Skip to comments.Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal: A Dark Day for Brazil
Posted on 07/08/2014 7:49:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil The fireworks began at dawn. All around this city, loud pops and bangs rang out as men and women and children, so many dressed in yellow, set off flares and beeped car horns. It was supposed to be a magical day. The Brazilian national soccer team, playing at home, was one game away from a World Cup final.
No one could have guessed the tears would come before halftime. No one could have imagined there would be flags burning in the streets before dinner. Certainly no one could have envisioned that any Brazilian fans, watching their team play a semifinal in a celebrated stadium, would ever consider leaving long before full time.
At the very minimum, it will go down as Brazils worst loss, surpassing a 6-0 defeat by Uruguay in 1920. It was also Brazils first loss in a competitive home game since 1975, a stretch of more than 14,000 days. For more than six decades, Brazilians had been hoping to erase the embarrassment of their teams defeat in the 1950 World Cup final also against Uruguay which denied them a championship the last time they hosted their favorite sports biggest tournament.
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yanked up by the lapels, dragged down the bar, drinks flying everywhere, out through the front window, and right into the horse watering trough outside.
That’s gonna leave a mark. Whether it’s a scorched earth mark remains to be seen.
So are they going to start some kind of mythology that’s built around a “stabbed in the back” story?
That’s how these cultures usually roll.
Say it properly now, the European way: “Luuuuh fooooot-a-bawlllll.” “Luh fooot-a-bawl.”
Whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever.
Wow, makes me feel better that we only lost to Germany 1-0. What Brazil got was an eternal butt whipping that will never be forgotten. If I was any part of Team Brazil I might consider moving to another country after that disaster.
"Well, that's the end of this suit."
I always like to see bad sportsmanship in a sport where I could care less who wins or loses
Oh goshalmighty this writer is laying it on with a trowel.
But never mind, I’m sure he actually understates the devastation the Brazilians feel.
Hey, people of Brazil, I feel for you! The Mets did this to me!
And I still hate them for it!
On a good note. The players should be grateful that Saddams wasn’t running the country.
Tomorrows headline: BRAZILIANS WAXED!
Springtime for Lowe and Germany. Winter for Scolari and Brazil.
Winners and losers, let’s try to keep things in perspective: you’re just a mob of prima donnas in short pants running around and kicking one another in the shins.
But I do believe I would watch the Swamp Germans play the Ridge-running Deutsch.
Have you ever seen a Notsee drink a glass of water?
Nein! Bier is all they drink.
I’m concerned that some of the Brazilian players might end up getting murdered when they get back home. Time to start a dead pool list for them?
We’ll see if Brazil can pick themselves up for the Third Place Game.
I think they will take it out on whomever they play.
“There is no script for this. It’s virgin territory for everyone involved. You don’t know how to react. Luiz Felipe Scolari, looking as if he had sailed with Charles Marlowe into the heart of darkness (only, instead of finding Kurtz, he found Kroos), insisted afterward that life goes on.”