Mac convinced Borg not to sell

Mac convinced Borg not to sell

Post by Adam Thirni » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 06:01:57


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4770000.stm

nice story

 
 
 

Mac convinced Borg not to sell

Post by topspi » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 06:04:44

Quote:

> http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4770000.stm

> nice story

Good for Mac.

 
 
 

Mac convinced Borg not to sell

Post by Sakari Lun » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 06:45:15



Quote:
>http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4770000.stm

>nice story

"I guess I was tired of seeing the old stuff lying about here in the
house". I wonder what some people here think about that  :-)

 
 
 

Mac convinced Borg not to sell

Post by dwjones4 » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 07:06:49

Quote:


>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4770000.stm

>> nice story

> Good for Mac.

if everything is as rosy financially as Borg claims then why was he
considering selling off this Wimbledon trophies? some one is not telling the
truth.
 
 
 

Mac convinced Borg not to sell

Post by Javier González Nicolin » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 07:09:24

Quote:

> http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4770000.stm

> nice story

Good for Mac ideed.

"Bjorn, dude, I love you and all that stuff, but you seriously have to
stop this madness right now - otherwise Lendl will be buying the whole
lot!"

 
 
 

Mac convinced Borg not to sell

Post by Good Dea » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 08:33:56

bad decicion....

maybe he's waiting for higher bids...


Quote:
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4770000.stm

> nice story

 
 
 

Mac convinced Borg not to sell

Post by bob » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 09:19:00


Quote:


>>http://SportToday.org/

>>nice story

> "I guess I was tired of seeing the old stuff lying about here in the
> house". I wonder what some people here think about that  :-)

think he's back on ***. :-)

bob

 
 
 

Mac convinced Borg not to sell

Post by Dave Hazelwoo » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 13:33:10


Quote:
>http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4770000.stm

>nice story

But, they all get sold eventually or are donated away.

Borg won't live forever.

Ditto for Mac and Sampras as well.

Never say never.

 
 
 

Mac convinced Borg not to sell

Post by GregRupedsk » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 14:57:47


Quote:





> >>http://SportToday.org/

> >>nice story

> > "I guess I was tired of seeing the old stuff lying about here in the
> > house". I wonder what some people here think about that  :-)

> think he's back on ***. :-)

LOL. Definitely. You certainly might grow accustomed to your Grand Slam
trophies, but nobody hauls them out to a garage sale on a whim......
 
 
 

Mac convinced Borg not to sell

Post by topspi » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 18:38:50

Quote:



> >> http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4770000.stm

> >> nice story

> > Good for Mac.
> if everything is as rosy financially as Borg claims then why was he
> considering selling off this Wimbledon trophies? some one is not telling the
> truth.

I think Borg is the tennis equivalent of Winnie the Pooh - A Bear of
Little Brain. A fabulous player, but I honestly think he doesn't have
the imagination or insight to understand what he did, or what it all
means, which, of course, is why he managed it in the first place.
 
 
 

Mac convinced Borg not to sell

Post by Dave Hazelwoo » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 19:07:38


Quote:




>> >> http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4770000.stm

>> >> nice story

>> > Good for Mac.
>> if everything is as rosy financially as Borg claims then why was he
>> considering selling off this Wimbledon trophies? some one is not telling the
>> truth.

>I think Borg is the tennis equivalent of Winnie the Pooh - A Bear of
>Little Brain. A fabulous player, but I honestly think he doesn't have
>the imagination or insight to understand what he did, or what it all
>means, which, of course, is why he managed it in the first place.

I guess it also means he is not infatuated with himself like Sampras
which is another reason why I like him. Just another day at the office
kinda guy. It is his accomplishments that count and can never be
taken away not the "idols" on his shelf. His being stupid
notwithstanding.

I mean in the end it always comes down to price doesn't it ? Offer
Sampras 100 billion dollars for his would he accept it ? A trillion ?

I mean there always comes a point where offered enough money
anyone would sell whether you need the money or not.

 
 
 

Mac convinced Borg not to sell

Post by topspi » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 19:21:36

Quote:





> >> >> http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4770000.stm

> >> >> nice story

> >> > Good for Mac.
> >> if everything is as rosy financially as Borg claims then why was he
> >> considering selling off this Wimbledon trophies? some one is not telling the
> >> truth.

> >I think Borg is the tennis equivalent of Winnie the Pooh - A Bear of
> >Little Brain. A fabulous player, but I honestly think he doesn't have
> >the imagination or insight to understand what he did, or what it all
> >means, which, of course, is why he managed it in the first place.

> I guess it also means he is not infatuated with himself like Sampras
> which is another reason why I like him. Just another day at the office
> kinda guy. It is his accomplishments that count and can never be
> taken away not the "idols" on his shelf. His being stupid
> notwithstanding.

> I mean in the end it always comes down to price doesn't it ? Offer
> Sampras 100 billion dollars for his would he accept it ? A trillion ?

> I mean there always comes a point where offered enough money
> anyone would sell whether you need the money or not.

Honestly Dave, what has Sampras got to do with Borg's trophies? You are
getting like Whisper, dragging poor Sampras in whether he is relevant
to the topic or not.

Anyway, I'm not convinced any sportsman - even Edberg - isn't at heart
a bit arrogant about themselves. They may not always show it, but they
have to be, just to succeed at the highest level.

On second thoughts, maybe Goolagong wasn't.....:-))

 
 
 

Mac convinced Borg not to sell

Post by topspi » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 19:34:17

Quote:






> > >> >> http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4770000.stm

> > >> >> nice story

> > >> > Good for Mac.
> > >> if everything is as rosy financially as Borg claims then why was he
> > >> considering selling off this Wimbledon trophies? some one is not telling the
> > >> truth.

> > >I think Borg is the tennis equivalent of Winnie the Pooh - A Bear of
> > >Little Brain. A fabulous player, but I honestly think he doesn't have
> > >the imagination or insight to understand what he did, or what it all
> > >means, which, of course, is why he managed it in the first place.

> > I guess it also means he is not infatuated with himself like Sampras
> > which is another reason why I like him. Just another day at the office
> > kinda guy. It is his accomplishments that count and can never be
> > taken away not the "idols" on his shelf. His being stupid
> > notwithstanding.

> > I mean in the end it always comes down to price doesn't it ? Offer
> > Sampras 100 billion dollars for his would he accept it ? A trillion ?

> > I mean there always comes a point where offered enough money
> > anyone would sell whether you need the money or not.

> Honestly Dave, what has Sampras got to do with Borg's trophies? You are
> getting like Whisper, dragging poor Sampras in whether he is relevant
> to the topic or not.

> Anyway, I'm not convinced any sportsman - even Edberg - isn't at heart
> a bit arrogant about themselves. They may not always show it, but they
> have to be, just to succeed at the highest level.

> On second thoughts, maybe Goolagong wasn't.....:-))

Anyway, maybe I am completely wrong about Borg being stupid. After all,
how much publicity has he got, and how many people were aware of his
commercial interests before all this started.......
 
 
 

Mac convinced Borg not to sell

Post by Dave Hazelwoo » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 19:35:51


Quote:






>> >> >> http://SportToday.org/

>> >> >> nice story

>> >> > Good for Mac.
>> >> if everything is as rosy financially as Borg claims then why was he
>> >> considering selling off this Wimbledon trophies? some one is not telling the
>> >> truth.

>> >I think Borg is the tennis equivalent of Winnie the Pooh - A Bear of
>> >Little Brain. A fabulous player, but I honestly think he doesn't have
>> >the imagination or insight to understand what he did, or what it all
>> >means, which, of course, is why he managed it in the first place.

>> I guess it also means he is not infatuated with himself like Sampras
>> which is another reason why I like him. Just another day at the office
>> kinda guy. It is his accomplishments that count and can never be
>> taken away not the "idols" on his shelf. His being stupid
>> notwithstanding.

>> I mean in the end it always comes down to price doesn't it ? Offer
>> Sampras 100 billion dollars for his would he accept it ? A trillion ?

>> I mean there always comes a point where offered enough money
>> anyone would sell whether you need the money or not.

>Honestly Dave, what has Sampras got to do with Borg's trophies? You are
>getting like Whisper, dragging poor Sampras in whether he is relevant
>to the topic or not.

>Anyway, I'm not convinced any sportsman - even Edberg - isn't at heart
>a bit arrogant about themselves. They may not always show it, but they
>have to be, just to succeed at the highest level.

>On second thoughts, maybe Goolagong wasn't.....:-))

Yeah maybe I shouldn't have used Sampras and just said most players
but I can't resist the urge to dig Whisper any chance I get now.

What gets me is the flak Borg got over this when if offered enough money
they all and everyone in rst as well would gladly become a ***.

 
 
 

Mac convinced Borg not to sell

Post by Dave Hazelwoo » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 19:46:01


Quote:







>> > >> >> http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4770000.stm

>> > >> >> nice story

>> > >> > Good for Mac.
>> > >> if everything is as rosy financially as Borg claims then why was he
>> > >> considering selling off this Wimbledon trophies? some one is not telling the
>> > >> truth.

>> > >I think Borg is the tennis equivalent of Winnie the Pooh - A Bear of
>> > >Little Brain. A fabulous player, but I honestly think he doesn't have
>> > >the imagination or insight to understand what he did, or what it all
>> > >means, which, of course, is why he managed it in the first place.

>> > I guess it also means he is not infatuated with himself like Sampras
>> > which is another reason why I like him. Just another day at the office
>> > kinda guy. It is his accomplishments that count and can never be
>> > taken away not the "idols" on his shelf. His being stupid
>> > notwithstanding.

>> > I mean in the end it always comes down to price doesn't it ? Offer
>> > Sampras 100 billion dollars for his would he accept it ? A trillion ?

>> > I mean there always comes a point where offered enough money
>> > anyone would sell whether you need the money or not.

>> Honestly Dave, what has Sampras got to do with Borg's trophies? You are
>> getting like Whisper, dragging poor Sampras in whether he is relevant
>> to the topic or not.

>> Anyway, I'm not convinced any sportsman - even Edberg - isn't at heart
>> a bit arrogant about themselves. They may not always show it, but they
>> have to be, just to succeed at the highest level.

>> On second thoughts, maybe Goolagong wasn't.....:-))

>Anyway, maybe I am completely wrong about Borg being stupid. After all,
>how much publicity has he got, and how many people were aware of his
>commercial interests before all this started.......

Nah you are right. I have seen him many times and he is a real good guy
too but certainly no brain trust. In fact, he is quite "shy" and very very
modest.