February 17, 2010, - 2:15 pm
. . . Nancy Kerrigan. Yup, her. All last week, Kerrigan was doing tearful “exclusive” interviews with Entertainment Tonight anchor Mary Hart, then right after each one, she and Hart promoted her upcoming appearances this week, as ET’s “Special Olympic correspondent,” which sounds like Special Olympics, more than it sounds like she’s a special correspondent (please Sarah Palin fanatics, don’t send me hate-mail for noting this).
It was sooooo tacky: Sob, sob, my father died, sob, sob. Now, watch me all next week as I give you ditzy reports from Vancouver because I’m no longer a hot commodity on the ice.
And here’s an example of her moronic reports. This is grieving? Nauseating.
As some readers know, in my previous career, I was a sports agent and, among my clients were several Olympic athletes in individual (not team) sports. I saw how spoiled some of them were and how their siblings were neglected as their families spent all of their time, money, and other resources for the “champ” in the family. Given this, I’m not at all surprised at the mental and violence problems suffered by Nancy Kerrigan’s brother and that he’s now accused of causing their father’s death. Not saying that excuses anything, if he’s at fault. Still, this is the kind of dysfunction that happens in those families . . . the Olympic families, in far too many cases.
And, geez, the Kerrigan interviews about her just-deceased father tied in to self-promotion on ET was just maudlin and tacky beyond belief. Low class, all the way.
Wow, someone wake me when the juice and excessive hype from that knee-clubbing well over a decade ago, finally wears off. Man, Tonya Harding deserves a commission.
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