Old-fashioned commentating

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by David_86, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. David_86

    David_86 Rookie

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    Does anyone here miss the style of broadcasting from 20 years ago?

    I only get BBC, so I have to put up with Sue Barker. She seems too pleasant. She laughs at everything, and when she reads from the monitor it's like watching a really awful actress.

    I think commentators have become too informal. Sometimes they seem to hardly be paying attention to the match they're watching. In the more dramatic matches, it's seems like they're desperately trying to come up with a single line of commentary that'll be remembered forever.
     
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  2. skip1969

    skip1969 Legend

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    in my perfect world, i am sitting in front of a huge hdtv, and all i can hear is the sound of the ball being struck, and the applause, and the voice of the chair umpire as he calls out the score.

    in my real world, i live in the states, which means that all i hear is the sound of a bunch of no-nothings rambling on and on, and saying very little that is worth remembering.

    (*sigh*)
     
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  3. galactico

    galactico Banned

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    agree, but sometimes if you watch a boring game, say like karlovic v roddick, the commentators don't say ****.....suits me fine.

    commentators don't know **** no more, ****, we had tim henman critisising roddick today, that's insulting
     
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  4. certifiedjatt

    certifiedjatt Banned

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    this is probably the greatest observation i have come across on TT! seriously.
    this is why you hear things like "mathematical genius" and "immortal" and "defy the laws of physics" and the all too common "ballet like footwork " and "placed himself emphatically in the pages of tennis history". almost all of them have been about federer. and it just pisses me off, critically. they just want to top each other's descriptions of a player's achievements/shot-making. which is why the adjectives are becoming more and more ridiculous. it's disgusting.
     
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  5. Muzzafan

    Muzzafan Rookie

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    I'd rather have british coverage than american with the complaints I see on here.
     
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  6. theduh

    theduh Semi-Pro

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    I love Jason Goodall and Robin Koenig(sp?). Both knows how to stfu and when to comment.
     
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