We have a winner in buthurt journalism

OhYes

Legend

Name: Mark Reason
Occupation: Rugby related journalist
Accomplishments: Articles made as a response for his drivels such as "A reasoned response to the unreasonable Mark Reason, who is bad" or "Mark Reason is a Fukin Idiot"
His newest release: "
Novak Djokovic is too ungodly to ever be called the greatest"

Quotes from his masterpiece:
"Everything about the Serb is just a bit off. It starts with the haircut. It's like an 'Action Man' doll cut. It's military. Has a hair moved in the past 10 years? The cut must make sense for tennis. No floppy hair flicking drops of sweat into your eyes. But it's just not Borg or McEnroe or Gerulaitis or Federer or Nadal. It's all just a bit more Ivan Lendl."
"Then there's the clothes.With Djokovic you sometimes think that 'Nole' is short for Nostyle. He has those ironed creases in his clothes that never move. And they always look brand new. Djokovic forever looks like a boy heading off for his first day at school. "
"But perhaps what defines Djokovic as much as anything is the way he plays tennis. When he beat Nadal in Melbourne it was like watching a machine play. It was one of the most brilliant grand slam performances of the past ten years and yet it left you cold. Watching Djokovic practise a couple of hours before his semifinal match, he just couldn't hit the wide, flat first serve into the advantage court. The machine was malfunctioning. "
"He does not have the grace of Federer or the muscular Rambo of the heavier Nadal. "
"Djokovic keeps hitting shots that most of us could sometimes hit, but does it with percentages near 100 per cent. It's ungodly. "
"But if Djokovic wins again (Wimbledon), and he starts at almost even money favourite, can we bear the thought of starting to think that he just may be the greatest ever. Is winning enough? Do statistics triumph more than human factors. "


Icing on the cake - quoting Kyrgios as opinion that matters:

"He's a champion of the sport, one of the greatest we'll ever see. Honestly I think he will get the grand slam count. I think he will pass Federer... No matter how many grand slams he wins he will never be the greatest for me simply because I've played him twice and I'm sorry, but if you can't beat me, you're not the greatest of all time."
Happily a nine-year-old grabbed Kyrgios at last week's Queen's tournament and asked Kyrgios about this business of greatness.

Vuk said: "Don't forget Novak Djokovic."
Who?" Kyrgios replied.
"Novak Djokovic," said Vuk
"Who's that?" said Kyrgios.
"He's the Serbian tennis player."
"Oh yeah, I think I know him."

It's knockabout stuff but there's a human truth in there."

Was there any tennis champion in history, and I am talking about Sampras heights here, so blatantly provoked, discredited and slandered as Novak Djokovic is through his whole career ?
How is it even possible that as journalist you allow yourself to write such trash of column about any sport giant just because he isn't your cup of tea ?
 

EasyGoing

Professional
That's no journalist, he could very well be a hater at TTW. But to be honest, "the Serb plays like a machine" is quite a common topic here, and I chuckled a bit at the NOstyLE comment :))
 

OhYes

Legend
That's no journalist, he could very well be a hater at TTW. But to be honest, "the Serb plays like a machine" is quite a common topic here, and I chuckled a bit at the NOstyLE comment :))
I mean, plying with words (NOstyLE) is nice and all, but has it even some truth in it ? Djokovic certainly has class when it comes choosing clothes.
 

bjk

Hall of Fame
He does give the appearance of an alien doing his best impression of a human being. I saw him practice with Troicki once and Vajda was clowning around while Djokovic was dead serious, so he seems to recognize that he needs somebody around to lighten things up. He would be more liked if he could stop trying to be a nice guy and was a little more the real, sarcastic Djokovic that he probably is in private.
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
can we bear the thought of starting to think that he just may be the greatest ever.

How pathetic is this? So Djokovic isn't allow to become the greatest ever because people like this guy can't bear the thought?
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
can we bear the thought of starting to think that he just may be the greatest ever.

How pathetic is this? So Djokovic isn't allow to become the greatest ever because people like this guy can't bear the thought?
Good thing that he is irrelevant.

:cool:
 

Raining hopes

Hall of Fame
Why do you use that slur?
I use all kinds of slurs.
Because I am edgy useless teen looking to impress people by uttering words I don't even know significance of. Because uttering something foul needs no effort and that makes me feel powerful and in control.




Nah ,in reality, I use it just because that word is censored (I understand why, but it's still it is a relatively playful jab )
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
Good thing that he is irrelevant.

:cool:
I wonder if it is hairy envy since he immediately picks up on that, and the first thing I notice looking at his photo is his hair. To hate on someone because of their hair for someone who considers himself a journalist in a sport that has nothing to do with what the hair is doing is just bizarre.
 

Grampa

Semi-Pro
I wonder if it is hairy envy since he immediately picks up on that, and the first thing I notice looking at his photo is his hair. To hate on someone because of their hair for someone who considers himself a journalist in a sport that has nothing to do with what the hair is doing is just bizarre.
If there are two physical attributes of Novak I envy most it's his hair and height. It's like made of LEGO hair, it's in just fabulous condition; dense and yet looks soft when a bit long. Height is self explanatory.
 
I use all kinds of slurs.
Because I am edgy useless teen looking to impress people by uttering words I don't even know significance of. Because uttering something foul needs no effort and that makes me feel powerful and in control.




Nah ,in reality, I use it just because that word is censored (I understand why, but it's still it is a relatively playful jab )
What is playful about it?
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
I wonder if it is hairy envy since he immediately picks up on that, and the first thing I notice looking at his photo is his hair. To hate on someone because of their hair for someone who considers himself a journalist in a sport that has nothing to do with what the hair is doing is just bizarre.
I think that it is just a guy looking for attention/clicks and riding the sensibilities of people that are biased anyway. This "article" is a complete waste of time.

:cool:
 

Imperator

Professional
I wonder if it is hairy envy since he immediately picks up on that, and the first thing I notice looking at his photo is his hair. To hate on someone because of their hair for someone who considers himself a journalist in a sport that has nothing to do with what the hair is doing is just bizarre.
The part about his hair was so moronic that I thought it was just a prank.
 

Azure

Legend
Very biased writing. It is sad that pieces such as these are called 'opinion' articles in newspapers these days. I now wish Nole wins and rubs it in his face lol.
 

EloQuent

G.O.A.T.
Novak’s hair is the kind that just keeps growing outward if he doesn’t cut it

I’d rather be bald haha
I'd probably have said the same thing, but being honest for a second, losing your hair really sucks. But I don't do any comb overs, it is what it is.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
I'm sorry but it was too hard to stop laughing at that bozo haircut to actually read anything he had to say. :laughing: Why give anything like this any energy? The dude is just a clown, which was obvious when he had to quote Kyrgios as some evidence to back up his bull. Nothing to see here.
 

augustobt

Legend
He got you guys to read his column, and he got you guys talking about his column. That means that his column was a success.
That's the problem of today's journalism, specially sportive. We had that idiot from the golf website talking loads of fecal matter but it was good, as it "generated clicks and interest".
 

George Turner

Hall of Fame
He actually makes good points.

For Djokovic fans the joy is him winning. If he doesn't win there's no joy in watching him, same as there's no joy watching Coric. (A Djokovic without the titles.)

Djokovic becoming GOAT would be like Nick Faldo (golf) or Mark Selby (Snooker) becoming GOAT. They are both ruthless, mechanical players who win without any joy for the spectators. The average fan flocks to watch Seve Ballesteros or Ronnie O sullivan instead, because they're entertainers. Same with Federer.
 
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