ESPN 30 for 30 on Jimmy Connors

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  1. Nathaniel_Near

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    Relax folks, ...

    It doesn't surprise me at all, I mean, I don't know you.

    Feel free to post here more often, we're friendly enough even though we have strong opinions.

    Also about seeing someone like Jimmy Connors again, I truly doubt it. The world has changed too much...

    We'll see some great personalities come through though that are different.
     
  2. JCat

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    Thanks. I've been reading the posts here for the past couple years; I just never took the time to figure out how to get registered until now. I should have done it during the discussion of his book last year. That was an interesting thread. In regard to my saying that it might surprise you to know that I am a woman fan, I just meant that most avid Connors fans are probably men. Thanks for the welcome.
     
  3. comeback

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    Jcat, we gotta have a Jimmy Connors fan club reunion someday..Maybe he would come
     
  4. JCat

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    I think he has a lot of loyal fans out there still. I thought it was funny when someone said earlier in the thread that everyone hates Connors. People who dislike him seem to assume that everyone feels that way. He has always been a polarizing personality. People either love him or hate him. There is not much middle ground. You can see that when you read through the reader reviews of his book on Amazon. Most people who were already big fans of his seemed to like his book well enough. People who disliked him before they read it didn't usually change their minds.
     
  5. Nathaniel_Near

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    I didn't live through the era but I was under the impression that Connors was indeed very polarising and as such was also extremely popular.
     
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    Yes, i agree, Jcat, if you read this whole thread you will see that i am a huge Jimmy fan and had lots of memories with him. I am serious about the fan club reunion. I really think Jimmy connected with his fans and would consider coming.
     
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    That was a crazy idea that went nowhere.. I don't think that would have been a successful partnership.
     
  9. Nathaniel_Near

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    Yep, probably not but I love how immediately willing and receptive Connors was to the idea. Connors loves the game a ridiculous amount. Have you watched the interview? He openly states he has more love/passion for the game than McEnroe.
     
  10. JCat

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    Yes I did watch it. He loves the game so much that he still wants to play it running around on two artificial hips. He is playing tonight and tomorrow in some exhibition matches in Nashville and Charlotte. It is Connors, McEnroe, Cash, and Lendl. I think Connors plays McEnroe tonight. He hasn't played in a long time, while McEnroe looks very fit and has been playing very well in these senior exhibition matches lately. He has been beating younger veteran players.
     
  11. Nathaniel_Near

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    http://www.tennessean.com/article/20140312/SPORTS11/303120214

    Not a bad effort from Jimmy. I didn't see it but I can't help but imagine that McEnroe donated a game or two as he plays very regularly and still to a good level... and doesn't have two artificial hips sockets... Who knows, maybe Connors surprised the regular playing and in condition McEnroe. :p

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    Yeah, I think you might be right about the donation of a game or two. That was my thought too when I saw the close score of the set. Who knows though?
    That is a weird looking racket Jimmy is playing with.
     
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    Maybe there was a donation, who knows? But don't ever sell Jimmy Connors short regardless of 2 artificial hips. He is is considered one of the greatest competitors in all sports.
     

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