Columbus, OH - National journalist Thomas Franz admitted that he has quickly googled the relevant information he needs to accurately cover Major League Soccer's final game this weekend.
"I spent about 5 minutes looking up the team names, where they play, their rosters and their coaches before picking up my all access press pass" said Franz to his wife on a quick cell phone call Friday. "I guess they want me to ask some questions during this press release so I'm going to ask the English kid on that one team about how he likes the playoffs."
Franz admitted that he hardly pays attention to the league while it is running during the middle of the season as he stated, "With Baseball, Tennis and Golf it is impossible for me to actually watch soccer games. I catch a few international games and tweet about it, but even then I only watch about 10 minutes before I change the channel. However, my news agency needs some coverage from this weekend and I couldn't get on the NFL beat this weekend, so I guess there are worse things than a free trip to Columbus."
While Franz admits that he is using google to stock his knowledge of the game, there is one thing he admitted he needs no help with, "I'm completely going to interview Crew Cat with some zany media bits about where he likes to eat in Columbus. That'll kill a few minutes and I won't have to use my per diem to buy lunch. I'll see if I can get some of the alumni of the Crewzers to help out and we should be good to go."
The Nutmeg News will have more on Mr Franz when he finally gets his answer to his media day question of, "How does it feel to be in the final?"