Coming out of the weekend, Monday looms like Manuel Neuer ready to snuff out any sort of fun you may have had over the past couple days. Ask any working stiff what their least favorite day is, and you’ll get Monday nine times out of ten. If anyone tells you differently, make sure to follow up that first question with one about their daily drug consumption.
As such, we’re introducing MONDAY FUNDAY on The Special Ones. No introspection, no deep thoughts on this one. Just pure, unadulterated fun.
For this week’s edition, we’re going to pick on Sunderland in the English Premier League. As if it wasn’t bad enough for a rampant Southampton to drop eight, count ’em, EIGHT goals on the Black Cats, they had to suffer through one of the worst own goals you’ll see this season. I’m sorry Sunderland: Monday Funday is all about heaping more misery on your poor, weak-ass shoulders.
If anyone was to ask me to pick the opening goal in an 8-0 rout out of a lineup, this would INSTANTLY be my first choice. Comically bad clearance? Check. Incredibly inopportune time to hit a “perfect” volley? Got it. On-loan defender from one of England’s most hated rivals, Argentina? 3/3, Captain. The real question is, what exactly was Santiago Vergini thinking on this strike? Was he trying to do his best Jeff Agoos impression? Was he sick at not getting his crack at the coveted number 9 spot? We’ll never know. But this moment will go down in history as one of the best own goals of all time.