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Old 10-15-2012, 12:08 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by LaneMyer View Post
Enberg is nearly 80 so obviously that's a factor. But he gave a match that 'main event' feel just with his voice and credibility alone. He's tennis' Vin Scully. He didn't really stop, he does play by play for SD Padres games now which means we get Bill Macatee and Ian Eagle for the CBS televised slams...which is fine. I like Macatee a lot. Eagle has no personality and I'm fairly certain he's a robot, but he's technically sound. I can understand why some wouldn't like Brad Gilbert. I prefer him in the actual commentating on match role or the side-court whisperer role as opposed to the studio or outside of the stadium at the desk - role where he turns into a carnival barker.

I also forgot to mention Jim Courier who sparingly commentates now. I'd like to see him more as well. I know he has Davis Cup commitments and I know international broadcasting companies use him for majors as well, but if he could takeover the slams for the gigs that Mary Carillo lands here in the US I'd be pleased with that.
I know Enberg still commentates SD Padres games. I meant it was good for him to stop commentating on tennis. I never found Enberg to be all that exciting personally, but I guess you'd have to be older than me to get the nostalgic main event feeling. I'm the same way about Bob Cole. A bit off topic here, but he's a hockey commentator, and he's been around a while so he makes more mistakes than he used to, but he's Bob Cole, and when he commentates, if you don't get excited, IMO you don't have a heartbeat.
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