Chris Fowler please shut up

Jack the Hack

Hall of Fame
I like Fowler, he is doing a great job. I'm not sure about Evert though, she is not that good at commentating.

It's obvious here that you either love or hate Fowler. I actually like him, but I can see why others aren't as fond. I've grimaced at times with some of the things he's said, especially his comments about the physiques of certain players and the occasional factual blunder.

Regarding Evert, she's said her fair share of dumb things also. For instance, last night, they were discussing Tomic's chances if he ends up meeting Federer in the 3rd round. Evert mentioned that they had played each other last year in the Aussie 4th round, and that "it was a very tight match." What? The score was 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 and most people concede that Federer completely outclassed Tomic. (That match was about as tight as Evert's... memory.)

However, I prefer Evert so far to Navratilova and Shriver. Both of those gals are always imposing their own nervousness and mental frailties onto the players they are commentating about. Mary Carrillo is like nails on a chalkboard to me. The only two women I can think of that are solid are Mary Jo Fernandez and Lindsey Davenport.

Brad Gilbert (for his wackiness), John McEnroe, Darren Cahill, and Jim Courier are my favorite commentators. Mats Wilander, Andre Agassi, and Lleyton Hewitt are also good when they go behind the mike. And finally, he's only done it in short stints (like during a studio interview in a tournament), but I bet Andy Roddick would be a fun commentator also. He's got a pretty dry sense of humour and lots of experience, so I think he'd do a good job.
 
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LaneMyer

Rookie
Fowler needs to be fired from doing tennis. He knows nothing about tennis and is overly critical of everybody. I think I would rather listen to Dick Endberg and that is saying a lot.

incorrect. I'd put his level of recall up there with anyone which is saying something for a guy who only works in tennis part-time. He might not be all that knowledgeable when it comes to breaking down footwork or something technical, but that isn't his job. That's why there are analysts.
 

rufus_smith

Professional
Fowler if fine. He just needs to paired with someone who is energetic, enthusiatic, edgy and/or quick-witted. None of the ESPN commentators have this, imo. They all seem detached from the match and are hoping to get it over with so they can sleep.

Robbie Koenig and Jason Goodall seem excited about the match and are willing to say whatever pops in their heads.

oh well.
 

NLBwell

Legend
I think he does a good job. One thing, though is that you just get tired of hearing the same people saying the same things over and over again, year after year. Even though C. Evert isn't a very good commentator, it was good to get her different perspective for a while. Same with Justin Gimelstob, he brought out insights to the game that others didn't.
It's good to change commentators to get different points of view.
 

smoledman

G.O.A.T.
The American talking heads are all horrible except for Courier(big suprise). I much prefer the Aussies or Robbie/Jason.
 

smoledman

G.O.A.T.
Fowler if fine. He just needs to paired with someone who is energetic, enthusiatic, edgy and/or quick-witted. None of the ESPN commentators have this, imo. They all seem detached from the match and are hoping to get it over with so they can sleep.

Robbie Koenig and Jason Goodall seem excited about the match and are willing to say whatever pops in their heads.

oh well.

Jason & Robbie are constantly orgasmic over great shots(oh yes!!!!) and Robbie has a penchant for saying outlandish things(the last time we saw one of those, God was a boy).
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
Fowler is ok for someone who's only part time. He pisses me off a little when he insinuates things like injuries, but he's ok. Agree with most, Evert is not very good. BG knows what he's talking about, but his nicknames **** me off so I don't like him. PMac is not bad. At least he's energetic without the Gilbertisms. Cahill is by far the best of the ESPN crew though.

But like most people, Robbie and Jason are my favourite commentators.
 

SLD76

G.O.A.T.
I like Fowler

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oh you meant chris fowler? no, he can go
 
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