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Fedfan4life
05-11-2007, 06:31 AM
As seen here:

http://www.aolsportsblog.com/2007/05/10/mark-philippoussis-taking-a-dip-into-the-reality-dating-pool/

Mark Philippoussis will be in a reality dating show kinda like "bachelor" called "The Age of Love". Not much news yet about this show but it might seem interesting to us tennis fanatics.

vive le beau jeu !
05-11-2007, 06:42 AM
As seen here:

http://www.aolsportsblog.com/2007/05/10/mark-philippoussis-taking-a-dip-into-the-reality-dating-pool/

Mark Philippoussis will be in a reality dating show kinda like "bachelor" called "The Age of Love". Not much news yet about this show but it might seem interesting to us tennis fanatics.
this might not be a good sign for an eventual comeback on a tennis court... :(

christo
05-11-2007, 08:52 AM
He always gets his priorities right. Just like Safin. Girls first, then tennis

FitzRoy
05-11-2007, 10:54 AM
This will be the first show of this type that I'll watch. Scud is awesome.

zhan
05-11-2007, 10:57 AM
he f*cked kournikova when shes like 17...
what a pimp...

Fedfan4life
05-11-2007, 01:29 PM
Yeah, definitely one of the great pimps in the tennis circuit. Some are Safin, Paradorn, and Mauresmo among others..........

Batoussai
05-12-2007, 04:45 AM
Yeah, definitely one of the great pimps in the tennis circuit. Some are Safin, Paradorn, and Mauresmo among others..........

Mauresmo???

You're not nice! :(

Mark Vessels
05-12-2007, 05:52 AM
puke, Big guy at least he's not going to play the "other" 4(.)0s...

Fee
05-12-2007, 12:35 PM
This link is better (and more hilarious)

http://www.nbcumv.com/release_detail.nbc/entertainment-20070510000000-nbc039s039age.html

Note the start date (June 18 ) is the day that Wimbledon qualies begin (Mark is on the early entry list). Also, this is on NBC, the network that will carry non-cable coverage of Wimbledon in the US. I will watch this for the train wreck factor alone.

Eviscerator
05-12-2007, 12:43 PM
He always gets his priorities right. Just like Safin. Girls first, then tennis

Sad but true. I still remember Safin and his loss in the AO finals with the two attractive girls in his box.

Mark Vessels
05-12-2007, 04:16 PM
As seen here:

http://www.aolsportsblog.com/2007/05/10/mark-philippoussis-taking-a-dip-into-the-reality-dating-pool/

Mark Philippoussis will be in a reality dating show kinda like "bachelor" called "The Age of Love". Not much news yet about this show but it might seem interesting to us tennis fanatics.

Look at the 9th result when you type in love in google images

Mark Vessels
05-12-2007, 04:25 PM
As seen here:

http://www.aolsportsblog.com/2007/05/10/mark-philippoussis-taking-a-dip-into-the-reality-dating-pool/

Mark Philippoussis will be in a reality dating show kinda like "bachelor" called "The Age of Love". Not much news yet about this show but it might seem interesting to us tennis fanatics.

Look at the 9th result when you type in love in google images

Heavy Metal Tennis Star
05-12-2007, 06:10 PM
well well well, tennis and american idol has something in common, you may not be a slam winner or idol winner, but you can still get tv time, tsk tsk

Fedfan4life
05-12-2007, 09:24 PM
Mauresmo???

You're not nice! :(

Just putting a little fun in the mix ;)

edmondsm
05-12-2007, 09:37 PM
Man this guy must really need money.

J-man
05-13-2007, 09:17 AM
So much for tennis

pound cat
05-13-2007, 03:52 PM
He must be a big disappointment to his parents.

Tsk tsk Scud.

edmondsm
05-13-2007, 04:01 PM
Remember when he dated Tara Reid. I bet dating Tara Reid is a STD by itself.

"Hey Scud, how's it going?"

"Oh alright, the clinic just called...I've got some of that Tara Reid that's been going around."

"Oooo, that sucks does it burn?"

"Not really, but it might be a factor on this dating show I'm going on."

a guy
05-13-2007, 04:36 PM
Making a laughing stock of himself.

Tsunami
05-13-2007, 11:18 PM
I thought he got married to this young girl not that long ago...

Moose Malloy
05-18-2007, 09:24 AM
just saw a trailer for this last night, unbelievable.

"So have you ever dated a 46 year old?"

Flipper, "Uhhh"

Bet this gets higher ratings than all 4 grand slam finals combined this year. and is still considerd a flop. Flipper will reach a wider audience in the US in this brief run than Fed probably will in his entire career. sad.

Fedfan4life
05-18-2007, 11:36 PM
Did you see the trailer on TV? or online?

Starlite
05-21-2007, 07:05 PM
Wow, I just saw the TV trailer a minute ago. It'll be so weird seeing Mark not on court...Too bad the show looks like a sad rip off of the bachelor (ick). I'll still probably tune in, but one would think he'd be able to get a nice lady love on his own, though.

Funny that he's doing this in the US, I wonder how many of the ladies even know who he is. Haha, I guess it's just something brainless to watch between Roland Garros and Wimbledon.:p

woody88
05-22-2007, 03:45 PM
So I was watching the Heroes finale, in the commercials, they have aired a new reality show, in which Mark Phillipousis is the main character of this show, and he dates two groups of women, 1 group with 40 something, and 1 group with 20 something in age, and they posed the question, does age matter? So I guess this will be a dating show about Mark as the "bachelor".

So, I do not know if anyone else had posted this, but does this sound interesting to any tennis fans in general to want to peek at Mark's private life, or does it pique interests for people who like reality shows in general. what do you guys think? and if someone had posted this before I did, I apologize for reposting......

J-man
05-22-2007, 05:39 PM
What the hell happend to his girlfriend. What a *******

kaiotic
05-22-2007, 07:10 PM
just look at the cast of young and old (mature) eager-to-please chix that he will most likely be banging off camera. age is just a number, son. the scud will be launching into some explored and unexplored fields.

serveBig
05-22-2007, 07:48 PM
several threads about this already. J-man Mark and Alexis seperated in august 2006.

I think this show would be hilarious. Mark has been a bit of mystery over the years, very private. It would be cool if any americans can capture these commercials, i wanna see what the women look like!

Fee
05-22-2007, 08:20 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=132616


http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=133471

Fee
06-05-2007, 05:06 PM
Video preview. Looks like Mark got a little bit attracted to an older woman...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL2xe1EmKYY

Mick
06-05-2007, 05:30 PM
it would be quite shocking if at the end of the show he would pick an older woman over a younger woman.

psamp14
06-05-2007, 05:34 PM
mick, i've seen this preview on NBC in the middle of french open coverage, and it would be shocking if he picked an older woman over a younger woman, but even more shocking would be, if his game picks up dramatically and she actually comes to his matches.....atp tour or senior tour....

Fee
06-05-2007, 05:43 PM
Well according to the preview (the longer one, not the short one they show on TV), they gave him a week with the older women before they brought in the younger women. The editing on that clip sure makes it look a little bit more interesting than I first suspected, I was just going to watch it for the trainwreck value. Based on my personal experiences with him, I'm waiting to see if any one of those women actually says 'gosh, he's not very bright, is he?' or if they just get caught up in the celebrity of it.

Polaris
06-05-2007, 05:54 PM
Based on my personal experiences with him, I'm waiting to see if any one of those women actually says 'gosh, he's not very bright, is he?' or if they just get caught up in the celebrity of it.
Ouch...... :D

Fee
06-08-2007, 09:38 PM
slow Friday night

Fee
06-08-2007, 09:40 PM
slow like molasses

Mick
06-08-2007, 09:49 PM
Q. Superman, James Bond, Indiana Jones. Who would make the best husband?

A. Indiana Jones. He's an archeologist, the older you get the more he will love and value you

don't know about this guy Scud.

:)

zapvor
06-08-2007, 10:25 PM
Yeah, definitely one of the great pimps in the tennis circuit. Some are Safin, Paradorn, and Mauresmo among others..........

LOL.....nice

zapvor
06-08-2007, 10:44 PM
slow like molasses

lol...i was going to make a new thread titled"how many age of love threads should we have' and make it a poll

Fee
06-08-2007, 10:51 PM
I had asked to have them combined and stickied, but I guess that request went unnoticed. I was bored, decided to bump all of them. heh heh

Fedfan4life
06-08-2007, 11:55 PM
Thanks.... :D

Fedfan4life
06-08-2007, 11:58 PM
Well according to the preview (the longer one, not the short one they show on TV), they gave him a week with the older women before they brought in the younger women. The editing on that clip sure makes it look a little bit more interesting than I first suspected, I was just going to watch it for the trainwreck value. Based on my personal experiences with him, I'm waiting to see if any one of those women actually says 'gosh, he's not very bright, is he?' or if they just get caught up in the celebrity of it.

I just hope his knees don't give up on him again since he'll be "going out" with alot of B.S.S. if you know what I mean. ;)

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
06-09-2007, 04:46 PM
Why are there so many threads about this?

Fee
06-09-2007, 05:19 PM
Well, he spends a lot of time in the hot tub treating his knees, so I'm sure he'll be fine.

Fedfan4life
06-10-2007, 02:54 AM
Well, he spends a lot of time in the hot tub treating his knees, so I'm sure he'll be fine.

I got 20 bucks on the young girls (Kittens I think is their group name). But hopefully he doesn't get a "rash" from those bus stop ska.nk.s.;)

Fee
06-10-2007, 10:38 AM
Wow, sexist and ageist all in one post. One day, you will live to regret that attitude, I'm sure. :)

Fedfan4life
06-10-2007, 02:53 PM
I'm already living it Fee...... lol :D

Fee
06-10-2007, 06:00 PM
I wonder why...

Oh wait, by *****s, you meant the younger ones with the incredibly fake racks, right? ;)

Fedfan4life
06-10-2007, 11:39 PM
I wonder why...

Oh wait, by *****s, you meant the younger ones with the incredibly fake racks, right? ;)

Hehe You said it. You know, I look to you for guidance in this crazy world we have lol :)

Fee
06-10-2007, 11:42 PM
You are genuinely making me grin. I like that. I will be in England when this trainwreck comes on, I expect a full report.

Here's the drinking game - every time Mark looks like he is having a difficult time putting a thought together, drink. If he looks like he needed a second take to complete the sentence, chug. ;)

Fedfan4life
06-10-2007, 11:48 PM
You are genuinely making me grin. I like that. I will be in England when this trainwreck comes on, I expect a full report.

Here's the drinking game - every time Mark looks like he is having a difficult time putting a thought together, drink. If he looks like he needed a second take to complete the sentence, chug. ;)

I could do that.

zapvor
06-11-2007, 03:40 AM
I wonder why...

Oh wait, by *****s, you meant the younger ones with the incredibly fake racks, right? ;)

lol this thread is getting better

zapvor
06-11-2007, 03:59 AM
lol i just watched the preview on youtube, and some of those girls have plastic faces. i wanna just take a lighter to their face and watch the plastic melt off

Fedfan4life
06-11-2007, 04:09 AM
Yeah fakes racks or not. They can't trick Mark (I heard he's also a masculine feminist).... he's a pimp.

Fee
06-11-2007, 06:38 PM
Okay, what is a masculine feminist pimp? rofl

zapvor
06-12-2007, 02:55 AM
i would have to go with the 20s

Fedfan4life
06-12-2007, 06:46 AM
Okay, what is a masculine feminist pimp? rofl

Well its a guy that have and understand women's emotions. Kinda like Ryan Seacrest.

kingdaddy41788
06-13-2007, 06:57 PM
I don't understand why they don't mention that he's a pro tennis player in the ads... or mention his name... but I guess that's why I'm not in advertising/marketing?

Fee
06-13-2007, 07:31 PM
Well its a guy that have and understand women's emotions. Kinda like Ryan Seacrest.

Ryan Seacrest is masculine?

I don't understand why they don't mention that he's a pro tennis player in the ads... or mention his name... but I guess that's why I'm not in advertising/marketing?

All of the ads that I have seen mention the tennis, show him playing tennis, or on a court with his racquet bag. They don't all mention his name, maybe because it's so long? It is kind of strange though.

Fedfan4life
06-13-2007, 08:42 PM
He tries to be. He also says "I love you" to dudes that calls his radio show in the morning.

kingdaddy41788
06-13-2007, 08:44 PM
Ryan Seacrest is masculine?



All of the ads that I have seen mention the tennis, show him playing tennis, or on a court with his racuet bag. They don't all mention his name, maybe because it's so long? It is kind of strange though.

I saw one tonight that mentioned he was a pro tennis player. After seeing 6 that made no real mention of who he was at all...

Fee
06-13-2007, 10:02 PM
Very strange.

Right campers, I'm heading over the pond to the Isle of Tea and grass court tennis. Make sure to keep this thread on the front page everyday until this show begins (and mock anyone who starts a new thread about it with the 'this thread sucks' form). Cheerio!

Fedfan4life
06-13-2007, 11:58 PM
Have fun in England Fee!!!

Moose Malloy
06-18-2007, 04:06 PM
Its on at 9 tonight, set your tivos

Chadwixx
06-18-2007, 04:10 PM
Id rather watch rabbit play tennis than this show :)

pound cat
06-18-2007, 04:21 PM
Id rather watch rabbit play tennis than this show :)


I bet you'll watching the Scud (or Dud?) along with all the other tennis fans aka voyeurs.

Starlite
06-18-2007, 06:36 PM
I bet you'll watching the Scud (or Dud?) along with all the other tennis fans aka voyeurs.

OK, I admit it...I'm watching right now. This show is sooo ridiculous, but I can't stop watching. Some of his reactions are just priceless. :p

tennisprofl
06-18-2007, 06:53 PM
OK, I admit it...I'm watching right now. This show is sooo ridiculous, but I can't stop watching. Some of his reactions are just priceless. :p

i agree. his reactions are really funny

DragonFly
06-18-2007, 08:58 PM
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070615124812AAaH3sK

Funny.

ShooterMcMarco
06-18-2007, 09:33 PM
Anyone notice that the cougar Lynn (sp?) looks like an aged Ana Ivanovic?

ledor
06-18-2007, 10:03 PM
Mark Philippousis is the luckiest man, 40's and 20's and acceptable and on TV.

Fedfan4life
06-18-2007, 10:40 PM
New Info:

http://www.nbc.com/Age_of_Love/

armand
06-18-2007, 11:15 PM
I liked it. Yeah there were some awkward moments but that actually maked it more real.

That elimination process at the end was brutal tho, get rid of it! Just send her a txt message.

Mark was cool though, I thought he'd be cocky but he seems like a humble kinda dude.

The cougars were pretty good too. That 48yr old is staying together very nicely, she looks better than many 20yr olds!

pound cat
06-19-2007, 03:13 AM
i agree. his reactions are really funny


I couldn't stop watching it either and I never watch reality/dating shows but I think it's the tennis aspect of it. And I had forgotten that he was in the wimbledon final at age 20.

Funny quotes.... Mark: Hmm, I see a pattern. they're all older. (err, yes, Mark)

Introduction: "Mark Philippousis is a professional tennis player in the prime of his career. " ROTFL


And anyone on this board who says they didn't watch it isn't telling the truth. LOL

Petra Martinnen
06-19-2007, 04:42 AM
Mark should sue his agent. Why would Scud choose to grind his reputation into the mud in an embarrassing sexist network time filler? I hope the $ is good.

dubsplayer
06-19-2007, 05:17 AM
I couldn't stop watching it either and I never watch reality/dating shows but I think it's the tennis aspect of it. And I had forgotten that he was in the wimbledon final at age 20.



You didn't forget. He wasn't a Wimby finalist 10 years ago. He was a USO finalist 9 years ago. Wimby was like 4 years ago.

The show was painful to watch.

ivo#1fan
06-19-2007, 05:48 AM
Yes painful to watch and very sexist. These "older" women come across as so desperate.

iplaybetter
06-19-2007, 05:54 AM
Id rather watch rabbit play tennis than this show :)

that would me mildly entertaining

Ronaldo
06-19-2007, 05:57 AM
Yes painful to watch and very sexist. These "older" women come across as so desperate.

So is this a rip-off of the Flava of Love? Mark have a grill and tophat?

Eviscerator
06-19-2007, 06:59 AM
just look at the cast of young and old (mature) eager-to-please chix that he will most likely be banging off camera. age is just a number, son. the scud will be launching into some explored and unexplored fields.

My guess would be that any woman who would go on that type of show has had her "field" explored plenty of times already.

theace21
06-19-2007, 07:11 AM
They are all getting their 15 minutes of fame...

zapvor
06-19-2007, 07:15 AM
i should start my own thread about this show

Eviscerator
06-19-2007, 07:31 AM
I was also thinking of watching it for both the "train wreck" value (which I normally don't do) and the potential cat fight aspect between the women. However after watching this clip with the fake emotions and manipulation of the show, I almost lost my breakfast.. That comment about it will "**** off all the right people" is so typical of the liberal juvenile attitude in Hollywood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dno3BslOhWE


How they convinced Philippoussis to do this when he should be making a final attempt at his career is beyond me. I think he won a couple of small events last year and was working hard to get his game back. Oh well, I guess he likes the idea of being a mother f****r. Who knows, if the producers are really over the top they might have a mother daughter combo as a "shocking surprise".

lordmanji
06-19-2007, 07:59 AM
phillipousis is a ******bag for doing this show when supposedly he was "inspired" by agassi's comeback. yeah he has injuries but doing this show smacks of being distracted/bitten by the acting bug.

Eviscerator
06-19-2007, 07:59 AM
i should start my own thread about this show

LOL
Ask a mod to combine all of them.

Tchocky
06-19-2007, 11:54 AM
Scud didn't seem to be very attracted to any of the older women. I think he'll probably pick one of the twenty somethings.

djsiva
06-19-2007, 12:14 PM
I bet he would get better ratings.

Ronaldo
06-19-2007, 01:03 PM
I bet he would get better ratings.

Chicks will be afraid a ya, Vince

Moose Malloy
06-19-2007, 01:35 PM
LOS ANGELES -- "I warned you, didn't I?" asks Mark Philippoussis, his query muffled by the hot dog lodged inside both cheeks. "Welcome to the circus."

The Australian tennis star did warn me, but I didn't believe him. Weeks ago during a phone chat, Philippoussis implored me to visit the set of "Age of Love," yet another reality dating show in which eager women would vie for the affection of an eligible bachelor. Even though this particular program (which debuts Monday night on NBC at 9 ET) would center on a jock, I wasn't buying. Wake me up, I thought, when a reality series ends with a "very special season finale featuring castrations and horsewhippings."

In my mind, even the series' highly publicized twist was problematic. In going where "The Bachelor" has yet to dare, NBC tapped Philippoussis to serve as guinea pig in a social experiment that pits six women in their 20s (aka "The Kittens") against seven women in their 40s (dubbed, of course, "The Cougars"). So, you see, when the Aussie, 30, chooses his lady through a series of elimination ceremonies, he'll answer a question that has haunted humanoids for ages: In the search for love, does age really matter?

Problem is, since the creation of the earth -- and certainly since the advent of male enhancement science -- this much is true: All things equal, men desire pups. Athletes like Philippoussis are no different. The former top-10 player has dated models, starlets and other things (reportedly Paris Hilton) younger -- and in some cases much younger -- than he. Why then would tennis' top lothario, a virile stud nicknamed "Scud" for his powerful serves, pass on the lasses in favor of a woman who could be his mother?

"Trust me," he said on the phone. "If you saw the Cougars on this show, you wouldn't ask me that question."

Sold.

That's how I find myself in the craft service room on the top floor of a sleek downtown L.A. high-rise watching Philippoussis polish off a hot dog in three bites. Later tonight, he'll eliminate one unsuspecting contestant, narrowing his suitors to three women before filming the season finale. And, as luck (or the show's producers) would have it, two of the remaining women are in their 20s, two in their 40s.

"You're just in time," Philippoussis says before wiping strange sauces from his mouth. "Now, excuse me while I eliminate someone."

With that, Philippoussis sets off to begin the critical fifth set in this match of his life.

And we are all witnesses.

"There's a loss of privacy, sure, but it's a good chance for people to get to know me, beyond 'Mark the tennis player.' I'm a simple guy, very easygoing. I just want to find someone that makes me happy, who makes me smile. And to have 13 women fight over me brings me joy." -- M.P.

A network publicist leads me to the control room adjacent to Philippoussis' bachelor pad on the 30th floor. This is the show's main brain, where two dozen producers and editors talk fast, move faster and watch everything. Forty video monitors allow us to peep inside Philippoussis' chic abode as he prepares for the shoot. Right now, he's wiping lint from his designer suit. Moments ago, he was picking his ear.

Two-thirds of the monitors are devoted to a condo down the hall where the ladies are bunking. I'm most intrigued by the woman adjusting her bra in a bathroom mirror.

"They know where they can go if they want some privacy," explains network rep Libby Hansen, VP of alternative series, who'll spend much of the night relaying news to the mother ship via BlackBerry. "For whatever reason, they just choose not to use it."

I'm seated at what creator/executive producer J.D. Roth calls a "snoop station," where a set of headphones and a laptop are your backstage pass. Here's what I surmise: Hours before the elimination ceremony, Philippoussis is sitting on his couch watching the season finale of "The Bachelor."

Moose Malloy
06-19-2007, 01:36 PM
"I don't think about what makes for good TV. The only tip I got from Lieutenant Andy on 'The Bachelor' is how NOT to be. He's like a robot. Hey, this is my time to give s---. When this show comes out, I'll be the one getting s---." -- M.P.

Every morning, Philippoussis hits the local courts while rehabbing torn knee cartilage suffered at the Hopman Cup earlier in the year. Some mornings, he'll train with Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani at the couple's home. And sometimes, he'll take host Mark Consuelos ("All My Children") with him. In return, Consuelos helps Philippoussis prevent future locker room ribbing: "If he gets himself in trouble, crying or whatnot, I'll burst in and say, 'Dude, man up!'"

Consuelos then heads next door to inform the jock, on camera, that he'll be interviewing each contestant one last time prior to tonight's elimination ceremony. And then they do it all over again. Seems the Aussie revealed his pre-elimination leanings during their on-camera banter. Roth, the show's diminutive, red-haired quarterback, whispers new instructions through a mic and into Consuelos' wireless earpiece.

Clearly, these men are more than voyeurs. They are ventriloquists -- the proverbial fly on the wall if that fly could rearrange your furniture. Still, Roth, the creator of "The Biggest Loser" and "For Love or Money," says that Philippoussis and his ladies -- whom he tellingly refers to as "characters" -- shouldn't fret. "What we do is what 'SportsCenter' does," he explains. "We pinpoint the highlights and lowlights. If you don't like what you see, you don't like looking in the mirror.

"When we have our dates, the producers say, 'Go as far as you want. If there's something we can't do, we'll let you know.' But I'm not looking to sleep with women. I want to be a gentleman. I was raised to open doors and pull out chairs. As a joke, I'll put my arm around the girls and go, 'How lucky am I?' But otherwise, I'm respectful." -- M.P.

Because of a network-imposed gag order, I'm prohibited from identifying the finalists, but needless to say, the Kitten in the red dress seated beside Philippoussis is a fine-looking woman. She's the first to elucidate why she should be the last of the ladies, but the Red Kitten with eager eyes who Philippoussis claims is "an absolute sweetheart" isn't stating her case. She's acting more like a puppy.

"Come on, say something!" Roth yells to the monitor. Whoops, she just did. "Oh my gosh!" Red Kitten giggles (again and again). The next Kitten (who tends to "light up my day," says Philippoussis) is draped in an equally revealing black dress but inspires an equally obtuse conversation.

Never mind all that. These Kittens have smooth bronzed skin and tightly coiled bods with jiggly things, important attributes on a series with "dates" that include Jacuzzi dips and a romantic rappelling down the exterior of a high-rise -- endeavors at which women of a tender age shine.

The Kittens' hopes are bolstered by Philippoussis' track record, which includes a relationship with Delta Goodrem, a musician eight years his junior, and a reported fling with Paris Hilton when such a fling did not result in your reproductive organs receiving a cease-and-desist order from God. In '05, Philippoussis was even engaged to then-18-year-old model Alexis Barbara. The Cougars surely don't stand a chance.

"I didn't know anything about the show. So when they brought out a bunch of 40-year-olds, I was freaking out. One of them has a son who's my age, so meeting him was awkward. I was like, 'So, I'm dating your mom How 'bout them Yankees?!' But they don't look their age at all. I wish you saw this one 40-year-old in her bikini. I'll be honest, it was ridiculous." -- M.P.

The nearly extinct and highly territorial cougar, or Puma concolor, is a lean but mean stalk-and-ambush predator. Though the cougar prefers to dine on deer, it's safe to assume it'd eat a kitten if desperate.

The sultry Cougar in a blue dress currently sitting across from Philippoussis looks to be equally capable of slaughtering Kittens. Blue Cougar could pass for Angelina Jolie's older sister, but the jock likes her intangibles. She's "confident," for one. She "knows what she wants," too. The kicker? Following a recent carriage ride, Blue Cougar gave Philippoussis a splendid massage. "You're very talented," he cracked with a schoolboy flush.

Sure, the series' seven Cougars carry baggage (five are divorced, two have children), but there isn't a weak cat in the litter. They are ambitious photographers and VPs of real estate companies, big-city ladies from L.A. and down-home girls from Nashville who are quite capable of caring -- if they deem you worthy. And they do look good -- even Jennifer, the oldest at 48. She's the executive assistant to Lakers owner (and nefarious playboy) Jerry Buss -- a man, it's important to note, yet to be accused of having poor taste.

"Mark had fun kissing girls for three weeks," says Hansen. "But he's a pensive, thoughtful guy. And now he has to make some really hard decisions."

Moose Malloy
06-19-2007, 01:37 PM
"The girls are so vulnerable, exposing themselves and opening up. So I feel like s--- on elimination night. Sometimes the producers will give me a shot of alcohol to relax me. But it's getting worse. The other day, I cried during 'Jerry Maguire.' Last night, I cried during a commercial. I'm like, 'What's going on with me?' I'm not here to hurt anyone. All I can do is be true to myself." -- M.P.
As Philippoussis awaits his final sit-down with a stunning Cougar in a tight-fitting gold number, there's a hiccup. Gold Cougar summons the producers into the hallway for an impromptu huddle to deliver some troublesome news. Gold Cougar, in her infinite wisdom, has had enough: She wants off the show. Now.

This shocking revelation sparks a chain reaction of barks and rapid movements. The producers are scrambling to decide how to break the news on camera to future viewers, and to the other girls, and to an oblivious Philippoussis.

"Geez, how hard is it to kiss and fall in love?" wonders Hansen.

Luckily, Roth convinces the Gold Cougar to break the news to Philippoussis in person, assuring NBC of some good television. Philippoussis' shattered ego? That's collateral damage. With fingers crossed, the Gold Cougar is sent into the bachelor's lair.

"There's so much of you I love," she tells Philippoussis before cutting to the chase. "But I just think you're spoiled." As the control room bursts into violent applause, a serious discussion rages next door. Wide-eyed and sweaty, the jock listens as Gold Cougar lists his transgressions, which include his failure to "open up," to ask questions about her and to show he cares.

The producers follow each verbal jab with "oohs" and "ahhs." They belong on TV -- these little loud men behind the curtains. "Next door, they're spilling their hearts out," Consuelos whispers to me, "and we're in here cheering like it's Wimbledon."

But Consuelos isn't ready to count the jock out. Other women have tried to leave the show, he says, but Philippoussis always reeled them back. In fact, Consuelos has his own nickname for Scud. "I call him Obi-Wan," he explains. "And he's about to use his Jedi mind tricks."

"I'm only 30 years old," Philippoussis reminds Gold Cougar. "But I'm learning every day."

Ace! Advantage, Philippoussis.

"I'm in my 40s," replies Gold Cougar, "and I don't have tomorrow."

Forehand winner! Deuce.

"You don't know what we want," she continues, "what we need."

Overhead smash! Advantage, Cougar.

"If I knew what women want, I wouldn't be on this show!"

Backhand winner down the sideline! Deuce! Yes! But, wait will the chair umpire overrule ?

"I like it," Roth says to no one in particular. "This is it. This is reality!"

"That thing I said about older women can I take that back?" -- M.P.

After Gold Cougar is whisked away (to where, I can't reveal), Philippoussis kicks open his door and leaps into the hallway, gasping for air. "Did anyone else see that?" he yelps. "What the f--- do these women want from me?"

Fame and fortune, quite likely.

Your love, possibly.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=alipour/070615

WhiteSox05CA
06-19-2007, 02:00 PM
Hot Yes! !

Rabbit
06-19-2007, 04:23 PM
Id rather watch rabbit play tennis than this show :)

Chadwixx, I'm proud of you. You've been reading something other than a book you have to color in! You've learned about Freud's Id, Ego, and Super Ego. Oh wait, that's not it at all. You've missed another punctuation mark. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to go all book-ish on you.


Oh well, back to the coloring books...and I know how you hate those pesky lines. Did you ever find your missing sienna?

Hey Chadwixx, here's one for you read this aloud:

I am we todd it
I am sofa king we todd it

Yeah, chadwixx...that's you

pound cat
06-19-2007, 04:38 PM
You didn't forget. He wasn't a Wimby finalist 10 years ago. He was a USO finalist 9 years ago. Wimby was like 4 years ago.

The show was painful to watch.

The show got it all wrong in their intro video!

pound cat
06-19-2007, 04:42 PM
I wonder how much he's being paid for being on this show?

pound cat
06-19-2007, 04:46 PM
How they convinced Philippoussis to do this when he should be making a final attempt at his career is beyond me. I think he won a couple of small events last year and was working hard to get his game back. Oh well, I guess he likes the idea of being a mother f****r. Who knows, if the producers are really over the top they might have a mother daughter combo as a "shocking surprise".[/QUOTE]

He's injured and has played /made 0 this year. He's playing some tennis hoping to get better in time for Hopman Cup.

Fedfan4life
06-20-2007, 03:20 AM
How they convinced Philippoussis to do this when he should be making a final attempt at his career is beyond me. I think he won a couple of small events last year and was working hard to get his game back. Oh well, I guess he likes the idea of being a mother f****r. Who knows, if the producers are really over the top they might have a mother daughter combo as a "shocking surprise".

Gotta try something new right? But seriously tho, this show is all over the media (radio talk shows, TV). Mark is enjoying it but he was very nervous on camera.

armand
06-20-2007, 06:44 AM
Well the show might be aired for weeks+weeks but it doesn't mean that it took as long to film. Mighta only taken a 10 days to film the whole thing. Any tennis player can afford that amount of time.

Pancho
06-20-2007, 07:05 AM
I am surprised to see Mark Philippoussis on reality TV - age of love. I didn't realized that he was such a hunk. What do you all think of Mark Philippoussis doing this? What next - Federer or Nadal doing a reality TV show like this? Do you think Mark Philippoussis has what it takes to beat the likes of Federer or Nadal?

dangit
06-25-2007, 04:58 PM
http://www.nbc.com/Video/rewind/full_episodes/ageoflove.shtml

you can see mark here.. haha

BiGGieStuFF
06-25-2007, 06:54 PM
Watching it right now. Waiting for him to say man these girls are ridiculous so ridiculous!!

Fedfan4life
06-25-2007, 09:06 PM
Mark: "She looks hot, what can I say? SHE LOOKS HOT!!! Lol

serveBig
06-26-2007, 05:52 AM
Mark: "She looks hot, what can I say? SHE LOOKS HOT!!! Lol

yeah but looks arent enough cause not long after he eliminates her!

I like the 3 he picked for the date - adelaide, amanda and megan.

Frodo Baggins
06-26-2007, 10:42 AM
Ya I've watched this show last night. lol:confused: All I can say is Marks A Sap..Now I know What really Attracts Mark..lol But was Funny When he Said I miss The 40s Aready.. Truth I can See Safin on This show;) But not Mark..(The SAP).

Fedfan4life
06-27-2007, 02:46 AM
Safin would be great on the show. Age of Love 2?

Fedfan4life
06-27-2007, 02:47 AM
yeah but looks arent enough cause not long after he eliminates her!

I like the 3 he picked for the date - adelaide, amanda and megan.

My prediction for the last candidates would be Adelaide (26) and Jen 48.

35ft6
06-27-2007, 03:16 AM
This show is boring. Mark is boring. I only watched the first episode.

Fedfan4life
06-27-2007, 04:29 AM
This show is boring. Mark is boring. I only watched the first episode.

Normally, I don't really like watching reality dating shows but I just like watching the women.

pound cat
06-27-2007, 04:31 AM
Safin would be great on the show. Age of Love 2?


Marat wouldn't be caught dead on a show like this. He does have some self-respect.

slice bh compliment
06-27-2007, 04:59 AM
Moose,
What was that article?
Thanks for posting it. My favorite parts:
the ventriloquism angle (the inner workings of a reality show), and
when Flip practices with Gavin Rossdale. For his comeback.

Thanks.

Oh, and I did watch parts of the show. Mark comes off as a nice, quiet guy. And he's lost about 2/3 of his accent. Sounds more like Ginepri than Rafter at this point, unfortunately.

swedechris
06-27-2007, 05:13 AM
scud could have won a title at wimby .. i think
he had the game.. but i have a feeling the guy wasnt the hardest worker out there..

he seemed to enjoy life a bit too much and not make the necessary sacrifices at the right times..

also some injury problems didnt help

.. all in all , now he is full force into enjoying himself it seems and good luck to him ..:)

Fedfan4life
06-27-2007, 11:20 PM
scud could have won a title at wimby .. i think
he had the game.. but i have a feeling the guy wasnt the hardest worker out there..

he seemed to enjoy life a bit too much and not make the necessary sacrifices at the right times..

also some injury problems didnt help

.. all in all , now he is full force into enjoying himself it seems and good luck to him ..:)

Maybe mark would've have but Federer was just on fire in wimbledon 03. But looking back now, if Mark won wimbledon instead of Federer would'nt you guys think that the tennis scene would be different now. Because Roger winning his first wimbledon really opened the flood gates of his incredible talent.

aimr75
06-28-2007, 12:36 AM
pretty sad he's doing a show like this.. I live close to the area where he lived in Australia.. i recall him plodding along in his lambo
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Fedfan4life
06-28-2007, 06:59 AM
pretty sad he's doing a show like this.. I live close to the area where he lived in Australia.. i recall him plodding along in his lambo

I don't know if its sad to be plodding around in a Lambo lol.

Fedfan4life
07-23-2007, 10:07 PM
FFFEEEEE!!!! He let go of Jayana... She has so much appeal on her. Its anyones game now.

ledor
07-23-2007, 10:23 PM
c'mon mark, hit it and quit it. There's a line of girls outside the show that want you.