What?Never! Not your average day at the ballpark

Posted: December 6, 2010 in What?Never!

By Kim DeRaedt

Lobo on the loose:  A catfight always strikes a particular interest with Americans.  University of New Mexico junior Elizabeth Lambert, however, took the WPS’s “See Extraordinary” campaign to a whole new level when the wolf strayed from the pack and unleashed her fury against BYU.  These highlights, which have been seen on every major news and sports network, need no introduction. 

Careful what you wish for:  Soccer has long been criticized for being a low-scoring and therefore dull affair.  When a fan goes to a game, there is one thing he wants to see above all else:  his team score.  Supporters of the Madagascan side Stade Olympique de L’Emyrne (SOE), however, got a little more than they bargained for when their wish came true.  In a protest to a referee decision in the team’s previous match, SOE took matters into its own hands and showed its disapproval by scoring on itself…149 times just to make sure it got the point across!  The October 31, 2002, match is recognized by The Guinness Book of Records as the sport’s highest scoreline.  Mind you, this was no Sunday rec league.  It was first-division soccer, and with the victory, SOE’s opponents AS Adema clinched the league championship.  Talk about a cakewalk!   

Lone ranger:  It has long been said that goalkeepers are a different breed.  Let’s face it.  Sometimes it can get downright boring standing by one’s lonesome self in between the pipes.  Colombian goalkeeper Rene Higuita, let’s just say, spices things up both from inside his 18-yard cage and out.  Appropriately nicknamed “El Loco”, Higuita invented the scorpion kick and plays forward in his spare time.  Take a look! 

Sure beats peanuts and Crack Jack.  I don’t care if I never get back!

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Comments
  1. James says:

    Great article. I always look forward to reading your articles. They are well written.

    • spslflash says:

      Thank you, James! ALL: I would encourage you to check out James’s gang and its website at http://www.crocketteers.com/. The San Antonio Crocketteers are one of the biggest and best independent soccer supporter groups in the nation. The Crocketteers have done an excellent job bringing elite soccer to Texas and promoting the growth of the game throughout the country.

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