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Running Wimbledon thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

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  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Had the exact same reaction. It amazes me how many competitive tennis players appear to be in really iffy physical condition.
  3. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Oops. Wasn't thinking straight. Too giddy about Djokovic's win.

    Maybe next year.
  4. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Lindsay Davenport lost 30 pounds. Kvitova's only 21.
  5. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I'm not saying her career's over. I'm saying a pro athlete probably shouldn't have muffin tops.

    Tennis has a long history of players -- both men and women -- who decide maybe they should try to get into decent shape and then suddenly they dominate the sport. Then they lose interest and fade again.
  6. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    She's not /that/ fat.

    I wonder what kind of environment she came out of, with the rolls and the bad teeth. Now she has the means to work on both.
  7. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Myskina? Seriously? Strangely exotic look, but about a light year from "hottest tennis babes."

    And she retired in 2007.
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Breakfast at Wimbledon on life support.


    ESPN on the verge of gaining complete coverage rights to Wimbledon.

    Thank goodness.
  9. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Maybe the days of any sporting event being on OTA TV are numbered. Would be ashame.
  10. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Djokovic ate Wimbledon grass after the match.

  11. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    In 2011, NBC still showed semifinal matches on tape delay, and they came back from commercial breaks many times in the middle of a game.

    They don't deserve the tournament.
  12. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    The Murray-Nadal semifinal match was live in the Eastern time zone. NBC got lucky that the Djokovic match went a fourth set. In recent years, they have made more of an effort to go live when feasible. But I don't understand their rolling coverage window during the week.

    Frankly, I am SHOCKED that an OTA network will devote five days (19 hours) of afternoon daytime program to tennis in a single week. It sort of made sense in the days when Wimbledon was on HBO, because that was available in a relatively small number of homes and a lot of us missed out. But just about any basic cable/satellitte service has ESPN2. I'm surprised NBC does anything other than the weekends. With American men all but out of the picture in the last 5-6 years, it's not much of a ratings jackpot.

    No OTA network is going to bump its top stuff --- like morning shows like Today -- for sports. Not even during the Olympics. The other things simply have a much broader audience.
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