Monday, August 17, 2009

Oh Henry

Today's hero is the fellow above, one Thierry Henry of fubol fame. Still alive, and still kicking as of today, his 32nd birthday. He is a bittersweet choice as my hero of the day. As you can see in the above picture he now plies his trade for Barcelona of La Liga in Spain. That is the bitter part, the very, very bitter part. Mr. Henry just happens to be Arsenal's (my club) all time leading goal scorer with 226 goals in all competitions. Breaking Ian Wright's record of 185 goals on October 17th, 2005. He is also Arsenal's all time league goal scorer as well with 174 goals breaking Cliff Bastin's record of 150. He played an integral part in Arsenal winning the double in 2001-2002, and was the leading goal scorer on the "Invincibles" of the 2003-2004 season. Winning the Golden Boot as Europe's leading scorer twice in 2004 and 2005. Not bad for a skinny Frenchman, and not bad considering he started his career as a winger. Of course, like all footballers or professional athlete his is also a lying sack of mule shit. About three months after signing a new four year deal to stay at Arsenal, and proclaiming he would stay at Arsenal "for life," he signed a mega deal with Barcelona on June 25th, 2005 (which happens to be MY birthday). Once again proving the theory that whatever a professional footballer says to the public, is pretty much a big fat fucking lie. I hope he enjoyed that UEFA Champion League victory over Manchester United last year, and I hope that a small part of him burns in hell for leaving the Gunners, but for all those wonderful goals he banged in while wearing an Arsenal shirt, Thierry Henry (August 17th, 1977), you are my hero of the day.

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