Sunday, June 17, 2007
Argentinean Manu Ginóbili won his third NBA Championship with the San Antonio Spurs. Argentina also won the gold medals in the two most popular sports in the world, Soccer and Basketball, and the 2004 Olympics. And a few minutes ago an Argentinean named Angel Cabrera won the USA by one stroke over Tiger Woods. This type of sports success you expect from Germany or the United States or Australia, but not necessarily from Argentina. I just think it’s pretty cool. Not only that, but not since John Daly won the British Open at St. Andrews in 1995 have we had a champion of such manly girth, what the Japanese call “big hara.” This guy looks like a guy who throws back a cerveza now and again.