Re: Coverage of FO is disgusting!
In general, TTC and ESPN do an inadequate job of covering the slams, IMO. Their philosophy seems to be to present a package of entertainment over a 6 hour window, rather than cover the tennis. All sorts of features, interviews and debate sessions between commentators, with bits and pieces of a few different matches thrown in. Matches are shown highly edited and condensed down to what they deem the "best parts". I guess that doesn't say much about the perceived attention span of Americans. Also, amongst the women, there are only about 6 players they'd even consider showing.
I never really realized how poor their coverage was until watching my first slam with the Dish Network 6-channel Mosaic this week. Boy, is that ever a Godsend. It's the coolest thing ever. The only "downside" is having to choose which two channels to record simultaneously.
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