The Run of Play is a blog about
the wonder and terror of soccer.
We left the window open during a match in October 2007 and a strange wind blew into the room.
Now we walk the forgotten byways of football with a lonely tread, searching for the beautiful, the bewildering, the haunting, and the absurd.
I am delighted to announce that The Run of Play will soon be joined by two new writers, who we believe will help cement our reputation as the Web’s premier destination for unconventional football writing combined with unique voices in self-promotion you’re already starting to skim past.
Dr. Chesapeake Marchpane, who is known to many of you already, will write regularly on mysterious convergences of football, deep history, and magic. He has some impressive credentials, but insists that it’s in no one’s best interest to expose them to public scrutiny.
Vandal-prone will write about soccer and culture, meaning “shit people actually care about, like recycling or Diablo Cody eight weeks ago.” I can’t say I know what that means, but his first post includes a Lorax reference, and I only understood about a third of it, so hey.
This is great news for all of us. It means I’ll be free to devote more time to posts about Harry Redknapp, and you’ll have more posts to distract you from studying for your exams.
Study for your exams, you little nits. The world isn’t going to do you any favors.
by Brian Phillips · April 4, 2008