Thursday, February 23, 2012

Painful To Watch: The "Miss of The Century"

In soccer, some goals are easier to score than to miss; even your grandmother could have made that one; and so on. But this is ridiculous; some sports sites are already calling it "miss of the century":

Flamengo v. Vasco is a "classic" of Brazilian football. It's one of the oldest team rivalries in the world. Flamengo is one of the world's great teams, with a history that dates back more than 100 years, from its beginnings at the turn of the 20th century as a regatta (rowing) club in Rio de Janeiro.

Flamengo's mystique is all about winning, spelled out in the club's anthem — "win win win" — and in the legend of its black and red jersey, which has been dubbed the "sacred shroud." Flamengo's fandom is a "nation" 45 million strong, making it, if not the most, one of the world's most popular clubs, certainly in dedicated fans. Flamengo has won every title there is to win, including the World Club Championship, which is the one true world series of sports clubs, because it's an international competition among the world's best clubs.

The game was tied 1-1 when Deivid had the miss of the century. Flamengo went on to lose 2-1, and with it a spot in the final of the competition.

So Deivid, pal, you're out of luck. Only this time, it won't be on the field.

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