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Old Jun 25th, 2008, 05:18 AM   #76
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Re: It's Official: Chris Fowler is an idiot!

For me, it's more just another addition to the countless idiotic mistakes Fowler makes throughout these tournaments. Maybe it wasn't the worst mistake in the world, but it was kind of hilarious watching Venus give her cool smile back to him as she told him it was her favourite number, I'm sure she realized he didn't know that fact.

And it was in the "tennis tickers" for a long time, so if you're covering a sport on television, then you should follow these news headlines. One of them forgetting, or two or three, is forgivable since it is fashion, but all of those guys not understanding why 11 would be important is stupid, and it's also clear they haven't watched near enough Womens tennis seeing as when Venus is playing it is normally mentioned.
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Old Jun 25th, 2008, 05:23 AM   #77
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Re: It's Official: Chris Fowler is an idiot!

I remember watching it AO this year with my friend, and she isn't really into tennis that much, and she's also a very sweet person, Chris Fowler was doing his usual mouthpiece smug asshole routine, and my friend randomly started yelling at him to "Shut the fuck up" out of the blue. It was really funny.

I seriously hate thei "ESPN studio" top of the hour updates. Such a waste waste of time, and they have the nerve to cut away during tie breaks! I suppose they think that we desperately need to be enlightened but their godly analysis of each player.
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Old Jun 25th, 2008, 06:37 AM   #78
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Re: It's Official: Chris Fowler is an idiot!

Some people will never be satisfied. I like tennis a lot, but I love sports in general and not just tennis.
I also have no idea why the number 11 is significant to Venus and she's my favorite player. When you're a commentator for tennis, making a mistake about someone's fashion line is not that big of a deal IMO.

Also realize, that unlike PMac, MJF, Pam Shriver and the rest, Fowler covers several sports for ESPN and can't spend all his time on tennis, which is probably the least popular in the United States of all the sports he deals with. So give the man a f*cking break. I think ESPN needs at least one recognizable face to bring in the casual fan and if you are not an avid tennis fan, you have no idea who Pam Shriver, Mary Joe Fernandez, Cliff Drysdale, Patrick McEnroe or any of these other commentators are.
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Is he supposed to now Venus' favorite number?
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Old Jun 25th, 2008, 02:19 PM   #80
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Re: It's Official: Chris Fowler is an idiot!

People if you didn't see the interview and don't even know what the complaint is about maybe you should ask first.

Nobody expects the idiot to know Venus' favorite number. That is not now or has ever been the complaint. At least get it right.
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Re: It's Official: Chris Fowler is an idiot!

Chris wasn't there today for some reason and PMac did a way better job than Chris filling in for him.
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Re: It's Official: Chris Fowler is an idiot!

Chris Fowler is an idiot. I thought he'd already proven that at previous slams. What I really hate is when he is interviewing someone and he won't let them speak, because he has to make sure we ALL know exactly what he thinks even though he knows so little about tennis. It is an interview, dude. We want to hear from the player, not you. Also, he was going on the other day talking about all the retirements, it's shameful this and that, blah blah blah. And yet he did not even bother to point out that some of the retirements came from injuries on court. Of course, a player is going to want to play the Slam, even if s/he has a slight injury. It is a Slam for Chrissakes. He doesn't need to go on and on about all the lucky losers who wanted to play. A lot of players wanted to play, including the ones who were forced to retire from their matches. Anyway, I can't stand him. Today it was much better with just Patrick, but he's nothing great either.

Also, I don't need these hourly update reports on the whole tourney, just scroll the scores and that's enough. That part is really ESPN's fault, though.
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Well I guess that post went right over your head. That figures.
No, I understood. It's still called trolling because you didn't read all of the posts and still flaming the thread. If you look at my posts, I wasn't complaining about the commentators and actually I defended him.
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Some people will never be satisfied. I like tennis a lot, but I love sports in general and not just tennis.
I also have no idea why the number 11 is significant to Venus and she's my favorite player. When you're a commentator for tennis, making a mistake about someone's fashion line is not that big of a deal IMO.

Also realize, that unlike PMac, MJF, Pam Shriver and the rest, Fowler covers several sports for ESPN and can't spend all his time on tennis, which is probably the least popular in the United States of all the sports he deals with. So give the man a f*cking break. I think ESPN needs at least one recognizable face to bring in the casual fan and if you are not an avid tennis fan, you have no idea who Pam Shriver, Mary Joe Fernandez, Cliff Drysdale, Patrick McEnroe or any of these other commentators are.
Venus your fav player? coulda fooled me the way you write her off so quickly...

Anyways... I dont know if you saw the interview... its not that he didnt know it was her fav number or why it was her fav number... It was the dumbass look he had on his face when the girl is wearing her clothing line which has Eleven written on it....I dont know why ya'll are trying to make excuses for him or even P Mac for that matter... I mean hes a sports announcer not exactly the brightest bulb... I have no complaints on his tenni commentary... i mean theres far worse people who cant even get the star players names right when this is all they do...
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Re: It's Official: Chris Fowler is an idiot!

..and Fowler has improved over the years and he still sounds like a big dope. He is better at commentating on other sports than tennis. I hate it when he gets dismissive of players, especially when he is commentating on the men's game. It's like, excuse me, fool, have you ever played the game?
I love me some Bill Macatee even though at times he sounds a little braindead but he is respectful to all players.
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No, I understood. It's still called trolling because you didn't read all of the posts and still flaming the thread. If you look at my posts, I wasn't complaining about the commentators and actually I defended him.
No sorry.....you complained about the producers instead. My original post about complaints still rings true.
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No sorry.....you complained about the producers instead. My original post about complaints still rings true.
I wouldn't call it complaining, but pointing out a fact, but I accept your apology.
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Re: It's Official: Chris Fowler is an idiot!

I have to bump this I already posted it in the results thread, but Fowler was very irritating during Venus' match last night. He was so dismissive of Venus, which he has been for years. I remember even in 2005 before she went on to win Wimbledon again, he called her a "forgotten woman". The snide comments he makes about players too are sometimes too much. I just wish he would let the former pro player commentators do most of the talking. Whenever he tries to argue his point with the other commentators who actually know the game, I just can't believe it.
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