PDA

View Full Version : Mary Carillo


GoDominique
Aug 26th, 2007, 07:29 PM
Vote!

WhatTheDeuce
Aug 26th, 2007, 07:34 PM
Rocks!!! :hearts:

sfselesfan
Aug 26th, 2007, 07:34 PM
Sorry guys, this is where I part ways with my fellow Williams fans...I like that she speaks her mind, and I don't think she's racist at all.

SF

Olórin
Aug 26th, 2007, 07:36 PM
Where is the "Mary Carillo is an absurdly biased commentator and we want someone who can be a bit ojective" option?

GoDominique
Aug 26th, 2007, 07:37 PM
Where is the "Mary Carillo is an absurdly biased commentator and we want someone who can be a bit ojective" option?
Not available. Feel free to make a poll yourself that includes this specific option. :)

cellophane
Aug 26th, 2007, 07:38 PM
Where is the "RACIST LESBIAN" option? I want to vote for that!!!!

GoDominique
Aug 26th, 2007, 07:40 PM
Where is the "RACIST LESBIAN" option? I want to vote for that!!!!
Not available. Feel free to make a poll yourself that includes this specific option. :)

Olórin
Aug 26th, 2007, 07:43 PM
Not available. Feel free to make a poll yourself that includes this specific option. :)

It's ok, I won't vote in any poll about Mary C ;)

Dexter
Aug 26th, 2007, 07:44 PM
I've heard her commentating 2 or 3 times and I couldn't stand her. (nothing to do with WS though)

Chrissie-fan
Aug 26th, 2007, 07:54 PM
I've only heard her commentating a few times (on dvd) and I'm indifferent about her. She's neither brilliant nor annoying to me. She's ok, no problem with her. But this is based on hearing her for just a few matches, not enough to have a really informed opinion about her. As a rule I don't have a problem with commentators speaking their minds though, even if that opinion is exactly the opposite of mine. It's part of their job. A good commentator has to be both opinionated and be able to convey enthusiasm for the game IMO. He or she has to be critical, but not up to a point where you get the feeling that you are watching crap and would be better of doing something else.

cellophane
Aug 26th, 2007, 07:57 PM
Anyway, Mary can annoy me quite a bit, but I voted "SHE RAWKS" for Morrissey. :hearts:

Viktymise
Aug 26th, 2007, 07:59 PM
She rocks my socks!

guyinsf
Aug 26th, 2007, 08:03 PM
Mary ROCKS in my book and she's the best in her field and she's very artistic with the way she puts her words together and she doesn't OVERTALK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm very glad she's "biased", as some of you accuse her of being. It's boring to watch neutral journalists because you don't get to hear how they really feel, it's more interesting this way. It's not politics, it's only tennis so they should be able to broadcast their feelings on tennis and the players.

Olórin
Aug 26th, 2007, 08:09 PM
Mary ROCKS in my book and she's the best in her field and she's very artistic with the way she puts her words together and she doesn't OVERTALK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm very glad she's "biased", as some of you accuse her of being. It's boring to watch neutral journalists because you don't get to hear how they really feel, it's more interesting this way. It's not politics, it's only tennis so they should be able to broadcast their feelings on tennis and the players.

:spit:

Also, we don't want to know they really feel, we want some original insight into the match at hand. That was what I was getting at.

Tennisstar86
Aug 26th, 2007, 08:56 PM
yeah... shes annoying... still throwin that Venus/ Serena dont play enough matches.... her US OPEN preview was ridiculous as it was aparent she didnt even want to include the Venus and Serena as favorites.... yet Henin who Has played less matches than Venus since 2002 is "always consistant"...... With Sharapova also being listed? and Ivanovic only a threat? even though shes got the second most top ten wins of the year only behind Henin.... Does this women know anything?

guapogreg08
Aug 26th, 2007, 09:01 PM
when she stated that venus and serena never lived up to their potential i think she only said that because she cares. i believe that she likes the williams sisters very much actually, and that statment was only out of disappointment. ive never heard her be racist towards them or rude. whenever ive seen her commentate for vee or ree, ive never heard her make a blatantly negative comment

guyinsf
Aug 26th, 2007, 09:23 PM
:spit:

Also, we don't want to know they really feel, we want some original insight into the match at hand. That was what I was getting at.

They do gave us insightful commentating on the matches and some tell us how they feel. Mary does both, she's professional and a human being as well. When you say "Also, we don't want" you're obviously not speaking for everyone here cuz not everything feel the same way you do and when I say that it's great that Mary says what she really feels, I'm also speaking for those to feel the way I do but I don't claim that that's what everyone feels either. I feel that it's much more interesting when a commentator is allowed to say who's good, who's improved, who's not doing enough, who should be doing what. I would be totally against this if what they say on the air is a reflection of who they like or hate personally but since I feel it's purely about tennis that they are criticizing then all power to them.

Havok
Aug 26th, 2007, 09:30 PM
Rocks.

Most people who hate her are people who don't like the fact that she speaks her mind and speaks the truth, for the most part. Obviously people need to grow some thick skin when commentators do their jobs; COMMENTATE on players, good or bad. Pam and Mary-Jo are way too boring and safe and simply lick the assholes of all the top players instead of blasting them/dissimg players when they should be.

WhatTheDeuce
Aug 26th, 2007, 11:42 PM
Rocks.

Most people who hate her are people who don't like the fact that she speaks her mind and speaks the truth, for the most part. Obviously people need to grow some thick skin when commentators do their jobs; COMMENTATE on players, good or bad. Pam and Mary-Jo are way too boring and safe and simply lick the assholes of all the top players instead of blasting them/dissimg players when they should be.
Pam isn't guilty of that. She's quite funny as well, I find. Mary Joe is the ass licker.

BK4ever
Aug 26th, 2007, 11:51 PM
She is a racist bitch but this is a free country and she can say what she wants and I can choose to put the bitch on mute :D

What alot of you fail to realize is that the worse kind of racism is very subtle and not always obvious to the party that is not being targeted. Mary and many other commentators/writers are guilty of subtle racism in the way they hold V&S up to different standards and levels of criticism as well as many more obvious digs. I spent many months working at the USTA as a consultant and the management there has to be some of the most racist bastards I have ever encountered.

Vee and Rena don't give a shit so Mary and the rest of the crew can continue spewing their bullshit in an effort to make themselves relevant. Like Serena said, if not for getting a gig as a commentator, the avg tennis fan would not know who the hell she was.

Adamatp
Aug 27th, 2007, 12:49 AM
Dawn Marie, where are you? We need your insightful and coherent comments here!

Seriously, Mary Carillo is a television commentator and is paid to be entertaining, fairly knowledgable and - dare I say it - mildly controversial and thought provoking, a role she performs well. You may not agree with all she says (and I have issues with the ass-licking given to the American male players) but she is commentating for a national audience, not just hard-boiled tennis fans....

Kart
Aug 27th, 2007, 12:52 AM
I need to know what she looks like before I can decide if she rocks my socks or not.

Not that I'm shallow.

mykarma
Aug 27th, 2007, 12:54 AM
Rocks.

Most people who hate her are people who don't like the fact that she speaks her mind and speaks the truth, for the most part. Obviously people need to grow some thick skin when commentators do their jobs; COMMENTATE on players, good or bad. Pam and Mary-Jo are way too boring and safe and simply lick the assholes of all the top players instead of blasting them/dissimg players when they should be.
She talks to damn much during the match. I take as much as I can and then I put her on mute.

ptkten
Aug 27th, 2007, 01:31 AM
Pam isn't guilty of that. She's quite funny as well, I find. Mary Joe is the ass licker.

Yeah Mary Joe talks favorably about the players but at least she knows who they are and how they play. If the player isn't in the top 20, you can be assured that Mary Carillo has no clue what she's talking about.

RenaSlam.
Aug 27th, 2007, 01:45 AM
Please add this as a poll option:

Mary Carillo is RACIST :mad: :fiery: