You Cannot Be Serious! McEnroe Says He Is Interested In Sports Talk Radio Show
John McEnroe last month agreed to expand his on-air role at ESPN, and the tennis great said he would be interested in pursuing sports radio in a greater capacity going forward. “There’s a looseness to radio that I like,” McEnroe said last week prior to the Powershares Series Champions Cup in Charlotte. “I’m not going to be pontificating on what Michael Jordan should do here in Charlotte to make their team better, but it’s nice to sort of talk about a little bit maybe and just have fun with it. I think people see hopefully that I maybe have a decent personality and it’s sort of about staying involved in things that I love, sports specifically.” The seven-time Grand Slam winner in '04 hosted a short-lived talk show on CNBC. McEnroe also expressed interest in going behind the camera, specifically working on an ESPN “30 For 30” film. He credited his experience as one of the main subjects of HBO’s “McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice” for piquing his interest in the sports documentary genre. Though he does not yet have any specific plans for a film, McEnroe is excited about the possibility. “I think that’s a great platform that I would be proud to be part of. I suspect that when I give that some time, it shouldn’t be that difficult to find interesting things.” He added that he is likely in the near future to add more tennis tournaments to his broadcast schedule. Already a presence at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open for ESPN, McEnroe mentioned the Australian Open and BNP Paribas Open as events he would like to call.