The Brazilian Passion
It's me again and i know that i'm somewhat delayed but I had a weekend very rush due to the thesis of course that I finished last month, and also we had a holiday on last 15th and it was a good opportunity to close up this matter.
It was a good opportunity to clean up my house and to take a glance on some old papers and other things...
...and thinking about a theme for the my next post.
As you know, I have had some difficult to take pictures from the net due to the copyright. We have to have a strict concordance with the rules, and I'm trying to take my own pictures. Difficult, some times due to time. Anyway, I'm here again...
Today, we'll talk about passion (in Italian - passione) (In Brazilian - Paixão). Sometimes this felling make us to do some insanities (^_^).
I'd like to talk about a Brazilian Passion - The FOOTBALL.
It's really amazing how the people likes (LOVE) this game. It's more than a simple to like, it's a religion. It's into our soul. It's an indivisible thing for us (Brazil and Football).
Let's together on this trip.
It has always been popular - It's amazing and it was a PhD thesis of Professor Leonardo Pereira from the UNICAMP (One of the most important University in Brazil), Pereira drops the thesis that in the early years of last century, soccer was a sport practiced only by the elite. The finding, surprisingly, was made through research in police documents. That's right. Was then required to notify the police desire to create a guild. "I identified dozens of small clubs, formed mostly by workers who were absent from the story usually told about football," says the professor. The explanation for this popularity is the ease of practice. "Of course, the exact mode of playing - with the correct size field, grass at some point ball with ideal weight - makes it an expensive sport. But how could they played small clubs," says Pereira. The historian notes that the sports in vogue at the time (rowing and horse racing) were exclusionary because they demanded money and structure. "On the street, even serving as an orange ball for those who wanted to play football. And so it was where the fans were also players."
Associated with fun - Another curious search of Mr.Pereira is the link with football fun. While the elite clubs like Flamengo (my heart club) and Fluminense, the concern of sports was linked to the appreciation of physical education to supplement the training (the idea of "healthy mind in healthy body" begins to gain momentum) in popular associations was a common mixing carnival and football. A club whose name was called particularly like Carnival Society Misery and Famine Football Club, "said Pereira. "In this local union did not seem a contradiction, because football and carnival were seen as ways like fun."
National representation - In 1934, the first time a black athlete, Leonidas Silva, is summoned to play a World Cup. This "permission" of the elite, which had hitherto kept blacks and african descent away from football official, stems from a change of mindset with regard to training hybrid culture of the Brazilian people: the mixing of races is now seen not as a problem and a burden but as an advantage. The culmination of this change is with the publication in 1933 of "Casa Grande e Senzala", by Gilberto Freire, who defends this positivity. "It is precisely at the time of the 1938 World Cup that national feeling is consolidated around the football.
Some images also crystallize in relation to black idols, as the Leonidas da Silva and Domingos da Guia, too. That is, the whole population comes to identify with a mixed selection, "said Pereira.
Conviction that Brazil plays "the best football in the world" - is in 1938 that the country is rooted in the feeling that Brazil plays soccer in a different way. "It is believed that Brazil has swings, football has the trickster, who values the dribble and that differentiates it from all other countries," he says. "This belief still exists. In the last Cup, Brazil was second in the competition - placing that would be cause for celebration for any country - but here we feel as a national tragedy."
Dear Friend, it's important to clarify that we made a little search about this theme, although I am a good "quarter back" (^_^).
We are very very happy to have a WorldCup here on next '14, and who knows...
...we'll meet here. You'll be welcome here!! (^_^)