Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Greeks Are Going Mad!

Forget West Germany versus France in 1982. Man U versus Bayern Munich in 1999. Forget the Hand of God and the Feet of God. Forget The Edmonton Drillers versus The Chicago Sting in 1981. The greatest soccer match in history was the International Philosopher's Match, played between Germany and Greece, in a time unknown. It was documented first in Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus, a 1972 German Special. The game then again appeared in Live at the Hollywood Bowl. It was taped in two parts, and was shown with other video in between it.

It was a marvelous display of talent.



The embedded YouTube clip above is missing a segment where Karl Marx is substituted, and where the Greeks celebrate their winning goal. A second YouTube clip is here, has both those segments, but is missing the entire first part of the game. If you watch both videos, it should all make sense. Unfortunately, this is the best I could find at this time. It is an extremely hard game to find video of, for obvious reasons. I mean, look at these lineups:

DEUTSCHLAND
1 LEIBNIZ
2 I.KANT
3 HEGEL
4 SCHOPENHAUER
5 SCHELLING
6 BECKENBAUER
7 JASPERS
8 SCHLEGEL
9 WITTGENSTEIN
10 NIETZSCHE
11 HEIDEGGER


GRIECHENLAND
1 PLATO
2 EPIKTET
3 ARISTOTELES
4 SOPHOKLES
5 EMPEDOKLES VON ACRAGA
6 PLOTIN
7 EPIKUR
8 HERAKLIT
9 DERAKLIT
10 SOKRATES
11 ARKIMEDES


A full transcript is here.

2 Comments:

At 10:45 AM, Anonymous Brad said...

This is the greatest goal in Football history. Alot of people will say it was Gerrard's goal agaist West Ham in this year's FA cup final...but really, it doesn't compare to this stroke of Football genius. Well in guv'nor!

 
At 5:28 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Hilarious clip, some vintage monty python there.

 

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