As a kid, almost every Sunday, my Dad and I would sit in the garage and listen to the Portuguese football commentary.
My Dad would have his glass of wine, we would chat about soccer, and when a goal was scored, the commentator would ecstatically belt out a shriek of “Gooaaaal, Gooaaaal, Gooaaaal”. It went on for eternity (as if we didn’t get it the first time).
If it was our team who scored, we would shriek with the commentator, jumping up like Olympic hurdlers while proceeding to hug one another in a crazy fashion. At times, Mom, Dad, sister, dog, and anyone else in the vicinity would be in the huddle for that huge team hug…lol…totally hilarious! You had to be there to understand the euphoria. Yes, crazy I know; but football does that to a family!
A true football fan would agree that commentators bring so much passion and sometimes comedy to a broadcast and over the years, there have been some memorable moments which can be seen in the following videos.
These clips brought back some wonderful memories of the good old days. I would do anything to jump up like a lunatic screaming “Gooaaaal” while hugging my Dad just one more time.
May he RIP. I miss him so much…