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Lunchtime distraction: Bayern Munich’s clever goal call

Allianz Arena

I may turn in my official Journalists badge, sell my home and move to a new city just to be a supporter if some MLS club ever adopts the very-cool Bayern Munich way of tying in supporters to the official goal announcement of a home-team strike.

(I realize today’s Real Madrid-Bayern match is not in Germany; this is just a convenient excuse to show you a cool video and Bayern’s clever presentation.)

Loosely translated, the process at every Bayern goal inside the gleaming Allianz Arena in Munich goes something like this:

Announcer: Says the minute of the goal

Announcer: Says goal scorer’s first name (In this case, “Franck”)

Crowd: replies with scorer’s last name (Ribery!)

Repeats three times

Announcer: Begins announcing the updated score by saying “We have a new score: Bayern Munich …”

Crowd: replies with Bayern’s score

Announcer: Says opponent’s name (Here it’s “Schalke …”)

Crowd: Replies with opposition score

Announcer: “Thank you”

Crowd: “You’re welcome!”

Here it is. Enjoy.