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Goodbye USA Network

You weren't perfect, but you certainly tried hard. Thanks for all the great matches throughout the years.

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You weren't perfect, but you certainly tried hard. Thanks for all the great matches throughout the years.

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I agree; for coverage in the states and certainly when we compare them to other stations I would give them a B+

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USA gave us all day coverage, no matter how long the day was. ESPN would probably have cut away for bass fishing or something equally as pressing last night.
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I'm kind of bummed that USA didn't do a really good, long clip show to end their broadcast last night. The tiny bit they showed was kind of lame (no clip of Pete vomiting on court ).

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Are they just done with the open or is the whole entire network shutting down?
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I agree; for coverage in the states and certainly when we compare them to other stations I would give them a B+

I agree- they were not great, but could be better than other options in the US.

I also would have liked more of a retrospective.

To me the best grand slam coverage that we have had in the US was the old Wimbledon coverage on HBO

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Are they just done with the open or is the whole entire network shutting down?
No- they are focusing more on their original shows (they actually have a couple of good ones imo) and I think are going to cover some lesser golf stuff for their sport.

Is my memory jumbled or did they used to cover more sports back in the day?

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Good Riddance. I am tired of WWE Raw and dog show preempting the U.S. Open. And they canceled 4400 too which really upset me. I guess anything is better than the Tennis Channel with Gimelstob as their anchor but still USA Network was a disgrace. ESPN's got to step up and give Tennis the respect it deserves.

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Are they just done with the open or is the whole entire network shutting down?
No, they just aren't covering the US Open anymore. Still plenty of episodes of Monk and Law and Order reruns to watch.

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Good Riddance. I am tired of WWE Raw and dog show preempting the U.S. Open. And they canceled 4400 too which really upset me. I guess anything is better than the Tennis Channel with Gimelstob as their anchor but still USA Network was a disgrace. ESPN's got to step up and give Tennis the respect it deserves.
ESPN will only cover the USO for 2 - 4 hours a day (apparently, according to stories from a while back when the deal was announced). I believe the bulk of the coverage will be on Tennis Channel next year.

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USA's coverage of the USO is so far superior to any slam coverage on ESPN2. (plus no PatMac ) ESPN has a lot to live up to in my opinion, and I have my doubts they will do it.

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Oh no not TTC! Everyone gets USA, but very few get TTC, including me. Now I'm really depressed......

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[QUOTE=Fee;7604207]No, they just aren't covering the US Open anymore. Still plenty of episodes of Monk and Law and Order reruns to watch.

They will run Dog shows all year long. It's like Dog Ultimate Championships or something. They mad at other animals too. Like cats, horses, who knows. USA Network is going down the drain and they may close now that they are ahead. I mean who freaking watches WWF anymore man.

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I think PMac will be busy next year. He is working with the clones of Roger Federer that US has waiting in the wings and he is gonna shock the world... NOT! PMac will probably have a couple more kids, run Roddick down to ground, and then lose a couple of more Davis Cup ties (now is it just me or this guy hates Federer?).

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We got TTC but our cable box doesn't work right now, so only basic channels 2-99 no 112. comcast
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it will be getting fixed soon though
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Great, so I won't see any USO next year since I don't get TTC.

I guess I'll go up more than a few days so I can at least see the matches live.

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USA did a good job of covering the Open for so many years. There all day coverage was fucking awesome. It's a shame that it's coming to an end. ESPN won't even come close sadly.

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