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Craig.
Jan 21st, 2011, 09:59 PM
There's just something about her, she seems clueless and amateurish to me most of the time.

Sp!ffy
Jan 21st, 2011, 10:01 PM
Is that the blonde girl?

Craig.
Jan 21st, 2011, 10:01 PM
Yes.

Hurley
Jan 21st, 2011, 10:10 PM
Where is the poll?!?

She is terrible. Possibly more clueless than Suzy Kolber.

Sp!ffy
Jan 21st, 2011, 10:12 PM
I *thought* I saw Pam give her a really nasty look once because she interrupted her but I wasn't sure.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jan 21st, 2011, 10:17 PM
She's new so I don't hate her yet. Give me another 3 grand slams and I'll let ya know

Chakvenus
Jan 21st, 2011, 10:19 PM
Yeah, I'm not really a fan.

Temperenka
Jan 21st, 2011, 10:40 PM
I accidently voted no.

She says dumb things.

Uranium
Jan 21st, 2011, 10:42 PM
She's new so I don't hate her yet. Give me another 3 grand slams and I'll let ya know

She is not that new, she has been around for quite a few slams now.

hingisGOAT
Jan 21st, 2011, 10:47 PM
is this the woman who is all over espn's coverage? i'm assuming so. she is the absolute WORST commentator i've heard in my entire life. not only does she know nothing about tennis, but she constantly stumbles over her own words! aren't commentators supposed to have, at the very least, good tone and intonation? she has a horrible case of the s-stutters and marble mouth. i wonder who she fucked to get her job :rolleyes:

cellophane
Jan 21st, 2011, 11:05 PM
She is irrelevant :shrug:

njtennis17
Jan 21st, 2011, 11:08 PM
She really has no idea what is going on and has is absolutely clueless, simply horrible.

DefyingGravity
Jan 21st, 2011, 11:13 PM
This is what happens when ESPN can't replace a tennis commentator with another tennis commentator. But most people who work in sports broadcast journalism are expected to learn enough about other sports to feel comfortable with it. Dick Edberg does American football, basketball, and tennis.

V's a star
Jan 21st, 2011, 11:15 PM
OMG its beyond horrible worse than Ted robinson worse than Dick or Cliff how can u be that bad??

Its just her head seems literally empty she obviosuly has no idea what shes speaking about everyone just goes along like she does and she randomly stops speaking and stares at the screen all the time....... Its so painful to watch.

What happened to the other red headed chick? She was 100x better and actaully had a personality.

Rome
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:49 AM
Can i change my vote to yes?

saul1333
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:50 AM
Automaton

delicatecutter
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:51 AM
She's Godawful. :o

njnetswill
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:57 AM
She's slightly better at pronouncing names than Ted Robinson, so that saves her from the "worst ESPN commentator ever" award.

cosmoose
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:58 AM
Yesterday, someone asked her what is Petkovic's youtube name.
She said "Petkuzzy." :help:

Inger67
Jan 22nd, 2011, 03:08 AM
Yeah, she literally has no idea what is going on in tennis. I'm pretty sure for some of the questions, they just tell her what to say because she would be dumbfounded without them. In all honesty, I don't know why they got rid of Carillo, someone who knows what they're talking about technically, for someone like her.

delicatecutter
Jan 22nd, 2011, 03:10 AM
Is Mary really done for? :sad:

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 22nd, 2011, 03:18 AM
yes, yes and yes. OMG she's awful.

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 22nd, 2011, 03:25 AM
Where is the poll?!?

She is terrible. Possibly more clueless than Suzy Kolber.

suzy is awesome. love her!

miffedmax
Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:17 AM
While we're at it, somebody please kill Jeff Terango. God what an idiot.

darrinbaker00
Jan 22nd, 2011, 05:59 AM
Why do you guys let a total stranger get to you like that?

Sharakim
Jan 22nd, 2011, 07:09 AM
I don't mind her. She doesn't get on my nerves.

There are some that I dislike, but the only american commentator that I really loathe and detest is Ted Robinson ewwwwww.

Cleffa
Jan 22nd, 2011, 07:12 AM
She does get annoying but better than Carillo.

shoparound
Jan 22nd, 2011, 08:01 AM
Wasn't she here when Carillo was also around?
But yes, she seems very clueless about tennis. Very fake about what she's talking about as well.
With that said, she's better than a lot of the other commentators

Kipling
Jan 22nd, 2011, 07:36 PM
That's a "10-4".

hurricanejeanne
Jan 22nd, 2011, 08:22 PM
She's just one of those aggrivating sports retards that ESPN likes to send to the real events to make the real commentators either look better (see Patrick McEnroe) or make them want to kill said retard for their retardation.

Personally, I wouldn't have a problem with her if she educated herself on the sport she's talking about (as annoying as he can be, Chris Fowler really has learned tennis and how to talk about it and knows something about the players) and learned how to pronounce their names a bit better. I know it's hard but seriously, it's not that hard.

Hurley
Jan 22nd, 2011, 09:07 PM
suzy is awesome. love her!

Not at tennis. At all.

In 2009, she kept referring to Schiavone as "2007 Wimbledon finalist." Please tell me how she's similar to Bartoli AT ALL. Thanks.

saul1333
Jan 22nd, 2011, 10:10 PM
Yesterday was pretty bad..Pam and Dick kept calling Makarova a Czech. Even with the draw graphic in front of them with her flag.

Spiritof42
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:44 AM
There's just something about her, she seems clueless and amateurish to me most of the time.
Have to agree. She doesn't bring anything interesting to the table.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:00 AM
Yeah, she literally has no idea what is going on in tennis. I'm pretty sure for some of the questions, they just tell her what to say because she would be dumbfounded without them. In all honesty, I don't know why they got rid of Carillo, someone who knows what they're talking about technically, for someone like her.

i'm pretty sure she was there BEFORE carillo left...so she didn't replace carillo :scratch: i remember being annoyed by her nonsense last year

duhcity
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:11 AM
If we're here, how GORGEOUS are the stool montages with all the players. Really well done. I smile when it comes on
And it's not just Maria, Federer, Roddick etc. Li Na, Wawrinka, Nole and others are all in it too

dschwa00
Jan 21st, 2013, 03:19 AM
Chris McKendry is SO BAD... She annoys me to no end. Why is she on a tennis broadcast? She is just a joke. When she is on with Chris Evert it becomes, if one can imagine, even worse! Chris Evert is annoying but she played tennis so if ESPN wants to make the mistake of having an annoying former player on maybe I can understand that. Chris McKendry offers the double whamy of being annoying AND dumb! WHY??? WHY???? WHY??? When Chris and Chris are on...my MUTE button is in full use....

edificio
Jan 21st, 2013, 03:26 AM
I don't mind her. She doesn't get on my nerves.

There are some that I dislike, but the only american commentator that I really loathe and detest is Ted Robinson ewwwwww.

Ewwwwwwwwwwww. Hate him.

But Chris McKendry is bad too. So undeservedly glib.

Most of the ESPN crew I can't stand, so I watch less and less of them.

Sir Stefwhit
Jan 21st, 2013, 03:34 AM
I'll take 50 McKendry's over one Chris Fowler....just sayin'
Why does tennis have so many bad commentators??

@nathanj594
Jan 21st, 2013, 03:39 AM
Where did Gary even go? Did they fire her?

FaceyFacem
Jan 21st, 2013, 03:40 AM
she is not good, but 10000000x better than hannah storm!!!

dschwa00
Jan 21st, 2013, 03:45 AM
I'll take 50 McKendry's over one Chris Fowler....just sayin'
Why does tennis have so many bad commentators??
You are very tolerant "Sir Stefwhit!" 50 Chris McKendry's would not be recommended. Chris Fowler should be out, as well. Not sure why either of them have been hired to be out of their element. But, McKendry is really, really awful! Fowler is just awful. Either way, they both stink!!! Alberto Berasategui? No slams (which would only be Roland Garros; and he did make the final) but he does have wins over Rafter and Agassi... Although, he was interesting to watch!!!

ACEof DIAMONDS
Jan 21st, 2013, 03:47 AM
No and she's sexy

Spencer.
Jan 21st, 2013, 04:04 AM
OMG its beyond horrible worse than Ted robinson worse than Dick or Cliff how can u be that bad??

Its just her head seems literally empty she obviosuly has no idea what shes speaking about everyone just goes along like she does and she randomly stops speaking and stares at the screen all the time....... Its so painful to watch.

What happened to the other red headed chick? She was 100x better and actaully had a personality.

:lol::lol::lol: PREACH. I laugh every time.

njnetswill
Jan 21st, 2013, 04:09 AM
This happened about two days ago:

McKendry: Radwanska is a better version of Ivanovic.

Evert: Very good! I'm impressed!!!

The world: :facepalm:

Craig.
Jan 21st, 2013, 04:10 AM
This happened about two days ago:

McKendry: Radwanska is a better version of Ivanovic.

Evert: Very good! I'm impressed!!!

The world: :facepalm:

OMG :haha:

Stonerpova
Jan 21st, 2013, 04:13 AM
Honestly I die a little bit each time it's only Evert and McKendry on the panel.

bgdepuy
Jun 3rd, 2013, 02:44 PM
I prefer the former pros comments as to the analysis of the matches and players. Chris is FLUFF and nothing else of any substance! How did she end up with the job as mistress of ceremonies???:(

Ryu
Jun 3rd, 2013, 02:58 PM
She's harmless. I hardly even notice she's there.

WozLolz
Jun 3rd, 2013, 03:32 PM
She's not ideal, and surely a bit tennis-stupid, but the other Chrises (Fowler and Evert) are more annoying (and seemingly ever-present). :[ Fowler needs to try to veil his disdain for the women players for a little better. He's almost Courieresque, circa early 2000s. He would deserve a win in a poll for "Most god-awful tennis Chris on ESPN."

Serena y Monica
Jun 3rd, 2013, 03:49 PM
She is horrible and yet...still better than Hannah Storm. So remember peeps, it could be worse.

njnetswill
Jun 3rd, 2013, 05:01 PM
I actually like her a lot more than Chris Evert, who called Bartoli a clay court specialist.

T-rex
Jun 3rd, 2013, 05:32 PM
Tennis commentary is brutal. Because in this country sadly Tennis has become niche sport. It doesn't face scrutiny. If the NFL commentators were this bad, they would never hear the end of it.

Sammo
Jun 3rd, 2013, 05:34 PM
A little bit yes, she also sounds like Pam Shriver which is never a good thing.

Manitou
Jun 3rd, 2013, 05:47 PM
Kendry is annoying, as much as Navratilova. I can't stand either of them.
But I love Mary Carillo, Pam, Mary Joe and Lindsay.

mckyle.
Jun 3rd, 2013, 05:49 PM
She is horrible and yet...still better than Hannah Storm. So remember peeps, it could be worse.

At least Hannah Storm has personality and can carry a conversation. McKendry is always so wooden & awkward. I used to think she was only this way because she was new, but it's been three years and she still seems to not be fitting in.

Panther24
Jun 3rd, 2013, 05:49 PM
Indeed she is.

But someone should make a WWW thread between her and Hannah Storm.

Lets see how that would turn out :oh:

Spencer.
Jun 3rd, 2013, 06:01 PM
I actually like her a lot more than Chris Evert, who called Bartoli a clay court specialist.

She also says that Stosur's signature shot is her BHDTL, and that Ana and Aga play a similar style of tennis :haha:

She never ceases to amaze me.


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debopero
Jun 3rd, 2013, 06:09 PM
Chris always seems so nervous. But I think Evert is worse; she should know better :o .

DeucesAreWild
Jun 3rd, 2013, 06:12 PM
No. I like that their are commentators that are not from a tennis background. No tennis snob here. ;)

T-rex
Jun 3rd, 2013, 06:17 PM
Its too bad we can't have Bonnie Bernstein back. But as is always the case, all of the good broadcasters go to NFL football.

debopero
Jun 3rd, 2013, 06:18 PM
No. I like that their are commentators that are not from a tennis background. No tennis snob here. ;)

Why not hire anyone off the street then :o ?

RenaSlam.
Jun 3rd, 2013, 11:36 PM
Robotic.

hellas719
Jun 26th, 2013, 05:23 AM
These past two days have been absolutely horrible. Yesterday they said "Victoria Ivanovic" :spit:

Today, during Lisicki-Schiavone, they said that Lisicki reached the semis last year (she reached the semis in 2011). Then they showed a list saying:
2010-QF
2011-SF
2012-QF
Even though she didn't play in 2010 due to injury and they meant 2009 :o

And they said she beat Wozniacki at Wimbledon when Wozniacki was ranked #1, and that she has beaten Sharapova numerous times :spit:

During Kirilenko-Robson, they said it was Kirilenko's first match as a top 10 player, ignorantly not knowing she reached the QF last week in Eastbourne. And they said with her R1 loss she will be out of the top 10, which is not completely true because if Jankovic, Stosur, Vinci, etc. fail to reach R3, then she will stay #10 unless someone else has a huge run.

They said that a Serena-Stosur R4 would be big as Stosur has been playing well. Do they not realize she is having her worst year in quite a while and is in absolutely horrendous form? :o

Pam Shriver said that before Kerber's 2011 USO SF run that she had never heard of her, which is complete crap since Kerber had definitely played Venus in a few slams I remember.

EDIT-Oh, and during Hantuchova-Zakopalova, they said that Zakopalova is known for smashing her racket a lot and having tantrums :spit:. They probably meant Zahlavova-Strycova :rolleyes:

knoxt
Jun 26th, 2013, 07:00 AM
She talks like a clueless robot.

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jun 26th, 2013, 09:22 AM
Chris and Chris in the Morning are like a tasteless breakfast.