Seems like British commentators are more respectful to Vee than American commentators - TennisForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
fufuqifuqishahah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 16,834
                     
Seems like British commentators are more respectful to Vee than American commentators

I've been watching a lot of eurosport videos and other british things, and the commentators seem to respect Venus a lot more than the American commentators. Is this just because possibly British people are more respectful in general? And if so... Is this true for other players as well?

Thanx peepies

fufuqifuqishahah is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 04:32 PM
Senior Member
 
Helen Lawson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Waiting for Shirley
Posts: 19,303
                     
Re: Seems like British commentators are more respectful to Vee than American commentators

Are these old tapes, or current commentary on old tapes? I thought she was equally pooped on in her prime, but now that she's getting bad results and hardly ever playing and people think she'll retire soon, suddenly is like everyone is loving on her. I never heard British commentary on her, but the WB officials never seemed too thrilled with her presense or wins.

Whitney Houston and her receipts:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthrea...17447&page=324
Helen Lawson is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 04:35 PM
Senior Member
 
VeeReeDavJCap81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 9,542
                     
Re: Seems like British commentators are more respectful to Vee than American commentators

Well I think if you put any commentator up against the very negative Mary Carillo and Pam Shriver it makes everyone else seem objective.

Really, don't even look at me...
VeeReeDavJCap81 is offline  
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 04:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 691
                     
Re: Seems like British commentators are more respectful to Vee than American commentators

Quote:
Originally Posted by Helen Lawson View Post
Are these old tapes, or current commentary on old tapes? I thought she was equally pooped on in her prime, but now that she's getting bad results and hardly ever playing and people think she'll retire soon, suddenly is like everyone is loving on her. I never heard British commentary on her, but the WB officials never seemed too thrilled with her presense or wins.
They are not thrill when either sister win there.....and we all know why.
Heck even here at the US Open they are not thrill and this is their home.
olivia100 is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 04:42 PM
country flag SJW
Senior Member
 
SJW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Allez
Posts: 11,016
                     
Re: Seems like British commentators are more respectful to Vee than American commentators

Yeah British commentators are very respectful in general, but definitely moreso to the WS than the American ones.
American commentators aren't very good IMO. They lack objectivity.
SJW is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 07:03 PM
Senior Member
 
TomTennis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 7,113
                     
Re: Seems like British commentators are more respectful to Vee than American commentators

Quote:
Originally Posted by SJW View Post
Yeah British commentators are very respectful in general, but definitely moreso to the WS than the American ones.
American commentators aren't very good IMO. They lack objectivity.
agreed. They can be entertaining, like Elise Burgen, who is pretty funny at times, but I think I would prefer to listen to the likes of Jo Durie, someone with some character and not afraid to give her honest opinion, and is very entertaining.
TomTennis is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 07:49 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 10,797
                     
Re: Seems like British commentators are more respectful to Vee than American commentators

Quote:
Originally Posted by TomTennis View Post
agreed. They can be entertaining, like Elise Burgen, who is pretty funny at times, but I think I would prefer to listen to the likes of Jo Durie, someone with some character and not afraid to give her honest opinion, and is very entertaining.
Elise is also part of the Tennis Channel trio that includes, Anne Smith and Katrina Adams.

I disagree with this thread just based on the commentary I have been listening to those three commentators.

They definitely are very objective about all players.
Jakeev is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 08:14 PM
Senior Member
 
Steffica Greles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: England
Posts: 4,073
                     
Re: Seems like British commentators are more respectful to Vee than American commentators

Personally, I wouldn't be too respectful to Venus.

A player who had the potential to become the 2nd best player in history (behind her sister) has only won what seems like a handful of insignificant matches since Wimbledon 2003, with one obvious exception - Wimbledon 2005. Take that out of the equation, and Venus has been in freefall for a long, long time now.
Steffica Greles is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 09:04 PM
Serena's #1 Hater
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 19,717
                     
Re: Seems like British commentators are more respectful to Vee than American commentators

Quote:
Originally Posted by fufuqifuqishahah View Post
I've been watching a lot of eurosport videos and other british things, and the commentators seem to respect Venus a lot more than the American commentators. Is this just because possibly British people are more respectful in general? And if so... Is this true for other players as well?

Thanx peepies
What do you mean by "respectful?"

"He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord." -- Proverbs 18:22

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." -- Herb Brooks

"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." -- Muhammad Ali
darrinbaker00 is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 09:09 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,554
                     
Re: Seems like British commentators are more respectful to Vee than American commentators

eurosport is not a british channel......
manu32 is offline  
post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 09:14 PM
Senior Member
 
LH2HBH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 3,071
                     
Re: Seems like British commentators are more respectful to Vee than American commentators

I think American players in general are not as respected on the lawns of Wimbledon as are British players, chiefly due to the fact that Americans are the greatest purveyors of the "new" tennis game. The two-handed backhand, baseline power tennis which I think the British find inherently offensive (pardon the pun ).

I think Venus' win in 2005 earned her some respect points, however, and perhaps even a little bit of "sweetheart" status...

Мари́я Ю́рьевна Шара́пова​ , Јелена Јанковић, Venus Williams.
LH2HBH is offline  
post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 09:31 PM
Senior Member
 
raquel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Legendary!
Posts: 7,096
                     
Re: Seems like British commentators are more respectful to Vee than American commenta

Quote:
Originally Posted by flyguydsl View Post
I think American players in general are not as respected on the lawns of Wimbledon as are British players, chiefly due to the fact that Americans are the greatest purveyors of the "new" tennis game. The two-handed backhand, baseline power tennis which I think the British find inherently offensive (pardon the pun ).
I don't think that's quite true anymore. In the 1950s, maybe but Britian's not *that* stuffy and the fans certainly aren't as stuffy as some of the people running Wimbledon. American players like Chris Evert, John McEnroe through to Andre Agassi, Venus & Serena, Davenport etc. have always been popular with the fans.

Quote:
Originally Posted by olivia100
They are not thrill when either sister win there.....and we all know why.
I don't think that's true. Wimbledon was one of the first events to even let Althea Gibson get into the draw when the game was still color segregated and that was back in the 1950s. They may be a bit stuffy with some small little traditions sometimes, but letting Althea Gibson compete was more than a lot of other European events did (and even some American events still were color segregating), so I don't think they've ever been racist in any way.


raquel is offline  
post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 09:36 PM
Senior Member
 
sweetpeas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,989
                     
Question Re: Seems like British commentators are more respectful to Vee than American commentators

Nothing new?Then they cry,talking about their" no American in the top10!.When the "sisters" were there,you bitch!So what?Give me a break.
sweetpeas is offline  
post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 09:46 PM
Senior Member
 
johnoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,553
                     
Re: Seems like British commentators are more respectful to Vee than American commentators

Quote:
Originally Posted by manu32 View Post
eurosport is not a british channel......
its called British eurosport,so its aimed at people in britain
johnoo is offline  
post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 10:15 PM
Senior Member
 
star's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,134
                     
Re: Seems like British commentators are more respectful to Vee than American commentators

Quote:
Originally Posted by darrinbaker00 View Post
What do you mean by "respectful?"
Wondering the same thing...I don't think I've ever found commentators to be "disrespectful".

Maybe negative sometimes, but they're just trying to make their point.
star is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome