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Is becoming a tennis commentator the surest way to become hated on MTF?

It seems like every single commentator on ESPN is loathed by many, many people on MTF. Why is this? Are commentators hated in every sport?
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key word: ESPN.

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replace commentator with journalist, and the statement still applies

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Hel-loooooo!!!

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They know nothing; they need a seeing-eye dog; and they have really bad speech skills.

Talk to the hand because the ears don't hear you.
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I like some of the commentators. I'm always happy when Cliff D. and Mary C. (I know some people don't like her but I really enjoy her most of the time) are commentating.
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They know nothing; they need a seeing-eye dog; and they have really bad speech skills.
Is there anyone that you think is a good commentator?
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Is there anyone that you think is a good commentator?
mats isnt a bad commentator.

his commentating is better than his poetry, thats for sure.

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Someone should start an official school for tennis commentators. I'm dead serious. Just because someone was a good player doesn't make then a good commentator. Mary Carillo is the only commentator out there who posesses the skill to say at least one thought provoking sentence during an entire tennis match. I put the volume down so I don't even have to hear Tim Ryan, he's absolutely the worst!!!!

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Is there anyone that you think is a good commentator?
Let me get back to you on that....hmmm.....no one comes to mind right now....

Talk to the hand because the ears don't hear you.
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Let me get back to you on that....hmmm.....no one comes to mind right now....
What? Not even Gilbert?

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When you have people like Brad Gilbert as a commentator, the hatred is justified.
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When you have people like Brad Gilbert as a commentator, the hatred is justified.
I almost died when he was saying Sheer-Phan instead of Sri-cha-phan....

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I almost die laughing everytime he tries to pronounce any player's name who isn't American. I wonder how long he had to practice saying Federer to keep from looking completely incompetent.
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What? Not even Gilbert?
Gilbert is the best.

How do I know this?

He said so himself.
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