CONNORS DOESN’T GIMELSTOB WHEN IT COMES TO PORNO: Our new favorite tennis player (as of last week), Justin Gimelstob, unfortunately is now retiring.
The 12-year pro (yeah, we had no idea either) was a goof reporter for Jay Leno where he interviewed players at the tournament. When introducing his segment to Leno, Gimelstob said hoped to have a TV sports media career after retirement, but unfortunately has a face for radio. (Is Jay Mohr now writing for Leno?)
Highlights: Gimelstob to Venus Williams, who he played mixed doubles with: “Why’d you dump me? Was there sexual tension, because I get that a lot, even with my male doubles partners?”
Williams: “I prefer not to talk about that.”
Gimelstob to Jimmy Connors (who was once married to softcore porn model Patti McGuire): “You’ve seen my talent and lack of talent, what do I have in my future? Maybe some porn?”
Connors: “You’ve been around. You know all the ropes, and listen, anytime you can get into porn, take it.”
You know what would get us to watch tennis again? A-holes like Connors and McEnroe. Ol’ timey tennis was just as much theatre and personalities than today’s procession of East European robots and soft-serve American country-clubbers.