Monday, July 10, 2006

Yo Mama....


Hey Zidane, your mama's so fat, she makes you lose your temper in the biggest game of your career and ruins a glittering reputation.

"Sources in France say it is believed Materazzi insulted Zidane's mother."

I wouldn't like to get nutted in the chest by that bony old bonce; he could crack a rib with that bald spot.

World Cup final verdict; nice game, shame about the result. Still as everyone knows, a game decided on penalties doesn't really count so nobody really won and England's campaign wasn't really a bust as the whole tournament is now void.

9 comments:

bri said...

If I cared about sports, which I do not, I would say something like this:

My people! My people have prevailed! Bwa-ha-ha! Italians rule! Take THAT, Frenchies!

Instead I will just say, "Oh... was there a game or something?"

Rikki said...

I love how the sportscenter folk and today's talk radio mavens are bending over backwards to make this relevant to the soccer-disinclined by noting things like:

"This would be like Jerome Bettis ... punching a Seahawk in the head in last year's Super Bowl and getting tossed before watching the Steelers go on to lose ..."

I say the soccer acceptance is coming around. I was slightly interested in the World Cup, and 12 years ago, I couldn't have told you who was playing in the final in the days before it was played. It will happen, whether it's made relevant to NASCAR fans or not.

Bill Norris said...

The Irish Times seems to think it had something to do with race.

weasel said...

Bri; I think- in the end- we were all winners, yesterday, weren't we? Except of course for Christiano Ronaldo, who is a whiny shit.

Rikki; if it stops the sportscasters from blethering on about "PKs" and "cross kicks", then I'm all for it.

Bill; that was my first thought (I said to nobody in particular "I bet he's been calling him Bin Laden or something all game" when it happened). Only time (and hopefully FIFA) will tell. The calculating nature of the headbutt put me off a bit (walk away, take three steps back, then charge: eh?) but I'd put money on almost every player having snapped under provocation at one point or another in their career.

country mouse said...

I have to honest... I kind liked the head butting action! I'm sure that guy said something horrible - and yes I am the first one to lecture about how Rooney needs to grow up and learn to hold his temper. But it was so good. And so on purpose.

weasel said...

Cor blimey! Me wife's a bloody hooligan! I bet when I see her later she'll be standing in the driveway with a scarf wrapped around her mouth and nose holding a burning flare and a broken-off chair leg. She'll have to get a new tattoo: "Masonic Street Casuals: nobody likes us, we don't care." :)

Bill Norris said...

I sort of agree with Ms. Mouse-Weasel. If you're going to snap, do it right. And, at the same time, he should've gotten away with it if the refs consulted video.

I didn't understand the Thierry Henry and Ribbery subs at all. Ribbery, in particular, was still making great runs and getting through right until the time he was taken out. I understand adding attacking players at that point, but pulling those guys off seemed an odd choice to me.

weasel said...

The thing is that Zidane has previous form for violence and retaliation in major competitions, so who is to blame for the head butt? Materazzi, for playing a cynical game of picking at Zidane's weak spot- his temper- for the best part of 120 minutes, or Zidane for yet again cracking under pressure?

As for the substitutions, I agree- totally unhinged. It was wierd to see the spirit of Sven Goran Eriksson suddenly inhabit the body of Raymond Domenech at such a vital moment.

All done for another four years. Now onto more important things, namely Norwich winning promotion back to the Premiership. The English championship season starts four weeks.....

mockney said...

I am torn. He should not have lost his temper. But having decided he was going to do something, he should have given Materazzi a proper Glasgow Kiss rather than the lame billy goat butt in the chest he opted for. If you are gonna get sent off in the biggest game in the world, at least make sure the other guy doesnt get to collect his medal at the end of the match.

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