Why is it that ESPN hates us tennis fans so much? What have we done to them? Well, whatever it is, now they’re getting their revenge. They have hired Justin Gimelstob to do sideline reporting for the Rogers Cup in Montreal. To add insult to injury, the ‘Stob has been slammed in the past for his overt criticism of the WTA Tour. So what does he do? He inaugurates his ESPN2 debut with a full endorsement of on-court coaching. Hello, ass? Meet Justin’s lips:
Yo, Gimmie: Take some word-punching tips from Mary Jo’s new co-anchor Todd Harris. Ac-cen-tu-ate, dahlink. It will help you in your new-found career. Which reminds me that it’s so nice to see the network make the smart move of moving Harris from sideline to match commentator. I feel the love, and it hurts. Not in a good way either. ((Ouch!))
And let’s not overlook the fact that ESPN2 failed to dump the tape of Srebotnik-Ivanovic to go back to live coverage of the Ferrero-Nadal match which (spoiler) ended in a second set tiebreak. Instead, fans were treated to this piece of classic ESPN2 tiebreak coverage:
Yes fans, ESPN is obviously on a directed mission to ruin the sport of tennis.
Remind me: Where’s the mute button?
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