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Greenout
Jun 20th, 2005, 12:19 PM
I didn't forget friends. It's our annual STAR SPORTS bashing thread.

Today's featured matches. Sania-vs- Morigami.
(I hope Sania loses, sorry- I want VJ to shut up about her being
a mega :rolleyes: star. )

Roger
Lindsay
Marat (Paradorn must lose!!!!!)
and
Amelie (I'm happy- that's nice of them to show her!)


VJ is already getting on my nerves. He's over complimenting
Sania Mirza! :tape:

Shana
Jun 20th, 2005, 04:08 PM
well, I adore Mirza ..but She's survived and we might miss ton of the other match coverages..Bcoz her WHOLE match broadcast is the first priority of STAR...;P

King Aaron
Jun 20th, 2005, 04:30 PM
I don't know if I should watch Paradorn vs. Marat. :tape: Don't think I can stand another year of Vijay praising him. :rolleyes:

xin_hui
Jun 20th, 2005, 05:01 PM
the extreme hype about mirza is driving me crazy:fiery:

showing mirza over federer/hewitt/myskina? trust starsports to do something like that:rolleyes:

and, mirza being the hope of india has got absolutely nothing to do with me! stop shoving her down my throat!:fiery:

azmad_88
Jun 20th, 2005, 05:08 PM
yeah...i was hoping at least myskina..she was on court first today

Wta_Spider
Jun 20th, 2005, 05:15 PM
MIRZA *WON** Hell YEAH

wateva
Jun 20th, 2005, 07:19 PM
I HOPE MIRZA LOSES NEXT SO THAT WE DUN HAVE TO LISTEN TO STUPID VJ TALK CRAP ABOUT HER!!!!!!!!!!!! go svetlana!!!!!!

xin_hui
Jun 20th, 2005, 07:23 PM
agreed!:bounce:

Lady
Jun 20th, 2005, 08:16 PM
I envy you so much! :sad:

Greenout
Jun 21st, 2005, 03:35 AM
OK- Friends.. there's the official daily highlights show w/
Simon Reed commentary on at 8:00- 9:00 am and 18:00-19:00 pm.

The highlights showed Roger, Marat, Hewitt, Myskina,
Puerta, Rebredo, Kim, Ld , and Ai.


Sorry Thai's, I'm so happy that Marat won!!!!!!!!!
And way to go my Moscow Vampire...winning that ugly match! :)


And sorry India friends; but Sania is so overated. She's not that
great and I'm happy that Sveta "I love Cough Syrup" is going to
school her so badly she won't know what's left or right on Wednesday. ;)


**P.S my neighbors in the CCL! Having Kimmy matches
compete with Sania worship must be utter crap. I feel sorry
for you and myself too because we are not even talking same
league of players here. The Sania monopoly must end. Do
it for us Sveta! Do it for us and send her packing.
Do it for your friend Kimmy's sake too! :p

*** I was sooo mad that they showed a bloody long Sania
interview instead of the AMELIE match they promised to show.
:fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

xin_hui
Jun 21st, 2005, 05:11 AM
her match actually ended before kim's match began.....but vijay and co were talking about mirza the WHOLE day, so it's equally irritating:rolleyes:

sorry to all indian friends, but mirza IS overhyped

Shoulderpova
Jun 21st, 2005, 05:47 AM
Sveta won't give Mirza a chance.

azmad_88
Jun 21st, 2005, 01:50 PM
well..they are thinking that india is the only country viewing star sports
they didnt put KIM,Kuznetsova ,Myskina thanks to MIRZA

peanuts
Jun 21st, 2005, 03:49 PM
thank goodness greenout you didn't forget :)

fuck it why are they still showing henman?? justine and eleni is having a battle on court 1!!!!!

peanuts
Jun 21st, 2005, 03:54 PM
my take on the mirza monopoly..i personally don't mind her as a player but i am with you guys on how upsetting it was to see only her match for two freaking hours when other matches are going on..i know the whole of india loooves mirza but there are other countries with people who may want to see other matches and hear about other players..

at least paradorn is out now :devil:

xin_hui
Jun 21st, 2005, 03:56 PM
yep, sania might be a nice girl, but all this propaganda is just making us want her to lose:o

peanuts
Jun 21st, 2005, 03:59 PM
And sorry India friends; but Sania is so overated. She's not that
great and I'm happy that Sveta "I love Cough Syrup" is going to
school her so badly she won't know what's left or right on Wednesday. ;)

**P.S my neighbors in the CCL! Having Kimmy matches
compete with Sania worship must be utter crap. I feel sorry
for you and myself too because we are not even talking same
league of players here. The Sania monopoly must end. Do
it for us Sveta! Do it for us and send her packing.
Do it for your friend Kimmy's sake too! :p



:lol::lol:

oh men i can't wait to see this match tomorrow..the future of our wimbledon tv coverage depends on sveta's capable hands..

peanuts
Jun 21st, 2005, 04:05 PM
yep, sania might be a nice girl, but all this propaganda is just making us want her to lose:o

exactly..if only vijay can shut his mouth about sania..

i can't believe this! nieminen i sleading henman two sets to love..another favorite of star sports is (maybe) about to lose..is this the end for henmania??
i hope so ;)

xin_hui
Jun 21st, 2005, 04:09 PM
exactly..if only vijay can shut his mouth about sania..

i can't believe this! nieminen i sleading henman two sets to love..another favorite of star sports is (maybe) about to lose..is this the end for henmania??
i hope so ;)

isnt this a good thing? dont we know how much vijay loves henman?;)

peanuts
Jun 21st, 2005, 04:17 PM
yeah its great!!! i can't stop laughing when i check out the match..i'm sure we've all noticed how star sports always shows A WHOLE LOT of henman's matches..another blow for vijay's fave list if henman loses..mwahaha..

xin_hui
Jun 21st, 2005, 04:20 PM
vijay will cry....and disapear from our tv screens:lol:

azmad_88
Jun 21st, 2005, 04:21 PM
i just cant belive..im soo sure if they show justine now..till the end..the henman's match will still not going to be over..
star sports..are seriously :fiery:
just insane..if they dont show clijsters again tomorrow to show maybe an anknown player or maybe tanasuargn..i dunno wat to say

azmad_88
Jun 21st, 2005, 04:22 PM
and also its constantly annoying with the pop up of Sania Mirza vs Svetlana Kuznetsova LIVE TOMORROW LIVE TOMORROE LIVE TOMORROW!

xin_hui
Jun 21st, 2005, 04:24 PM
i just cant belive..im soo sure if they show justine now..till the end..the henman's match will still not going to be over..
star sports..are seriously :fiery:
just insane..if they dont show clijsters again tomorrow to show maybe an anknown player or maybe tanasuargn..i dunno wat to say

no, they wont show kim tomorrow. why? because it's the mirza show tmr:rolleyes:

azmad_88
Jun 21st, 2005, 04:28 PM
i dont understand whats the big deal of mirza getting in to the SECOND ROUND!..
they showed her interviews..her highlights from doubles...though she lost..
this is seriously turning from bad to worse..if they ignore those top players for Mirza...this cant be right..i can understand against kuzzy is a big match...but veerything is about mirza now...and not to mention.,.i didnt hear the word Dementieva or Petrova or Zvonareva from Vijay at wimbledon

xin_hui
Jun 21st, 2005, 04:36 PM
she's indian.....vijay's indian......india's part of starsports' network

TiK-Tee
Jun 21st, 2005, 05:03 PM
I hate VJ

very boring tennis at star sport

i hope Kuzzy will win and then VJ. will shut up

Rising Sun
Jun 21st, 2005, 05:11 PM
I know what you guys are going through as I have to put up with the Aussie men, but you've got to remember it's what the majority of viewers want to see.

xin_hui
Jun 21st, 2005, 05:14 PM
I know what you guys are going through as I have to put up with the Aussie men, but you've got to remember it's what the majority of viewers want to see.

i'd rather watch sania over the aussie men....dun wanna see hewitt/scud with their bimbo wives:o

King Aaron
Jun 21st, 2005, 05:58 PM
Well I thought Marat played really well so I wouldn't have mind watching him hand Paradorn a beat down. But I only saw a little of the match so I don't know if he did keep up his form. Anyway, Henman sucks :yawn: boring old Brit :p.

Hopefully Sveta will beat Sania tomorrow. :angel:

peanuts
Jun 22nd, 2005, 04:52 AM
yea henman is soo boring..damn, just when you thought he's gonna lose..henmania is still alive at star sports and we'll still be missing lots of women matches...

from what i've seen on the OOP tom, the only 12noon matches that features an asian player are the Myskina-Nakamura and Ferrero-Lee matches so its a toss up between the two but they'll probably show the myskina match..i don't know why but for some reasons star sports doesn't show as much of the korean players compared to the japanese/chinese/indian ones...

i doubt if they'll show kim because her match is played on the same time as the Philippoussis-Safin match..i'd really like to see this one..this is gonna be a good match between these two hot guys ;)

peanuts
Jun 22nd, 2005, 05:00 AM
i dont understand whats the big deal of mirza getting in to the SECOND ROUND!..
they showed her interviews..her highlights from doubles...though she lost..

geez i didn't know they showed her doubles match..that one was a blow out..sania and anna lost 2 and 1..they are that desperate to show anything about her :haha: imagine if she had won that match, they would have probably shown all of it..

peanuts
Jun 22nd, 2005, 05:02 AM
and also its constantly annoying with the pop up of Sania Mirza vs Svetlana Kuznetsova LIVE TOMORROW LIVE TOMORROE LIVE TOMORROW!

you'd think it was the ladies finals with the way they keep on reminding us of the match :lol:

Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2005, 07:23 AM
you'd think it was the ladies finals with the way they keep on reminding us of the match :lol:


STAR SPORTS sucks, especially VJ.

My BOSS is about to punch a hole in some fat lines woman
who screwed her over some crap line calls, and it's time
now for Sania updates. Then the camera goes back to
Center Court to Timmy.

And was it only me; but didn't VJ wet his pants watching
Justine lose the first set? He was so delighted.
"Glorious" as he would say. And did you hear his pre-forecast.
"I pick Serena because of personal reasons". Yeah, like
Justine giving you the French snub a couple of years ago
because she didn't want to give you an interview during
a rain delay. Heaven forbid, this 4x grand slam champion
didn't know who Vijay Amitraj was? If you didn't know from
his stupid badge is a member of the All England Tennis club.
Look asshole...she's a Finalist, and probably has stupid badge
in Pierre Yves's closet in a shoe box and doesn't care.
F**K OFF VJ!


Ok.. Give me a B!...L!!!...O!!...W!!!! and an O!! ...U!! ...T!!!

That's right Sveta give us a BLOW OUT score against Sania!
:bounce:

pcrtennis
Jun 22nd, 2005, 07:38 AM
Im used to American covergae, I like that they show Asian players and other matches ESPN would never show......But I can understand the frusteration....

tennisrox
Jun 22nd, 2005, 08:29 AM
the extreme hype about mirza is driving me crazy:fiery:

showing mirza over federer/hewitt/myskina? trust starsports to do something like that:rolleyes:

and, mirza being the hope of india has got absolutely nothing to do with me! stop shoving her down my throat!:fiery:

I'm sure she doesn't like being shoved down ppl's throats either. :)
Thats so stupid :( .why do they show her entire match in singapore at the expense of other matches?Indians would be interested yes,but what about singaporeans?I bet they don't show any of your players matches live.Totally idiotic.The advantages of a huge 1 billion strong market..Different regions have different priorities.they should have a separate feed for singapore.anyway,she hasn't played great lately,so i don't think she'll beat sveta.Hope she does though.the more shocks the better :drool:

peanuts
Jun 22nd, 2005, 08:59 AM
hi greenuot! sorry about what happened to your BOSS :sad:

i wasn't watching the coverage coz i thought henman was still on so i didn't hear VJ say that 'glorious' line..he's such a freaking snob..

as for star sports and sania i am also anticipating a blow out..if not then i hope sveta just win the damn match...

tennisrox
Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:42 AM
Well i'm a huge tim fan(obviously),but i don't agree with him being shoved down your throats either....

Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:50 AM
I'm sure she doesn't like being shoved down ppl's throats either. :)
Thats so stupid :( .why do they show her entire match in singapore at the expense of other matches?Indians would be interested yes,but what about singaporeans?I bet they don't show any of your players matches live.Totally idiotic.The advantages of a huge 1 billion strong market..Different regions have different priorities.they should have a separate feed for singapore.anyway,she hasn't played great lately,so i don't think she'll beat sveta.Hope she does though.the more shocks the better :drool:


You know what ridiculous? The rates of cable sports packages
are tailored to the local economy of each country; thus I pay
more for STAR SPORTS than an Indian subscriber does.

In fact everyone here that lives in South East Asia pays a
higher fee than what they're charged in India!!!!!!!!! :fiery:

It's unfair and stupid to shove Sania down our throats because
it's a STAR SPORTS ASIA telecast not a STAR SPORTS INDIA
broadcast. There's Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong,
China, The Philipines, Taiwan and Korea viewers.

We do not care for Indian tennis players- we want to see our
favorite international tennis stars!!

tennisrox
Jun 22nd, 2005, 10:04 AM
You know what ridiculous? The rates of cable sports packages
are tailored to the local economy of each country; thus I pay
more for STAR SPORTS than an Indian subscriber does.

In fact everyone here that lives in South East Asia pays a
higher fee than what they're charged in India!!!!!!!!! :fiery:

It's unfair and stupid to shove Sania down our throats because
it's a STAR SPORTS ASIA telecast not a STAR SPORTS INDIA
broadcast. There's Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong,
China, The Philipines, Taiwan and Korea viewers.

We do not care for Indian tennis players- we want to see our
favorite international tennis stars!!

Thats really unfair.You should complain.I understand that india is an important market,but you have to think about other countires too.They should definitely have a separate feed.

peanuts
Jun 22nd, 2005, 11:58 AM
You know what ridiculous? The rates of cable sports packages
are tailored to the local economy of each country; thus I pay
more for STAR SPORTS than an Indian subscriber does.

In fact everyone here that lives in South East Asia pays a
higher fee than what they're charged in India!!!!!!!!! :fiery:

It's unfair and stupid to shove Sania down our throats because
it's a STAR SPORTS ASIA telecast not a STAR SPORTS INDIA
broadcast. There's Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong,
China, The Philipines, Taiwan and Korea viewers.

We do not care for Indian tennis players- we want to see our
favorite international tennis stars!!

that is so true..its like they have this who cares about the small fan base at singapore or philippines attitude...for them its like the more who watch, the better, and the non-indian subscribers just have to suck it up :(

sveta has to save us from star sports manipulations to please india fans! :lol:

xin_hui
Jun 22nd, 2005, 11:58 AM
I'm sure she doesn't like being shoved down ppl's throats either. :)
Thats so stupid :( .why do they show her entire match in singapore at the expense of other matches?Indians would be interested yes,but what about singaporeans?I bet they don't show any of your players matches live.Totally idiotic.The advantages of a huge 1 billion strong market..Different regions have different priorities.they should have a separate feed for singapore.anyway,she hasn't played great lately,so i don't think she'll beat sveta.Hope she does though.the more shocks the better :drool:

we dont have players of our own:o but we want to watch INTERNATIONAL players, not mirza, mirza and more mirza:fiery:

i agree there should be a separate feed for singapore, why should we be subjected to the coverage just to please one country?

she'd better lose today, otherwise i'll never hear the end of it from vijay:o

oh yah, is there anyway we can complain directly to vijay? i remember in the past he read emails from the public

Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:05 PM
we dont have players of our own:o but we want to watch INTERNATIONAL players, not mirza, mirza and more mirza:fiery:

i agree there should be a separate feed for singapore, why should we be subjected to the coverage just to please one country?

she'd better lose today, otherwise i'll never hear the end of it from vijay:o

oh yah, is there anyway we can complain directly to vijay? i remember in the past he read emails from the public


Exactly! There is STAR SPORTS India station, and they
show Cricket, rugby and field Hockey.


Everyone one should just get the BBC feed which they use, and
some match updates from the Star Sports studio w/out
Vj talking shit.

I can't believe he said that Justine's loss had nothing to do
with switching from clay to grass. He said alot of "great players"
did it, and it's isn't a big deal. :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

He doesn't know Jack about Justine's situation. She won
4 tournaments in a row, many with crazy 3 setters, and in the
Berlin open she played two matches in one day. I do think
she was too dialled into topspin, and didn't have time to
switch over. She took a week off and hung around her new
apartment in Monaco with hubby to rest. Besides, she's one
of those types you know in school, who's always sick. Justine
needed to rest for two weeks. SHUT UP VJ!

P.S Let's all send out positive vibes today for Sveta!
Go Cough Syrup!

Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:19 PM
What are they doing? I guess it's no shock to show Hyung Tai Lee
instead of Marat and Kim!!!!!!!!!!

:tape:

I don't know if they aware of this, but Kim's early
round matches are about 40 minutes. I'm not too
sure if she's even playing at WIMBLEDON because
STAR SPORTS doesn't show much.


Hurry up and switch the camera over...before it's over.

xin_hui
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:33 PM
yeah, i'm also suspecting that kim is NOT at wimbledon at all!:rolleyes:

King Aaron
Jun 22nd, 2005, 05:37 PM
:rolleyes: I thought commentators were supposed to be neutral? :confused: I guess not since Vijay is so openly supporting Sania. He can even say "C'mon Sania!" twice. :mad: :fiery:

Into a 3rd set now...go Sveta!

Rising Sun
Jun 22nd, 2005, 06:08 PM
It's sad that one has to root against Sania just because of a biased commentator. :sad:

morbidangle
Jun 22nd, 2005, 06:56 PM
Soo glad we get 3 different coverages here. Star Sports sucks! I like Sania a lot, and was actually rooting for her, but Star Sports goes wayyy over the top. Just wait till Vijay's son starts playing Grandslams regulerly... Paradon,Sania, Vijay's son and Tammy! say good bye to the top players..

xin_hui
Jun 22nd, 2005, 06:57 PM
Soo glad we get 3 different coverages here. Star Sports sucks! I like Sania a lot, and was actually rooting for her, but Star Sports goes wayyy over the top. Just wait till Vijay's son starts playing Grandslams regulerly... Paradon,Sania, Vijay's son and Tammy! say good bye to the top players..

vijay just said the other day that his son's a rising star:o

King Aaron
Jun 22nd, 2005, 06:59 PM
vijay just said the other day that his son's a rising star:o
Didn't his son played one time and they showed his full match. The son lost in straight sets by the way I think. :o

xin_hui
Jun 22nd, 2005, 07:06 PM
Didn't his son played one time and they showed his full match. The son lost in straight sets by the way I think. :o

that was just unbearable:fiery:

and now, mirza's post match conference. have u ever seen starsports broadcasting press conferences live?:fiery: and she lost!

RatedR Superstar
Jun 23rd, 2005, 03:44 AM
wow! nice thread! peanuts, i didnt imagine you to be like this :lol:

..anyway, i have nothing against mirza but the hype surrounding her is just absurd. yes, she did beat kuzi and she almost defeated her again last night, but treating her to become the next big thing is just crazy. 1st day of coverage, the 1st thing that vijay and that other guy talk about is mirza, second day, mirza again, last night, mirza again, if theyre gonna talk about mirza again tonight im gonna throw a fit! :fiery:

peanuts
Jun 23rd, 2005, 03:57 AM
hi rex! glad you can join us here..as you know i'm usually more calm and collected but the star sports wimby coverage brings out the worse in me :lol:

i was about to scream last night while i was watching the match..vijay and allan(??) talk about her as though there is no match goin on..they're like cheerleaders, the fanatical idiots kept saying come on sania..how biased can you get..thank goodness sveta made those two difficult volleys at the end..IMO those two shots are the one that save us from cursing our tv sets for the next several days of wimby watching...

RatedR Superstar
Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:02 AM
hi rex! glad you can join us here..as you know i'm usually more calm and collected but the star sports wimby coverage brings out the worse in me :lol:

i was about to scream last night while i was watching the match..vijay and allan(??) talk about her as though there is no match goin on..they're like cheerleaders, the fanatical idiots kept saying come on sania..how biased can you get..thank goodness sveta made those two difficult volleys at the end..IMO those two shots are the one that save us from cursing our tv sets for the next several days of wimby watching...

yup, no more paradorn, no more mirza, hopefully they can show matches that people would actually like..

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:03 AM
i didnt know there were so many people who dislike vijay amritraj! :D

ok first of all. I HATE VIJAY AMRITRAJ. i think he's biased. yersterday while i was watching the sania mirza match against sveta. he kept saying how great how wonderful how amazing sania was. and how sania will be a great star in future. and whenever sania scored a relatively normal down the line winner. he will make it seem as if she is the only one who has ever done it in the world. but if sveta does it he will just go,oh that's nice or beautiful shot.

anyway, i went to look up on vijay amritraj yesterday. and i think he isn't a very good player. his career high ranking is 16 for singles. and 20 doubles. and he is prize money earnings are around 1.7mil. he's about 193cm and 89kg. and i think he is a very egoistical person. when asked who was the last indian to play on the wimbledon centre court. he just said, that would be me against noah in 1980. and i think he is VERY IRRITATING.

i'm sorry if this post had offended anyone. but really. I CANT STAND HIM. :fiery:

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:05 AM
Didn't his son played one time and they showed his full match. The son lost in straight sets by the way I think. :o


who is he's son damnit. sheesh. such a FAILURE anyway. like father like son. BOTH ARE FAILURES.

RatedR Superstar
Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:08 AM
who is he's son damnit. sheesh. such a FAILURE anyway. like father like son. BOTH ARE FAILURES.

who's the mother, is it allan, his broadcast partner? :lol:

peanuts
Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:38 AM
when asked who was the last indian to play on the wimbledon centre court. he just said, that would be me against noah in 1980. and i think he is VERY IRRITATING.


yeah vijay and his sidekick allan never misses a chance to remind everyone how he is great enough to play at wimbledon..soo arrogant..

don't you guys just hate the 'vijay on the spot' feature..i think its a waste of air time when they should be showing us matches..and speaking of wasting air time did you guys saw last night when they interviewed a cricket player? i mean WTF?? this is a tennis grand slam event!! why the hell are they chatting with a cricket player?!!! :mad: :mad:

Greenout
Jun 23rd, 2005, 05:43 AM
What irks me more is that Allan keeps on going on about VJ is the greatest
Asian player ever to reach WIMBLEDON. He did make the quarterfinals one
year, I suspect it was one of those times when nobody showed up. :lol:

Anyway- you and I know that the greatest player ever
produced from Asia is Kimiko Date, semi finalst 1996 against
Steffi- 3 sets, and former top 10 WTA player.

By the way I had the mute button on during Sveta-vs- Hypetress.
It was like fingernails on the chalk board.


I still laugh when I think about how Justine snubbed Vj in 2002, when
he asked her for a interview during the rain delay. (Greeny imagines
Vj chatting her her up and she looks at him in that very weird way
that only French people can do as if to say " Are you le crazy?" and
waves her hand in that particular French way, says "pffft" quietly
and walks away) :haha:

Greenout
Jun 23rd, 2005, 05:48 AM
who's the mother, is it allan, his broadcast partner? :lol:

:lol:

Thanks alot. That's a good one. Allan, the mother? :p


I can't stand how Allan keeps on saying how famous Vj
is. Nobody knows who the **** he is. Richard Williams
isn't a friend of VJ's by the way. VJ always names drops
Richard as his buddy. Richard talks to anybody,
it's not about you VJ. He's a nice and friendly man, and everybody
get's his time if you want to talk about his daughters. :lol:

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 23rd, 2005, 11:36 AM
yeah vijay and his sidekick allan never misses a chance to remind everyone how he is great enough to play at wimbledon..soo arrogant..

don't you guys just hate the 'vijay on the spot' feature..i think its a waste of air time when they should be showing us matches..and speaking of wasting air time did you guys saw last night when they interviewed a cricket player? i mean WTF?? this is a tennis grand slam event!! why the hell are they chatting with a cricket player?!!! :mad: :mad:

oh yes. i saw that part. and there were parts when they talked about themselves and cricket. they should have shown a match instead of VIJAY AMRITRAJ'S face.

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 23rd, 2005, 11:44 AM
What irks me more is that Allan keeps on going on about VJ is the greatest
Asian player ever to reach WIMBLEDON. He did make the quarterfinals one
year, I suspect it was one of those times when nobody showed up. :lol:

Anyway- you and I know that the greatest player ever
produced from Asia is Kimiko Date, semi finalst 1996 against
Steffi- 3 sets, and former top 10 WTA player.

By the way I had the mute button on during Sveta-vs- Hypetress.
It was like fingernails on the chalk board.


I still laugh when I think about how Justine snubbed Vj in 2002, when
he asked her for a interview during the rain delay. (Greeny imagines
Vj chatting her her up and she looks at him in that very weird way
that only French people can do as if to say " Are you le crazy?" and
waves her hand in that particular French way, says "pffft" quietly
and walks away) :haha:


i think VIJAY AMRITRAJ is racist.

and kimiko date was in the top 10 and vijay amritraj never made it into the top 15. kimiko date even made more money!

VIJAY AMRITRAJ Singles Record: 384 - 296
KIMIKO DATE Singles Record: 235-97

THIS IS PROOF DAMNIT!

Greenout
Jun 23rd, 2005, 12:01 PM
i think VIJAY AMRITRAJ is racist.

and kimiko date was in the top 10 and vijay amritraj never made it into the top 15. kimiko date even made more money!

VIJAY AMRITRAJ Singles Record: 384 - 296
KIMIKO DATE Singles Record: 235-97

THIS IS PROOF DAMNIT!


I hate when VJ and Allan talk about players they don't know about
(which is actually everyone except Sania, Maria and The Sisters or
Roger, and Hewitt or Paradorn or Henman) with the generalization
of.. "those Japanese players", "The Russians" , "the clay courters".



** I have good news for my Singapore friends. SUPER SPORTS
after Roland Garros had tennis ads and it listed the US OPEN.
So, we maybe getting our coverage without STAR SPORTS in
September. After all STAR SPORTS did the Australian Open
this year, which SUPER SPORTS usually did.

xin_hui
Jun 23rd, 2005, 12:04 PM
what? we are getting US open on supersports?:eek: that's the best news i've heard all day!:bounce:

Greenout
Jun 23rd, 2005, 12:14 PM
what? we are getting US open on supersports?:eek: that's the best news i've heard all day!:bounce:


I hope it's for this year and not next year; but it was one
of those floating banner tennis ads, and it listed ATP, WTA, DAVIS
CUP, FED CUP, FRENCH OPEN and US OPEN on Super Sports.

Greenout
Jun 23rd, 2005, 12:19 PM
I'd like to propose something for tonight's coverage to make it
as unbearable while they show the Sania's post match interviews
and highlights during the time we could be watching Maria-vs- Sesil

It's the "GLORIOUS" game. Everytime VJ or Allan says "GLORIOUS"
take a gulp of beer, wine, or whatever beverage your enjoy. We'll
need a couple of jugs of beer tonight!! :p

;)

Sharapowa(ew)
Jun 23rd, 2005, 12:24 PM
I hate advertising!

Rising Sun
Jun 23rd, 2005, 02:48 PM
So how are Supersports coverage usually? Who commentates? :confused:

morbidangle
Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:02 PM
I love Super Sports! here we get the South African Super Sports channels.. SS2 and SS7 and they cover different matches at the same time.. My idea of heaven!

Greenout
Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:08 PM
So how are Supersports coverage usually? Who commentates? :confused:


Usually the international feed from the tournament organizers
with commentary from people like UK Brits like David Mercer,
Frew McMillan, Anabel Croft and Aussie's like John Alexander,
Louise Plembing, and John Alexander. There's no local bias,
and it's usually based on the top 16 seeded players as the featured
matches with emphasis on the main contenders. For example
they showed alot of Nadal, Coria and Gaudio, Roger for men's
matches, and Lindsay ,Justine/ Amelie and Maria for the women's
at RG.

Roland Garros was good because Anabel Croft usually does
Dubai and Doha for the WTA, and she's neutral and likes
the more talented players over the big diva stars. Likes
the Russians (minus Sharapova), and the Belgians etc..
She also actually reads the interview transcripts for match
info from the players and talks about the quotes said
prior or after a match rather than using the WTA player guide
like some lazy commentators do, which we know is old info.

King Aaron
Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:28 PM
who is he's son damnit. sheesh. such a FAILURE anyway. like father like son. BOTH ARE FAILURES.
Prakash something. I couldn't care less. :p

King Aaron
Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:30 PM
Hopefully Henman losses as well. :rolleyes: Can't stand him and also can't stand STAR SPORTS showing him. :mad:

About US Open and Super Sports. I can't remember if the Aussie Open was on STAR or Super :o. Anyway...the difference for me between STAR and Super is if the US Open is on STAR I get everyday coverage plus Vijay's bullshit but if it's on Super I may only get coverage from the QFs onwards. :(

peanuts
Jun 23rd, 2005, 06:09 PM
By the way I had the mute button on during Sveta-vs- Hypetress.
It was like fingernails on the chalk board.



:lol: that's what i did too right around the third set..i just can't take it anymore..even my mom who is not a tennis fan at all thank me for muting the set..

peanuts
Jun 23rd, 2005, 06:13 PM
singapore people you are soo lucky!!

henman lost!! VJ must be devastated..haha..

peanuts
Jun 23rd, 2005, 06:20 PM
I'd like to propose something for tonight's coverage to make it as unbearable while they show the Sania's post match interviews
and highlights during the time we could be watching Maria-vs- Sesil

It's the "GLORIOUS" game. Everytime VJ or Allan says "GLORIOUS"
take a gulp of beer, wine, or whatever beverage your enjoy. We'll
need a couple of jugs of beer tonight!! :p

;)

great idea greeny :yeah: :lol:

apparently they didn't get enough of sania's post match interviews, they also showed tamarine's..

Greenout
Jun 24th, 2005, 02:01 AM
I can't believe it! We're free! Free!


Freed from the tyranny of Tim Henman matches that go on for 4 hours. :)
It wouldn't take so long if he didn't go over the rules and walk around
the back of the court for about 1 1/2 to serve. Did anybody else notice
this? He abuses the time required to serve?

RatedR Superstar
Jun 24th, 2005, 06:38 AM
freaking starsports, first thing they talk about last night is Mirza again, for them Mirza is the only player playing in wimby :fiery: Newsflash to them, Mirza is out, she got beaten already,helloooooooo :rolleyes:

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 24th, 2005, 11:32 AM
freaking starsports, first thing they talk about last night is Mirza again, for them Mirza is the only player playing in wimby :fiery: Newsflash to them, Mirza is out, she got beaten already,helloooooooo :rolleyes:

URGH. luckily i wasn't home. ;)

peanuts
Jun 25th, 2005, 03:35 AM
I can't believe it! We're free! Free!


Freed from the tyranny of Tim Henman matches that go on for 4 hours. :)
It wouldn't take so long if he didn't go over the rules and walk around
the back of the court for about 1 1/2 to serve. Did anybody else notice
this? He abuses the time required to serve?

i've notice that too especially with his pre-service motion where he like bounces on his knees..everytime i watched his match i always say "damn it just serve"..

haha..we're free indeed! and i love the fact that star sports no longer has a choice since there are no asians anymore in the singles draw :devil:

i did think it was very nice of them to show the myskina-jankovic match even though it was almost at the end..i was both nervous and laughing while watching the match..nastya just can't close out the match no matter how many match points she gets..and could i just say i love virgina wade commentating..she was so funny..at one point when it looks myskina won't be able to serve it out again, she said something like "no one will win this match. will this ever end?" :lol: it was said in good nature and you could really hear the frustration in her voice..i wish they'd keep on using the europen and american commentators. there's no comparison between them and vijay & his band of idiots :)

Greenout
Jun 25th, 2005, 08:24 AM
i did think it was very nice of them to show the myskina-jankovic match even though it was almost at the end..i was both nervous and laughing while watching the match..nastya just can't close out the match no matter how many match points she gets..and could i just say i love virgina wade commentating..she was so funny..at one point when it looks myskina won't be able to serve it out again, she said something like "no one will win this match. will this ever end?" :lol: it was said in good nature and you could really hear the frustration in her voice.


Forget Henman Hill. It's now called Murray's Mound. :p


Oh. That was great wasn't it? Vampire and Jankovic. :lol:
Viriginia Wade made me laugh out loud too. Imagine watching
the entire match like she did! :p

akosijepoy
Jun 25th, 2005, 12:29 PM
i don't like their coverage...i would rather see good matches by top players than mediocre and boring games by asian players....i support asian players but i wanna see my fave players....grrrr...

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 25th, 2005, 01:07 PM
vriginia wade is really nice, she has a soothing voice and she knows when to say the right things!

vijay amritraj never shuts his trap and has a horrible voice and laugh.

Shoulderpova
Jun 25th, 2005, 01:10 PM
Star sport: all players with "ova" in their lastnames are russians :lol:

azmad_88
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:48 PM
how many femal russian match(except sharapova) they have shown this yaer = 0

dont include the mIrza vs kuznetova..cos thats just for mirza
and the myskina's match was just the ending

King Aaron
Jun 25th, 2005, 05:43 PM
I think we should all be glad that Nirupama Vaidyanathan (however you spell her last name) is not commentating anymore. Back when she was around it was double the torture. Niru + Vijay = Hell. :tape: :o

RatedR Superstar
Jun 26th, 2005, 09:53 AM
at least theyre showing the good stuff now, if they dont show the natsya-lena D match, im gonna get pissed

azmad_88
Jun 26th, 2005, 12:26 PM
trust me..when hewitt is on...thatmatch will be forgotten..dementieva myskina's match will most probably be on with clijsters davenport's match..
lets hope they will show ONE of it..maybe they could go to other court..to show nalbandian vs gasquet... vijay dont like to commentate women's matches i think..so he will tell the producers to go to men's matches

~Dementievaitis~
Jun 27th, 2005, 07:53 AM
luckily in HK, we can switch to Chinese commentators instead of listening to VJ. I agree with u that he's kinda annoying about Mirza-mania.

about the match chosen...damn poor choice...always choose to show Asian players. Is it a Asian ONLY Open?

I guess they can show several matches at the same time. Those commentaries are simply available already. I remember in European Champions League, ESPNStars show matches at the same time (on ESPN, Starports, ESPN PLUS and Starsports PLUS). They could probably do so for tennis.

Instead of just telling here, I guess we should cooperate to send complain mail to ESPNStars

~Dementievaitis~
Jun 27th, 2005, 07:55 AM
Star sport: all players with "ova" in their lastnames are russians :lol:

at a moment, they did write Hantuchova as Russian:lol:

azmad_88
Jun 27th, 2005, 11:51 AM
kim clijsters vs lindsay davenport will be aired most probably when sharapova plays.. i hope star sports chooses the number 1 girls

azmad_88
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:25 PM
Vijay picks Likhovtseva to upset Mauresmo...

Greenout
Jun 27th, 2005, 04:11 PM
This has got to be the worst ever!

Not one women's match at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 27th, 2005, 04:22 PM
they are talking to a bloody cricket player now!! WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?!

xin_hui
Jun 27th, 2005, 04:22 PM
oh great! they've brought in another guy into the studio to talk about cricket:rolleyes:

morbidangle
Jun 27th, 2005, 04:28 PM
WHAT THE FUK!!! what the hell is Ravi shastri doing during a Wimbledon telecast.. talking about Sachin Tendulkar.. this is Wimbledon.. we want some fucking tennis! NO CRICKET#$%#$%$#$%^

And when he mentioned some of Vijay's classic choke jobs, Vijay interrupted him saying "dont wanna get reminded".. sucker!

King Aaron
Jun 27th, 2005, 04:53 PM
:rolleyes: Should I even bother to tune in to STAR SPORTS? Not that I can anyway, dad's watching tv. ;) :o

King Aaron
Jun 27th, 2005, 05:09 PM
Oh they're showing Kim against Lindsay. :) And without Vijay too! :eek:

RatedR Superstar
Jun 29th, 2005, 04:05 AM
when we all thought that the mirza craze is over, the first thing they talk about last night is how mirza is gonna be a great player soon.....booo...

hingis-seles
Jun 29th, 2005, 09:22 PM
You know what ridiculous? The rates of cable sports packages
are tailored to the local economy of each country; thus I pay
more for STAR SPORTS than an Indian subscriber does.

In fact everyone here that lives in South East Asia pays a
higher fee than what they're charged in India!!!!!!!!! :fiery:

It's unfair and stupid to shove Sania down our throats because
it's a STAR SPORTS ASIA telecast not a STAR SPORTS INDIA
broadcast. There's Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong,
China, The Philipines, Taiwan and Korea viewers.

We do not care for Indian tennis players- we want to see our
favorite international tennis stars!!

Don't forget PAKISTAN! Luckily, we also get SuperSports here as well (a South African channel) which shows the live BBC feed on two seperate channels. :bounce: As a result, I almost never end up watching the Star Sports coverage, which is maybe why I cheered for Sania.

hingis-seles
Jun 29th, 2005, 09:27 PM
WHAT THE FUK!!! what the hell is Ravi shastri doing during a Wimbledon telecast.. talking about Sachin Tendulkar.. this is Wimbledon.. we want some fucking tennis! NO CRICKET#$%#$%$#$%^

And when he mentioned some of Vijay's classic choke jobs, Vijay interrupted him saying "dont wanna get reminded".. sucker!

:wavey: Which city are you from?!

Supersport :worship:

morbidangle
Jun 30th, 2005, 03:59 PM
Islamabad:wavey:

Supersport rocks!

satya
Jul 1st, 2005, 04:18 AM
nice to see greenout keeping our VJ bashing tradition alive.
i was laughing so loud by myself when VJ brought in that cricket guy :lol:

Greenout
Jul 1st, 2005, 04:36 AM
nice to see greenout keeping our VJ bashing tradition alive.
i was laughing so loud by myself when VJ brought in that cricket guy :lol:


:lol:

Just to set the record straight to all the people who do not
reside in SEA or Asia. We all have nothing; but admiration
for Paradorn, and Sania etc... It's simply that we do not
like the blanket coverage over our favorite international BIG
TENNIS STARS. It's a special GS- this is what we want to
see; our raves try to win the title.


People out of Asia should realize that unlike in the US or else
where cable sports television isn't something everyone can
get or cheap in relation to the local economy. Less stations, and
less selection- it's more a premium than the norm here.

We all pay more than for less than what's available in North America
in terms of cable sports. In fact alot of things that are considered
basic cable stations are sold as piece by piece here.


One more thing about Sania mania. Alot of people do no understand
how large India. It's not true, she isn't big in India. The political,
language and religious diversity makes is virtually impossible to
be a real INDIAN star. You can be big in certain areas; but again
it's such a huge country, and generalizations do not hold water.


*Wow, everybody our WIMBLEDON coverage is almost over for
this year. Sad- that it has to compete this year with LIVE AID. :sad:

RatedR Superstar
Jul 4th, 2005, 04:15 AM
now that wimbledon is over, i got nothing to hate anymore :sad: :lol: