A couple of weeks ago, a friendly TV crew from the Austrian TV network ORF stopped by the locker room to get interviews to use during their broadcast of the Redskins/Cowboys game. I was entranced by the possibilities represented by Coach Zorn’s interview with the network, and especially by his greeting to the people of Austria.
As you can probably guess, I was envisioning something that would simultaneously be clever and deeply quirky. At the time, Barry Svrluga joked that Zorn was explaining his experiences working in a (totally hypothetical, I think) schnitzel-making plant, and I was sure that he would deliver his greeting to the Austrian people in flawless Hochdeutsch.
Well, the folks at ORF were kind enough to send the video over and … I’ll admit to being a little underwhelmed. It’s good, sure — Zorn’s explanation of the Redskins/Cowboys rivalry is entertaining, and his description of the problem with playing NFL games in Europe is actually informative — but there’s no schnitzel to be found.
Many thanks to ORF for the video, and let me hasten to say that the copy they sent me was flawless and clear; any degradation of video quality is because of my uploading it.