Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Final word on the World Cup

It was an ugly game on Sunday, the 1-0 victory by Spain over the Netherlands to claim the 2010 World Cup. As more than one commentator said, it probably didn't win the sport any new fans,and even the diehards had their patience tested. (At least it didn't go into a shootout, which would kind of be like settling the Super Bowl with a field goal kicking contest.)

Even so, Joe Posnanski at SI.com found some beauty in a match that was something less than "The Beautiful Game," and he shows once again why he's one of the best sportswriters today:  The Glory of Spain.

Now, if only the game had been this exciting...


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