Biggest Tool in World Sport



  • Should I just post a link to the NRL thread

    I listened to a Kyrgios interview yesterday and he was talking about how bored he was in his first match, how it was "tough" for him given he flew in late, the travel to the court was disruptive - the worst case of 1st world problem whinging I had heard in a long time.

    He should've listened to Rafa



  • I can actually kind of relate to Nick Kyrgios. He clearly has a love/hate relationship with tennis. He doesn't really enjoy playing it but it gives him a lifestyle he could never enjoy otherwise. I can kind of relate to it in a sense. He is good at something he doesn't really want to do but there is nothing else he really wants to do either. Is his attitude rubbish? His attitude isn't going to make him the greatest but does he really want to be? He certainly doesn't want to put in the effort required to achieve that.



  • @Smudge said in Biggest Tool in World Sport:

    @No-Quarter said in Biggest Tool in World SPort:

    I believe Aaron Smith has the biggest tool in World Sport.

    Only because Joel Garner is retired.

    .....and Wilt the stilt Chamberlain is dead.



  • @hydro11 said in Biggest Tool in World Sport:

    I can actually kind of relate to Nick Kyrgios. He clearly has a love/hate relationship with tennis. He doesn't really enjoy playing it but it gives him a lifestyle he could never enjoy otherwise. I can kind of relate to it in a sense. He is good at something he doesn't really want to do but there is nothing else he really wants to do either. Is his attitude rubbish? His attitude isn't going to make him the greatest but does he really want to be? He certainly doesn't want to put in the effort required to achieve that.

    Good point.

    I guess if I was in that situation, having a talent in sport, I'd be busting my arse to make the most of it before I was forced to retire, or could do it on my own terms. Hence, I see his carry-on as a fucking waste.

    Then again, I could probably try a lot harder at what I do for a living and reap the benefits πŸ€” though maybe not at this fucking shit hole...

    If he was legit about getting out, surely its a case of stringing together enough wins to invest a bit of cash somewhere, and then bailing?



  • well he is being a prize cock, fans are the ones who ultimately pay him these large sums of money, they pay for tickets that fund the appearance fees he gets...just be good if event organisers put a clause in about paying after the tournament or just told him to fuck off.

    I'd of been seriously pissed if I had paid to watch that, and I couldnt give a flying fuck if he doesnt really like tennis, if I had paid to go it means I do like tennis and want to see top players play tennis not act like prize knob ends!



  • Well yes and no. There is a shit load more money to be made in sponsorship than there is in prize money.

    No doubt that he's a complete tool, but he's of mixed race, is a huge talent when it comes to tennis, and in his own way, is quite charasmatic.

    Given that probably 50% plus of the world are doing jobs they don't want to do, at a salary of probably 1% of what Kyrgios should be earning if he "played the game", it's hard to disagree that he is indeed, the biggest tool in world sport. the Martin Shkreli of sport?



  • @MajorRage said in Biggest Tool in World Sport:

    Well yes and no. There is a shit load more money to be made in sponsorship than there is in prize money.

    No doubt that he's a complete tool, but he's of mixed race, is a huge talent when it comes to tennis, and in his own way, is quite charasmatic.

    Given that probably 50% plus of the world are doing jobs they don't want to do, at a salary of probably 1% of what Kyrgios should be earning if he "played the game", it's hard to disagree that he is indeed, the biggest tool in world sport. the Martin Shkreli of sport?

    If Aaron Smiths stalkers aren't happy with what he is earning they'll positively blow a fuse if they ever come across Kyrgios popping into the toilets with a nubile young lass.



  • @MajorRage was that at me?

    So why does he get sponsors? Because fans buy the shit he is sponsored to wear!

    His manager or someone needs to smack him around the ears and tell him to sort his shit out...or one of his sponsors pull sponsorship would be ideal.



  • @taniwharugby Nah, it was at NTA. Although in reality is was more a point of view than disagreeing / commenting on anything else.

    There is certainly money to be made as the "bad boy" of a certain sport, but you at least have to just be super passionate, arrogant or something. Not trying is not being a bad boy .. it's being a tool.



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  • @SammyC Any player that can play in a Davis Cup game hungover and eventually win after sobering up is a legend. Sure, it was a dead rubber but a great story nonetheless. 🍻





  • @infidel Fuck that. He just needs to be told to stop being a cock.



  • @Bovidae said in Biggest Tool in World Sport:

    @SammyC Any player that can play in a Davis Cup game hungover and eventually win after sobering up is a legend. Sure, it was a dead rubber but a great story nonetheless. 🍻

    Agree πŸ™‚ few more that could be added to the scale too. Pat cash and the woodys spring to mind



  • @MajorRage
    I agree!



  • Further to Infidel's article I'm wondering if he is wired correctly, and we SHOULD be asking if he is ok in a Beyond Blue kind of sense.

    We're judging him on expected standards of a normal sane human being. I do wonder if he is though and therefore if telling him to "stop being a tool" is really the right approach.

    Do we tell John Kirwan to cheer the fuck up when he's depressed? "Stop it, get a grip"?

    Just saying.



  • @taniwharugby said in Biggest Tool in World Sport:

    @MajorRage was that at me?

    So why does he get sponsors? Because fans buy the shit he is sponsored to wear!

    His manager or someone needs to smack him around the ears and tell him to sort his shit out...or one of his sponsors pull sponsorship would be ideal.

    Nick is a bit like Andre Agassi back in his early years. A long time before he realised his potential Agassi was the bad boy on tour, more known for his big hair fluoro tops and shoes and his denim tennis shorts and his brash behaviour. I didn't care that he wasn't ranked in the top 10 but I could have killed to have got my hands on his Nike gears at the time



  • @booboo So what you are saying is that now everytime anybody is the world acts like a cock, we have to step back, give them a hug and make sure they aren't depressed?

    Disagree, behaviour of not returning serve, abusing crowd, not trying and continually being a piston wristed gibbon, is the behaviour of a piston wristed gibbon.

    If I followed your way, i'd have to ask 3 bosses, about 400 colleagues over the years, at least 25 guys in the pub, a whole shit load of chicks the world over, just about every single taxi driver, bus driver & plenty of other people if they are ok.



  • @canefan said in Biggest Tool in World Sport:

    @taniwharugby said in Biggest Tool in World Sport:

    @MajorRage was that at me?

    So why does he get sponsors? Because fans buy the shit he is sponsored to wear!

    His manager or someone needs to smack him around the ears and tell him to sort his shit out...or one of his sponsors pull sponsorship would be ideal.

    Nick is a bit like Andre Agassi back in his early years. A long time before he realised his potential Agassi was the bad boy on tour, more known for his big hair fluoro tops and shoes and his denim tennis shorts and his brash behaviour. I didn't care that he wasn't ranked in the top 10 but I could have killed to have got my hands on his Nike gears at the time

    He's nothing like Andre.

    Agassi was cool as fuck, and every young player wanted to be him. I had no interest in learning a 1 handed backhand and was supremely jealous of anyone that had connections in the USA and managed to obtain his outfits.

    Will there ever be another tennis shoe as cool as the AIr Tech Challegnge?

    I don't think Kyrgious has anywhere near the popularity


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