Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Big Tarte Tatin

It's about time New York posted a victory, thanks in large part to Thierry Henry's ridiculous first touch and lightning second. That was prettier than one of them fancy upside-down apple pies.







- Greg Seltzer

8 comments:

DrewVT6 said...

It's like he watched Gareth Bale earlier in the day...

Jay said...

Dude's waving off his teammate for the celebration. What the fuck is up with that?

dikranovich said...

the biggest plus from yesterday might just be that benny feilhaber got his groove on. he is the linchpin.

and maybe coach klinsmann is using just the right amount of motivation.

jon said...

Jay, did you watch the whole video...or even to the 25 second mark would have answered your question.

dikranovich said...

game of thrones is so freaking good. magnificent filmmaking.

Jay said...

Yes, jon, I did. In fact, I watched it to the end in order to see the close-up of Henry waving off Steele at 0:48. He's dodging his own players for a good ten seconds until he wanders into a group of NYRB players warming up on the end line.

dikranovich said...

jay, it seems pretty clear from the video and new yorks place in the standings that what henry was trying to convey was that the game is not over, and even if we do win, it is only one win.

this was a case of the captain wanting to rally the troops for more success. and it aint like winning against philly is anything special anyway.

jon said...

Jay, and then what does he do with those players in the corner/on the endline? Does he put his arm around them as they all sort of huddle together? Basically it was like the super low-key version of Michael Bradley's celebration against Slovenia. Bradley's behavior (in so much as he was waving for everyone to come join him) is the exception rather than the rule. You see players celebrating all the time by dodging their teammates and running to the corner, etc. In Henry's case, he just did it in slow motion and in a particularly sullen French way. I'm not even a RBNY or Henry fan, and I often find his behavior (whether sulking on field or disparaging teammates off the field) to be unprofessional, but this particular instance merely registers as a "huh, that was a weird way to celebrate with his teammates."