Ronaldinho and Kaká show how the "Jogo Bonito" is done
I hesitate a little to put this one up, because Cristina reads here now and then, and I know that she's an Inter Milan fan. Sorry Cristina...
I was curious to find out how the Brazilian fútbol superstar Ronaldinho was doing after leaving FC Barcelona for AC Milan in Italy's Serie A, so I looked him up on Youtube and elsewhere.
Shown below is a clip from the most recent Derby della Madonnina (Milan Derby), which is a contest between archrivals AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano.
AC Milan - Inter Milano - 1-0 Ronaldinho - The best home videos are here
What a feed from Ronaldinho over to fellow Brazilian star Kaká, back to Ronaldinho again. That's about as pretty a goal as you are ever going to see, even if Kaká may have been slightly offside. There was nothing my boy "Matrix" Materazzi could do about that one...
Brendan and I went to an international match between Brazil and Venezuela at Gillette Stadium back in June. It was quite an experience. Drums, bullhorns, singing, dancing, massive green and gold flags everywhere, and maybe 10 Venezuelan fans in the whole rockin' place. Neither Ronaldinho nor Kaká were there for Brazil's squad that night. The Brazilian fans were a fun and friendly bunch until they started losing (Venezuela won in a stunner, 2-0). We left at half-time, when the fights started breaking out. It may be one of the most ridiculous sights you can imagine... two pudgy guys in identical Ronaldinho jerseys slinging beer at each other and trying to punch each other's lights out.