Sunday, July 10, 2011

Two ESPN heads needed here

Above is a prop from ESPN's Streak for the Cash on July 9, 2011. The conditions are clear, yes? The arrow next to Any Other Result means that ESPN has given the win to Any Other Result. The problem: the match was still being played. I don't mean penalty kicks either, as that would be an Any Other Result win. The arrow was given before extra time had even begun. A full 30 minutes in which Germany could still have managed to win by 2+ goals. Oh, but there's a Status Alert:

The Status Alert would be fine if the prop was for Germany to score two goals in the match. But it wasn't. By ESPN's wording, a 2-1 Germany win after extra time would mean a change in the result, when really it would still be a win for Any Other Result. I don't see any reason for not just keeping the prop locked until there was an actual result. Click an image to enlarge it.

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