18 March 2010

Another Jazz/Sport Analogy

This time from Europe, in a story about Lionel Messi, the Argentine striker currently on a tear for FC Barcelona:
El Pais columnist Ramon Besa: "Messi plays as if he were a seasoned jazz musician, always recognizable but different every night. He improvises with the same old score, the band follows him and he plays with a religious faith, and the fans demand that the music never stops."
The quote comes from Washington Post columnist Steven Goff, who thankfully translates from the original Spanish.

Major h/t to my brother, who is owed a six-pack of Bell's Two Hearted Ale. Photo via si.com.

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