January 5th, 2012
Tim Howard: He Scorez, He Sadz
We weren’t sure whether we could love Timmy Howard any more. Just to recap, we know that he looks like this naked and is clearly an ‘all-round top bloke‘ if our recent convo with him was anything to go by. But his response to scoring a wind-assisted wonder goal vs. Bolton Wanderers last night set off all kinds of special lovin’ feelings for us.
Adam Bogdan in cute, slightly less humiliating times. Image: Paul Gilham/Getty Images.
Howard’s 63rd minute clearance took an unlikely bounce in front of Bolton stopper Adam Bogdan and sailed into his net, but Howard observed the ‘keeper code and didn’t join in with his ecstatic team-mates’ mad celebrations. He later said he felt “awful” about scoring, especially since he too was suffering with the appalling weather conditions in the ground. Aww.
He needn’t have worried, though. Bolton ended up winning the game 2-1 after late strikes from David Ngog and Gary Cahill, so any concerns Timmy may have had about upsetting the karmic balance of global football have been allayed.
Good. We’re not sure we could take any more weirdness.