Just a few hours before the axe finally fell on Sven Goran Eriksson's tenure as Mexican national team manager, we here at SBI were able to have fun with one of his final moments in charge of 'El Tri' courtesy an image taken from Mexico's 3-1 loss to Honduras.
The picture shows Sven having words with Mexican striker Nery Castillo, who Sven also coached at Manchester City. The words didn't help much as the Mexicans suffered their second loss in three Hexagonal qualifiers, leading the Mexican federation to fire Eriksson and hire Javier Aguirre.
More than 160 entries were submitted for this You Write the Caption, but only 10 could make the final cut. Now it will be up to SBI readers to select the winning caption, which will receive one of our new SBI Mafia T-Shirts (Didn't make the final 10? Don't fret. You can order own t-shirt today).
Here are the Top Ten captions:
"Ok, ok, I'll make it 3 large cash if you just stop tanking it on purpose, save me Nery. I know I didn't save you at City, but I can change, really I can." (ROBERT)
Remember the three F's Nery! Futbol, fajitas and failure! (DAVE MARTINEZ)
It takes 3 things to hang me. A rope, a tree and one more loss. (RYAN)
"here, let me snip that unibrow for you" (KEVIN)
Hey Claudio, you got the number right but the U.S. jerseys are over there. (PAT PUG)
Nery you told me there were only three ay's in "ay ay ay ay, canta y no llores" (EL MATADOR)
Unless you want to go work in the Mexican Media you better get me 3 and NOW. (DAN THE BLUE)
I told you I'm a magician! Watch Honduras score three goals and I'll disappear!(CHUPACABRA)
This will be 3 teams in 3 yrs that have fired me Nery. See, we do have things in common! (JL)
Swedish, English, Spanish — I know how to lose in three languages! (PAUL)
Now it's your turn to vote. Select the caption you think was the best of the above ten:
The caption receiving the most votes by noon ET on Friday will be the winner and the person who submitted the caption will receive a new SBI Mafia t-shirt (order yours today).
Cast your vote today.