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ESPN spoils Roddick vs. Hewitt result!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeff
03-20-2005, 10:34 AM
Ok, so I go to work and come home knowing that the Roddick vs. Hewitt match would be shown in delay on ESPN 2. I don't go online to see the result so I can watch the match as it airs on ESPN 2. Everything goes just fine until 4-3 in the third set tiebreaker and then all of a sudden they scroll across the bottom that Hewitt defeated Roddick :mad: :mad: :mad:

After this ESPN definetly sucks

BelgianWaffle
03-20-2005, 11:00 AM
:hug: jeff

I can't believe a professional sports channel gets away with that. :eek:
Last night they also showed the Clijsters match in delay here in Belgium but at least the commentators pretend not to know the result ;) (of course everybody watched it on the wallon tv)

knight_ley
03-20-2005, 03:28 PM
They did that during the doubles match in Davis Cup this year... I was watching the match and towards the end of the first set they scolled that Mario/Ljubo had defeated the Bryans Brothers. They're a bunch of idiots. :retard:

dylan24
03-20-2005, 03:42 PM
cmon
would you expect anything else from espn.
these guys find new ways to fuck up tennis coverage all the time

sierra91
03-20-2005, 03:57 PM
cmon
would you expect anything else from espn.
these guys find new ways to fuck up tennis coverage all the time
DITTO

Maxpowers
03-20-2005, 06:03 PM
I saw that too. I couldn't believe they would show the result right in the middle of the tiebreaker that had me on the edge of my seat.

Again I missed part of the match cause they didn't start until about 30 min after tennis was scheduled and it went over the allocated time. I started recording again at 5:15 in the morning, but I missed from 4:30 till then. I really hate espn.

darnyelb
03-20-2005, 06:20 PM
I saw that too. I couldn't believe they would show the result right in the middle of the tiebreaker that had me on the edge of my seat.

Again I missed part of the match cause they didn't start until about 30 min after tennis was scheduled and it went over the allocated time. I started recording again at 5:15 in the morning, but I missed from 4:30 till then. I really hate espn.

Oh, friggin' WORD on this. I was actually up at the time and was pissed they weren't airing the match as scheduled (1:30am where I am). Instead it was some racecar program.

I appreciate ESPN for bothering to show tennis, but they're fucking it up majorly.

Seraphim
03-20-2005, 09:48 PM
And on top of that, Roger beats LLeyton with 19min to spare, and instead of showing the trophy presentation, they show Roddick vs Hewitt from early this morning.

F*ck them all to hell.

euroka1
03-20-2005, 09:57 PM
May I add my grumble? I thought the commentary was particularly lame this afternoon, even by ESPN standards. Found myself pushing the mute button for long spells.

Maxpowers
03-20-2005, 10:15 PM
And on top of that, Roger beats LLeyton with 19min to spare, and instead of showing the trophy presentation, they show Roddick vs Hewitt from early this morning.

F*ck them all to hell.
That's how I feel as well. I really wanted to see the trohpy presentation. It gives a sense of closure to the tournament so you know it was the final. I don't think they showed the trophy presentation at the Australian Open either. I wish there were competing networks showing the matches so I could choose which one I want to see. I can't stand hearing "espn's exclusive coverage...".

MissMoJo
03-20-2005, 10:37 PM
May I add my grumble? I thought the commentary was particularly lame this afternoon, even by ESPN standards. Found myself pushing the mute button for long spells.
I'm beginning to think that Drysdale is going senile. He's been screwing up scores all week, but i damn near fell off the couch when he said "so Hewitt is definitely a threat for the French...oh no, i mean Roddick" :o And Pmac 'the droppah!' 'Helll-ooo' and his 'mustard' thing...ughh, where's Jmac ?

Billabong
03-20-2005, 10:48 PM
RDS also did it once, and they showed the result right from the beginning of the match:(! It was the TMC 2004 Houston Semifinal Federer VS Safin...

Seraphim
03-20-2005, 10:52 PM
I'm beginning to think that Drysdale is going senile. He's been screwing up scores all week, but i damn near fell off the couch when he said "so Hewitt is definitely a threat for the French...oh no, i mean Roddick" :o And Pmac 'the droppah!' 'Helll-ooo' and his 'mustard' thing...ughh, where's Jmac ?

LMAO. So true.

NATAS81
03-20-2005, 11:44 PM
As if ESPN hasn't done enough not showing Fed except the early rounds and finals. But I give em props for PMac/Drysdale. Throw in JMac.

arcus
03-21-2005, 12:24 AM
PMac, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways........

liS@
03-21-2005, 12:52 AM
And on top of that, Roger beats LLeyton with 19min to spare, and instead of showing the trophy presentation, they show Roddick vs Hewitt from early this morning.

F*ck them all to hell.

Exactly. Although the match was boring, there was one good thing about Roger finishing off Hewitt so fast: the trophy ceremony. I'd love to hear what they have to say since ESPN never broadcasts the ceremony,usually b/c they run out of time (such as at the AO I believe?) but I don't understand why they showed the SF match. Seriously, who wants to watch the SF after the F?

Does it have something to do w/ broadcasting rights? Did they show Clijster's ceremony yesterday or did they run out of time?

Becarina
03-21-2005, 01:09 AM
nope they didn't show it. And yes ESPN is stupid, but where else do you get to watch the matches if they are not on the tennis channel? I have to order them by mail... :rolleyes:

ftd999
03-21-2005, 03:07 AM
May I add my grumble? I thought the commentary was particularly lame this afternoon, even by ESPN standards. Found myself pushing the mute button for long spells.

I've rarely used the mute button during tennis in the past, but I had most of the Roddick-Hewitt match muted. I just played music instead. :)

ftd999
03-21-2005, 03:10 AM
i wrote them a letter about this. i plan on writing a letter everytime from now on.

I've written in the past. It's useless. They don't care. Nothing ever changes, this type of stuff has been going on for decades (on various channels).

Tennis coverage will always be sub par until someone (or some network) that actually cares about tennis takes over the telecasts. :)

Roger-No.1
03-21-2005, 03:11 AM
That's how I feel as well. I really wanted to see the trohpy presentation. It gives a sense of closure to the tournament so you know it was the final. I don't think they showed the trophy presentation at the Australian Open either. I wish there were competing networks showing the matches so I could choose which one I want to see. I can't stand hearing "espn's exclusive coverage...".
:haha: Agreed.

ftd999
03-21-2005, 03:12 AM
Ok, so I go to work and come home knowing that the Roddick vs. Hewitt match would be shown in delay on ESPN 2. I don't go online to see the result so I can watch the match as it airs on ESPN 2. Everything goes just fine until 4-3 in the third set tiebreaker and then all of a sudden they scroll across the bottom that Hewitt defeated Roddick :mad: :mad: :mad:

After this ESPN definetly sucks

I'm really lucky I didn't see this while I was watching. I was already mad enough at ESPN's coverage this week. I likely would have blown a gasket :(

Billabong
03-21-2005, 03:18 AM
lol:lol:

Booshie
03-21-2005, 04:34 AM
Another thought on ESPN.....

I knew that the Roddick/Hewitt match was going to be on late last night, so I wanted to set a timer, tape it and watch it today. So I decided to get on ESPN.com to check if it would be on ESPN or ESPN2. Right there on the main page is the headline "Federer and Hewitt in Final". Needless to say..it was pretty disappointing to already know the result. Why would they have the results of the match before they even show it? :sad:

Roger-No.1
03-21-2005, 04:44 AM
Another thought on ESPN.....

I knew that the Roddick/Hewitt match was going to be on late last night, so I wanted to set a timer, tape it and watch it today. So I decided to get on ESPN.com to check if it would be on ESPN or ESPN2. Right there on the main page is the headline "Federer and Hewitt in Final". Needless to say..it was pretty disappointing to already know the result. Why would they have the results of the match before they even show it? :sad:
Definitely. Good point.

CassL
03-21-2005, 04:56 AM
I actually liked that ESPN spoiled the Bryans brothers/Ljubicic and Ancic Davis Cup match. After watching the first set, I thought it would be a routine win for the bros so I wasn't going to watch it anymore, then holy shit!, I see the results and I couldn't believe it so I actually stayed up to watch it just to see what happened.

NATAS81
03-21-2005, 05:48 AM
Heck, bring back Gilbert just to laugh at his 80s phrases.

dylan24
03-21-2005, 08:44 AM
if duck had won IW, they'd have shown the trophy presentation

Ferrero Forever
03-21-2005, 10:12 AM
OMG they cut off the trophy presentation-that was one of the best ever (safin's speech was hillarious) the only presentation that i recall being better would have been barcelona 2000(i think) where safin broke the trophy, too bad i didn't see that one live. Tennis Coverage Sucks!!!

J. Corwin
03-21-2005, 10:15 AM
This isn't the first time they have done it, so I'm not shocked! But I am really tired of them being inconsiderate and just plain STUPID. I already knew the score of the match when I watched it last night but I instantly thought of all the people that wanted to watch the match "live". :mad:

Jeff
03-22-2005, 07:34 AM
I see this affected a lot of people! It's so frustrating that ESPN is such a monopoly. They are taking over sports, and doing a crappy job of it, yet there is not a damb thing fans can do about it. And I agree with everyone else. I don't know why they didn't show the men's trophy ceremony or even Clijsters' trophy ceremony. It would have been nice to hear what she had to say.

Anyway, I think in the future I just won't look at the scrolling news, even though it's so distracting........

buddyholly
03-23-2005, 12:49 AM
It's easy to avoid looking at the ticker.

Maxpowers
03-23-2005, 02:30 AM
I have trouble avoiding looking at the ticker if a name pops up that I know. For some reason as soon as I saw "Hewitt" I automatically read the rest of the sentence. I just got a new tv that lets you zoom in and also pan so for now on I'm going to pan the screen so I don't have the ticker.