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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Beija-Flor 2007 Champs!

My favourite Samba School, Beija-Flor, are the new Rio Carnival School champs, again!

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  • Congrats Beija-Flor! How many wins does this make?

    By Blogger Renato, at Thu Feb 22, 07:42:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Thanks for replying, Renato. :)

    According to Wiki, since their founding in 1948, they have:

    9 Championships!

    1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2007

    They were "vice-champs" (as runners-up are called in Portuguese) 10 times:

    1979, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2002

    In 2001, I recall that they lost by .5 points, to Imperatriz which was absolutely devastating to them at the time.

    In 2007, they won by a 1.4 point differential, which by the old system would've been an almost unimaginable 14 points difference.

    The equivalent of Secretariat winning the Kentucky Derby by 30 lengths. :)

    By the way, Brazilians called the 40 judges' scores outrageous.

    "Deu a louca nos juizes"

    (The judges went NUTS!)

    Heavily touted for their magnificent display, Salgueiro didn't even finish 3rd, allowing them a place in this Saturday's parade of champions.

    Yes, there is still a quasi-carnival parade on Saturday.

    Brazilians never stop! :)


    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Feb 22, 11:09:00 pm GMT-5  

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