¡Qué cojones!

Strange, isn’t it, that those vulnerable things they’re protecting are also a metaphor for strength and power?

They always look like little scared schoolboys when they do this, and so, for this and other reasons, I’m happy the game wasn’t decided this way.

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2 Responses to ¡Qué cojones!

  1. Curtis says:

    I’m not sure I understand your drift, but just a couple of words of explanation. The players put their hands there so they won’t have to MOVE them there if the ball is struck…pecker high, as an old coach once said. If your hands are already there and the ball strikes them, then the hand ball is not considered “intentional,” but if you have them at your side and move them to block the shot it could very well be considered intentional by the referee and a penalty kick awarded.

    Love the delving into sports though!

    • celebratingtime says:

      Chip and I just had a conversation about this at dinner – not that he reads my blog, but I told him about it, and he told me the same thing: that their hands are there not to protect their parts, but to prevent an accidental handball. But I swear that one time when I saw all those guys clutching at themselves and asked him what was going on, he said it was the protection thing.
      And baseball is another thing: have you noticed how many of them, while they’re at bat, just make sure all their parts are still down there?

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