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LOL @ ESPN

Now only did they show the most pointless coverage all day of boring matches, but now they're going to show FEDERER AGAIN!

This with LIVE matches going on all over the place!



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espn sucks at life

first they started at 7am with "wake up wimbledon" and wasted a hour while you could see live action was going on all around the grounds. you could hear the crowd cheering and balls being struck but they just ignored it completely.

then they show dent vs. norman had dent faced someone who could actually get a return in play he would have lost
federer vs. phm was a blow-out and federer didn't even play that well.
davenport vs. jidkova was kind of pointless
safin vs. srichaphan just showed how pathetic a player paradorn has become
and then blake vs. hernych was just terrible (except for the third set tb, i have to admit that was nice)

we only saw part of the second set tb in the myskina match and only the last few points of the ancic match (which actually looked like a good match when compared with what they were showing).

and now it's federer vs. phm...again (i bet it's gonna be their 10 pm match tonigh too)

and tomorrow it's gonna be the williams sisters, roddick, sharapova, and nadal (nadal match could be good cause he's not all that good on grass...then again, he's facing spadea who is a complete moron )
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It's ESPN...what more do you expect?

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Enberg & Rat McEnroe *fake laughs* loved saying the word genius a billion times. Such eloquence.

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I am not a big ESPN fan but I think they deserve credit for the # of hours they are putting in this year . . . and face it . . . they are showing unexciting matches and just are not in high gear. If they don't get sharper by Thursday/Friday then we can state a case for pissing on'em some.

Honestly I don't expect them (or any sportscaster) to come up real insights covering professional sports. Generally speaking these people are idiots. Doesn't matter the sport . . . golf, football, tennis, soccer (they are a little better BUT only if they have a Brit or a European player as a commentator otherwise they really suck. Americans know nothing about soccer . . . "oh my god, she kicked the ball!!") Sorry I digress.

And I am really curious to see how NBC does this year considering they really screwed up last year.
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It was annoying to see the score of the Federer match scroll across the bottom while I was watching the first set of that exact match, no use watching after that.
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at this thread. Sorry. I'd love to see matches with Federer, Marat, etc. However I don't have cable. Just be grateful they showed the #1 players and featured others who were non-American. Sounds like it could have been worse
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I am not a big ESPN fan but I think they deserve credit for the # of hours they are putting in this year . . . and face it . . . they are showing unexciting matches and just are not in high gear. If they don't get sharper by Thursday/Friday then we can state a case for pissing on'em some.

Honestly I don't expect them (or any sportscaster) to come up real insights covering professional sports. Generally speaking these people are idiots. Doesn't matter the sport . . . golf, football, tennis, soccer (they are a little better BUT only if they have a Brit or a European player as a commentator otherwise they really suck. Americans know nothing about soccer . . . "oh my god, she kicked the ball!!") Sorry I digress.

And I am really curious to see how NBC does this year considering they really screwed up last year.
It sounds like ESPN gets the schedule the night before and says, ok, we are going to feature the top players, Federer, Marat, and Americans Davenport and Dent. It's not ESPN's fault those matches turned into real dogs.

No one beats HBO's coverage from the early 1990s. HBO-come back!
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Everyone knows that ESPN sucks at coverage. They only show the no-names for a short amount of time and only if there match is extremely close. I wish everyone had TTC. From what I've heard they have really good coverage.

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they couldn't even show montfils vs. okun in that amazing 4rth set tiebreak or myskina's comeback, or a set of philippoussis
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Why can't Rod Laver commentate?
Brad Gilbert can't be as entertaining as a circus chimp.
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at this thread. Sorry. I'd love to see matches with Federer, Marat, etc. However I don't have cable. Just be grateful they showed the #1 players and featured others who were non-American. Sounds like it could have been worse
Yes it really could have been worse. MUCH worse. At least it was live tennis for many hours. Last year at this time they showed all kinds of stuff from the can. Their coverage has vastly improved this year, starting with the AO.

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Thank God ESPN isn't showing Wimbledon here, but Sportv seems like won't do that much better as I've yet to see some their grade showing repeats of unseen/highlight matches of the day at night. They showed Federer, Davenport and Safin, and we got to see the 2nd set of Mauresmo's win and maybe another one (Clijsters?) but I didn't see it, and the MPs of the most important matches.

Well, tomorrow will be Sharapova, Henman and Nadal. If they have some free-time, they're probably gonna show tape-delayed of Justine or Roddick or the Williams, I'm not complaining.... yet.


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Re: LOL @ ESPN

The Federer match originally aired on ESPN Classic. At the time of the replay of this match on ESPN2 (3:00 p.m. EDT), there were only 6 matches (2 women; 4 men) still in progress & none of them was on a t.v. court. Considering that 44% of the households with ESPN2 were not able to see the match live, airing it late in the day when nothing else was going on certainly seems reasonable to me.

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They should've shown that brilliant match instead of the Dent match, then.
Seeing Mathieu's match for the 2nd time...is soo nice.
Good for death row inmates, though.
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