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What do you think of the U.S. Open late night highlight show on CBS?

I am wondering what you think of the U.S. Open's late night highlight show hosted by Rich Eisen and Patrick McEnroe. Eisen wants to be the next Craig Kilborn so he tries to make the half hour show a laugh fest and McEnroe joins in and they both look silly. As a long time hardcore tennis fan I want the show to be about tennis and the players. In last night's show Eisen, McEnroe and Mardy Fish went to Shea Stadium to take batting practice. Wow! Instead of showing this nonsense they could have done more interviews with player or shown more tennis highlights. I wish Mary Carillo was there co-hosting the show with Patrick McEnroe. That's when the U.S. Open highlight show was at it's best. Carillo gave the show some credibilty when she was there. Now it's just a fluff show.

I tape the show at 12:35am EST and watch it while I'm eating breakfast. But I shouldn't do that anymore because I don't enjoy my oatmeal when I'm watching Eisen try to be witty and funny and he isn't.

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Re: What do you think of the U.S. Open late night highlight show on CBS?

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It does it's job I guess. Yeah they need someone like a Carillo to add some sort of credibility there. I agree they should try and tape more interviews on camera and show them then and go through matches (not only top names, but other names as well) and upgrade it a bit. Also it should be on at 11:30 not 12:30, its a bit too late imo.

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Good points Naldo and break. I would appreciate more highlights and interviews too. And not just of the top American tennis players. Now I'm mad at the USA Newtwork for not showing 1 point of one of the bigest upsets in grand slam history when qualifier Anna Chakvetadze ranked #175 upset #4 seed Anastasia Myskina in straight sets in the second round of the U.S. Open! Instead of showing the end of this monumental upset live they showed us Nick's Pick's and 10 minutes of Andre Agassi's warmup.

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I taped the show again last night and they had a lovely young singer on by the name of Charlotte Martin. That was nice. But they didn't show any highlights of the 175th ranked Anna Chakvetadze's monumental upset of fourth ranked Anastasia Myskina! It happens to be one of the biggest upsets in grand slam history and the U.S. Open late night highlight show doesn't show any highlights of the match. But I'm not surprised. Just dissapointed. And they didn't even interview one tennis player in the studio for the show. That would have been nice.

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Yeah, I think the music in the background is pretty cute.
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Last night's show didn't show any highlights or even report that Mikhail Youzhny upset David Nalbandian in a 5 set marathon. We got a ridiculous and needless spelling bee instead. More tennis and less nonsense is what I would like as a tennis fan. But CBS, the USA Network and the USTA don't really care about tennis fans.

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So Cat, I'm assuming you're back from France.
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the Cat went to France? kewl!!

i think that John is desperately trying to get a permanent gig on TV and he's using this show to convince the powers that be that his last 2 attempts should be overlooked. come to think of it, what does John actually do for a living? i know he gets the occasional tennis commentary gig but the guy has 6 kids to raise and educate.

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the guy has 6 kids to raise and educate.
Actually two are adults. He's leaving the rest up to Patty. You know, women's work

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yeah but the 2 who are adults might still be expensive if they are going to college. what does Patty do for a living? anything? or is she living off off royalties from her singing days? i'm telling ya, John is whoring himself on TV for the $$. i should send him my piggy-bank. he's probably that desperate.

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It's T time, TF and TC! I don't really get the cat went to France quip. It sounds like you 2 are pulling my tail.

And last Night the U.S. Open late night highlight show showed Patrick McEnroe's wife Melissa Errico singling instead of Mary Pierce versus Svetlana Kuznetsova hights. But atleast she's a good singer.

I'm not sure about Johnny Mac. He's an excellent tennis color analyst. But he doesn't seem happy doing that. I've never seen his talk show and I should watch it soon before it get's cancelled. He has verbal talent and knowledge so McEnroe should be successful at whatever he does. And I'm a little mad at Maria Sharapova for not doing his talk show! That would have been great! But Masha said McEnroe disrespected her game so she refused to do his CNBC talk show. Instead Sharapova did the Donnie Deutsch CNBC show whoever he is. All I've ever heard was McEnroe praise Maria for playing hard on every point. These tennis players can have such thin skin.

The USTA is getting on my nerves for various reasons. They haven't answered my email complaining about a couple of things about the U.S. Open. And as a USTA memeber my voice should be heard. But my biggest dissapointment with the USTA is that defending men's champion Andy Roddick will have to play and win 3 best of five set matches 3 of the last 4 days of the U.S. Open to retain his title. And that's a very tough schedule for Roddick who has had a very long and tiring year. On the other hand the Roger Federer/Andre Agassi winner will definately have the upper hand rest wise for the final if the winner makes it that far. But I'm going to root for Their Timmy from that half of the draw.

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On last nights CBS highlights show Patrick McEnroe actually said Serena Williams didn't get robbed in her her match against Jennifer Capriati. He said she had only 1 bad call against her. But I counted 4. The worst one was in the first game of the third set when Serena hit a backhand inside the line and the chair umpire Maria Alves overruled it from the other side of the court. That was the worst overrule I have ever seen! And then in the last game of the match I Serena got 3 bad lines calls. I couldn't believe all these bad calls going against Serena. So much for the notion that it all evens out int he end. It doesn't.

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The USTA is getting on my nerves for various reasons. They haven't answered my email complaining about a couple of things about the U.S. Open. And as a USTA memeber my voice should be heard. But my biggest dissapointment with the USTA is that defending men's champion Andy Roddick will have to play and win 3 best of five set matches 3 of the last 4 days of the U.S. Open to retain his title. And that's a very tough schedule for Roddick who has had a very long and tiring year. On the other hand the Roger Federer/Andre Agassi winner will definately have the upper hand rest wise for the final if the winner makes it that far. But I'm going to root for Their Timmy from that half of the draw.
Were you this concerned last year when Ferrero had to play 4 days in a row and not just against bums either? It's different when it affects a player that you like and someone who did benefit from the generosity of organisers last year.

How has Roddick had a longer and a more tiring year than Federer? He hasn't and the scheduling has been crappy for a very long time.
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