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ESPN to air Wimbledon: THIS SUCKS!

I saw it announced on Yahoo. This is terrible! I really liked TNT's coverage, and ESPN has the absolute worst coverage of slams. They will show fewer hours of coverage and none of it will be live! GRRRRRRRRRRRRr

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Does ESPN take over Wimbledon this year?
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Yes, this year

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ESPN, Wimbledon agree on 4-year deal

April 14, 2003 BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- ESPN reached a four-year agreement to televise Wimbledon from 2003-06. ESPN and ESPN2 will broadcast nearly 120 hours of programming from the All England Club starting June 23, the network said Monday. Coverage will feature one men's and one women's semifinal . NBC will show the finals, in addition to other coverage. The addition of Wimbledon means ESPN airs three of the four Grand Slam events.

Updated at Mon, Apr 14 2003, 11:02am ET

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Four years?! Poor you guys


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Oh this royally sucks!!

Thank God for my UK friends who get excellent coverage. Even if I have to wait on the tapes, at least I get to see the matches!!

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Great. So all we'll see is Roddick, Agassi, Williams sisters, and Capriati. I wish the USA Network still had RG and TNT WB. ESPN stinks.
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I HATE ESPN!!!!!!!
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ESPN will show Wimbledon every day from 9:00am until 2:00 LIVE and until 4:00 (which is around 10:00 in London) on tape. What else do you people want?? Only the matches from the Aussie Open are on tape and that's because Melbourne is HOURS ahead of American EST. Even then, both finals are live. NBC will show two semis and both finals LIVE

ESPN has just as good coverage as TNT and USA have/had though their commentators are pretty awful.

As for only showing Americans . . . that doesn't bother me at all but if it bothers any of you . . . TOUGH

(Sorry. I do understand your pain.)
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No more Ernie Johnson?

I can't take Pam and Mary Joe... it's bad enough Pam signs up for CBS coverage too... oh gosh *faints*. Thank goodness for Mary.

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