurt by Brits over her success. Personally I think she's OK looking and not fat whatsoever.

/Too many cowardly haters out there.


Don't know about there being a load of butthurt Brits, bearing in mind that Britain didn't have any competing in the women's final.
Anyway, I have always thought that John Inverdale was a horse's arse.
 
2013-07-07 08:37:55 AM  
The BBC guy is a shock jock.  It's like it was said by Howard Stern, not Bob Costas.
 
2013-07-07 08:50:15 AM  

soj4life: Another tennis thread without a f1 one, is fark being run by the gawker trolls now?


All the parades were mid-week this week.
 
2013-07-07 08:50:46 AM  
Meh, I've banged worse.

/and so have all of you.
 
2013-07-07 09:03:09 AM  
Back in the 70s, I read an entire column by Jim Murray about how ugly some Russian woman basketball player was. Not just a throw-away line or two. 1000 spiteful Cold War words. That's not easy. It's why they consider him one of the greats.
 
2013-07-07 09:04:52 AM  
Radio commentator John Inverdale also caused outrage when he asked BBC Radio 5 Live listeners: 'Do you think Bartoli's dad told her when she was little "You're never going to be a looker? "'

...

Inverdale later said: 'We poked fun, in a nice way, about how she looks'.


I don't think that's a nice way.

/not fat
//neither is she
///not hot
////neither is she
//not good at tennis
/ c-c-c-combo breaker
 
2013-07-07 09:04:54 AM  
The "fat" criticism is ridiculous. She's a professional athlete with an athlete's build - it's a lot of muscle.
 
2013-07-07 09:15:20 AM  

UNC_Samurai: And now we have two tennis threads and no F1 thread.


One's a sport, the other is F1.  Get over it.
 
2013-07-07 09:16:59 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: Don't know about there being a load of butthurt Brits, bearing in mind that Britain didn't have any competing in the women's final.


They don't have anyone in the gentlemen's final either.  Sorry, Londoners; Murray's from Scotland, not England.
 
2013-07-07 09:24:16 AM  
John Inverdale looks like a Ray Harryhausen monster and he has no neck so he's in no position to talk
 
2013-07-07 09:57:27 AM  

JosephFinn: No Catchy Nickname: Don't know about there being a load of butthurt Brits, bearing in mind that Britain didn't have any competing in the women's final.

They don't have anyone in the gentlemen's final either.  Sorry, Londoners; Murray's from Scotland, not England.


Err, I don't know how to break this to you gently, but "Brits" includes the Scottish.

I know. I was shocked to learn it, too.
 
2013-07-07 10:05:06 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: JosephFinn: No Catchy Nickname: Don't know about there being a load of butthurt Brits, bearing in mind that Britain didn't have any competing in the women's final.

They don't have anyone in the gentlemen's final either.  Sorry, Londoners; Murray's from Scotland, not England.

Err, I don't know how to break this to you gently, but "Brits" includes the Scottish.

I know. I was shocked to learn it, too.


You'll be shocked to learn that most Scots detest being called 'British'.
 
2013-07-07 10:06:12 AM  
Being 2 years older than sharapova, I'm not sure how much mention was made of her. That and why would the father be calling a little girl hot
 
2013-07-07 10:10:27 AM  

Kyosuke: No Catchy Nickname: JosephFinn: No Catchy Nickname: Don't know about there being a load of butthurt Brits, bearing in mind that Britain didn't have any competing in the women's final.

They don't have anyone in the gentlemen's final either.  Sorry, Londoners; Murray's from Scotland, not England.

Err, I don't know how to break this to you gently, but "Brits" includes the Scottish.

I know. I was shocked to learn it, too.

You'll be shocked to learn that most Scots detest being called 'British'.


You'll be shocked to learn that most English people do.

*by "most", I mean "me"
 
2013-07-07 10:18:27 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: Err, I don't know how to break this to you gently, but "Brits" includes the Scottish.

I know. I was shocked to learn it, too.


From what I hear, Murray's British when he wins and Scottish when he loses.

Bartoli- I'd hit it.  Without a great many beers.  And I wouldn't be ashamed, either.

/bring it
 
2013-07-07 10:18:28 AM  
First of all congratulations on winning Wimbledon.

Secondly, the rude mean comments I have been seeing come from a group of men that " COULDN'T GET F*CKED IN AN ALL WOMENS PRISON EVEN IF THEY HAD A PARDON FROM THE GOVENOR FOR THIER CRIME."

Shut the FARK UP and respect the amount of work she has put into her game. Obviously her game is so much better than yours and your Mom is calling you for breakfast.
 
2013-07-07 10:21:21 AM  
OH, AND YOUR RACING THREAD IS ABOVE.  GO DRIVE IN A CIRCLE/OVAL/MOBIUS STRIP/WHATEVER THE F*CK.
 
2013-07-07 10:31:01 AM  
I'M LOOKING FOR THE ALL CAPS THREAD. IS THIS IT?
 
2013-07-07 10:42:08 AM  

Kyosuke: I'M LOOKING FOR THE ALL CAPS THREAD. IS THIS IT?


STOP SHOUTING! I'M NOT BLIND!
 
2013-07-07 10:47:17 AM  

Kyosuke: I'M LOOKING FOR THE ALL CAPS THREAD. IS THIS IT?


YES!  NOW WITH EXCLAMATION POINTS!  WELCOME!
 
2013-07-07 10:47:22 AM  

AirForceVet: Seems like a lot of butthurt by Brits over her success.


Well, she's French.
 
2013-07-07 10:52:44 AM  

Kyosuke: No Catchy Nickname: JosephFinn: No Catchy Nickname: Don't know about there being a load of butthurt Brits, bearing in mind that Britain didn't have any competing in the women's final.

They don't have anyone in the gentlemen's final either.  Sorry, Londoners; Murray's from Scotland, not England.

Err, I don't know how to break this to you gently, but "Brits" includes the Scottish.

I know. I was shocked to learn it, too.

You'll be shocked to learn that most Scots detest being called 'British'.


They don't mind it when the English pay for their dole money
 
2013-07-07 11:01:15 AM  
She's not fat by a long shot she just has big arms. I'm more offended by her stupid "leaking" to the media that she supposedly had a 175 IQ and is smarter than Einstein....as tested in grade school and could not be confirmed by anyone. It's kind of like she knew she'd take flack for her appearance so tried to counter it ahead of time by being all "well at least I'm smart".
 
2013-07-07 11:02:29 AM  
Radio commentator John Inverdale also caused outrage when he asked BBC Radio 5 Live listeners: 'Do you think Bartoli's dad told her when she was little "You're never going to be a looker? You'll never be a Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight."'
The BBC was forced to apologise after the remarks that were made live on air.
Inverdale later said: 'We poked fun, in a nice way, about how she looks ... but Marion Bartoli is an incredible role model. I'm a huge asshole, and I'm trying to save my job.'


That's right, folks, it doesn't matter how friggin' homely you are as a guy, you'll never have to hear about it when you win Wimbledon. If you're a girl, though, well, you'll have to put up with condescending, misogynistic bullshiat no matter how good you are, even at Wimbledon. Go team men.
 
2013-07-07 11:04:21 AM  
Wait, Mario won Wimbeldon?

blogs.miaminewtimes.com

I guess there's hope for a fat Fark like me...
 
2013-07-07 11:07:25 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: Kyosuke: No Catchy Nickname: JosephFinn: No Catchy Nickname: Don't know about there being a load of butthurt Brits, bearing in mind that Britain didn't have any competing in the women's final.

They don't have anyone in the gentlemen's final either.  Sorry, Londoners; Murray's from Scotland, not England.

Err, I don't know how to break this to you gently, but "Brits" includes the Scottish.

I know. I was shocked to learn it, too.

You'll be shocked to learn that most Scots detest being called 'British'.

You'll be shocked to learn that most English people do.

*by "most", I mean "me"


So, you've tried to pay a London cabbie in Scottish notes, then?
 
2013-07-07 11:08:47 AM  
Her and Serena Williams can knee me in the balls anytime
/They would be buying me a pair of gold ones in the morning
 
2013-07-07 11:25:21 AM  
I will give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she looks much better when she isn't trying to win a major tennis tournament. But her *serve* is ugly as fark.
 
2013-07-07 11:28:15 AM  

FormlessOne: That's right, folks, it doesn't matter how friggin' homely you are as a guy, you'll never have to hear about it when you win Wimbledon.


I suck at judging guys, bit I'd think that Andy Murray fella's quite the looker.

/up 6-4, 7-5, start 3rd, if anyone's wondering.
 
2013-07-07 11:36:31 AM  
Or perhaps her job is to win tennis tournaments, not decorate the courts for you.
 
2013-07-07 11:39:48 AM  

Rusty Shackleford: No Catchy Nickname: Kyosuke: No Catchy Nickname: JosephFinn: No Catchy Nickname: Don't know about there being a load of butthurt Brits, bearing in mind that Britain didn't have any competing in the women's final.

They don't have anyone in the gentlemen's final either.  Sorry, Londoners; Murray's from Scotland, not England.

Err, I don't know how to break this to you gently, but "Brits" includes the Scottish.

I know. I was shocked to learn it, too.

You'll be shocked to learn that most Scots detest being called 'British'.

You'll be shocked to learn that most English people do.

*by "most", I mean "me"

So, you've tried to pay a London cabbie in Scottish notes, then?


Actually, many of the London Cabbies, around King's Cross at least, are used to Scottish notes. But try using a 'funny' note in places like York or Manchester and you'll get some filthy looks. In places like Gloucester they will probably just laugh at you.
Actually, in York, I managed to get rid of my Scottish money fairly easily. Leeds and Bradford not so much. That was a long time ago, though.
 
2013-07-07 11:40:16 AM  

rumpelstiltskin: Back in the 70s, I read an entire column by Jim Murray about how ugly some Russian woman basketball player was. Not just a throw-away line or two. 1000 spiteful Cold War words. That's not easy. It's why they consider him one of the greats.


Jim Murray was one of the great writers of my youth.  He made me interested in sports I didn't care a whit about - like boxing - simply because he wrote about them so well.  He was a joy to read, no matter the subject.  I miss him.
 
2013-07-07 11:50:50 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: Actually, many of the London Cabbies, around King's Cross at least, are used to Scottish notes. But try using a 'funny' note in places like York or Manchester and you'll get some filthy looks. In places like Gloucester they will probably just laugh at you.
Actually, in York, I managed to get rid of my Scottish money fairly easily. Leeds and Bradford not so much. That was a long time ago, though.


Any one in England dosen't legally have to accept Scottish (or Northern Irish) notes but the best way to get rid of them is at those self scan checkouts in the supermarkets. They run the same software so will take any note.
 
2013-07-07 11:56:25 AM  

Di Atribe: Or perhaps her job is to win tennis tournaments, not decorate the courts for you.


Actually, her job is entertainment. Generally, that takes the form of playing tennis, but fundamentally, what matters is selling tickets and getting people to turn on the television. Otherwise, her job is just a hobby. With that out of the way, I want to see quality tennis and I kind of dig her meaty body, although I'm not really known for having conventional tastes.
 
2013-07-07 11:57:29 AM  

ten foiled hats: FormlessOne: That's right, folks, it doesn't matter how friggin' homely you are as a guy, you'll never have to hear about it when you win Wimbledon.

I suck at judging guys, bit I'd think that Andy Murray fella's quite the looker.

/up 6-4, 7-5, start 3rd, if anyone's wondering.


See, that's the thing, though - imagine an announcer at Wimbledon remarking on how, because Andy Murray is attractive, he's had to work a bit harder to demonstrate that he's just as manly as the other, less attractive participants; that his mom had to tell him, "don't worry about messing up your pretty face - get in there and mix it up."

The thought process that had to occur for Inverdale to utter such a comment on the air is somewhat appalling - not that he has the implicit sexism, but that he's pretty sure enough of his audience shares it to make that comment worthwhile. It's right up there with Howard Cosell's infamous comment.
 
2013-07-07 12:01:41 PM  
To my critics. Let me offer you a large serving of Fark Off with my new chip & dip bowl.

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-07-07 12:16:12 PM  

FormlessOne: ten foiled hats: FormlessOne: That's right, folks, it doesn't matter how friggin' homely you are as a guy, you'll never have to hear about it when you win Wimbledon.

I suck at judging guys, bit I'd think that Andy Murray fella's quite the looker.

/up 6-4, 7-5, start 3rd, if anyone's wondering.

See, that's the thing, though - imagine an announcer at Wimbledon remarking on how, because Andy Murray is attractive, he's had to work a bit harder to demonstrate that he's just as manly as the other, less attractive participants; that his mom had to tell him, "don't worry about messing up your pretty face - get in there and mix it up."

The thought process that had to occur for Inverdale to utter such a comment on the air is somewhat appalling - not that he has the implicit sexism, but that he's pretty sure enough of his audience shares it to make that comment worthwhile. It's right up there with Howard Cosell's infamous comment.


I don't know if I'm quite following you.  I was kidding about Murray; he seems kind of goofy-looking to me.  (Again, I suck at judging guys.) Seems like a good guy, I'm not knocking him, just no Rafa Nadal lady-killer.

(And he's about to serve for the match.)

Either way, though, the commentator's an idiot.  For one, I never got the Sharapova love, looks-wise.  She's not ugly or anything, but she's kind of a plain looking blonde woman.  I think Bartoli's kind of cute.  For two, that's just stupid.  Someone said he's not a sportscaster but a shock-jock-type, so whatever.  Screw him anyway.

Murray serving, 40-15, up 6-4, 7-5, 5-4...
 
2013-07-07 12:24:44 PM  
GAME, SET MATCH, MURRAY!
 
2013-07-07 12:25:12 PM  

Kyosuke: No Catchy Nickname: JosephFinn: No Catchy Nickname: Don't know about there being a load of butthurt Brits, bearing in mind that Britain didn't have any competing in the women's final.

They don't have anyone in the gentlemen's final either.  Sorry, Londoners; Murray's from Scotland, not England.

Err, I don't know how to break this to you gently, but "Brits" includes the Scottish.

I know. I was shocked to learn it, too.

You'll be shocked to learn that most Scots detest being called 'British'.


No they don't. You're getting confused with how they react when you call them English, or when you call Irish people British.
 
2013-07-07 12:29:33 PM  
Gabriela Sabatini: considered one of the most beautiful tennis players only won two titles and was runner up five times. Not too successful for a long time tennis pro.
 
2013-07-07 12:29:38 PM  

AirForceVet: Seems like a lot of butthurt by Brits over her success. Personally I think she's OK looking and not fat whatsoever.

/Too many cowardly haters out there.


She's muscular without a skin tone that shows off her muscles. Frankly I'm impressed as hell.

/She probably cleans up just fine. You try and look your best after playing a few hours of tennis
 
2013-07-07 12:33:24 PM  

NewWorldDan: Di Atribe: Or perhaps her job is to win tennis tournaments, not decorate the courts for you.

Actually, her job is entertainment. Generally, that takes the form of playing tennis, but fundamentally, what matters is selling tickets and getting people to turn on the television. Otherwise, her job is just a hobby. With that out of the way, I want to see quality tennis and I kind of dig her meaty body, although I'm not really known for having conventional tastes.


What she looks like is irrelevant, though. Her job is to put up a fight & win tournaments. That is your entertainment. Her job is not to be pretty. That's what swimsuit models & Hooters waitresses are for. Compartmentalize. Not every woman on the planet exists just to be your scenery. Dressing her down & judging her on her ability to give you a boner is incredibly insulting.
 
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