All-time great Team USA killer Oscar Schmidt was recently honored with Brazil’s “Ordem de Rio Branco” award, a medal bestowed upon those citizens of Brazil who “distinguish themselves as national heroes.”
In writing up a story on Schmidt for – shameless plug alert – SummerOlympian.com, I came across this neat highlight clip of the 1989 European Cup final in which Real Madrid’s Drazen Petrovic and Schmidt with Snaidero Caserta accounted for a ridiculous 106 points in an overtime thriller. (Incidentally, if you think “writing up a story” is a weak euphemism for “spending too much time watching YouTube videos,” i’d, uh, deny it profusely.)
Meanwhile, ESPN.com, on the occasion of Euroleague’s 50th anniversary, devoted a whopping three minutes’ worth of video clip to the Euroleague’s 50 Greatest Contributors set to David Bowie’s “We Could Be Heroes.”
Gee, thanks. The monogrammed ones couldn’t have put together a video clip of, say, eight or nine minutes set to a remix by, say, Public Enemy? There’s only about one million such videos decently done so on the ‘Tube.
Guess that’s why to this writer it will forever be known as “The Worldwide Leader in [American] Sports…”