Monday, February 13, 2012

Zambia Wins! Inspiration from Humility

David overcometh Goliath
Against all the odds, Zambia pulled it off.  In the very country where their entire national team was killed in an airplane tragedy nineteen years ago, this undersized squad of no-names with a funky Chipolopolo moniker overcame one favored adversary after the next, culminating in the triumph over the most star-studded sides of them all, the annoyingly francophone Côte d'Ivoire.  The storyline is awesome and inspiring in its goodness, and reinforces belief in the power of sport in general, and its most beautiful game in particular. 

The contrast with the depressing, ingenuine woe-is-me attitude in Egypt could not be sharper.  May Zambia's triumph over tragedy through discipline, modesty and hard work serve as a lesson to their egoistic brethren to the north.

A tad presumptuous, perhaps

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