Argentina's Gabriel Heinze (l.) celebrates with team mate Martin Demichelis after scoring the opening goal during the Argentina vs. Nigeria 2010 World Cup soccer match in Johannesburg, Saturday. Luca Bruno/AP
Nigeria played Argentina in its first match of the 2010 World cup soccer tournament in South Africa and lost. The winning goal came about 6 minutes into the game through a brilliant flying-header by Gabriel Heinze.
Losing in a soccer game is really no big deal, particularly against a world class team as the Diego Madonna-coached side. What is a big deal was the manner the game was lost: through a most uninspiring performance that lacked gusto and focus. Continue reading…
The Boston Celtics crushed the LA Lakers to win the 2008 NBA championship. By the time the buzzer sounded for the last time, the score was a stunning 131-92!
It was remarkable watching the Lakers being buried, but seeing Kevin Garnett (KG, above) shed profuse tears of joy was priceless.
I watched KG struggle here in Minnesota – several frustrating hard years without a championship ring, and with a team going nowhere – before being traded to the Celtics last year.
What was clear after the game is that success is indeed sweet. No doubt. And and one doesn’t need to imagine how KG felt to embrace the Hall of Famer Bill Russell (a former Celtics Center) after the game, saying “I got my own. I got my own”.
KG-the-Big-Ticket as we fondly call him here in Minnesota has fought several great fights since 1995, the year he got drafted straight from high school into the NBA, but when his moment came 13 years later, it came with a bang!
Kevin and his team mates pushed the Celtics to its 17th win, 23 years after its last championship, on the 17th day of June, with a 39-point victory! KG is back, baby!!!