David Hirshey writes regularly about soccer for Deadspin.
Just when you thought that the B&B boys (Bush and Blair) were the most ridiculous people to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize (even Bono seems more worthy) comes the news that FIFA's Supreme Being Sepp Blatter wants to broker the greatest peacemaking effort since Tom Cruise showed up at Brooke Shields' doorstep. Yesterday Blatter announced that plans were in the works for Zinedine Zidane and Marco Materazzi to meet tete a tete — instead of tete a sternum — and hug it out.
To add to this Oprah moment, Blatter wants to do it at Robben Island in South Africa, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for decades for headbutting Apartheid. After this, I hear Blatter will turn his attention to reuniting Wayne Rooney with Ricardo Carvalho's testicles.