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Why O why Dick Enberg?

Did ESPN REALLY need to spring for the airfare to unleash Enberg's diarrhea of the mouth on us tennis fans?

Just when I was getting used to Gilbert's rantings.. Patricks hero worhip, here comes this ole coot!
He talked incessantly last night during the Blake/Hewitt match!
WHY ESPN WHY?
Just when I was about to concede this years coverage as an improvent over last year!
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2005, 12:12 AM
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He really should stay with football.

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I wish he would!
i dont see the need for his "contribution" to the telecasts!
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What match is ESPN showing? Thanks.
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At least gilbert has some inside scoop. That said he is annoyingly self opinionated, and i loved the roddick-dad quote about it being posssible to close the grand canyon, but impossible to close brads mouth......rofl.... Btw, brad should not be airing his 'roddick dirty linen' in public. He fired u, deal with it and shut up.

Patrick "im here cos of a famous brother" Mcenroe is always completely unbearable and never has anything interesting to say.

But whats driving me mad this year is chris fowler with his "talk with my hands" crap. God, that's affected and annoying. hehe

pam and mary-joe at least won some stuff.......... I'll listen to them for sure.

the ceverage hours are pathetic of course, they shoudl be showing more live tennis with less US stars and they would over time build more fans for tennis. They will never look beyond the dollar at the end of their nose today, and thik about building the sport for the future.
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the ceverage hours are pathetic of course, they shoudl be showing more live tennis with less US stars and they would over time build more fans for tennis. They will never look beyond the dollar at the end of their nose today, and thik about building the sport for the future.
That's why Internet broadcasts like the one Al Jazeera is doing will become important - because they give the viewer choice over which match to watch.
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I like Enberg's commentary.
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I wuv me some Dick Enberg


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Enberg talks about the peripherals "around" the match, but not ABOUT the match.

Gilbert is just a mouth in the same mold as John McEnroe and that's not a compliment.

Chris Fowler is a talking head and really doesn't know much about tennis.

Mary Carillo OVER-ANALYZES people and their games.

Patrick McEnroe..I'm surprised he can talk being so far up Roddick and Agassi's ass...or maybe it's full of something else.

I like Pam and Mary Joe.

None of them compare to Tracy Austin..always fair in my opinion.

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That's why Internet broadcasts like the one Al Jazeera is doing will become important - because they give the viewer choice over which match to watch.
Agree completely, but I think that this coverage is a "fluke" in a sense. The aus open couldn't sell TV rights if the first network to broadcast made all the coverage available to the entire world. BBC sport radio wont broadcast its premier live coverage for this reason.

In the future maybe we'll able to buy coverage direct from the tournament or the WTA.......

Now that would work, if it wasn't add polluted or too pricey.
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Chris Fowler is a talking head and really doesn't know much about tennis.
NO!!! he is a talking head and two irritating superfluously flailing arms.

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Patrick McEnroe..I'm surprised he can talk being so far up Roddick and Agassi's ass...or maybe it's full of something else.
agreed

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I like Pam and Mary Joe.
agreed again
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you guys really overanalyze... man.
dick endberg is the voice of sports in our era, and i like his commentary.
the reason they don't just have 1 commentator is because no one is liked by everyone. i think it's GREAT that there are different commentators in different matches everyday.
i love pam and cliff, but i would get sick if that's all i got. plus, pmac has been very complimentary toward the women this year and hasn't really said much to piss me off -- except crediting several non russian players to russia.
i also don't like mal but realize someone must love his simple commentary.
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Awww... I enjoy listening to the ole coot
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Dick serves aa purpose.. well i wont touch that. BUT its his talking DURING the points that drives me up a tree!!!!!!
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Dick serves aa purpose.. well i wont touch that. BUT its his talking DURING the points that drives me up a tree!!!!!!
i understand that argument.
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