Monday, April 23, 2007

Sometimes Life is Worth Dying For


Golazo De Messi

I think that where baseball has history and football has athleticism, soccer has a distinctive aestheticism that elevates it above the other sports. This is an amazing goal, scored at amazing speed. Control. Grace. Power. Look how the players and coach don't celebrate this goal with perfunctory excitement. They don't whoop and holler. They show their respect for Messi's brilliance in the same reverential manner one might applaud a poet or a scientist. True genius. True art.