Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by a529612, Sep 3, 2004.
What's with his deep and smokey voice?
Boris Becker is a real playboy... who knows what that dude's been doing in his personal life the last 10 years.
Women, divorce and tax evasion?
He's cooler than ever though--wish he'd be a guest on every broadcast. Made an otherwise boring match fun and exciting. He has some quality thoughts.
Looking pretty haggard these days
Anyone leading Becker's jet-set world of money life might look a bit haggard now and again.
He doesn't look as haggard as Mac or Gilbert. He really is a very observant guy.
:twisted: Boris is the man. Euro Star = smokey enviorments - I'm sure he's puffed his share of cigars on the beaches and resorts - clubs etc. I thought the same same thing after his 1st sentence. Nice quote of "short and quick - but only in the tennis sense". With all the euro players on the tour - Boris proved we need a Euro perspective that's been there done that. :!: :!:
He's on the most powerful drug of all, the one that Johnny Mac takes every day - narcissism. Look at the contrast between Boris' speech at the Hall of Fame and Agassi's intro of Steffi Graf. Agassi appreciates the game and his place in it. For these other guys the game is a platform for them, pure and simple.
Platform or not, he earned it; which is more than all of us can say. He didn't look haggard at all at the US Open(beyond his 35 years, that is - this coming from a 35 year old). He's a smart guy who has learned a lot from his past. Though I disagree with much of his ethics, except the tax evasion (His only mistake was NOT taking permanent residence in a less tax-greedy country), he is a good commentator, and not at all narcissistic when in the box.
He looks just like Scott Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots, in that pic.
Becker's got that whole "I'm not 35, look at my hair" thing going on. Roddick has the same hair style. Hell, I'd probably do the same thing if I had hair. Naaaaaa, I like the flat top too much.
As to Becker's place in the game, he certainly can say whatever he want. The man won Wimbledon at 17 (a boy among men) and continued to play an overpowering game until his retirement. He has been not a, but the primary mover and shaker in German tennis ever since his rise to the top of the game. He has won more and forgotten more about tennis than 90% of the planet, so if he wants to speak out on issues that he feels are wrong in tennis, I'm all for it. I'm not always going to agree, but I'm damn sure not going to say he's wrong or using it as some self-serving platform to massage his own ego.
["]He looks just like Scott Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots, in that pic."
I think the opposite is true, especially if you have to explain who Scott Weiland is. LOL
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