17 Burst results for "Connors Mcenroe"
"connors mcenroe" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"Record all right so You've you've touched on a lot there. And i'm and i'm just going up front say that i'm sure i got a lot wrong on the radio. Show the other day or on the podcast. I'm sorry with tommy. Because mark down to me and he said you know. I'd love to come on love the update you because obviously we were winging it and look here is my t been my perception in and you have changed it and i've done a lot of reading over the weekend on the obviously Changed it i you know i remember growing up. You know not only being a ball boy that one summer but going to this tournament because i love tennis i play tennis. I had a lot of people in my life that were into tennis so every summer. You know we hooked it down to sixteenth and kennedy for at least a night or two to watch the tournament and i remember the tournament from going from a clay court tournament with a lot of south american. You know players to the hardcore Hardcourts tournament in in the eighties that started to attract all. The guys is a lead up to the open. I i remember going to sing. Becker and seeing lendl so many times and seeing connors and seeing mcenroe and other players during that era and then agassi was a mainstay. You know as it was chang if i recall and others you know during the ninety s but the truth is mark in recent years and i think it coincides with sort of tennis. In general. my interest in tennis has waned. I used to be a massive tennis fan. I can go back and tell you about you. Know super saturday at the open and eighty four with the three matches that went the distance. You know with cash and lendl and martina and chrissie connors mcenroe and the thing ended at eleven thirty. At night i was up early. Sunday mornings for mcenroe borg eighty and eighty one. Like i remember all that stuff. And i was so into it but i'm not as much anymore and i think the country is a whole. Obviously it's not nearly as popular of a sport. So i apologize for not being totally up to speed and when you said it's the fifth largest tournament in the. Us is that prize money based everything. Attendance prize. Money quality of field. It's it's all. Yeah there's the us open which is a grand slam. There's three what's called one thousand of them. Which are miami indian wells and cincinnati big amounts and then what are the one five.
"connors mcenroe" Discussed on PTI
"Don't see them winning the series but milwaukee's got to continue to play smart the whole game not just in stretches. Stop jacking up the threes and figure out what it is that most effective for you and your former. Mvp mike. i don't know they had forty seven threes. They made sixteen and they won. Maybe coach knows a little bit more about his theme than you. And i know about fourteen more threes than the nets we move on novak djokovic came from two sets down to beat stephanos cincy boss in five cents yesterday. Joke of its won the french open for the second time. He has won all four majors multiple times and only rod laver. Roy emerson ever did that. Joke of it's now has nineteen majors. One shy of roger federer and rafael doll. And he's got the first two already this year. Plus he's defending champion wimbledon. We'll bundy now. Think he's likely to go down as the best ever here. Yeah i mean you. And i've watched tennis all our lives and we can judge some of these things without numbers. Of course there's two or three generations subsequent to us and that's all they know how to do is judge numbers. They'll say well. I didn't see borgen roy. Emerson was he from the fourteenth century. So nobody's gonna actually be smart about this of the last couple of generations ago. Throw numbers at you. Well let's throw numbers because when you were a head-to-head better than the two people that were talking about in this threesome. It's easier to make the case. I texted you yesterday. Of course and i was just trying to get under your skin knowing that you're not a joke of guy. I mentioned jack nicklaus round on your face even though we were three thousand miles apart but tone. You're going to have to come around on some of this. I mean when you went on every surface you win multiple times. You win more in these places than the great historic figures which we do know in did watch and now you're beating your peers. Who people think are the goat tone. You have much to stay dog going forward. I don't like joke. Which i don't think he is gifted as somebody artistic in tennis federal. I don't think. I don't think his style is particularly appealing. And and i've said this before. But i watched him play the doll from most of that match and i watched again cincy poss for little of that match. And even when djokovic was down he struck me as the dominating player his physical conditioning must be the best tennis because mike. He's thirty five and ten time in five set matches. That's an astonishing record. It as you say head-to-head he's better than the doll head to head. He's better than federal. He would have won the. Us open last year if he wasn't tossed because he hit that lines woman with the ball. He's likely to win. Four or five or six more majors and this is the testing thirty one. This tells me why. I'm going to have to eat it. After the age of thirty he has seven majors. Nidal has six. Federer has four labor has four sampras has won jimmy connors who was a great player forever has to. So what am i gonna say. What am i gonna say you're right. You're going to continue to rail like yesterday. Tony i i look at it too. I like to certain artistry. Which means i think about mcenroe and borg but you know what remember linda started late. We didn't want to accept lindell being as good as connors mcenroe and board. But you know what tony ultimately in terms of grand slam championship when he he. He's right there with and on that. Seven eight category. It's look jokers gonna is a good day for one joke that such a good day for another joker in the sports while yesterday. But this joker tennis's joker what's going to be as resting number twenty five. He's playing so well with the older as a little brady magic on twenty five twenty six majors telling he'll he'll have them and i'll keep comparing him to larry holmes and not mohammed ali and. I'll be wrong. Let's take a break coming.
"connors mcenroe" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Had some tennis yesterday. That i was watching it. I was kind of going in and out. You've got yoka. Vich shoe a won. The french open is nineteenth major. And that's one shy of the all time record. That's currently shared by roger federer. Rafa doll in yoka vich or jovic is thirty. Four and has a great chance to surpass his to longtime foes. We spent a lot of time talking about tiger woods. Chasing jack nicklaus and that major but in america. Men's tennis majors aren't a topic. That's because none of the big three are american. And we've invested in serena williams but it's a tricky record to wrap your head around jovic better than pete sampras or rod laver bjorn borg the sport. They played a day as a whole lot different than it was thirty or forty years ago. Health medicine allow these players to compete for a longer period of time and the racket. Certainly help as well. We all know for sure that yokich jovic is an all time player and all time athlete no matter how much we don't talk about tennis and him also to be able to do it. In the era where you have nadal and federer who have one thirty nine majors between them and then you get djokovic. Who i mean. It's pretty incredible that you're able to win. It'd be like if somebody played in the tiger woods era and they one nine majors but they didn't tiger just dominated everybody. These are two of the greatest players of all time. You can make a case that federal is the greatest player of all time but in his era joke a bitch has nineteen grand slams. Having rivals helps didn't feel like pete sampras had rival. they're connors mcenroe bjorn borg yvonne. Lindow you know having that rivalry. That's what you wanna chris. Evert with martina. I don't know if serena's really had arrival but to be able to have. That rivalry makes those victory. Stand down even more and you have nadal. Who's the greatest clay court player of all time. And you dusty moth in four sets federer the to me is still the greatest player the although you can make a case in a different air rod laver was the greatest player of all time. But with what better. And i the the reason why i go back to federer is when i asked pete sampras about this years ago i said what do you think of federer and he said he will attempt shots that i can't even think about like i don't even have that in my imagination and he's he's attempting though shots pulling those off. That says an awful lot about here's sampras. With what sixteen grand slam events looking at roger federer and just the fact that what. He does how he does it. He's doing things that i wouldn't even think of doing is far as a shot there but joe bitches incredible i mean really at. That's it didn't look like he was working up sweat and he always looks like he's he's visiting a country club. He's going into play tennis at the club. Sherzer perfectly starched increases in his his shirt that he was wearing his hair. He doesn't look out of sorts at all whereas the doll did. The doll looked like he played. You know ten sets but a. That's pretty impressive. That's nineteen majors. He's thirty four years of age but to have these three. That's remarkable now. You go back to boxing where you had sugar ray tommy hearns. You had marvelous marvin hagler to win. Titles in that era. Because that's who you had to go through. That's pretty incredible now. They don't face each other's many times as you do in tennis but what joe kebich did yesterday was pretty pretty impressive. Yup oh you're right about jokes..
"connors mcenroe" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Partners, numbering nearly 400 cities around America. Uh, You had, uh, Some tennis yesterday that I I was watching and I was kind of going in and out. You got Yoka vich who, uh, won the French open his 19th major, and that's one shy of the all time record that's currently shared by Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal in Djokovic or Djokovic is 34 has a great chance to surpass his two longtime foes. You know, we spent a lot of time talking about Tiger Woods chasing Jack Nicklaus and that major But in America men's tennis majors are in a topic. That's because none of the big Three are American. And, uh, we've invested in Serena Williams. But it's a tricky record to wrap your head around. Is Djokovic better than Pete Sampras or Rod Laver? Bjorn Borg? The sport they play today is a whole lot different than it was 30 or 40 years ago. Health medicine allow these players to compete for a longer period of time. And, uh, the racket certainly help as well. We all know for sure that, uh Djokovic or Djokovic is an all time player and all time athlete, no matter how much we do or don't talk about tennis and him Also to be able to do it in the era where you have Nadal and Federer, who have won 39 majors between them. And then you get Uh, Djokovic, who I mean it's pretty incredible that you're able to win it be like if somebody played in the Tiger Woods era, and they won. Nine majors. But they didn't because Tiger just dominated everybody. These are two of the greatest players of all time. You can make a case that Federer is the greatest player of all time, but in his era Djokovic. Has 19 Grand slams. Having rivals helps Didn't feel like Pete Sampras had a rival Their Connors, McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Yvonne Lindo. Having that rivalry. That's what you want. Chris Everett with Martina I don't know if Serena's really had arrival, but to be able to have that rivalry makes those victory stand out even more. And you have Nadal, who is the greatest clay court player of all time. And you dust him off in four sets. Federer, uh, to me is still the greatest player. Although you can make a case in a different era, Rod Laver was the greatest player of all time. But with what Federer and I the reason why I go back to Federer is when I asked Pete Sampras about this years ago. I said, you know, what do you think of Federer and he said he will attempt shots that I can't even think about like. I don't even have that in my imagination, And he's He's attempting those shots and pulling those off. That says an awful lot about you know, here's Sampras with what 16 Grand Slam events looking at Roger Federer and just the fact that what he does how he does it. He's doing things that I wouldn't even think of doing as far as shot there. But, uh Djokovic is incredible. I mean, really at that. It didn't look like he was working up a sweat, and he always looks like he's he's visiting a country club. He's going into play tennis at the club. You know his short, sir, perfectly starched increases in his his shirt that he was wearing his hair. He he doesn't look out of swords at all. Where is the doll did The doll looked like he had played, You know, 10 sets But that's pretty impressive. That's 19 majors. He's 34 years of age. But to have these three That's remarkable. Now you go back to boxing where you had sugar Ray Tommy Hearns. You had marvelous Marvin Hagler like to win titles in that era, because that's who you had to go through. That's pretty incredible. Now. They don't face each other as many times as you do in tennis. But what? Uh Djokovic did yesterday was pretty, uh, pretty impressive. Yeah, You're right about Djokovic. She doesn't seem to be a big sweater and remember early his career he wore. He went up top button He used to have, like the Polo shirt. He Yeah, he was so, uh, composed. He would go top button like I don't even need to unbutton twice to get you take it out. Look, I'm looking at pictures of him. He looks like he's it's the fifth set. He looks He's just starting the match. Don't make me unbutton this next button. I don't want to do that to you know time, Yes, McLovin. So I think this is appropriate impossible to great athlete like if we put a pole as he overrated, underrated, properly rated or impossible to rate because if he passed his Federer in the major records Do we have to say he's better than Federer or And you said You said you can't compare Murad labor. I don't I think he's impossible to rate. Yes, I think I would say Federer is still the best player that I've seen on all the surfaces, his athleticism. But Nadal fascinates me. Probably more one dimensional with with clay and that that's what stood out even more is That he lost on clay. He doesn't lose on clay. And the fact that Djokovic was able to beat him in four sets was was really remarkable and build a bitch was down two sets yesterday. So you down 02. And then all of a sudden it's like, um, Yeah, alright. Gave the crowd you know, it's almost like when a Floyd Mayweather carried one of the Paul brothers like you're just like, Yeah. All right. I think it's time to end this now we're done. And he just went boom boom boom, And that was it. All right..
"connors mcenroe" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Right. They have the talent there. They just can't win when it when it matters. Um, this'd the first step, but they still have a lot of a long way to go before we have this ultimate belief in them. Oh, yeah. No, I I can't. Can't anoint them or I can't come with that sort of conviction. Yet the first all one thing I've learned all my years watching basketball. I personally learn a lot more in, you know, in tight games, and I do routes like to me. You know, you go back to Game one where it's a two point game. That's over time. You know, look at the volley back and forth E changed the exchange of execution That will tell you you know where the match of advantages are ways. There's disadvantages, etcetera, and that'll give you a little bit of better, sensible kind of Syria's. You might have not not just these two teams any team around You know, team gets red hot. They drill. They take 53 threes. They had a ton of them. They just You know, the Miami Converse is like 20 something percent. Everything goes wrong. Like I almost take nothing away from last night except that Miami is now down to Whoa, ho, too. Whereas if they would have lost last night won 13 what are 611 on 91 of four. I'd say, you know, all right, As I thought. The bucks are a little bit better. It's tight, but the bucks or just a little bit, But I know that that sounds like a contradiction like if you route somebody That should be the evidence that you need, but These guys at the embassy is so streaky that I don't I really don't extrapolated ton from last, but it has there Then they got their second wind, but it hasn't usually It's not streaky like this, that that's that's what that's what I'm saying. When it is when it becomes streaky. I almost discarded and I've got to go back to Different points of evaluation. Because when you're up by 20, and everybody's feeling good, I got this banging this cripple. Let me cross you up. Boom. This guy's open. We're gonna deal in open court it at that level with those players. It goes a right quick and 15 becomes 30 fast. Yeah, I want to see the half court. I want to see Was. I just think Miami's gonna find a way to win the third game. I do. We'll see. Not totally surprised that the Denver Nuggets one last night. Did you see that? I'm sure he did, but the stretch in the second quarter Right before half. I mean, Damian Lillard, man. Damian Lillard's got to get on a team that has got a chance to win a championship. Damian Little there needs to play in an MBA finals before it's too late. It's not happening with this team. It's not because, uh, nerve, which looked good. To start the game and then and then it became this guy can't you don't think about it because you think of him or is he off of what he does Offensively he can't defend. Hey, can't he can't stay with these faster. Power forwards and even sinners. And then eventually he found out once he found out Joker went nuts on this team. I'm joker was 15 to 20. I did whatever. He had 38 points 15 to 20 from the field. They just know there's no there's no resistance for heavy only played 30 minutes. That's what I mean. There was no resistance now and you know when the game for a start to CJ McCollum comes down, he drills the three pointer and then And then they're up like I don't know. Seven zip or whatever. It was seven to whatever the original score was, like, all right, poorly, my hang a little bit of thinking shoot, and then it just got it Got it flip the other way quick really quickly, And there was no resistance because the Portland just cannot play a viable defense against teams that can score. I mean, Denver scored 42 points in the second quarter, you know, and for all the good feelings about Carmelo's, you know, a little bit of a throwback game in Game one. Means plus minus is almost minus 30 last night, you know, And if he's if he's not hitting threes, which is pretty much all he does at this point, you've got a tremendous liability out there, so I think there were some people who were worried about Denver. Because of the ability of endless McCollum's good too, But I mean the transcendent gifts of Lillard. You hope you just see when it's even what it's remotely close. And without Jamal Murray, it's obviously closer. Yeah. I mean, his team always has that puncher's chance unless he's just completely outmatched, right where there is just his monster disparity in talent, Danny A. Littler gives his team As much of a chance to win as any player in the NBA when it's somewhat competitive. What it's somewhat close. Really. I don't think people look at it that way, because you look at it is different measurements, the MVPs and how many championships But you know to be fair to somebody like a littler, whose talents are just I know where everybody knows He's great, but he still doesn't get to shine that he should Maybe partly where he is. Maybe I don't know. He's just he's an unstoppable force. That's five minute sequence was banging in those triples. It was 32 points in the first half says there was he going for 60 tonight? Hey, didn't but it was. It was a heck of a performance and obviously get three more games tonight, and we'll see what shakes out with that. Hey, listen, there's nothing like a good rivalry, especially in individual sports. Remember Connors, McEnroe, Connors and McEnroe When we were young, like they had real frost, right, Tiger Phil for.
"connors mcenroe" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline
"Number one ranking for three hundred and eleven weeks which past roger federer's record roger federer's back in action. We have event in the middle east in europe and south america and mexico today though. Our guest is a united states tennis executive. it's mike douse. He is the ceo and executive director of the usda. He took the job in late. Twenty nineteen and as he tells us seventy five days in covert hits and it was a much different first year there was however some silver lining one of them was the staging of the twenty twenty. Us open Also tennis participation has gone up twenty two percent year over year a lot of that of course owes to covid socially distanced sport We all have extra time on our hands but Tennis participation rate in the us surging which is great news. That we talk about that we talk about how to build on that On that encouraging news and we talk about professional tennis. To what extent do we need tennis pros to spark participation. The women's side is doing its share. men less. Oh do we need connors mcenroe. Several career changdu. We need players like that to spur more participation so It's a good conversation. We wind up talking about the twenty twenty one. Us open guarded. Optimism is the catchphrase there. So here's a fun conversation. With mike douse ceo and executive director of the usda. How are you aware you orlando today at our campus and working outta year for the last few months or you have you Relocated down there. I did yet and I hear campuses microcosm of of our tennis world right now or public. Our local programming's up in busy but anything that involves travel and international or national players is not happening yet Let's we'll we'll get to that and we'll get to what with this. Uso that looks like Thanks where you can eight john. I'm home in new york For a few days anyway Trying to stay off the road but it's not working out so well The traffic bunch lately but Yeah i don't know if you've been. Have you been up here much. Things are things are getting better. I gotta say since the tournament actually in there. I wasn't really there right. I was call the berlin. The long island mary in the center and that was it. I couldn't go anywhere. It was lockdown We are We'll get there guardedly optimistic Will be in a different place. this year. let's let's start with the good news so we're in the middle of the australian open we get a we all get a release vo calls from the usda With the survey data the participation was up twenty two percent. I believe right. We not insignificant now contact steady which is a physical activity council and they study against dozens if not hundreds of sports and tennis came out as one of the v. Leaders twenty twenty and participation growth. It was up four million new players. Roughly seventeen nine hundred. Twenty one million people play tennis last year and Let's live stress that you did not commission this This is this was independent. I mean i guess the the assumption is. Kobe played a significant role here. Is there more to it than that. No absolutely. I mean the silver lining to kobe is did open people's awareness to tennis and we say think about we were hibernating or or Corn team. what's everything we missed right. We miss france which was socialization. We missed physical exercise We even missed intellectual stimulation. Tennis provides all that. So i think once it was confirmed that tennis balls don't transmit the virus in that of a safe to get out and play tennis it skyrocketed and says been possum. Do we know Do more about the data with age groups or what parts of the country or what the circumstances were still drilling down on it. So the numbers. We released what they call the top line results. We do know through the ti. The tennis industry association. That junior tennis rackets were up nearly thirty percent in sales last year. So we know of big chunk of housing players. Were definitely young young players out. How do we. How do we parlay that. How do we get these people to stick around or get them new accelerate how often they're playing. That's the big question right. In the we're optimistic we can do it Working closely many to back. Backup to give some context. Janet viki remember. This would not panic it. It actually was the worst case scenario right. All our facilities were closed are teaching professionals out of business. We did a survey. It was ninety. Two percent tennis facilities were closed gas almost a year ago to maybe next week at the end of this month march and we got the industry together was called. Ti you in. This was yellow. That super tennis resolve teaching professional organizations. Collegiate tennis manufacturers. We all came together in the pudding. Grants in place to help these clubs. His teaching pros and coaches get through not having worked in customers coming in and now we're taking that same approach to engaging these players so we need the industry to be here ready see then given great lessons great programs get over that learning curve that sometimes a little steeper new players and once they get through that we're really confident they'll realize tennessee's sport Score the lifetime. Where are you getting players to. I mean. I think that's something that tennis is struggling with but that this is tend to realization that this sports really hard and that the learning curve like you say the learning too steep. Wh what do you. What do you support what. What do you advocate for in terms of getting kids especially to stick around until sport. That doesn't always pay immediate dividends. Yeah that's a great question giant wanting learned in the last year. There's not one way to enjoy tennis. We don't want to be too prescriptive on that In what we're saying around the halls of the us ta is you know. We used to be a very program based organization we might be a service based organization. Would that means as providers people that provide tends to be both. There's so many great ways for people to enjoy task. Wanna be able to service the whole tennessee assistant allowing him to do that. Some kids have red orange green balls. If you're familiar with that you know. It's the low impression bulbs that make the sport easier. There's cardio tennis for people who wanna go. Office have physical exercise during tennis. Their social leagues competitive tournaments. So i think the key is making its awareness making sure all these new players know there's so many ways to enjoy sport not just the rigid tournament were structured. We talk about the challenges in the second. But what else do you take. A sign of optimism. What what else are you pleased about or see as a positive trend. I would say you know. I johnny Twenty twenty was might first year. In when if i look back one of the highlights and reflections i have is when the crisis hit. Everyone came together. And i went on a pretty expensive of listening tour before the pandemic yet in not one group out there to the buying didn't pass growing sport and making it happen and there was a lot of similarities that people were sharing. They were all working separately. We really brought everyone together. So that's one thing. I'm most optimistic about and i'm going to call you on john.
"connors mcenroe" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline
"You can't take eighty nine pound Chris. Evert ORT Tracy Austin. Chris was a little bit more physical. But you can't take those those players out and then have them transformed and had them placed Serena just wouldn't it wouldn't even wouldn't even look like something that could happen. Obviously if Tracy Austin was playing. Today's gave her jeans for the game. Does change so tracy awesome place today? She's a different player. She trains differently. she hits the ball way harder. She's using the equipment so so. I think it's harder to do that. But you're right. I mean I think the biggest difference with one of my favorite things to do in general is just watched Djokovic. Highlights. Just watch him. That's we we need to. We need to acknowledge that right is my favorite is is my guy. love Look but it's so fun that and I think that's part of the thing that I love about Tana's is I love dogs and I love veteran. I don't dislike anybody in the in the top players. I think it was different. What it was connors McEnroe at boring. You pick the favorite you rooted against the others. We'll what's to root against any of those three. I mean they're Ju and and throw Anne Marie and there and throw on rink in there. They're all joyous in so many ways but Jovic is my guy and and the thing that I love watching Djokovic is how much court he covers. It's it's it's not comparable it's just it's the Yvonne Lindow was the was the fittest player of his day. And and got to a lot of balls and you know Makarova's obviously physically during gifted even if he didn't necessarily work out too hard and Agassi was the same way you know physically gifted in workout that heart disease early. I mean they. They couldn't get two balls the guy can get to. I mean it's it's just a different thing you have to hit however many winners you have to hit to beat Jovovich. Those guys certainly with the equipment they were using they never could have gotten him off the court ever. There's just there's no Oz ability for hitting the ball at good enough angle. Hard enough to to to be Djokovic with without modern equipment and and being physically you know dominate the way the players are today. I mean He. It's just a different. It's a different level. I think what's your what's your definition of great. I feel like I mean it's part of the great fun of this but part of the fundamental problem this whole discount. We haven't even agreed on a definition and we have this sort of hollow ill-fitting frustrating word of greatest adding even Patty defined that. It's a great. It's a great point. John you know when you when you talk about. Or what do people end up doing? They ended up talking about. Who won the most Grand Slams right? I mean it just it just comes down to some sort of simple number and I think at that went golf with Tiger Tiger has to pass Jack Nicholas. Most majors to be considered the greatest. But but even Jack Nicklaus will tell you he was gonna Players Tiger Woods in his prime so so what is greatest? I mean I think you look those three. I mean you know and I think the conversation really. Does you have to start with those three. Just because of the length of time that they were so great and and you know in the fact. That game is so different. Now it's not to Knock Rob Labor your borger or any of those guys. It's just different and I think when you start with those three. How do you even you know how to even define greatness among them? I mean there's no question rough on the doll's greatest clay or player ever lived. I mean yeah. It's like his his surface is it's he owns. It owns that so so. Are you going to say anybody else's the greatest player when if you've played him on clay the doll would be the favorite would likely win? I mean it's it's so that's different but then it anybody really change sort of the the the level of the game the way Federer dead. I mean he came along at a time where where number one was was being passed around from player to player and and it was such a different a different. You know everybody was sort of trying to figure out after Sampras and Agassi what was next. And and then this guy's the one of the two or three best players and off de best players for the next twenty years. I mean it's it's lunacy and then you know my feelings about Joker Bench. I I just think he's he's taking it one more level up. So yeah you you define greatness basically by the way I look at it as sort of assume we looked at the baseball one hundred and the way people of thought about that. You a player that you want to be the greatest and then you just defined it around. You know the argument backwards. I feel like that's what people do with you know. Should we care about personal disposition and the fans say yes absolutely credit to the sport look at Rogers Philanthropy? And he's a gentleman and he doesn't get find I mean I feel like these goal post moves. Let me I mean. Actually you know what? Let's let's stay on. The you mentioned. Bill Tilden who Perhaps a best player the first half of twentieth century. Also there were corrupting minors morals. Were do we care about the constitution and disposition these mushy sort of good good guy and good woman credit to the Game Citizenship Award Type Category? Well doing care. I mean I guess it depends on what you're trying to to to define right. I mean that's that's sort of gets back to your question. What is great? I mean if somebody said to me look. Nobody has done more for the sport than Roger Federer Right. If somebody says to me that he he took a sport that was sort of scattered about and and and not only played at a level that that That had never been seen before not only lasted longer than anybody else. But also his philanthropy and also is credited sport he he brought a Cla- St ten is that that is a.
"connors mcenroe" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"And I fell get ready to heat up a little bit and and really said no at issue this is amazing what you were just with no one yeah so I did this of member billions vanished it was like eighty guys in a form of football players SO divine curse he still looks like a monster couple of the a players over the years Donovan McNab was down there and I came in from doing a photo booth assignment down in in Chantilly Virginia is that that that was expo center hundreds and thousands of memorabilia pieces out there and per know what occurred was walking in front of me and he was talking trash and I don't know who is who is yelling that but he is the is just like boxes do and and I in a sense that sweet pea what is like yes I turned around and I met him set a low and then he left and went on to do whatever he was doing and the guy who was who I was who is bring me around like many still got the sweetest thing is like his hands are so fast great defensive fighter great different the stills quickly he can he can still move even though obviously he's he was fifty five years old and I woke up today and saw that he passed away down in Virginia beach in the matter which you pay it by car and the it's it's life is so fragile down and you never know when it's going to be over because he did he was and he was a great great use Olympic hero let Baqir in eighty four yeah right and I didn't know about a lot of these things I'll re looked it up Hey really seems for time division a different for different divisions a champion in may he was he was it was it's just weird to see somebody one day and then they're gone the neck yeah especially what he as you describe so vibrant physical settle so exactly how horrendous news not just for the boxing community but for everybody that love sports so why yeah you would Texas this morning obvious and they want to get that out but and even if you wore with a month Saturday we would reference yeah of course is right this is my life is fragile yep is fragile yet appreciate every single moment no doubt no doubt tough transition you into the tennis over the weekend I pretend to like that I consider this perspective yeah I do that to something that's popular I can tell you know I only get into it around the grand slams and maybe because when I was playing I went to a lot of the U. S. open's isn't you know I I was football guys the football star could come to the right side go it was you see people you hang else part social event but the sea is a really good tennis and specially on the women's side back when I was playing but as I was watching this and and I think it only pop to mind B. T. because of what we talked about two or so weeks ago about Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who are avid this unbelievable robbery instant in so you know strong in fact at least the doll success on clay the Roger Federer hadn't played on clay for six seven years and he finally went back because he'd be them five times in a row and an outside of clay is like I can get him now and he loses lose it to him again and obviously Rafael Nadal wins is eighteen a grand slam at the at the French Open and then to watch this match between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer yesterday as over Berkowitz a thousand he loves tennis and we were watching it outside and it was just epic like you just saw it coming from you know the first set that that federal one or that the doll one Djokovic one and then the second set were a joke of it just got blown out he was six one the third set was a tie break same thing happen Djokovic wanted the force that gets you sweet basically swept again it's like man this is like this is really back and forth and then they went into the first ever twenty five eight game fifth set because they changed the the the the extra the the the rules a little bit and it was just it was also right if you were watching it and you like and appreciate tennis it was awesome it just made me think how because in the United States and a lot of this is probably because there's not a lot of American men that are good you don't pay attention to it until you get to these entities of these these grand slams and but what we're seeing is in the bigger picture is probably one of the greatest like three way rivalries in all in the history of sport right because you think about all of these guys are all come the ball completed the career slam right thumb out Djokovic Nadal and Federer's they've all won the double digits grand slam titles Djokovic at sixteen the doll has eighteen and Federer has twenty bodies thirty eight now and so you know it is great is the is in the week we consider him the I con antennas he's going to get caught because these other guys are younger there's five in in in six years younger than him and this is his great rival we that we don't talk enough about it today's in today's sports worldwide so much about it why don't we talk about it we you give young you're old enough to remember the Jimmy Connors McEnroe McEnroe in Yvonne window yeah right that was the idea of being over in that generation as well right player but I think they were American and I think they all have personalities too they also have great personalities dour mac and raise the explosive fire that's right me and and you need that I feel like okay if it's your point now but I think you're right I think it I think you're hitting on what's what what the difference is like I guess the doll has a little bit of a personality little bit but Djokovic just kind of like smog don't have and and you would you say that Federer is like Sampras yeah he's very stead yep there it just says exactly the right thing all the time yeah whether he wins or loses like an animal in the feet he said the perfect thing memory loss to Djokovic in the Wimbledon final it was like cracking jokes and providing levity of like this I'm pissed off right but that's just two years so I don't see it's boring but it's it's like you you're not you're not grant you not grasping his personality right now is because if they happen to be and I lost it an epic fifth inotes set the twenty five game tie breaker to to not to not hit twenty one a grand slam I'll be pissed right a release of it but you know he did the exact fit here when will send you know the the the princess of whatever her name is one of the one of them is there and you know they're just so proper who still sort of motion yeah and I think that's probably it like the old rivalries and tennis party with they were Americans yeah and part he had serious emotion right it showed itself on the on the court almost every game and so it's it's just different now but it's the robberies unbelievable which don't appreciate it well probably because the personalities of the guys we don't appreciate it I hope he I hope will do I mean actually done I know that I know them that's obvious yeah you you know of course people do but it's funny one of the things you said earlier that the and I wrote down the manner in which the matter would you consume tennis right you parachute in Paris you'd admittedly is exactly why I can't get into tennis that's just my personality yes I'm wired where I enjoy the following stories that will sustain themselves throughout the entire journey see you got a server journey yeah this journey at all the obvious comparisons golf words words individually driven but you don't one of the questions in a few of the shows of the beta this today is it a bad thing necessarily do you have three of the best all time going at the same time no I don't think so I don't I don't think so either and I want to contrast is like a conference into a million different sports but first and primarily Tiger Woods part of the problem with Tiger Woods not his problem but our problem in terms of really joined it may be outside of his dominance is that when he was great when he first burst on the scene there was nobody to challenge him yeah a little Duval a little VJ wanted to fake it was Sergio he never even know for yeah he answered every whenever sandy now already else every week like we try to fake it is a good way of actor yes and you know and to what extent we kind of manufactured the relationship or the the dynamic between tiger and Phil yeah until Phil started ripping off the majors like okay but the tiger stop winning yet the rate when Phil was really going bonkers in the mid two thousands in a little bit forward so you know I I I think that when I look at tennis it's not so much that there's too many old timers right now or previous generations that there's a dearth of all timers it's just that to me the sport and this is me doesn't create another energy for me okay go on a month to month the added weight to a year long marriage yes so we get a week out when we don't care about the city I don't even know what the next dollar one the Hartford open is there a Hartford all but I don't know from I don't know if you if you're trying to you know I think you have to travel whatever what I mean so yeah the non green a golf little events okay nine seven nine grand slams we don't pay attention to I don't I don't think at all I mean I don't even know where they play when they played I think it matters even I don't think it matters I don't care I think those little tournaments matter or smaller tournaments such as I think they matter but we can't make the matter used to matter thank you I remember going to the guard in the eighties right and over the Virginia Slims chat I do I do I see the advertisements and like back then not that I really cared much but again my dad would watch a little tennis is always a tennis racket laying around that we had all of my neighbors house mess and I actually enjoyed playing tennis as I stated a few times but I I remember seeing it the gore in these advertisements where it would tell us future events of the garden and some of them were big tennis event yes I you know maybe they're still going on may get used to that out I don't hear it I don't see it yet get swallowed and I and I think I think a big part of it though also BT because we do pay attention to what's happening on the women's side a little bit because it's Serena right and she's an old timer she's constantly chasing Margaret court for the then one more to tie the grand slam of most all time and she Serena like she's an icon yeah the difference one of the greatest female athletes not only raise athlete ever in the history of of sport now she's on a struggle because she it could be after she had a baby because he doesn't play the little tournament those ones that we're talking about is we don't know about that we all stood up as she doesn't play this is the only place in the in the grand slams get to the finals basket when Simona Halep obviously over the weekend so it's like women I think we're following because a Serena because it's it's Serena and he's an American and he's an icon and then you get the the like the ones that pop up like cocoa Gough saw a couple weeks of the week or so ago when she beat Venus like those little stories are interesting and the man it's it's a it's a it's a Spaniard it's.
"connors mcenroe" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Up a little bit and and really said no at issue this is amazing what you were just with yeah so I did this of memorabilia vanished it was like eighty guys in a former football players associates on curse he still looks like a monster and a couple other players over the years Donovan McNab was down there and I came in from doing a photo booth assignment down in in Chantilly Virginia is that the Dallas expo center hundreds and thousands of memorabilia pieces out there and part of what occurred was walking in front of me and he was talking trash and who is who is yelling that but he is the is just like boxes do and I in a sense sweet be what it is like yeah so I turned around and I madam said a low and then he left and went on to do whatever he was doing and the guy who was who I was who is bring me around like maybe still got the sweetest thing is like his hands are so fast great defensive fighter great difference the stills quickly he can he can still move even though obviously he's he was fifty five years old and I woke up today and saw that he passed away down in Virginia beach in the manner in which you pay it by car and the it's it's life is so fragile yeah and you never know when it's going to be over because he did he was and he was a great great use Olympic hero Lepic here in eighty four yeah right and I didn't know about a lot of these things are we looked it up Hey this message for time division a different for different divisions a champion he was he was it was it's just weird to see somebody one day and then they're gone the neck yeah especially when he as you describe so vibrant physical and settle so exactly how horrendous news not just for the boxing community but for everybody that that love sports so why yeah you would Texas this morning obvious and they want to get that out but and even if you wore with them on Saturday we would a reference yeah of course is right this is my life is fragile yep is fragile yet appreciate every single moment no doubt no doubt tough transition you into the tennis over the weekend I pretend to like the consider this perspective yeah I'll do that to something that's popular I can tell you know I only get into it around the grand slams and maybe because when I was playing I went to a lot of the U. S. open's is a you know I I was football guys the football star could come to the right side go it was you see people you hang out part social event but the sea is a really good tennis and specially on the women's side back when I was playing but as I was watching this and and I think it it only pop to mind B. T. because of what we talked about two or so weeks ago about Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who are avid this unbelievable robbery instant in so you know strong in fact at least the doll success on clay the Roger Federer hadn't played on clay for six seven years and he finally went back because he beat him five times in a row in and outside of clay is like I can get him now and he loses loses to again obviously Rafael Nadal wins his eighteenth grand slam at the at the French Open and then to watch this match between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer yesterday as over Burke with his house he loves tennis and we were watching it outside and it was just epic like you just saw it coming from you know the first set that that federal one or that the doll one our our Djokovic one and in the second set were a joke of it just got blown out he was six one the third set was a tie break same thing happen Djokovic won in the force that he gets sweet basically swept again it's like man this is like this is really back and forth and then they went into the first ever twenty five eight game fifth set because they changed the the the the extra the the the rules a little bit and it was just it was also right if you were watching it and you like and appreciate tennis it was awesome it just made me think how because in the United States and a lot of this is probably because there's not a lot of American men that are good you don't pay attention to it until you get to these into these these these grand slams and but what we're seeing it's in the bigger picture is probably one of the greatest like three way rivalries in all and the history of sport right because you think about all of these guys are all the ball completed the career slam write them out Djokovic Nadal and Federer's they've all won the double digits grand slam titles Djokovic at sixteen but all has eighteen and Federer has twenty but he's thirty eight now and so you know it is great is the is in the week we consider have the icon antennas he's going to get caught because these other guys are younger there's five and in six years younger than him and this is his great rival we that we don't talk enough about it today's in today's sports world why don't we talk about it we you have given young you're old enough to remember the Jimmy Connors McEnroe McEnroe in Yvonne window yeah right that was the only on being in that generation as well as well right player but I think they were American and I think that personalities too they also have great personalities dour mac arise the explosive fire that's right me and and you need that I feel like the good if it was your point now but I think you're right I think I think you're on what's what what the difference is like I guess the doll has a little bit of a personality little bit but Djokovic just kind of like smog and you would you say that Federer is like Sampras yeah he's very stead yeah very just says exactly the right thing all the time yeah whether he wins or loses like an animal in the feet he said the perfect thing memory loss to Djokovic in the Wimbledon final was like cracking jokes of providing levity of liked it I'm pissed off right but that's just two years so I don't think it's boring but it's it's like you're not you're not grant you not grasping his personality right now is because if they happen to be at a loss in an epic fifth inotes set the twenty five game tie breaker to to not did not hit twenty one a grand slam tabi past right over it but you know he did the exact it here when will send you know the the the princess of whatever her name is one of the one of them is there and you know they're just so proper who still sort of motion yeah and I think that's probably it like the old rivalries in tennis part of what they were Americans yeah in part they had Sirius's emotions right it showed itself on the on the court almost every game and so it's it's just different now but it's the robberies unbelievable we just all appreciate it well probably because the personalities of the gas we don't appreciate it I hope he I hope some people do I mean I took the dead I know that I know that's obvious yeah you know what I mean you know of course people do but is only one of the things you said earlier that the and I wrote down the manner in which the matter would you consume tennis right you parachute in there should admittedly is exactly why I can't get into tennis that's just my personality yes I'm wired where I enjoy following stories that will sustain themselves throughout the entire journey see you got a server journey yeah I heard that journey and I was the obvious comparisons golf words words individually driven but you know one of the questions in a few of the shows of the beta this today is it a bad thing necessarily to have three of the best all time going at the same time no I don't think so I don't I don't think so either and I want to contrast is like a kind of dress into a million different sports but first and primarily Tiger Woods part of the problem with Tiger Woods not his problem but our problem in terms of really enjoying it maybe outside of his dominance is that when he was great when he first burst on the scene there was nobody to challenge him yeah a little Duval a little VJ wanted to fake it was Sergio he never even if we hate answered everything whenever sandy now already else every week like we try to fake it is a good way of saying yes and you know and to what extent we kind of manufactured the relationship or the the dynamic between th tiger and Phil yeah until Phil started ripping off the majors like okay with that tiger stop winning yet the rate when Phil was really going bonkers in the mid two thousands in a little bit forward so you know I I I think that when I look at tennis it's not so much that there's too many all timers right now war previous generations that there's a dearth of all timers it's just that to me the sport and this is me doesn't create another energy for me go on a month to month the antiquated to a year long marriage yes so within a week out we we don't care about the city how do you know what the next the Hartford open is there a hard for older adults from I don't know if you if you're trying to keep track whatever what I mean so yeah the non graded golf little events big contando nine grand slams.
"connors mcenroe" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Friday, grilled lemon pepper pork tender line. If you've been waiting to get a traeger grill. Good news for you triggers running their annual Father's Day sale, including one hundred dollars off the pro twenty to thirty four the Bronson models, fifty dollars off the portable tailgater, no better place. No better time to join traeger nation shop online or find a participating dealer. Traegergrills dot com dot com slash DP show. Reggie Miller will join us coming up on Monday, a couple of things here, the term bullpen. Some people think it came from Casey Stengel, the former manager longtime manager, he was tired of relief pitchers shooting. The bull in the dugout therefore they were sent elsewhere where they wouldn't bother the rest of the team. Hence they would shoot the bull in the bullpen. How serious he was when he made this claim is not clear. But John Miller, who is the great baseball voice for ESPN for such a long period of time now, the San Francisco Giants voice said that back in the eighteen eighties relief pitchers warmed up beyond the left field, fence the same area where there's a stockyard or a pen that had bowls in it. Right. So it's either where there were bowls in a pen or you were shooting, the bull, and they sent you to another place where you could shoot the bull hence the bullpen. Do you think a hundred years from now? They'll be doing a sports radio show. Where did the phrase load management from when are they dropped that phrase, Rachel Nichols, make that one up here where to come from Jimmy? Let me see what else did we come up with you. I threw this out. You had Rafael Rafa, Nadal beat Roger Federer again. And I said, have we had an era in tennis men's tennis, where you had three different players in the same era, who have at least how many how many grand slam titles, does the joker have do we have teen believe okay, you have three players with at least fifteen majors competing against each other and Federer Nadal and Djokovic. This tweet from Yankee two four seven nine. Mike Miller, this is the golden age of men's tennis. And I don't think it gets the appreciation it deserves because none of the big three are American right point. I think you can go back to the golden age of men's tennis in you had Connors McEnroe, thrown in there, along with Bjorn board. And then p. Sampras came along and Andre Agassi came along. But now, I think that's about point if two of the three were Americans, this would be a big deal. If Serena Williams wasn't American, it wouldn't be as big a deal, but it is because it's a Serena Williams already final results of the poll quick question. Mclovin did the NBA? Get it right by suspending warriors part owner. Mark Stevens for one game and finding and five hundred thousand sixty six percent said, yes, they got it right. All right. Chris in Kentucky. Hi, chris. What's on your mind today? The show got a couple of things for you. I I just wanna think paulie as a poodle ni-. He's created greatest t-shirt that I will ever, the losers basketball. I can't wait wait, wait that simply hall that way. And number two, you mentioned the calendar yesterday. And I can't wait for the twenty twenty version of the counter come out last year. I remember you teasing the calendar talking about how, you know, different dance take a month and you're kind of teasing that a little bit and made me wonder if which which would give what most, you know, sounds sexy without we get February it's times day, and got to April in my mind that I thought, you know, that's gotta be seating. Well, we're, we're actually going to we're going to have a draw for months. I think, but thanks for the phone call. Chris, fritzy. Would you. Learn today. Tarver duty tell us do to improve pitching, this more foul balls hit than actual balls, in play, mclovin, for one shot, Rick, Fox we go to Bob Oreo ver-. Kobe Bryant Seton. Steve Levy still trying to outrun bulging disc, paulie, you may go back to if you sportscenter. It's catch up with
"connors mcenroe" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Reggie Miller will join us coming up on Monday. Couple of the things here, the term bullpen some people think it came from Casey Stengel, the former manager longtime manager. He was tired of relief pitcher shooting the bowl in the dugout therefore, they were sent elsewhere, where they wouldn't bother the rest of the team. Hence they would shoot the ball in the bullpen. How serious he was when he made this claim is not clear. But. John Miller, who is the great baseball voice for ESPN for such a long period of time now, the San Francisco Giants voice said that back in the eighteen eighties relief pitchers warmed up beyond the left field, fence the same area where there's a stockyard or a pen that had bowls in it. Right. So it's either where there were bowls in a pen or you were shooting the ball, and they sent you to another place where you could shoot the bull, hints the bullpen. Do you think a hundred years from now, they'll be doing sports radio show? Where did the phrase load management from when are they dropped that phrase Rachel Nichols? Make that went up. We're gonna come from Jimmy. Let me see what else did we come up with here. I threw this out. You had Rafael Rafa, Nadal beat Roger Federer again. And I said, have we had an era in tennis men's tennis, where you had three different players in the same era, who have at least how many how many grand slam titles? Does the joker have? Do we have teen Eveline, okay? You have three players with at least fifteen majors competing against each other, and Federer Nadal and Djokovic. This tweet from Yankee two four seven nine. Mike Miller, this is the golden age of men's tennis. And I don't think it gets the appreciation it deserves because none of the big three are American right point. I think you can go back to the golden age of men's tennis in you had Connors McEnroe, thrown in there, along with Bjorn board, and then Pete Sampras came along and Andre Agassi came along. But now I think that's about one point two of the three were Americans. This would be a big deal. If Serena Williams wasn't American, it wouldn't be as big a deal, but it is because it's a Serena Williams already final results of the poll question. Mclovin, get it right by suspending warriors. Ota Mark Stevens for one game and finding and five hundred thousand. Sixty six percent said, yes, they got it right. Christian kentucky. Hi, chris. What's on your mind today to show a couple of things for you just want to think, paulie as a ni-? He's credit greatest t-shirt it. I will ever have any insurance basketball. Simply hall. Number mentioned the calendar yesterday. And I can't wait for the twenty twenty calendar come out last year. I remember you changing the calendar. Talking about how different to take a month and you're kind of changing that a little bit, and they wondering which which we did. What? You know. It's Allentown day, and got to April that I thought you know that's got. Well, we're, we're actually going to we're going to have a draw for months. I think, but thanks for the phone call. Chris fritzy, would you learn today? Tall for duty tells us do to improve pitching more foul balls hit than actual balls, in play, mclovin, for one shot, Rick Fox, we'd go to Bob Oreo over. Kobe. Bryant. Seton St. believe he's still trying to outrun bulging disc. Holy you may go back to a few sports..
"connors mcenroe" Discussed on The Sports Reporters
"It's like something crazy and both walked away with eighteen major things. I don't think you can beat that. I think this is second. And as Mary Carillo has often said, for all of our conversation about more Borge macaroni each. It was the James Dean of rivalries, they only played fourteen times seven seven and then board walked away. So I can't put that one up there, even just because it didn't last long enough actually Connors McEnroe. They played way more times than than Borge macaroni did. But because of Agassi. Yeah. I that's definitely in the conversation, but he but, but again, that's different too. Because to me, having seen had a front row seat to all of that. Mitch when the sides were even Pete almost always one. There was one time when Agassi got him in the Australian Open because peach coach who's dying and he broke down on the court. And was exhausted by the time he gets the final Pete was better than Andre. Okay. These guys Bobby Mitch when you watch them tomorrow, even if it turns out to be a beatdown for noodle. The contrast is always made it so spectacular. The left handed the left candid streetfighter and the most elegant player in the history of men's or women's tennis, one guy stand back, one guy coming on. No. It's, it's to me, again, I gotta give Chris Martina their props because they did it so many times for so long. But in men's tennis, nothing has ever been comparable in my life. Watching tennis to Nidal better. All right. Well on that note, we've given you something to watch besides the NBA. Let's get to our parting shots. Bob Ryan lead us. Oh. Tom Brady, should listen to the advice of Kenny Rogers, he should know when it's time to stop holding them and start Fulton them. I mean, have you heard this nonsense about Brady or his people wanting to trademark than nickname? Tom terrific. He's got everyone in New York angry with him as if they don't already have enough reasons. That's because in Gotham, Tom terrific belongs to one person, the great hall of fame pitcher, Tom Seaver. It Brady didn't know this beforehand. He sure does now and he should back off. Oh, and by the way, I have never once heard anyone here in Boston or New England referred to him as Tom terrific. We just say, number twelve or TB, twelve his legitimate brand, the only remote justification for doing this would be of any money heater would go to charity. But I haven't heard anyone say that Tom number twelve TB twelve. Listen to me. Here's what happened in Oakland last night after Kyle Lowry job into the stands trying to save a loose ball in the moments after that he got shot by a fan who was a later checked from or Kolarina arena, Lowry, also says the guy cursed him out, quote, there's no place for that. Cower Lowry would say later. He had no reason to touch me. He had no reason to reach over two seats and then say some vulgar language to me, there's no place for people like that. In our league. Hopefully he never comes back to an NBA game. Now this doesn't mean that Drake, the world's most famous raptures fan is this guy from Oakland, all Drake, does act like the leader of the pep squad, and chirp at opposing players every chance he gets, so that's a different Pugh. But guess what? It's the same church the one where we and I mean we in the media and we the teams and we even the player sometimes have convinced fans that they're part of the action. They're not. And they never will be no matter how many times we celebrate the twelfth man or the. Six-man or anything else. And every time we convince even famous singers that they are part of the action and part of the team, we cannot be surprised that what happened in Oakland still happens part too much. Have you ever noticed how quickly.
"connors mcenroe" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"The blues and Bruins getting set to get underway. The Yankees Red Sox are underway free one. Yankee says Portillo struggled in the second inning and her mom gave up a run in the second inning as well. So they go to third in New York there. Lot to talk about really a lot of things going on in different circles. Mazing. How tennis has gone? I mean completely off the radar in the United States and how we don't produce players anymore. It's just crazy. You never would've predicted that it just would You know, from time it was such a I shouldn't say that it was a very noteworthy thing for a long time Connors. Mcenroe org. Agassi sampras. Even Roddick and then it just went dead. And on the women's side, it was three in Venus and no one came to get him and ten years went by and no one came to get them. And now they're near the end of their careers. And there's no one left. And somebody named Osaka was the number one seat at the French Open and lost. The game has just gone into complete oblivion. It's only for those that follow it. It has no casual appeal at all. Look, our time is fractured now. Anyway, we get that can't pay attention to everything even if you wanted to so many options so many people streaming so many shows and binge-watching shows that takes away from your sports viewership. No question. And you enjoy it. So it's not good bad or anything. It just is. But. You know, the casual hockey fan is really hard to find the people that are paying, like Liverpool beat Tottenham today in the Champions League those that are into it are really into it. Those that aren't don't know anybody. There's no in between. There's no in between. That's the challenge these days is to try to keep your casual fans interested. You know, and that's why we talked earlier about fantasy and how. How much that helps keep people involved who might otherwise just, you know, if you're rooting for a lousy team you root for the jets or any number of other lousy teams naked off to a bad start, you could check out of the NFL, but not if you're an offense team we're coming alive the rocket mortgage by Quicken Loans. Studio rocket mortgage is with you every step of the way to provide a seamless mortgage experience. Let's get back to the phones, shall we? Edward is in Maryland. And let's see what is on his mind on this Saturday night. What's going on there Edward? Hey, it's all good. Good. That's good. Just wanted to know on Thursday. A go out to the beach people. Man. I hear you. And it says that the shooting. Aspect of multiple killer that even done to this. The question I've always had is ever get here, but to happen, but was that game? And so. It had to come out. You just don't know when you go to work. So I wanted to talk about sports as a capital thing, you know, we went to forty four years of that. Out of that. And it was it would early. I. Mix as, as a city that hasn't had a inhabits at that moment. So over twenty plus years. I'm a hockey fan. Big time. About two thousand. The out being a hockey fan, but he a tablet. And. Toronto in the finals is, is good for the NBA. It added. A lot. It's good for just a sport in general. The medici. Who haven't had Evan posted on his feet out of it. It hasn't him. I'm really rooting for the blues and then he went to out there. Cities away because I know that feeling and it feels good. If you're gonna take if you know, if you're gonna call on them to parade, celebrate with people who don't care because one thing that championship, and that it did at least for the city of. Ball, people together, and you bring people together, that's a positive sign. Yeah. I think that's a very good point. And one that. He no one that I think people don't think about as much as maybe they should or don't understand it as much. But when you see these cities, number Nashville last year with the hockey and hockey in particular people are crazy about it who are crazy about it. And you see Toronto with the basketball this time. I don't know if that would have been predicted. But clearly, they're living it up take advantage of the moment, because you never know when you're gonna get the moment again, and that's your point, and it is a good one and clearly people. You know, people believe you're right? They are grabbing the moment in case they don't get another one. So. I don't think there's anything, you know, there's anything quite like it. And because you can't guarantee it, you can't plan for it, it has to happen. Over time and good fortune and health and all the things that have to happen to win a championship. You know, they'll be only one champion and you know there will be only two teams playing for the championship. The only two teams left and the be one of those two teams is very, very special because it takes an awful lot as you just talked about so. Yeah. I think it's great that they're enjoying it the way they are Matt Cleveland up next CBS sports radio. What's going on? Hey how's it going good? Hey I I've I wanted to touch on on that what you just brought up because I mean I live here in Cleveland. And I think just, you know, when Cleveland when the camps, one tears back and you know what happened since then I kinda wanted forget about, but it just was insane. I mean you have one point three million people in the streets. And I mean it's like five six hours at one mile parade even get done because there's so many people are just piling down the city and richer. So it was just it was like a complete cathartic release. I know World Series. I mean they didn't work out. But my God, what a what a what a couple of weeks for, for the city then. Frightens me safe, the Browns ever one. I know you. No, I'm not laughing at the Browns winning it. I'm laughing. At exactly, I know I have relatives in Cleveland so chap exactly right. Exactly. Right. But that's kinda why why St Louis and Toronto win. Because you know it. Especially you know, say with after leaving the Rams and Toronto really for outside of the lease win the Cup back in the sixties. They really haven't had anything. No, I'm sorry. I'm sorry, the Blue Jays when, when but, but then getting back to, to what you're touching on before. I think tennis is a one sport. We can get away with maybe not having that American icon, because tennis pylon with soccer. You had these guys are like international icons like your. Cristiano Renaldo this your methods, and you have your Nidal your Federer, and I think it's the one sport where I remember years ago at US open, you probably have more people pulling for, I think it was an adult going against is ner. Then, like the next year pull for is ner, just because I think. Like I grew up, but part of that, but part of that mad is because they are icons, like, where where's the next guys how long can we talk about Nidal Federer Djokovic and Andy Murray, how long how many years in a row are the same guys at the top and the women's games the same way. So we need new faces. I mean, not, not just American faces international faces, but we need new competitors. How many over thirty people in both men and women's tennis can continue to every place else as a young man's game? All of a sudden tennis is not. I see I see we're coming from. But I think men tests a little bit when you have four or five guys tennis or on the women's side for years for much count on one finger may three people that could win. Yeah. And, you know, when we were when I was going up, you're younger than I am. But one of those going up, you know Boris Becker won at seventeen Tracy Austin, one, a US open at sixteen. I mean these. Emerging stars came, and Agassi came at board came and McEnroe came and Connors came and all these guys came up, and they replaced each other like they do. In other sports. You know they weren't the thing stars every year, they'd have a run for while even Sampras. I'd one seven or eight year run and he was the best guy, but someone came along and, and beat them, now, all of a sudden, it's just it's just the same names all the time with no celebrity around and we talked about NBA celebrity a sport without any celebrity right now. Outside of the Williams sisters, who are at the end. There's no celebrity in it. The international federal adult they definitely have their fans but it's just it's just a different world. And there's nobody to hate right. I mean, people hated Connors. They hated McEnroe. They hated Agassi or they loved him but they felt one way or the other. Now, no one cares about anybody. Timothy, Tulsa, that's yet. Well, I think everybody hates care bills. Yeah. But he's not a big enough star. Well, that's the whole point about creating drama down United States, press has to create your alma. Yup. Remember when Connors in Everett were dating and then and was running his mouth, but he was good. And he was backing it up. Yep. That is exactly what u s tennis needs. But then, you know think about this. Where are the young people coming from I meet our tennis courts being eliminated in high schools in community centers. Well, I do think I do think Timothy to your point. And this is something that's interesting. On a larger scale. And that is the internet is here. The. Options for your time, people like to use analogy with pie the pieces of the pie of what you do with your life are all smaller, because. Of the options, you have so many options and we all go through phases. All you kids are really into video games for while then they get into something else. You know, a lot of people are into binge-watching. I don't know if that lasts or if you know all these shows that people are really into now. Are a fad for fifteen years, and then something else comes up or whether this is the way the rest of your life will be people will watch shows that they're really into and the net flicks world that dominates a lot of people now in terms of look, every every minute you spend doing something you're not doing something else. Okay. It seems like a simple concept. No one's arguing with me. But how much have you thought about it? If you're doing this, you're not doing that. Right. And these other countries they dream about and a lot of places. They dream about dominating in tennis our kids don't grow up. Dreaming about dominating in tennis. They rather play team sports when they're young and have the social aspect of it, right. I thought literally baseball's hurt. Because in baseball, you make the last out, you could be the goat. You could strike out to end the game. You can make the error you can walk in the winning run. It's on you individually near playing soccer and your eleven years old or whatever. The team I played well, but everybody you can just kinda high lacrosse, same thing. He could sorta hide baseball doesn't let you hide. Parents don't like their kids to be singled out. And obviously in tennis, you can't hide he only you out there. So there may be a lot of psychological, and sociological reasons, why tennis isn't what it was. It's a lonely sport slowly, when you play by yourself to be the best at something, and we're not overly disciplined because our lifestyles to good. But again, that's a larger scale discussion that we're not gonna get into Saturday night. You're out there. No. A cocktail relaxing a little bit. I'm bringing you down. That's not right. It's not right. It's not right. It isn't right. As they said, negative state, which, by the way, if you're going to rent a movie you haven't seen, head of state is probably as good as you're gonna do. Because she'll guaranteed left that ain't right? That ain't right. That isn't right. You watch the movie, you'll know.
"connors mcenroe" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Bruins getting set to get underway. The Yankees Red Sox are underway. Three one. Yankee says Portillo struggled in the second inning and her mom give up a run in the second inning. Well, so they go to third in New York there. Lot to talk about really a lot of things going on in different circles. Mazing. How tennis has gone? I mean completely off the radar in the United States and how we don't produce players anymore. It's just crazy. You never would've predicted that it just would go. From I mean, it was such a I shouldn't say that, it was a very noteworthy thing for a long time Connors. Mcenroe org. Agassi sampras. Even Roddick and then it just went dead. And on the women's side, it was three in Venus and no one came to get him and ten years went by and no one came to get them. And now they're near the end of their careers. And there's no one left. And somebody named Osaka was the number one seat at the French Open and loss today, the game just gone into complete oblivion. It's only for those that follow it. It has no casual appeal at all. Look, our time is fractured now. Anyway, we get that can't pay attention everything. Even if you wanted to so many options so many people streaming so many shows and binge-watching shows that takes away from your sports viewership. No question. And you join it, so it's not good bad or anything. It just is. But. You know, the casual hockey fan is really hard to find the people that are paying Liverpool Tottenham today in the Champions League those that are into it or really into it. Those that aren't don't owe anybody. There's no in between. There's no in between. That's the challenge these days is to try to keep your casual fans interested. And that's why we talked earlier about fantasy and how..
"connors mcenroe" Discussed on KGO 810
"You every day for every Monday through Friday, three six chip Franklin, Nikki medoro and the assembly of of just people with our back. I don't know how you say. How do you say? But they've got our back anyway, so AUSSIE. So you follow me on Twitter at your Franklin. Got a new video up about how Trump chichi off pretty funny story of all the different people that said they've been with him cheating. Mike trico? Who does I think talk about some Friday because I don't ever want repeat myself, but Tiger Woods one yesterday. And then a big part of any anything like that is to say whether or not that really means something in a mental lot to. I mean, the masters is a very stoic stayed group. Right. You know? This. This is kind of a used to be. Can't get a ticket to the masters, by the way, you can't go. You can't buy scout a ticket to the masters. It's like they're handed down there. Very very hard to get. They were screaming tiger. It was unbelievable. Just for half a second. So who's watching then I'm just rich people are able to watch the games. The crowd is very exclusive. It's it's very hard boring though. I know they're they're the true thing is great golfing. Rich people are boring, but I'm saying Richard Gough fan. So they I mean, they're aware of a lot. They know they know what's going on an entire on the entire field there watching the scoreboard they understand anyway. So when tiger one when it's just a I can only imagine what his heart was doing when he was coming up there. And you know, and he still had to make a couple of shots at the end. They were easy shots, but he had to make them and he did. And you know, I my wife's crying, you know, she's so excited because of the. Be I wouldn't be honest with you. If I didn't tell you part of it because he's African American part of it is is I think about you know, how this game was a white man's game. How it's perceived as a white person's game. It always bothered me. When I tell people I wanna play it because I don't play country clubs. I don't belong to any country clubs. Nobody invites me to country. And that's what you do. Nice listeners have been invited. But it's hard for the hours. I work and everything and and I suck. I mean as much as I play I should be so much better. So when I see people that really love the game. And you know, when I go out and play I make friends, I meet people. It's a I wished I'd known about golf on my kids were little I never would have put him in other sports. I would have been just off and maybe bad, maybe baseball. But that was it was a great game to learn about life and everything and tiger. I dunno. I believe he's redemption redeemed himself. I don't know what what you guys would think. Let me go to Debra. Hi, Debbie chip in Nikki, thanks for hanging on. I thought yesterday when the masters, and I have to say that I was never interested in golf. I'm sixty eight years old. But when tiger wood came on the scene it was impossible. Not to watch him impossible not to hear about winning incredible player. He was he worked his whole life. He never had a life never childhood like you mentioned and he dead drove him towards perfection, and he is one of the greatest golfers in the world. Let's remember the Zeller comments to fuzzy Zeller is a US open winner. Who after there was there's a champions dinner after the the next year after the open and tiger had one and he gets to pick the meal and fuzzy Zeller says, well, just tell them, no more fried chicken or watermelon. He said this cost it costs fuzzy Zeller, a WalMart sponsorship cost them a lot of money and people to this day. Remember, fuzzy Zeller, not only as an open championship. But the guy that put his foot and mouth with Tiger Woods. Yeah. It's a kind of crap. That black people have to deal with their whole life, Arthur, ash and tennis. I mean, let's face it, though, golf and tennis are what are traditionally known as sort of, you know, white man's game. No doubt about it and wealthy white man's games. But I just think tiger if he hadn't been Tiger Woods. Nobody would have cared. If he was a serial philanderer. It would not have cared women came out of the woodwork to nail him to the wall. I'm sixty eight my husband I caught him cheating. I'm I'm not for people cheating on their wives. But come on. Renaming himself husband eventually redeem himself. No, no, Bill Clinton did or any more than Donald Trump is come on. How embarrassing you're out when your wife is pregnant anyway, I just want to say that. I think what tiger wood. I think that here's a man who has basically worked entire life to achieve greatness. And he achieved it he was brought down. I heard people saying I hope he loses. I hope he never plays me. Why why would anybody, you know? I don't even understand why anybody would hate on him. So to speak. I understand white people might do it because they're stupid. But I don't understand somebody hating on him because of what he had no relationship he had with life. And you know, I get you. I love your candor, by the way. I'm I'm so so flattered that you listen to us. I do I loved I loved loved the the part of this. You know, that that made me feel like, you know, I know my wife watched, you know, my kids play sports, our whole lives and know how hard it is to achieve greatness. And you know, and the thing when I look at Tiger Woods. And where he is. I wonder if he's done yet. I mean, and that would be the chat second chapter this life may not be over and. I hope not either. But not all those kids playing against him. All those people comp- competing were children when he started. That's the crazy. My gosh. They were like five old. He was their God. And now they're trying to beat them. And you know, how hard it is to play call every time. I. You know, you look at Michael Jordan. You know, you you look at people who who are just are just better than can ever be expected. I mean, you know, I have to say I'm Scott Steph curry, you know, he may fall from grace at some stage in the game. I pray that he doesn't buy, you know, if he does it doesn't make great line go online and five sixty minutes did a piece on him last night ever. It's really good. You should check it out. Just on Twitter ESPN had the split screen between him hugging. His dad Earl when he went is hugging. His son Charley when he won the fifth one the best one is they they they cut to a video of tiger. When he's three years old. And you know, what he says I'm going to beat Jack Nicklaus. Oh, so he's three years old. And you know, then Jack Nicklaus. They asked him. So the Tigers city. Good should Jack Nicklaus be worried because his majors. Total is eighteen and Tigers fifteen I said, I'm just enjoying fifteen right now. I mean, I don't think he's gonna win another major. I think it's going to be. So that's an easy. That's cautious made for him in. And the way he sprays the ball. But, you know, look, I didn't think I told people I think the guy I I made a bet with a guy on the air. And he sent me a note. I think I was the one that said, I don't think he's gonna win another major. Maybe I said he would he bet the opposite way. But he said a beers in order, so one of us was wrong. It just depends on who pays Linda. Hi, you're on with chip and Nikki. Okay. GO your reaction to Tigers win. We were we happy for him. Or just we like a lot of people little cynical. No, I'm very happy for him. I've always been happy for him when he had success mainly because I'm in the black community. What bothers me is that his lack of obvious embracing embracing his black culture, we as a people need to have people to winners to stand up and say, yes, this is who I am falling from grace who doesn't fall from grace in one way or the edit. It's the line like that makes it so very bad. So many men. As a previous caller said have fallen from grace, that's his personal life and with Bill and Hillary Hillary's, not beating up. I'm certainly not going to beat him up keep that behind closed door, and it's your business go on and be the president. Please go on and play golf, his psychological problems kept ten in a space where he continued to fall from grace. But can I interrupt through brick Linda because I think when you're a public persona and you choose that life. You elevate everything you do, and if you're going to especially if you're going to spouse one thing, and then do another you've invited yourself to that kind of criticism. The truth is in golf lot of those guys back on tour that we've revered they were all out catting around a lot. And and. I know had over a thousand women, right? Well, ten. I watched a woman take underwear off and throw them on stage at smokey Robinson. Well that happens at the end of every show here today, it'd be surprised. Yeah. About twenty five thirty years ago, and what I want to say about Tiger Woods being racially mixed. He celebrates his Asian side. I wished he would do the sale he his he puts a lot of money to African American charities. He does a lot. If you go online and do read a little bit about what he does. I just doesn't talk. He keeps us politics to himself. And I appreciate that. I mean, you know, it bothers me that he you know, that that Donald Trump we'll try to reach out to him and you'll probably take his call. But I mean, that's personal thing. Right. I mean as much as Trump authors me that I can't I gotta let that go. I mean, you know, again, Louis last on this, buddy. Chip nikki. So Tiger Woods. You are either Tiger Woods guy. Or you're not. Where do you camp? Do you falling? The hailu. Hi, good. I'm for Tiger Woods. I followed them all throughout his career. Even when he was a little kid. And the thing is in America fifty percent of the divorces, then marriages end in divorce and a huge percentage of those for infidelity. And I think any criticism of that particular item is just nuts. Well, the way tiger. Did. It was a little, you know, seventeen different women and some of them professionals and all it was a little different. But you know, you're right. It's somebody's private life. He's not the president of the United States. It wasn't in the Oval Office while he's talking to, you know, Strom Thurmond on the phone or something I get that. I I I we'll see where this all goes. But you know, the biggest benefactor this is the the next golf tournament the Tigers plan. Oh, yeah. BMW thing. I think it's going to be watching this huge TV ratings. I mean, golf miss Tiger Woods so much and they really need. I mean Rickie Fowler is kind of has a little bit of it. He didn't wanna major yet. I mean, there's there's a lot of great personality is out there. There's this cat. And it's I can't even think another sport. I mean back in the day, the Connors McEnroe kind of stuff that you know, that really got it going, but Tiger Woods and essentially about his professionalism. It's just I mean, his his ability to something about he commands attention. And you know, I don't know. I have I've never rooted against him. Even when there was a period of time where I was I like other people, you know, he he could have lost a couple of majors. You know, that he could have wanted would have totally changed it. All right mother report coming out on Thursday. Convert congressional investigators have subpoenaed Deutsche Bank information to you know, this report if it's redacted as some people guess that it could be like talking to maybe the foreigner pages. If you like a hundred and ten hundred twenty there's going to be a lot of pushback, I think eventually congress will see at all we'll see I mean, I already we're gonna have a guy on tomorrow actually, who is an expert on the the emoluments clause is also impeachment..
"connors mcenroe" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"News talk. L? Wherever however, you're listening that could be online that could be there could be actually on a radio early days people. John you work the mysterious ninety ten hour, thanks for being here. And it gives you some headlines, but we're going to talk to John matterease here and a couple of minutes. Our consumer reports experts a lot of misinformation about the tax returns coming out here it not as bad as you think. Well, because everyone's soon would normally get half back when I got to let them like last year. Well, you get it back a different way. In the meantime, we get some local headlines here just started up again the deliberate Annetta liberations the arguments in the Newman Raja trial in West Palm Beach regarding the former Palm Beach gardens police officer accused of killing Corey Jones as two and a half or three years ago. Now spend it's more like almost force like three and a half years. So late night roadside stop his car had broken down and lead to a shooting. And it just it either way any way you slice. It. No matter what the result of this is going to be. It's a tragedy for somebody. You know, it's it's a tragedy for Corey Jones's family, regardless know, they've already lost him. So they said it's going to last two to three weeks. It's the irony of it is is the that shooting in that whole scene took place. Just a couple of miles up the street from where the Honda Classic just teed off. Oh, yeah. That's right. You know, the odds are if you're going to the Honda Classic. You're gonna go right by where this took place. There's a little memorial setup on the exit ramp. Is it really I've never seen it. Yeah. There's a little boom. And every on the anniversary of the event Corey Jones's family shows up, and they have a little service there, which is pretty cool. So smashing reliving that while. It is happier. News for that area. Though. The Honda Classic kicks off today. They already did he start swinging seven four I think brisket guts he teed off at like seven forty five early. You know, Bill, I know good God. Watch that in the gallery, you gotta get there. Like five in the morning. You gotta get there really early. I just go to the bear trap and drink. Plan. And by the time, they get to me. I was toasty. Oh, this is a fun game winning who's the who's the leader in a club. But I hope I really hope ratings wise it does. Well, because it's not Tigers out of it this year, ratings wise, it does well, and they bring it a lot of people despite him not being there because he is a huge factor. Hope the restaurants and hotels and everything. Airbnb. They all do great. Well, it's kind of like racing. You know NASCAR. It's got all these new young guns. That's what's happening with golf. And you got a whole new crop of kids coming up in. They're all young. Yeah. They are. I mean, some of these kids are like twenty years old. It's like holy cow. You gotta give some of them time like tiger was finorm, and he was like a child. So that he was a hit right out of the gate, right? It's going to take time to develop rivalries. You know, we'll have a villain golf will have somebody else. I don't know they they need. I'm trying to who is the tennis player. Jimmy, Connors McEnroe. Yeah, they need somebody like that. Sorta you're listening. Golfers teeing off later this club. We need to start a fight. Club is across a tree. You know, do something we need the rivalry to start here will refer back to it for years. But it's true. I mean when you had the lead Trevino, Jack Nicklaus days it. Oh, I mean, those guys were all phenomenal. But they used to do crazy stuff. Even though I mean, it was fun crazy stuff. But it was fun to watch it. This is a different age. We need some violence. I think I'm sorry. I hate to say it will take we need violence. I think a little crazy. We're going to create the bear trap beatdown. I just hope they have a good time. Oh, it's gonna be cool. All right big day. Especially for you. Jan. You're gonna get this done here. But we're hearing about tax returns being lower. Not as bad as you may think. Didn't you tell me that you're getting your taxes done today? And probably not the thing. I want to hear from John. Our consumer reports expert about how refunds are so much smaller this year..
"connors mcenroe" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Hit forty below with the with the wind, and it was unbelievable. I was actually going out to watch two grown men in short pants. Play tennis Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe were in the finals of the tournament was not outdoors. Not quite it was at a place called the Rosemont horizon, which is a big basketball hockey style. Arita in the suburbs of Chicago. Just right. Very close to O'Hare airport. The night before I had put in my electric dipstick to keep my crank case trying to get into a jello, mold. I put a one hundred fifty watt lightbulb atop bike cars air air cleaner. And I had an enclosed garage that helped and I had filled up the car with gas totally fill up the car with gas and had two sets of car keys, which I'll explain here in a second. I had on shirts, and sweatshirts and shirts, and thermal underwear I had so much in the way of clothing that. Frankly, if I had been shot point blank with the twenty two short round, I think I would have sustained severe bruise. I don't think that round could have gotten through to my skin. That's how much clothing I was wearing. So I set forth for this network, by the way to cover counters and McEnroe playing tennis the Rosemont horizon had a pretty fair crowd. And it had the heaters on full. Of course, even so Connors McEnroe still had to wear their warm up jackets during part of the actual tournament. And I got to the parking lot at the Rosemont horizon full tank of gas, two sets a car keys. I I did not turn off the engine left. It running close the door. Locked it full take a guess, I'm fine. What I came out later cars still running. I got out of there. I would say at least half of the. Vehicles could not start. At that. That's one of my stories, I suppose of of meteorological macho I'd love to hear yours and how you cope one eight six six five O, JIMBO our number one, eight six six five zero five four six two six Berlin. As we talked to Patty and Legrand, Oregon. Hello, patty. Are you doing? Pretty good tonight. Well, that's good. Not.