Is it ever going to change ???

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by StupidCupid, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. StupidCupid

    StupidCupid New User

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    Whenever A Dick was in a tournament, ESPN never failed, with all their might, televise his matches, LITERALLY, from 1st round to wherever he reached. Same cases when the Williams played too.

    I know if they are in the final that's not avoidable. Otherwise, I REALLY WANDER if ESPN understands that tennis is an International sports with INTERNATIONAL players who have varied talents / skills / other appeals that any avid tennis fans WILL BE interested in viewing them in action.

    And also, to you all at USTA (if you had influenced this arrangement at ESPN), is this the best you can do to promote tennis ? ALSO, if A Dick stays as one of the top American despite what he rank will be, say for the next 5 - 8 years, is the chance of switching on the TV and seeing him in it more than 75% (as long as he is still in the tournament) in the next 5 - 8 years, like how it has been ?

    ESPN, did you conduct any research to find out what the characteristics of TENNIS VIEWERS, who, really is the reason why your tennis programs exist, are ?
     
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  2. Phil

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    I take it you don't care much for Andy Roddick.
     
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  3. The Franchise

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    Nope. Know why? Because lots of people, including myself, like to watch "A Dick" play as you so eloquently put it.
     
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  4. mlee2

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    I see you got the Stupid part of your moniker correct.

    Seriously, even if Roddick was proven to be an incarnation of Satan, what the hell do you expect?

    You can b!tch and moan about his game all you want but he's the No. 2 player in the world AND he made the final.

    His showings on ESPN are MORE THAN JUSTIFIED.
     
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  5. StupidCupid

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    You all need not feel insecure and jump to conclusion quickly. I seriously think there are more people who likes A Dick than hates him in this particular online community. I don't think those who post negative comments about him neceassarily hates him. However, some people would eat a particular type of burger, and I mean just one particular type of burger everyday for 5 - 8 years, if they find it nice at the beginning and at the same time say they are great BURGER fans. Which is a great trait.
     
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  6. speedofpain88

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    Good burger analogy lol ... like others said his showings on espn are definitely justified, and ESPN seems to be showing more tennis and more players than before so it shouldn't be too big a deal.
     
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  7. ibelieveinliquidmetal

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    I don't know he might have a little point. I fell asleep on all of Roddick's matches this week. I really wanted to see pim-pim. He's got a big serve too!
     
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  8. C_Urala

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    Russian TV also shows mostly Russian players. That's why we see pretty much of women tennis and almost none of men's.
     
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  9. Vlad

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    C_Urala, do you have NTV+ and Eurosport? Last time I was there (last summer) they had excellent US Open coverage, including all of the matches on center court + Russian players. They showed enough of Roddick, Henin and Federer.
     
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  10. Vlad

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    And BTW what is Metreveli and Dmitrieva saying about Marat these days?
     
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  11. C_Urala

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    No, I have only Sport TV, which is free.

    Metrevelli and Dmitrieva comment for NTV+ and for NTV, which shows only selected parts of NTV+ coverage. On SportTV, there is a guy Zborovky (sort of) and he is much worse then those two. Actually, I can like their job, if Metrevelli didn't repeat 'crazy shot' that often. You know 's-sh-u-ma-s-shedshii udar' with his Georgian accent. Last comment I heard was Dmitrieva saying about the girls. She said that their success is sort of unexpected, because all that was done by authorities is that they didn't interfere.
    I'd also like to know what Tarpishev thinks about Safin.
     
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  12. AndyC

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    I don't think there's anything wrong with ESPN showing all of Roddick's matches from the first round to the last. After all they do have to support the best home player don't they? Sky and BBC in the UK do exactly the same with all of Tim's matches. To the extent that they will cut away to his match regardless of what other match is on (the only saving grace being the multi-satellite interactive feed which u can access to continue watching the ongoing match they cut away from). However I do think that showing Roddick replays over current matches going on is a bit much though.

    Frankly with Roddick making so many finals himself recently it would be difficult not to have to watch him.
     
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  13. Kevin Patrick

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    I understand your complaint StupidCupid, but feel it is more relevant to say Espn's tape delayed coverage of the Aussie Open. They had the opportunity to show live tennis there, but mostly chose to show Roddick on tape delay. As far as their coverage of Toronto Masters Series, their (mostly live) coverage times were decided before the tournament. The tournament director chose to put Roddick's matches(on center court) on when Espn was on the the air live, so you got to see all his matches live. You also got to see all of Fed's matches live. Roddick & Federer are 2 of the most popular players in the world who happen to be ranked 1 & 2, most tournaments always schedule them on center court at times when there is TV coverage. So I don't think Espn is just having an american bias, Roddick is really popular & tournament directors recognize that.
     
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  14. rommil

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    Well as long as it's Federer that's playing against Roddick in the final then at least the ESPN viewers will see the difference between their game.
     
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