Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. wallylm

    wallylm said, 11 months ago

    Ah yes, those four words that reminded me that when you remember Connors, you can’t forget about McEnroe as far as jerk tennis many years ago! Thanks Sir Hinds!

  2. olddog1

    olddog1 said, 11 months ago

    Conners took lessons from Illie Nastase. McEnroe brought it all himself.

  3. GuiltyBystander

    GuiltyBystander said, 11 months ago

    And nowadays, “Are you kidding me?” is the most overworked phrase among sports announcers out there. I cringe whenever I hear it because it shows a lack of originality…it’s a crutch for lazy PBP guys.

  4. Claymore

    Claymore GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    How do I nominate someone for Biggest Sports Jerk of the Last 40 Years? I don’t do Twitter, Facebook, or any other social media, and the “TankMcNamara.com” just leads me here.

  5. Claymore

    Claymore GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Never mind — I finally found the link at the top of the strip’s page.

  6. Linguist

    Linguist said, 11 months ago

    Over the 40 years, so many Sports Jerks have been relegated to blessed obscurity, irrelevance, or have gone on to annoy everyone in the Great Sports Arena in the sky.

  7. Chuck Barnard

    Chuck Barnard GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Not enough. Linguist.

  8. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, 11 months ago

    My disdain for Connors comes mostly from his run at the 1991 US Open. I had to endure a week and a half of all Connors, all the time coverage, and no one seemed to notice that he hadn’t really beaten anyone and benefited A LOT from a couple of upsets elsewhere in his draw.

  9. mabrndt

    mabrndt said, 11 months ago

    I’m never sure how much is real and how much is for show (to get people to watch a sport, in this case tennis, who wouldn’t otherwise).

    In 1979, he married PMOY Patti McGuire. It’s going on 35 years, and they’re still together. If he was really such a jerk in real life, I’m sure she could have left him for someone better.

  10. ehtaniguchi

    ehtaniguchi said, 11 months ago

    Jimmy Connors was dead to me after he split from Chris Evert, whom he trashed in his autobiography.

  11. Joseph Houk

    Joseph Houk said, 11 months ago

    Connors and McEnroe are good. But I’m sorry, the SJOTL40Y is Peter Edwin Rose Senior, hands down, and it’s NOT. EVEN. CLOSE.

  12. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, 11 months ago

    @Joseph Houk

    Yeah, kinda hard to argue with that.

  13. AmyGrantfan51774

    AmyGrantfan51774 said, 11 months ago

    @Joseph Houk

    I thought it was Peter Edward Rose

  14. AmyGrantfan51774

    AmyGrantfan51774 said, 11 months ago


    what does PMOY mean?????!!!!!!!

  15. CoBass

    CoBass said, 11 months ago


    PlayMate Of the Year. Google Image Search for her – I don’t want to risk getting banned.

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