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The Tuesday 10:  Monumental Decision Edition

By “The Other 87 Minutes / Senior Unemployed English Major Correspondents

In honor of Zinedine Zidane’s new monument outside the Pompidou Centre in Paris, we bring you ten more somewhat less-than-glorious images from the beautiful game that need to be cast in bronze.

1. I'd love for future civilizations to dig this bad boy up:

2. And while we're on the subject of great German goalkeepers, maybe they can put this next to it, if only as something for visiting Americans to deface:

3. He is all that is man:

4. And so is he. It's a little blurry, but you get the idea:

5. Liverpool really should look into this one:

6. Surely there's already one of this somewhere:

7. The image of Nigerian Rashidi Yekini here isn't ridiculous at all, but the idea of trying to sculpt a net amuses me the part of me that took an art class in high school to no end.

8. Not all great soccer moments happen on the field:

9. Going back to the Zidane statue, if it's violence they're after:

10. But if they're really trying to compose a monument to defeat, may I make a suggestion:

FBM Editor's Pick: Might We suggest this one outside Crew Stadium? They've already got McBride in legos.

About “The Other 87 Minutes”

What is this new site we're exposing you too? We'll let them explain:

“The Other 87 seeks to provide something that’s not instant analysis or eve of matchday previews. Think of us as the good bits of your favorite soccer coverage: the profiles that examine what makes a certain player tick, the historical background that sheds some light on how the sport has evolved to the present day, the silly features that are more than just tacking names on a list, but considering and explaining why each one deserves to be there.

O87 wants to be a home for soccer writing that makes you think, but that also treats the game as just that, a game. The greatest game, the one we obsess over and fixate on, to the point where we can’t read that gas costs 3.43 a gallon without thinking of Ajax’s 1995 Champions League winning team. But a game nonetheless.

“When you play a match, it is statistically proven that players actually have the ball three minutes on average. The best players – the Zidanes, Ronaldinhos, Gerrards – will have the ball maybe four minutes. Lesser players – defenders – probably two minutes. So, the most important thing is: what do you do those 87 minutes when you do not have the ball…. That is what determines whether you’re a good player or not.” –Johann Cruff

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