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post #35 of (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 2013, 04:27 AM
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Re: US Men Drought = More WTA coverage (ESPN)

Originally Posted by Sir Stefwhit View Post
^i don't have a problem with them showing full coverage of the top 3 players on either tour, that actually makes some sense especially cuz at the end if the day it's a business and people generally tune in for the big names.

My issue is when you have Ryan Harrison playing a nobody on one court and someone like Kerber playing Radwanska on another court and they opt to show the American. I would even be okay if they showed both, start off w.the women and its likely when that match is over the men will still be playing.

I do agree with u that if Nadal/Fed/Djoko is playing an early round and its not the least bit competitive then it's not necessary to show the entire match.

ESPN used to be really bad, but through the years they've gotten a little better...and it seems that the women finally are getting equal coverage, or at least more than they used to get.

I noticed that too! It's like that flipped and reversed

I think it's my original theory about the lack of American men in the draw.
Its still bad. There is open rooting for the American players and tonight, after 2 hours of coverage, with the exception of Li Na, you'd never know there was anyone except an American who has played all day.

They just spent 20 minutes showing some nobody American male whose name begins with an S who no one has never heard of, who after losing the first set 6-0 to Ferrer wins a couple of games in the second set and all of the sudden deserves prime time coverage. And who gives a flying f*** about Brian Baker?

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