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Cliff Drysdale was bad enough, but that Fowler guy (ESPN) has *got* to go...

Was anyone else as annoyed by this guy's endless prattling as I was -- obviously he does *not* know tennis but was trying to "show off" his newly-acquired expertise ..... auurrrghh (gag me!)

Just to give two examples to those of you who missed the "pleasure" of listening to him, he said things like "there is Lleyton Hewitt sitting "ringside" (tennis is now played in a ring?) and "she was trying for a second ball ace" (instead of secord serve ace.)

Down with Fowler -- he is fowl (foul)!!!!
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LOL!! I agree! the commentating overall has been dreadful, but Fowler is the worst... just another pretty face

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Totally agree! And whistling after points (which was discussed in another thread).....that really got my goat. Why couldn't ESPN just have Mary and Pam commentate?

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I think they should get rid of all of them. I think it is highly inappropriate for commentators having breakfast and lunch with a participant and then we are suppose to believe that they are not being biased in their commentary? How many times has Mary Joe said Kim was playing with my Kid or I had breakfast with Kim. Pam relating the story that Kim asked if "George" needed a ticket. George, on a first name basis. Then they go on to complain that the Williams sisters namely Venus isn't chummy. Since when is that a requirement? Now you have to kiss up to the commentators to get a match called without bias against you??
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That's funny. LOL! Has Pam finally turned on the Williams? Lately I have noticed the Williams fans ripping on Pam which makes me wonder what turned Pam against the Williams behind the scenes. Maybe it was some stuff that the Williams said to Navratilova which got back to Pammy. We all know that Pammy is kind of a catty bitch.
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Re: Cliff Drysdale was bad enough, but that Fowler guy (ESPN) has *got* to go...

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Originally posted by marsha
and "she was trying for a second ball ace" (instead of secord serve ace.)
Well in many parts of the world (like Europe, excluding GB), the term "ball" is used. I mean, like "set ball" or "break ball", ect.

So maybe that term was correct, just not in the US
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