Saturday, February 12, 2011
Random Look Back on the Exploits of Nigel de Jong
I'm not sure what prompted it, but I went back to look at the Nigel de Jong jump-kick on Xabi Alonso to see if it was really as bad as I remembered it, or if it had merely grown worse in the mind's eye and at the time we all made a big deal out of a relatively minor offense. Turns out, it was the former. That was like a Mortal Kombat move. Outside of a half dozen hockey plays and this woman's rampage, I cannot remember ever seeing a dirtier play on the field.