During a soccer game
the other day, I witnessed once again
missing the same goal
four times in a row.
First he missed it in real time
. Then he missed it in slow motion
. Then he managed to miss it in the reverse
angle as well, and lastly from behind
A similar thing happened during a corner
. Even though the players
tried four times, the exact same thing happened every time.
Being the researcher
I kinda am, I decided to investigate
I quickly located a former soccer player
and put Guinness
in him until he would let me into the trade secrets
"So.", I say. "What's with this 'replay
' thing ?"
(to avoid contamination) looked deeply into his beer and said,
"Oh, the replay
thing. It's terrible, terrible. That's the reason I no longer play, y'know
? I was in the top until I started to play a bit dirty
, y'know ?"
"You see, I started giving less than my best, and started playing a bit relaxed, like. Because I knew that I would get a few more chances
later on, most of them even in slow motion
"Then there was the live television
match.", he sighed, and looked at his empty glass.
I quickly moved over to the bar and picked up some more beer
. A reluctant bartender
and an argument about what I owed him delayed my return
to the table.
When I came back, the soccer player had vanished, leaving behind only an abandoned
corpse, and an enormous bar tab