Readers of this blog know that I am quite restrained in public expression, but it is all I can do to keep from letting loose a string of invectives regarding the National Broadcasting Company.
We have already discussed how frustrating it was that those of us who live in the U.S. did not get to see the Nadal-Soderling match live. And today, we were deprived of seeing both the Gonzales-Soderling and Federer-Del Potro matches live.
At least one (and perhaps both) of these matches were available live on ESPN 360, but I cannot access ESPN 360 because my ISP is Charter, another entity that that has occupied a top slot on my hate list for some time.
I am so sorry, NBC, that Andy Roddick and James "the fake" Blake were not in today's semifinals. They weren't, and they probably never will be, but perhaps you have heard of Roger Federer? Here were two of the biggest matches imaginable, and I have to follow them on an electronic scoreboard, and watch them on television after the fact.