Posts Tagged ‘Catania

03
Mar
09

Carlos Eyeliner Had the Assist

A pretty goal is a pretty goal andĀ Giuseppe Mascara gets all dolled up to slam one home in a Serie A game yesterday. The Catanian striker’s early candidate for goal of the year helped his side take the Sicilian Cup over Palermo. But you already knew that. Of course, you may also remember the flamboyant Mascara from the fall when, lining up to take a penalty kick, three of his teammates dropped their pants to distract the other team

17
Nov
08

Full Moon Over Italy

In Italy’s Serie A soccer league, one of the most competitive soccer leagues in the world, every little bit helps, especially in what is generally a low scoring game. So, when Giuseppe Mascara lined up to take a deciding penalty kick, with the score tied 2-2, three other members of the Sicilian team Catania dropped their shorts so that the goalkeeper was screened from seeing the ball.

“This is a strategy that (Catania coach Walter) Zenga tries continually in training,” the club’s chief executive Pietro Lo Monaco told RAI state radio Monday. Not everyone was psyched by this creative maneuver, with a former referee coordinator calling the move unsportsmanlike and in bad taste, but I like it. Then again, anytime public nudity comes into play I’m probably going to be a fan.

However, Lo Manaco disagrees with the former ref and other critics who called it a trick, saying “A trick? I wouldn’t say so. It’s up to the referee to decide if it should be penalized, otherwise I don’t see where the problem is….Good taste is relative.”

I look forward to this being used more often in other sports venues. This would obviously be a VERY effective strategy against Jeff Garcia anytime he’s under center…What about maybe Eddy Curry dropping trou right before LeBron takes a foul shot, I mean, the sight of a posterior that size might block out the hoop, the lights, everything. I think this could start a wonderful new trend in sports, and I for one cannot wait until the ESPN Top 10 mooning incidents.




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