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Grow Up, John McEnroe! 
20th-Aug-2008 02:50 pm
tennis - got balls: charliemc
Okay, I've been a John McEnroe fan FOREVER. I first saw him play in person as a junior, when he wasn't even considered one of the 'ones to watch' among his peers. When he was one of the world top players, I had the pleasure of watching him play Davis Cup singles and doubles here in Portland. I loved his fuzzy red hair and feisty manner. And later I appreciated his artistry, intelligence and sensitivity, and I thought his volatile temperment brought some fire to the game.

He was brutally honest in what can be a very phony atmosphere.

But what was exhilerating at 20-something is just not appropriate at nearly-50. McEnroe has now established himself as one of the voices of the game; he's one of the best commentators and the most credible pundits in tennis.

Carrying on like a kid (or an adult with no impulse control) at a seniors tennis match is not cute. It's not interesting. It's not anything but embarrassing for a person of McEnroe's stature, not to mention for the fans who have followed him all these years.

Johnny Mac, grow up. Or better yet, take your own All-Bran challenge and see if a good poop would improve your ill humor.

Anyway, speaking of tennis, now that Nadal officially has the #1 ranking, he's the top seed at next week's US Open. It's the first time he's been seeded first at a Grand Slam tournament! (Hopefully he'll live up to that seeding.)

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21st-Aug-2008 08:11 am (UTC)
No shit. Or...

Or better yet, take your own All-Bran challenge and see if a good poop would improve your ill humor.

...maybe 'take a shit' is better. (heh)

We might have liked it when he was younger, but it's so wrong now. Grow up, Mac. (yikes)

Can't wait for the U.S. Open to start! And it's so exciting to have Rafa seeded 1. (woo hoo)

Tennis. Good or bad, ya gotta love it!
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