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CountryHillbilly
08-09-2009, 04:53 AM
That is, moms, jackets, teeth, 'comeons'... you know.

Did fans and the media really pay that much attention about interviews, on and off-court behavior, parents, whatever in the old days?

Of course, one couldn't help but notice McEnroe's and Connors' behavior, but that's because they were in a league of their own. But watching for the tiniest sign of arrogance, remembering every facial gesture a player makes during a match, and analyzing every single word from interviews to find even the smallest sign of undiplomatic conduct... how did it come to this?

maximo
08-09-2009, 04:56 AM
Some of the Fednatics enjoy judging people (Murray) by their looks since it makes them feel superior.

I could say Federer always has greasy hair, but that would be very childish of me.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-09-2009, 05:04 AM
Some of the Fednatics enjoy judging people (Murray) by their looks since it makes them feel superior.

I could say Federer always has greasy hair, but that would be very childish.
Then why did you say it? You really shouldnt comment about Federers hair if you are a Mooorray-fan...
http://images.google.se/imgres?imgurl=http://bettorsedge.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/andy-murray1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://bettorsedge.wordpress.com/2009/07/02/daily-sports-betting-pick-july-2nd/&usg=__MnQSH3w6CaiMUG-ygTC1iZQ0w2E=&h=400&w=352&sz=31&hl=sv&start=3&um=1&tbnid=TMtr4MWW-84YcM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=109&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dandy%2Bmurray%26hl%3Dsv%26client%3Dfi refox-a%26channel%3Ds%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:sv-SE:official%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1
Do i need to say more...?

pound cat
08-09-2009, 05:04 AM
It's all part of the world wide culture of celebrity. Fodder for small minds, of which there are many, to chew on.

moooooo

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1148/540721428_1b92c54ac3.jpg

maximo
08-09-2009, 05:06 AM
Then why did you say it? You really shouldnt comment about Federers hair if you are a Mooorray-fan...
http://images.google.se/imgres?imgurl=http://bettorsedge.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/andy-murray1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://bettorsedge.wordpress.com/2009/07/02/daily-sports-betting-pick-july-2nd/&usg=__MnQSH3w6CaiMUG-ygTC1iZQ0w2E=&h=400&w=352&sz=31&hl=sv&start=3&um=1&tbnid=TMtr4MWW-84YcM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=109&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dandy%2Bmurray%26hl%3Dsv%26client%3Dfi refox-a%26channel%3Ds%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:sv-SE:official%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1
Do i need to say more...?

I was simply giving an example. But i never used it against anyone when it comes to arguments. Other fans of your boy have tho. ;)

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-09-2009, 05:09 AM
I was simply giving an example. But i never used it against anyone when it comes to arguments. Other fans of your boy have tho. ;)
Ok, that i cant control.

aphex
08-09-2009, 05:10 AM
That is, moms, jackets, teeth, 'comeons'... you know.

Did fans and the media really pay that much attention about interviews, on and off-court behavior, parents, whatever in the old days?

Of course, one couldn't help but notice McEnroe's and Connors' behavior, but that's because they were in a league of their own. But watching for the tiniest sign of arrogance, remembering every facial gesture a player makes during a match, and analyzing every single word from interviews to find even the smallest sign of undiplomatic conduct... how did it come to this?

Internet message boards.

dragonfire
08-09-2009, 05:12 AM
only girls worry about clothing and tennis extras

CountryHillbilly
08-09-2009, 05:14 AM
Internet message boards.

Yeah, I thought so.

When did it become mandatory for players to have post-match interviews?

maximo
08-09-2009, 05:18 AM
Ok, that i cant control.

But do you agree that it's not something people should use against players???

Sartorius
08-09-2009, 08:56 AM
The eyes, ears and mouth of the media grew larger.. They see more, they hear more and they talk more than they used to do. Hence people do the same. It's actually very good thing, but sometimes a very bad thing.

Nadalfan89
08-09-2009, 09:26 AM
This is the internet.

Serve_Ace
08-09-2009, 02:09 PM
Some of the Fednatics enjoy judging people (Murray) by their looks since it makes them feel superior.

I could say Federer always has greasy hair, but that would be very childish of me.

But then you always comment on his clothing and judge him based on what he wears. What, I don't get it.

tacou
08-09-2009, 02:52 PM
welcome to the internet

fedtastic
08-09-2009, 03:14 PM
It started with the breakdown of society when people started caring more about celebrities than their own families. Its celebrity culture where talentless clowns like Paris Hilton are worshiped. At least tennis players have some talent.