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Dick Enberg: Nonsensical Dumbass bitch & other suckass commentators ;)

partygirl
09-09-2006, 07:21 PM
Does he know that you don't have to talk through an entire tennis match?

especially if you don't have ANYTHING to say. :fiery::tape::help:

Lee
09-09-2006, 07:27 PM
Does he know that you don't have to talk through an entire tennis match?

especially if you don't have ANYTHING to say. :fiery::tape::help:


Well, you better not watch the women's final.

It's sooooo disgusting the way he drools all over Sharapova. :tape:

partygirl
09-09-2006, 07:30 PM
:crying2:

Pea
09-09-2006, 08:04 PM
Well, he's old and senile now.

Naranoc
09-09-2006, 08:08 PM
^ :lol: That makes everything alright ;)

partygirl
09-09-2006, 08:17 PM
i was just going to say he rambles like an old man...boring old man
lock him in a room with an audience who cares.

Fumus
09-09-2006, 10:41 PM
No one is worse than Cliff Drysdale, who feels the need to annouce the score, the players home country, seed, the round that the match is being played in and the venue seemingly everytime they change ends.

DrJules
09-09-2006, 10:44 PM
Well, you better not watch the women's final.

It's sooooo disgusting the way he drools all over Sharapova. :tape:

Does he even talk about her tennis. I guess not.

jole
09-09-2006, 11:11 PM
Umm, Cliff Drysdale is about 500x better than Dick Enberg even if he does get a little monotenous.

Cliff was a great player, does great things in the game still, and has charisma.

Dick Enberg is incredibly bland in every way that an individual can be bland. He sounds so contrived and like the only things he knows about tennis are very basic.

partygirl
09-09-2006, 11:16 PM
cliff wins.
dick sucks.

robinhood
09-09-2006, 11:18 PM
I'm always wondering when his droopy chicks are going to melt off his face.

World Beater
09-10-2006, 01:48 AM
I'm always wondering when his droopy chicks are going to melt off his face.

:haha:

so mean though.

yeah dicky really knows nothing of tennis...cliffy is like 1000x better not 500x.

cliff actually was a player

rmb6687
09-10-2006, 02:19 AM
yeah...you dont' make fun of Cliff let alone say he is as bad as Dick....man, that man provides the most useless information during matches...and i am constantly thinking..."what did you say...?"

BD006
09-10-2006, 02:30 AM
Fruitgate? :rolleyes:

Where's Cliff when you need him?

Tennis Fool
09-10-2006, 02:33 AM
Dick said that Sharapova may be Russian, but she was really American.

So, if Dmitry or Ben Becker were to win Slams (not that this would ever happen), would they be called American?

sawan66278
09-10-2006, 03:29 AM
In my opinion, Dick Enberg is the MOST annoying commentator in the history of tennis. He was not a player, has no real experience covering the game except the slams, and yet...CONSTANTLY talks. You have Johnny Mac and Mary Carillo, both former players, and he talks about three times as much as them...and ads ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to the telecast...Thank God USA covers the Open...I really feel that Mac and Ted Robinson are the best team in tennis...fun insight...and they often, like in the Agassi/Bags match, let THE TENNIS SPEAK FOR ITSELF...Sometimes silence truly is golden.

Johnny Groove
09-10-2006, 03:32 AM
In my opinion, Dick Enberg is the MOST annoying commentator in the history of tennis. He was not a player, has no real experience covering the game except the slams, and yet...CONSTANTLY talks. You have Johnny Mac and Mary Carillo, both former players, and he talks about three times as much as them...and ads ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to the telecast...Thank God USA covers the Open...I really feel that Mac and Ted Robinson are the best team in tennis...fun insight...and they often, like in the Agassi/Bags match, let THE TENNIS SPEAK FOR ITSELF...Sometimes silence truly is golden.

Are you kidding me? Ted Robinson is such a joke it is unbelievable. I honestly have no idea how he convinced USA or CBS to keep him on the payroll :rolleyes: But the worst was that Sean clown doing the ESPN coverage from Toronto. Good god, what an idiot he was

rmb6687
09-10-2006, 03:32 AM
Dick said that Sharapova may be Russian, but she was really American.

So, if Dmitry or Ben Becker were to win Slams (not that this would ever happen), would they be called American?

:rolls eyes: what a dumb bitch. He must not give of his comments a moment's thought before he blurts it out.

and Sean McDon-whatever, who works for ESPN,....he is must worse. But at least he doesnt do slams.

Johnny Groove
09-10-2006, 03:35 AM
:rolls eyes: what a dumb bitch. He must not give of his comments a moment's thought before he blurts it out.

and Sean McDon-whatever, who works for ESPN,....he is must worse. But at least he doesnt do slams.

Sean was a one-off deal. About one minute into his first match, they figured out it was a HORRIBLE deal and this joker knew nothing about tennis and were quick to get him out of there before Cincy

bradrmattison
09-10-2006, 04:15 AM
No one is worse than Cliff Drysdale, who feels the need to annouce the score, the players home country, seed, the round that the match is being played in and the venue seemingly everytime they change ends.

This offends me. Never diss anybody from the handsome 8 ever again.

Are you kidding me? Ted Robinson is such a joke it is unbelievable. I honestly have no idea how he convinced USA or CBS to keep him on the payroll :rolleyes: But the worst was that Sean clown doing the ESPN coverage from Toronto. Good god, what an idiot he was

Sean McDunough is an excellent commentator, but admittedly, knows little of tennis, at least he doesn't think he's a good commentator, like Dick Enberg.

If I have to give Dick some credit, though, he did do a very nice piece on this years US Open and Agassi's retirement. Otherwise. Enberg=Jackass.

Ted Robinson actually is pretty good, too. You guys are apparently forgetting, that there is not enough coverage of tennis to have many full-time commentators. I think that the Ted Robinson-Johnny Mac tandem is rivaled only by Pat Mac and Cliff Drysdale. And any mix that Brad Gilbert and Mary Carillo are thrown in is worth listening to.

binkygirl
09-10-2006, 04:27 AM
Enberg is a nice man. I met him at the airport in Las Vegas five years ago and chatted with him about tennis in the line at Starbucks. He knows his stuff.

brent-o
09-10-2006, 04:32 AM
I think this thread begs for a poll. Cliffy versus Dicky...

Scotso
09-10-2006, 04:33 AM
Dick Enberg is incredibly bland in every way that an individual can be bland. He sounds so contrived and like the only things he knows about tennis are very basic.

To be fair, most of the commentators are bland.... and even many of those who played the game and won grand slams often sound like they know nothing about tennis. Does Mary talk about tennis much? She seems more interested in making sarcastic (and often very offensive) jokes.

I don't like Enberg, but it isn't his fault that they brought on someone who knows little about tennis to commentate on matches. Even with his lack of knowledge, I much prefer him to someone like Courier, who is so blinded by his love for certain players that I think he forgets we're watching a match and not a porno.

partygirl
09-10-2006, 09:57 PM
HE WON"T SHUT UP!

he goes on in extended paragraphs...the game is not about you, selfish jerk.
it's making me very, very angry.

Sinnet
09-10-2006, 10:03 PM
I think you guys are forgetting that the're paid to commentate, to talk. Not only that, but they're pretty much told what to say and when; sheets are handed to them all throughout the match, plus feedback through earpieces. And they repeat information a lot for those who haven't been tuning in.

tangerine_dream
09-10-2006, 10:09 PM
:lol: Great thread title, partygirl.

Can we start one for Roger's whore, Mary Carillo? I'm actually surprised that she can remove her mouth from Roger's balls long enough to commentate. :rolleyes:

partygirl
09-10-2006, 10:20 PM
I think you guys are forgetting that the're paid to commentate, to talk. Not only that, but they're pretty much told what to say and when; sheets are handed to them all throughout the match, plus feedback through earpieces. And they repeat information a lot for those who haven't been tuning in.
Commentate.

No director would instruct him to ramble through entire games...this is tennis!
I'd be really shocked if he was not hearing "shut up!" in that earpiece.

Havok
09-10-2006, 10:56 PM
Tim Ryan easily wins the award for worst "commentator".....
"15-30"
"30 all"
"game point"
Game to Sharapova!"

You'd honestly think you're simply following a scoreboard who talks when points are won.:o

sawan66278
09-11-2006, 01:44 PM
My brother says Dick should be doing Christmas specials instead..."Twas the night before Christmas..." ;)

nobama
09-11-2006, 01:48 PM
:lol: Great thread title, partygirl.

Can we start one for Roger's whore, Mary Carillo? I'm actually surprised that she can remove her mouth from Roger's balls long enough to commentate. :rolleyes:Yep she sure is his whore. That's why she accused him of tanking in Cincy and on the day of the womens SF said it would be nice to see Roddick win his second major. :retard:

hitchhiker
09-11-2006, 02:10 PM
Enberg went senile 5 years ago.

I counted at least 3 times he called Federer - Roddick. Carrilo/Mac were too
polite to point out his early Alzheimers but I sure hope they drug him before the next commentary session.

Nbc booted him out when he went senile, no idea why cbs signed him.

the senile dog must have photos of cbs execs in bed with 10 year old boys or
something

Pigpen Stinks
09-11-2006, 02:23 PM
OH MY! Dick is feeling the hate. I also find him pretty lame doing tennis. One thing that has always annoyed me is the way he needs to make an analogy to other sports - serving to a baseball pitcher, footwork to a ballerina, closing out an opponent to a boxer scoring a knockout. I don't think he does it as much as he used to. In past years he couldn't go one changeover without making at least one corny analogy.

Speaking of bad, do any of you remember the guy CBS had in Armstrong and the Grandstand on the first weekend of coverage the past few years? His name is Rich Eisen. He used to be a Sportscenter anchor on ESPN, and then moved to the NFL Network, where he pretty much acts as the host for most of their programming. He was quite good on Sportscenter and seems to be doing well with the NFL Network gig, but MY GOD, he was the most pathetic excuse for a tennis play by play guy that ever existed. For starters, it was painfully obvious that he knew not an iota about the sport. The only thing he did on every point was read the speed gun and tell you how fast each serve was. He was so bad it was comical.

I guess it took a few Opens for CBS to realize this. Ian Eagle replaced him this year. First time I've ever heard Ian do tennis, and I was extremely impressed. Too bad Ian's so busy with NFL and NBA work, because I think he'd quickly become one of the best tennis play by play guys.

tennisphan
09-11-2006, 03:44 PM
dick is not nearly as bad as ted robinson. Who the heck is that guy even and where does he go for the rest of the year?

The most annoying though is tracy austin, what a little runt.

martinatreue
09-11-2006, 04:00 PM
Tracy Austin is fabulous. She understands the game. So do Mary Jo Fernandez and Pam Shriver. Cliff Drysdale is extremely biased towards Roddick and Sharapova. He is overcompensating with his overly patriotic banter to prove that he is now an American even though he is South African. Dick Enberg and Ted Robinson tie for being the lowest of the low. They truly know nothing and only get in the corner of the players that are media-hyped. Tim Ryan is boring but rather fair and impartial.

Pigpen Stinks
09-11-2006, 04:01 PM
Ted does the NY Mets baseball games. He gets time off during the big tennis events.

Winston's Human
09-11-2006, 05:08 PM
Yep she sure is his whore. That's why she accused him of tanking in Cincy and on the day of the womens SF said it would be nice to see Roddick win his second major. :retard:

Carillo accused Roger of tanking in Cincy because she thinks Roger is so good that the only way he can lose on hard courts is by not trying.

nobama
09-11-2006, 06:18 PM
Carillo accused Roger of tanking in Cincy because she thinks Roger is so good that the only way he can lose on hard courts is by not trying.Still the allegation doesn't look good (hence Roger calling her comments absurd), so if she meant it as a complement that's not the way it came across. Anyway she did say last Friday that she hoped Andy would win his second slam on Sunday. I don't know if she really meant it or not, but that's what she said. :shrug:

tangerine_dream
09-11-2006, 06:19 PM
Tracy Austin is fabulous.
:retard: :retard:

Cliff Drysdale is extremely biased towards Roddick and Sharapova.
:retard: Since when?

physics
09-11-2006, 06:26 PM
Yeah, Dick Enberg talks a lottt. How many times can he repeat James Blake and Sharapova's stories? we all know the damm history pretty well. It's annoying already.

Ted Robinson sucks also. Commentators should have knowledge on all the players in the top 100-300, not just the top 10. And should know about tennis.

Fedever
09-11-2006, 07:08 PM
dick is not nearly as bad as ted robinson. Who the heck is that guy even and where does he go for the rest of the year?

The most annoying though is tracy austin, what a little runt.


You got it! Tracy Austin is the most annoying commentator ever!!! This time she wasn't as bad as usual - somebody must have told her to SHUT UP!!
She usually talks CONSTENTLY through EVERY POINT!! She has ruined so many matches for me. She should be fired!!! :mad:

RonE
09-11-2006, 07:13 PM
What do you expect from a man who claims Andre Agassi is the best tennis player to ever play the game?

sawan66278
09-11-2006, 10:02 PM
You have to understand, Ted Robinson's job, which he does VERY WELL, is to lob questions to Johnny Mac...he really doesn't give analysis...or hyperbole...Thank God...

ASP0315
09-12-2006, 12:08 AM
Does he know that you don't have to talk through an entire tennis match?

especially if you don't have ANYTHING to say. :fiery::tape::help:
Yes . I was really annoyed the way all of them John, Mary and Dick commentated.(they all suck in commentating :o .) They should be fired and replaced with Jim Courier, P Mac and Cliff. Espn crew is much better than these brainless idiots.