Friday, Jun. 25, 2010

Diego. Armando. Maradona.

There's no denying that the Argentine manager is having a good World Cup. His charges have swept all before them, taking a 100% record into the second round, and probably look the likeliest (after rival Brazil) to lift the trophy for what would be a third time. But as entertaining as Argentina is on the pitch, it's nothing compared to the value you get from its main man off it. When asked by the media about his unique kiss-and-hug management style, Diego Maradona responded by saying — fret not! — he still prefers women, specifically his girlfriend "Veronica, who is blond and 31." He hasn't been shy with footballing opinions either, dismissing the only other player who might be better than him, Brazilian legend Pelé, with a suggestion to "go back to the museum." And UEFA president — and former French great — Michel Platini was described as a "know-all" (though Maradona apologized for that one.) No matter what happens from here on in, someone should commission a Maradona reality show immediately.