Mcenroe Rants...

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  1. takl23

    takl23 Semi-Pro

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    Does anyone watch the old man tour and see him still argue line calls. Does he do this to be funny? Or is he taking himself seriously? I think it's a riot when he flips out, but it is awkward is it not?


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  2. NickOlsen

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    It's a way of energizing himself. He usually starts dominating after doing it.
     
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  3. saram

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    I think it is awesome. Almost 50 years old and still has the fire in him that won him all those titles. And, Nick is right--he does well after getting fired up.
     
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  4. takl23

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    You're right he does do well. But last night I'm watching him play Courier in Dallas and he's laying into a line judge that looked like he was 70 years old! It's hard to take him seriously :) But that judge will have a good story to tell about how Johnny Mac laid into him about a line call....

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  5. CAM178

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    This is too easy, and I can't resist:

    "YOU CAN NOT BE SERIOUS!!!"
     
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  6. shintan17

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    I think it's 50/50..sometimes he does it for the audiences...but sometimes he is serious...I am watching the match against Phillipoussis (spelled wrong, maybe) on the TTC now, and J-Mac still plays unbelievably well for his age. He is definitely the best player in the World for his age by far.
     
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  7. Legend of Borg

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    I think most time he does it to entertain the crowd. Sometimes he is fired up and very serious about it. Its still great to see some rebel-like behaviour on the court thought, what with todays' nice guys, its a tought thing to see.
     
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  8. Mike Cottrill

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    What you don't see is how he acts when not on TV. His match against Cash he was out of control and dropping F this and A hole that. And when someone in the crowd said there are kids here, he continued. That person repeated that, and then he said "A$% hole, I heard you the first time". Now that is not playing the crowd. Yes, the line calls were horrible, but these were people who volunteered their time for free for this tournament. If he wants high caliber lines people, then get some professionals or install Mac Cam. Not a class act at all.
     
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    ^I saw the exact same thing in Memphis a year ago. He was out of control. Folks with kids were leaving he got so bad. One guy in the stands actually yelled at him to grow up. It wasn't an act. I do think, from his Tennis Channel snippet, that he thinks the crowd likes it. He's dead wrong.
     
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