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TAMUStud86
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:03 PM
This is ridiculous. It's the SEMIFINALS of Wimbledon, and the TV stations act like nothing is going on at all, except for the men's quarterfinals of course.

So, first we have Marion Bartoli vs. Justine Henin. Correct me if I'm wrong, but they only show parts of this match twice. once when Marion wins the second set, and then Marion's last game to serve it out. Way to show us only the very very very end of the BIGGEST upset of the year. But noooo, it's all about Roddick and Gasquet, a match that's about 4 hours long, where its basically service winner after service winner. Couldn't they bother to flip flop matches, given that its the SEMIFINALS?

So, some may argue that Justine and Marion isn't the biggest blockbuster match, so what about the next semifinal, Venus vs. Ivanovic? Way to ruin the god damn suspense NBC, becuase they just showed that Venus won 6-2, 6-4. A huge part of watching Venus' matches are about the suspense, especially against a new and upcoming talent like Ana Ivanovic. So why ruin it for the audience? If you're going to show it on tape delay, DON'T MENTION THE WINNER. Now I'm happy Ill be able ot watch Venus' match later to appreciate the play, but where's the fun when I already know the result?

I know some may not agree with me, but this is just borderline ridiculous. Treating the two SEMIFINALS in the tournament like they don't even matter for the sacrifice of showing us a 5 hour mens match. You could fit a women's match in the middle of a men's match and still get to see 3 hours of Roddick/Gasquet, etc battling it out on court. And as far as Venus Williams, it's like telling me a really really good movie is about to come on, and then right before telling me EXACTLY what's going to happen.

Let's see if they'd ever the give same coverage to a match like (12) Dementieva vs. (3) Jankovic, the same as (12) Gasquet vs. (3) Roddick. Bullshit. I wouldn't doubt that they interrupt the ladies' final to show some men's semis. With the way they are going this year, wouldn't shock me at all if we just get the highlights.

edificio
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:04 PM
Yes, because I do not want to watch five sets of Roddick vs Gasquet.

DOUBLEFIST
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:08 PM
I agree. NBC's coverage might perhaps be the worst, most ill thought out I've ever seen. Please, please people email them and let them know. It's PATHETIC!!!

jmosh
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:13 PM
I agree! I don't understand why they won't show their matches live! it's so frustrating!

njnetswill
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:14 PM
It's unlucky that today had so many great matches, I am sure ESPN will show more of the Justine in "Complete Wimbledon" or something.

These matches shouldn't even be going on at the same time, so ultimately you have to blame the rain.

nozaroc
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:15 PM
Yeah, I've got a thread semi-related to this going. Apparently, they're now going to show the Venus semi. If it wasn't for the WS and Pova, the US fans would never see anything. You'd think they would show the world number one being taken down, but it's all about the cash. The French with the coverage split between the Tennis Channel, ESPN and NBC was much better.

sfselesfan
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:16 PM
This is why I never cheer for Roddick or Blake...because if they stay in a tournament we're subjected to this crap.

SF

njnetswill
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:26 PM
NBC has always had awful coverage. Let's not forget that NBC is for the general public, not for us tennis fans who actually know who Bartoli is. ;)

TAMUStud86
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:32 PM
That's true.. Thank god for Venus, Serena, and Sharapova. Once Venus and Serena retire, who knows what the hell they'll show on TV? Its just sad.. I mean, there are players that I would LOVE to see.. I wish I could've seen Kuzy's run to the QFs but not once did they shower her. Same with Dementieva being taken out. But they'll definitely show Davydenko and Monfils battle it out for 5 hrs.

Its getting so bad where I kinda want seperate tournaments. Who would have ever thought it would come to a point where you can't see both of the semi finals completely? I don't think I'vemissed a GS semi since 2000, that's almost 7 years. Thanks NBC!

HippityHop
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:35 PM
I detest NBC. If you're going to do a piss poor job of covering tennis, why bother? Bastards. :fiery:

drake3781
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:36 PM
I can only see NBC. I get the impression that McEnroe has something to do with it. There is an idea that men's matches are more worthwhile for the audience to see than women's matches. :weirdo:

Even in the women's matches McEnroe keeps mentioning things about the men's.

HippityHop
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:43 PM
And what pisses me off even more is that those assholes want exclusive rights to the women's semis and then they don't show them.
And those fools at Wimbledon has just extended their contract with NBC. :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

TAMUStud86
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:43 PM
Yeah, if it were world number 1 Federer going down to 18 Nieminen, imagine how many times we'd see that again? I wouldn't doubt it if they ran it back to back. They need to do ALL Grand Slams in partnership with the Tennis Channel. They actually care about tennis there.

darrinbaker00
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:49 PM
The Gasquet-Roddick match was competitive; the Venus-Ivanovic match wasn't. Roddick is American; Henin and Bartoli aren't. Those two factors, plus the fact they had five hours to fill, is why NBC did what they did. As much as I love Venus, I think they made the right decision.

HippityHop
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:51 PM
This is another reason that I don't care for best of five. If you lose the first two sets you should go home. The women know this.

edificio
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:57 PM
Roddick/Gasquet may be competitive, but it is boring. Also, 5 sets. They could have shown Venus' match, but they definitely ought to show Justine's decimation. I assume, they are saving the Venus for the end of the day.

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:58 PM
Yeah, I've got a thread semi-related to this going. Apparently, they're now going to show the Venus semi. If it wasn't for the WS and Pova, the US fans would never see anything. You'd think they would show the world number one being taken down, but it's all about the cash. The French with the coverage split between the Tennis Channel, ESPN and NBC was much better.


Yeah, TTC actually showed all the QF matches live.

ESPN, however, will only show a Sharapova or Williams sister quarterfinal.

And if the schedule is behind like at this years wimbeldon, they wont show live semifinals either :(

darrinbaker00
Jul 6th, 2007, 08:59 PM
Roddick/Gasquet may be competitive, but it is boring. Also, 5 sets. They could have shown Venus' match, but they definitely ought to show Justine's decimation. I assume, they are saving the Venus for the end of the day.
How can a match possibly be competitive and boring at the same time? Please, please, PLEASE explain that to me.

edificio
Jul 6th, 2007, 09:11 PM
How can a match possibly be competitive and boring at the same time? Please, please, PLEASE explain that to me.

Easily. They were evenly matched, but I found that boring. Sorry, dude. We can't all agree on everything.

darrinbaker00
Jul 6th, 2007, 09:16 PM
Easily. They were evenly matched, but I found that boring. Sorry, dude. We can't all agree on everything.
So you find well-played, competitive matches boring, eh? More power to you, my friend. ;)

simba
Jul 6th, 2007, 09:20 PM
NBC's coverage is be the worst at least ESPN show some mactches lives.

Mileen
Jul 6th, 2007, 11:30 PM
By reading your posts alone, I detest NBC too! :lol:

:hug: to you all.

Something strange is going on with Eurosport here too. Would you believe what I am going to say?? THEY ARE NOT SHOWING WIMBLEDON AT ALL :eek: :weirdo:

Babolatpro880
Jul 6th, 2007, 11:50 PM
Um, to be honest, I usually side the with NBC/ESPN HATERZ. But the Roddick/Gasquet match was AWESOME.

edificio
Jul 6th, 2007, 11:59 PM
So you find well-played, competitive matches boring, eh? More power to you, my friend. ;)

You missed the point. I didn't want to watch the two at all. Don't care if it was well played or competitive. Something for people who enjoy Roddick and Gasquet, not something for me.

But, thankfully, they did show Venus and Ana. Unfortunately, they showed none of Henin/Bartoli. Sad for me.

darrinbaker00
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:06 AM
You missed the point. I didn't want to watch the two at all. Don't care if it was well played or competitive. Something for people who enjoy Roddick and Gasquet, not something for me.

But, thankfully, they did show Venus and Ana. Unfortunately, they showed none of Henin/Bartoli. Sad for me.
OK, I get it now; it's the Y chromosomes you object to. Thanks for the clarification.

earthcrystal
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:08 AM
I seriously didn't expect any better from either of these sucky clueless networks. Which is why I spent the $25 to get the live feeds from Wimbledon directly.

It's been the best money I ever spent.

Condolences to those that couldn't, for whatever reason, utilize it.

bellascarlett
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:08 AM
YES! I was complaining during the Justine semi. WTF? two days in a row now, they treat women's tennis as inferior...Not good! :rolleyes: The women have been in later rounds, you'd think they'll have priority in terms of coverage. But NO....they still show the men in their earlier rounds. :o I don't care if Roddick is on. It was a quarterfinal. There was a women's semifinal going on -- a special one at that in that the number one seed got ousted. And they pretend like nothing is going on. Good thing Gasquet is finally showing what he's capable of and kicked Roddick's ass. The other day, they also did this with Ivanovic-Vaidisova...pretending a quarterfinal wasn't going on while showing a men's fourth round.

The annoying thing is...don't get rights to women's matches if you won't treat them accordingly. :o Next time, just leave the women's matches to ESPN. At least people will get to see them in full.

darrinbaker00
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:16 AM
Why can't some of you just enjoy the tennis? Gasquet-Roddick was a GREAT match.

TAMUStud86
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:24 AM
yeah it was a great match.. .but should they really have neglected a womens semifinal, that they could at least have shown one set of? Five sets of a good match verus 5 points of the Bartoli-Henin match.. I don't care if they show men, but make it even. if this were 1st round or something, ok no big deal, but its a GRANDSLAM SEMIFINAL, where the #1 seed was ousted by an unlikely opponent. If this were Federer, it would be shown, regardless if there was an AMAZING women's match on at the same time.

Thkmra
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:24 AM
The Gasquet-Roddick match was competitive; the Venus-Ivanovic match wasn't. Roddick is American; Henin and Bartoli aren't. Those two factors, plus the fact they had five hours to fill, is why NBC did what they did. As much as I love Venus, I think they made the right decision.

:worship: Well said, though frankly the other posters gripe about the Roddick/Gasquet match, showing more deference to one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history, is to say in the least 'Questionable:confused:

champGS1452
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:34 AM
Why can't some of you just enjoy the tennis? Gasquet-Roddick was a GREAT match.

Ehhh,the fourth set was good (mostly Gasquet's play). But the fifth set was quite boring cause it was obvious that Gasquet would win. I just don't find Roddick entertaining. Overall I wouldn't say it was a great match.

I agree that it was unacceptable to not show the women's semifinal being possibly the biggest upset in years. Now tomorrow people will be like who? concerning Bartoli when they should have had the chance to watch her play great tennis to win that match.

Anna F'd Enrique
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:50 AM
I think in the middle of the fourth set, they could have shown a couple of games of Henin's match. Other than that, I was fine with the Roddick match being shown.

TAMUStud86
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:53 AM
Yeah, it's very unfortunate. Thanks to coverage throughout the years, I don't think I've ever seen a full Bartoli match. I have no idea what to expect from her tomorrow, all I know is that she plays with two hands. I should have had my opportunity today. Maybe if more people were able to see her victory, more people would be giving her credit for the biggest win of her life today.

Sir Stefwhit
Jul 7th, 2007, 01:46 AM
The Gasquet-Roddick match was competitive; the Venus-Ivanovic match wasn't. Roddick is American; Henin and Bartoli aren't. Those two factors, plus the fact they had five hours to fill, is why NBC did what they did. As much as I love Venus, I think they made the right decision.Here on the west coast Roddicks' match was ending just as they started their live coverage. With 5 hours to fill and all the matches completed (again, I'm only talking about the west cost) it makes absolutely no sense not to show more of the Bartoli/Justine match. With a live telecast I can at least rationalize that things happened so quickly and before they knew it Justine was down 5-0 in the third. And even still that's a weak excuse. Why not show a good 3hrs of the Roddick match and at least one hour of Venus and one hour of Justine? I understand that it's a business and that certain players attract more viewers so I'm okay with certain matches getting more coverage. But not to the extent where the top seed on the womens' draw is shown less than a total of 15 minutes, that's just madness.

How is the sport ever going to grow if they don't get away from focusing only on the americans?

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jul 7th, 2007, 01:56 AM
The thing you guys are forgetting about the Roddick match is that, whether it was a good match or not, NBC WAS GOING TO SHOW IT. They lucked out.

I dont understand though, how they can show THAT MATCH live, but not let ESPN show Venus/Ana live. They could have just shown Roddick/Gaquet LIVE, then after show the women's semi's on delay. But why not let ESPN show Venus/Ana live????

THATS whats stupid

LeonHart
Jul 7th, 2007, 02:01 AM
I feel bad for you guys :(

I would have been angry as well.

Don't get me wrong, I like Roddick and I love Gasquet. But 5 sets is way too long to sit through and although it was good it still was not better than the intensity and drama surrounding the Henin-Bartoli match. I mean cmon, the favorite to win Wimbledon is going out in the 3rd, almost being bageled! Bartoli was playing BRILLIANT, how can NBC neglect to show her play? I hope Bartoli wipes the floor with Venus tomorrow and see what reaction NBC commentators have to the average joe viewers that expect Venus to win easily against this "no-name" player.

Davenselesport
Jul 7th, 2007, 02:01 AM
its all about the ratings... they are running a business.

wtatennisballer
Jul 7th, 2007, 02:02 AM
:shout: :shout: :shout: :shout: :shout: :shout: :shout: :shout: :shout: :shout: It's times like this that I wish I could flee to Europe and be able to watch more tennis.

goldenlox
Jul 7th, 2007, 02:02 AM
Any network decision makers who won't switch out of that Roddick match to show the Henin-Bartoli 3rd set as Marion went up a break know nothing about tennis.

That was a huge moment in the history of the sport. One of the biggest upsets in an important match in this era.

They are clueless at NBC. They are fucking idiots.

Sir Stefwhit
Jul 7th, 2007, 02:55 AM
So, how many people complaining in this thread took time to forward NBC an email? It's our job as tennis fans to, at the very least, let them know how we feel. If not, expect more of the same.

darrinbaker00
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:02 AM
Here on the west coast Roddicks' match was ending just as they started their live coverage. With 5 hours to fill and all the matches completed (again, I'm only talking about the west cost) it makes absolutely no sense not to show more of the Bartoli/Justine match. With a live telecast I can at least rationalize that things happened so quickly and before they knew it Justine was down 5-0 in the third. And even still that's a weak excuse. Why not show a good 3hrs of the Roddick match and at least one hour of Venus and one hour of Justine? I understand that it's a business and that certain players attract more viewers so I'm okay with certain matches getting more coverage. But not to the extent where the top seed on the womens' draw is shown less than a total of 15 minutes, that's just madness.

How is the sport ever going to grow if they don't get away from focusing only on the americans?
First of all, they're not going to show the East Coast one thing and the West Coast another. Secondly, like you said in your post, it's a business. NBC doesn't care about growing the sport; they care about making money, and their target audience (the so-called "casual fan") would rather watch Andy Roddick and Venus Williams than Justine Henin and Marion Bartoli.

Donny
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:04 AM
Any network decision makers who won't switch out of that Roddick match to show the Henin-Bartoli 3rd set as Marion went up a break know nothing about tennis.

That was a huge moment in the history of the sport. One of the biggest upsets in an important match in this era.

They are clueless at NBC. They are fucking idiots.

Orrrr.... perhaps the corporation decided to play the match which will attract more viewers, thus ensuring better ad rates next year, thus ensuring more money for their shareholders. That seems quite smart to me.

It's ok to disagree with the scheduling, bt to act like a organization that exists purely to make money is dumb to show the more popular matchup isn't fair.

darrinbaker00
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:09 AM
Now that the Tennis Channel is FINALLY become available in more American homes, I look for them to become more of a player at the majors. They're already the primary cablecaster for Roland Garros; beginning next year, they'll be the secondary cablecaster for the Australian Open; and since the USTA is now a minority owner of the Tennis Channel, I expect them to have exclusive cable rights for the US Open once USA Network's contract runs out. Be patient, tennis fans, help is on the way.

Sir Stefwhit
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:14 AM
First of all, they're not going to show the East Coast one thing and the West Coast another. Secondly, like you said in your post, it's a business. NBC doesn't care about growing the sport; they care about making money, and their target audience (the so-called "casual fan") would rather watch Andy Roddick and Venus Williams than Justine Henin and Marion Bartoli.

That makes no sense at all. If you have a vested interest in making money, then wouldn't one conclude that if you help grow the sport you help make it more profitable as well? :confused:

I'm a casual viewer watching Andy and Richard and midway through the match they cut to Justine/Bartoli and show the entire 3rd set. I don't know jack about Bartoli, but I watch her make history and now I'm more inclined to watch the final with her playing Venus. Bartoli is no longer just some random player I've never seen before in my life. She's now the girl that I saw play some wonderful tennis and take it to the same girl that beat Serena. I'm more interested in the final as a result. Meanwhile, they switch back to the Roddick match and pick it up at the start of the 5th. What did I really miss in the Roddick match, am I any less interested in that match because I missed 20 minutes of a 3hr match, I think not.

Every time they have two non-american in the finals and they complain about the low ratings, they have to start taking some of the responsibility for that. If they don't show the future players today, I wont care about them tomorrow.

Donny
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:18 AM
That makes no sense at all. If you have a vested interest in making money, then wouldn't one conclude that if you help grow the sport you help make it more profitable as well? :confused:

I'm a casual viewer watching Andy and Richard and midway through the match they cut to Justine/Bartoli and show the entire 3rd set. I don't know jack about Bartoli, but I watch her make history and now I'm more inclined to watch the final with her playing Venus. Bartoli is no longer just some random player I've never seen before in my life. She's now the girl that I saw play some wonderful tennis and take it to the same girl that beat Serena. I'm more interested in the final as a result. Meanwhile, they switch back to the Roddick match and pick it up at the start of the 5th. What did I really miss in the Roddick match, am I any less interested in that match because I missed 20 minutes of a 3hr match, I think not.

Every time they have two non-american in the finals and they complain about the low ratings, they have to start taking some of the responsibility for that. If they don't show the future players today, I wont care about them tomorrow.

There's faulty logic in your post. You're saying that if they don't show foreign players more, Americans will never warm up to them. Americans don't skip matches between foriegners because of lack of info, they do it because they aren't Americans. It's nationalism, and nationalism isn't based on logic or reasoning.

The current strategy of the networks seems to be hoping to god that an American makes it deep into a draw, and if they do (coughBLAKEcough) hype them to no end. And this actually works- for now.

delicatecutter
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:20 AM
My only prayer is that ESPN shows it on their daily recap show. I hate that I missed both Ana/:devil: and Justine/Marion. Those have probs been the best two matches of the tournament so far!

ETA: I did see the 5 or 6 points that NBC bothered to show, but it was not NEARLY enough. I'm not upset because I had to work anyway. But if I had been off work and channelsurfing.net wasn't working (like it wouldn't for me yesterday) I would have been furious!!

I will do what a previous poster suggested and root for Roddick to lose early every tournament NBC will eventually show tennis. I actually like Blake though, but he seems to take it out of my hands. :lol:

I just don't know what kind of person could randomly watch tennis and only care about the Americans. Esp. because Roddick's game is like not the kind of game anyone would use to showcase or promote the sport of tennis. It sucks. I would think if you would actually devote some of your time to watch tennis you'd want to at least see good tennis.

bellascarlett
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:21 AM
Why can't some of you just enjoy the tennis? Gasquet-Roddick was a GREAT match.

Look, Gasquet is a fave and I was excited to witness his win today but it was hard to pretend a women's semifinal was not going on at the same time as that match wherein the number one player in the world and heavy favorite was about to lose to someone like Bartoli (no offense to Bartoli but really no one really gave her much of a chance)...I dont know what the right way was to go about it as the Gasquet match was locked in the fifth IIRC, but I was at least expecting them to show the Justine-Bartoli match for more than 1 game and a few points. That's the issue.

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:32 AM
Now that the Tennis Channel is FINALLY become available in more American homes, I look for them to become more of a player at the majors. They're already the primary cablecaster for Roland Garros; beginning next year, they'll be the secondary cablecaster for the Australian Open; and since the USTA is now a minority owner of the Tennis Channel, I expect them to have exclusive cable rights for the US Open once USA Network's contract runs out. Be patient, tennis fans, help is on the way.

Usa is fine. They know when to switch to a great match. And last year they did that multi-chanel thing for the first time, which was great.

For me ESPN and NBC know nothing about how to broadcast a tennis event. They broadcast it like a basketball game or baseball game. Which is stupid. A Tennis grandslam is different than anyother sport.

And I like personally like CBS better than NBC

darrinbaker00
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:33 AM
That makes no sense at all. If you have a vested interest in making money, then wouldn't one conclude that if you help grow the sport you help make it more profitable as well? :confused:
NBC only has so many hours, so they're going to go with the players their audience is familiar with, which would DEFINITELY leave Bartoli out, and since Henin is a jock and not a glamour girl, she has to make the final to get some face time.
I'm a casual viewer watching Andy and Richard and midway through the match they cut to Justine/Bartoli and show the entire 3rd set. I don't know jack about Bartoli, but I watch her make history and now I'm more inclined to watch the final with her playing Venus. Bartoli is no longer just some random player I've never seen before in my life. She's now the girl that I saw play some wonderful tennis and take it to the same girl that beat Serena. I'm more interested in the final as a result. Meanwhile, they switch back to the Roddick match and pick it up at the start of the 5th. What did I really miss in the Roddick match, am I any less interested in that match because I missed 20 minutes of a 3hr match, I think not.

Every time they have two non-american in the finals and they complain about the low ratings, they have to start taking some of the responsibility for that. If they don't show the future players today, I wont care about them tomorrow.
That's why the Tennis Channel was created, my friend. No matter how many letters and e-mails we send to NBC, they ain't gonna change. We just have to support the Tennis Channel so that they can grow big enough to secure broadcast rights to all the big events.

darrinbaker00
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:40 AM
Usa is fine. They know when to switch to a great match. And last year they did that multi-chanel thing for the first time, which was great.

For me ESPN and NBC know nothing about how to broadcast a tennis event. They broadcast it like a basketball game or baseball game. Which is stupid. A Tennis grandslam is different than anyother sport.

And I like personally like CBS better than NBC
The ironic part of your post is that ESPN built its reputation (and bank account) partly because of tennis; ATP, WTA, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, everything but the four majors. When they finally got big enough, it was hello, NBA, NFL and MLB; goodbye, tennis.

delicatecutter
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:48 AM
I don't normally mind ESPN. They couldn't help the fact that NBC insisted on hogging matches it had no intention of showing live.

There's no way in hell ESPN wouldn't have gone over to the Justine/Marion match. Probs in the middle of the second set.

However, I was was confused at how they didn't seem to want to cover the Ana/:devil: match until the very end. But I blame the rain for all of this. Ideally, these sorts of decisions wouldn't even be an issue.

Sir Stefwhit
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:49 AM
There's faulty logic in your post. You're saying that if they don't show foreign players more, Americans will never warm up to them. Americans don't skip matches between foriegners because of lack of info, they do it because they aren't Americans. It's nationalism, and nationalism isn't based on logic or reasoning.
Don't think that's true. Americans loved Steffi Graf, americans love Federer (although I admit if Fed were American he'd be 100 times more popular), and personally speaking, their constant coverage of Djokovic has turned me into a fan. Now I know I'm not considered a "casual viewer", but exposure will always be helpful. Isn't it just logical that people, americans included, have more interest in players they're familiar with than players they've never seen before?

iWill
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:26 AM
I'm extremely pissed I'm so sick of them showing these boring ass 5 set men's matches to me the only one that was good was Novak vs Marco it was a good match and then they didnt even show you coverage of the matches until AFTER they told you who won I'll be glad when the tennis channel gets rights to all the slams their FO coverage was the best i've ever seen and I dont even usually care about the FO but i watched every single day

ugh... so retarded it really ruined my morning

DOUBLEFIST
Jul 7th, 2007, 05:07 AM
Roddick Gasquet blah, blah, blah.

The #1 Woman in the world was dying a slow death on center court and they showed VIRTUALLY none of it! Ridiculous.

EDIT:

And somebody ( I think it was Darrin) mentioned NBC's target as being "the casual fan" which isn't entirely true. Any good TV programmer (and I've known a couple) know that you build an audience from the CORE out. And if you're core audience isn't tuning in, than your casual viewers won't put you over the top. The core audience in this case are die hard fans of tennis.

brodle1
Jul 7th, 2007, 06:26 AM
Okay...i'm officially pissed.....

WTF!?!?!?!?! No offense to Williams fans, but they show Roddick/Gasquet for 1.25 hours (good match - good call), show Bartoli/Henin highlights for 2 minutes and then show Venus/Ana's match?????? Tell me I'm wrong - what #(*&^#(*%R&^*%*&!!!!!

Coffee&TV
Jul 7th, 2007, 06:28 AM
Thank God here in our place Star sports showed the most unbelievable match! And they replaying it right now. Hell yeah, I'm gonna watch again how Juju got Bartolized. :lol: