Why do commentators reference other sports with tennis?

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  1. SuperFly

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    Last night the ESPN commentators were talking about where Nadal and Monfils would play if they played football. They also make loose references to baseball and basketball.

    Why? Is tennis that boring to them? :-?
     
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  2. canadave

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    Wow...this has been a tough crowd on the ESPN announcers!

    They're not allowed to talk about anything but tennis?
     
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  3. SuperFly

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    No, it just doesn't seem relevant to what they are commentating on.
     
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  4. goober

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    They are probably trying to make it more interesting to the general sports fan who doesn't follow tennis closely but does tune in for the US OPEN.
     
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  5. フェデラー

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    uhm nadal probably would be an incredibly well accomplished football player had it not been toni's wanting him to go to tennis.
     
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  6. canadave

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    They're just making conversation. I wouldn't take it too seriously. Besides, have you never looked at a tennis player and wondered how they might do in other sports?
     
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    The poll of "who would be the best football player" was pretty ridiculous. But i'm not going to hate.

    Neither would make a good football player because neither look built to take a hit.
     
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  8. SuperFly

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    No.:-|:-|:-|:-|
     
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    Djokovic could have been one of the best deep sea yougoslavian folk dancer of this era if he hadn't chosen tennis.
     
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  10. ArrowSmith

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    Because ESPN announcers are morons? Tennis should only be compared with other racquet sports like badminton, squash, racquetball, table tennis...
     
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  11. Defcon

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    Football is a stupid sport anyway. Soccer is where its at, and most European players are good at it.
     
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  12. ChanceEncounter

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    Football is anything but a stupid sport.

    If anything, it's the 'smartest' sport because every play is scripted and every game is a chess match.
     
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  13. kimbahpnam

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    i thought football = soccer
     
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  14. kishnabe

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    You know why, It is to pull the football, baseball, soccer fans into watching tennis!! Radomly a guy/girl turns on the tv to espn in order to see what;'s going on. They talk about monfils being a football player, that person gets intrigued about what they're talkinh. They see monfils and nadal gush out like warriors and get somehow addicted to the sport. They do this on purpose, it happens even to the best of the hardcore fans.
     
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