Thursday, August 16, 2007

Bad call

Usually I'm pretty quiet in the press box (kind of), but when Beckham lined up his free kick, I just thought out loud, "He's not going to make it."

Greg Daurio harumphed. "He's not? Ok, let the record state Andrea's prediction."

In for a penny, in for a pound, I added, "Yep. No goal here, folks."

"Wow!" The whole pressbox, even the cynical and grizzled among them, reacted when Beckham scored. Then they set about mocking me a little bit.


Xanthippas said...

Ha...I am thinking that if you're going to confidently predict someone won't make a bending free kick into the corner of the net, you might wait to pick on someone other than Beckham. But I guess you know that now!

Anonymous said...

I think you did a very good job of galvanizing them together. You made them care a little. If you hadn't put them all on the offensive or defensive they wouldn't have bought into the moment as much. Thus you probably souped up their reaction to the goal.