Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Countdown Begins

Gotta be brutally honest: Howard actually enjoyed watching soccer the past two weeks, and found himself rooting for the French, German, and English teams [such the Anglo-Saxon-Franco-phile he is, despite his swarthy complexion and internationalist vocal inflections.]

Strange meltdown by 34-year-old perhaps-soon-to-be-NY-Redbuller Zenadine Zedane [above, who resembles both Captain Jon Luc Picard and New Jersey Netter Jason Kidd]. One can only wonder what the Italian player on the nubby end of Zedane's headbutt did or said to provoke such an outburst. Of course it didn't justify such a "vicious vicious headbutt", as the ABC announcer repeatedly repeated. But one can't help but wonder, "what the hell?"

If world-class soccer is always this testosterone-powered, then Howard can't wait for the next World Cup competition... only four years away.

Update: Though nobody will ever know what was said in the scrum-of-two except for the duo involved -- and they surely aren't talking -- whispers and rumors of insult of the worst sort are presented in Comments for your consideration.


Blogger Cara Lietuva said...

They say that Zidane grew up rough and tumble in Algeria, where the normal reaction to any slight is to hit back immediately. They're also conjecturing that the Italian guy said something like "dirty terrorist," though he denies it.

2:21 PM, July 10, 2006  
Blogger Amol V. Naik said...

Zidane is the coolest Soccer player I have ever seen.
And to make him do that rhino stuff, I think those might be the worst bad words which can make any normal guy to cross the limits.

1:07 PM, July 11, 2006  

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