NBC Coverage & What happened to Brazil

NBC Coverage & What happened to Brazil

Post by David Wut » Tue, 23 Jul 1996 04:00:00


To those who have been complaining that NBC is too focused on
US results remember that they are only broadcasting to a US
audience.  Other countries carry their own broadcasts.  Although
I would prefer to see other countries, I understand that TV is
business - that is why advertisers in the US paid big $$.  They
want US viewers to see their ads.

If you want to see other countries, try attending some events.

Now, for those complaining about poor comentaries, limited sports
coverage even when US is competing, etc.  I agree.  There is room
for improvement.  However, I don't think any broadcast can please
even a simple majority of viewers given such diverse interests
and preferences.

So... let's get this newsgroup back into sports discussions.
What happened to Brazil in futebol vs Japan?  Did I see the score
correct - Japan 1, Brazil 0 ???  Anyone hear what happened to
futebol's version of the Dream Team??

David

 
 
 

NBC Coverage & What happened to Brazil

Post by Alexandre Loureiro Madurei » Tue, 23 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> So... let's get this newsgroup back into sports discussions.
> What happened to Brazil in futebol vs Japan?  Did I see the score
> correct - Japan 1, Brazil 0 ???  Anyone hear what happened to
> futebol's version of the Dream Team??

> David

Well, I talked to my brother back in Brazil and he told me that
Brazil attacked a lot, but was extremely unlucky. Japan, on the other hand, put
their 11 players on the defense and in a good move was able to score (with the
help of the brazilian defense).
That's what make, in my opinion, soccer such a great sport. There is NO Dream Team!!
The best team in the world can be defeated by a lousy one ( I'm don't mean here
that Brazil is the best or that Japan sucks ).

Anyway, for those who support Brazil, there is no reason to despair. The team is
VERY good (I saw them in Giant Stadium last week), and I'm sure that the
players will wake up after this last sunday.

Alex.

 
 
 

NBC Coverage & What happened to Brazil

Post by gerry lop » Wed, 24 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> So... let's get this newsgroup back into sports discussions.
> What happened to Brazil in futebol vs Japan?  Did I see the score
> correct - Japan 1, Brazil 0 ???  Anyone hear what happened to
> futebol's version of the Dream Team??

Ha here's one for me to field - I woke up the other night at 3 am (german time)
and switched on the box and amagingly saw teh japanese beat the brazilians 1-0
in football. Amazing because german TV only seems to show olympic events with
german competitors taking part. So I was surprised as hell - of course it
could have been that one of the linesmen was german ! The japanese were good.
It wasn't just a question of defence though they did have a very hard worked
and very "safe" goalkeeper. This guy at 75 kG was the heaviest member of the
japanese team. The number of fouls the japanese commited was rather high but
so was their level of commitment in comparison to the Brazilians who apperaed
to be just cruising it to me. Anyway I enjoy seeing "dream teams" getting
beaten.