Monday, April 23, 2007

The Black Panther Underwent Surgery Today

No, not that Black Panther, ya nerds. I'm talking about soccer legend Eusebio.

65 year old Eusebio had to undergo surgery to unclot an artery that was slowing the flow of blood to his brain. The story isn't clear whether the surgery was a success or not, but since it doesn't seem to include any obviously bad news, we will hope for the best and that Eusebio will be alright.

For those of you not familiar with Eusebio, he is simply of the finest soccer players of all-time. He averaged more than a goal a game for his club team Benfica (and considering that was 715 appearances, that is really, really remarkable). He was striking for the creativity and speed he brought on the ball. Coupled with that sneaky way of moving was an absolute thunderbolt shot. He shot with tremendous power both on the run and in free kick situations.

So get better soon, Eusebio, aka The Black Pearl aka The Black Panther! Enjoy some highlights, ya'll.


lbutler36 said...

did he have nay nicknames that did not involve him being black?

Big Blue Monkey said...

It was Portugal in the early 60's--my guess is that he didn't, no.

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