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Yonexforever
Jan 21st, 2005, 12:09 AM
Did ESPN REALLY need to spring for the airfare to unleash Enberg's diarrhea of the mouth on us tennis fans?

Just when I was getting used to Gilbert's rantings.. Patricks hero worhip, here comes this ole coot!
He talked incessantly last night during the Blake/Hewitt match!
WHY ESPN WHY?
Just when I was about to concede this years coverage as an improvent over last year!
:( :mad:

Andrew.
Jan 21st, 2005, 12:12 AM
He really should stay with football.

Yonexforever
Jan 21st, 2005, 12:14 AM
I wish he would!
i dont see the need for his "contribution" to the telecasts!

Shooter
Jan 21st, 2005, 12:18 AM
What match is ESPN showing? Thanks.

arcus
Jan 21st, 2005, 12:20 AM
At least gilbert has some inside scoop. That said he is annoyingly self opinionated, and i loved the roddick-dad quote about it being posssible to close the grand canyon, but impossible to close brads mouth......rofl.... Btw, brad should not be airing his 'roddick dirty linen' in public. He fired u, deal with it and shut up.

Patrick "im here cos of a famous brother" Mcenroe is always completely unbearable and never has anything interesting to say.

But whats driving me mad this year is chris fowler with his "talk with my hands" crap. God, that's affected and annoying. hehe

pam and mary-joe at least won some stuff.......... I'll listen to them for sure.

the ceverage hours are pathetic of course, they shoudl be showing more live tennis with less US stars and they would over time build more fans for tennis. They will never look beyond the dollar at the end of their nose today, and thik about building the sport for the future.

Shooter
Jan 21st, 2005, 12:28 AM
the ceverage hours are pathetic of course, they shoudl be showing more live tennis with less US stars and they would over time build more fans for tennis. They will never look beyond the dollar at the end of their nose today, and thik about building the sport for the future.

That's why Internet broadcasts like the one Al Jazeera is doing will become important - because they give the viewer choice over which match to watch.

Knizzle
Jan 21st, 2005, 12:29 AM
I like Enberg's commentary.

Infiniti2001
Jan 21st, 2005, 12:30 AM
I wuv me some Dick :p Enberg ;)

SelesFan70
Jan 21st, 2005, 12:33 AM
Enberg talks about the peripherals "around" the match, but not ABOUT the match.

Gilbert is just a mouth in the same mold as John McEnroe :rolleyes: and that's not a compliment.

Chris Fowler is a talking head and really doesn't know much about tennis. :o

Mary Carillo OVER-ANALYZES people and their games.

Patrick McEnroe..I'm surprised he can talk being so far up Roddick and Agassi's ass...or maybe it's full of something else. :tape: ;)

I like Pam and Mary Joe. :D

None of them compare to Tracy Austin..always fair in my opinion. :worship:

arcus
Jan 21st, 2005, 12:34 AM
That's why Internet broadcasts like the one Al Jazeera is doing will become important - because they give the viewer choice over which match to watch.

Agree completely, but I think that this coverage is a "fluke" in a sense. The aus open couldn't sell TV rights if the first network to broadcast made all the coverage available to the entire world. BBC sport radio wont broadcast its premier live coverage for this reason.

In the future maybe we'll able to buy coverage direct from the tournament or the WTA.......

Now that would work, if it wasn't add polluted or too pricey. :)

arcus
Jan 21st, 2005, 12:37 AM
Chris Fowler is a talking head and really doesn't know much about tennis. :o

NO!!! he is a talking head and two irritating superfluously flailing arms.

Patrick McEnroe..I'm surprised he can talk being so far up Roddick and Agassi's ass...or maybe it's full of something else. :tape: ;)

agreed

I like Pam and Mary Joe. :D

agreed again

faboozadoo15
Jan 21st, 2005, 12:43 AM
you guys really overanalyze... man.
dick endberg is the voice of sports in our era, and i like his commentary.
the reason they don't just have 1 commentator is because no one is liked by everyone. i think it's GREAT that there are different commentators in different matches everyday.
i love pam and cliff, but i would get sick if that's all i got. plus, pmac has been very complimentary toward the women this year and hasn't really said much to piss me off -- except crediting several non russian players to russia.
i also don't like mal but realize someone must love his simple commentary.

Mrs. Peel
Jan 21st, 2005, 12:58 AM
Awww... I enjoy listening to the ole coot :lol:

Yonexforever
Jan 21st, 2005, 01:00 AM
Dick serves aa purpose.. well i wont touch that. BUT its his talking DURING the points that drives me up a tree!!!!!!

faboozadoo15
Jan 21st, 2005, 01:01 AM
Dick serves aa purpose.. well i wont touch that. BUT its his talking DURING the points that drives me up a tree!!!!!!
i understand that argument.

alexusjonesfan
Jan 21st, 2005, 01:17 AM
Chris Fowler called Enberg the voice of tennis in North America :eek:

Dear god, the man can't tell an ace from a service winner :o

Justin
Jan 21st, 2005, 02:14 AM
Dick Enberg is a great commentator. He really excels in his post-match comments. He's not an analyst; and he rarely talks during a point. He compliments the analyst well, especially John McEnroe. He even make Chris Evert bearable. Among other network commentators, Dick is far better than Ted Robinson, Barry Tompkins and that fool from USA whose name escapes me right now (the one who only says "now how 'bout that"... "now how 'bout this).



Partick is nauseating and MJF is getting better but she still irritates me. Carillo is very good but she has slipped in recent years.

jdog3008
Jan 21st, 2005, 02:17 AM
I want Johnny Mac back :worship::worship:

And keep Mary C :bounce::bounce:

dukeblue5
Jan 21st, 2005, 02:43 AM
Chris Fowler called Enberg the voice of tennis in North America :eek:

Dear god, the man can't tell an ace from a service winner :o

Are you serious? Dick Enberg is the voice of tennis. The guy is perhaps the greatest tennis, if not sports, commentator of all time. :worship:

He knows his stuff.