Maybe this isn’t true – who knows, but supposedly the Tango (dance) was invented in the Quilombos (brothels) as the bored Johns waiting to take their turn, would playfully dance with each other, the early tango dance would be an exaggerated almost G-rated Knife Fight but with no knives,
On July 16, 1950, the Uruguay national team perpetrated arguably the biggest theft of the 20th Century, think the “Italian Job” but done for real and on a much grander scale, except now consider that it was done with no real planning, no money, no criminal mastermind quarterbacking the whole operation, no Michael Caine, heck not even a facetious cameo from Noël Coward… what did they do you ask?
When I get sorta nostalgic about the Uruguay National Team, I remember this is no longer the Uruguay National Team just El Maestro Tabarez’ expensive toy train-set, his to do as he wishes, his to wreck, to derail, his to put back on track when he wishes or sadly IF he wishes!
Yesterday’s post was going to be my one off post for the summer but then I remembered this Blog has an anniversary coming up. So many memories which need to be re-remembered, so many images flooding my head which produces a compulsive desire to share.
The Under-20 Tournament came and went, for a brief moment we were allowed to fantasize with actually winning a World Cup, unfortunately it wasn’t to be. Uruguay’s fortune in this tournament came down to penalties. Uruguay’s last 3 games went to penalties – outside of the the Portugal match which gave us some exciting saves from Fénix goalkeeper, Santiago Mele – Uruguay eventually ran out of steam, Venezuela advanced to […]
En esta oportunidad les presentamos nuestro podcast número 7, sí, increíble, tantos como LCB años de existencia. Esperamos que lo disfruten, sea manejando, viajando, desde la comodidad del hogar o donde tengan la chance. Intentamos tocar pocos temas, los de actualidad y relevancia, y esperamos sus comentarios a modo de feedback. Muchas gracias de antemano.
Uruguay’s U20 World Cup campaign got off to a great start on Sunday morning after defeating Italy 1-0 in their opening game of Group D. The goal-scorer was Rodrigo Amaral who is on a redemption mission of sorts after his costly penalty shootout miss in Uruguay’s elimination to Brazil in the 2015 U20 World Cup. From the outside one can see, Uruguay won the game, got the three points and […]
They say time can heal all wounds or can depending on which perspective we wish to subscribe to, time can continue to divide – to separate. Here we are in, what is it? The eleventh year of ‘El Proceso Tabarez’ … I cannot for the life of me recall how we got here and what exactly we should celebrate