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Brazil's first goal tonight was an amazing shot from almost a zero angle. Some thought the No Korean goalie was too wide out, protecting against the expected flanker.  One of the world's best goalies, (former, now tv commenter Oliver Kahn) opined that in a fraction of a second, great players can decide to shoot a flank or a goal. He said that the goal was evidence of Maicon's expertise.

Recognizing that great athletes are conditioned to move correctly before they think, i tend to agree.

Had the goal been wider, it still would have counted.

But if the goal was just as wide, but moveable by a joystick controlled by each coach, for example, the goal might not have counted. Or if the goalie had called "time-out" it wouldn't have counted. or perhaps if it had snowed.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - AnaÔs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 06:21:42 PM EST
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