Soccer World Cup Brazil Pele and Michael Palin


As the World Cup is in Brazil, I will translate this into Portuguese.  You will have to live with Google Translator for that and any Portuguese speakers can yell at me later.  :)   Soccer as it’s called in the United States and Canada, or Football in the rest of the world, is one of my favorite sports.  I was taken to soccer matches before I was taken to my first baseball game.  My father Marvin Charton and his Belfast born “partner in crime.” John J.J. McClarnon” took me to the games. Then came the New York Cosmos of the then North American Soccer League and a player, considered the Babe Ruth of soccer came out of retirement.  Edson Arantes do Nascimento but you may know his nickname, Pele.   My friend Saul Schlapik and I saw him play for the first time in the Summer of 1976, Bicentennial Summer.  The Cosmos still played their games in Yankee Stadium.  We watched Pele go around the entire opposing team and score. We saw several more games and were lucky enough to get tickets.  It was Pele’s day.  President Jimmy Carter spoke, but I forgot that until recently.

     I just finished Pele’s autobiography, Why Soccer Matters.  He wasn’t just the greatest soccer player ever, but he is an astute observer of Brazilian society.  Soccer is interwoven with Brazilian culture, you cannot separate the two.  He spoke about the infamous Cup Final loss, in 1950, when  Brazil, the host nation lost the cup final to small, neighboring Uruguay.  

     There was a lot of opposition in Brazil to even hosting the 2014 World Cup.  People felt the money spent was money hospitals and schools were not getting.  Whether Brazil gets an economic boost, the jury is still out.  

     I enjoyed watching the tournament.  I am proud of the United States team.  I have to  congratulate Germany for winning the cup. 

      As the tournament began, I watched Michael Palin’s latest travel series, Brazil.  As a Monty Python fan, I’ve followed Mr. Palin for four decades.  I always enjoy his travel insights

     With the World Cup, Pete, and Michael Palin, I developed some insight into Brazil.  Not sure if I would visit, but I enjoyed the insight.

 

Como a Copa do Mundo é no Brasil, eu vou traduzir isso em Português. Você vai ter que viver com o Google Tradutor para isso e quaisquer falantes de português pode gritar comigo mais tarde.🙂 Futebol, como é chamado nos Estados Unidos e Canadá, ou futebol no resto do mundo, é um dos meus esportes favoritos. Fui levado para partidas de futebol antes, fui levado para o meu primeiro jogo de beisebol. Meu pai Marvin Charton e sua Belfast nascido “parceiro no crime”. John J.J. McClarnon “me levou para os jogos. Então veio o New York Cosmos do então North American Soccer League e um jogador, considerado o Babe Ruth de futebol saiu da aposentadoria. Edson Arantes do Nascimento, mas você pode saber seu apelido, Pele. My amigo Saul Schlapik e eu o vi jogar pela primeira vez no verão de 1976, o bicentenário de verão. The Cosmos ainda jogou seus jogos no Yankee Stadium. Nós assistimos Pelé sair por aí toda a equipe adversária e marcar. vimos vários outros jogos e foram a sorte de conseguir bilhetes. era dia de Pele. presidente Jimmy Carter falou, mas eu esqueci que até recentemente.

      Acabei de terminar a autobiografia de Pelé, por que é importante de futebol. Ele não era apenas o maior jogador de futebol de sempre, mas ele é um observador astuto da sociedade brasileira. Futebol está entrelaçada com a cultura brasileira, você não pode separar os dois. Ele falou sobre o infame perda Cup Final, em 1950, quando o Brasil, o país anfitrião perdeu a final da Taça de pequeno, vizinho Uruguai.

      Houve muita oposição no Brasil até mesmo sediar a Copa do Mundo de 2014. As pessoas sentiam o dinheiro gasto foi dinheiro hospitais e escolas não estavam recebendo. Se o Brasil ganha um impulso econômico, o júri é ainda para fora.

      Eu gostava de assistir o torneio. Estou orgulhoso da equipe dos Estados Unidos. Tenho de felicitar Alemanha para ganhar a taça.

       À medida que o torneio começou, eu assisti mais recente série de viagens de Michael Palin, Brasil. Como um fã de Monty Python, eu segui o Sr. Palin durante quatro décadas. Eu sempre gostei de suas idéias de viagens

      Com a Copa do Mundo, Pete, e Michael Palin, eu desenvolvi algumas dicas sobre o Brasil. Não tenho certeza se eu gostaria de visitar, mas eu gostei do insight.

 

 

 

 

About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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