While watching a recent World Cup 2010 match, a buddy of mine briefly commented on the lack of slow-motion replay that happens during the broadcasts of these games. He thought this to be a plus, and was happy that the match wasn't interrupted by needless replays or erroneous close-ups of players and their reactions.
I thought that this was bullshit. I mean, what's the point of paying for a fucking HDTV and the extra charge in the cable bill if I can't get at least eight to nine ultra close-up shots of the beads of sweat dripping off Wesley Sneijder's receding hair line?
Lucky for me, Slate just produced a video that thoroughly quenches my World Cup slow-mo cravings. Be prepared to laugh, cry, swoon, and gasp in a way only slow-motion can provide.
(Oh, and sorry for the annoying ad at the beginning of clip. Still waiting on the YouTube edit.)
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