why do lousy brits give Henman such a hard time?

why do lousy brits give Henman such a hard time?

Post by Marcus Holme » Sun, 01 Jul 2001 06:28:14


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?

Marcus

 
 
 

why do lousy brits give Henman such a hard time?

Post by Shez » Sun, 01 Jul 2001 07:35:34

Quote:

>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?

What treatment are you referring to?
It always seems to me that he's treated like the Messiah, by both fans
and media.

-Shez.
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why do lousy brits give Henman such a hard time?

Post by Tristan da Cunh » Sun, 01 Jul 2001 11:22:14


Quote:
> 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?

> Marcus

As far as I read it, he gets get press from the 'lousy brits'. What are you
on about?

Tristan da Cunha

 
 
 

why do lousy brits give Henman such a hard time?

Post by wen.. » Sun, 01 Jul 2001 20:31:54


(Shez) usenetted:

Quote:

> >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?

> 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
here.

wg

 
 
 

why do lousy brits give Henman such a hard time?

Post by Hops » Mon, 02 Jul 2001 00:44:22

referring to?

Quote:
> > 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?
 
 
 

why do lousy brits give Henman such a hard time?

Post by wen.. » Mon, 02 Jul 2001 04:31:07


(Hops) usenetted:

Quote:


> > > > 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?

It's a little more complicated than that.  If Henman won Wimbledon, he'd
be lionized for about a week, then trashed every time he stepped on a
court or said anything public.  Eventually, they'd fall in love with him
again (***ia Wade is royalty) sometime after he retired.  

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.  
American, even.

wg