Originally Posted by Datacipher
LOL. Yes, well of course the irony is that the crowd is thinking, what a mature gentleman and sportsman....standing up for John.....
Mcenroe is thinking: what a colossal hypocrite!!!! What a faker!!! Now the fans love him even more!!! Here we go again!!!
McEnroe so envied Connors' ability to have the crowd in the palm of his hands. McEnroe could only dream of such a thing. Connors even told the crowd at one point "it would be a lot better if you would just shut the hell up and let us play", and the crowd applauded him. Had McEnroe done that, he'd have heard a crescendo of boos and hisses.