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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 07-02-2007, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Does ESPN suck or what?

this is the worst coverage I've ever seen of a tournament. I've seen almost no non-American matches (I'm American btw.) I've seen little of Henin but I've seen each of the W sistas matches 3 or 4 times. Today Bagdatis beat Nalbandian, but did we see any of that? No, we got a repeat of Venus W. Soderiling took 2 sets off Nadal but they chose to show the guys in the studio talking (which was scintillating.)
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post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old 07-02-2007, 07:40 PM
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Where is the "beating a dead horse" emoticon when you need it?
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Does anyone understand/know why they show Serena and Venice matches all day long? I think it's already 4th or 5th time for only one day.
Why they put so much effort on Williams and Williams only? Do politics involved?
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I'm still confused by this. You would think after the fourth showing of Roddick-Verdasco that someone somewhere in ESPN management would think that showing someone else might not be a terrible idea and might even appeal to that less populous but still important group of tennis fans interested in watching other matches.
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They have been consistent. Pick 3 or 4 players and pretend no one else exists.
And you get endless replays of the same matches.
If one of those players cramps, that match gets repeated a thousand times.

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And people were bitching about TTC's coverage.
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Only when Williams will loose we might have a chance to see some other tennis players
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this is the worst coverage I've ever seen of a tournament. I've seen almost no non-American matches (I'm American btw.) I've seen little of Henin but I've seen each of the W sistas matches 3 or 4 times. Today Bagdatis beat Nalbandian, but did we see any of that? No, we got a repeat of Venus W. Soderiling took 2 sets off Nadal but they chose to show the guys in the studio talking (which was scintillating.)
Well this might have something to do with the match being play on a non TV court.
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post #10 of 52 (permalink) Old 07-02-2007, 10:34 PM
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Re: Does ESPN suck or what?

espn and nbc both suck, big time. it's not a well-kept secret. their coverage sucks, and their commentators suck. it's become somewhat of a tradition.
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Serena J. Williams is the single most watched tennis player for ESPN tennis. She pays the bills, ya'll.
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not that it would help, but is there an espn email address we could send our complaints to?
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ESPN and NBC suck, have for well over 15 years. That is why I am watching the BBC coverage this year.
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ESPN and NBC suck, have for well over 15 years. That is why I am watching the BBC coverage this year.
do you get that via satellite? I wish I could get BBC.
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do you get that via satellite? I wish I could get BBC.
No. Go to the Wimbledon section on here, look under TV schedule, I think it's there, the p2p site. I don't have the link right at the moment. If you have internet, you can watch, but it would probably work best if you had a high speed connection. Or you can buy the Wimbledon Live package and watch whatever they are showing there, it's not that much.
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