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13 August 2006

Everyone says it was brutal, but the Zidane headbutt was a beautiful thing. He might have thrown away the game for his team, but he won the game for another team: everyone who's ever observed the code . . . nobody says that about my mom. And he affirmed another code: that meaning exists beyond the score. It's not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game. Of course, it'd have been even cooler if he'd won the game on a penalty kick, then walked over and headbutted the dude.