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BreakPoint
02-03-2006, 12:06 PM
Is ESPN showing the Davis Cup tie next weekend between the U.S. and Romania? I couldn't find it on their schedule. But I did notice something for Sat. and Sun. only on the OLN (Outdoor Life Network)? Is that correct? Why would ESPN not cover the Davis Cup? :confused:

Dan007
02-03-2006, 12:09 PM
They cover every U.S.'s davis cup matches.

ChipNCharge
02-03-2006, 12:10 PM
Is ESPN showing the Davis Cup tie next weekend between the U.S. and Romania? I couldn't find it on their schedule. But I did notice something for Sat. and Sun. only on the OLN (Outdoor Life Network)? Is that correct? Why would ESPN not cover the Davis Cup? :confused:

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=82139&highlight=espn+davis+cup

Ronaldo
02-03-2006, 12:14 PM
Looks like TTC will broadcast the US/Romania tie live starting Friday at 2 pm and 5 pm.

GRANITECHIEF
02-03-2006, 12:19 PM
Great, so no USA v Romania on TV but we get to see Germany v France. Not that i mind, but come on, which would have higher ratings. Germ v Franc = 1%. USA v Romania = 1.5%.

GRANITECHIEF
02-03-2006, 12:21 PM
""Upcoming Tournaments
Davis Cup I - February 10-12

Day Time (PST)
TIE TBD (LIVE) Friday 11:00 AM
TIE TBD (LIVE) Friday 2:00 PM
TIE TBD (REPEAT) Friday 5:00 PM
Sebastien Grosjean, Richard Gasquet and France travels to Germany to take on Tommy Haas, Nicolas Kiefer, Rainer Schuettler, and Alexander Waske. This is the seventh meeting between the two nations with France holding a 4-2 lead in the series to date, although we have to go back to 1938 to find the last time that Germany was successful. France recorded a 5-0 victory in the two teams' last meeting in France in 1996.""

TTC website says nothing about USA, only Germ France.

Moose Malloy
02-03-2006, 12:29 PM
"ESPN has dropped its Davis Cup coverage, ending a 26-year year run covering the competition. The Tennis Channel will televise the first-round tie starting on Friday, February 10th at 2 p.m. Eastern time and continuing Saturday at 4 p.m. Eastern time and Sunday, February 12th starting at 2 p.m. Eastern. If you do not get The Tennis Channel, please call your local cable provider or visit The Tennis Channel web site for a state-by-state list of where the network is available."

http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=14649&bannerregion=

FuriousYellow
02-03-2006, 12:36 PM
I just checked my TiVo, and there are two Davis Cup 1st Rd. matches scheduled on Outdoor Life Network (OLN) on the 11th @ 1pm and 12th @ 11am.

Volly master
02-03-2006, 12:45 PM
I just checked my TiVo, and there are two Davis Cup 1st Rd. matches scheduled on Outdoor Life Network (OLN) on the 11th @ 1pm and 12th @ 11am.

ahh i see that cool and i set up my comcast DVR to record it =), so i get to see something at least, wahoo !

BreakPoint
02-03-2006, 12:50 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=82139&highlight=espn+davis+cup

Thanks for that link. I guess I missed that thread a few weeks ago.

This is really sad since I don't (and can't) get The Tennis Channel. :( I'm sick of DirectTV not having TTC!!! :mad:

Dan007
02-03-2006, 03:53 PM
Damn it!!!!!! ESPN has just messed up eveything. Let's hope that ESPN doesn't get to cover the U.S. open right after USA'S contract is done.