“You Cannot Be Serious!”

Has it really been 34 years since this match between John McEnroe and Tom Gullickson?  Even at 8-years-old, he was the badass American with his flyaway hair who took on the Establishment.  I certainly was in his corner.  What kid wouldn’t understand the value of a temper tantrum?

And to think the nation has welcomed Mr. McEnroe back with onto the BBC broadcasting team.  I am sure it appreciates his vast knowledge and boisterous personality this time around because the BBC keeps asking him back.  I know I am lapping it up thanks to a PC hooked up to the TV.  Proxy servers are a beautiful thing.

Suggestion to Auntie Beeb, get Patrick over.  The brotherly banter is worth watching.

11 thoughts on ““You Cannot Be Serious!”

    1. I prefer to think of him along with Ivan Lendl and Mats Wilander from this commercial.

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  1. John was one of the best tennis players, ever. Period. I don’t give a hoot about his tantrums. John and Patrick are two of the best tennis announcers, anywhere. NBC was nuts to let them drift to the BBC, if that’s what happened, Karen. I enjoyed John’s volleys with Dick Enberg and anybody NBC paired him with on the broadcasts, always.

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    1. John only does Wimbledon on the BBC. He still does the broadcasts for the other tournaments in the States. I am sure Patrick is gainfully employed over here during this time.

      And I am sure McEnroe’s being a fellow New Yorker has nothing to do with your opinion, Mark? 🙂


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