Somehow staying on the subject of football, the cliché I hate the most is “Brazilian Samba Football”.
In my not so humble opinion, sports commentators who use this, the lamest of clichés, should be taken out, tortured in the most humiliating and painful ways for 24 hours and then be left at a desert roadside with only a recording of a random selection of recordings of transmissions of Brazilian international matches as company.
Anyway, what I really wanted to do was to direct you at some non-samba Brazilian themed posts over at Ezra Klein. First, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrid Gilberto and – last but definitively not least – Caetano Veloso.
Then, in an attempt to outdo the first post, a helping of Milton Nascimento, Elis Regina and Lenine.
And in case a sports reporter reads this: Veloso, Nascimento, Regina and Lenine are not Bossa Nova artists.