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The US Open trophy presentation is a complete joke!

Billabong
09-10-2007, 12:49 AM
Seriously, have you ever seen such a quick trophy presentation after a Grand Slam?? The players have barely time to speak and thank everyone because they have to answer Dick Enberg's questions, and to me it ruins totally the trophy presentation... They say like 2 sentences, and it's over! I simply love it to see emotion and tears, like we have seen so many times in AO, RG especially and Wimbledon, but the players don't even have time to show their emotions at the US Open because CBS can't wait to end their program and broadcast 60 seconds... The other Grand Slams have such beautiful trophy presentations, there is always a great preparation for it and you can actually feel the importance of the event. For such a great event like the US Open, I think it's a shame.. I can only admire Kim Clijsters who stole the microphone from Dick's hands in 2005 and took aalll her time, that was great:worship:

CyBorg
09-10-2007, 12:55 AM
Here's why the US Open blows:

1) Religious indoctrination of the public during the opening ceremony, including the song "God bless America". Thank you - we already knew you are ape-shit over religion, no need to rub it in.

2) Religious indoctrination of the public during the trophy presentation. Eg. "We're all blessed..." Why not just get a bunch of priests to conduct a boy's choir ensemble of "Roger is so great, but not as great as God"?

scoobs
09-10-2007, 12:57 AM
It was very abbreviated this time - a long aria from the President of the USTA and then no time for either player to properly thank their supporters or express themselves.

Maybe they all had early flights.

FedFan_2007
09-10-2007, 12:57 AM
Roger is God, God created Roger Federer. We know that already CyBorg. It's on that Wimbledon church.

ezekiel
09-10-2007, 01:06 AM
the shorter the better, there is no point in dragging it and forcing players and officials in cheezy and ridiculous emotional rants and telling of embellished life stories . I mute it usually as it makes me queasy in stomach

Another thing that makes me queasy is religious patriotic indoctrination which made me sick as non American and I think many poeople in America feel that way but then again America's biggest allies are Israel and Saudi Arabia and not just for obvious reasons

CyBorg
09-10-2007, 01:09 AM
the shorter the better, there is no point in dragging it and forcing players and officials in cheezy and ridiculous emotional rants and telling of embellished life stories . I mute it usually as it makes me queasy in stomach

Another thing that makes me queasy is religious patriotic indoctrination which made me sick as non American and I think many poeople in America feel that way but then again America's biggest allies are Israel and Saudi Arabia and not just for obvious reasons

Don't forget the huge US Flag the size of the tennis court. It was the equivalent of America crying out that it has the biggest penis in the world.

We heard you the first time, America. And your big penis prematurely ejaculated all over Iraq.

Allure
09-10-2007, 01:11 AM
I agree it was short. But I, too, am not a big fan of the long, overdrawn emotional speeches ''I want to thank the fans, sponsor, my coach, my parents, God, the vendor selling hotdogs...'' Just give them their money, let them say one or two sentences, and let them go back and celebrate or for the loser cry.

FedFan_2007
09-10-2007, 01:14 AM
CyBorg - must you ejaculate your left-wing politics all over this board? Yuck.

Sjengster
09-10-2007, 01:20 AM
What I really dislike is the glorification of Federer's $2.4 million cheque, as though it was his greatest achievement of the night. I mean it's just a figure, yes an impressive one, but drawing level with Emerson on 12 Slams in second place on the all-time list is a rather more significant figure, don't you think? But then everybody would probably be saying "Roy who?", such is the nature of things.

CyBorg
09-10-2007, 01:23 AM
It's nice to know that Roger is now as good as Roy Emerson. Thank goodness we have Dick Enberg and his trusty list of all-time major winners to confirm that Roger is Emerson's league.

Of course Roger will have to wait a few months to become better than Emerson.:wavey:

celia
09-10-2007, 01:23 AM
Seriously, have you ever seen such a quick trophy presentation after a Grand Slam?? The players have barely time to speak and thank everyone because they have to answer Dick Enberg's questions, and to me it ruins totally the trophy presentation... They say like 2 sentences, and it's over! I simply love it to see emotion and tears, like we have seen so many times in AO, RG especially and Wimbledon, but the players don't even have time to show their emotions at the US Open because CBS can't wait to end their program and broadcast 60 seconds... The other Grand Slams have such beautiful trophy presentations, there is always a great preparation for it and you can actually feel the importance of the event. For such a great event like the US Open, I think it's a shame.. I can only admire Kim Clijsters who stole the microphone from Dick's hands in 2005 and took aalll her time, that was great:worship:

It had everything to do with TV -- they had already run significantly into the time period allocated for '60 minutes'. Which is why the USTA president (IMHO) made a POINT of saying that the US Open Men's Final was the largest sporting event in the world in terms of attendance. She was (IMHO) attempting to justify the run over. Katie Couric probably got pissed anyway -- her show being crap and all.

CyBorg
09-10-2007, 01:24 AM
I almost forgot - The Ashe arena is the LARGEST of the all the grand slam phalluses... errr arenas, according to Mary Carillo.

Sjengster
09-10-2007, 01:28 AM
It's nice to know that Roger is now as good as Roy Emerson. Thank goodness we have Dick Enberg and his trusty list of all-time major winners to confirm that Roger is Emerson's league.

Of course Roger will have to wait a few months to become better than Emerson.:wavey:

Did I actually say anywhere in my post that Federer was as good as Emerson, better, worse, anything? No, I just said he had drawn level on Slams. What on earth bit you the last few weeks?

CyBorg
09-10-2007, 01:29 AM
Did I actually say anywhere in my post that Federer was as good as Emerson, better, worse, anything? No, I just said he had drawn level on Slams. What on earth bit you the last few weeks?

I wasn't responding to you. I was commenting about how overrated Emerson is because of a disposable statistic.

Sjengster
09-10-2007, 01:33 AM
I don't tend to regard Slam tallies as disposable statistics, that's all. I mean yes, they were pre-Open Era, but he still had the record until just over seven years ago.

Yappa
09-10-2007, 01:33 AM
Yeah, the trophy ceremony was disappointingly short. For US fans who want to have something longer, I suggest downloading the Eurosport or some other version. CBS was probably the first channel which ended the live coverage.

elessar
09-10-2007, 01:36 AM
What I really dislike is the glorification of Federer's $2.4 million cheque, as though it was his greatest achievement of the night. I mean it's just a figure, yes an impressive one, but drawing level with Emerson on 12 Slams in second place on the all-time list is a rather more significant figure, don't you think? But then everybody would probably be saying "Roy who?", such is the nature of things.

That was the worst part for me too you could tell that Federer was a tad embarassed when he mentionned the price.

CyBorg
09-10-2007, 01:40 AM
yay .. a guy that I don't know personally and never will has won 2.4 million and a Lexus! This just makes my day. Wheeee!

Praise Jesus.

FedFan_2007
09-10-2007, 01:47 AM
CyBorg - you really are a POS. you know that?

CyBorg
09-10-2007, 01:48 AM
CyBorg - you really are a POS. you know that?

Yeah - I'm a terrible person.:wavey:

World Beater
09-10-2007, 02:03 AM
Yes it gets ridiculous. This is an individual sport not a team, or country representation. No need for the Anthems, and all this ridiculous nonsense. enberg is a senile clown.

federer was so embarassed with the prize money and all the monetary awards. No need for him to blatantly suck roger's $ick in the awards ceremony

Sjengster
09-10-2007, 02:08 AM
What a superb rendition of God Bless America that was by Liza Minnelli at the beginning too. It's at times like that that you really wish Frank Drebin was on hand to sing the national anthem again.

megadeth
09-10-2007, 02:30 AM
so what if the match went into a 4th or 5th set? would they totally blow off the 60 minutes show?

World Beater
09-10-2007, 02:34 AM
whats also terrible is how the TV listings say that Football is supposed to end at 4 PM ET, but instead they keep gabbering on until 4:30 despite all games finished.

barbadosan
09-10-2007, 02:40 AM
At least ESPN Deportes had a really nice wrap-up photo montage of the tournament

rmb6687
09-10-2007, 02:56 AM
Oh, I don't know where else to mention this, but did anyone else really like the opening montage of Roger and Novak. And it was like flashes of each player and then the sounds of them moving across the court or hitting the ball. That got me so excited for the match. haha.

Then Liza ruined it with her Broadway rendition of a song I don't even like. Even the Star Spangled Banner would have been better.

MisterQ
09-10-2007, 03:04 AM
Then Liza ruined it with her Broadway rendition of a song I don't even like. Even the Star Spangled Banner would have been better.

It's interesting to note that God Bless America was originally a show tune. ;)

nobama
09-10-2007, 03:05 AM
Isn't the US Open the only slam to even mention the prize money?

Tennis Fool
09-10-2007, 03:08 AM
What I really dislike is the glorification of Federer's $2.4 million cheque, as though it was his greatest achievement of the night. I mean it's just a figure, yes an impressive one, but drawing level with Emerson on 12 Slams in second place on the all-time list is a rather more significant figure, don't you think? But then everybody would probably be saying "Roy who?", such is the nature of things.

When's the last time you've been to the US? It's all about the money here.

rmb6687
09-10-2007, 03:08 AM
It's interesting to note that God Bless America was originally a show tune. ;)

oh wow...haha. Learn something new everyday.

MusicMyst
09-10-2007, 03:11 AM
Cyborg, suck a lemon, it'll sweeten your disposition. :wavey:

CyBorg
09-10-2007, 03:23 AM
Cyborg, suck a lemon, it'll sweeten your disposition. :wavey:

I was infected with the cynic bug. Now I am one for life. But whacha gonna do?

LoveFifteen
09-10-2007, 03:37 AM
As much as I love the US Open, I am really annoyed by the level of tackiness. The coverage is so commercialized. The court is loaded with advertisements. The amount of prize money is emphasized so much. The sponsors are obnoxiously prominent, and the opening ceremony is disgustingly embarrassing.

I hope that when my generation is in power (I'm 25), we won't still be wanting to do ridiculous songs like "God Bless America!" and unfurling massive American flags on the tennis court. I'm hoping that's something that will die with my grandparents' (or parents' generation), but maybe I'm being too optimistic. :sad:

case
09-10-2007, 03:39 AM
so what if the match went into a 4th or 5th set? would they totally blow off the 60 minutes show?

:D i thought of that too.:D

God bless america may have been a show tune but the star spangled banner was an english pub song. What a dilemma;) Beer or ethyl merman
:eek:


I always wondered why a good old god fearing country;) only wanted to bless themselves :rolleyes: I guess we just dont care about what god does with the rest of the world.

my highlight was when dickie said danke schon :rolleyes: to fed! my thinking is the only way enberg will ever leave talking to others is when he is six feet under

case
09-10-2007, 03:45 AM
I hope that when my generation is in power (I'm 25), we won't still be wanting to do ridiculous songs like "God Bless America!" and unfurling massive American flags on the tennis court. I'm hoping that's something that will die with my grandparents' (or parents' generation), but maybe I'm being too optimistic. :sad:


be very afraid of any country who has god on their side-even your own.
optimism is all we have left-the flag wavers have taken so much else

robinhood
09-10-2007, 03:50 AM
:D i thought of that too.:D

God bless america may have been a show tune but the star spangled banner was an english pub song. What a dilemma;) Beer or ethyl merman
:eek:


I always wondered why a good old god fearing country;) only wanted to bless themselves :rolleyes: I guess we just dont care about what god does with the rest of the world.

my highlight was when dickie said danke schon :rolleyes: to fed! my thinking is the only way enberg will ever leave talking to others is when he is six feet under

Oh dear.
HE TALKS TOO MUCH!!!!!
Especially during the match, he just has to go on and on about all the stats, histories, and birds pooping on the court.
Somebody seriously needs to advise him to keep quiet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rmb6687
09-10-2007, 03:54 AM
As much as I love the US Open, I am really annoyed by the level of tackiness. The coverage is so commercialized. The court is loaded with advertisements. The amount of prize money is emphasized so much. The sponsors are obnoxiously prominent, and the opening ceremony is disgustingly embarrassing.

I hope that when my generation is in power (I'm 25), we won't still be wanting to do ridiculous songs like "God Bless America!" and unfurling massive American flags on the tennis court. I'm hoping that's something that will die with my grandparents' (or parents' generation), but maybe I'm being too optimistic. :sad:

i don't know much about opening ceremonies of other sports in other countries, but advertising/sponsorship is prominent in any sport with a whole bunch of viewers. I couldn't watch a football match in argentina without seeing those flashing adverts alongside the pitch or cell phone adverts crawling across the bottom of the screen every ten minutes because they couldn't take commercial breaks. Even I was surprised at that.

rmb6687
09-10-2007, 03:56 AM
Oh dear.
HE TALKS TOO MUCH!!!!!
Especially during the match, he just has to go on and on about all the stats, histories, and birds pooping on the court.
Somebody seriously needs to advise him to keep quiet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

omg, my favorite Dick moment was yesterday when he compared davydenko to a young Van Gogh! It was the most off topic ridiculous thing. And then he went on to say that both of them have had troubled lives...such a tool.

Regenbogen
09-10-2007, 04:02 AM
omg, my favorite Dick moment was yesterday when he compared davydenko to a young Van Gogh! It was the most off topic ridiculous thing. And then he went on to say that both of them have had troubled lives...such a tool.

...He did that? Oh god. :bigcry:

He needs to retire already.

case
09-10-2007, 04:06 AM
omg, my favorite Dick moment was yesterday when he compared davydenko to a young Van Gogh! It was the most off topic ridiculous thing. And then he went on to say that both of them have had troubled lives...such a tool.


:haha: How did I miss that one? Maybe I blocked it out-must have:eek:
I have changed my avatar in dkokers honor;)

rmb6687
09-10-2007, 04:11 AM
:haha: How did I miss that one? Maybe I blocked it out-must have:eek:
I have changed my avatar in dkokers honor;)

haha awesome.

Whistleway
09-10-2007, 04:28 AM
because CBS can't wait to end their program and broadcast 60 seconds...

Sad but true :(

Well said:worship:

natasha_nana
09-10-2007, 09:42 AM
Another thing that makes me queasy is religious patriotic indoctrination which made me sick as non American and I think many poeople in America feel that way but then again America's biggest allies are Israel and Saudi Arabia and not just for obvious reasons

Don't forget the huge US Flag the size of the tennis court. It was the equivalent of America crying out that it has the biggest penis in the world.


totally agree...waiting for the match to start I almost forgot that we were watching an international tennis event...it was unbelievably OTT.

someone watching it with me in their ignorance was like, but dont the other GSs also do the same...?
er...no?!! In the other GS although it is obvious which country they are taking place in - surprisingly enough it is actually about TENNIS and the history of said event rather than the country it's taking place in.

Trust the US to make it all about themselves.

What I really dislike is the glorification of Federer's $2.4 million cheque, as though it was his greatest achievement of the night. I mean it's just a figure, yes an impressive one, but drawing level with Emerson on 12 Slams in second place on the all-time list is a rather more significant figure, don't you think? But then everybody would probably be saying "Roy who?", such is the nature of things.

I know. He could have said that Roger is the first man to win both the USO Series and the USO...and left it at that...the whole money thing is slightly cringeworthy...
I mean, yeah sure I bet how much $$ Roger would make was really the true motivation behind his wanting to win. :rolleyes:

bokehlicious
09-10-2007, 09:51 AM
It's at times like that that you really wish Frank Drebin was on hand to sing the national anthem again.

:lol: :lol:

Action Jackson
09-10-2007, 09:53 AM
The thread title says is enough, it would have been better for Milli Vanilli to sing the anthem.

thesupreme
09-10-2007, 09:58 AM
Think you d bags complain about everything, the final ceremony was short and sweet...who cares about the winner thanking his second cousin twice removed. Each GS presentation is different, AO is nice and to the point, RG = suave and flashy, Wimby = tradition and US = commercial and brash. They each represent their locales quite well if you ask me. Plus you guys watch the US Open EVERY YEAR, you know the drill...get over it

anyway, forget that sh*t, they played the Imperial Death March straight after Federer won...is that dope or what??! ;)

MasturB
09-10-2007, 10:03 AM
As much as I love the US Open, I am really annoyed by the level of tackiness. The coverage is so commercialized. The court is loaded with advertisements. The amount of prize money is emphasized so much. The sponsors are obnoxiously prominent, and the opening ceremony is disgustingly embarrassing.

I hope that when my generation is in power (I'm 25), we won't still be wanting to do ridiculous songs like "God Bless America!" and unfurling massive American flags on the tennis court. I'm hoping that's something that will die with my grandparents' (or parents' generation), but maybe I'm being too optimistic. :sad:

Wimbledon is the only place where sponsorship is really not seen inside hte stadium.

You'll see Kia Motors all over Rod Laver, you'll see the Lexus logo on the tennis net at hte US Open and hte Chase logo but they've been sponsoring hte US Open forever, and you'll also see BNP Paribas all inside Roland Garros.

And the prize money being emphasized so much? Well I agree it does get overblown, but doesn't the media already overblow money and salaries as it is? I mean when David Beckham signed for 250,000,000, that's the figure you heard for week.

The fact that this was PRIZE money, is why I think it was emphasized. In tennis you don't get a standard salary minimum wage (i believe) like you would in the NBA,MLB,NFL. You have to earn your paycheck in tennis and only the top ranked guys make a TON of money on a yearly basis (if you exclude the endorsements).

It also is to show how much the tournament is growing, since a decade ago the prize money for the winner was half a million.

Tennis in America is growing. Albeit the best Americans (Rodd-Blake) aren't making much noise to be excited about, the USTA is trying very hard to start getting young "athletes" not kids to play tennis just like how France has done and now Great Britain is trying.

trixtah
09-10-2007, 10:14 AM
Who cares if it was short, both of them had 16+ minute press interviews...

natasha_nana
09-10-2007, 10:27 AM
anyway, forget that sh*t, they played the Imperial Death March straight after Federer won...is that dope or what??! ;)

:haha: LMAO...yeah that was really funny. I couldn't believe what I was hearing for a moment.
It was strangely appropriate though...truly, only at the USO and in Arthur Ashe would you ever have such an occurence haha.

Or Levy
09-10-2007, 10:38 AM
The money part was awful, you could see Roger didn't know how to react and just giggled. It was all so rushed, they should have let him have the mic and speak freely.

RonE
09-10-2007, 10:44 AM
The money part was awful, you could see Roger didn't know how to react and just giggled. It was all so rushed, they should have let him have the mic and speak freely.

When he won in 2005 Dick Enberg asked him "What does it feel like to win a million dollars?"

Roger being the USO series champ I wonder if Dick asked him "what does it feel like winning 2 million?" :o

At least back in the day when Tony Trabert was doing the presentation there was a little bit more substance to it.

Forehander
09-10-2007, 10:51 AM
US open final ceremony is always a complete joke especially the friggin money part. The americans wants to show the world they have the best tournament so they always boast about the million dollar + the bonus cheques etc it's fked all about money.

MasturB
09-10-2007, 10:52 AM
I actually think the crowd laughed more at when Enberg said "and my mom wanted me to be a sports broadcaster" than they were excited about the entire interviews conducted by Dick.

scoobs
09-10-2007, 11:20 AM
Nobody has much love for the star turn from Liza, then?

I was in fits of laughter - I was hoping for an encore from Cabaret :)

Winston's Human
09-10-2007, 11:21 AM
God bless america may have been a show tune but the star spangled banner was an english pub song. What a dilemma;) Beer or ethyl merman
:eek:


It was Kate Smith, not Ethel Merman, who is associated with "God Bless America".

Action Jackson
09-10-2007, 11:24 AM
They could have got Roseanne Barr to sing it.

DDrago2
09-10-2007, 11:26 AM
the shorter the better, there is no point in dragging it and forcing players and officials in cheezy and ridiculous emotional rants and telling of embellished life stories . I mute it usually as it makes me queasy in stomach


Right. Expecialy with a player like Federer who feels uncomfortable in such situations. I'm sure he was pleased that the ceremony was so brief, less time for him to keep that grin and talk politely

Or Levy
09-10-2007, 11:26 AM
The Americans put up a great show - the Darth Federer thing was a wonderful invention, and Ashe as a fantastic stadium. Roger was obviously enjoying the whole thing. Apperantly when Jmac saw him in the black outfit he asked him if he was serious :) - because it was still hot, and Jmac told him it was a gutsy choice.

I'm glad he chose black, I love the outfit.

But yea, let the man a chance to gush at the ceremony, Roger has been known to give some nice sentimental speeches just the way the Americans love them, give him a chance to shine :)

I didn't see the opening ceremony... but well, it's the states -I expected nothing less.

dragons112
09-10-2007, 11:26 AM
Did anybody notice the presentor of the trophies stuffed up his talk when he gave it too novak. He said. "novak the winner of trophy" he stueed up majorly.

My fav tourny is the aus a fresh year good court colour atmosphere weather

case
09-10-2007, 12:19 PM
It was Kate Smith, not Ethel Merman, who is associated with "God Bless America".


you are right. :confused: so sorry;) i also mispelled ethel's name another error! obviously im not a big broadway person

Polikarpov
09-10-2007, 12:53 PM
Yeah, why did they rush things.

victor_gospo
09-10-2007, 01:32 PM
The best way to do the trophy presentation at the US Open would be to simply put Dick Enberg in front of the TV cameras and shoot him.

A muzzle over his mouth during match play would be greatly appreciated too.

Adler
09-10-2007, 01:42 PM
Dick Enberg doesn't have a shred of charisma, it's a fact. He proves that he derverves to have such name. JMac would be better, so as many others

the cat
09-10-2007, 01:46 PM
Seriously, have you ever seen such a quick trophy presentation after a Grand Slam?? The players have barely time to speak and thank everyone because they have to answer Dick Enberg's questions, and to me it ruins totally the trophy presentation... They say like 2 sentences, and it's over! I simply love it to see emotion and tears, like we have seen so many times in AO, RG especially and Wimbledon, but the players don't even have time to show their emotions at the US Open because CBS can't wait to end their program and broadcast 60 seconds... The other Grand Slams have such beautiful trophy presentations, there is always a great preparation for it and you can actually feel the importance of the event. For such a great event like the US Open, I think it's a shame.. I can only admire Kim Clijsters who stole the microphone from Dick's hands in 2005 and took aalll her time, that was great:worship:
Billabong, the pressure for CBS television in America to quickly wrap up coverage of the men's final evey year and go to the highly rated "60 Minutes" news show is immense. It's a shame because it does ruin the post match speeches from the players who after spilling their guts for 7 matches deserve the proper amount of time to thank their coaches, family, friends and the fans. But the players don't have the time they need to thank eveyone. :(

tennis_fan_2006
09-10-2007, 03:15 PM
whats also terrible is how the TV listings say that Football is supposed to end at 4 PM ET, but instead they keep gabbering on until 4:30 despite all games finished.

I've been following the US open men's final for the last four years and they always start the men's final at 4:30pm, maybe they do it for footbal ratings?

tennis_fan_2006
09-10-2007, 03:21 PM
omg, my favorite Dick moment was yesterday when he compared davydenko to a young Van Gogh! It was the most off topic ridiculous thing. And then he went on to say that both of them have had troubled lives...such a tool.

During the men's final, did Dick say the last time the score was 7-6,7-6,7-6 was around 1917?

Pigpen Stinks
09-10-2007, 03:48 PM
Dick used to be a pretty good play by play guy for football and hoops. He's always been pretty awful at tennis, and the last few years he's become a bigger joke than the trophy presentation.

My favorite was when he added the Hardenne during the women's presentation. Justine giggled and Dick quickly said something like "...now known as just Justine Henin."

The best play by play guys in different sports are the ones that accurately and efficiently describe what's going on and set the table for the so called expert color commentator seamlessly. In a certain sense the really good ones should almost go unnoticed. The problem that Dick has developed is that he perceives himself as this legendary broadcaster and thinks that he is part of the show with all his "Oh mys" and other worthless nonsense.

Billabong
09-10-2007, 04:36 PM
Billabong, the pressure for CBS television in America to quickly wrap up coverage of the men's final evey year and go to the highly rated "60 Minutes" news show is immense. It's a shame because it does ruin the post match speeches from the players who after spilling their guts for 7 matches deserve the proper amount of time to thank their coaches, family, friends and the fans. But the players don't have the time they need to thank eveyone. :(

I know, that's why I think it's disappointing to end such a huge event that way... Because of that, you'll never see a player show much emotion during the presentation, but like other people said before, we can only get used to it because it's been that way since a while already..

guille&tati4life
09-10-2007, 04:40 PM
Totally agree, it's very rushed. The guy doing the interviews does a terrible job. He interrupted Kuznetsova after she'd said 2 words :retard:.

tangerine_dream
09-10-2007, 04:41 PM
The trophy ceremony was boring so I'm glad they cut it short.

Regarding the opening ceremonies, I liked it. It's nice to have those. It makes the USO special.

Winston's Human
09-10-2007, 05:21 PM
Every year, I hope that Bud Collins and Dick Enberg will retire or just go away. Unfortunately, it seems that never occurs.

optimism
09-10-2007, 05:51 PM
Every year, I hope that Bud Collins and Dick Enberg will retire or just go away. Unfortunately, it seems that never occurs.

I can't believe how out of touch the media is. The two guys are the most disliked and incompetent hosts yet they keep their jobs year after year. Tennis being unpopular in US has a lot to do with those who run the media. They seem incapable of supporting a sport if Americans are not the best in it. So many times they chose some crappy WTA matches over top rank ATP players' matches.

LuckyAC
09-10-2007, 06:15 PM
Get TiVO for the opening ceremony. And I've never seen a trophy presentation once in the 40 grand slams I have watched. Just turn it off.

MariaV
09-10-2007, 06:16 PM
Well, the ceremony was OK, Fed could've wrapped the match up in 2 hours though. :( That would've left more time for the ceremony. :angel: :p

Fed wasn't as cosy with Djoker as with Rafa. :shrug: Seems he's not too appreciative of Nole's player imitating. :lol:

stebs
09-10-2007, 06:25 PM
The funny bit was when Edberg said something along the lines of:

The United States US Open of USA or something. Kept mentioning USA :lol:

natasha_nana
09-10-2007, 06:40 PM
The funny bit was when Edberg said something along the lines of:

The United States US Open of USA or something. Kept mentioning USA :lol:

lol...yes I remember that too...jeez.

Sunset of Age
09-10-2007, 06:45 PM
Well, the ceremony was OK, Fed could've wrapped the match up in 2 hours though. :( That would've left more time for the ceremony. :angel: :p

Makes me think... what would they have done regarding TV scheduling etc. if the final had went to a five-hour-plus five-setter a la 7-6, 7-6, 6-7, 5-7, 7-6 or something? I'm wondering at that now... would they have cut off the broadcasting halfway? :confused:
That would be :help:.

Fed wasn't as cosy with Djoker as with Rafa. :shrug: Seems he's not too appreciative of Nole's player imitating. :lol:

Well, uhm... there *was* quite a comfy hug between the two at the net! :yeah:
But of course, we all know Raf is Rogi's secret love by now, don't we? :hearts: :p :lol:

Lee
09-10-2007, 07:06 PM
Makes me think... what would they have done regarding TV scheduling etc. if the final had went to a five-hour-plus five-setter a la 7-6, 7-6, 6-7, 5-7, 7-6 or something? I'm wondering at that now... would they have cut off the broadcasting halfway? :confused:
That would be :help:.



One thing for sure is you won't even see the trophy presentation in this case.