After the cut is a convo with our friend (and resident bracketologist) Chris about NBC‘s choice for men’s semi-final French Open coverage. I’m gonna side with the programmers on this one; they went with a the “no-name” match — showing Soderling/Gonzalez instead of Federer/Del Potro — and they shouldn’t get skewered for it.
CP: how could nbc show gonzo vs. soderling and not fed vs. del potro?
TSF: because federer is boring and soderling is the toast of this french?
CP: i know they both went 5 sets but if they’re gonna show CP: one of the 2, you think they’d go with fed
CP: people would tune in to watch fed
CP: not soderling
CP: or do you think it was live on east coast so they got the whole match?
TSF: people are pissed if they show the big names
TSF: and pissed if they don’t
TSF: these programmers get screwed either way!
CP: and we here on west coast got the match edited
CP: well, they said it was one of the better 5 setters theyd seen in a long time
CP: but i think more people would want to watch #2 vs. #5 than #12 vs. #23
CP: or if they were going to edit us, why didnt they just edit both matches for west coast?
CP: show us both!
TSF: hmm should i try to see if someone has a copy of fed/del potro?
CP: im sure it’ll be showing on tennis
CP: i dont have to see it, i just thought it was frustrating
CP: or a weird choice
CP: maybe they were hoping thered be some oncourt drama with soderling and gonzo