June 18, 2010

The Game That Wasn't Meant To Be


So much to some people's surprise, I have a real job.  That job gets in the way of things.  Things like the World Cup.  Luckily, technology has allowed me the freedom to record something and watch it when I get home.  I took off a few hours of my day so that I could go home and watch the USA match and then the England match.  However, I still had to make it through the day without finding out the results.  I just won't check twitter, facebook, yahoo, or anything and I should be good right?  That's what I thought.  

I hop in my car to head to a retirement lunch before heading home and I always have my radio set to 97.3 because it's nothing but static and my iTrip adapter for my iPod Touch works well on that station.  I turn on my car and instantly I hear excited yelling and something about a goal I think.  I snap turn it off.  Phew.

I arrive at the restaurant for the lunch and glance up at the TV at the bar without thinking.  I saw a goalpost and net before quickly turning away.  2nd crisis averted.

I sit down at the table and turn to the guy on my right.

"So I'm recording the USA soccer match," I say.  

He replies, "Oh yea?  Isn't the score 2-1?"  

I nervously laugh and say "haha good one."  

Without cracking any sort of smile he says, "no no, I'm serious.  I think it's 2-1 right now."

"Umm wtf dude?  I just said I'm recording it."

"Oh....I didn't hear you say 'recording.' My bad."

"Well at least you didn't say who was winning."

At this point I decide not to preempt any more discussions about it and just hope it all works out for the next 90 minutes before I leave.

20 minutes later, the guy to my left - "Hey so did the USA tie it up yet?"


So I get home and start watching it anyway because I still want to see it and I don't know if that's the final score or not.  At the 60th minute, the recording stops.

"Recording didn't finish.  Satellite lost signal."


The England match failed to record as well.  So I turn to ESPN2 just to watch the remainder of the England match live and that channel doesn't work.  All other channels are fine.

The channel finally fixes itself.....after the match ended.

So it turns out I missed an amazing comeback by the Americans and what should have been a victory.  Awesome.

Posted By TecmoSuperBowl at 11:08 PM


Tags: World Cup USA


OnTheRail15 posted on June 19, 2010 at 04:16 AM


Yuck dude. Saved you a good deal of frustration though.

bellatrix posted on June 19, 2010 at 11:22 AM


i think you can watch the match at any time online on espn3

TecmoSuperBowl posted on June 19, 2010 at 18:23 PM


Sweet, did not know that! Thanks!

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