Main Menu

Tag Archives | Rule

…An own goal can win a soccer game?

I’m a big fan of outside the box thinking, but this one takes the cake:

During the 1994 Shell Caribbean Cub between Barbados and Grenada,

    Barbados needed to win the game by two clear goals in order to progress to the next round. Now the trouble was caused by a daft rule in the competition which stated that in the event of a game going to penalty kicks, the winner of the penalty kicks would be awarded a 2-0 victory.

    With 5 minutes to go, Barbados were leading 2-1, and going out of the tournament (because they needed to win by 2 clear goals). Then, when they realized they were probably not going to score against Grenada’s massed defense, they turned round, and deliberately scored on their own goal to level the scores and take the game into penalties. Grenada, themselves not being stupid, realized what was going on, and then attempted to score an own goal themselves. However, the Barbados players started defending their opponents goal to prevent this.

    In the last five minutes, spectators were treated to the incredible sight of both team’s defending their opponents goal against attackers desperately trying to score an own goal and goalkeepers trying to throw the ball into their own net. The game went to penalties, which Barbados won and so were awarded a 2-0 victory and progressed to the next round.

[Via: Snopes Via: Kottke]

…You are not Jesus?

Ever wonder what would happen if you followed every rule in the Bible? (There are over 700 of them.)

Well, one man did, and he spent an entire year doing as the Bible does, and documenting his process in a book titled “The Year of Living Biblically”. (He also read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica for a book titled “The Know-It-All”.

I think this picture speaks for itself:

A. J. Jacobs

Though the interview with A. J. Jacobs is equally interesting.

Can you walk the talk?

[Newsweek – Biblical Living]