A New York station’s interruption cut into the final six minutes of Sunday’s game. Some World Cup fans in areas of New York and Pennsylvania were irate at a local TV station Sunday for cutting into the last few minutes of the World Cup final to cover a tornado warning. WENY-TV, an ABC affiliate that reaches southern upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, interrupted broadcast of the game at the 114-minute mark, when the match was in extra time and Germany was leading 1-0 over Argentina. (That also ended up as the final score.).
I was initially conflicted on this one. At first I was in favor of the station because I’m anti-tornado. But then I thought about it and realized this was all complete bullshit. First of all, soccer is partly responsible for this. Guess what? This wouldn’t happen if the sport had a clock that stopped like every other sport that ever existed. Because there are no interruptions in play ever, there are no commercials. Think the station gives a shit about cutting away from something that isn’t making them tons of cash? Nope. Guess what the station would never, ever do? Go to a tornado warning report during commercials.
More than anything though I just hate weather updates that act like the apocalypse is coming. We had a tornado warning in Mass the other day and the people on there were telling me to bunker down in my fallout shelter with my powdered milk and apple sauce. Guess what never ended up happening? A tornado.
Look, there’s a million different ways the TV station could’ve handled this. They could just scroll weather warnings across the bottom of the screen and make a lot beeping noise on the TV, which they do whenever it’s gonna rain. Sorry if you’re not evolved enough to see the constant warnings that scroll across the bottom and your house gets carried away in a tornado, that’s just Darwinism at work.
Here’s the other side of the coin – it’s soccer. What are you really gonna miss in the last six minutes? The Germans were up 1-0 so you know they’d be falling down and milking the clock. I’d rather watch people freak out about the weather than watch some Euro-weenie writhe around on the ground like he just got shot.
This is exactly what the producers were thinking when they decided to cut away. It’s just soccer. You think they would do this during the Super Bowl. LOL, yea right. They wouldn’t do this during the VMA’s.
So people were evidently not happy about this because Americans are still trying to pretend like they enjoy soccer. Upstate New Yorkers, who are more than likely part of the St. Bonaventure cult, were tweeting their displeasure for this tornado warning which caused them to miss the final six minutes of the World Cup Final. Here are some of the best ones:
Shit, JD is gonna play around his weather machine. Run for cover y’all!!!
I think most Americans would rather watch Real Housewives of Orange County than the World Cup. So it goes both ways.
With that kind of mouth you can tell we’re getting closer to Buffalo. And don’t worry, your round the clock LeBron coverage will not be interrupted.
They pulled MASH off the air?
I’m with these guys. It’s like, dude, we get the point. If I die at this point it’s my own damn fault. News stations seriously need to do this. Offer one final warning with the disclaimer that if they continue to ignore the warning then the TV station is not legally responsible for what happens. Why should they be anyway? Dude, it’s 2014. There are five million ways you can find out what the weather will be.
Yea Jake Peacock only has five more minutes of pretending to be a soccer fan. Don’t deprive him of that.
If your life revolves around a soccer game then your life was ruined a long, long time ago.
Yea take your gay ass weather and shove it up your ass!! We’re trying to watch some soccer baby!!
Eat a bag of dicks? Yea this guy is definitely from Buffalo. Where exactly can I find this bag of dicks? And what does it taste like? Hopefully like salt n’ vinegar. That’s my favorite.
Feel free to share your thoughts to keep the conversation going.