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ohplease
05-19-2006, 05:59 AM
Paul Goldstein is ESPN's guest blogger during the French:

http://insider.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?name=goldstein_paul&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab4pos1&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fesp n%2fblog%2findex%3fname%3dgoldstein_paul%26lpos%3d spotlight%26lid%3dtab4pos1

Tchocky
05-19-2006, 06:54 AM
I hope his blog is more entertaining than he is....a lot of pressure to match Tursunov's blog.

dubsplayer
05-19-2006, 07:27 AM
What's he going to write about after he loses in the first round?

jamauss
05-19-2006, 11:46 AM
What's he going to write about after he loses in the first round?
ROFL - that's what I was thinking, too. I guess they'll have him blog about tennis in general and other things on tour. Otherwise, the threads about him losing to Spadea or some #200 ranked player will get boring even for tennis fans.

At least he's a good writer though - or at least has a good editor. ;)

superman1
05-19-2006, 05:12 PM
It's not a blog about him. He makes a big argument for why tennis is so much more pure than any other sport. No contracts, no guarantees, you have to win matches to make money.

Fee
05-19-2006, 08:36 PM
Whether your name is Goldstein (journeyman at best) or Agassi (legend at worst), if you lose in Round 2, you receive the same amount of prize money. No favorites here.

Well, yeah, except for the guaranteed appearance fees that some players get. How much did Agassi get to show up for the LA tournament? How much did Paul get?

Shabazza
05-20-2006, 12:57 AM
Well, yeah, except for the guaranteed appearance fees that some players get. How much did Agassi get to show up for the LA tournament? How much did Paul get?
still, you have to show up and play a match, at least ;)

travlerajm
05-20-2006, 01:06 AM
The only time I saw him play on TV was when he played Cecil Mamitt in the boys 18s Kalamazoo finals, if I recall correctly. Then the next year he was a frosh when I was a senior - he sat behind me in in Black Lit class.

arosen
05-20-2006, 02:46 PM
Goldy is right about the pressure to perform, even with all the endorsements, Agassi has to win matches to get his ranking high enough to get another shot at a slam. When Safin goes to play some Joe Shmoe, he has his reputation on the line, and it goes down the drain when he gets kicked out in the first round (see Hamburg results). Tennis is tough.