Advantage Connors

By Brett Connors

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Advantage Connors is an ongoing conversation between Tennis legend Jimmy Connors & his son Brett Connors. Follow along as they cover the worlds of tennis & gambling on a weekly basis along with whatever else pops into their head that day. Jimmy Connors is a legend in tennis having played professionally for over 30 years. His record 109 ATP tournament wins still stands today, & includes 8 grand slam titles. Brett Connors has worked in live Tennis production for 12 years. Having also traveled the tour with his father in the 80’s and 90’s this gives Brett a unique view of the tennis world

Episode Date
Pandemic Insurance, USTA Steps Up, Tennis Solidarity Fund & Equipment Old vs New

In this episode, the guys give us an update on the Coronavirus and its impact on the tennis world.  Wimbledon happens to have pandemic insurance, and how the USTA is helping out by turning the BJK National Tennis Center into a makeshift hospital to help NYC deal with the crisis.  The idea of a Tennis Solidarity Fund is discussed, and the differences between the 50th ranked Atp player vs the 50th ranked player in other major sports.  Also Jimmy talks about how he went from villain to adopted son in one of his favorite places in the world, New York City.  Plus the difference between old school and new school equipment.    

Apr 04, 2020
Coronavirus Halts Tennis World, Paying Tribute To Kenny Rogers, & The French Open In September??

Jimmy & Brett discuss the quarantine & how it has effected the sports world. With tournaments being postponed they discuss what the players will do with their free time until tennis resumes play.  Also they talk about the controversy surrounding the French Open moving to September.  They pay tribute to singer, lifelong tennis fan and friend Kenny Rogers who passed away last week.  And Jimmy tells the story of how a trip to his "Kenny Roger's Classic Weekend" improved his basketball skills forever . 

Mar 25, 2020
Mike Tyson Interview
Boxing legend Iron Mike Tyson joins Jimmy and Brett as the shows first guest, & what a guest he is.  Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1966, Tyson has had a successful career spanning over 40 years.  Starting as a boxer in the 80's he became the youngest heavyweight champion of the world at age 20, a record that still stands today. He racked up 50 wins, 44 of them by knockout, and in the time since retiring has evolved into much more than a sports legend.  A star of stage and screen, having appeared in major motion pictures, documentaries and even his own one-man show, "The Undisputed Truth".  He is now a cannabis entrepreneur, having launched his own cannabis brand, Tyson Ranch.   Listen as Jimmy and Mike compare notes on their journeys from humble beginnings in tough neighborhoods, all the way to the top of the sports world. Mike gives us his take on tennis and talks about how his 11 year old daughter Milan, has fallen in love with the sport.  Other topics discussed include, discipline, being a "career maker" and the importance of ego in becoming the best in the world at something, plus much more.  Mike Tyson might be one of the most interesting people alive, a deep thinker who is very open and honest with what he has been through, and how it has helped turn him into the man he is today.  
Mar 15, 2020
Chasing 109 & Sharapova Retirement
We recap the Djokovic & Nadal wins from last week. Then we discuss who, out of the big 3 has the best chance to chase down 109 Atp titles. Plus a thought on Maria Sharapova’s retirement announcement and her legacy in tennis.
Mar 03, 2020
Rotterdam Recap
We recap Rotterdam and other tennis from last week. Then look ahead to this weeks ATP & WTA events
Feb 17, 2020
2020 Australian Open Men’s Final Preview. Djokovic vs Thiem
I break down the men’s final with the old man and get his take on both players. We also look at the betting lines and prop bets associated with the match.
Feb 02, 2020