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Wakeup Call: The missing goal

Some sporting thoughts before sunrise …

>> My Wednesday column wonders how much longer James Harrison can LOL at the NFL.

>> This isn’t the first time it’s happened, but Root Sports missed Detroit’s winning goal last night against the Penguins. I was at Consol, so I only noticed it on the press box monitors, which always are on an eight-second delay. It was later that I started hearing from readers and had it confirmed.

How does that happen?

How does a station/director/robot/whatever watch a commercial playing while it would be clear on another monitor that action has resumed?

I tried late last night to contact Root for an explanation, but understandably they didn’t get back right away at that hour. If I do hear back, I promise to share their side.

>> Speaking of bad broadcasting, check out this video news report on NFL.com.

Notice anything strange?

How about the part where Mike Tomlin’s comment yesterday about Chris Kemoeatu needing to change his ways was superimposed into Tomlin’s comments about Harrison. Makes it sound like Tomlin is talking about Harrison the whole way through.

If that isn’t bad enough, they later put up a Harrison quote next to Harrison’s picture … except Harrison never said it. It was Jerome Bettis’ version of what Harrison told him in a one-on-one unrecorded talk.

Yikes.

>> This is almost as bad.

>> Why did Evgeni Malkin miss the morning skate yesterday but look great last night?

Here’s a hint as to what I heard: Look down on your keyboard and find the letter that is the lowest and most toward the left side. Then, hold it down and let it run all the way across your screen.

>> Chris Pronger of the Flyers will be in town today to be examined by Pittsburgh concussion specialists. Another Philadelphia player, NHL leading scorer Claude Giroux, was just felled by a concussion.

It’s not just happening in our part of the world, or even our half of the commonwealth.

Something has to be done.

>> Stuff like this is a good start.

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