i learned that Andre Agassi won 10 of 11 matches after seeing a "tick" in Boris Becker's serve. Agassi could predict where Becker was serving based on whether Becker stuck his tongue out in the middle of his lip or to the left corner of his lip. Agassi told Becker over a pint of beer - after they retired (x)
The first known match featuring Brazil's national soccer team, 1914. In this game, a team of all-stars from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo played the British club Exeter City, which was on a South American tour. Both teams took an official photo before the game (Exeter is in stripes).
Brazil won the match 2-0, with their flowing style of soccer prevailing over the more physical (some would say violent) English style.
To this day, fans of Exeter (now in the lowly third tier of English soccer) taunt opponents by singing, "Have you ever played Brazil?"
Counted Out, First Stone., 1921. George Bellows, 1882-1925. Signed lithograph.
“I can entertain the proposition that life is a metaphor for boxing-for one of those bouts that go on and on, round following round, jabs, missed punches, clinches, nothing determined, again the bell and again and you and your opponent so evenly matched it’s impossible to see your opponent is you …”
― Joyce Carol Oates, On Boxing
Re: Herschel Walker. Here’s the thing: The GOP are solidly behind him despite, well, everything, because they assume he’ll be a reliable senate vote. But what if he’s too unhinged and emotionally unstable even for that?
They just assume they can tell him what to do. They think he can be managed.
But honestly, he might just be the guy who wakes up one day and votes on a hugely important bill on a whim.
Man, all those personalities. What if one’s a democrat?
I dunno, maybe they’re just hoping he’ll get bored after a few months, quit, and Kemp can replace him with a more suitable GOP’er. (I think that’s how it works?)