Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Italian provocateur Marco Matarazzi comes clean:

[Zidane and I] both spoke and I wasn't the first. I held his shirt but don't you think it is a provocation* to say that 'if you want my shirt I will give it you afterwards'? I replied to Zidane that I would prefer his sister, that is true. ... Although I swear, before all this mess I didn't even know Zidane had a sister.
That's what Zidane was reacting to? Christ, I haven't played soccer since first grade, but I remember what it's like out there on the pitch: name-calling, cleat-stomping, dudes getting stabbed. And that's just during practice. Now, sure, it's worse in the six-year-old leagues: no cameras, no replays, and the only ref is an eighth-grader named Daniel who's not even paying attention. But, come on, I'd imagine the pro game is pretty bad at times, too. And Zidane gets red-card upset over some completely obvious comment about his sister? Get a hold of yourself, man.

* - No.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Bob Casey on Meet the Press last night:

"When you have two politicians in Washington who agree 98 percent of the time, one of them’s really not necessary," said Mr. Casey, alluding to Mr. Santorum’s voting record. "We could have a machine have that kind of vote."