Quotable Quotes: Eff you. Too.
Not-so-randomly annoyed by this on Tignor’s blog:
The Continued Presence of that Swiss-Flag-Colored Sign that Oh-So-Smugly Lectures Us, “Shhh. Quiet, Genius at Work” while Roger Federer is Playing or Warming Up
To paraphrase my fellow New Yorker Ratso Rizzo in Midnight Cowboy: “Hey, I’m talkin’ here, whether you like it or not.” F
Uh-oh, Steve Tignor. Try not to run into any RF.commer any time soon.
But seriously dude, what a petty, spoilsport thing to say on such a prominent blog.
The banner’s cheeky. It’s fun. It says nothing more than what’s been said over and over again by tennis writers and commentators, including Tignor himself. It’s probably travelled enough distance to cover the earth’s equator. It’s signed by fans with love. Personally, I love seeing it at the tennis. I may not be an active member on RF.com, but it’s a nice reminder that tennis fans, or Federer fans, live all around the world.
And I’m not the only one. The cameras love it. The crowd loves it, judging by their reaction to it every time it’s shown on the big screen.
Why spoil the fun for people? Not when there are the Australian “Fanatics”, Blake’s “J-Block”, N-O-L-E … I’ve certainly never heard the banner gang boo anyone, or have a go at another player. They’re displaying a friggin sign for their favourite player for fuck sake.
Smug?! Anyone seen a Murray fan with a sign “Hey Roger, Andy’s going to make you cry”?