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is1531
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:37 PM
Can this lady say just 1 sentence without stumbling? They have should just fire 3/4 of their staff and keep CM.

Uranium
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:38 PM
You say keep Corina, but get rid of Katrina because she stumbles with her words?:lol:
Have you not heard Corina speak?:lol:

sweetpeas
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:38 PM
They all are pains in the butt!

sweetpeas
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:42 PM
What have both ladies done in singles?..I know about Cornia.

fawnrc
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:45 PM
You say keep Corina, but get rid of Katrina because she stumbles with her words?:lol:
Have you not heard Corina speak?:lol:

Agree, CM stumbles over her words quite a bit, lol. They both do. You would think that taking this job would mean that they don't get nervous while speaking:shrug:

Kipling
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:48 PM
Can this lady say just 1 sentence without stumbling? They have should just fire 3/4 of their staff and keep CM.

I don't care for her at all. When she was paired with Leif Shiras I had to mute the TV. It was unbearable.

Of the ones currently on TTC and FSN, the ones I really think are decent are Sam Gore, Ted Robinson and Martina when she is on there. Otherwise, give me ESPN but keep Pat McEnroe.

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:49 PM
Katrina is a world class hater.

But she's got a halfway decent tennis resume.

I personally think I could do a better job, but :shrug: I wasn't a tour pro and don't have any tennis pedigree attached to my name.

Kipling
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:49 PM
You say keep Corina, but get rid of Katrina because she stumbles with her words?:lol:
Have you not heard Corina speak?:lol:

Her withping makth me thick....

dynamoRockstarr
Mar 30th, 2010, 08:30 PM
Katrina stumbles so....ugh horribly. and maybe its her voice that makes it more annoying than Corina's. But i heard her straight f-up sentences back to back. and how in the world do you stumble over the name of the event....

is1531
Mar 30th, 2010, 09:27 PM
I don't care for her at all. When she was paired with Leif Shiras I had to mute the TV. It was unbearable.

Of the ones currently on TTC and FSN, the ones I really think are decent are Sam Gore, Ted Robinson and Martina when she is on there. Otherwise, give me ESPN but keep Pat McEnroe.

Patrick McEnroe is the best tennis analyst in the world. I do agree with you on all the other commentators. I am a big fan of Joe Fernandez Lee and Corina. I would still fire the others. They have some awful announcers on Tennistv.com. If it was up to me, I would have Patrick McEnroe do all the matches with Mary Joe Fernandez. I would like to see more matches, more cameras and less commentators. Tennis Channel has 6 matches going today and even showed parts of 2 other matches. That is what I want to see. :)

is1531
Mar 30th, 2010, 09:31 PM
Katrina stumbles so....ugh horribly. and maybe its her voice that makes it more annoying than Corina's. But i heard her straight f-up sentences back to back. and how in the world do you stumble over the name of the event....

She stumbles like a person who is not 100% confortable with the game. She sounds more like an apprentice. Lee and Corina mesh very well, so why wasn't Lee with Corina today? Lee is a very good tennis announcer. :)

hankqq
Mar 30th, 2010, 09:34 PM
yeah I don't think Katrina is the most skilled in commentary or hosting ;) :p

GracefulVenus
Mar 30th, 2010, 09:46 PM
Agreed!

Dunlop1
Mar 30th, 2010, 10:59 PM
Patrick McEnroe is the best tennis analyst in the world. I do agree with you on all the other commentators. I am a big fan of Joe Fernandez Lee and Corina. I would still fire the others. They have some awful announcers on Tennistv.com. If it was up to me, I would have Patrick McEnroe do all the matches with Mary Joe Fernandez. I would like to see more matches, more cameras and less commentators. Tennis Channel has 6 matches going today and even showed parts of 2 other matches. That is what I want to see. :)

Patrick McEnroe is a good tennis analyst yes, but he talks too damn much. We know he knows a lot about tennis. Let the freaking players play. It's like he's afraid of not hearing his voice.
When he and Chris Fowler team up, it is just a chatter party with the tennis match as a sideshow. They just can't shut up :o

Yorker
Mar 30th, 2010, 11:03 PM
She needs to learn how to pronounce names as well, whenever daniela is on TTC she calls her hon-tuke-ava, I mean jesus.

is1531
Mar 30th, 2010, 11:54 PM
She needs to learn how to pronounce names as well, whenever daniela is on TTC she calls her hon-tuke-ava, I mean jesus.

That is very poor preparation on her part. Katrina Adams is doing the Wickmayer match aginst Bartoli, so I am going to watch with the sound off. Where is Cliff Drysdale when I need him? :)

Sir Stefwhit
Mar 31st, 2010, 12:38 AM
Patrick McEnroe is the best tennis analyst in the world. I do agree with you on all the other commentators. I am a big fan of Joe Fernandez Lee and Corina. I would still fire the others. They have some awful announcers on Tennistv.com. If it was up to me, I would have Patrick McEnroe do all the matches with Mary Joe Fernandez. I would like to see more matches, more cameras and less commentators. Tennis Channel has 6 matches going today and even showed parts of 2 other matches. That is what I want to see. :)Pmac is one part hater and one part fanboy. I can still recall him laughing at the notion that Nadal could win Wimbledon. It was during the Australian Open in 2007 and he was saying something to the effect that Nadal had basically lucked his way into the final and not to expect him to repeat that feat. He also went on to diss Serena, per usual, and proclaim her best days were behind her.

Then there's that other side to him! His love and admiration for all things Federer is a bit sickening, but not quite as sickening as his bias toward any American player not named James Blake or Donald Young. Those are the only two Americans I've heard him repeatedly criticize (and rightfully so,) but as for the other Americans- :help:

At the end of the day, it's all about personal preference and if you truly like PMac then that's great. For me personally I think he's actually one of the very worse commentators out there- Give me JohnnyMac any day of the week!!!

WowWow
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:04 AM
She doesn't talk about player's game at all :shrug:
All she does is update on the scores, and the sky above Miami.

edificio
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:09 AM
I don't care for her at all. When she was paired with Leif Shiras I had to mute the TV. It was unbearable.

Of the ones currently on TTC and FSN, the ones I really think are decent are Sam Gore, Ted Robinson and Martina when she is on there. Otherwise, give me ESPN but keep Pat McEnroe.

Hmmmm. You think Ted Robinson is a good commentator? He's a gossip hound. He's like an old grandma that drags everyone down with gossip and passive aggressive nastiness.

As for Corina, I just can't stand her nasally voice, and she's not a natural in front of the camera. Katrina isn't that great either. I don't mind Martina N., and I do think Lindsay is good and her voice is pleasant on the ear, but she can be dragged down into overtalking by that horrid Gimelstob. Gore is just boring, which is okay. They all need to talk a lot less.

Patrick McEnroe...
When he and Chris Fowler team up, it is just a chatter party with the tennis match as a sideshow. They just can't shut up :o

So true. When he and Fowler get together, it's like two beery guys in a bar talking way too much and with their pet theories of this or that tennis player's game or life or whatever. Shaddup already! Pat on his own is OK. Darren Cahill seems sexist and also talks too much. I guess no one is perfect! Although I don't mind Jo Durie. Mmmm. That's one of her favorite expressions and responses to Chris or whoever that guy is who commentates with her.

Serena y Monica
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:19 AM
Katrina is apparently related to Elmer Fudd and Barbara Walters...if she she says "when re return one more time"... and Corina's commentary is so enlightening as to y she was a scrub.

yukon145
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:36 AM
I think it was during Fed Cup in 2008 that was Katrina Adams was doing a live on court interview after a match, it took her about 4 times to say Star Spangled Banner correctly. I was embarrassed for her.

delicatecutter
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:45 AM
I seriously cannot take Katrina's speech impediment. I don't know how such impaired people are allowed to get jobs where the main focus is speaking. :help: She also is not the brightest crayon in the drawer and makes Dick Enberg seem fast on his feet.

Hurley
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:46 AM
It took until about 7:00:14 PM EST before she made her first fumble of the night, when she struggled with the daunting pronunciation of that little-known ATP player "Federer."

Serena y Monica
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:52 AM
SERIOUSLY...If she can say when...y the frack can't she say "WE"!

hellas719
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:10 AM
She also messes up with results and Corinna always has to correct her :p
One example is from today when she said Yanina got to the final in Auckland and Corinna had to step in there and say that she won the title ;)

Edinboro
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:43 AM
Leave Corina alone! Its obvious shes had a real lisp going on for a long time I dont think she can do much about it

Plus Id take her unbiased opinion over the ones at ESPN

Hurley
Mar 31st, 2010, 04:30 AM
She also messes up with results and Corinna always has to correct her :p
One example is from today when she said Yanina got to the final in Auckland and Corinna had to step in there and say that she won the title ;)

To be fair, the WTA Tour-provided graphic which Katrina was reading had it wrong too.

I think, in this instance, there are bigger fish to fry.

BlameSerena
Mar 31st, 2010, 11:13 AM
Katrina is a world class hater.



This. Katrina can disappear. No sweat off my back.

Dave.
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:46 PM
I've only heard her on a few doubles matches I have, but I thought she was great! :shrug: I suppose anyone sounds good next to Leif Shiras though. :o

2Black
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:25 PM
Yea, I normally try to give as much love as I can to my African-American brothers & sisters (given we built this country), but Katrina is definitely not a great analyst. She's just so doggone BORING which is so abnormal for a black person. We are a very colorful people. I wonder what's her background in communication.

And then when you put her with Corrina, it's like over-the-top, beyond boring!!! The Tennis channel needs to realize that ENTERTAINMENT is what sports are all about.

G-Ha
Mar 31st, 2010, 05:53 PM
Katrina Adams is terrible - probably the worst tennis commentator ever! Corina isn't much better...

G-Ha
Mar 31st, 2010, 05:54 PM
Yea, I normally try to give as much love as I can to my African-American brothers & sisters (given we built this country), but Katrina is definitely not a great analyst. She's just so doggone BORING which is so abnormal for a black person. We are a very colorful people. I wonder what's her background in communication.

:lol:

Serena y Monica
Mar 31st, 2010, 06:13 PM
Katrina Adams is terrible - probably the worst tennis commentator ever! Corina isn't much better...

Errr...NO...Katrina is annoying cause she has a lisp and get's her tongue tangled...Corina is a know it all scrub whose recommendation is for every player to pull back and play smarter. Playing smart goes w/out saying...being timid didn't work for her...so y does she think it will work for anyone else.

Dave.
Mar 31st, 2010, 06:18 PM
Errr...NO...Katrina is annoying cause she has a lisp and get's her tongue tangled...Corina is a know it all scrub whose recommendation is for every player to pull back and play smarter. Playing smart goes w/out saying...being timid didn't work for her...so y does she think it will work for anyone else.

World No.1, champion at Wimbledon and AO amongst several other big tour events, successful tennis comeback after recovering from leukemia. I'd say things worked out very well for her.

Infiniti2001
Mar 31st, 2010, 08:30 PM
Yea, I normally try to give as much love as I can to my African-American brothers & sisters (given we built this country), but Katrina is definitely not a great analyst. She's just so doggone BORING which is so abnormal for a black person. We are a very colorful people. I wonder what's her background in communication.

And then when you put her with Corrina, it's like over-the-top, beyond boring!!! The Tennis channel needs to realize that ENTERTAINMENT is what sports are all about.

You are so wrong for this :haha:

Serena y Monica
Mar 31st, 2010, 10:52 PM
World No.1, champion at Wimbledon and AO amongst several other big tour events, successful tennis comeback after recovering from leukemia. I'd say things worked out very well for her.


Seriously...I'm not even going there about world no1...but love that she fought off cancer. She was a scrub.