Quest Quips

blog devoted to CNN International Business anchor, Richard Quest, who looks like a cross between Roger Daltry and a Muppet. You have to see him to believe him...

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002
Richard Covers the World Cup for CNN's American Morning with Paula Zahn

June 7, 2002

BILL HEMMER, CNN ANCHOR: And, Richard, I've got to think you Brits are still smarting from that amazing win earlier in the week when the surprising team from the U.S. knocked off heavily favored Portugal because you guys didn't think the Americans could play soccer, did you?

QUEST: Well, listen, Bill, I'd happily ask some of these people about what they thought of the USA victory over Portugal, but I guarantee you and I could both lose our jobs when they gave us the answers. It's as simple as that.
Now, I have my mortgage to pay. Do you want to take the risk?

HEMMER: Yes, go ahead.

QUEST: Oh, what did you think about the USA victory over Portugal?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Brilliant. Brilliant. Both teams did well. They did well in the last while (UNINTELLIGIBLE). Carry on. England today, brilliant. (UNINTELLIGIBLE), close them down. There's no chance.

QUEST: Is it going to be, are Argentina going to equalize?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, no chance. As long as the youngsters in the back can keep them there, which they have done so far, there's no problem.

QUEST: Bill, we found one or two of the more sober members to ask that particular question.

HEMMER: Yes, I heard that.