ESPN = Fantastic coverage -- if you have TiVo

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by borisboris, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. borisboris

    borisboris Semi-Pro

    Feb 19, 2004
    Well my wife re-subscribed to Tivo in Nov which allowed me to tape the Masters. The tennis coverage of the Aussie Open was really first rate. I watched so many Tivo'd matches that other tennis players were wondering about. Hey at least ESPN replayed the Final - though edited for time constraints -- name another Sport with Majors that are aired twice in 24 HRS!!!!! Chris Fowler is an absolute natural at the desk - geez he goes from the National Champ to the Aussie Open and is never missed a beat. I Tivo'd the trophy presentation -- something very special - to be hailed in the media as the best ever - evern by Laver - then to win the slam in Laver Arena then to have Laver present seemed overwhelming. Only one player in the world has had a moment like that - no one else can imagine what they would do in the same situation.
  2. eagle

    eagle Hall of Fame

    Sep 16, 2004
    Kona, Hawaii
    I don't have a Tivo but I do have a LiteOn hard disk drive and DVD recorder. No capability to read ahead on programming but at least no monthly fees. :)

    I've recorded a lot of tennis matches with it since Wimbledon. One of these days, I'll offload them to DVDs.

    It was good to sleep through the finals knowing that I can watch it later at my leisure. :)

  3. Geezer Guy

    Geezer Guy Hall of Fame

    Feb 17, 2005
    Big Canoe, GA
    Yep - I'm a big fan of watching Tennis on TIVO myself. I very much enjoyed the Men's Doubles finals that followed the Women's Singles Finals. I'm glad I had modifed my end-time to record an extra 1.5 hours.
  4. Ace&Gary

    Ace&Gary New User

    Jan 2, 2006
    Ace: We don't understand why so many people are compaining about ESPN. We had the Dish DVR recording 5-7 hours of tennis every day. I think ESPN did a great job on a tennis open on the other side of the globe.

    Gary: P.Mack and Grandpa Munster know a lot about tennis.

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