Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Lead Head

In a effort to understand why my favorite soccer player head butted Materazzi in the final minutes of the World Cup final I found a great story that really calls it straight.

Zidane goes down in sports infamy
Michael Rosenberg / Special to FOXSports.com

So when they gave Zinedine Zidane the Golden Ball as the top player in the World Cup, did he eat it?

If so, that would still only be the second-dumbest thing he did this week.

If you haven't seen Zidane's headbutt to Marco Materazzi's chest by now, you're missing out. The more you watch it, the harder it is to understand. Zidane appeared to be minutes away from leading France to the World Cup title for the second time. (Though the game was tied, France had Italy on its heels, and Italy had a notoriously miserable history in shootouts.) People just don't lead their country to two World Cups like that. (more)

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