I don't get it.. He's the biggest thing to come out of England in a sport people
actually care about and he gets treated like garbage. What gives?
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> What treatment are you referring to?
> It always seems to me that he's treated like the Messiah, by both fans
> and media.
> That's three weeks a year. The rest of the time he's either ignored or
> criticized. The British players get a very rough ride from the media
> > > > you
> referring to?
> > > It always seems to me that he's treated like the Messiah, by both
> > > fans
> > > and media.
> > That's three weeks a year. The rest of the time he's either
> > ignored or
> > criticized. The British players get a very rough ride from the
> > media
> > here.
> What do you attribute that to? If Henman won Wimbledon would the
> press laud
> him forever? I do know that the World Cup team was crucified for
> their poor
> showing in France. Is it some sort of lost empire insecurity complex?
Barry Cowan's match was the cue for a lot of British commentators to
follow McEnroe and say, "Of course, we love a heroic loser, but we have
to look past that and remember that he lost the match. This only means
something if he build on it..." But there *is* this element of really
liking best people who go down fighting. No one knows why. If you care
that much and win, it seems to be considered somewhat boorish.