Bodo - Why does this man still have a job?

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  1. nadalbestclass

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    I usually don't like his columns, but I'm not entirely sure, why he's Bi***ing so much. He pretty much insults Novak, Melzer, Murray and Nadal.

    To summarize:
    1) It's annoying that Nadal is playing well on clay. He hasn't done much since Tokyo and was "bruised and battered" by Djokovic(were we watching the same match?)
    2) Djokovic ain't winning **** on clay.
    3) Murray's not taking down Rafa.
    4) Melzer is a tool.
    5) Ferrer can only beat an injured or baby Rafa.
    6) Don't bother watching the Final on Sunday.
    7) Except Fed and Djoko the rest of the ATP are a bunch of pilgrims.
    BUT my FAVORITE
    8) Fed can still beat any player on any given day. Don't think so? Well you have clay for brains. :lol:

    Cry me a river Bodo.

    http://espn.go.com/espn/print?id=6360616&type=blogEntry
     
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  2. niff

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    Bodo thanks you for 200 more page clicks.
     
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  3. Tyrus

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    And you're beginning to peel the layers of the onion that is sports journalism.

    It's entertainment, his job is not to jerk you off.
     
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    notice the similarity?
     
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  5. nadalbestclass

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    Sports journalism is writing for ESPN like a butt hurt moron? Not saying he has to be fair, but how about acting like a grown-up?
     
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  6. tenis1

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    Nothing new. Bodo is a tool with no tennis knowledge. This is known fact for some time now.
     
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  7. Tyrus

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    If he didn't write anything that irked you, then he would be just another bland writer. The man's had a fairly long career.

    I'm not justifying him or even saying I like him, just saying that he writes that way because it draws ire and at the end if the day entertains you.

    its like a half assed version of a Fox news pundit if you think about it. You're not supposed to like them but thats why they're so popular.
     
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  8. Kunohara

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    Bodo is the Fedace of journalism.
     
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  9. beast of mallorca

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    Bodo is a sensationalist writer. He writes something up to stir fans, whether Rafa, Rog, Djoko etc. He is the Simon Reed of America.
     
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  10. Tyrus

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    THAT'S what i was trying to say!
     
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  11. Macro80

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    Bodo or Chodo?
     
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  12. MichaelNadal

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    Lol. Epic win man.
     
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  13. Lefty5

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    Feeling a little sensitive are we? He sounds like Fox news compared to the mainstream pro-Obama media. A little counter opinion is always welcome. Nothing worse than Gilbert and Mcenroe and every other commentator swinging on Fedal's nuts everytime they step on court.
     
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    Peter Bodo and most of his tennis collegues at ESPN sports are probably the worst tennis journalists Mother Marjorie has witnessed over the past 25 years.

    Aside from their robotic, knee-jerk, reactionary premonitions, they have typically attempted to usurp tennis history with their bloated egos and fictitious story lines.

    One example would be the Jon Wertheim story about Serena Williams being the greatest female tennis player ever. It was one of the worst written, worst researched articles Mother Marjorie has ever read. The article totally excluded weaknesses in Serena's historical comparisons with the true greats of the sports because it didn't support Wertheim's flawed judgment.

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    Independently of whatever journo says, and much as I admire his forehand and wheels, Nadal's dominance is not good for the sport, it devaluates a bit the excitement the clay season could potentially bring.

    I wish guys with the tools to face him, like Andreev or Davydenko, would have been able to step it up a notch, or some new clay whiz-kid came blazing through the junior ranks to challenge the top dog. Maybe if Dolgopolov's team can carry him a bit further...
     
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    The only thing that surprises me about this article is that Bodo didn't find a way to get ANOTHER jab in at Kim Clijsters in the process.
     
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  17. NadalAgassi

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    Bodo is a fool with no tennis knowledge at all. His articles are nothing but pure comedy. I still remember when he predicted Hingis to sweep in and dominate at #1 again when she first came back in late 05/early 06 since in his words the Williams were out of it, Davenport was a nothing choker, Mauresmo, Clijsters, and Pierce were flakes, and he didnt even bother to mention Henin or Sharapova who would end 2006 #1 and #2 as it turned out. Of course Hingis briefly made the bottom of the top 10, was dominated by all the big names, make a few slam quarters but no further, and took many early exists to unknowns in slams, then retired again having been unable to stay even in the bottom of the top 10 for long.
     
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    I know this guy is really disliked here, but to be honest there is a lot of truth to what he is saying. Please point out the inaccuracies that he is stating in this article.
     
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  19. Omega_7000

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    Even though Bodo is a band-wagoner, he has a point about nobody being able to take down Nadal...Besides Djokovic & Federer who can come even remotely close to taking a set off him let alone beating him on clay?

    There is always a chance that some bright young star might do it...but as of now, there is no one!

    What happened to DelPotro & Soderling? Injured?
     
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    LOL...thanks for the synopsis...couldn't read the garbage when he first started talking about Nadal.

    LOL...Is melzer a tool now...I bet he changed his stupid tune right now!
     
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    Soderling has some knee issues as far as I know.

    Don't know about Delpo, he probably wanted to chill a bit.
     
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  22. onyxrose81

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    Delpo was playing for weeks in a row. He needed a breather.
     
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  23. bluescreen

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    Ha ha, Bodo gives me quite a laugh. I never really know what his agenda is (maybe just to **** people off?). I used to think he was anti-Federer, but now I think he's really just anti-dominance. He just doesn't want the sport to be too predictable.
     
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    Bodo is a very intelligent writer who has a flair for literary allusion, Bruce Levine however has to learn to stop tugging himself to camera and drop a few tonne.
     
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  25. BigForehand

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    oh he dissed nadal and now u mad?

    look at your screen name then go cry somewhere else
     
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    Bodo is awful but I don't think this is one of his worst works. This article is just a bug whine, but Bodo is capable of much more nonsense than this.
     
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    I agree. Sometimes he goes pro or con on an issue, but that's to keep us still reading and talking.

    Bodo is no fool. He's smart enough to mix it up instead of staying with one player religiously.

    I've seen a lot more truth in his articles than many of the others who are simply advancing their guy, and their agenda.
     
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    Was that some sort of an attempt at an insult? Try again.

    Re the screen name, I love looking at it, it allows me to think about federerbestclass a few times a day and lol.
     
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  30. nadalbestclass

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    I suppose I agree with a lot of the posts here. He is trying to bring some sort of shock value and entertainment. However, working for ESPN one would think he's be more witty about it, write pieces that are better put together and well researched.

    If it's dominance he's against why not root for someone like Murray or Melzer or Ferrer. Instead he calls the rest of the tour pilgrims. Oh wells nothing new for him anyway.
     
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  31. Devilito

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    Bodo ruined Petros' book. It was so boring a dry. At least Andre was smart and got a Pulitzer prize winning author to write his not some total hack
     
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    I read that, didn't bat an eye.

    Every sport has bloggers who write about all sorts of things. Why is it in tennis that everyone freaks out about it? Bodo is some grumpy oompa loompa writing this in his bed after watching Sex & the City on TBS. Who cares what he thinks?
     
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    LOL!

    A Nadal **** complains about Bodo cuz (for a change) Pet's complaing about Nadal and not Federer. LMAO!

    Please please Pete, don't go with the times, Pete. Nadaltards want you to keep pretending that Nadal is still the underdog who needs that extra sympathy underdogs get :lol:
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  34. lemon

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    Me sees nothing wrong with that.
     
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  35. nadalbestclass

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    NOte only one of my points insults Rafa, the other 8 are related to other players. I'm not upset about what he's saying, as much as how he's putting it. I already stated before, he write like a fanboy writing on a forum, rather than a journo. Anyway, *******s on here are harsh, Bodo's a clown.
     
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    Thanks for the summary. I think there is some truth in point #1, though. Of course, Nadal's scars may have healed already. It remains to be seen, when he next faces Novak. But don't you agree that in the second set today against Andy, there were some flashbacks of what Rafa went through against Novak in IW and Miami? It seemed uncharacteristic to me, the way he let the set slip away from him. As if there are some components of the Nadal machinery that are not working properly.
     
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    Pete Sampras never struck Mother Marjorie as being a very intelligent human being. He was socially retarded and walked around the tennis court with the stature of a dumb jock.

    He's one of those retired pros you just wish would stay in seclusion so the tennis world doesn't have to be bored any further. Oh, and his man carpet is disgusting. Just disgusting. People that hairy shouldn't be allowed to play sports.

    Hope his children get Bridget's brains (and that's hoping for a huge miracle).

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  38. Dilettante

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    Yes, we're seeing an uncharacteristic Nadal a little bit too often. And today it happened on clay.
     
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    Didn't know Mother Marge liked girly men :shock:
     
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  40. PONG

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    I agree here. The article was quite factual if anything.
     
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  41. Pozarevacka

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    I don't know how the discussion got to this, but, you are acting like Petros was walking around like this:


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