What a weekend of sporting action. So many great games and dramatic results. As is often the case though, the highlights, for many, were low lights for some. For the latter, it all quite literally ended in tears.
Millions of Manchester United fans in the Far East and thousands in Manchester were celebrating gritty Sunderland’s 0-0 draw with Arsenal on Saturday, and then crying into their chicken fried rice on Sunday as Liverpool absolutely punched United in the face to the tune of 3-1. Meanwhile, the Miami Heat continued to be the most enjoyable, universally hated basketball team ever. They make the Pistons of yesteryear look cherished and loved.
Yesterday the feisty Bulls outlasted Miami 87-86, sending the Heat into the locker room, well, there’s no other way to put this than, crying. After the game, completely over-matched Heat coach Erik Spoelstra made the colossal mistake of telling the media that; ‘’there are a couple of guys crying in the locker room right now.’’ The baby faced Spoelstra may as well start engraving that sentence on his Heat tombstone, a laughably pathetic epitaph to a coaching job doomed from the start.
The Miami Heat weren’t the only weekend-that-was cry babies.
On Sunday, Manchester United were wiped off the field by a rejuvenated Liverpool. Nani, United’s ‘Ronaldo lite’ was the victim of an admittedly bad tackle by Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher. The normal, humane reaction would of course be to feel sorry for the injured player, however how is that possible in Nani’s case? He is literally impossible to like, and he only has himself to blame. As he sat on the ground post-tackle, barking angrily like an aggrieved chi-Wawa, a Liverpool player placed his hand on his shoulder. Nani recoiled backwards, jackknifing as if he had just been hit at point blank range by a particularly ferocious Devin McCourty tackle. As his back hit the turf, what area of his body did he grab? Well, his face, naturally. We all know the natural reaction to a grievous shoulder injury inflicted by a soft touch to said area exposes itself via severe facial pain, right?!