Six Goals!!

June 16, 2006

Messi

Argentina played an extraordinary game today against Serbia-Montenegro, winning 6-0. The game included the best two goals I've seen in this year's World Cup, so far, especially this heel-back pass from Hernan Crespo to Esteben Cambiasso which you can watch here (31st minute). Pictured above is Lionel Messi, who is only 18, comes in for the last 6 minutes of play and scores a goal.

So Argentina advances to the round of 16 along with the Netherlands. Those two great teams still square off next Wednesday, though in what for me is a bit of a grudge match. The only World Cup match I've ever been to was the heartbreaker '98 quarterfinal match between Argentina and the Netherlands, in Marseille, which Argentina lost 2-1. And now that my brother and his family live in Holland, there is a lot of emotion riding on this next one.


LDS Authority and Gay Marriage

June 8, 2006

The following is an editorial published in my hometown paper by Jeffrey Nielsen. Though I had already read and appreciated it, during a recent visit to Salt Lake, my mother had clipped it out of the paper to save because she thought it was so good. Unsurprisingly, the article resulted in his being dismissed as a part time philosophy professor at BYU…. Read the rest of this entry »