View Full Version : I'm SICK of this! ESPN shows no one but high ranking Americans!

Jan 21st, 2005, 05:06 AM
First it's

Amelie Mauresmo vs Ana Ivanovic, then Marat Safin vs Mario Ancic, and now

Kevin Kim vs Thomas Johanssen!

Oh I forgot. Also Elena Baltacha vs Silvia Farina Elia (Who I lust after for reasons even I don't understand.)

Enough is enough! When will the Tennis Channel take this thing over!

Jan 21st, 2005, 05:24 AM
If ESPN had a choice, they'd show high-ranking American players. ESPN is an American network after all - they are probably justified in believing that American stars draw higher ratings then international stars. But, IMO, American tennis fans are far more sophisticated then ESPN gives us credit for. I can't imagine that anyone who stays up to watch tennis would complain that they got 20 minutes of Marat Safin :p.

Jan 21st, 2005, 05:45 AM
They haven't shown any high ranked Americans :retard:

Jan 21st, 2005, 05:48 AM
Uhh what do u call Venus, Serena, Roddick, Andre. The same ones every night

Jan 21st, 2005, 05:58 AM
Uhh what do u call Venus, Serena, Roddick, Andre. The same ones every nightYeah, especially tonight. I HATE those fucks at ESPN!

Jan 21st, 2005, 05:59 AM
some people aren't getting the sarcasm here Volcana. :)

Jan 21st, 2005, 06:00 AM
ESPN is an American network.. all countries will show matches of players from there own country 1st.. I'm sure in China they would how peng who's ranked in the 50's before they would show a Lindsay Davenport match "though I would rather watch the Peng match myself". Same thing with Australia.. I'm sure they would show Hewitt match over Federer anyday.. even if Hewitt is ranked #400

Jan 21st, 2005, 06:01 AM
they show americans only because its an american channel so the first choice will always be americans...dah!!!

if u r really that angry...then buy ESPN!!!

but seriously, i'd prefer to watch other top players like mauresmo and/or safin play!!

Jan 21st, 2005, 06:04 AM
Like rena_hunk said - of course espn will show americans, its an american channel!!!
Just like ch 7 here show all the australians! :):)

(which at the moment sux, because now they are showing some stupid mens doubles with t.woodridge, instead of the other womens singles matchs, and serena's match will probs be on soon too :()

Jan 21st, 2005, 06:11 AM
huntress..i feel you.

im actually sitting in the office alone in the dark and in front of my pc catching up on the commentary from this site. there aint no Tv around man!!!

Jan 21st, 2005, 06:16 AM
if they do this kind of coverage every night from the start of the tourny, then we got something and everyone is happy

Jan 21st, 2005, 06:19 AM
if u have broadband u can actually pick up the live australian open video on the web.. not sure if the channel is showing tennis now though

Jan 21st, 2005, 06:20 AM
alexB is american....need i say more!

Jan 21st, 2005, 06:37 AM
i haven't been too disappointed with the coverage so far... it's been live at nights and thats the only time i can see it anyway.

Stamp Paid
Jan 21st, 2005, 06:53 AM

Although its funny how they haven't shown Lindsay, the World #1.


the jamierbelyea
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:03 AM
They showed her yesterday against Pastikova.

Serendy Willick
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:11 AM
Uhh what do u call Venus, Serena, Roddick, Andre. The same ones every night
Have you've been watching the same ESPN I have because I've seen loads of Federer.

Jan 21st, 2005, 08:25 AM
sarcasm: 1, Volcana: 0