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Happy anniversary, Hungary’s Golden Team!

In the mode of Pardon the Interruption, happy anniversary goes out to soccer’s Golden Team! On this day in 1953, Ferenc Puskas and Team Hungary recorded possibly their greatest win of all-time in torching England at Wembley, 6-3.

Video of “The Match of the Century” runs below, followed by the video of the song “6:3” by Hungarian group Hobo Blues Band. The dramatic scenes are taken from the 1999 science-fiction film (really) on the match, entitled “6:3 (or, Play it Again, Tutti)” and long a favorite of BuckBokai. In the video’s opening sequence, our hero Tutti, having been hurtled back through time from 1990s Budapest to 1953, leads the workers at the pub in a rousing rundown of the Team Hungary roster before the radio broadcast of the match begins.

(Incidentally, for those followers of BuckBokai or new discoverers of the ‘site, rest assured the BuckBokai lives! Life, that thing that happens when you’re busy making other plans, has been invasive lately. Regular posting will soon continue…)


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