Tuesday, August 5, 2008

O Rei do Futebol

I never had much respect for "old guys" when my dad or whomever would tell me about the wonderous exploits of somebody from back in the day... everybody is bigger, faster, and better now, right? Those cats would get steamrolled if you brought them back.

Well, not exactly all of them... Ta-Nehisi adequately covers Gale Sayers, so I'm going to throw in the video that made my jaw drop regarding Pele:

Unbelievable. Did you see the part where he was getting hacked constantly, and still scored at will? He was like a man amongst boys... nobody can seriously entertain the concept that he wouldn't kick everyone's ass today as well. I mean, I know there are people who think that, but they can't have possibly watched this video.

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