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Bud Collins (Who?)

joeb_uk
06-04-2006, 03:29 PM
I have never seen or head this guy before, until now! He is doing some strange interviews, and shorts for the eurosport highlight show. He is a very odd guy, and doesnt seem to know about tennis :shrug: Who or what the hell is this guy? And where has he come from :lol:

He pronounces sharapova; chiropova :lol: I cant believe anyone would pronounce her name like that :help: Surely anyone who is involved in tennis would know that there is no one else in the world who pronounces her name like that? The eurosport team have been ripping and abusing him every night about that pronounciation :D

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 03:31 PM
Bud Collins of the Red Pepper Pants :scared: He also calls Amelie "Amelia" :lol:

Raquel
06-04-2006, 03:33 PM
Bud's quite funny. He's been around for a long time and is in the Tennis Hall of Fame. Written tennis books and commentates in America. He is the one who came up with a lot of the players nicknames like "The Barcelona Bumblebee" for ASV. Here's his site - http://www.budcollinstennis.com/

gusman890
06-04-2006, 03:33 PM
bud collins is a legend.

inducted into the tennis hall of fame in the early 1990s

was the annoucner for CBS for a while, he was the man who dubb the McEnroe/Borg tie breaker, "the battle of 18-16". he knows sooo much about the history of the game and if a wonderful writter, sure he cant prenounch alot of the european girls names but he does know what he is talking about most of the time, and its always a joy to listen to what he has to say.

star
06-04-2006, 03:33 PM
I have never seen or head this guy before, until now! He is doing some strange interviews, and shorts for the eurosport highlight show. He is a very odd guy, and doesnt seem to know about tennis :shrug: Who or what the hell is this guy? And where has he come from :lol:

He pronounces sharapova; chiropova :lol: I cant believe anyone would pronounce her name like that :help: Surely anyone who is involved in tennis would know that there is no one else in the world who pronounces her name like that?


He pronounces Sharapova... Shah-RAHP-ova... because that's the unamericanized way of pronouncing it.

I'm sure many will respond to this, but Bud Collins has been reporting tennis for much longer than most posters here have been alive. He was originally associated with a Boston newspaper, has done commentary on television for years and years, and puts out a respected volume called the Encyclopedia of Tennis. He's generally considered a walking history book of tennis. His trousers are a running joke and he tries to outdo himself at every tournament.

joeb_uk
06-04-2006, 03:33 PM
Bud Collins of the Red Pepper Pants :scared: He also calls Amelie "Amelia" :lol:

:lol: Thats not quite as bad as the sharapova one, but still what the hell is this guy on?

Eclectic Goddess
06-04-2006, 03:35 PM
Bud may seem like a clueless old man sometimes, but he knows tennis better than half of the commentators out there. I absolutely love him (and his pants).

joeb_uk
06-04-2006, 03:35 PM
He pronounces Sharapova... Shah-RAHP-ova... because that's the unamericanized way of pronouncing it.

I'm sure many will respond to this, but Bud Collins has been reporting tennis for much longer than most posters here have been alive. He was originally associated with a Boston newspaper, has done commentary on television for years and years, and puts out a respected volume called the Encyclopedia of Tennis. He's generally considered a walking history book of tennis. His trousers are a running joke and he tries to outdo himself at every tournament.


aha! I am guessing he was never a player? Or was he?

Thanks for the info.

joeb_uk
06-04-2006, 03:36 PM
Bud may seem like a clueless old man sometimes, but he knows tennis better than half of the commentators out there. I absolutely love him (and his pants).

I guess he has been told to act like a clown for eurosport then :haha: I didnt realise he would be so well known though, hes never featured on any coverage here. Alot of the other US commentators are.

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 03:38 PM
http://www.budcollinstennis.com/images/gui-budslegs.jpg

These are the pants Bud is wearing in the picture on his homepage :lol:
http://www.budcollinstennis.com/index.html

joeb_uk
06-04-2006, 03:40 PM
Reading his website, he sounds like a poster on here! I guess he is sjengsters role model :)

star
06-04-2006, 03:42 PM
aha! I am guessing he was never a player? Or was he?

Thanks for the info.

He was never a professional player.

He's very knowlegable about tennis though. I think maybe you are too young to remember Collins in his heyday. He was a bit annoying as a commentator because he nattered on about past players a lot and other trivia. Not my favorite thing as a commentator. Still, I think he is tremendously respeced by most people in tennis.

Fee
06-04-2006, 04:33 PM
Bud plays tennis, and has played with very famous people including Presidents and Prime Ministers and such, but he was never a pro. He has been writing about the sport since he was in college I believe. He knows more about the players than anyone on the planet, but his recall may be slowing down with age, so he makes more mistakes in live reports now than he used to. He tries to pronounce all the player names in the native style (Nav ra TEEL ova was another one). He is a very hard working man and I have a ton of respect for him, even if he is a bit goofy sometimes. He knows his stuff.

El Legenda
06-04-2006, 04:35 PM
anyone notice on ESPN SportCenter, Kenny Mayne keeps say NAYDAL or NEYDAL when hey show Nadal highlights :lol:

Deboogle!.
06-04-2006, 05:01 PM
bud ROCKS :rocker2:

superpinkone37
06-04-2006, 05:16 PM
I love Bud. And his pants.

cobalt60
06-04-2006, 06:19 PM
Bud Collins wrote for the Boston Globe. And when I started watching tennis in the early 70's he and Donald Dell were the commentors used most on American tv. And no he did not always dress like that. It is his joke now. I always wondered if it was in response to tennis not being a hoity toity club sport anymore. He is a very nice man and knows much about tennis. Can you picture him playing in white in the 70's on a grass court? ;)

onewoman74
06-04-2006, 07:09 PM
He's the only announcer that pronounces the players names correctly...no matter the origin of the name. That to me shows a sign of respect to the person and to their cultural heritage.

Go Bud!!!

Carito_90
06-04-2006, 07:43 PM
I have never seen or head this guy before, until now! He is doing some strange interviews, and shorts for the eurosport highlight show. He is a very odd guy, and doesnt seem to know about tennis :shrug: Who or what the hell is this guy? And where has he come from :lol:

He pronounces sharapova; chiropova :lol: I cant believe anyone would pronounce her name like that :help: Surely anyone who is involved in tennis would know that there is no one else in the world who pronounces her name like that? The eurosport team have been ripping and abusing him every night about that pronounciation :D

OMG. You are missing out on something BIG. :lol: I can't believe you don't Bud. :lol: I mean, not because he's awesome but because he wears he most ugly and bizarre clothes. :haha: If you see someone like that, it's him!

He's one funny guy. :lol:

avocadoe
06-04-2006, 07:47 PM
He was never a professional player.

He's very knowlegable about tennis though. I think maybe you are too young to remember Collins in his heyday. He was a bit annoying as a commentator because he nattered on about past players a lot and other trivia. Not my favorite thing as a commentator. Still, I think he is tremendously respeced by most people in tennis.
actually he was a high level player before the Open era, of course and won mixed doubles championships and maybe some dubs. He own a wonderful tennis store in Newton, Mass, near where I grew up. Loved to buy my rackets, stringing, balls etc and listen to him talk about tennis. The only thing I hold against him is not telling me the 18's and under tournament I was signed up at was cancelled, and I arrived, 16 at the time and had to play the #1 woman's seed, and lost in record time :) He still writes fab columns for The Boston Globe. He was the best radio announcer of tennis there ever was!

cobalt60
06-04-2006, 08:03 PM
actually he was a high level player before the Open era, of course and won mixed doubles championships and maybe some dubs. He own a wonderful tennis store in Newton, Mass, near where I grew up. Loved to buy my rackets, stringing, balls etc and listen to him talk about tennis. The only thing I hold against him is not telling me the 18's and under tournament I was signed up at was cancelled, and I arrived, 16 at the time and had to play the #1 woman's seed, and lost in record time :) He still writes fab columns for The Boston Globe. He was the best radio announcer of tennis there ever was!
Hey I grew up in Newton Mass and I remember that store too!!! :)

avocadoe
06-05-2006, 06:06 PM
Hey I grew up in Newton Mass and I remember that store too!!! :)
wow small world :) i grew up in Brookline but went to a private school in Chestnut Hill. First met Bud taking lessons during the winter at Longwood when I was 14. Maybe you can help me? Wasn't the Newton Tennis and Squash Club on Commonwealth Avenue in the 1950's. Clay courts...