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Revved Up for Euros

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The New England Revolution was en route from Boston to Salt Lake City yesterday via Cincinnati for its Saturday night game against RSL. The second flight was scheduled for 4:45 p.m. The team had missed the Croatia-Turkey kickoff during the first leg of the trip and assumed the match was over when they landed in Cincy.

"When we boarded the second flight, we saw we had TVs in the seats and after we were in the air a few minutes, the guys were flipping through and found the game scoreless in the 115th minute," a club official said. "Within seconds, the entire travel group had it on each screen. Well, that's when the flight attendant chose to make in-flight announcements, at which time all the TV screens went blank and her audio came over the headsets -- and don't think the team didn't make its displeasure known. By the time she was finished, we saw the Croatia player running around cheering his goal. Thankfully, we all saw what happened next -- Turkey's tying goal and then penalties -- and the whole team was cheering on Turkey through kicks. We raised a few eyebrows on the plane because of the cheering and hooting and hollering, but it was taken well when people figured out why. The flight attendant even apologized for interrupting our viewing."

By Steve Goff  |  June 21, 2008; 2:22 PM ET
Categories:  European Championship  
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Comments

Haha. Good stuff.

Posted by: IJC | June 21, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me, or is there a marked lack of DCU v San Jose coverage today? Not like the game starts in 20 minutes or anything...

Granted, the Quakes suck, but come on.

Posted by: RP | June 21, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Preemptive strike: Note to self - learn how to use a calendar.

Posted by: RP | June 21, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Dude, DCU plays tomorrow...

Posted by: Anonymous | June 21, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

jynx

Posted by: Anonymous | June 21, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Boston to Salt Lake via Cincy? Had to be on Delta.

:)

Posted by: Anonymous | June 21, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

That looks like a 3rd person quote (i.e., not your direct experience, Goff). Who is narrating?

Posted by: viv | June 21, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Live TV on a plane? Que raro...

Posted by: RK | June 21, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like Frontier.

Posted by: viv | June 21, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Nice recovery of the fumble, RP - way to fall on top of the ball. Now dust yourself off and get back in there.

VAMOS UNITED!!

Posted by: Kosh | June 21, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Goff, I think Tommy Smyth reads your blog...he told this story today during the Russia Netherlands game.

Posted by: IJC | June 21, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

I was going to make the same comment about Tommy Smyth and this story. Did he lift it from this site, or did Goff lift it from another source?

Posted by: Fisch Fry | June 21, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

You guys are assuming Tommy can read....


Note to Tommy, take a ref's course: Your foul recognition is a joke.

Posted by: Lloyd Heilbrunn | June 21, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Why is the entire Revs team routing for Turkey?

Posted by: BTCF | June 21, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Ironic that the Revs rooted for Turkey considering in Frisco, TX in 2006, they were Croatia.

Posted by: Goose | June 21, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

Ironic that the Revs rooted for Turkey considering in Frisco, TX in 2006, they were Croatia.

Posted by: Goose | June 21, 2008 11:25 PM

They're a buncha traitors in New England.

Posted by: Ha. | June 22, 2008 8:43 AM | Report abuse

Why not root for Turkey?
Am I missing something here?

Posted by: dadryan | June 22, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

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