Ahh..they always do that <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />The best is hearing the people on sportsdesk try to say his name when they are relaying scores..<br />the latest I heard was "carlos ferraro"...I mean come on! I it that hard to pronounce? lol
Ahh..they always do that <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />The best is hearing the people on sportsdesk try to say his name when they are relaying scores..<br />the latest I heard was "carlos ferraro"...I mean come on! Is it really that hard to pronounce? lol
American scorejockeys have trouble with anything beyond "Smith" and "Jones". What gets me is the tennis announcers that continually butcher names. It's their job to know the people. And to hear them complain about how "difficult" it is to pronounce Russian names....hello! They're phonetic!
There was an announcer who did the occasional tennis event for FSN back when it was Prime Network, named Lou Palmer. He was one of those all-purpose announcers who did whatever event he was sent to. Whenever he got a tennis assignment, he would sometimes run across a name he had trouble with. But he had a technique for getting around this. He would (gasp!) ask!! He'd actually go up to the player(s) before the matches started and ask them how to pronounce their names. And the players seemed to appreciate it that someone would bother to find out, rather than mangle the name. That's professionalism.
On the theme of tennis names i remeber at this year US open when Hingis played Krasnouroutskaya the commatators said they hope she doesn't win a lot cos they couln't sya her name! <img src="eek.gif" border="0">
john mac also pisses me off. take a player in the top 100 or so (katarina srebotnik if you will)....he should seriously know how to say their name!! rather hes like, hey that girls sucks whats her name. its just rude in my opinion because you know he implies that theyre not important enough for him, a commentator and former player to know...hes just dumb....