Mac explodes again....yawn

Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by NoBadMojo, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. eunjam

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    as much as i hate mcenroe's antics....i hate bud collins even more.

    nice article.

    "If he would have been reprimanded more seriously early on, he may have been better off," says Bud Collins, who McEnroe insisted be removed from NBC's broadcast booth when he signed on with the network in 1994. "The rules never applied to him."
     
  2. alwaysatnet

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    Agreed.Sick to death of Bud and his stupid nicknames,his God awful ugly wallpaper looking pants,the no shoes tennis and his insipid inane comments.He is the Joe Garigiola of tennis.Enough said!
     
  3. mctennis

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    It wasn't funny back then when it was suppose to be funny.
     
  4. Azzurri

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    Of course you are...maybe you are not good enough for Mac to even give you a quick glance. Maybe.....:D

    One thought about Mac. People sometimes put these athletes on a pedestal. They are human just like us. Playing in front of large crowds and having things written and said about you has to be a little difficult. I am not making excuses for the guy, but these guys have to deal with pressures we will never know. I don't feel sorry for any of them...mind you, but it can't be easy. Mac belongs in an anger management group. He needs therapy. He has no self-control. After saying that...think about how many people you personally know that have the same issue. The guy is a human being, albeit not a very nice one. Love him for his gift. Despise him for his lack of humaneness.

    I always said...I never want to meet my idol. Idols can crush a person with a snap of their finger. Its better to admire them from a distance. Met an idol of mine this past summer (Troy Aikman). Drove 8hrs to his HOF induction. Paid $317 to have him sign a jersey and ball. Named my boy (middle name) after him. When me and my 2 buddies got to his signing table he did not even give us a glancing look nor a thank you. It took my friend to say "Thanks Troy!" three times before he looked up at him with the most condescending look I have ever seen. Learned my lesson.:(
     
  5. bluegrasser

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    IMO Troy was overated, yea, I know three Super Bowls, but if Trent Dilfer had that offensive line - he would of won three SB's also, shoot, Troy could eat breakfast and lunch in that pocket.
    That's too bad so many of these athletes are ah$#2s, I met Kirby Puckett and he was great, always had time for you, my daughter also waited on him and said he was the greatest.
     
  6. Azzurri

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    Yes...Troy did have a good team. All great players (the ones that won a few SB's) have a great cast. But in fairness, he was an excellent passer. He had tremendous ability to hit his receivers in stride. No offense to Dilfer, but if he were the starter we would have maybe...maybe won one. I don't think Dilfer would have won against Young and the SF cast of players in the early-mid
    90's. Troy is a hall of famer...I won't take that away from him...as a person he belongs no where near Canton.

    I heard Puckett was a very friendly person....ver, very rare. Too bad he died so young.:(
     
  7. Grimjack

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    Was this before or after Kirby went on trial for false imprisonment and gross sexual misconduct?

    Before or after his wife publically accused him of holding a gun to her head and their two year old daughter? Of strangling her with an electrical cord? Of a whole history of spousal abuse?

    Before or after it became revealed he had a whole second identity and second life he kept hidden from his family, and which caused him to threaten to kill his wife when she discovered it?

    Mac may act like a jerk, but we'd all be a lot better off with more ###holes like Mac, and fewer "good guys" like psychopath ####ing Kirby Puckett.

    Watch who you idol worship.
     
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    So, there I was, with some underpriviledged children over to the house, trying to show them a good wholesome web site. And what do I find but a discussion like this. Expletives everywhere....

    My how the boards have sunk.
     
  9. cghipp

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    LOL - Looks like you're going back on your word! How long have you been waiting to pull the trigger on that one?
     
  10. Rabbit

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    I'm impressed!
     
  11. cghipp

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    I remembered the initial exchange because it seemed a bit surreal! I also have a tremendous capacity for retaining random, useless information. (Comes from a career in advertising.) But can I keep the same service motion from one week to the next? Forget about it!
     
  12. Rabbit

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    Yep, if it's a fact that won't make me a dime, I can't forget it....
     
  13. Heavy Metal Tennis Star

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    man, Mac is always a hissy fitter
     
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    Idol worship ! get real bud, - Kirby throughout his career was a gentleman and always had time for the fans, yes, he did have some bad times toward the end of his life and some were never proven. I never said the man was perfect, but a psychopath ? It's funny, but his wife Tonya was there at his memorial full of tears and accolades - there were problems, but he wasn't Attila the Hun (s?) !
     

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