Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
I found the Youtube link, but, I'm sure it's on the internet about a billion places:
This is one of the most incredible goals I've ever seen -- how it develops from start to finish, what he did to score it, the situation (game tied 1-1, five minutes to go), you're going, NO HE WONT NO HE WONT OH WAIT YES HE DID.
For the uninitiated, the backdrop makes it even more impressive. This is the final for Spain's annual cup (equivalent to England's FA Cup), between the two arch-rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona. Real was missing its top player, Christian Ronaldo (US will see him in Brazil). Bale was the world's most expensive transfer ever; Real bought him 2 years ago from Tottenham Hotspurs for $144M (that's paid to Spurs, not to the player). He dominated the EPL two years ago, thus the huge transfer fee. But he has injury issues and never really lived up to the hype, until recently when he's been on a scoring tear.
So -- hugely important game, huge rivalry, hugely significant player. And it was tied 1-1 with 5 minutes left in regulation. And he came up with THAT. I mean... are you kidding me? How he RAN AROUND a defender. Note how the defender is closer to the ball and takes a straight line; but Bale goes the Great Circle Route, still gets there first by 5 yards, and holds the guy off for 20 yards while walking up to goal. "Excuse me Mr. Goalie, but I gotta put the ball in the net, k, thanks, bye."
It had to happen eventually, but it's sad for it to happen like this:
the world's most generous organization, the ncaa, has finally okd schools providing enough food to fully feed athletes.
even walk-ons are allowed to eat. no word on a toilet paper allowance.
A lot of interesting things...
Not surprised to see Floyd "Money" Mayweather at the top or Ronaldo and Messi as 2 & 3...
but had no idea that Stafford is the 6th highest paid athlete in the world of sports. Stafford is probably not even a top 6 QB in the NFC North (kidding...sorta).
Other interesting names to most professional and collegiate fans in the state of Michigan include Tom Brady @ 7 and Calvin Johnson @ 16