Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday Video Premiere

Every Friday, we're highlighting a specific video (or two, or three) for your end of week enjoyment.

We've done a fair bit of follow-up on Wednesday's Champions League final, but it can't hurt to go a little further.

This week's video is a shoutout to (1) stupid idiot dumb thoughtless red cards by great players in big games; and (2) unlucky penalty kick slips. We'll give you the most famous three boneheaded red cards in reverse chronological order, starting with Wednesday's:

I kept telling people throughout the game that Drogba is the best forward in the world. Well, here's an example of why he'll never play for Arsenal.

This was the most tragic moment of Zidane's career, and, sadly, the only moment that so many Americans will remember. ESPN had a field day with this highlight (along with struggling to pronounce the really quite simple "Zinedine Zidane" without saying ZiDAYNE...) and it's sad because Zidane was one of the greatest players ever.

The fact that when you search his name on YouTube, the headbutt is the first result is a shame, but definitely worthy. He cost his nation the World Cup, and it was a classless act besides.

This is of course Beckham's most famous moment in England, the day in which he lost the favor of an entire Island. Alas, he did win it back with his free kick against Greece, and now he lives to tell it all in Adidas commercials.

And you really do have to feel bad for John Terry--he is Chelsea through and through, and to slip so unluckily in the single most gravitous moment in his Chelsea career.

But hey, Beckham can relate:

Alright you JJ folk--have a great weekend, and don't forget to read at least one dramatic and emotional newspaper article about soldiers in honor of Memorial Day.