Dijon Gebremustard wrote:
It's a bad comparison. Unlike your scenario, US women actually set a record for most points in a world cup match. Keep in mind there have been dozens of bad teams before, so no this record was not a "soft" record otherwise someone else would have got it before.
So it's more like Donavan Brazier opening his season at a low-key meet in 1:42.9 -- fastest time ever run in May, a record just like this max-points record. According to you, would Brazier not be morally "allowed" to celebrate after a monster season debut like that??
It’s not like that at all. 13-0 isn’t a “record” in the sense that any track performances are a record. It’s not an objective measure of performance that should be compared in any way to running a particular time. It’s quite possibly something none of the players were aware of at the time. It’s just something the announcers looked up. Mostly it just shows that Thailand totally capitulated by giving absurd amount of space and time, and when they got close, they were muscled off the ball like kids. Incidentally, the US didn’t even look very sharp—passing was slow, first touches were clumsy. They will have to be much better to win.