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2022 FIFA World Cup

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Bruce:

--- Quote from: thspfc on December 18, 2022, 03:46:18 PM ---
--- Quote from: Bruce on December 18, 2022, 01:33:04 PM ---An exciting end, despite France looking utterly lost for the first 70 minutes.

Third best game I've watched this year, behind the MLS Cup and CCL Final. Was worth the 7 am wakeup.

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Iíll take even the worst WC final over the best MLS Cup final.

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The MLS Cup final was even more insane. Bale getting a 128th minute header to send it to PKs, where a backup goalkeeper who had only played once in the regular season got a shutout. The only mark against it was that the Cinderella team were on the losing end.

Road Hog:
FOX Sports ending with "Argentina wins! Now on to the NFL" kind of sold the coverage short. FOX cheaped out from the get-go.

formulanone:

--- Quote from: Road Hog on December 19, 2022, 02:28:46 AM ---FOX Sports ending with "Argentina wins! Now on to the NFL" kind of sold the coverage short. FOX cheaped out from the get-go.

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They probably only budgeted enough time to deal with two extra times and PKs, and suddenly it's noon. Would have been nice to have 5-10 minutes of post-game, but...but...[looks around at 95% of America]

JayhawkCO:

--- Quote from: Road Hog on December 19, 2022, 02:28:46 AM ---FOX Sports ending with "Argentina wins! Now on to the NFL" kind of sold the coverage short. FOX cheaped out from the get-go.

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Don't forget the whitewashing of human rights atrocities in Qatar.

NWI_Irish96:

--- Quote from: JayhawkCO on December 19, 2022, 01:36:04 PM ---
--- Quote from: Road Hog on December 19, 2022, 02:28:46 AM ---FOX Sports ending with "Argentina wins! Now on to the NFL" kind of sold the coverage short. FOX cheaped out from the get-go.

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Don't forget the whitewashing of human rights atrocities in Qatar.

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FOX was in a tough spot on two counts. First of all, they didn't sign up to televise a November-December World Cup. They had obligations with both the NFL and FIFA that had to be met. They knew the time difference would mean low viewership during the week, but then it got moved to a time when the weekend games, which they were counting on to make their money, were up against college and pro football.

As for the whitewashing, they told the whole story, just not right before/during/after game broadcasts.

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