There's a DaMarcus Beasley Analogy In Here

I've been frustrated with whichever B-list director FIFA has sent ↵down to the Confederations Cup. B-list director guy has a penchant for ↵long, long shots of impassive coaches or South African guys in enormous ↵hats acting like they're on speed, showing them in lieu of, you know, ↵the game. ↵

↵It's one thing to get caught too long on a replay. It's entirely ↵another to spend 30 seconds going OMG ↵VUVUZELA* while interesting things are actually happening on the ↵field. And it's a third thing entirely to linger on a coach who is ↵reacting in no way whatsoever. At that point you might as well ↵show a still shot of a mannequin. ↵

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↵But many sins can be forgiven this man for capturing a strange little ↵person during yesterday's Brazil-Italy match. Prepare to be ↵mesmerized: ↵

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↵ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵ ↵
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↵We finally have an answer for "is there anyone Bob Bradley would ↵start Freddy Adu over?" Unless the child's husky stare proves ↵hypnotizing to the opposition, it's him. ↵

↵*("Take away the vuvuzela," says AP sports writer Raf ↵Casert, "and you take away the essence of the South African ↵football fan." Mr. Casert, this is the idea. When your essence ↵consists of 90 minutes of pointless insectoid droning, it should be ↵taken away from you and locked in a box until such time as you are not ↵annoying the entire world.) ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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