Thursday, October 15, 2009

I hereby nominate Jonathan Bornstein for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.

[Photo: AP]

Zelaya is dancing it up at the Brazilian embassy, Micheletti wants a Bay Island summit and talks are continuing as the nation rejoices.

A qwiki general summary of the Honduras hubbub and the national radio call of JB's 95th minute equalizer that sent them to the World Cup for the first time since 1982...

- Greg Seltzer


WhereEaglesDare said...

Wow! What a crazy call on the Hondurun radio! Then again, when Bornstein headed the ball into the back of the net my friends and I were screaming and jumping about as well.

Desert Rat said...

What a lovely bit of music that is.

My high school Spanish only lets me understand about a third of the language, but "Estamos en la Copa Mundial" and the joy are clear enough.

No joke. I watched the game last night on ESPN 360 on my laptop, and when Bornstein scored that goal I raised a fist and yelled loud enough that everybody in the coffee shop I was in was convinced I was completely nuts.

Jamie said...

I definitely woke the neighbours...which serves them right, because they should have been watching the match, too.

As happy as I am about the result--and the dramatic increase of soccer-specific coverage in the media and popular consciousness over the past year--I find it a bit disheartening that there were more "USA" chants and American flags waving in the streets in Honduras the other night than there were in the States. Hopefully, we'll get there someday.