Thursday, November 15, 2012

I, Ibrahimovic

This is a sweet goal.  No question about it.  But I would have been much more impressed by it were it not for the one I scored two weeks ago:

There were three differences.  First, I was farther away and in between the right side of the box and the sideline, so the angle was sharper.  Second, I didn't do a bicycle in which I ended on my back, but more of a leap-and-twist, followed by a 540-degree spin.  Third, the goalie was in position and the ball went in the upper left corner of the goal.

Actually, there were four differences,  It's a pity, but no one got mine on video.  Still, it's fun to see this sort of thing and be able to say, "yeah, I can do that."


Anonymous jm November 15, 2012 3:27 PM  

The Zlatan: there is no spoon.

And Joe Hart seems to have let the fame get to him.

Anonymous Knarf November 15, 2012 3:29 PM  

> Still, it's fun to see this sort of thing and be able to say, "yeah, I can do that."

I know what you mean. I feel the same way watching a Charlie Sheen porno video.

Anonymous David November 15, 2012 3:40 PM  

That is an awesome goal. Would have been great to have seen yours too.

Anonymous Zek November 15, 2012 3:41 PM  

Yeah well, in 1993, I beat Brett Favre in a quarterback challenge. So I got that going for me...

Anonymous Josh November 15, 2012 3:46 PM  

I know what you mean. I feel the same way watching a Charlie Sheen porno video.


Anonymous scoobius dubious November 15, 2012 3:48 PM  

"it's fun to see this sort of thing and be able to say, "yeah, I can do that."

Well if you care to be philosophical for a moment (viz. I wouldn't for the world diminish your deserved pleasure in achieving something so off-the-charts groovy), there's somewhat of a subtle difference between "I can do that" and "I did that." The former implies reproducible results. You reckon you could do it again? (I think of those stunt quarterbacks you see on youtube, whose exploits blow my mind.)

Actually, goal or no goal, I was just impressed by the guy's physical maneuver and split-instant decison-making, which I couldn't do in a hundred years. Even if he was off by a mile I'd just be amazed that he was able to even get off a shot like that. I expect I'd think the same had I been lucky enough to see your shot too.

Knowing nothing about soccer I was interested to hear that there's actually an established term for such an unusual move, which I guess means it's happened before, and will again. Do people practice that maneuver? Is it part of the repertoire?

Anonymous I love Pork November 15, 2012 4:02 PM  

God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. - James 4:6

Anonymous Salt November 15, 2012 4:03 PM  

Reminds me of the film Victory in which Pele did just that move. Possibly the only good soccer film ever made. Micheal Caine was also in it.

Anonymous Daniel November 15, 2012 4:10 PM  

Yes, but did you rip your shirt off and run to the sideline for an umbrella drink? Because that would have been downright fancy of you.

Not that I should know this, but doesn't one of Ibrahimovic's tattoos say something like "Only God can judge me?"

Should say "Only God and Vox..."

You aren't going to believe me, but when I first saw the footage earlier today, I thought of the veterans game you posted about back when it happened. Regardless of what you think of the game itself, but executing kicks like this have got to be a huge rush.

Anonymous zen0 November 15, 2012 4:14 PM  

Someone should point out that that was the 4th goal that he scored in the game. It was like a row of exclamation points.

Anonymous ENthePeasant November 15, 2012 4:19 PM  

What? No evidence for you goal, you say?

Blogger Fred November 15, 2012 4:24 PM  

Some defender should have wiped you out. it would only have been a yellow card.
I have a dream: crush a forward, get a red card, then break the officials face on the way off the field, doubling the red.

Its my substitute Obama effigy destruction.

Anonymous Anonymous November 15, 2012 4:35 PM  

envy. cute.

Anonymous Daniel November 15, 2012 4:45 PM  

What? No evidence for you goal, you say?

No video evidence. I doubt very much that the scorekeeper forgot to write it down.

Oh wait, never mind. Nike, who sponsors Vox's league, happened to capture footage of Vox's miraculous goal.

Anonymous Aeoli Pera November 15, 2012 6:15 PM  


Blogger Shamgar November 15, 2012 7:56 PM  

Ibra should be mentioned among the best players in the world. Ever. But he plays for Sweden (not a soccer power) has a weird name (he is the son of Bosnian Muslim immigrants) and he is not media friendly (the Spanish press was always complaining about him when he played in Barcelona).

Anonymous Toni Pereira November 15, 2012 7:58 PM  

Great part of the credit goes to the goalkeeper...

Anonymous mjb November 15, 2012 10:52 PM  

Doesn't matter, soccer's gay.

Blogger Random November 15, 2012 11:15 PM  

Project much, mjb?

Anonymous zen0 November 16, 2012 5:38 AM  

What? No evidence for you goal, you say?

There are many types of evidence. Eyewitness testimony for instance.

Vox saw the whole thing.

Anonymous castricv November 16, 2012 6:18 AM  

Honestly watch the highlights. That goal was in the last 30 seconds of the game when England threw most people forward. His best goal of the day was easily the free kick for number 3.

Blogger Nate November 16, 2012 11:07 AM  

I feel like I just watched a highlight film of gay blowjobs... complete with faint praise from a narrator pointing out that his technique is better.

Anonymous castricv November 16, 2012 11:45 AM  

You watch gay blowjob films? And think of VD? sweet

Anonymous mjb November 16, 2012 3:51 PM  

Soccer fans and their metro gayness... Even their most impressive goals aren't as interesting as run of the mill football touchdowns.

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