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tennisIlove09
Jun 26th, 2006, 11:06 AM
I'll start by saying...thank God for mute when Chris Fowler is on. I dislike everything about this man.

hingisGOAT
Jun 26th, 2006, 11:09 AM
instead of showing the hingis match, i have a feeling this aggassi circle jerk will last until the federer match starts :help:

Kunal
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:02 PM
lol

TheItalianStyle
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:39 PM
Why don't you add also Sky hate thread....naturally I Know you can't watch as it is an italian tv, but it's broadcasting Wimbly in a wonderful way, showing 4 courts in 4 different channels....would you like to know which matches they're showing right now??
Center Court and Court 1 (that's naturally ok)....and................Dulko-Laine and Arvidsoon-Birnerova, instead of Hingis match and Hantu-Camerin (an italian playing)........bleah

Ryan
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:57 PM
I really like Chris Fowler. :worship:. I don't think the Hingis match even started before 1pm, because of the stupid Wimbledon peeps taking so long to get out the net posts.

hablo
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:59 PM
ESPN :help:
oh well, I guess at 11 am, I'll be watching world cup on sportsnet :p

Oneofakind0490
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:02 PM
Ugh. Why can't we watch Venus vs. Davenport or Venus vs. Maria? Last years men final was so bad.

Cariaoke
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:03 PM
I love Chris Fowler. :drool:

If you need someone to complain about, try Patrick, Mary C., Mary Joe, BRAD GILBERT...

Is Cliffy back? I love him. :hearts:

LucasArg
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:04 PM
ESPN is showing Hingis 1st set now

Oneofakind0490
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:04 PM
I love Chris Fowler. :drool:

If you need someone to complain about, try Patrick, Mary C., Mary Joe, BRAD GILBERT...

Is Cliffy back? I love him. :hearts:Yeah Cliffy came back.

Pam Shriver is also back:banana: Her humor is so refreshing.

PLP
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:04 PM
I'll start by saying...thank God for mute when Chris Fowler is on. I dislike everything about this man.
Actually I think he's kinda' cute...but a little dumb ;) ..

OMFG though! I can't believe they are showing the men's final from last year...anything with Roddick in it right! Why not show a set of a match from TODAY! Dweebs...

Cariaoke
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:05 PM
Yeah Cliffy came back.

Pam Shriver is also back:banana: Her humor is so refreshing.
I have a love/hate relationship with Pam. :lol: She should be on "All My Children" with all those kids she has now. :o

Yay, Cliffy! :banana:

cellophane
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:06 PM
She should be on "All My Children" with all those kids she has now. :o

:haha:

LucasArg
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:06 PM
instead of showing the hingis match, i have a feeling this aggassi circle jerk will last until the federer match starts :help:


I am watching hingis match now and it is pretty boring. Federer vs Gasquet was so much better. More quality, longer points, everything was better.

cometz9
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:11 PM
Welcome back Pam :yeah:

LoveFifteen
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:12 PM
Why are they showing last year's mens final? :mad:

Isn't the world tired of seeing Federer outclass Roddick by miles? I'd love to see the Venus v Sharapova semifinal.

Cariaoke
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:13 PM
I'm so glad I'm not at home wondering why they aren't showing the best tennis from last year.

ESPN is shite. :fiery:

PLP
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:14 PM
I am watching hingis match now and it is pretty boring. Federer vs Gasquet was so much better. More quality, longer points, everything was better.
The last game of the set was great, there were I think 9 deuces before MArtina closed it out...ESPN isn't showing it though, at least not in Boulder>P

PLP
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:15 PM
Why are they showing last year's mens final? :mad:

Isn't the world tired of seeing Federer outclass Roddick by miles? I'd love to see the Venus v Sharapova semifinal.
I just watched that match last night...Vee played sparkling tennis, it was great...& ESPN still sucks!

faboozadoo15
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:16 PM
Why are they showing last year's mens final? :mad:

Isn't the world tired of seeing Federer outclass Roddick by miles? I'd love to see the Venus v Sharapova semifinal.
that would be pretty random... it's the first day of the tournament, a lot of matches haven't even finished their 1st set, and they were interrupted from federer's match, so they're showing his final win last year. it makes sense to me.

bis2806
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:21 PM
God damn it, why is Cliffy back :mad:

vettipooh
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:24 PM
I am watching hingis match now and it is pretty boring. Federer vs Gasquet was so much better. More quality, longer points, everything was better.
Just a little boring.. I was watching it too on espn Deportes...now they are showing Vera vs Kim!! Thank goodness for another ladies match.:bounce:

bis2806
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:50 PM
I don't have Deportes..... Grrr...

MH0861
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:56 PM
Chris Fowler is actually much more knowledgable about tennis than you'd expect. I really like him.

I think they are showing last year's final to save the "gems" from last year's tournament for later on.

cellophane
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:57 PM
Chris Fowler is actually much more knowledgable about tennis than you'd expect. I really like him.

Are you serious? I think he sucks. His commentary is inane.

tennisIlove09
Jun 26th, 2006, 02:17 PM
I agree. Its wonderful to have Cliff back.

goldenlox
Jun 26th, 2006, 02:22 PM
I like that ESPN is killing any interest in tennis in the US.

Whoever thought that showing Roddick, Agassi or Williams winning 6-1, 6-1,
and just fawning over the American, well,... congratulations! :bounce:

You destroyed tennis popularity in the US.
Take a bow! :lol:

vettipooh
Jun 26th, 2006, 02:43 PM
Just a little boring.. I was watching it too on espn Deportes...now they are showing Vera vs Kim!! Thank goodness for another ladies match.:bounce:
And now they're showing Hantuchova vs Camerin. Daniela looks like she's grown taller!:eek:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jun 26th, 2006, 03:41 PM
I agree. Its wonderful to have Cliff back.

Really? All he keeps saying is I agree I agree

Oneofakind0490
Jun 26th, 2006, 03:44 PM
Are you kidding me? Were watching the pre show again?:fiery:

cellophane
Jun 26th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Oh wait... it's the pre-show? It hasn't stopped raining? They said it's gotten better? Or was that taped coverage?

sunset
Jun 26th, 2006, 04:24 PM
Why are they showing last year's mens final? :mad:

Isn't the world tired of seeing Federer outclass Roddick by miles? I'd love to see the Venus v Sharapova semifinal.

Great avatar of Martina,
I love it.

vw.
Jun 26th, 2006, 04:36 PM
What's happening on ESPN2 right now?
According to TSN's coverage here in Canada, it's showing Boxing...

Does anyone know when it will go back to tennis?

Derek.
Jun 26th, 2006, 05:35 PM
Pam looks different now that she's back. :confused: She looks like she's aged 10 years. :o

bis2806
Jun 26th, 2006, 06:39 PM
I agree. Its wonderful to have Cliff back.

NO WAY. :explode:

vogus
Jun 26th, 2006, 06:45 PM
I really like Chris Fowler. :worship:. I don't think the Hingis match even started before 1pm, because of the stupid Wimbledon peeps taking so long to get out the net posts.


Chris is a favorite of mine as well.

People should be thankful that ESPN covers Wimby at all. It's a lot better than no coverage.

junlee_vee
Jun 26th, 2006, 06:54 PM
I find it terribly ironic that the same person who HATES Mary Carillo loves Chris Fowler! :haha:

bis2806
Jun 27th, 2006, 12:45 PM
ESPN is going to switch from Blake-danish guy and soderling-henman, and then roger after this is done! Very good coverage indeed! Even after the first day of showing just men's tennis. Wow!

darrinbaker00
Jun 27th, 2006, 02:46 PM
Pam looks different now that she's back. :confused: She looks like she's aged 10 years. :o
Pam just gave birth to twins, so to her, it probably seems that long since she slept. ;)

darrinbaker00
Jun 27th, 2006, 02:49 PM
ESPN is going to switch from Blake-danish guy and soderling-henman, and then roger after this is done! Very good coverage indeed! Even after the first day of showing just men's tennis. Wow!
All 64 men's first-round matches are scheduled today, so the Law of Averages favors the men. It's Ladies' Day tomorrow.

bis2806
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:51 PM
Yes yes, after Agassi, then Nadal and then Roddick. Guess what? No more coverage after all these stupid men's matches.

Danči Dementia
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:01 PM
I hate ESPN why only men matches..............................well at leats you are watching Agassi 'cos here in latinamerica is Shrichapan against Calleri :tape: :tape: :tape: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: so fucking boring

UDACHi
Jun 27th, 2006, 07:37 PM
We're watching Agassi-Pashanski on tape delay while thirteenth seeded Groenefeld is in trouble against Pironkova, who they should know by now, since she beat an American and all. :rolleyes:

Ugh.

pigam
Jun 27th, 2006, 07:51 PM
I'm so glad I'm not at home wondering why they aren't showing the best tennis from last year.

ESPN is shite. :fiery:
lovin' the avatar ;) is that photoshop? Or did he really wear that blouse :eek:

bis2806
Jun 27th, 2006, 08:07 PM
Star sports always shows Srichapan no matter what.

Hantu515
Jun 27th, 2006, 08:43 PM
ESPN just recapped the women's matches today
1. Henin-Hardenne
2. Clijsters
3. Hingis
didn't even show points
mentions went to Kuznetsova,Jackson,Vaidisova
now we get to rewatch Agassi def Pashanski

Spiritof42
Jun 28th, 2006, 06:54 AM
Yesterday (June 27), out of 8+ hours of Wimbledon coverage, ESPN showed less than 10 minutes of actual women's tennis - in other words, less than 2%: some bits & pieces of the Hingis vs Savchuk match, and that was it. They didn't show anything from the Clijsters vs Zvonareva match except the handshake :rolleyes: and completely ignored Groenefeld vs Pironkova, Kirilenko vs Asagoe, Hantuchova vs Camerin, etc. At some point, Chris Fowler dismissed the whole thing, stating that it had been "a quiet day on the women's side" and then moving on.

No matter how you look at it, this is hardly a fair and balanced coverage of the tournament. I'm all the more grateful to the good folks from abroad who take the time & effort to upload women's matches to the Internet. :hatoff:

dinhd82
Jun 28th, 2006, 07:51 AM
Count me in and also I totally blame Cliff Drysdale.

goldenlox
Jun 28th, 2006, 02:12 PM
ESPN has killed tennis in the US.
It now has about 20 other sports that are more popular.

Football fans, baseball fans, etc., would not even sample the FO final,
which was a hugely important match historically.


They have knocked down the # of US tennis fans to a small diehard group.

And even they hate ESPN's coverage

bis2806
Jun 28th, 2006, 07:51 PM
Yesterday (June 27), out of 8+ hours of Wimbledon coverage, ESPN showed less than 10 minutes of actual women's tennis - in other words, less than 2%: some bits & pieces of the Hingis vs Savchuk match, and that was it. They didn't show anything from the Clijsters vs Zvonareva match except the handshake :rolleyes: and completely ignored Groenefeld vs Pironkova, Kirilenko vs Asagoe, Hantuchova vs Camerin, etc. At some point, Chris Fowler dismissed the whole thing, stating that it had been "a quiet day on the women's side" and then moving on.

No matter how you look at it, this is hardly a fair and balanced coverage of the tournament. I'm all the more grateful to the good folks from abroad who take the time & effort to upload women's matches to the Internet. :hatoff:

ESPN has been hated like forever. So I think you'll get used to it very soon.