...so Aivars, you believe that if the U.S. team was entering the stadium, and it was time for a commercial, they would break for that commercial???? no my friend, it was a case of “purposely ignoring”—-whenever the major networks cover a live event, breaking for commercial is a discreet decision made by a director/coordinator of the broadcast, following whatever criteria have been established by the network higher ups. That’s why they never break for commercial when Eli Manning is fading back for a pass!!!! Commercial breaks are called when ‘nothing’, or ‘nothing very important’ is happening on the field. Hence the entry of the Latvian team was considered nothing very important, and was purposely ignored for a commercial break.
Sveiks Aivar! I think I tend to agree more with priedeskungs on this one—Latvia just isn’t important enough to be given much consideration in the world of realpolitik, but I’m very glad that this time they were shown, though briefly (too briefly, really—I’m never satisfied…). Glad about the Lithuanians as well. And I hate to quibble—sure, Estonia was shown for what—about a fraction of a second??!! They were flashed by so quickly, that they were barely noticeable. Talk about being placated?! My husband said he actually felt, it was insulting!
Yes of course they did it again to Estonia,Latvia and Lithuania,by not showing them in
real time and in a quick pick up mode,while some of the “never heard of countries”
with two participants,got the full treatment.
Just out of curiousity,is Hong Cong a country or part of China now?
...Hong Kong is part of China, but holds a special status, even within China (you can still buy Hong Kong dollars for example); even more curious though, there were teams (small) from Guam, American Samoa and Porto Rico; each of which I thought were U.S. possessions/territories??