Thursday, August 18, 2011
Might as well!
ESPN "sports broadcaster" Chris Fowler brings entirely too much speculation, scuttlebutt, innuendo, partiality and outright foolishness to tennis commentary. While he's certainly not alone, his sneaky delivery just makes it nastier.
Sounds like these insipid reality shows to me!
Take this morning prior to the start of the first Western and Southern Open match. He found it necessary to go in on Serena Williams withdrawing from the tournament yesterday with a "mysterious toe injury," and "yet she could go on a roller coaster ride. Huh?!?!?!
And went on to talk about others who are out, including Kim Clijsters, seemingly accepting their reasoning for being out as legitimate; I'm guessing because they had not been to a theme park. All the while sporting a Cheshire Cat grin and laughter that I'm guessing supposedly makes it okay.
I'd have more respect for the guy if he just came straight out and said he didn't believe that Serena has an injury than to punk out behind silly suggestives.
New commentator please -- fifteenth request!