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12-07-2012, 10:57 PM
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Hammer Time
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A few soccer comparisons:

Martin Brodeur with Iker Casillas - great goalies who have been consistently good over a long career, and have set numerous longevity records. Both have played their entire career for one team. Both have won pretty much every major trophy in their sport. Also, both have benefitted from playing on teams where they haven't had to face a lot of shots.

Maurice Richard with Zinedine Zidane - Great players who had a habit of scoring the "big goal" to win a game or tournament for their team. Both came from an ethnic group that was a minority in their country, and encountered some discrimination for that reason. However, both lost their temper at a critical moment (Richard in 1955, Zidane at the 2006 World Cup) which contributed to their team missing out on a major prize.

Phil Esposito with Gerd Müller - Great goal scorer who peaked in the early 70s as a teammate of the greatest defender of all time in their sport. Both had a habit of getting "garbage goals" from right in front of the net. Both led their nations to a great international triumph (Summit Series, 1974 World Cup).

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