Friday’s Wall Street Journal featured this story in its Friday Journal sction:
Is Spain’s ‘La Roja’ The Greatest Team Ever?
Not just the best in soccer: the best of all time in any sport. Why the Spanish national team could make history.
Tell Babe Ruth to enjoy another quiet glass of whiskey at his corner table. Red Auerbach can take his victory cigar outside. Send Vince Lombardi’s Packers an honorary cheesehead in commiseration. “La Roja,” the Spanish national soccer team, may soon surpass them.
This is going to be a hard one for a lot of sports fans in the U.S. to swallow, but if La Roja manages to win a second consecutive European championship, it’s going to have to be considered the greatest sports team of all time. Euro 2012 begins Friday in Poland and Ukraine and ends July 1.
Two consecutive European championships? Seriously? The greatest sports team of all time?
Even more ridiculous, here’s the graphic that accompanied the piece:
Where are monumental 1960s Boston Celtics teams?
Answer: Delegated to the jump page.
RED’S RUN | Red Auerbach’s Boston Celtics, led by Bill Russell, won eight titles in a row.
So La Roja’s two in a row trump Red’s eight in a row? You’ll have to read the Journal piece to sort out the logic of that.
Even so, the hardworking staff says: