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Ferrer vs. Hrbaty on ESPN? Nope! Williams vs. Williams.... again.

Scotso
03-30-2005, 07:48 AM
This is like that time they showed Roddick's match three times.

It's just stupid. If you can't bother watching a match the first time, tough shit. You could tape it or SOMETHING.

I was looking forward to some great tennis tomorrow from players I like... and no Americans playing tomorrow! I should have known ESPN would find a way to ruin it. :)

Action Jackson
03-30-2005, 07:49 AM
Like this is a surprise from Extra Special Peon Network.

robinhood
03-30-2005, 08:03 AM
I know. What a crap....

SwissMister1
03-30-2005, 03:29 PM
Do you know what they are going to show at 3pm today? It doesn't say on the website.

Givenchy
03-30-2005, 03:47 PM
Do you know what they are going to show at 3pm today? It doesn't say on the website.
Serena vs. Venus again

joeb_uk
03-30-2005, 04:38 PM
It's just stupid. If you can't bother watching a match the first time, tough shit. You could tape it or SOMETHING.


TOUGH SHIT to those people!

knight_ley
03-30-2005, 04:41 PM
on ESPN.com it says they're showing girls at 1pm, and then mens QF at 3pm (which would be hrbaty/ferrer) and then clijsters at 10pm...... no rafa :sad:

SwissMister1
03-30-2005, 05:47 PM
They showed more men than women at Indian Wells (since Davenport was the only prominent American woman playing) so they are probably trying to "make up" for it by showing more women this time.

The best thing for us tennis fans to do is buy all of the Williams sisters' "fashion" items in bulk. When their business takes off, then they will be convinced to retire from tennis and pursue their "fashion" interests full time. Then more TV time will be cleared for other players.

tennis4eva
03-30-2005, 05:54 PM
I can't believe how often they show replays when there are live matches going on :o

uNIVERSE mAN
03-30-2005, 06:53 PM
what are the chances of Feds-Henman being shown live tomorrow?

tangerine_dream
03-30-2005, 07:08 PM
Serena vs. Venus again

Good because I missed watching it last night.

Go ESPN :rocker2:

El Legenda
03-30-2005, 07:09 PM
Only reason i like ESPN...is espn.com and they show poker..like 400hours a month.

MisterQ
03-30-2005, 07:12 PM
Only reason i like ESPN...is espn.com and they show poker..like 400hours a month.

Cliff Drysdale announced this, and I sat there anxiously awaiting the polka championships. :sad: ;)

jole
03-30-2005, 07:20 PM
They're calling it an "encore presentation". Encore would imply it was something worth watching in the first place.

ys
03-30-2005, 07:40 PM
Who really cares about all those ferrers, hrtabys and nadals.. 5 people in the world.. When you can see GS champions..

uNIVERSE mAN
03-30-2005, 07:44 PM
Who really cares about all those ferrers, hrtabys and nadals.. 5 people in the world.. When you can see GS champions..

What the hell are you doing on a Men's Tennis board? :mad:

jole
03-30-2005, 07:44 PM
Because it's about 50x more exciting to watch than Williams vs. Williams taped delay (live too).

Action Jackson
03-30-2005, 07:45 PM
I see ys, the resident lefty lover has arrived and as usual full of insight.

jole
03-30-2005, 07:46 PM
I see ys, the resident lefty lover has arrived and as usual full of insight.

I hope you are ready to filter your posts through the proverbial intellectual sieve.

Tennis Fool
03-30-2005, 07:50 PM
Please. They would never show D v F. Who are those players? (I'm being facetious here). Bottom barrel tennis. In all honesty however, even I would switch the channel.

Turkeyballs Paco
03-30-2005, 07:51 PM
I guess there's no use in being happy the American players are all out of it if all they do then is replay their earlier matches after they've gone. So sad. This is just as good as replaying an Agassi match from 2004 which they did when they had a chunk of time to spare during IW.
:banghead:

naiwen
03-30-2005, 07:52 PM
Who really cares about all those ferrers, hrtabys and nadals.. 5 people in the world.. When you can see GS champions..

How about current World No.1, 4 slam champion and top seed Roger Federer? They can show Federer vs Ancic last night if they want to air Williams sisters this afternoon (since the schedule was out early yesterday).

Anyways I don't get why they would show 3 women's matches in a day. :mad:

Tennis Fool
03-30-2005, 07:53 PM
Who really cares about all those ferrers, hrtabys and nadals.. 5 people in the world.. When you can see GS champions..
Yep.

BTW, are you getting lost on the way to WTAWorld? You've been posting here a lot lately...

sigmagirl91
03-30-2005, 07:54 PM
Who really cares about all those ferrers, hrtabys and nadals.. 5 people in the world.. When you can see GS champions..

Who the hell is hrtaby? Is he new on the circuit?

Turkeyballs Paco
03-30-2005, 07:55 PM
Now I know this I can go home tonight and just delete everything from the DVR without watching any of it. :mad:

Tennis Fool
03-30-2005, 07:55 PM
How about current World No.1, 4 slam champion and top seed Roger Federer? They can show Federer vs Ancic last night if they want to air Williams sisters this afternoon (since the schedule was out early yesterday).

Anyways I don't get why they would show 3 women's matches in a day. :mad:
Not just any women's. The Williams Sisters.

Don't forget ESPN is about profits, not tennis.

Action Jackson
03-30-2005, 07:58 PM
I hope you are ready to filter your posts through the proverbial intellectual sieve.

Clay season is coming and I am getting prepared for that.

TF, is very right in this situation.

ys
03-30-2005, 07:59 PM
Who the hell is hrtaby? Is he new on the circuit?

Exactly.. The first time I've heard about him.. Apparently he has never done anything in teh Slams..

jole
03-30-2005, 07:59 PM
Exactly.. The first time I've heard about him.. Apparently he has never done anything in teh Slams..

He loses every round of 128, just like Oscar Hernandez (the man).

NATAS81
03-30-2005, 08:00 PM
Exactly.. The first time I've heard about him.. Apparently he has never done anything in teh Slams..
You should quit while you're ahead. And judging from the responses, you're already knee deep in trollism.

Action Jackson
03-30-2005, 08:01 PM
He loses every round of 128, just like Oscar Hernandez (the man).

You mean the Wimbledon champ of 2005.

ys
03-30-2005, 08:02 PM
Not just any women's. The Williams Sisters.

Don't forget ESPN is about profits, not tennis.

I am surprised that the fact of prime American sports channel showing the match of Williams sisters has to be explained or discussed. For American public it is more interesting then all three remaining matches in the bottom half of the men's draw alltogether.. Who cares about these , as some people now say, bumrooters ( btw, I like the word..:lol: )

jole
03-30-2005, 08:02 PM
You mean the Wimbledon champ of 2005.

Precisely, in the dimension where Dominik Hrbaty has never done a thing in a grand slam. :)

Action Jackson
03-30-2005, 08:04 PM
Precisely, in the dimension where Dominik Hrbaty has never done a thing in a grand slam. :)

Or Nadal is crap because he is left handed.

jole
03-30-2005, 08:05 PM
Or Nadal is crap because he is left handed.

Yup, he is fortunate he hasn't been kicked off the ATP tour for being a lefty.

Sjengster
03-30-2005, 08:06 PM
You should quit while you're ahead. And judging from the responses, you're already knee deep in trollism.

For a moment there I read that as troilism. My apologies, I am a little bored at present.

Action Jackson
03-30-2005, 08:08 PM
For a moment there I read that as troilism. My apologies, I am a little bored at present.

If you are bored read the recent entries in the Stupid Interview thread.

KarstenBraasch#1
03-30-2005, 08:08 PM
Ferrer vs. Hrbaty is indeed very boring. I assume the channel has committed worse crimes than this one.

Sjengster
03-30-2005, 08:12 PM
If you are bored read the recent entries in the Stupid Interview thread.

I did that a couple of hours ago, the Labadze comment on the Georgia mix-up was certainly good for a few laughs. "Is Georgia not a Russian state, as California is an American one?" Imagine how insulting that must be to a Georgian, although coming from the genius that is the tennis media it's probably not too surprising.

ys
03-30-2005, 08:12 PM
Ferrer vs. Hrbaty is indeed very boring. I assume the channel has committed worse crimes than this one.

Oh really? Man.. They are just trolling you, don't you understand? Who in healthy mind would expect ESPN to show these two when they didn't have a chance to have all Williams match in convinient for watchers time? Even if they hadn't had Williamsx2 to show.. Right, Federer-Antic is way better.. They still remember the horrors of ABC having to show last year's RG final.. :lol:

CooCooCachoo
03-30-2005, 08:13 PM
You mean the Wimbledon champ of 2005.

An injury might prove an unexpected hurdle towards this title :(
Oscar had to withdraw in Napoli today :sad:

Action Jackson
03-30-2005, 08:14 PM
Ferrer vs. Hrbaty is indeed very boring. I assume the channel has committed worse crimes than this one.

I've got the Michael Stich beating Becker 6-1 6-1 in Hamburg if you would like a copy?

Action Jackson
03-30-2005, 08:14 PM
An injury might prove an unexpected hurdle towards this title :(
Oscar had to withdraw in Napoli today :sad:

Thanks for the news Coo, but I am still keeping the faith.

Turkeyballs Paco
03-30-2005, 08:15 PM
I am surprised that the fact of prime American sports channel showing the match of Williams sisters has to be explained or discussed. For American public it is more interesting then all three remaining matches in the bottom half of the men's draw alltogether.. Who cares about these , as some people now say, bumrooters ( btw, I like the word..:lol: )

well, I'm part of the "american public" and i'm not interested int he williams sisters. didn't see it last night, and not gonna watch the encore, either.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2005, 08:16 PM
You should quit while you're ahead. And judging from the responses, you're already knee deep in trollism.

No...he's waist-high.

CooCooCachoo
03-30-2005, 08:16 PM
Thanks for the news Coo, but I am still keeping the faith.

Actually I lied and he already retired yesterday :eek: Against Ivan Navarro-Pastor, who we all know will be a huge obstacle for Oscar at Wimbledon, should these two meet.

CooCooCachoo
03-30-2005, 08:17 PM
well, I'm part of the "american public" and i'm not interested int he williams sisters. didn't see it last night, and not gonna watch the encore, either.

You should go to the GM section on WTAworld. 70% of the threads there involve the Williams Sisters :rolleyes: :smash:

Angle Queen
03-30-2005, 08:17 PM
I am surprised that the fact of prime American sports channel showing the match of Williams sisters has to be explained or discussed. For American public it is more interesting then all three remaining matches in the bottom half of the men's draw alltogether.It's not that we're complaining, per se, that they're showing the WS...it's that they're showing them...again. There are some fantastic doubles matches going live at the moment...and they'll never see the light of a fiber optic cable.

As for the bottom half of the draw, ok, it may not be as exciting as it could be. But neither are the WS. They never play well against each other and last night was no exception. :rolleyes:

vene
03-30-2005, 08:17 PM
If you get ESPN Deportes they say they will show it @ 5:00pm today

Maxpowers
03-30-2005, 08:53 PM
I was looking forward to seeing one of the Mens matches that was not shown the first time around, like Ancic vs Haas, Federer vs Ancic, or Henman vs Stepanek. When I found out the Wiliiams sisters were playing I stopped my replay tv from recording it and am only recording now so I can fast forward to see if they show clips from any other matches. I don't know anyone that wants to see the Williams sisters and I wish they would stop putting them on tv multiple times and putting them on the cover of the Miami Herald(not just the sports page). The only one to get a large picture on the sports page so far has been Agassi, and he wasn't put on the front page like the Williams sisters.

Lee
03-30-2005, 09:56 PM
I was looking forward to seeing one of the Mens matches that was not shown the first time around, like Ancic vs Haas, Federer vs Ancic, or Henman vs Stepanek. When I found out the Wiliiams sisters were playing I stopped my replay tv from recording it and am only recording now so I can fast forward to see if they show clips from any other matches. I don't know anyone that wants to see the Williams sisters and I wish they would stop putting them on tv multiple times and putting them on the cover of the Miami Herald(not just the sports page). The only one to get a large picture on the sports page so far has been Agassi, and he wasn't put on the front page like the Williams sisters.

It's the propaganda machine. The sisters are on Oprah today promoting their latest book, see ;) And I suspect ESPN get loads of money promoting the book :devil: PMac had mentioned it numerous time and they even showed the book during the match :p

liptea
03-30-2005, 10:03 PM
on ESPN.com it says they're showing girls at 1pm, and then mens QF at 3pm (which would be hrbaty/ferrer) and then clijsters at 10pm...... no rafa :sad:

Oh no. I was going to make my dad tape it. YUCK.

ugotlobbed
03-30-2005, 10:04 PM
ive given up on espn

gogo_guga
03-30-2005, 10:55 PM
ESPN can kiss my ass!!
I can't believe that they are going to show the taped Dementieva vs. Clijsters match instead of the live Nadal vs. Johansson match!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Clara Bow
03-30-2005, 11:20 PM
Who really cares about all those ferrers, hrtabys and nadals.. 5 people in the world.. When you can see GS champions..

Well, I am part of the "American public" that you have pressumed to speak for in other posts and I care about these players, in particular Nadal- who will very likely be a GS champion down the road.

As a tennis fan I have the ability to care about more than a handful of players.

liS@
03-30-2005, 11:47 PM
Time to send in more hate mail.

Pls, no more taped matches over live!!! Rafa!!! :sad:

If you're gonna show Clijsters, at least don't broadcast it during Rafa's time frame. We're already seething as it is. I thought they schedule everything around TV broadcasting, so why not put Rafa first and Clijsters second if ESPN is so keen on showing women's matches?

Lemme guess, NCAA women's basketball takes precedent?

ys
03-30-2005, 11:52 PM
Well, I am part of the "American public" that you have pressumed to speak for in other posts and I care about these players, in particular Nadal- who will very likely be a GS champion down the road.


So.. I am a fan of Russian soccer and I want ESPN to show the matches of Russian Premier League... but they would not.. :sad:

Havok
03-31-2005, 01:14 AM
Ferrer/Hrbaty= 0 ratings. ESPN isn't dumb, Just because they dont tailor matches to suit your needs doesn't mean that they're doing a bad job. I highly doubt it gets any better than venus vs Serena in the US, which is, after all, ESPN's audience. It was a pretty good match anyways.:p

NATAS81
03-31-2005, 01:15 AM
Well, if Dent beats Agassi, they need to start "Tayloring" to meet my requirements.

jole
03-31-2005, 01:26 AM
Ferrer/Hrbaty= 0 ratings. ESPN isn't dumb, Just because they dont tailor matches to suit your needs doesn't mean that they're doing a bad job. I highly doubt it gets any better than venus vs Serena in the US, which is, after all, ESPN's audience. It was a pretty good match anyways.:p

Anyone with half a brain cell knows why ESPN does this, but that doesn't mean those who don't like seeing a boring, tape delayed match shown twice in a row have to praise ESPN for it. Most probably think it's futile, and perhaps it ultimately will be, but if ESPN hears even some negative news about their decisions it could possibly influence their decisions even if slightly.

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 02:10 AM
Anyone with half a brain cell knows why ESPN does this, but that doesn't mean those who don't like seeing a boring, tape delayed match shown twice in a row have to praise ESPN for it. Most probably think it's futile, and perhaps it ultimately will be, but if ESPN hears even some negative news about their decisions it could possibly influence their decisions even if slightly.
:yeah:

MissMoJo
03-31-2005, 04:22 AM
Whoa...ESPN has some extra time and they're showing Rogi v. Mario instead of sharapova or the williams. Live tennis would have been better but this ain't bad :D

Billabong
03-31-2005, 04:43 AM
:eek:

Clara Bow
03-31-2005, 05:08 AM
Whoa...ESPN has some extra time and they're showing Rogi v. Mario instead of sharapova or the williams. Live tennis would have been better but this ain't bad

I was happily surprised to see that as well. Loved that I got the chance to see Roger throw a raquet down and yell at himself. It is a rare site indeed.

It was funny though that at the end of the broadcast the still had the Nadal/Johansson outcome blank on the bracket. Why didn't they just fill it in?