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tytan
09-04-2005, 11:08 AM
what a question to ask Hewitt in front of a full stadium!!
credit to Hewitt for answering that with tact and grace.

akj27
09-04-2005, 11:09 AM
I know, what a dumb *****, I hope she gets fired.

Rataplan
09-04-2005, 11:09 AM
What question?

West Coast Ace
09-04-2005, 11:12 AM
What question?Tracy Wolfson. And she asked Lleyton right after the match what he was going to do now that Dent had exposed all his weaknesses.

As I said in the other thread, she better use her looks and marry a rich guy.

For everyone who thinks Hewitt is a jerk, he handled it very well. I don't think anyone could have complained if he'd just walked off the court. Hopefully CBS will dismiss her and have someone give Hewitt an apology.

Andy Hewitt
09-04-2005, 11:14 AM
IM SO MAD!!!! Grr!!!!!! HOW RUDE!!!! lol... anyway, I kinda missed then question but i picked up something like "weakness" then i heard the crowd go "OOOOHHHH DAAAAAMNN!!! SLAP HER!!!!"

Rataplan
09-04-2005, 11:15 AM
Thanks for the reply. I did not get to see that part.

What a stupid question to ask after a difficult 5 set match in a slam tournament. I hope she gets at least a bit of trouble for this.

slice bh compliment
09-04-2005, 11:18 AM
Yeah, you could tell her "shaken your confidence and exposed your weakness" line was meant to be direct and to the point. She wanted to be a hard-hitting journalist. Poor kid just wanted to impress someone. Someone ought to ask her that very same question right about now.

ANyway, yeah, the crowd gave an awkward laugh.

Lleyton showed a good bit of character there [insert emoticon for reluctant praise].

Objective Danny
09-04-2005, 11:18 AM
After which the bimbo said, "The crowd is behind you." Since when did an American crowd pull for Leyton Hewitt?

The bimbo panties are in a wad because Hewitt defeated her fair hair boy.

Now, If Hewitt refuses her future interviews he's a jerk.

West Coast Ace
09-04-2005, 11:20 AM
IM SO MAD!!!! Grr!!!!!! HOW RUDE!!!! lol... anyway, I kinda missed then question but i picked up something like "weakness" then i heard the crowd go "OOOOHHHH DAAAAAMNN!!! SLAP HER!!!!"Of course because it was Hewitt CBS probably won't do anything about it. If it were Agassi, Roddick, or heaven forbid one of the Sisters, she'd already have been escorted off the grounds.

backhander
09-04-2005, 11:22 AM
That was a tactless and dumb question to ask someone after a tough 5-set match. What an idiot. I think she was trying to be cool and act all pro-US player the way the crowd was during the game. Great to see that the NY fans didn't eat it though and they booed her question.

Also nice to see that Hewitt acted gracefully about it.

Breaker
09-04-2005, 11:26 AM
Wow I see why Hewitt is so defensive about everything now! I don't think any other player would be asked that at the end of a long 5 set match. Oh well Hewitt can handle it hes not as bad of a guy as people make him out to be.

Dirk Diggler
09-04-2005, 11:27 AM
ha ha ha, I lover her for that question. Yeah baby

sauternes
09-04-2005, 11:27 AM
For those of you who didn't hear the question:

1 on 1, on court interview:

Tracy: He shook your confidence, he exposed the weakness in your game, does that concern you as you head into the the second week of the tournament?

(crowd starts to boo immediately after th question)

Lleyton: (starts to smile, looks lke he's going to laugh for a second) Um, no, I feel pretty confident, I hit the ball well when i needed too, and uh, I'm not too worried.

(Crowd still booing the question, some clapping for Lleyton's answer)

Tracy: Well, it looks like the crowd's behind you. Good luck, congratulations.

(Tracy pulls foot from her mouth)

The announcers (Mary and JMac) sounded surpised, and even commented that Tracy asked a "difficult" question, and that Lleyton handled it "graciously".

tytan
09-04-2005, 11:31 AM
what an ignorant and mindless *****...this Tracy. there's a time to ask the hard-hitting questions...for God's sake, you're covering a tennis event. from the looks of it, don't think she'll be getting any chances to ask the real hard-hitting questions...

Objective Danny
09-04-2005, 11:33 AM
You could tell McEnore didn't care for it. But he didn't want to critize a colleague on air. I wonder what he said during the commerical break.

West Coast Ace
09-04-2005, 11:35 AM
You could tell McEnore didn't care for it. But he didn't want to critize a colleague on air. I wonder what he said during the commerical break.Rhymes with 'itch'...

BreakPoint
09-04-2005, 11:39 AM
Yeah, Hewitt had so many weaknesses that he won the match. I only wish my game was that weak. :rolleyes:

Objective Danny
09-04-2005, 11:46 AM
Rhymes with 'itch'

More than likely what he said rhymes with Bunt.

West Coast Ace
09-04-2005, 11:49 AM
More than likely what he said rhymes with Bunt.You may be right. And if that was the case he probably had to explain what it is to Dick Enberg.

Objective Danny
09-04-2005, 11:51 AM
Yeah, Dick doesn't get out very much. "Oh My!"

gugafanatic
09-04-2005, 11:52 AM
Hewitt does not really have any major weakness in his game. Other then his speed and return of serve he lacks that one big weapon required to beat all but one player. Roger Federer.

Objective Danny
09-04-2005, 11:59 AM
Right! In this same venue Hewitt took down the man no one beats in a final, Big Bad Pete Sampras.

Craig Sheppard
09-04-2005, 12:15 PM
WOooooooooooooow for as much as I hate Lleyton's "Come On's" I have to hand it to the guy for taking a question like that so smoothly w/ a smile. He's a pretty cool cat. Hope I don't see any more of that little weasel reporter anymore--she might be doing tank-side play by play in Baghdad by next week if she keeps that up all weekend. Although she is a hottie...so she probably has gotten quite a few breaks along the way. MUuuuuuahahaahaha....

Matthew
09-04-2005, 12:17 PM
Yea I thought Lleyton handled it well and with a little bit of wit. Did anyone else think that Lleyton was trying to hit the autographed balls out of the stadium?

Objective Danny
09-04-2005, 12:31 PM
Everytime I've seen Lleyton in front of a microphone he handles himself like a professional. Today was no different.

The bimbo should go back to the E Channel.

goober
09-04-2005, 12:40 PM
Tracy Wolfson. And she asked Lleyton right after the match what he was going to do now that Dent had exposed all his weaknesses.

As I said in the other thread, she better use her looks and marry a rich guy.

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Stupid question, but that is what you get when you have non-tennis people asking the questions. She is a general sports reporter who obviously has no clue about tennis. They are not going to do anything to her other than *maybe* not assign her to anymore tennis coverage.

BTW she is already married. :p

Vince
09-04-2005, 01:40 PM
I agree that it was a very rude and stupid question to answer. I could tell she didn't even think before she asked that question.

Hewitt handled it well though so that's good atleast

West Coast Ace
09-04-2005, 01:41 PM
BTW she is already married. :pI hope he has a good job or inherited a lot of cash... and I hope she makes up for a lack of brains and class to him in another way, if you catch my drift...

brinkeguthrie
09-04-2005, 02:12 PM
that had to kill Mac. NOT criticizing someone. THAT COMMENT WAS THE PITS OF THE WORLD. HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT? heheh

brinkeguthrie
09-04-2005, 02:13 PM
Tracy Wolfson is in her second year as a reporter for CBS Sports' coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. She was named the lead reporter for the Network's coverage of college football in 2004. Wolfson also served as a reporter for late night and weekend broadcasts of the 2004 U.S. Open. She also serves that role on Auto Racing, Skiing and Rodeo.

Last year she was host of "The NCAA Tournament Show presented by Spike TV" for the final two weekends of the tournament. Wolfson began her career at CBS Sports in 1997 as a Researcher, working on U.S. Open Tennis, the 1998 Winter Olympics and the 1997 NCAA Final Four. Prior to CBS, she served as an anchor for the Madison Square Garden Network on Sports Desk and Talk of our Town, and was a reporter for College Hoops, Angles, Metro Soccer Report and Tee to Green. Wolfson worked for ESPN as Host/Reporter covering U.S. Open Golf, college football and Arena Football (2002-03).

She began her on-air broadcasting career in 2002 at WZBN-TV in Trenton, N.J. as a sports anchor, reporter and producer. Wolfson also has worked for Oxygen Sports, Long Island News Tonight and News-12 Long Island. She received the New Jersey State Soccer Coaches and Mercer County Soccer Media Awards in 2001. Wolfson graduated with a degree in communications from the University of Michigan and currently lives in New York City with her husband.

Objective Danny
09-04-2005, 02:21 PM
Translation: She's a quota hire!

West Coast Ace
09-04-2005, 03:00 PM
Translation: She's a quota hire!And you forgot: eye candy.

skip1969
09-04-2005, 03:15 PM
Tracy Wolfson gives much weight to the notion of banning all on-court interviews . . . FOREVER. They're pretty useless. Who the hell wants a microphone stuck in your face 20 seconds after you've shaken the umpire's hand, by some twit who is INEVITABLY gonna ask you the same **** you get asked after EVERY bleeding match.
Just let the players grab their bags and hit the showers.

Objective Danny
09-04-2005, 03:44 PM
The question/comment come up during Llyeton stit down interview.


"Q. What did you think of the question that CBS asked you on court afterwards? Was it a cheap shot?


LLEYTON HEWITT: It was a strange one. I think when you put people out there that don't have too much idea about tennis.

Polaris
09-04-2005, 03:49 PM
The question/comment come up during Llyeton stit down interview.


"Q. What did you think of the question that CBS asked you on court afterwards? Was it a cheap shot?


LLEYTON HEWITT: It was a strange one. I think when you put people out there that don't have too much idea about tennis.

Props to Hewitt for telling it like it is. Looks like he took pity on her. If it had been McEnroe or Nastase instead of Lleyton Hewitt, things might have become interesting for Tracy Wolfson. :D .

newnuse
09-04-2005, 03:51 PM
If it was McEnroe or Nastase, I don't think she would have asked the question.

ACE of Hearts
09-04-2005, 03:55 PM
She looks like a *****, one of these irritating *****es,i hope she really gets some kind of punishment :mrgreen: , stupid *****!

shiny
09-04-2005, 05:10 PM
I think all the non-ex-tennis-player interviewers are crap! OMG they say the stupidest damn things! If they didn't have McEnroe and Courier I would mute the damn tv.

This last axe wipe after the Sanguinetti/Schrichaphan match actually asked him "How much further do you think you can go?" in the tournament right after he won. Christ, that's rude. That's like asking someone who just finished the New York marathon why they didn't win it.

skip1969
09-04-2005, 05:19 PM
I think all the non-ex-tennis-player interviewers are crap! OMG they say the stupidest damn things! If they didn't have McEnroe and Courier I would mute the damn tv.

This last axe wipe after the Sanguinetti/Schrichaphan match actually asked him "How much further do you think you can go?" in the tournament right after he won. Christ, that's rude. That's like asking someone who just finished the New York marathon why they didn't win it.

That "axe wipe" is none other than everyone's favorite fool, MR MICHAEL BARKANN! Thank you, ladies and gents.
And if you can find a more insipid sideline reporter anywhere . . . I'll let Davide Sanguinetti lend you Andy's Mojo!

gully
09-04-2005, 05:20 PM
I agree that the interviewer's question was thoughtlessy combative, and that Hewitt's response was poised.

But why all the venomous name-calling? "B****"? "C***"? "Bimbo"? "She looks like a *****"?

So, she asked a question inappropriately -- got booed for it, got called on it. Fair enough. BUt is this is a reason to go all schoolyard on her with the name-calling? Let's grow up a little.

Smashlob
09-04-2005, 07:00 PM
I was in that crowd today, Hewitt impressed in that after match interview; his response to her first question "What challenged you today?" was witty, "Taylor did." and drew a laugh from the crowd. I thought he handled that question gracefully and I hope that reporter gets fired.

When she said the crowd was behind him, that was the dumbest thing I've heard; there were claps after first serves in the net.

And to the person thinking he was trying to rocket the balls out of the stadium, the answer is that he was trying to reach a group of fans dressed in yellow that came out to support him in the upper decks of the stadium. He hit to the left, and then just short of them.

West Coast Ace
09-04-2005, 07:55 PM
I agree that the interviewer's question was thoughtlessy combative, and that Hewitt's response was poised.

But why all the venomous name-calling? "B****"? "C***"? "Bimbo"? "She looks like a *****"?

So, she asked a question inappropriately -- got booed for it, got called on it. Fair enough. BUt is this is a reason to go all schoolyard on her with the name-calling? Let's grow up a little.You really can't figure it out? It's because she's there because she's hot and female - she has no clue about tennis. And she won't get fired - because it was Hewitt she might get a raise.

If you don't like the rhetoric on this Board, leave.

FREDDY
09-04-2005, 08:36 PM
i bet she doesnt even know what tennis is about.

sinatra161
09-04-2005, 08:40 PM
Tracy Wolfson is in her second year as a reporter for CBS Sports' coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. She was named the lead reporter for the Network's coverage of college football in 2004. Wolfson also served as a reporter for late night and weekend broadcasts of the 2004 U.S. Open. She also serves that role on Auto Racing, Skiing and Rodeo.

Last year she was host of "The NCAA Tournament Show presented by Spike TV" for the final two weekends of the tournament. Wolfson began her career at CBS Sports in 1997 as a Researcher, working on U.S. Open Tennis, the 1998 Winter Olympics and the 1997 NCAA Final Four. Prior to CBS, she served as an anchor for the Madison Square Garden Network on Sports Desk and Talk of our Town, and was a reporter for College Hoops, Angles, Metro Soccer Report and Tee to Green. Wolfson worked for ESPN as Host/Reporter covering U.S. Open Golf, college football and Arena Football (2002-03).




She began her on-air broadcasting career in 2002 at WZBN-TV in Trenton, N.J. as a sports anchor, reporter and producer. Wolfson also has worked for Oxygen Sports, Long Island News Tonight and News-12 Long Island. She received the New Jersey State Soccer Coaches and Mercer County Soccer Media Awards in 2001. Wolfson graduated with a degree in communications from the University of Michigan and currently lives in New York City with her husband.

Now all we need is her social security #!So we can track her down and beat her with L.H.'s raquet!

snowpuppy
09-04-2005, 08:40 PM
haha, if it was Mac it would've been like "Are you stupid or something? Answer the question!!!"

ACE of Hearts
09-04-2005, 08:46 PM
Maybe she gave Dent some anal :mrgreen: , whateva the case, i wish LLeyton smacked her with the racquet and yelled come on! :mrgreen:

goober
09-04-2005, 09:33 PM
I agree that the interviewer's question was thoughtlessy combative, and that Hewitt's response was poised.

But why all the venomous name-calling? "B****"? "C***"? "Bimbo"? "She looks like a *****"?

So, she asked a question inappropriately -- got booed for it, got called on it. Fair enough. BUt is this is a reason to go all schoolyard on her with the name-calling? Let's grow up a little.

Welcome to internet forums. People say things they would never say in real life because it's an anonymous forum. Telling people to grow up is pointless.

devila
09-04-2005, 10:58 PM
Yeah right. We're supposed to believe that the Superman Hewitt only got beaten by Federer the Perfect Human.
Hewitt had not so factual things to say in his life. He wasn't torn apart because the fans here didn't like his opponents. Poor boy suffers so much.

hduong
09-04-2005, 11:59 PM
That was one of the most rude and stupid question I have ever heard. I was like, WTF, did that just come out of her mouth? Hewitt is one of my least like players on tour but even he didn't deserve that. I agree, she was a dumb ***** for asking such a question.

gully
09-05-2005, 03:48 AM
You really can't figure it out? It's because she's there because she's hot and female - she has no clue about tennis. And she won't get fired - because it was Hewitt she might get a raise.

If you don't like the rhetoric on this Board, leave.It's a rhetorical question, ace; the asker knows the answer, but asks the question for a purpose. I found the name-calling even more senseless and crass than the interviewer's question that prompted it. And no, I don't have to leave what I don't like; I'm free, as are you, to criticize other member's rhetoric if the situation warrants, as dozens of posts every day here suggest.

janipyt05
09-05-2005, 04:50 AM
oh my gosh that was a bit rude and uncolded for since he did win the match must hav done something rite iam not a hewitt fan but we need him for the game he is exciting to watch and diffrent. and she should hav had some tack.

Ravi
09-06-2005, 04:10 PM
I think the worst post-match broadcast-to-the-stadium question was by that old blowhard Tony Trabert to L Davenport after her US Open Final loss to Venus some years back...first question -- "Boy your serve really let you down today"

Not really a question now is it? Not really anything but terribly rude & cold to someone who just suffered what was I'm sure a quite emotionally devastating loss. And you can't excuse it to tennis ignorance, I think it was just Trabert being dim.

But tennis players' emotions are out there for the media to play with in a much more upfront way than other athletes' are. For example, after the last out of the World Series, it's about 20 minutes of showing the winner's celebration before they cut to the hallway outside the losing team's locker room, who sends their most composed and media-savvy player to answer the "Well it was a great season, you must be proud of getting this far" softballs. I remember Smoltz tackling this job for the Braves.