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Does anyone miss reading Mal Whashington's tennis analysis?

After his musings have become premium there weren't too many funny predictions. I miss him.
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Re: Does anyone miss reading Mal Whashington's tennis analysis?

Too bad ESPN got greedy

Hey, George, why don't you go pay a subscription for us MTFers
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Too bad ESPN got greedy

Hey, George, why don't you go pay a subscription for us MTFers
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Re: Does anyone miss reading Mal Whashington's tennis analysis?

Mal is so negative when he's on air...it's as if he opts to highlight and reiterate a player's weaknesses as opposed to their qualities as the match goes on.
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Re: Does anyone miss reading Mal Whashington's tennis analysis?

I liked Mal. I miss him.
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Re: Does anyone miss reading Mal Whashington's tennis analysis?

I think the tennis in US could use as many analysis as it can afford, be it from Mal or PMac or whoever wants to write.
ESPN did a good job of covering AO this time, but they didn't have much to offer on their website, which was disappointing.

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Re: Does anyone miss reading Mal Whashington's tennis analysis?

Nope, but I'm sure James Blake will be in his seat before long, if possible with a less impressive resume than Mal's.

They need to get Connors to do some commentary.
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Re: Does anyone miss reading Mal Whashington's tennis analysis?

Do I miss Mal's commentary? Hell no.

Talk to the hand because the ears don't hear you.
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Re: Does anyone miss reading Mal Whashington's tennis analysis?

I miss laughing at his awful predictions in his written commentary and his hate on for Marat. It was low key enough to be slightly humorous.

When they let him do more on air than talk about the temperature court side, he was pretty good.

So long, Mal. I wish you all the best.

James might be a mistake or he could be a Mary C. with a limited tennis career, but, a nice, long, commentator career. Hmmm...
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Re: Does anyone miss reading Mal Whashington's tennis analysis?

I just think he is jelous and has a chip on his shoulder.

it wouldnt hurt him to be positive every once in a while...
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Re: Does anyone miss reading Mal Whashington's tennis analysis?

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When they let him do more on air than talk about the temperature court side, he was pretty good.
I always found that strange: "Cliff it's really hot out here, Andy's shirt is really sweaty, back to you...". I guess they didn't trust him to talk anything else at the time.
It took this thread for me to realize he wasn't at the AO, so i guess i don't miss him.

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Re: Does anyone miss reading Mal Whashington's tennis analysis?

MissMoJo, maybe he just didn't have the initiative or personality to make the court side coverage more interesting. Pam and Brad provided court side analysis at the AO and they did much more. Miss Socialite Pam went walk about and talked to ex-pros, tennis coaches, and NBA coach Phil Jackson in addition to describing court conditions. Brad talked about what he saw up close from the players and what they could do to improve their performance in a particular match.
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