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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

June 08, 2005

Come on, Tim

Great article by Tim Pears on Bjorn Borg over at The Observer - long one, though.

On a related note, I have to say it's good to realise that people have started to use "Come on, Tim" in an ironic way - and to wind Henman up. Yesterday afternoon, reported 5Live, punters at Queens were getting lashed on Stella at lunchtime and then sitting on court heckling Henman for the afternoon. From the first game, calling out, "Come on, Tim!" Brilliant.

Reminds me of Dennis Skinner calling out, "Resign!" at Mrs Thatcher, soon after one of her triumphant re-elections. I think it's a sign of a nation at ease with itself when we relentlessly pisstake our sporting heroes. Few other nations are capable of this level of sophisticated irony.

I for one am really looking forward to the look on Sebastian "Tory Toff Bastard" Coe's face when Paris win the 2012 Coca Cola Olympics bid.


  • Other countries don't do this because their sporting "heroes" actually win

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:05 am  

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