When we were 13 and traveling on a bus full of other 13-year-olds to soccer games, we engaged in all sorts of juvenile practices: the wedgie, the spitball and the pressed ham. We never thought we could use this tasteless behavior during the games. How foolish we were.
Catania coach Walter Zenga harnessed the power of adolescence the other day. Some of his players dropped their shorts during a free kick in order to distract the goalie. It worked. They scored. Read my column over at ESPN.