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Maria Sharapova to serve as NBC correspondent at Sochi Olympics
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13-Nov-2013 02:34 PM
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RE: Maria Sharapova to serve as NBC correspondent at Sochi Olympics
A sign of the beginning of the end... maybe?!?!?!
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RE: Maria Sharapova to serve as NBC correspondent at Sochi Olympics
(13-Nov-2013 02:46 PM)toshiroh Wrote:  A sign of the beginning of the end... maybe?!?!?!

Is this your wishful thinking toshiroh - like when you predicted that Masha never could be a champion on clay?

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Do you have anything which can support your speculation?
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RE: Maria Sharapova to serve as NBC correspondent at Sochi Olympics
From a strictly tennis point of view this puts a lot of pressure on Maria to perform well in Australia and Paris.

After Paris she has a long break before Indian Wells. Last year she made the final or better at every event between Indian Wells and the French Open except for Rome.
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RE: Maria Sharapova to serve as NBC correspondent at Sochi Olympics
(13-Nov-2013 02:46 PM)toshiroh Wrote:  A sign of the beginning of the end... maybe?!?!?!
Joining a major TV network from USA to cover the Olympics.
That's actually a beginning, isn't it?
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RE: Maria Sharapova to serve as NBC correspondent at Sochi Olympics
(13-Nov-2013 02:46 PM)toshiroh Wrote:  A sign of the beginning of the end... maybe?!?!?!

go take a hike !
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RE: Maria Sharapova to serve as NBC correspondent at Sochi Olympics
This is definitely a boon for Sharapova and her Sugarpova candy, a lot of face time. But, for NBC, seeing as the Olympics are a huge ratings grabber, sometimes higher than the Summer Games, I wonder how much of a benefit having Maria does for the ratings, if any, especially considering it's an American audience, and the last time many viewers saw Sharapova was during the Summer Games representing Russia.

Must say, interesting decision on NBC executives end.
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RE: Maria Sharapova to serve as NBC correspondent at Sochi Olympics
(13-Nov-2013 02:46 PM)toshiroh Wrote:  A sign of the beginning of the end... maybe?!?!?!

Maybe She is preparing for life after Tennis

Wonder what the Docs say about her shoulder.

Usually when current players start commentating

it means something.
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RE: Maria Sharapova to serve as NBC correspondent at Sochi Olympics
(13-Nov-2013 04:16 PM)MashaFan Wrote:  
(13-Nov-2013 02:46 PM)toshiroh Wrote:  A sign of the beginning of the end... maybe?!?!?!

Is this your wishful thinking toshiroh - like when you predicted that Masha never could be a champion on clay?

[Image: sharapova-french-open-trophy-ap.jpg]

Do you have anything which can support your speculation?

I honestly don't care either way, to be honest. She could leave tennis right now and call it a career and I wouldn't think twice about it. And I doubt I said she would never win on clay. Probably said unlikely... but never... show me the proof of that.
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RE: Maria Sharapova to serve as NBC correspondent at Sochi Olympics
(13-Nov-2013 10:43 PM)Calvy Wrote:  This is definitely a boon for Sharapova and her Sugarpova candy, a lot of face time. But, for NBC, seeing as the Olympics are a huge ratings grabber, sometimes higher than the Summer Games, I wonder how much of a benefit having Maria does for the ratings, if any, especially considering it's an American audience, and the last time many viewers saw Sharapova was during the Summer Games representing Russia.

Must say, interesting decision on NBC executives end.

Yea when she got her azz waxed and over 9 million people watched.
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RE: Maria Sharapova to serve as NBC correspondent at Sochi Olympics
(13-Nov-2013 11:42 PM)RJD11 Wrote:  
(13-Nov-2013 02:46 PM)toshiroh Wrote:  A sign of the beginning of the end... maybe?!?!?!

Maybe She is preparing for life after Tennis

Wonder what the Docs say about her shoulder.

Usually when current players start commentating

it means something.
I haven't heard anything about her shoulder and obviously I was very late in learning she was going to be a commentator!

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RE: Maria Sharapova to serve as NBC correspondent at Sochi Olympics
Maria is after my job! She is a commentator/correspondent.
Cry

As if that was not enough, she gets to carry the torch too.
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RE: Maria Sharapova to serve as NBC correspondent at Sochi Olympics
Sharapova makes a marquee appearance in the Winter Olympics for our sport, which is a summer one, in what is actually her home town, Sochi, and people find it another excuse for trash talk. Some folks need to give factionalism a rest, and appreciate other things. For example, that her pride of place in the torch carrying was a coup for tennis; and that Maria makes a perfect cross-cultural ambassador between US and Russia, in this moment.
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RE: Maria Sharapova to serve as NBC correspondent at Sochi Olympics
Is that photo really Maria's? She looks very different.

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RE: Maria Sharapova to serve as NBC correspondent at Sochi Olympics
(09-Feb-2014 01:19 AM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  Is that photo really Maria's? She looks very different.

It's a glamorous photo, but did you miss the Opening Ceremonies?
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RE: Maria Sharapova to serve as NBC correspondent at Sochi Olympics
Yes, I missed.

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RE: Maria Sharapova to serve as NBC correspondent at Sochi Olympics
(09-Feb-2014 01:38 AM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  Yes, I missed.

Too bad. It was a proud moment for women's tennis on the international sports stage.
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