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(Guardian)   Soccer shirt declared national monument in Uruguay   ( divider line
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2003-05-08 01:25:49 AM  
The man dies in poverty . . and they make his shirt a national monument.

Sometimes I find myself very glad that I don't understand some things.
2003-05-08 01:26:24 AM  
MONTEVIDEO, May 7 (Reuters) - A soccer shirt and pair of football boots were declared a national monument by the Uruguayan government on Wednesday.

Photoshop this onto the Giant Jesus statue someone please.
2003-05-08 01:27:25 AM  
so, how long till the soccer sucks/football sucks debate begins?
2003-05-08 01:30:14 AM  
the only real sport is curling, everything else sucks.
2003-05-08 01:31:06 AM  
Let them. It's all they have, those poor little bastards.

2003-05-08 01:31:44 AM  
Soccer and football suck.
2003-05-08 01:32:47 AM  
Stubblyhead Right now!
If you like soccer then uruguay.
2003-05-08 01:34:04 AM  
Way to deep six the bidding at auction there government! Now they won't be able to fetch more than $1000 for it, and it'll just end up as a decoration in a specially-themed McDonalds at the aeroporte.
2003-05-08 01:36:05 AM  
the only real sport is curling, everything else sucks

What about golf? NASCAR? Hello...?

(I hope you're reading this, -c.)
2003-05-08 01:39:34 AM  
this shirt would be the equivalent of the captain of the 1980 USA olympic team captain's jersey...huge inspirational upset against all odds.

since they dont have a hall of fame, they just make a building for the shirt.
2003-05-08 01:40:42 AM  
This REALLY should have a weird tag...No really...
2003-05-08 01:41:33 AM  
Step into my office...
2003-05-08 01:51:10 AM  
Oooooooooooo. Good one.
2003-05-08 01:52:34 AM  
-g on medical
2003-05-08 02:00:47 AM  
I declared some of my socks WOMD a few days ago.
2003-05-08 02:11:41 AM  
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Hey, it works.
2003-05-08 02:14:02 AM  
only in south america could an apparent soccer god die of poverty and the shirt of his back and the shoes on his feet (probably the clothes he died in) become a monument...damn
2003-05-08 02:14:10 AM  
After 4 hours of trying I'm now only 1 minute away from getting Planetside from Fileplanet...the shiattiest content serving page ever created.

I just wanted to share.
2003-05-08 02:36:20 AM  
I hear his jockstrap is kept in a climate-controlled vault to preserve its sweatyballsackistocity.
2003-05-08 03:19:13 AM  
Rickythepenguin just so you know, im gonna write websters and try to get them to put "sweatyballsackistocity" in the next version.
thats even better than "douchebaggy", which i also got from a farker, and is part of my lyrical arsenol.
2003-05-08 03:38:09 AM  
A word to the wise.

Threadjacking with the personals ad:

Pass it on.
2003-05-08 04:35:34 AM  
I could be a monument.
2003-05-08 05:05:17 AM  
"Hey, get a load of this place: You-are-gay"

\someone had to say it
2003-05-08 08:22:42 AM  
2003-05-08 08:25:34 AM  
Its about time something like this happened. I've been working on a multimedia piece displaying soccer as a religion and frankly this story fits in great. Ya'll are dissing soccer because you don't like it, which is fine because that makes you ignorant. Some people don't have all the material things that you have, so they hold on to the things that they enjoy, they worship the game.
2003-05-08 08:33:01 AM  
Harkes is playin his last game on the 14th. DC should do somethin like that for him.
2003-05-08 09:19:52 AM  
"grestest sporting achievement"?

Guess the Guardian ain't up on spell checking.
2003-05-08 09:45:13 AM  
only in south america could an apparent soccer god die of poverty and the shirt of his back and the shoes on his feet (probably the clothes he died in) become a monument...damn

Didn't Joe Louis end his days as a greeter in Vegas, only after being rescued from poverty?
2003-05-08 09:47:27 AM  
Who the FARK is Obdulio Varela?

He must have been awesome! "Uruguay lost their first game ever in World Cup play in 1954 in the semi-finals against Hungary. Varela was ill and couldn't play."

I'm googling him right now.
2003-05-08 10:07:31 AM  
/homer spins globe

Homer: Uruguay hehe

2003-05-08 12:18:11 PM  
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2003-05-08 12:48:55 PM  
Oh yeah i remember when costacurta had a ball surgically added to his face did nothing for his game though. better to have it added to your foot i guess?
2003-05-08 12:49:39 PM  
At least i hope that's costacurta or im slipping.
2003-05-08 12:50:42 PM  
Or is that Cristian Pannuci?
2003-05-08 12:53:16 PM  
Oh and talking of uraguayan football...

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Poyet..... theres only one poyet!
2003-05-08 12:59:59 PM  
Thats Pipo!!

Filippo Inzaghi...
2003-05-08 01:04:47 PM  
Holy crap it is too...i really am slipping many apologies to you and Mr Inzaghi.

(although his face is kinda scrunched up) thats my excuse :)

Its been a while since i watched Serie A
2003-05-08 02:07:51 PM  
USA v Mexico on ESPN 2 tonight at 755!

/hides from soccer haters
2003-05-08 03:21:19 PM  
I'm A Dual National (U.s. And Uruguay Citizenship) And This Man Deserved Better In The End Of His Life,But His Pride Did Not Allow Him To Accept Any Help.I Was There When The Soccer Players Raised Money For Him By Having A Charity Match...He Refused To Take The Money And Made Them Give It To A Children's Charity Instead.He Was One Of The Greats...No Current Player Could Even Hold A Match To Him.

"...Uruguayos Campiones,De America Y El Mundo..."
2003-05-09 01:17:08 PM  
The story:

the 1950 World Cup was held in Brazil, and the final was Brazil x Uruguay, to be held in Maracana stadium.

Brazil was a huge favorite to win its first World Cup, it had a great team and fan support, also, they could tie the game and still be World Champions (the World Cup rules of the time was a little bit different).

At the game, Brazil took a 1-0 lead and the stadium (which was sold out, with 200,000 people in it, the biggest audience of a soccer match in history), then Uruguay tied the game and late in the game Uruguay took the lead. Almost every brazilian blamed Uruguay's second goal on Barbosa (the brazilian goalkeeper). Obdulio Varela was Uruguay's captain.
2003-05-15 08:21:57 PM  
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