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NBC Loses Wimbledon!!

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YAY!!! No more watching blurry streams because NBC doesn't want to show big tennis matches live!!

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God, there coverage was utterly inane even by their pathetic standards this year.

It was so much more interesting to hear Carillo ramble about her mixed doubles from 30 years ago than watch the actual match this year.

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God, there coverage was utterly inane even by their pathetic standards this year.

It was so much more interesting to hear Carillo ramble about her mixed doubles from 30 years ago than watch the actual match this year.
It was basically her saying: I'm a good tennis player! I know what I'm talking about!
When in reality, McEnroe carried the team to the title. Their strategy was to have her push serves in and get the hell out while he played.

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NBC did not treat tennis like a valuable asset, which was emphatically driven home this year through taped delayed coverage and the yellow journalist tandem team of John McEnroe and Mary Carillo commentating.

It's not surprising ESPN took it away from NBC.
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I'll be sad it's gone, just because of all the memories I had waking up as a kid to watch it. But really the coverage was mediocre, and I'm glad it has moved! This just means more golf now.
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It's a bit bittersweet for nostalgia's sake, but live matches and no Ted Robinson make up for it.

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I'm so glad I have Direct TV. We get all live tennis matches on five interactive courts for every slam free of charge. I don't even waste my time watching ESPN especially when they flip back and forth during matches. And this works out great for Direct TV subscribers because usually live interactive blocks out certain matches for NBC. ESPN is part of the interactive package so no matches will be held. yippee.

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Wished they had been outbid for the Olympics too Next year, the marquee event-- women's beach volleyball on tape delay but LIVE. Yes, LIVE. Because Bob Costas makes it so!

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I'm so glad I have Direct TV. We get all live tennis matches on five interactive courts for every slam free of charge. I don't even waste my time watching ESPN especially when they flip back and forth during matches. And this works out great for Direct TV subscribers because usually live interactive blocks out certain matches for NBC. ESPN is part of the interactive package so no matches will be held. yippee.
This.

And thank the Lord that NBC lost Wimbledon. They were utterly worthless and disrespected tennis in every possible way. I am thrilled.
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I can't believe it Finally! ESPN heard our prayers and bought exclusive coverage Does this mean Carillo's out, too? Isn't she exclusively with NBC now? I think I remember reading an article about ESPN firing her?
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It's a shame NBC won the Olympics, though. ESPN will get it eventually, I hope!
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