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Old 07-05-2012, 02:16 AM   #2461
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There's a difference between chipping in with the occasional witty comment and constantly trying to be funny.

We're watching tennis, not stand up.
I'd rather Koenig and Goodall who actually do provide a balance of both, then someone say like Andrew Castle, Becker or John McEnroe.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:05 AM   #2462
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Chris Fowler is an idiot who either says completely obvious things or gets things exactly assbackwards. There was point at like 30-30, and Ferrer and Murray were rallying, and Murray banged a forehand into the next as hard as he could on like the 4th stroke, and Fowler said,
'Surprised he was not more aggressive there to get the break point" and Darren Cahill was just like wtf is wrong with you? He over hit/was too aggressive. Did Fowler ever play tennis?
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John Mccenroe is the best tennis commentator in the world. fact. Darren Cahill is pretty good too. the rest of them blow except for Brad Gilbert at times for his humor.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:56 AM   #2464
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McEnroe is a pile of garbage. He genuinely knows nothing.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:19 PM   #2465
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Couple of nice ones in the mixed doubles match Vesnina/Paes vs Hanley/Kudryavtseva:

Goodall: Is Vesnina wearing black knickers under her skirt?
Wade: All the women are wearing them. Serena is wearing bright pink ones for example.
Goodall: Shouldn't they be white?
Wade: It's funny... all the male commentators I sit next to seem to be focusing on this.
Goodall: I'm just all about keeping the rules and understanding them

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Wade: Yeah, Hanley left a little bit too early for that one. (crossing)
Goodall: Yeah, the women don't have that problem given they are always late.
Wade: See... I...
Goodall: Am I allowed to say that, is that going too far?
Wade: See, I was too late to think of something to counter your line.
Goodall: I'm just drawing from experience with my girlfriend, that's all.

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Goodall: Seems Kudryavtseva isn't having the best of days. In mixed there's always this added pressure when the female partner isn't playing well, it puts you in an uncomfortable position and you've got to try and do more and try to lift your partner up again.
Wade: Yeah, I always say mixed is for the men to lose and for the women to win.
*Kudryavtseva doublefaults*
Goodall: Not much Hanley can do there.
Wade: It's especially true whenever the women doublefault. Hanley it's all your fault, now why didn't you help?
Goodall:
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I'd rather Koenig and Goodall who actually do provide a balance of both, then someone say like Andrew Castle, Becker or John McEnroe.
Too much arse kissing and purring from Koenig. Goodall was better years ago, when I first heard him around 2003/2004, Koenig is a bad influence on him. Still, he's the better of the two.
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Lloyd: New set but not new balls [following Tsonga's ball-ache

McEnroe: Good God, I've heard it all
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Yeah, Goodall is much better when he is teamed up with somebody who will try to analyze a bit more and say something new. Say a Lindsay Daveport for example. He will engage in these discussions then. With Koenig all you can do is go along with him saying the same things over and over and over and over and over again. That and him going all overboard in excitment. He should team up with Bradman, they deserve each other That way Bradman can cover the normal winners (BRILLANT, AMAZING, WOW) and Koenig the amazing ones (WORLD CLASS, OHHHHHH RODDICKULOUS (ok, he's not saying that one ever again)).
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:45 AM   #2469
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This is from 22 years ago but you've got to see this! John Newcombe was obviously always a very bad commentator unless Sampras' game was a whole lot different back then.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45_2npz3lo43#t=1m20s
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Lloyd: New set but not new balls [following Tsonga's ball-ache

McEnroe: Good God, I've heard it all
That was Mark Petchey who said that, by the way.
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This is from 22 years ago but you've got to see this! John Newcombe was obviously always a very bad commentator unless Sampras' game was a whole lot different back then.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45_2npz3lo43#t=1m20s
That's Fred Stolle, I think. And he still commentates like that - he's useless.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:59 PM   #2472
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Andrew Castle: "I suppose being ranked 51st in the world now John, is a bit like being 15 or 20, 10 or 15 years ago"

John Lloyd: "I would say so, that's exactly right"

10 years ago tomorrow Ranked 15: Pete Sampras, Ranked 20: Gustavo Kuerten.
10 years a week ago tomorrow Ranked 15: David Nalbandian, Ranked 20: Guillermo Canas

And '97 is even stronger.

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Bravo TV coverage is brutal. Gimelstob, some guy Pat O'Brien that I've never heard of before who just mistakenly called him Justin Timberlake, and Jon Wertheim giving us his "expertise"
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I like gimelstob.. although the opining of Fed and his wife was a bit much. Pat O'Brien is a long time broadcaster..used to do Entertainment tonight.. I actually thought he had died tho lol.
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NBC's Olympic tennis coverage is always painful because it's catered towards people who never watch tennis. Not casual tennis watchers like during the slams, but people who NEVER EVER watch tennis. People who like watching the Olympics and channel-surf for all sorts of different sports to watch, and never watch them again until the next Olympics comes around. The whole presentation and commentary to an avid tennis fan is like a master painter being forced to take a fingerpainting class with preschoolers.

But I like how NBC at least has separate channel dedicated to tennis this time and it's shown LIVE!

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I like gimelstob.. although the opining of Fed and his wife was a bit much. Pat O'Brien is a long time broadcaster..used to do Entertainment tonight.. I actually thought he had died tho lol.
He's pretty much been off TV since getting fired from The Insider 4 years ago - just doing sports radio. His alcoholism is well known, especially those voice-mail messages...
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