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Video: Making a List

The man of mail delivered three treats to House of Insider today: Netflix DVDs of "Frozen River" and "Man on Wire" and the March issue of the incomparable FourFourTwo magazine. Among this month's features is the 50 Greatest Football Television Moments. Number 1 is Kevin Keegan's fiery 1996 interview on Sky Sports, but perhaps my favorite is No. 26: commentator David Coleman introducing highlights of the nasty 1962 World Cup match between Chile and Italy, the infamous "Battle of Santiago."

"The game you are about to see is the most stupid, appalling, disgusting and disgraceful exhibition of football possibly in the history of the game. ... This is the first time the countries have ever met; we hope it is the last."

The Beckhams also make the list for their 2001 interview with Ali G (mature audiences only):

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Ali G is terrific!

Posted by: therealfootball | February 24, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Did Steve Rammel's goal in the 30th second in 1996 make the list?

Posted by: joedoc1 | February 24, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

That first video of Chile-Italy game is HILARIOUS.

Posted by: redskinsux | February 24, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

At 3:10 in the Chile-Italy video: not a slide tackle, just a tackle.

Posted by: fallschurch1 | February 24, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

that's the best Beckham interview ever

Posted by: DCU_VW | February 24, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse


Look who just saved Fulham's bacon...

Goal - Fulham 1 (Clinton Dempsey 77) Swansea 1

Posted by: Kev29 | February 24, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

That was not Posh. The woman in that clip was smiling and laughing.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 24, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Fulham get a second - Dempsey subbed off to a nice ovation. Fulham move on to the quarterfinals where they will host Manchester United.

Posted by: Kev29 | February 24, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Italy/Chile looked a lot like 2006 Portugal/Netherlands...

Posted by: LookingDangerous | February 24, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

I've seen a bit of that Chile-Italy match before. The best part is the BBC announcing, esp the match introduction. They should have included the now-standard warning though: "Kids, don't try this one at home."

Posted by: Modibo | February 24, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Whatever portion of hell Sasha Baren Cohen goes to, I want in.

Seriously, this guy slices and dices people with the truth, and they have to laugh because it just can't be denied.

Also, I would have loved to have seen closeups in slow motion of the Italian players being, well, flagrantly Italian. Good post.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | February 24, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

The Italians playing dirty? Some things never change. Italy's David had some serious issues with Chile...he caused each of the first three incidents shown there.

Posted by: FAkeemail9875 | February 24, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

That first video was Italy vs. Chile in the 1962 WC?!?! Wow, I thought it was Italy vs USA in the 2006 WC...

Posted by: silverrey | February 24, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

What are the chances that David guy is somehow an ancestor of Rafa "Roja" Marquez?

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | February 24, 2009 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Clearly, David Coleman's observations were before watching El Tri play the USA...

Posted by: fischy | February 24, 2009 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Man on Wire is a great documentary. You won't be disappointed.
I even remember when it happened, which dates me.

Posted by: billq1 | February 24, 2009 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Italy got screwed. The first scrum was two dives by the Chileans. Then when the Chilean took the full swing and knocked the Italian out in the corner, I don't think the Chile player got a red card. And when the Italian was full on American tackled and all but hog tied at midfield, again no red card. Home field advantage is nothing like it used to be apperently.

Posted by: Alsatian1 | February 24, 2009 7:53 PM | Report abuse

You idiots! Your kid is going to see that when he's 16. And so is everyone who is at his school. Can you imagine?

Posted by: notafembot | February 24, 2009 11:04 PM | Report abuse

I love Ali G =) Just watching that makes me feel so much better about Beckham

Posted by: Eugene7 | February 25, 2009 12:04 AM | Report abuse

The amazing thing is that only two players - both Italian - received red cards in that match. So, a blatant left hook to another player's face isn't a red card? What about an open-field arm tackle from behind? Apparently the tradition of serious home-field refereeing in the WC extends at least as far back as 1962.

Eric Cantona would have been proud of that flying karate kick that earned the second Italian red card.

Posted by: jsm91 | February 25, 2009 10:00 AM | Report abuse

In the Italy-Chile game, the Italians sent the Corleone regional squad and the Chileans the Pinochet select anti-riot squad.

Posted by: JPHT | February 25, 2009 10:40 AM | Report abuse

My favorite part in the Italy-Chile match clip was when the photographers felt the need to come onto the field to document the celebration of Chile's 2nd goal @ 3:24. That was hilarious. They should allow that today.

Posted by: JasonSparks | February 25, 2009 10:44 AM | Report abuse

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