Monday, July 4, 2016

James and the Giant Grasshopper

It's the two-year anniversary of one of my favorite sports moments and photos. During a World Cup soccer game on July 4, 2014, Colombian star James Rodríguez had a giant-insect encounter for the ages.

The incident is nicely summed up in this headline from MailOnline, the online version of the British tabloid Daily Mail: "James Rodriguez gives grasshopper a lift as huge insect leaps on to Colombia star during defeat by Brazil."

If you haven't already clicked on it — and why not? — that article also includes an image of a grasshopper-covered Paul McCartney! (Bugs on a Beatle?)


While the James Rodriguez photo is a real, this old postcard is decidedly fake:

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