Saturday, May 25, 2013

Goliath takes the cup

Joe E. Lewis once said:
"Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for U.S. Steel."
He meant that rooting for the monied, talent-laden team was like rooting for an industrial monopoly that always seemed to crush opposition with no real fight required.
The Yankees were the ultimate favorites, much as I viewed BAYERN MUNICH in today's CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL against fellow German club BORUSSIA DORTMUND.
Arjen Robben's 89th-minute goal gave Bayern the 2-1 victory they deserved, but I found it impossible to celebrate their title.
Bayern are the Goliaths to almost every other team's David, and my heart has always been on the side of the underdog, not the robber baron.
Watching today's final was like watching U.S. Steel crush yet another competitor on the road toward industrialized hegemony.


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