Why did ESPN have to go ruin the Gulbis v Djokovic match by putting Chris Fowler in the commentary booth???? He just won’t shut up. He even talks over Darren Cahill when Darren’s trying to um, talk about the match.
The worst part was when Chris started asking a bunch of leading questions about Djokovic’s sportsmanship. When Darren demurred, Chris would start answering them himself. He railed on and on about Novak’s past retirements in Davis Cup, comments he made two years ago in a press conference, and what Roger and Nadal say about him “behind closed doors.” I love gossiping as much as anyone (and Novak’s a good target), but it’s totally inappropriate for the “color” commentator to bash a player nonstop for two straight games. I tried to stop him by yelling “shut the f*#k up!” at the screen, but of course he didn’t listen.
Even Darren’s not immune to my wrath tonight: he picked Gonzo to beat Roger tomorrow and then wouldn’t stop talking about it. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but thank God for Luke Jensen!
Here’s a piece of not-so-friendly advice, ESPN commentators: Save your dumbass, off-topic comments for your BLOGS!!!