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Greenout
Aug 27th, 2004, 09:21 AM
Ok- They have never failed to provide the dumbest tennis commentary
for grand slams. Can they keep it up at the US OPEN?

Last year we had HK bimbo Georgina Chang (she does side commentary
for Snooker/billiards on STAR) ruin the semi -final between
the Capster and JHH. I swear- Chang must've pronounce Justine's
name a different way every time she said it during the 3 hour match!
:tape:

Will we get the wisdom of former Cricket player Allen Wilkens again?
Thanks Allen for the info during WIMBLEDON, I did not know
Mauresmo and Myskina are clay court specialists!

And off course VJ "I'm the greatest player from Asia!" Amitraj.

Let's be afraid, very afraid! :scared:

Coverage starts Monday night 11am- 5am(live day sessions)
7am-10:30am (live night sessions)

King Aaron
Aug 28th, 2004, 02:06 PM
:rolleyes: I'll probably end up switching off the TV because a)the matches shown are mostly men or uninteresting ones and b)the commentary sucks.

bubble
Aug 30th, 2004, 02:11 PM
:scared: :speakles: :scared:

Sigh... 50 mins to agony on tv...

silverwhite
Aug 30th, 2004, 02:26 PM
:haha: Georgina is Singaporean, if I'm not wrong. :p

I know what you mean. They were showing a repeat of Justine vs Jen and Georgina was :tape:.

Greenout
Aug 30th, 2004, 02:56 PM
:scared: :speakles: :scared:

Sigh... 50 mins to agony on tv...


4 minutes more minutes....:scared:



:tape:



Please, please pronounce the BOSS's name correctly.
Hint- Ignore the "H". Do not say her name or try to make
an "H" sound.

Simply read it as it looks here:

Zustine N.N.R----DEN!


Thank you.

King Aaron
Aug 30th, 2004, 05:27 PM
4 minutes more minutes....:scared:



:tape:



Please, please pronounce the BOSS's name correctly.
Hint- Ignore the "H". Do not say her name or try to make
an "H" sound.

Simply read it as it looks here:

Zustine N.N.R----DEN!


Thank you.
:lol:

Greenout
Aug 31st, 2004, 12:01 AM
OMG I'm shocked. Coverage was actually good! :eek:

They got rid of Niru, and Allen Wilkens.
Jason Dasey is there and he's forcing VJ to talk only about
the topics he has on his list- mainly Roddick, Roger, Hewitt,
Agassi, Justine, Davenport, Amelie Myskina/Maria
and the Sisters! :lol:


Louise P and Jason did the Roger match.
Cathy Rinaldi is doing Serena's match.

I woke up to late; but they showed Jenn's battle and Elena D's match!
:eek:

peanuts
Aug 31st, 2004, 01:09 AM
woohooo!!! what's up guys!!! the star sportrs bashing thread is back :bounce: :bounce:

Greenout
Aug 31st, 2004, 02:42 AM
Right. I have to bash. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to much commercials,
and they still did not fire Ms. Georgina "Don't tell Greeny that I'm Singaporean" Chang!! ;)

Greenout
Aug 31st, 2004, 02:44 AM
:scared: :speakles: :scared:

Sigh... 50 mins to agony on tv...


You know what? Tuesday's schedule is up. The BOSS is suppose
to be 1st match up on Center Court. If they choose to show
Tim Henman or Paradorn instead who are playing on the
no contender courts at the same 11am start I will send a
nasty e-mail to VJ :devil:

We want the BOSS.

xin_hui
Aug 31st, 2004, 02:52 AM
You know what? Tuesday's schedule is up. The BOSS is suppose
to be 1st match up on Center Court. If they choose to show
Tim Henman or Paradorn instead who are playing on the
no contender courts at the same 11am start I will send a
nasty e-mail to VJ :devil:

We want the BOSS.
u know what? they will show paradorn. he's the GREAT asian hope!:rolleyes:
just like how they showed tammy yesterday over momo:rolleyes:

Greenout
Aug 31st, 2004, 03:11 AM
u know what? they will show paradorn. he's the GREAT asian hope!:rolleyes:
just like how they showed tammy yesterday over momo:rolleyes:


Well...we can only hope. I know alot of Singaporeans tow the
Aussie/UK line and prefer Kimmy or the Sisters; but I'm just a PR
and I like the BOSS.

Maybe Jason Dasey can pull some weight. He wrote a great
article about her on the ESPN/STAR website in the US OPEN
preview section.

xin_hui
Aug 31st, 2004, 03:13 AM
Well...we can only hope. I know alot of Singaporeans tow the
Aussie/UK line and prefer Kimmy or the Sisters; but I'm just a PR
and I like the BOSS.

Maybe Jason Dasey can pull some weight. He wrote a great
article about her on the ESPN/STAR website in the US OPEN
preview section.
when has starsports ever skipped a paradorn match? regardless of who's playing elsewhere?

bubble
Aug 31st, 2004, 04:01 AM
Well...we can only hope. I know alot of Singaporeans tow the
Aussie/UK line and prefer Kimmy or the Sisters; but I'm just a PR
and I like the BOSS.

Maybe Jason Dasey can pull some weight. He wrote a great
article about her on the ESPN/STAR website in the US OPEN
preview section.
Damn I would agree with gurl that they will most likely show Paradorn instead of Justine. :mad: This means we will also miss Marat Safin vs Thomas Enquist on Centre court straight after Justine's match.

I like Jason Dasey... He used to be the host for CNN World Sports segment until he crossed over to ESPN . :)

bubble
Aug 31st, 2004, 04:03 AM
OMG I'm shocked. Coverage was actually good! :eek:

They got rid of Niru, and Allen Wilkens.
Jason Dasey is there and he's forcing VJ to talk only about
the topics he has on his list- mainly Roddick, Roger, Hewitt,
Agassi, Justine, Davenport, Amelie Myskina/Maria
and the Sisters! :lol:


Louise P and Jason did the Roger match.
Cathy Rinaldi is doing Serena's match.

I woke up to late; but they showed Jenn's battle and Elena D's match!
:eek:
I'm shocked too... I only catch bits of Federer's match before I went off to bed. Damn, missed Elena d's match vs Dinara :mad:

Greenout
Aug 31st, 2004, 06:32 AM
when has starsports ever skipped a paradorn match? regardless of who's playing elsewhere?


Well...whatever. As long as she wins this match, the BOSS will
go deep in the draw, and they'll have to show her match sooner
or later. If she loses this, than perhaps, its better that I not watch
it and just keep those Olympic memories in my head. :)

peanuts
Aug 31st, 2004, 09:39 AM
You know what? Tuesday's schedule is up. The BOSS is suppose
to be 1st match up on Center Court. If they choose to show
Tim Henman or Paradorn instead who are playing on the
no contender courts at the same 11am start I will send a
nasty e-mail to VJ :devil:

We want the BOSS.
damn, they'll show paradorn..its a no contest...they don't even have to choose...as long as paradorn is in the draw they'll show all of his matches...let's just hope there's no camera on his court but i heavily doubt it...

xin_hui
Aug 31st, 2004, 09:52 AM
and the way paradorn plays his matches, he will take years to finish, so we will end up missing alot of other players


oh, what joy it was when he lost 1st round at wimby

Greenout
Aug 31st, 2004, 09:55 AM
and the way paradorn plays his matches, he will take years to finish, so we will end up missing alot of other players


oh, what joy it was when he lost 1st round at wimby

The trouble with WIMBLEDON was that despite Paradorn
leaving early we were stuck with too much Henman.


I can't remember what they showed last year? I recall ESPN/STAR
showing alot of Kim matches. Did they show all of Paradorn's
matches last year? I'm certain that they didn't show every round.
It just seemed like it! :lol: He'll be gone when H'barty plays
him anyway, so whatever.

xin_hui
Aug 31st, 2004, 10:03 AM
yes, all his matches are shown. what do you expect?

whoever he's playing, just knock him out!

Greenout
Aug 31st, 2004, 10:06 AM
You just never know with STAR/ESPN. I went to sleep during Tammy.
They went on to show all of Roger and Jenn, plus Dementieva.

See, you can't even forecast what they have planned?. I assumed they
were going to show more men's matches after Roger.


I'm just happy that Allen Wilkens and Niru
aren't there. They ruined all the matches with their stupid comments.
It was like fingernails on the blackboard everytime they said something
moronic.

I wonder? Do you think our complaints have made a difference
in the telecast? It looked somewhat :eek: professional yesterday.

Greenout
Aug 31st, 2004, 10:26 AM
:lol: Ok- what is the schedule we want to see for tuesday?

Me first.


I'd like to see all of the BOSS, then some of Marat, Myskina and Venus.
We know LD is just going to cream her opponent so we can skip this one.
Venus and Myskina are interesting, because we aren't too sure how well they
adjusted to their weird time in Athens.

xin_hui
Aug 31st, 2004, 12:50 PM
:lol: Ok- what is the schedule we want to see for tuesday?

Me first.


I'd like to see all of the BOSS, then some of Marat, Myskina and Venus.
We know LD is just going to cream her opponent so we can skip this one.
Venus and Myskina are interesting, because we aren't too sure how well they
adjusted to their weird time in Athens.
just sleep and wake up at 1.30am, approximately when paradorn's match ends

bubble
Aug 31st, 2004, 02:22 PM
:lol: Ok- what is the schedule we want to see for tuesday?

Me first.


I'd like to see all of the BOSS, then some of Marat, Myskina and Venus.
We know LD is just going to cream her opponent so we can skip this one.
Venus and Myskina are interesting, because we aren't too sure how well they
adjusted to their weird time in Athens.
I hope to see Justine as well as marat too... Marat is so unpredictable... He can just lose it in the first round... so better have the chance to watch him before he loses oafishly again :tape:
Myskina too.. I would like to watch her...
I'm preparing to tape the later matches in case I can't keep awake.

Harju.
Aug 31st, 2004, 02:28 PM
I wonder they will be kind enough to show a bit of Angie's match :haha:

peanuts
Aug 31st, 2004, 03:38 PM
ya i'm definitely hoping to see some of myskina's matches (i can be as biased as vj ;) )but im not getting my hopes up...i also want to see justine play coz it seemed like a year since i last saw her play live...and i agree that lindsay's match will be just as boring as serena's ;) id like to see some of it but not the whole match...its no fun watching someone make his/her opponent look like a complete fool...besides there's so many matches going on i want to see how those dark horses will fare against their seeded opponents...such as sesil but then again im pretty sure they're not gonna show that one...

and yeah i hope to see marat before he self-destructs ;) hmm i also remember that last year they showed a lot of kim's matches but i guess that's becoz if im not mistaken she was the 2nd seed back then :)

i can only get to watch the replay and i can't believe they practically showed the entire agassi match...

does anyone know the girl commentating on serena's match?? she sounds very american to me...

as we all predicted they're showing paradorn right now...oh well...

King Aaron
Aug 31st, 2004, 04:00 PM
They showed Daniela's match too yesterday. :) A lot more women's matches than I thought they would. :) Oh well there was no way they were going to show my Jelena vs. Dechy yesterday and I was right. :sad:

silverwhite
Aug 31st, 2004, 04:20 PM
Paradorn just lost the break. :rolleyes: I really want to see Justine vs Vaidisova.

bubble
Aug 31st, 2004, 04:22 PM
damn it... we may be stuck with Paradorn for a long long time... he is on the verge of losing the 2nd set asa well...
It maybe a potential 5 setter again looking at the way things go... shit...even Justine has finished her match at Centre court.

Please Victor Hanescu, win it in 3 sets pls...

King Aaron
Aug 31st, 2004, 04:24 PM
Please Victor Hanescu, win it in 3 sets pls...
:worship: Yes, please.

bubble
Aug 31st, 2004, 04:24 PM
Paradorn scraped past the 2nd set.. he had the chance to win it 6-2 but he is doing a Henman by losing serve at the wrong time... :mad:

bubble
Aug 31st, 2004, 05:02 PM
Come on paradorn, win the next 3 games so that we can watch other matches... :devil:

bubble
Aug 31st, 2004, 05:26 PM
damn.. it's the old Espn again...
They are showing Henman :mad:

King Aaron
Aug 31st, 2004, 06:24 PM
Why the hell are they showing Henman for? To my knowlegde he ain't Asian. :mad:

silverwhite
Aug 31st, 2004, 07:06 PM
Enqvist vs Safin now... 3 men's matches in a row :rolleyes:

silverwhite
Aug 31st, 2004, 08:59 PM
Anyone knows what they showed in between Myskina vs Cervanova and Washington vs Serra-Zanetti?

Anyway, Georgina was interviewing Paradorn and asked, "How does it feel to be Asia's #1 player?" :rolleyes:

Greenout
Sep 1st, 2004, 12:57 AM
Watched some of Sharapova. Anyway- Jason/VJ did a wrap of day 1,
and they did were discussing the matches they shown, and apparently
LD and a the BOSS were shown. Must've been toward the end of
the telecast.

bubble
Sep 1st, 2004, 03:51 AM
Ok, after watching yesterday's coverage (besides usual dose of Paradorn and boring Henman, guess we can't get away from these 2 players here) I can say there is a vast improvement with the present team and coverage now. :)

peanuts
Sep 1st, 2004, 01:11 PM
i cant believe they showed a rerun of paradorn's match...i still haven't seen much of women's matches but i guess that's becoz i can only get to watch the reruns :sad: has they showed mykina's match at all?? i have to say the ones commentating the women matches are much better than niru ;) :yeah:

xin_hui
Sep 1st, 2004, 04:40 PM
i dont think there's been an improvement, equally bad

they showed paradorn and maria's matches in their entirety live, and repeated them in their entirety again:rolleyes:

bubble
Sep 2nd, 2004, 01:53 AM
i cant believe they showed a rerun of paradorn's match...i still haven't seen much of women's matches but i guess that's becoz i can only get to watch the reruns :sad: has they showed mykina's match at all?? i have to say the ones commentating the women matches are much better than niru ;) :yeah:
Yup, they had shown Myskina's match live... First day, they even shown Elena D's match... I think that is a big improvement.

bubble
Sep 2nd, 2004, 01:57 AM
i dont think there's been an improvement, equally bad

they showed paradorn and maria's matches in their entirety live, and repeated them in their entirety again:rolleyes:
What's wrong with showing Maria's match live? She had the evening match at center court, they had to show her and she is the reigning Wimbledon Champion.
FOr Paradorn, we know the reason :rolleyes:

You cannot count on watching new matches in their repeat segment, it will most likely be matches shown on the live segment.

xin_hui
Sep 2nd, 2004, 02:17 AM
What's wrong with showing Maria's match live? She had the evening match at center court, they had to show her and she is the reigning Wimbledon Champion.
FOr Paradorn, we know the reason :rolleyes:

You cannot count on watching new matches in their repeat segment, it will most likely be matches shown on the live segment.
i dont like maria:o and i'd rather they repeat matches from the day session
paradorn's playing 1st again today....fans of lindsay, dream on

xin_hui
Sep 3rd, 2004, 05:26 PM
i cant stand this anymore!:mad:

starsports has been showing a womens' doubles match for 2 1/2 hrs! i want my singles matches!

King Aaron
Sep 3rd, 2004, 05:44 PM
What match is it?

bubble
Sep 4th, 2004, 08:23 PM
Finally, Paradorn is done.... :)
More open coverage from now onwards :yeah:

Greenout
Sep 4th, 2004, 11:24 PM
Hurrah! The BOSS won, Shinobu and Patty are in the 4th round.
Best of all Paradorn is gone now. ;)

xin_hui
Sep 5th, 2004, 02:39 AM
:bounce: bye, paradorn! i dont miss u!

Greenout
Sep 5th, 2004, 09:23 AM
Is anybody hating that idiotic commentary for the night matches
with former USA tennis player Kathy Rinaldi. I wish she would stop
saying the same gossip over and over. I hate her voice.

She's just going on and on about American tennis players.
I guess it's better than Niru; but
her fawning is annoying.

peanuts
Sep 5th, 2004, 11:37 AM
yes paradorn is gone!! :) i can finally watch some of justine's match and maybe some of the russian girls too...

im not sure if its the same one but during serena's 1st round match, there was a very american commentator who keeps on gushing about how great serena is...

peanuts
Sep 5th, 2004, 11:40 AM
i cant stand this anymore!:mad:

starsports has been showing a womens' doubles match for 2 1/2 hrs! i want my singles matches!
yea i stayed up around 2 am, hoping against hope that maybe they'll show us a glimpse of some of the singles matches...i eventually gave up...that doubles match took forever to finish...

ashwu
Sep 5th, 2004, 11:53 AM
finally~
that guy lost in time so i didn't miss much of mary's match :)
thank you hrbaty!

xin_hui
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:46 PM
yes paradorn is gone!! :) i can finally watch some of justine's match and maybe some of the russian girls too...

im not sure if its the same one but during serena's 1st round match, there was a very american commentator who keeps on gushing about how great serena is...
sometimes the commentators loaf on the job and we get commentators from the USA network

Vut
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:31 PM
for thai fans it was good to watch paradorn , tamarine and tamarine-huber matches. :D ... but i know if i'm not Thai it would be BORING to watch all paradorn's match.

xin_hui
Sep 5th, 2004, 04:17 PM
for thai fans it was good to watch paradorn , tamarine and tamarine-huber matches. :D ... but i know if i'm not Thai it would be BORING to watch all paradorn's match.
that is why....actually i dont even dislike paradorn, but i just want him to lose early so i can watch the other players

Greenout
Sep 5th, 2004, 04:41 PM
I'm glad they kick Georgina Chang outta the commentary boot.
She was awful. Does she have a speech problem of some sort?
Chang kept on calling my Boss "Justin" last year. :tape:

bubble
Sep 5th, 2004, 04:48 PM
for thai fans it was good to watch paradorn , tamarine and tamarine-huber matches. :D ... but i know if i'm not Thai it would be BORING to watch all paradorn's match.
Yeah, Vut, I hope you understand us.. We did not mean to curse Paradorn out but really, with him in the tournament longer, we will not get to watch other players play much.. :angel:

Vut
Sep 6th, 2004, 01:00 AM
Yeah, Vut, I hope you understand us.. We did not mean to curse Paradorn out but really, with him in the tournament longer, we will not get to watch other players play much.. :angel:
yeah! i understand. :D

Greenout
Sep 10th, 2004, 08:53 AM
A big reminder for everybody on this side of the world.

ESPN/STAR will be showing the repeat telecast of the women's
singles semi final from 1:30pm(HK/SP/PHIL/MAL) & 12:20pm(TH)
on Saturday afternoon, and not in the evenings as they have been doing.
Yup, EPL football is the reason.

If your like me and not planning to stay up at 3:30am tonight,
we can enjoy it tommorow afternoon. :)