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rommil
08-29-2008, 05:42 PM
During the Safin-Robredo match tonight, Johnny Mac was making a comment about Safin's haircut. Then Johnny Mac asked Tracy what she thought of the haircut. All of a sudden, Jim Courier said "yummy". Tracy then said to Courier that's what HE think of Safin and that she would rather speak for herself and say that she likes the longer hair better. It was an entertaining exchange.

goldenhawktennis
08-29-2008, 05:46 PM
i too heard this, thought it was rather funny

Nadal_Freak
08-29-2008, 05:51 PM
They both are annoying. THe US Open usually has the most annoying commentators.

tenis
08-29-2008, 05:51 PM
During the Safin-Robredo match tonight, Johnny Mac was making a comment about Safin's haircut. Then Johnny Mac asked Tracy what she thought of the haircut. All of a sudden, Jim Courier said "yummy". Tracy then said to Courier that's what HE think of Safin and that she would rather speak for herself and say that she likes the longer hair better. It was an entertaining exchange.

What was the score...????

rommil
08-29-2008, 05:54 PM
What was the score...????

I forgot what it was exactly. Very well could be in the 2nd set tiebreak or around there....

tenis
08-29-2008, 06:01 PM
^^^ sorry, I was kidding. Cant take their trash talk....

stormholloway
08-29-2008, 06:43 PM
During the Safin-Robredo match tonight, Johnny Mac was making a comment about Safin's haircut. Then Johnny Mac asked Tracy what she thought of the haircut. All of a sudden, Jim Courier said "yummy". Tracy then said to Courier that's what HE think of Safin and that she would rather speak for herself and say that she likes the longer hair better. It was an entertaining exchange.

I didn't hear her say that's what he thinks of Safin, but that she'd rather speak for herself.

Mansewerz
08-29-2008, 07:58 PM
When was this?

leonidas1982
08-29-2008, 11:55 PM
I'm amazed how these commentators have turned a tennis match into an on air talk show. Can we please just watch tennis and listen to the movement on the court. JMac is more subdued in Wimbledon relatively to his US Open coverage -- what happened? Why do we Americans tolerate this drivel -- how many times must we hear about "these new strings"?

ttbrowne
08-30-2008, 06:49 AM
I love the drivel. I remember the Bud Collins days.

When they hire you to be a commentator, They want talk...not a lot of silence.

They can get silence out of an idiot.

Lionheart392
08-30-2008, 06:51 AM
I find Tracy Austin so obnoxious and arrogant, and her voice annoys the heck out of me, it's so nasal.

split-step
08-30-2008, 07:08 AM
I didn't hear her say that's what he thinks of Safin, but that she'd rather speak for herself.

Oh she definitely said that.

"Johnny Mac: I see Safin's got a new haircut. I wonder... should we get Tracy in here and see what she thinks of it

Courier: I'll tell you what she thinks of it: YUMMY! (lol)

Tracy Austin: That's what YOU think of it, let me speak for myself; I prefer the old haircut.

Awkward silence..."

It was TOO FUNNY!!!

Baxter
08-30-2008, 08:02 AM
They've been teasing Tracy ever since Safin kissed her at the opening ceremony.

hoodjem
08-30-2008, 09:38 AM
Entirely too much drivel commentary on last night.

Mac and company were just yammering on about vapid, non-tennis things.

I think some USA Net exec mistakenly told Mac he was "clever" or witty.

Mansewerz
08-30-2008, 10:10 AM
Anyone catch McEnroe singing last night?

Bhagi Katbamna
08-30-2008, 10:20 AM
That was pretty funny. I really like the chemistry between Robinson and Johnny Mac.

pmata814
08-30-2008, 11:43 AM
During the Safin-Robredo match tonight, Johnny Mac was making a comment about Safin's haircut. Then Johnny Mac asked Tracy what she thought of the haircut. All of a sudden, Jim Courier said "yummy". Tracy then said to Courier that's what HE think of Safin and that she would rather speak for herself and say that she likes the longer hair better. It was an entertaining exchange.

I've also noticed an uncomfortable admiration everytime he speaks about Nadal. Has anybody else noticed this?

Fay
08-30-2008, 11:45 AM
They both are annoying. THe US Open usually has the most annoying commentators.

Sadly it is true - I turn the volume down most of the time ... only time I got to hear good announcing was when I listened to Wimby on the radio and watched it on tv ... timing was off a little, but much better commentary about the *actual game going on at the time* (not months or years ago, and all that other drivel)!

At the US Open I really miss hearing the crowd cheer and the noise of the ball. Even during the Nadal game today announcing was dreadful.

One would think in this day and age that we could pay to get quality live streaming as it happens with the commentary from the country it is being play in.

If enough people wrote to the sponsors about the horrible commentary, maybe we might see some changes.

edmondsm
08-30-2008, 11:54 AM
They both are annoying. THe US Open usually has the most annoying commentators.


Could not agree more.

jamesblakefan#1
08-30-2008, 11:55 AM
The Olympics was the worst. Barry McKay SUCKS!!!!!

hasema
08-30-2008, 11:55 AM
I thought it was really funny when Federers Agent was listening to the broadcast and JMac said he's in a slump due to Fed's Agent and they had his reaction live on TV

tenis
08-30-2008, 11:56 AM
I'm amazed how these commentators have turned a tennis match into an on air talk show. Can we please just watch tennis and listen to the movement on the court. JMac is more subdued in Wimbledon relatively to his US Open coverage -- what happened? Why do we Americans tolerate this drivel -- how many times must we hear about "these new strings"?


Yes, all of them should be kicked! Simply - the good commentator is "invisible", not like all this selfpromoted idiots. Be a good player doesn't mean, he'll be a good commentator. Get mad, when Mac was showing his pizza yesterday a his crapy talk.

tangerine
08-30-2008, 12:03 PM
Johnny Mac and Ted Robinson were rather loopy last night, having a good time in the booth while Roddick and Gulbis were beating the crap out of one another. This is the appeal of night time New York matches, the atmosphere is electric with the crowds getting nutty, the commentators order in pizza and act like they're on college radio...personally I find it all hilarious and fun to listen to. :lol:

It's bad enough tennis has a reputation for being stuffy and elitist, we don't need to listen to stuffy elitist commentators.

jamesblakefan#1
08-30-2008, 12:07 PM
Johnny Mac and Ted Robinson were rather loopy last night, having a good time in the booth while Roddick and Gulbis were beating the crap out of one another. This is the appeal of night time New York matches, the atmosphere is electric with the crowds getting nutty, the commentators order in pizza and act like they're on college radio...personally I find it all hilarious and fun to listen to. :lol:

But some times it gets tiring. Today it was 4-4 deuce in 1st set Rafa vs troicki, and JMac, Carillo, and Enberg just kept going on about how big it was for Sam Querrey to finally make a GASP- Round of 16 at a major. At a certain point you got to get back to the action on the court.

boringmember
08-30-2008, 03:51 PM
I like Courier okay, but the addition of Tracey makes everyone annoying. Same with Ted Robinson.

pound cat
08-30-2008, 05:14 PM
I didn't hear her say that's what he thinks of Safin, but that she'd rather speak for herself.

Tracy Austrin has a huge crush on safin, and her knees just about buckled whan Safin gave her the Russian 2 cheek kiss at the champions of the past gathering.

quest01
08-30-2008, 05:26 PM
I find Tracy Austin so obnoxious and arrogant, and her voice annoys the heck out of me, it's so nasal.

Her laugh is kind of annoying.

wimble10
08-30-2008, 06:06 PM
I think they should put J. McEnroe and Tracy Austin in the commentary booth together more often, but I guess JMac does mainly men's matches and Tracy does the women's. Tracy is annoying to me; JMac can be annoying too.

stormholloway
08-30-2008, 06:56 PM
I prefer Courier out of this group actually.

skip1969
08-30-2008, 07:00 PM
skip hearts mute.

Rickson
08-30-2008, 07:03 PM
I thought Jimmy was openly gay.

tenis
08-30-2008, 08:49 PM
We need the 3 English ATP commentators, they're perfect.

TennisInPleasanton
08-30-2008, 09:13 PM
Johnny Mac and Ted Robinson were rather loopy last night, having a good time in the booth while Roddick and Gulbis were beating the crap out of one another. This is the appeal of night time New York matches, the atmosphere is electric with the crowds getting nutty, the commentators order in pizza and act like they're on college radio...personally I find it all hilarious and fun to listen to. :lol:

I think it has a lot to do with this being the last year they would be covering USO together on the USA Network. They were hamming it up.

I was shocked on CBS today when out of nowhere during a match, JMAC asked something like "so what do you think about McCain's VP pick?" and you could probably hear a pin drop in that CBS booth LOL ... since neither Carillo or Enberg responded, JMAC answered his own question hoping to get a laugh out of it.

stormholloway
08-30-2008, 09:24 PM
I thought Jimmy was openly gay.

Ummmmm............ no.

CanadianChic
08-30-2008, 09:25 PM
I am always a little grossed out by the male crushes the commentators have for a chosen few players. I could care less what their sexual preferences are, I don't want to hear some seniour fart claiming that Nadal is a sex symbol and gushing over his guns. Just the facts please!

Mansewerz
08-30-2008, 09:35 PM
I thought Jimmy was openly gay.

Openly gay? I thought he had a wife....

I am always a little grossed out by the male crushes the commentators have for a chosen few players. I could care less what their sexual preferences are, I don't want to hear some seniour fart claiming that Nadal is a sex symbol and gushing over his guns. Just the facts please!

LOL I agree.

10s talk
08-31-2008, 03:41 AM
I find Tracy Austin so obnoxious and arrogant, and her voice annoys the heck out of me, it's so nasal.

I liked when Tracy explained what a topspin groundstroke was......... I never knew that a topspin shot would dip in to the court :roll:

Baxter
08-31-2008, 05:49 AM
The Olympics was the worst. Barry McKay SUCKS!!!!!

You can't say anything bad about Barry McKay on this board. I think he owns TW. "It's good!"

35ft6
08-31-2008, 08:03 AM
It could be because Tracey has a crush on Safin. During the ceremony of champions, Tracey stopped Safin and asked why he didn't kiss her. After the ceremony, back in commentator mode, her partner teased her about it and Tracey giddily described getting kissed by Marat not once but TWICE!!!

HyperHorse
08-31-2008, 08:32 AM
To all the people that want quiet commentators that don't talk or banter at all in between points.
Stick to hugging your mute buttons, or shut up and quit complaining and you can all go to the 18th century.
Nothing angers or bores me more than stuffy old commentators who don't want to talk about anything other than what's going on court and then repeat a bunch of lines out of a handbook that can be used in almost any tennis match related situation.
I like hearing personal stuff about the behind the scenes life of tennis players and anything else for that matter.
It's good entertainment all around, since tennis seems to be getting a little boring these days... Or is it just me?
I'd rather do something else than listen to uninteresting commentators. Must be a symptom caused by watching Top Gear.
People, you have been told.

El Diablo
08-31-2008, 09:09 AM
I suspect the announcers are encouraged to deviate from tennis. One has to when an event is broadcast about 12 hours a day for two weeks.

Fee
08-31-2008, 09:38 AM
Tracy Austrin has a huge crush on safin, and her knees just about buckled whan Safin gave her the Russian 2 cheek kiss at the champions of the past gathering.

How badly did you want to be Tracy right at that moment?

Fay
08-31-2008, 01:04 PM
To all the people that want quiet commentators that don't talk or banter at all in between points.
Stick to hugging your mute buttons, or shut up and quit complaining and you can all go to the 18th century.
Nothing angers or bores me more than stuffy old commentators who don't want to talk about anything other than what's going on court and then repeat a bunch of lines out of a handbook that can be used in almost any tennis match related situation.
I like hearing personal stuff about the behind the scenes life of tennis players and anything else for that matter.
It's good entertainment all around, since tennis seems to be getting a little boring these days... Or is it just me?
I'd rather do something else than listen to uninteresting commentators. Must be a symptom caused by watching Top Gear.
People, you have been told.

yawn :rolleyes:

Fay
08-31-2008, 01:22 PM
Seriously, if there was some **intelligent** *interesting* commentary on the actual game that was going on I wouldn't mind some informative (non gossipy) comments on the players on the change overs. There certainly is a world of information about modern tennis and game strategy that rarely gets commented upon. Many (not all) of the posts here on TW are far more interesting and intelligently written than what I hear on US television from commentators who have actually played the game. Would never know it from most of what I hear.

tenis
08-31-2008, 05:11 PM
To all the people that want quiet commentators that don't talk or banter at all in between points.
Stick to hugging your mute buttons, or shut up and quit complaining and you can all go to the 18th century.
Nothing angers or bores me more than stuffy old commentators who don't want to talk about anything other than what's going on court and then repeat a bunch of lines out of a handbook that can be used in almost any tennis match related situation.
I like hearing personal stuff about the behind the scenes life of tennis players and anything else for that matter.
It's good entertainment all around, since tennis seems to be getting a little boring these days... Or is it just me?
I'd rather do something else than listen to uninteresting commentators. Must be a symptom caused by watching Top Gear.
People, you have been told.

Maybe you should try "Entertainment tonight", it's on CBS or NBC approx. 6PM .........

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
08-31-2008, 06:06 PM
It's about time somebody outed Jim Courier for the closet case that he is, and it explains his obvious dislike for the women's tour. :?

FastFreddy
08-31-2008, 06:23 PM
I was thinking the same thing it seems that Jim likes Safin a little more than we thought. Tracy was like thats what you think not what I think. Jim is Gay?

ttbrowne
09-01-2008, 06:09 AM
Here's what some of you are missing....

There are a lot of Non-tennis people tuning into the US Open. They don't play, never have played, never will play. They don't know what topspin is. They barely know what Ad means. So, as an announcer and as a network, you can't just ignore half of your audience. They WANT to hear the tidbits about fashion, celebrities, etcetera, Plus the normal tennis talk that we, hardcore tennis players, hear every day.

So, When I hear that Serbian swimming pool story for the upteenth time, I know it's not for me, It's for the other half of the audience who've never heard it.

Djokovicfan4life
09-01-2008, 03:48 PM
It's too bad you don't get the Tennis Channel, Fay. You should hear Jason Goodall, Robbie Koenig, and Doug Adler. They're all excellent!

superstition
09-01-2008, 03:49 PM
It's about time somebody outed Jim Courier for the closet case that he is, and it explains his obvious dislike for the women's tour. :?
BS.

Being gay does not equal hating or devaluing women. I have preferred watching women's tennis over men's tennis for a long time, although not anymore because women's tennis isn't what it used to be. And, as for devaluing women, you'll find that gay men tend to have more female friends than heterosexual men do (although I'm an exception to that rule).

Fay
09-01-2008, 03:52 PM
It's too bad you don't get the Tennis Channel, Fay. You should hear Jason Goodall, Robbie Koenig, and Doug Adler. They're all excellent!

ThanX We were going to get DirectTV when we moved, but we are house sitting and have cable the entire season. Maybe we'll have DirectTV next year (which is the only provider in our area that has The Tennis Channel)!

superstition
09-01-2008, 03:52 PM
I was thinking the same thing it seems that Jim likes Safin a little more than we thought. Tracy was like thats what you think not what I think. Jim is Gay?
Who knows? If he is, he hasn't made it public knowledge.

10sfreak
09-01-2008, 07:42 PM
Seriously, if there was some **intelligent** *interesting* commentary on the actual game that was going on I wouldn't mind some informative (non gossipy) comments on the players on the change overs. There certainly is a world of information about modern tennis and game strategy that rarely gets commented upon. Many (not all) of the posts here on TW are far more interesting and intelligently written than what I hear on US television from commentators who have actually played the game. Would never know it from most of what I hear.
I think the problem with this comparison is that it takes time to type these posts out, but you can't have that kind of dead air-time during a broadcast. They have to say something just to fill the broadcast air...

10sfreak
09-01-2008, 07:43 PM
Here's what some of you are missing....

There are a lot of Non-tennis people tuning into the US Open. They don't play, never have played, never will play. They don't know what topspin is. They barely know what Ad means. So, as an announcer and as a network, you can't just ignore half of your audience. They WANT to hear the tidbits about fashion, celebrities, etcetera, Plus the normal tennis talk that we, hardcore tennis players, hear every day.

So, When I hear that Serbian swimming pool story for the upteenth time, I know it's not for me, It's for the other half of the audience who've never heard it.
I think this analysis is spot-on!

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
09-01-2008, 07:53 PM
BS.

Being gay does not equal hating or devaluing women. I have preferred watching women's tennis over men's tennis for a long time, although not anymore because women's tennis isn't what it used to be. And, as for devaluing women, you'll find that gay men tend to have more female friends than heterosexual men do (although I'm an exception to that rule).

You know what? :roll:

I am so over you and your need to defend everything deemed towards something non-heterosexual it's not even funny. I don't need you to tell me the different traits of gay men. My brother is openly gay and he has schooled me on all what needs to be known.

As for Jamea Courier, Stevie Wonder can see she's gay. I just find it funny of all the times, she argues with commentators, it's only with Tracy Austin, and with the most petty female arguments. :?

superstition
09-01-2008, 07:56 PM
And I am so over stupid posts like that and the other one.

My brother is openly gay and he has schooled me on all what needs to be known.
That explains it.

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
09-01-2008, 07:58 PM
And I am so over stupid posts like that and the other one.


That explains it.

See!!!

What's the big deal? :confused:

Mansewerz
09-01-2008, 08:00 PM
I think the problem with this comparison is that it takes time to type these posts out, but you can't have that kind of dead air-time during a broadcast. They have to say something just to fill the broadcast air...

Were you there for the olympic commentary by Drakulie and NamRanger?

superstition
09-01-2008, 08:00 PM
All I did was rebut your suggestion that being gay somehow makes a guy a misogynist. I am "so over" false attitudes about homosexuality.

It's about time somebody outed Jim Courier for the closet case that he is, and it explains his obvious dislike for the women's tour.

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
09-01-2008, 08:06 PM
All I did was rebut your suggestion that being gay somehow makes a guy a misogynist. I am "so over" false attitudes about homosexuality.

Okay,

For the record, I didn't say that you were implying such, but I wasn't bashing gays whatsoever. I have a huge amount of respect due to my personal connection, along with the WTA tour, but I hate the way Jim Courier comes off. Hopefully one of these years somebody will put him in his place.

SoBad
09-01-2008, 08:14 PM
Short hair is good for Safin, and everybody else too. And Nishikori would be winning slams already this year if he weren't toying with locks like these...
http://aigopen.jp/07/images/player_l/kei_nishikori_l.jpg

improlumens
09-02-2008, 05:49 AM
Anybody remember this?

During the in-studio coverage of Wimbledon in 2001, the anchor announced they were cutting away to Apple Studios for a special live tribute to Andy Roddick making the 3rd round. So they go there and some guy starts this strumming away, really hamming it up with these sappy lyrics to honor the teenaged Roddick. But you don't know who it is yet and slowly they pan up until...

WHOA- it's Courier!

Laughed my a** off!!!

IMO, there has always been something just a little off about Courier. I think he is trying to overcompensate with his studio persona for his lack of attention while he was on the tour in the spotlight of Sampras and Agassi. From his hair and new appearance, to some of his comments about women over the years, Courier really seems to try to push himself as a fun-lovin ladies man. This is a far cry from how he came across back then.

"Oh, she looked good today" - Courier responding to the announcer's comment that Ivanovic didn't look good in her loss to Coin today.

"I don't know her, but I'd like to" - Courier scouting out the player's boxes a few years back and taking interest in a married friend of Hewitt's wife.

By the way, if anybody has the clip of Courier's love song to Roddick, please please post it or a link to it!

dschwa00
03-09-2014, 01:20 PM
Tracy is just sooooo horrific. It is just dreadful announcing. I am surprised the Tennis Channel doesn't have Chris Evert. Could you imagine Chris Evert, Tracy Austin, Mary Carillo and Elise Burgin calling a match????!!!!! Ughhh!!!! I want to watch tennis and hear the ball hit the strings and the court and the only announcer I want to hear is the chair umpire.... Go away Tracy and Chris and Elise Burgin and Mary Carillo.....Please go away and don't come back!!!! :mad: