I don't follow soccer much any more, so forgive me if I sound ignorant about the subject matter. I was inspired to post this after watching a story on ESPN about Barcelona's marvelous Lionel Messi, who scored 5 goals in a game yesterday. One of the commentators (again, don't know these guys) stated, "he is now the best soccer player of all time." They then kicked it back to the regular ESPN boys, and someone (again, couldn't catch who it is), said, "Uh, I guess he never heard of a guy named Pele." Then they superimposed some comments from Pele about Messi. Much like Calvin Murphy acted years ago, when Larry Bird came close to his record for most free throws in a row, Pele belittled Messi, and said there will never be another Pele, because "my parents closed the factory." Utter classlessness. Now just try and imagine any white athlete, in any sport, acting that way when a black was about to break their record, or was being suggested as the "greatest." We all know the white would scoff at his own abilities, and say something like, "well, I was never the kind of athlete HE is." The white would unquestionably be happy for him.