Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Jim Courier just joined the list of lazy, stupid commentators
No surprise, I know. He just suggested that all players either change the suffixes of their last names, or--if there are more than eight letters in a last name--use their first names only on the tour. Of course, it was kind of a "joke," but he emphasized that pronouncing names needs to be "easier for us." Once again, the names are not that hard to pronounce, if you bother to learn how to pronounce them correctly. And again, Courier, McEnroe, Fernandez, and their ilk are being paid extremely good money to talk about the players--that would include pronouncing their names correctly. And finally, it is just plain rude to not bother to correctly pronounce someone's name.