A World Cup Reprise

zinedine-zidane-real-madrid2.jpgIt’s been over a month now, but I just can’t let it go.

Forget the head butt. These are the images which will endure. (Hat tip: Seattle Soccer Mom)

If a mix of Coldplay and Zidane aren’t to your taste, then try a helping of U2’s Bono and a mesmerizing montage of World Cup 2006 highlights.

Ok, I know some of you hate it when I write about soccer. Just do me a favor: watch the videos and then take the same pulsating passion, the vim and verve, the emmaculate elan, the deftness of foot, and the all-encompassing, all-seeing vision and apply them to whatever work God sets before you this day. Just leave off the Wayne Rooney crotch-stomp.

And may you be blessed. Joga Bonito (play beautiful).

  1. Seattlesoccermom

    Somehow I knew that video would find its way into your blog. It’s magical. Zidane is/was magical. When he r-r-runs, I feel God’s pleasure. 🙂 (Ditto for the creator of this video.)

    As far as Wayne Rooney goes… I hate Cristiano Ronaldo, (who is about the same age and equally spoiled,) but I’ve decided that I want to BE Wayne Rooney. As I was reading the brouhaha over his LATEST red card, I realized that I want to experience what it’s like to go through life as a large, pulsating mass of soccer talent, testosterone, and pure, unadulterated id. Just for a day. Okay, maybe two.

    (Plus the “crotch stomp” still looks accidental to me. Although they probably do teach “Making It Look Like an Accident” as supplementary coursework in Diving School.) Still.

  2. Mike the Eyeguy

    As Michael Davies commented at the time, it seems like if Rooney really meant to do some damage, he would have stomped a little harder.

    If Rooney weren’t on the pitch, he would be a hooligan in the stands, and a might nasty one at that. Personally, I’m glad he’s on the pitch.

    Christiano Ronaldo is a preening, pomade-soaked…ok, that’s probably enough alliteration for now. 🙂

  3. DAVID u

    Dude, its time to press on to the goal of CRIMSON TIDE NATION and put the past behind you! Look ahead, forget the past. Remember what the monkey (or was it a baboon?) in “the Lion King” said.


  4. Mike the Eyeguy

    (Sigh) I know you’re right, DU.

    Look for a Crimson-colored post very soon.

    Roll Tide!

  5. Nancy

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  6. Nancy

    Oh, sorry Eyeguy. Face hit the keyboard. Listen, I can’t find your e-mail, but I wanted to tell you that we won the georgia tech case. Blog entry up (scroll down.)


  7. Mike the Eyeguy


    You’re soooo funny. Ok, I can take a subtle hint.

    Congrats on the win! I’ll go over and read the post.

    email: miketheeyeguy@comcast.net

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