Let's establish some ground rules for supporting this guy.
I know what you're thinking, "Who the [bleep] are you to establish rules?
" Well, I can safely say that, as the bearer of law
, this is my jurisdiction.
First, as a preamble: If it took this guy making the semis or finals of the event for you to "become a fan", you are clearly jumping on his success. You obviously weren't interested in his blatant talent. That would mean that you, good sir or ma'am, are
On the other hand, unless you were out there supporting him in Poland's DC win over Great Britain earlier, don't tell us you were the "original" Janowicz groupy. Let's face it, most of us were properly
exposed to him in Paris.
Now on to the rules:
1. Don't start bashing on this guy if he struggles for a while after Paris. His ascension as a shark has been a quick one, he may have a hard time adjusting to the expectations and demands of the tour.
2. Do remember that, while talented, he is still a young player. Understand that he has a need to grow, and the time for it.
3. There's no need to compare this guy to every other big hitter out there. Del Po, Sod, and everyone's favorite barometer for big-hitting, Safin. Janowicz is his own man.
4. Don't call him "JJ".
5. No references to the Jersey Shore, or New Jersey in general. The J has a "Y" sound, Americans
6. Fans, come up with a degrading MTF-like name for him before some hater mug does. Be more original than "Mugowicz". kthx.
7. Bandwagoners, if you want to genuinely support him, do so, but it must be done through hard times as well. Then you are a fan.
8. Please keep the grand predictions for his career, good or bad, to a minimum. MTF is not the place for psychic-hotlining. If we make it through 2012, he'll have many years left on tour for ups and downs.
That's all I have for now. Yes, this thread will inevitably be moved. No, don't take it that
seriously. If you have any rules to add, please state them.
Let the support and the hate commence.