Friday, June 11, 2010

What A Start

I helped make history a few minutes ago.

The first World Cup goal ever scored on the African continent came as we were doing our daily segment with John Madden. The man who is American football helped us call the historic goal in the game the world calls football.

Now, we didn't push our luck and ask Big John to actually say the name of the guy who scored the marker. Siphiwe Tshabalala is not as well-known as Peyton Manning or Brett Favre here in the States, but what a poetic name!

But just seconds before the goal, Madden had pointed out the failure of either team to connect on long passes. And then, as Madden would say, Boom!. The Bafana Bafana had scored on a stirring strike by Tshabalala off a long feed.

Johannesburg is now celebrating the final result of the match-- a 1-1 draw with El Tri.

And I'm pretty thrilled that we got to play our little part.

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