Hirshey: Brazil Stays Mostly SheathedLeitch6/14/06 11:30amFiled to: SoccerBrazilCroatiaDavid Hirshey Is The CloserWorld Cup0EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkDavid Hirshey will write regularly during the World Cup.AdvertisementWatching Brazil yesterday brought to mind an old joke. A bunch of comics sitting around in a steam room, comparing what Deadspin readers are inclined to compare in steam rooms. One of them boasts that no one can measure up to him, and another comic says "wanna bet?" He then goes up to the legendary Milton Berle and begs him to drop his towel to win the bet. Berle, famously with nothing to prove, demurs and, finally, the comic, exasperated, says, "C'mon, Miltie, just show enough to win." (Thank you, ladies and soccer germs, I'll be here all week. Drive home safely.)But seriously, how much would you show if you were Brazil, and you had all but been awarded the trophy before a single bikini-clad fan had shouted Ole? How much would you have to prove? So yesterday's 1-0 win over Croatia may have looked underwhelming, but I don't think we saw everything that's under the towel.