Friday, June 25, 2010

Love This

From "National Defense" by Hampton Sides in the New Yorker:

[The surprise 1-0 victory by the U.S. over England in the 1950 World Cup] came to be regarded as the greatest upset in the history of World Cup soccer—the so-called Miracle on Grass—and was the subject of a 1996 book by Geoffrey Douglas, "The Game of Their Lives." The English could not quite grasp what had happened. Newspaper editors in London, certain the score that came in over the wires was a typing error, posted the result as "10-1, England."