Thanks NBC, and thanks Wimbledon. Thanks for again banding together to try and ruin the sport. If that’s your combined intent, your combined goal, you are really doing a helluva a great job!
I woke up today – a Fourth of July Holiday no less – looking forward to some men’s semifinals action from Wimbledon, but instead on ESPN right now I’m getting Williams sisters doubles, and over on NBC, well, I won’t even go there. How could I have forgotten that we are late in a European Slam and than means NBC takes over by usually going to tape.
So leave it to NBC to again screw over American tennis fans. And also to Wimbledon/Slams for allowing this garbage to happen. Recall just a month ago NBC didn’t go live with either Nadal v. Djokovic or Federer v. Monfils.
This time, again no live men’s semifinal coverage – at least not on my TV, not right now – of Roger Federer v. Marat Safin and likely Rafael Nadal v. Rainer Schuettler. From my listings NBC doesn’t even come until noon, at which time both semifinals will likely be over (I think Federer/Nadal could win 6-0 in sets today). And ESPN. Well why the hell are they even on if they cannot show live singles? Juniors? Seniors? Sorry, but I’ll pass on the Williams doubles. At least give me some Fed playing croquet.
Obviously NBC needs to either get the hell out of tennis or start doing the sport justice by fully committing to televising the French Open and Wimbledon tournaments fully live, not just the finals. Unfortunately I’d imagine neither is going to happen anytime soon. Guess I have good reason now to go out and by some fireworks.
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