Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Feel the Goosebumps
Megan Rapinoe to Abby Wambach in the 122nd minute of the 2011 World Cup is going to be remembered alongside Montana-to-Clark, Kirk Gibson's home run in the 9th inning of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, and the other heroic last-second turn-abouts in sports history. I do not believe that this is an overstatement. It was the latest goal ever scored in the history of the World Cup, it came after the United States had been playing ten-against-eleven for fifty-seven minutes, and the pass was, as they say in soccer, centimeter-perfect. I've probably watched it twenty-five times since Sunday, and I'm not done with it yet. A total goosebumps moment.