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Jim Courier Commentary

dragons112
01-24-2008, 10:35 AM
I don't know if anyone feels this way but i feel that courier talks crap. He sucks up too rafa so much and he looks for reasons to foil federer. He says some of the weirdest things. Will the oz open ever get him replaced?

Ferrero Forever
01-24-2008, 10:45 AM
Yeah Courier says some really weird things, and I don't know how much more of 'RAHHHHH-FAHHHHH' I can handle, but other than that I like him. He's entertaining and seems to know what he's talking about. He pays credit where it's due and has the personal experience needed for the position. Replace Newcombe and put a ban on Navratilova and I'll be happy. Keep Jim.

leng jai
01-24-2008, 10:46 AM
Better than Pmac.

Wannabeknowitall
01-24-2008, 10:51 AM
He's not bad but I swear he was stalking Djokovic during the US Open last year. :tape:

dragons112
01-24-2008, 10:52 AM
LOL yeah he says it RAAAAA FAHHH like he htinks he sounds cool the way he says it.

Bibberz
01-24-2008, 10:57 AM
Courier's the man. You guys are lucky to have him. We'll trade you Bud Collins for him. How 'bout that? We'll also give you Mary Carillo for a vegemite sandwich.

dragons112
01-24-2008, 11:01 AM
Courier's the man. You guys are lucky to have him. We'll trade you Bud Collins for him. How 'bout that? We'll also give you Mary Carillo for a vegemite sandwich.

Hes not the man. i want Johny macenroe to come back hes funny good humor not idiot humor like the red nut four time slam champion

Kolya
01-24-2008, 11:04 AM
I'm in Australia and I don't have any problem with Courier's commentary.

I reckon he is good and respectful to anyone who is playing.

Bibberz
01-24-2008, 11:04 AM
Johnny Mac is a legend in all respects. I'm certainly not going to argue otherwise.

Hes not the man. i want Johny macenroe to come back hes funny good humor not idiot humor like the red nut four time slam champion

tripb19
01-24-2008, 11:12 AM
Courier is fine. I used to dislike him but now I appreciate him, he's one of the best.

Ferrero Forever
01-24-2008, 11:20 AM
I reckon he is good and respectful to anyone who is playing.

Yeah thats so true. Australian commentators are never nice to Ferrero, always degrading him. But during his match against Nalbandian, both Courier and also Roger Rasheed were very complementary towards JC. Listen to Newcombe commentary and it's full of insults. And not only does he praise the match, but also the career of the players. I enjoy Courier, but saying that I also enjoy listening to McEnroe. Both quality commentators.

cjuntrin
01-24-2008, 11:24 AM
It really can't be that much worse than the dolts they are serving up on ESPN. I thought Bud Collins was gone for good, and having PMac talk tennis to me is like having Britney Spears writing a book on how to be a parent; they tried it once, and now innocents are suffering.

Bibberz
01-24-2008, 11:46 AM
Can we all agree Killer is the best?

Jaffas85
01-24-2008, 11:59 AM
I really like Jim Courier's commentary and I think he carries on more about Federer than Nadal.

During the semi final between Nadal and Tsonga he was constantly praising Tsonga and when he praised Nadal's endurance it was done with realism.

Sean.J.S.
01-24-2008, 11:59 AM
I hate Mary Carillo. When I first heard her commentating and I didn't know who it was I thought that it was a man speaking. :rolls:

HNCS
01-24-2008, 01:10 PM
jim is fine. i think he's funny. and i like his energy. he gives good on court interviews as well.

and i know that i should appreciate that we have him instead of some others in the world...

abhinav_shaan
01-24-2008, 01:31 PM
in india, most of commentary is done by Vijay Amritraj and he is very good...
he knows a damn lot about a lot of players..
always throws in some interesting snippet..

mickymouse
01-24-2008, 01:36 PM
in india, most of commentary is done by Vijay Amritraj and he is very good...
he knows a damn lot about a lot of players..
always throws in some interesting snippet..
Is he the one who keeps using the word 'glorious'? "that is a glorious pass", "that is a glorious forehand", that is a glorious backhand"
But yeah, I do like him.:D

Auscon
01-24-2008, 01:39 PM
Jim is great, hope we have him at the AO for many years to come

abhinav_shaan
01-24-2008, 01:49 PM
Is he the one who keeps using the word 'glorious'? "that is a glorious pass", "that is a glorious forehand", that is a glorious backhand"
But yeah, I do like him.:D

yes , he does use "glorious" a lot , doesnt he.. :D
still quite an intelligent commentator..

mickymouse
01-24-2008, 01:59 PM
yes , he does use "glorious" a lot , doesnt he.. :D
still quite an intelligent commentator..
Yes, definitely. Quite funny at times too. Love his partnership with Alan. They know when to comment and when not to.

Langers
01-24-2008, 02:01 PM
I don't know if anyone feels this way but i feel that courier talks crap. He sucks up too rafa so much and he looks for reasons to foil federer. He says some of the weirdest things. Will the oz open ever get him replaced?
Are you SERIOUS? He absolutely LOVES Federer. He worships the man.

:rolleyes:

markd
01-24-2008, 03:02 PM
I haven't heard Courier in a while so I can't comment on his work but may I say..Mary Carillo is the freakin worst. She's like a sexual predator when she's talking about a hot woman player and her gushing, and moronic comments are very unsettling. I have to agree with whomever mentioned Killer Cahill...IMO he's done an amazing job, seems fair, obviously knows what he's talking about and he is an interesting guy. I have nothing to say about Bud Collins...well I do, but I don't think it's right to use that type of language on here.

tulsatea
01-24-2008, 05:35 PM
I think everybody can agree that Chris Fowler is the worst commentator and probably the worst commentator of all time.

Kitty de Sade
01-24-2008, 05:39 PM
Can we all agree Killer is the best?

Yes. Killer= :inlove:

No problem w/ Courier, although he's a little blah. Totally agreed w/ whoever said Mary Carillo is no bueno. If there is a way to force you to hit the "mute" button on your television set, she'll find it. :ignore:

Johnny Groove
01-24-2008, 05:40 PM
Mary Carillo commentating on WTA matches is a form of slow torture.

Guantanamo Bay has nothing on that slow slide to suicide

RickDaStick
01-24-2008, 05:42 PM
Mary Carillo commentating on WTA matches is a form of slow torture.

Guantanamo Bay has nothing on that slow slide to suicide

Johnny, it was only one match, i know he got ***** but no need to bring up suicide

Johnny Groove
01-24-2008, 05:44 PM
Johnny, it was only one match. no need to bring up suicide

Where in my post did you see the words Nadal or Tsonga? :retard:

I was talking about Bitcharillo's blabberhole that runs like a Kentucky Derby champion, and hurts the ears like Mike Tyson when he bites it off.

Action Jackson
01-25-2008, 06:29 AM
Courier does suck, but he is nowhere near as bad as the majority of the English-language commentators around.

moon language
01-25-2008, 06:33 AM
We'll also give you Mary Carillo for a vegemite sandwich.

:lol:

krystlel
01-25-2008, 07:31 AM
Courier is very complimentary towards Federer, more so to him than the other players.

I find his observations/opinions are not necessarily great but the way he makes a match sound interesting more than makes up for it. I would probably rank him up there as one of my favourites.

FedFan_2007
01-25-2008, 08:19 AM
Hey Courier won 2 straight Aussie Opens, he's the man. Overall he made 7 slam finals from 1991 FO-1993 Wimbly. Quite a run.

Robshots
01-25-2008, 10:25 AM
I find him mildy amusing on the rare occasion, the rest is average diatribe in a attemt to be witty, as for tennis insight, I have enjoyed Roger Rasheeds comments much more, you can hear the coach coming out in him a lot, particularly the mens matches where he has studied these guys in depth in recent times. he did make the controversial "bum" comment but nothing was happening in that match to be honest. Courier is a 6/10 for me Rasheed a 8.5/10

Kolya
01-25-2008, 10:27 AM
I find him mildy amusing on the rare occasion, the rest is average diatribe in a attemt to be witty, as for tennis insight, I have enjoyed Roger Rasheeds comments much more, you can hear the coach coming out in him a lot, particularly the mens matches where he has studied these guys in depth in recent times. he did make the controversial "bum" comment but nothing was happening in that match to be honest. Courier is a 6/10 for me Rasheed a 8.5/10

Rasheed is just there to comment on people's asses.

Kristen
01-25-2008, 12:41 PM
Is hesitance even a word? It sounds good but I was thinking more along the lines of 'hesitation'. I'm too lazy to go to dictionary.com.

EDIT: Hesitance is my new word for the day, thanks to dictionary.com.

Magenta
01-25-2008, 12:49 PM
Rasheed is on my hit list at the moment, but yes Courier is terribly annoying.

yonexforever
01-25-2008, 12:58 PM
Killer is too dismissive of some player... Martina talks waaay too much.

Bibberz
01-25-2008, 01:06 PM
Killer is a killer--straight for the jugular. He doesn't mince words. Fowler, on the other hand, doesn't know when to shut his cakehole.

safinalium
01-25-2008, 05:45 PM
Courier is one of the things i love the most about AO. :D

eck
01-25-2008, 11:18 PM
John McEnroe was offered to commentate, but the six figure deal was not good enough, hence Jim came.

gomeny
01-25-2008, 11:24 PM
Killer is a killer--straight for the jugular. He doesn't mince words. Fowler, on the other hand, doesn't know when to shut his cakehole.

Killer gives the best perspective/analysis overall in regards of understanding the game. I think a lot of the ex champions can't necessarily relate or extrapolate as well the nuisances of a tennis match as coaches can on live TV.

NicolasKiefer44
01-26-2008, 07:01 PM
I love Jim Courier. He was a fantastic at the US Open last year. I wish I could have heard him this last week. He is fantastic. I would have him in the booth at my #1 pick. And he is HOT too.

didadida
01-26-2008, 07:10 PM
i like jim courier and i think he is funny and make a very funny and nice interview