Wednesday, June 25, 2008

For good measure, mix in some of the anti-Turkish/immigrant sentiment in Germany right now

Imagine if the NFC championship game was between the Giants and the Bears. Now pretend that Chicago, down by seven, score a touchdown with 2 minutes left in the fourth quarter. But then miraculously, New York airs one out and connects on the very last play as time expires.

Now picture the chaos that would ensue if the national television feed for the game went down and no one in New York or Chicago or anywhere saw the results.

That’s basically what just happened in the Turkey-Germany Euro Cup game. There were 2 goals in the 86th and 89th minutes and no one saw them because the international signal went dead. ESPN was guessing the outcome the game based on the team’s fans reactions outside the stadium.

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