Shriver: Nadal pulling out short from his bum:Annoying!!!

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  1. DoubleDeuce

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    Sitting with PMc, Gilbert and Evert on ESPN TV, she said that with Gilbert clapping for her!! She said it should be outlawed as annoying to eyes!!!

    Muahahahahahaaaaa
     
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  2. Clarky21

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    Pam Shriver should be outlawed herself. Her commentary is awful,and she has a old witch face to match. Maybe we need James Blake to tell her off again. She certainly deserves it.
     
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    Pam Shriver is soo quick on the uptake, waiting how many years to notice this! Let's face it, Rafa has very OCD tendencies on court. He's by no means the only player to have OCD tendencies, but one of the most predictable.

    I'm surprised that yet another thread needs to be started about Rafa's "famous ass".
     
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    My, how current of her! Many of us have been offended by his tic(kling) since '05.
     
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    funny. i thought it was Wolfman Jack who was...
     
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    Better late than never
     
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  7. Nadalfan89

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    Pam Shriver is possibly the most incompetent sports commentator in the world.

    Never before has a commentator been so abrasive that an athlete told him/her off WHILE IN A MATCH.
     
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    GREAT when do we ship the Nadards then?
     
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  9. SwankPeRFection

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    Abrasive is good. I'd rather have that than someone who's always fronting on the humble pollite side of things until they're losing and then act all childish. (i.e. Rafa)
     
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    Does your view include people who would be the same way with Fed?
     
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    Act all childish?

    Federer cries when he wins AND when he loses. The guy wore a golden "15" that was made before he even won the 15th GS and constantly gives ridiculously backhanded compliments that Fed fans seem to ignore.

    Don't throw rocks in a glass house.
     
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    Absolutely. It would be about anyone really. If I agree with the abrasive attitude or say of somone, then it doesn't matter who the receiver is. Fact is, Nadal bugs me with his time wasting. Other things I like about him, but not once would I be scared to tell it to his face if he could respect an opinion. Then there are things that Roger can't do right and I would tell him the same thing.


    As for the crying... meh, if you want to cry, go for it. I probably wouldn't cry if I won a major or any kind of tour final, but that's me. I'd be happy as heck, but I most likely wouldn't cry. I don't cry when I'm happy. Some people do... maybe Fed is like that. We all know he has a shy and sesitive natural demeanor. That's probably why he cries. I'm pretty sure he won't cry if you stole his lollipop, so no, he's not being childish when he cries, lol.
     
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    As one astute Nadal fan observed several days ago, the journalists are ever so subtly starting to turn a bit on Nadal. It happened to Fed as well...when you fall a bit, the false adulation disappears and people start saying what they are really thinking.
     
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    nike does that marketing hype all the time. nadal gets a shoe made specifically for the late rounds of roland garros the year in which he falls short?

    [​IMG]
     
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    This post makes no sense. There are 4 championships on those shoes,and by then he had won 4 RG. If there were a 5th trophy on there what you say would make sense,but there isn't.

    And those shoes are hideous,and Nadal's 2009 RG outfit was the ugliest slam kit he has ever worn.
     
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  16. TennisDawg

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    If annoying is the criteria then Pam Shriver should be outlawed from commentating on tennis! Most irritating commentator of them all, she talks like she won 10 grand slams in her career. "Venus shoul do this, Serena should be in better condition, don't know why Roger is not being more aggressive" It's annoying that she was inducted into the Tennis hall of fame, now that's annoying.
    3 commentators that should go out to pasture, Shriver-Carillo-Dick Endberg but I think he may have retired as a commentator.
     
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    This woman is an absolute joke, seriously nobody cares about her so she tries to seek attention. She should stfu with that hideous face of hers.
     
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    i was replying to a post stating that federer had a jacket made prior to winning his 15th major.

    i was merely shedding light on nike's marketing hype by showing they did something very similar for rafa, which was making something for him to wear prior to getting the result. although he was wearing a different colorway throughout the first few rounds, he was supposed to wear the turqoise/pink 1.3s when he got to the semifinal/final of the FO. instead, he was ousted in the 4th.

    can you draw similarities now? it's not like federer had the 15 monogrammed on the jacket he wore throughout the tourney, he only put it on afterwards.
     
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    They gave it to him after he won Championship point. It not like he had it with him all along.

    Though Nike should not have done that.....that was disrespectful to Roddick!
     
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    I didnt say it's news. I found it funny that they talked about it on tv.

    And you guys dont quite understand TV. This was pre arranged by ESPN. If you watched at the same time that Shriver was saying those words they were shoing close ups of Nadal picking his butt.

    And, BTW I like the whole ESPN team. They are different from each other and each have good and bad points. Shriver is no exception. I remember at the FO or AO she made Vania King sing by the court side and that was beautiful.

    Most of you guys are whiners.
     
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    yeah, what do you expect of a group like Shriver, PMc and Gilbert. Shriver needs to first address the fact that she's equally if not more annoying.
    Cahill's commentary is the only one that doesn't grate on the senses.
     
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    Roddick had to stand there after the most devastating loss in his life and watch Federer parade around in a jacket with a golden 15 on it.

    Then in the speech, Fed had the audacity to console Roddick with a "I know the feeling" remark.
     
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    So did you make some extra cash in the challengers in Europe?
     
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    They do that with every sport. They usually have one for both teams. They then donate all the ones they made for the losing team to some country in Africa...
     
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    She is indeed. But she makes a valid point. If all she said was that its 'annoying' then she's being generous to him, because its pretty disgusting, particularly when he sniffs his fingers and then rubs his face afterwards.
     
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    No,I still don't get what you're trying to say because the pic you posted has his 4 wins on them(2005,2006,2007,2008),and not a 5th,which is what his winning in 2009 would have been. I have never seen Nadal wear anything that already has a win posted on them for him,or even after the final if he actually did win. Fed had that 15 jacket with him,even though he had not even won the title yet. Nadal has not done that in his entire career that I know of.
     
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    I agree. She was nothing but a lady about it. Just as I've been nothing but a gentleman with what I've said about Rafa. There are much worse things I could say about Rafa than I do. But I choose not to out of respect.
     
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    You can catch the whole thing on ESPN OTL - the whole discussion (and show today) was about grunting and during the round table you had Gilbert, Evert, Shriver and McEnroe for about 12 min. When Shriver went to the "other" annoying habits ESPN went to the tape and the Rafa butt picking and face touching follow up. Gilberts reaction was classic as was Everts both laughing.....Gilbert almost fell out of his chair. Awesome stuff from all 4 - gotta love Shriver:)
     
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    Why is she getting hated on for this? She's only speaking the truth. Rafa has nasty habits. I feel sorry for the person having to shake that hand after the match.
     
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    I don't even notice it anymore. Anyone that's been watching Rafa all this time that still looks at his ass while he picks it has serious issues.
     
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    Rafa's got serious issues. The camera has to turn the other way to avoid these disgusting routines Rafa has. We shouldn't have to tune out these habits when watching matches. Rafa needs therapy.
     
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    Truth. He's been doing it so long it's like it's become part of the wallpaper or something. I just don't notice it anymore,either.
     
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    i believe it's toilet paper he needs..
     
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    You nearly killed me there :D
     
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    And since you're so obsessed with his butt-picking,you should be the first to volunteer to help him with his problem. Seems like you would rather enjoy it considering how much you talk about it.
     
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    You're welcome Dr. Phil.
     
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    The man has money-why can't he get some pants/athletic supporter that fit him????
     
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    Rafa actually behaves very well when he loses. For sure better than Fed.

    A lady?. I haven't watched it, but someone talking about someone else's ass... and particularly a woman about a man's, isn't quite what I'd call being a lady... Think how it would look if it was a guy talking about a woman.

    It fits him. It's clearly just compulsive behaviour.
     
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    Just watched the video of that, so players can actually hear the commentators? :-?

    They should be quieter...
     
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    This.

    Really, truly, this.

    Including Pam.

    Some of y'all are ... how do I put it? ... weirdly obsessed.

    :?
     
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    I'm sure you're not deliberately lying but that's simply not true. The post match video clearly shows a silver-haired guy who runs out to Fed, giving him the jacket just before the presentation ceremony starts.
     
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    Because he is a disgusting human being. Picking of butts, sniffing of fingers, wiping of faces. Whats next putting his fingers in his mouth?
     
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    He may not have had the jacket directly on him,but what I meant was they had it ready for him after the final. Don't you think even having that jacket at all was a bit presumptuous? He had not won the title yet,and still he had that jacket ready to go.
     
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    And how does that reflect on Fed, which is what you're really implying. Whether you agree with Nike's marketing strategy, or don't like the company's idea of a milestone marker, it remains Nike's decision and not Federer's.

    How do you think Sue Barker knew to ask him about a tiny 15 on the back of the jacket? Because obviously Nike told the broadcast media about it ahead of time in order to milk the most out of it. As a marketing person, it's very easy to see how the company was thinking

    Edit: and as someone pointed out earlier, this is not exactly a piece of marketing unknown in other sports and done by Nike and other major sports endorsers
     
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    Her feminazi b.s. is grating.
     
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    Please tell me -among tennis commentators, who has won 10 Grand Slams. JMc? Maybe. If you include doubles. But, and I would agree she wasn't the lead in the partnership, look at her GS tally -22.

    She has more bona fides than people give her credit for.....
     
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    That is why she is still on the air. If she were that bad, and so many people were complaining openly about her, she would be gone.
     
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    Do you have a mute button, or off button? Use them then.
     
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    Since you clearly don't know how companies work, and take every opportunity to market themsleves, I'll explain it to you.

    Take for example the NFL and two superbowl teams. Both teams already have hats, shirts, etc made out that say, "Superbowl Champions". Same thing with MLB, NBA, etc. Each locker room is also filled with champagne, food, music ready to blast away, etc.

    This is called being prepared. Players have no say in the matter.
     
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