They said it couldn't be done. They called me a mad man. But the hardest choices require the strongest wills.
There's certainly been a fair share of photoshopping Lionel Messi – who's made it clear that he wants out of Barcelona – into other jerseys over the last, I don't know, 10 years? 15? Now that he's probably on the move, digital content creators all over the globe are firing up their best mockups. Manchester City? Easy. Inter Milan? Sure. DC United? Hell yeah, Vamos United. I'm writing you today, however, to let you know that The One Mock To Rule Them All exists already. And it's here, in this very blog. Today, you truly are blessed. Like the Hand of God delivered Messi's beloved Argentina a World Cup in 1986, the Hand of NBC Sports also delivers:
LOOK at him. Take a deep breath and LOOK at him. He just torched the Denver Broncos – Jerome Boateng extremely relates – and Pat O'Donnell cannot get enough. Chicago cannot get enough. Catalonia, on the other hand, probably isn't thrilled. But that's life! You can't make everyone happy! Chicago needs Messi like it needs to feel included in conversations about New York and LA. Put Messi on the Bears, pay him whatever he wants, and let's usher in the Golden Couple Years of kicking in Chicago.