You've probably heard by now that France - a country that Lady Liberty would tell you knows from great statues - has unveiled one of the world's finest tributes to tantrums. The pair of 16-foot resin figures outside the Pompidou Center depict everyone's favorite soccer violence blooper: Zinedine Zidane's forehead…
I hate to start you off with soccer today... actually, I don't hate it, but I know you do. Anyway, there's talk again that Zinedine Zidane has started up talks with the MLS again. This from the Soccer Insider blog at the Washington Post:
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In what was probably inevitable, Marco Materazzi is writing a book about the experience of Zidane's head in his chest, and it's full of "joke" comments that might have set Zidane off.
David Hirshey writes regularly about soccer for Deadspin.
Congratulations to Italy, World Cup Champions. However, I have to admit, that's probably one of the greatest retirements I've ever seen. Better than John Kruk leaving the game after he got his average back up to .300 for his career.