Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. A.Ficionada

    A.Ficionada said, 9 months ago

    Someone was just saying to me this week that watching tennis was a waste of time. Good timing on this.

  2. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Watching any sports (on TV at least) is a waste of time.

  3. MagicFan

    MagicFan GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    “Real sports have brats…”
    Remind me to only watch real sports on TV.

  4. Polsixe

    Polsixe said, 9 months ago

    And tennis players burn out by their late 20s, when most other pro athletes are in their prime. But don’t forget they make a lot of endorsement and side money.

  5. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Tennis is as much of a sport as golf is.

  6. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Polsixe

    Roger Federer (still ranked #3) and Serena Williams (still ranked #1) are both in their 32nd years. I know many tennis players who play well into their senior years.

  7. flyintheweb

    flyintheweb GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    What about the appearance money? The biggies get more to show up than to win. Plus the scandals about thrown matches and betting…

  8. alleyoops

    alleyoops GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    I have a 92 year old cousin who still plays tennis every day.

  9. ehtaniguchi

    ehtaniguchi GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Strawberries and cream are what you have for breakfast in the SF Bay Area. Brats and beer are what you have for breakfast in Wisconsin.

  10. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @ehtaniguchi

    In Louisiana, breakfast is beer & boiled crawfish.

  11. Polsixe

    Polsixe said, 9 months ago

    Sure @mabrndt, pick the hall of famers for your example. I can point out superstar 40 year olds in the other sports too. Federer is almost done. For the rank and file ATP players not too many are over 30 yrs old.

  12. AmyGrantfan51774

    AmyGrantfan51774 said, 9 months ago

    @Fairportfan2

    it is not it’s fun….right now as I reading this I watching the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim…I rooting for the Angels

  13. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Polsixe

    This says, from 1973-1996, the average age of the top 100 was 24.8 for men and 22.5 for women. It also says In 2009, it was 26.7 years for men and 24.3 for women, an increase of almost 2 years in both averages. And 4 years later, this says there isn’t a single teenager in the ATP top 100; so the average is higher still. People are playing longer for a myriad of reasons; sports medicine is better, purses are higher, whatever.

    The Bryan twins won the Wimbleton Doubles title, and now hold all 4 major championships, and have been ranked #1 for years. They’re 35. Martina Navratilova “retired” for the first time at age 38, and came back to win the U.S. Open Mixed Doubles in 2006, a month short of her 50th birthday.

    People also retire for a myriad of reasons, tired of not winning tournaments because they never were good enough, family life, whatever. But, I’m sure that after they quit the ATP or WTA tour, they still continue to play.

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