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switz
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:18 AM
i can't stand this station in general and i only ever watch it for the rugby, but i also have found their coverage of these games ordinary and especially their coverage of tennis absolutely disgraceful. i don't watch it 24/7 but have they shown anymore than one point from each australian's matches?

i see no evidence on their website that they are going to show molik play sugiyama for a chance to enter the medal rounds. i mean i know indoor volleyball is a huge sport in australia, but surely they could give tennis ago for the few who are interested in it :rolleyes:

they hold the rights to the australian open and they are doing absolutely nothing to promote tennis - in fact they have kerryn pratt, who is a former tennis player and current GS commentator, doing the softball!!

i know they will come up with some lame excuse but the reality is that they were simply too stupid and cheap to put commentators in their and we therefore get stuck watching the dressage in the equestrain instead of one of the most popular sports in terms of participation, attendence and tv audience.

am i the only one who feels this way. it is really pissing me off.

and what were they thinking putting tony squires in an anchor role - he looks so fake when he tries to be serious and keeps cracking jokes over the delay in transmission and nobody ever understands him.

kell
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:27 AM
Yeah, they also did a crappy job when they had AFL rights.

switz
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:31 AM
i think you can safely say that channel 7 will do a crappy job with whatever project they take on. the fact that david koch is their biggest personality is a sad indictment on this station. i'm surprised he isn't hosting the whole games.

they stuffed the rugby world cup as well - that rugby clubhouse thing they did was ridiculous and was despite the popularity of the event itself was outrated by all 4 networks who weren't even showing big shows

Mr_Molik
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:33 AM
i can't stand this station in general and i only ever watch it for the rugby, but i also have found their coverage of these games ordinary and especially their coverage of tennis absolutely disgraceful. i don't watch it 24/7 but have they shown anymore than one point from each australian's matches?

i see no evidence on their website that they are going to show molik play sugiyama for a chance to enter the medal rounds. i mean i know indoor volleyball is a huge sport in australia, but surely they could give tennis ago for the few who are interested in it :rolleyes:

they hold the rights to the australian open and they are doing absolutely nothing to promote tennis - in fact they have kerryn pratt, who is a former tennis player and current GS commentator, doing the softball!!

i know they will come up with some lame excuse but the reality is that they were simply too stupid and cheap to put commentators in their and we therefore get stuck watching the dressage in the equestrain instead of one of the most popular sports in terms of participation, attendence and tv audience.

am i the only one who feels this way. it is really pissing me off.

and what were they thinking putting tony squires in an anchor role - he looks so fake when he tries to be serious and keeps cracking jokes over the delay in transmission and nobody ever understands him.
:worship: totally agree
i especially hate it when they show some random sport when aussies arent even involved :mad:

Dan23
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:37 AM
Yeah Ive been disappointed with their Olympic Tennis coverage or lack of. :(
The best part of their coverage is Roy & HG's "The Dream" :)

HooRoo
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:49 AM
Me too! I'm like...Where on earth is Tennis! D-uh! It's a major sporting event and to think that we host the Oz Open without airing any Oly tennis matches...It's simply ridiculous..

kell
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:59 AM
oh yeah...they show every little swimming heat with an aussie involved, but they showed about five seconds of Alicia's first round match

Ekkekko
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:08 AM
Shall we just smash our television sets? It's horrifying! Where's tennis....Even swimming and other sporting events, we got to see glimpses of our beloved aussie mates....*Sniff SNIff*

Ekkekko
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:09 AM
Channel 7, read my signature!

switz
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:10 AM
i can't even find an email address to send a complaint to. i'm sure they don't give one because they know their mail server would be bombarded and would probably crash.

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:34 AM
Who cares, I actually enjoying watch the Olympics coverage with Channel 7 :)

Philbo
Aug 19th, 2004, 07:33 AM
I am a bit pissed off about the lack of tennis coverage..but why doesnt sbsb get to cover it?? It would rate better than the volleyball and badminton etc!!

I just think tennis has been treated terribly...i understand the swimming and all those events get priority but coverage fo tennis is virtually non existent...

Lemonskin.
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:00 AM
YES YES YES!!!

Channel 7 should leave sports to Nine and Ten.

The only good things about Channel 7 are Tony Squires and Roy & HG!

Bruce "Special" MacAvaney - someone, please... get him off!!!

Mr_Molik
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:37 AM
they hold the rights to the australian open and they are doing absolutely nothing to promote tennis - in fact they have kerryn pratt, who is a former tennis player and current GS commentator, doing the softball!!

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lol kerryn's a bit of an allrounder, she was doing badminton on sbs this afternoon!

Mr_Molik
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:40 AM
i understand that we only see some sports once every four yrs at the olympics, and that these sports should take priority over tennis which we see 4 slams a yr plus davis and hopman cups and a bit of the aussie summer circuit, but the tennis coverage is almost non existant! ive seen two points so far- alicias matchpoint against dementieva and todd and waynes first rd match point :rolleyes: if alicia gets into a medal match they better bloody show it :mad:

Frank
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:59 AM
Don't be sad Aussies...You're not the only ones who are frustrated...I haven't seen ONE second of tennis this Olympics...Not even the match Raemon Sluiter played...Right now I'm watching rowing for God's sake...ROWING!!!:mad:

Mr_Molik
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:02 AM
Don't be sad Aussies...You're not the only ones who are frustrated...I haven't seen ONE second of tennis this Olympics...Not even the match Raemon Sluiter played...Right now I'm watching rowing for God's sake...ROWING!!!:mad:
lol i actually dont mind rowing (maybe cos aussies r good at it :p )
but weve had to sit through equestrian, gymnastics, every single swimming heat done, every second of the 250km bike race and heaps more :mad:

Doraemon
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:03 AM
Don't worry. You guys are not alone. Here in Japan there is absolutely no coverage of tennis at theAthens Games. Even a clip of Ai's matches. I'm sure tonight's match between Ai and Alicia won't be mentioned at all much less televised. Even the major newspapers are bloody disgusting and disgraceful toward tennis more so toward Ai, who s been doing sooooooo well. This morning I was looking for an article on Ai's victory in singles and doubles last night and All I found was a line of "Sugiyama reaches QFs" There was no details what so ever.
They have been showing judo, swimming, volleyball, baseball, softball and football and even table tennis.... but no tennis..

Frank
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:10 AM
lol i actually dont mind rowing (maybe cos aussies r good at it :p )
but weve had to sit through equestrian, gymnastics, every single swimming heat done, every second of the 250km bike race and heaps more :mad: Gymnastics are nice! :)
It's the same with swimming here by the way...Just because we have Pieter van den Hoogenband and Inge de Bruijn Dutch television thinks we want to see ALL the swimming...:rolleyes:And the bike race is just so boring, I agree...Luckily I was on vacation that day...;)
The Dutchies used to be pretty good at rowing...And some rowers still are...But right now...I've been watching like the 10 zillion kilometers or something...WHEN DOES IT END???:mad:

Lemonskin.
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:34 AM
lol kerryn's a bit of an allrounder, she was doing badminton on sbs this afternoon!

KP's got a good commenting voice.

It's a real shame that Tony Trabert won't be commentating anymore. But Woody's an OK commentator too I guess...

~ The Leopard ~
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:44 AM
Good ol' Channel 7. :rolleyes:

azza
Aug 19th, 2004, 02:11 PM
Maybe they forgot to click the button where it says tennis :o

Ekkekko
Aug 19th, 2004, 02:28 PM
Maybe they forgot to click the button where it says tennis :o
Sounds plausible...Why hadn't I thought of that before?:devil: LOL!

tennnisfannn
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:24 PM
Guess channel seven figure we want to see Korea vs china/japan play badminton. Alicia is the only aussie in tennis in with a chance to medal and no one seems to realise that. i do hope she shocks everyone and wins it all. Love to see them scrambling for snippets of the match.

*JR*
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:07 PM
i can't even find an email address to send a complaint to. i'm sure they don't give one because they know their mail server would be bombarded and would probably crash. Hhhhhoooopppp Switz! :lol:

switz
Aug 20th, 2004, 03:31 AM
OMG according to their guide and the website they are not showing molik's semi or any tennis at all during the olympics. they are showing the women's table tennis final but no tennis. we are shit at table tennis and how gives a shit about it in australia? it's a game for teenagers here (no disrespect to TT fans). i am just so pissed off. channel 7 is evil.

Mr_Molik
Aug 20th, 2004, 04:44 AM
OMG according to their guide and the website they are not showing molik's semi or any tennis at all during the olympics. they are showing the women's table tennis final but no tennis. we are shit at table tennis and how gives a shit about it in australia? it's a game for teenagers here (no disrespect to TT fans). i am just so pissed off. channel 7 is evil.
OMG :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Fantastic
Aug 20th, 2004, 03:18 PM
They just made fun of the tennis on "Roy & HG." They looked at the draw and asked "Who ARE these people!?" That was it. Lame.

If Mark Philippoussis had made the semis, you can bet damned sure they'd show it. Women's sport never gets covered in Australia unless the men are also there. Hence, not showing any solely-WTA tournaments apart from Gold Coast finals, and no Fed Cup anywhere.

Greenout
Aug 20th, 2004, 03:29 PM
Really? Wow. Because in Singapore they are going from Gymnastics
to the women's semi final on center court, both matches live! :)
No men's semi finals! :eek: I think if Roger or Andy were playing
they it be different.

Experimentee
Aug 20th, 2004, 03:50 PM
They just made fun of the tennis on "Roy & HG." They looked at the draw and asked "Who ARE these people!?" That was it. Lame.

If Mark Philippoussis had made the semis, you can bet damned sure they'd show it. Women's sport never gets covered in Australia unless the men are also there. Hence, not showing any solely-WTA tournaments apart from Gold Coast finals, and no Fed Cup anywhere.

Roy and HG are so lame. I cant stand them. They try to be funny but they never are. Most of the time I've heard them discuss tennis they do it in a dismissive way and they've shown themselves to have extremely poor tennis knowledge. I cant believe Channel 7 had them commentating for some tennis matches during the AO :rolleyes:

I share everyones frustration at the lack of tennis on tv. I'm hoping now Alicia is in the semis they'll show the match. I remember in Sydney when Dokic was Australian and in the bronze medal playoff they showed a bit of that.
I understand that they have to show other sports because we only get to see them once in 4 years, but they could at least show some short tennis highlights, or cross to the last few games of a match. That wouldnt take up much time and they show full matches of things like basketball, volleyball and handball which take much longer.

Mr_Molik
Aug 20th, 2004, 04:01 PM
They just made fun of the tennis on "Roy & HG." They looked at the draw and asked "Who ARE these people!?" That was it. Lame.

If Mark Philippoussis had made the semis, you can bet damned sure they'd show it. Women's sport never gets covered in Australia unless the men are also there. Hence, not showing any solely-WTA tournaments apart from Gold Coast finals, and no Fed Cup anywhere.
omg that pissed me off so much :rolleyes: its as if the only tennis players in the world to them are lleyton, serena, agassi etc :mad:
they demonstrated their shocking tennis knowledge, they obviously didnt no that paola was world number 1 in doubles, that myskina won the french etc
dickheads :fiery:
they better fucking show alicia tonight :fiery: :fiery:

Mr_Molik
Aug 20th, 2004, 04:20 PM
they were prob talkin about the men's draw whose final 4 players most ppl wouldnt kno.
yea i can understand that but they were also talking about the weakness of the womens draws :confused: :rolleyes: