Doc’s Sports Today and in the Day

 Brazil,  Soccer, and Magical Realism

on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, August 18,  2014


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The great nation of Brazil’s ignominious 7-1 defeat by Germany at the World Cup semi-finals in July of 2014 in front of their home crowd was a thunderbolt from an angry god. But a little known children’s story by Brazil’s greatest novelist injects magical realism, innocence and perspective in contrast to Brazil’s fanatical worship on the altar of sport victory.

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