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Jan 21st, 2013 03:55 AM
RVD
Re: Does Chris Evert bother anyone else as a match commentator?

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Originally Posted by Ntosake View Post
Gee, Harloo tell us how you really feel.I agree with most of this BTW, but for me it's still that open letter to Serena that I dislike her most for.
THIS!!
And just like her lack of commentary savvy, frequent misinforming of players facts, and overall air-headed presentation, she blundered enormously here in a very public way.

Though it is entertaining to read the ridiculous blind support she receives here on this board, simply because she won 18 slams.
I suppose with enough slam titles, even if you're ignorant of the facts, one can still be automatically considered an expert.

Thank you Ntosake.
I'll never get over that moronic attempt either.
Jan 21st, 2013 02:34 AM
blongislong
Re: Does Chris Evert bother anyone else as a match commentator?

Honest question. Why do ESPN talking heads complain about Vika's shrieking but not Masha's? Chrissie just did it.
Jan 21st, 2013 02:31 AM
Natash.
Re: Does Chris Evert bother anyone else as a match commentator?

Chrissie can make some clueless errors but she brings up some nice points here and there. Her talking about Kournikova and talking about Vika's grunt was very true but I so heard that comment she made about Ivanovic and Radwanska having similar games and I was just dying.
Jan 21st, 2013 02:29 AM
carling
Re: Does Chris Evert bother anyone else as a match commentator?

Chrissie's shout out to Anna Kournikova is one of the reasons I will always love her.
Jan 21st, 2013 02:25 AM
new-york
Re: Does Chris Evert bother anyone else as a match commentator?

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Originally Posted by Volcana View Post
Pick one. Just not your own. Both of them know light-years more than you. The fact that they disagree doesn't make YOU anymore knowledgeable.
The poster must know a bit more about Aga and Ana than Chris "18 slams tree of knowledge" Evert. Similar games? Really? No one is saying she knows nothing about tennis. It's her life. But I guess sometimes she just doesn't do her homework. And calling Svets a serve and volleyer + somehow seeing Ana and Aga's games as similar is clearly a proof of that.
Jan 21st, 2013 02:10 AM
TheDream
Re: Does Chris Evert bother anyone else as a match commentator?

last night she said radwanska goes from defense to offence better than anyone.
Jan 21st, 2013 01:24 AM
Ntosake
Re: Does Chris Evert bother anyone else as a match commentator?

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Originally Posted by harloo View Post
This is why I dislike the commentary of Prissy Chrissy:

Dumb Blonde- check
Biased opinion- check
Homewrecker-check
Botox game proper-check
Sharapova ass kissing-check
Clueless about players, H2H records, or facts-check

She is absolutely the worst commentator ever. I don't even understand why ESPN decided to add her to the roster. She's biased, overly critical of players she doesn't like, kisses Sharapova's feet, and doesn't know much about the current players on tour or how to properly analyze a match.

The woman is unbearable and should be banned from the commentating booth. Every time she speaks I mute the sound or turn my Direct TV interactive coverage to a channel with British or Aussie commentators who do a pretty good job.
Gee, Harloo tell us how you really feel.I agree with most of this BTW, but for me it's still that open letter to Serena that I dislike her most for.
Jan 21st, 2013 01:12 AM
carling
Re: Does Chris Evert bother anyone else as a match commentator?

Chris Evert is an all time great with one of the best tennis IQs in the history of the game. But as I've posted before, her problem is she isn't articulate. It's one thing to know the game, but it quite another to be able to convey that knowledge to an audience.

Martina, Lindsay, Pam, and Tracy are excellent commentators. Chrissie is not. Oh well. I guess you can't have everything.
Jan 21st, 2013 12:31 AM
PetraReeMona
Re: Does Chris Evert bother anyone else as a match commentator?

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Originally Posted by darrinbaker00 View Post
http://www.evertacademy.com/alumni/women/

Biased towards her own players? Yes. Doesn't know much about the players? That's just not true.
How do you know?

Got any proof?
Jan 21st, 2013 12:21 AM
Jane Lane
Re: Does Chris Evert bother anyone else as a match commentator?

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Originally Posted by darrinbaker00 View Post
http://www.evertacademy.com/alumni/women/

Biased towards her own players? Yes. Doesn't know much about the players? That's just not true.
Oh please. When Davis beat Barthel at RG last year and they brought her to the studio, Evert barely knew how old she was.
Jan 20th, 2013 11:31 PM
Craig.
Re: Does Chris Evert bother anyone else as a match commentator?

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Originally Posted by darrinbaker00 View Post
http://www.evertacademy.com/alumni/women/

Biased towards her own players? Yes. Doesn't know much about the players? That's just not true.
Then please do explain the NUMEROUS mistakes she has made about the players as a commentator.
Jan 20th, 2013 11:24 PM
PleaseZayn
Re: Does Chris Evert bother anyone else as a match commentator?

Her all out Sharapova stanning, combined with her urge to refer to Maria by her full name, "Maria Sharapova" at all times bother me.

I also don't think I've ever seen her do some on-court commentating like MJ Fernandez or Pam. I would love to see her do that.
Jan 20th, 2013 11:18 PM
darrinbaker00
Re: Does Chris Evert bother anyone else as a match commentator?

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Originally Posted by Craig. View Post
Yeah, I don't think anyone's saying that she doesn't know much about the sport itself (though her views might be slightly outdated, she rambles on about "power" as if it became a part of tennis yesterday). She just doesn't know much about the players.
http://www.evertacademy.com/alumni/women/

Biased towards her own players? Yes. Doesn't know much about the players? That's just not true.
Jan 20th, 2013 09:00 PM
faboozadoo15
Re: Does Chris Evert bother anyone else as a match commentator?

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Originally Posted by Olórin View Post
It's the litmus test for Sharapova's game being "on". It's not her most effective shot of the two flanks, but perhaps it is the most "spectacular" and yields the highest dividends when it is "on". Much like Justine's forehand - for years it was almost gospel that her backhand was her best shot. It was her forehand which won her slams. Bearing this in mind I don't think it's completely absurd for Evert to refer to Maria's forehand as her "best shot".

That said, I have heard Chrissie talk a lot of nonsense, as I have many/most commentators, announcers and journalists - often on a weekly basis. Chrissie is a babbler, she's not someone who will only open her mouth when she's 100% confident about her subject of conversation. Chrissie haters need to deal with it.
I agree 100%.

I still think Sharapova's backhand is her better shot in that it's so technically sound, and she moves better into it. But if she's winning majors, the forehand is what steps up.

I always thought Justine's BH was SO overrated because it was beautiful, and her forehand was the much more effective shot.
Jan 20th, 2013 05:42 PM
Excelscior
Re: Does Chris Evert bother anyone else as a match commentator?

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Originally Posted by Jane Lane View Post
Only one career post. This.

You are doing TF right tbh.
I didn't notice that (one career post).

And it took Chrissie's commentary to get him/her to comment (unless, he/she stumbled on TF for some rare reason today, and decided to comment).

Tells you something about Ms. Evert's 'In Booth Persona'.
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