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Pat McMahon

Oktoberfest in July

Ulf Roentgen, left, on vacation from Cologne, Germany, waves a German flag as he and Frank Neupert of Erfurt, Germany, celebrate Germany's win against Brazil during the World Cup semi final, after having watched the match outside the Hofbrau Beer Hall, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

This time, instead of Eastern Europe, it was Brazil who heard the dreaded, "Here comes Germany."

In a rout never before seen in this stage of World Cup play, Germany scored five goals in 18 minutes to humiliate the powerful, favored, host team of Brazil for a final score of 7 - 1 in their semi-final match.

The winners could have struck up a chorus of "Deutschland über Rio" by halftime it was so one-sided.

Hey -- this was Brazil playing like the girls from Ipanema. I heard a post-game announcer suggest that perhaps the children who escorted the Brazilian team out on the field decided to stay and play the game.

Listen, I take no pleasure in this whipping. After the U.S. was eliminated, I had no favorite, including Wednesday, with the Netherlands playing Argentina. But I'm still in shock at the one-sidedness of what everyone expected to be a nail biter.

And the real irony for moviegoers is "The Boys from Brazil" really did turn out to be German.

I'm Pat McMahon.

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About the Author


He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talk-shows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The Mc Mahon Group" features a very unpredictable all-star panel where 3 people from the community get together and give there thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's which talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multi-faceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.

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