:•:•: Reminder For Thursday About Evil Rotten SPOILERS! :•:•:

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by Knave, Sep 24, 2003.

  1. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Folks,

    Tomorrow's match against the MetroStars is going to be broadcast nationally on a 5 1/2 hour tape delay. So it's even more important than usual that we avoid spoilers.

    Before 7:30 EST I'll post two threads. One will be for discussion during the match and the other will be a post match thread. Let's try to keep most of the match discussion in those threads.

    And if you want to start another thread for some specific game related topic then please be sure to follow all the spoiler guidelines in the DCU FAQ.

    Thanks,
     
  2. GUTuna

    GUTuna Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Washington, DC USA
    Damn skippy. There's nothing harder than trying to avoid a result on the tape delayed match. I just hope that ESPN 2 doesn't do something stupid like run the final score on the Bottom Line of the match that they're showing.
     
  3. DC Braveheart

    DC Braveheart Member

    D.C. United
    Scotland
    Jan 2, 2001
    Oak Hill, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    That's something I love my new Sony HDTV for. With a 4*3 picture in Full Zoom mode (stretched a bit sideways with a little of the top and bottom off the 16*9 screen), I can realign the picture so that the ticker is completely invisible! I do the same with FSW when it has the full width score-line and clock over the top of the screen. Wonderful technology.

    Of course I'd prefer a real 16*9 broadcast like HDNet ...
     
  4. K

    K BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 16, 1999
    DC, Fake America
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    If you're planning on watching the Women's game at 7:30 I'd tape a piece of paper over the bottom of your screen to be safe. I'm totally serious.

    K
     
  5. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Easy for me. I am old and have to take a nap in order to watch a match a 1 a.m. ;)
     
  6. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    K is absolutely right. Strategically placing a bit of paper works well for those of us without fancy TVs. That has its limits too though. I'll never forget Sean Wheelock spoiling a tape-delayed DC United game when he was doing PBP for the US-Jamaica WCQ (I think) several years ago. Though I must say I thought it pretty classy that he sent me an apology after I bitched him out on the boards.

    And one thing I should have said above ... I quote from the DCU FAQ:
     
  7. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    DC United wins 2-1...
     
  8. GDopplerXT

    GDopplerXT Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    DC Area
    My approach to avoiding spoilers is this: to prevent myself from accidentally seeing the game result on this or any other website, I requested last Thursday that Pepco cut off electricity to my house until 6 PM this Friday. Much to my satisfaction, they have granted my request!!!

    Of course, I'm kicking myself now, because that also means that I can not watch the tape-delayed broadcast... I guess I should've thought that through a little... :rolleyes:

    :D
     
  9. voodoodiver

    voodoodiver Member

    Jun 21, 2002
    FLL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow, I never expected such great customer service from Pepco. How helpful of them.
     
  10. Jose L. Couso

    Jose L. Couso New Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Arlington, VA
    It is good to see that someone has a sense of humor!

    I hope you get your power back soon.
     
  11. Lloyd Heilbrunn

    Lloyd Heilbrunn Member+

    Feb 11, 2002
    Jupiter, Fl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just got mine too :) The 57" w/tuner.
     
  12. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    I'm not even going near the internet until 330 am.
     
  13. Bill-DC

    Bill-DC Member+

    May 20, 2002
    ESPN2 will run the score, so beware. Also, avoid ESPNews as well. If you watch ESPN2 tonight, like K suggests, put some cardboard where they run the ticker to cover it up.

    Bill
     
  14. TCompton

    TCompton Member

    Oct 21, 2002
    Alexandria
    This is ESPN we're talking about, right? They'll only show the scores of the WWC matches... not MLS.

    of course, to the cardboard might keep you from being distracted by the pointless baseball information during a soccer match or even a commercial (if they continue the ticker there)
     
  15. gunner_21

    gunner_21 New Member

    Apr 15, 2002
    Cumberland, Maryland
    Oh thanks a lot. I've avoided TV and internet all day and you just spoiled it for everyone. ;)
     
  16. Bill-DC

    Bill-DC Member+

    May 20, 2002
    Believe it or not, ESPN2 manages to get in MLS scores once or twice every hour or so on Saturday's when the endless ticker is running during college football games.

    Simple solution for me tonight is to hand the remote to my wife. We won't come close to seeing sports as long as she has the controller :)

    I'll tape the game and watch Friday evening. I'll try to stay away from the score but won't be too bummed out if I get it before I watch. I just want United to get at least 4 points from these two games. A road point tonight will be huge.
     
  17. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    ... bump ...

    So anyone care to guess how many people post spoiling threads despite this reminder? I say two.
     
  18. SABuffalo786

    SABuffalo786 New Member

    May 18, 2002
    Buffalo, New York
    There's gonna be an AOL PBP chatroom, right?
     
  19. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    If you start it they will come.

    I'll make note of it in the PBP thread too.
     
  20. GUTuna

    GUTuna Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Washington, DC USA
    Spoilers???

    As in we're going to spoil the Metros season?
     

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