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Of Moss and men -- hugging

Updated: June 20, 2010, 3:53 PM ET
By Chris Jones | Special to ESPN.com

NELSPRUIT, South Africa -- Toward the end of the game, most of the New Zealand fans had taken off their shirts. The small pockets of them at Mbombela Stadium in hard-luck Nelspruit stood out from the tens of thousands of miserable, bundled-up Italians. It seemed as though only one Kiwi supporter remained fully dressed. He was on his knees in the press box but still in his suit, his eyes filling with tears in the moments before the final whistle blew.

I've never been hugged in a press ...

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