Average American is so ill-informed on tennis

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by psYcon, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Sumo

    Sumo Semi-Pro

    Jan 9, 2010
    Chapel Hill
    Don't forget about the magic cold spray! It has saved countless lives this year alone!

    ps....I love soccer.
  2. underground

    underground Legend

    Apr 24, 2012
    LOL who cares ask the average guy on the street who's World Number 1 I can guarantee you 50%+ will say Roger Federer.
  3. BrooklynNY

    BrooklynNY Hall of Fame

    Sep 9, 2010
    Doesn't help that when ESPN did their intro to the Masters Cup finals... when they said #1 vs #2, they actually showed images/video of Federer when they said #1, and Nole when they said #2.

    This would lead the average fan to think that Fed is actually still #1, not Djokovic.

    Terrible trickery by ESPN that doesn't go unnoticed
  4. Rhino

    Rhino Legend

    Dec 4, 2005
    South of London, west of Moscow
    Are you joking? Have you ever been in Melbourne during the Australian Open? Everyone is talking tennis. Even old ladies in the hotel elevator will say "Good morning. Tomic played well last night didn't he?", or whatever else is going on at the Open.

    As a contrast, I've been in NYC during the US Open, and outside of the tournament grounds nobody seems to be aware of it at all. Once again, if I mention it they think I'm referring to golf.
  5. joeri888

    joeri888 G.O.A.T.

    Jan 23, 2008
    So now the real sports are about pain resistance and toughness? Than what the hell are you doing on a tennis forum? Go watch some boxing! Like tennis, real football (the name itself tells ya it's more suited to the real than to american football) not only asks a player to be physically fit. It also requires great flexibility, coordination, technique, ball control and skill. Whereas like you say, american football is mostly about being tough. It's a bit like your crazy ass Hulk Hogan fightacting... Americans just like your imagination being stretched so far that you are not jealous of that person doing this stuff anymore. You want to be comfortable in your chair.

    Anyways, it's not like europeans are the only ones liking football. They adore football from China, to India, to Africa, to south America. You on the other hand are kinda on your own. That's why tennis and football are my two favourite sports: 1) it's worldwide 2) it takes a lot of SKILL instead of fysical power.

    Anyways, like some people here already mentioned. Americans dont care if its worldwide. They just care if theres one of theirs winning.
  6. Alchemy-Z

    Alchemy-Z Hall of Fame

    Dec 14, 2010
    Augusta, GA
    only thing harder than being a tennis fan in America.

    is being a F1 fan
  7. namelessone

    namelessone Legend

    Jul 26, 2009
    F1 is in weak era now anyways.

    I'm not even a big motorsports fan but I watched every Sunday to see the Schumacher-Hakkinen duels.
  8. LaneMyer

    LaneMyer Rookie

    Oct 14, 2012
    Satire is indeed dead. I'm not a soccer hater, bro. Just keep the "real football" garbage for soccer forums. If you don't think the theatrics of Euro soccer players isn't a major factor in the general lack of popularity of the sport in North America then you're kidding yourself. And save the "skill" argument for someone else. You're a soccer and tennis fan because that's what's popular and ingrained in the culture of whatever country you're from. (I'm assuming UK from your spelling). Otherwise you'd be a baseball fan because there is no greater sport of skill than baseball.
  9. Goosehead

    Goosehead Legend

    Nov 2, 2012
    A bloke in Brighton, England.
    thats because they wanted to take her into the cloakroom boris becker style..and give her one :oops::)
  10. Bobby Jr

    Bobby Jr Legend

    Jul 5, 2010
    Yeah, if there are two countries which are noted for an extremely high amount of playing and following sports in general it's Australia and New Zealand.

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