What if … a game would be commented like this?
In Utopia, games are not only attended live in the stadium. No, that would not be possible. Because the tickets are in great demand, but mostly sold out. That’s why there are live broadcasts here, too, on television. The television rights were acquired by a domestic company called Segunda – after all, it was no longer Premiere – which was able to easily outbid Sky England in the auction.
Now a few reporters had been sought here as well. The “usual suspects” applied and sent in their application documents in the form of tapes of games they had broadcast live. Without question – as anyone would do – they submitted their absolute highlights. The condition, however, was that they had to be complete games. Unfavorable comments had no place there, were undesirable. If nevertheless encountered – failed. The clever ones had to swallow a little, but nevertheless they were of course basically convinced of the high quality of their transmissions.
The first one arrived with his tape, full of expectation – the pre-selection was difficult, since his complete archive was filled to the brim with “absolute highlights” from his point of view, but now he picked out the number 1. They sat down together and played the tape. When, after four minutes, the comment “cautiously feeling out what we can observe here” was made for the first time, the audition time was over for the applicant. Abruptly canceled. In absolute and pure goodness, the man was offered a seminar, which would begin in two days with the title “how do I manage, even if I have no idea and am absolutely bored, to spread a good mood”, because the sonorous sound of his voice was positively emphasized and thus “a certain potential” was attributed to him. Whereby nevertheless not exaggeratedly large hopes could be made for him.
His indignation was great and in Utopia one is quite human. “The highlights are coming after all! That’s mean. They really just felt each other out first, didn’t they?” “Have you ever seen a game before?” “Uh, yeah, what do you mean?” “Can you relate the opener in that other game to this one? What was the start of the game like there?” “Well, hmm, yes, I see, well, basically not that much different.” “You see? The soccer until today so – whether desirable or not, we are working on concepts that it is exciting from the beginning and are also already advanced with the implementation, but see that your application video from the time when he was now so. It was the case in every game that you couldn’t expect the big highlights, the big action, the big drama right away. So if you say it here — and it’s strongly suspected that you said it in the other game as well — you would be badmouthing soccer as it is. There would be no room for that here anyway, or, if it were true, you would have to immediately cast your vote for the broadcasting rights not to be acquired at all, or at most for an apple and an egg. Apart from that, you would provide the listener/viewer with absolutely no increase in knowledge. Something like this: ‘the teams feel each other out first – just like in any other game. That’s no fun. So please tune in again in ten minutes at the earliest. Maybe something will happen then.’ Problem understood?” “Uh, yeah, no, I mean no. So what I said was true, but you still don’t want to take me?”
Poll results : 11% turned off, 7% fell asleep, 18% did not….
Program director has been watching and listening to game and asks commentator to talk to him
Sampling phase… Game has its lengths … Union can’t handle the pressing…. Audience easy to inspire…takes too long. A bit too long… We’re still waiting for Union’s first attack…. the next attempt is wasted… (both 7th minute)