Parma were an absolute mess last season. Their defense was one of the worst in Serie A memory. Their management and owner situation was basically the complete opposite of how you want see a club in Italy's top flight be run. But Parma's misery also helped us have one of the most memorable moments of the 2014-15 season.
And that moment, Carlos Tévez's weaving run from one end of the field to another in Juve's 7-0 dismantling of Parma nearly 12 months ago, has been nominated for the FIFA Puskas Award, it was announced on Friday.
You're welcome for the bonus Ray Hudson, people. (It's much better than the official FIFA video of the goal where there's nothing but Juventus Stadium crowd noise going on in the background.
The "Alberto Tomba is somewhere applauding this! Look at this!" line is basically the best thing ever. Mainly because it was a Tomba-like run through Parma players instead of slaloms on any given European mountain. Around one defender, two defenders, and nearly nutmegging a third before slotting it past a stuck-in-the-mud Antonio Mirante in goal.
It was one of the biggest "WOW!" moments in Tévez's short but simply impressive Juventus career. I miss that guy.
The three-goal shortlist of finalists will be announced on Nov. 30, while the winner will be revealed at the Gianluigi Buffon-less Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich on Jan. 11, 2016.
Here is the list of all 10 goals nominated for the Puskas Award.
The wait is over! Here are the FIFA Puskas Award Nominees! Watch them & vote here #BallondOr https://t.co/prR8ohozHn pic.twitter.com/RsmQVdgcwN— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) November 6, 2015
So, who you got?