John McEnroe on Cricket: “We don’t care!”

One of the best qualities of John McEnroe the tennis analyst is that he's willing to say just about anything on the air. And if something bores him or a point makes him incredulous, he will say so. It's why he works for multiple networks all over the globe including CBS, NBC and Tennis Channel here in the U.S., BBC in the UK as well as 7 Network and Fox Sports in Australia.

For Wimbledon, McEnroe is pulling his usual double duty, calling matches for both the BBC in the UK and ESPN in the US. One of his new duties for the BBC is co-hosting a nightly radio show called "6-Love-6" to discuss the day's matches and preview the following day of play at the famed All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. 

During a segment on Tuesday's "6-Love-6," Johnny Mac was asked to toss to reporter Charles Dagnall. He was about to report on a cricket match when McEnroe cut him off with a "We don't care" and "have another beer." These are classic  McEnroe quotes and they join his iconic "You cannot be serious!" as part of the McEnroe lexicon. 

As the Wimbledon Fortnight continues, the staff at Awful Announcing will continue to monitor "6-Love-6" for more classic McEnroe moments.

[BBC Radio]

Ken Fang

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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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