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’ve never really understood the hoopla that surrounds the unveiling of new football kits. However, now that I’ve seen this new kit-unveiling video from Bayern Munich, I can honestly say that I understand it far, far less.
Try to make yourself watch the whole thing. You’ll think you have the point by around the :50 mark, but believe me, there’s more to come. Once the blonde starts doing her little apocalyptic roller-derby jig around 1:30, things are really just getting started.
Oh, and if you have a theory about what all this means—the submarine-movie music, the ominous rolling blue lights, the occult solemnity, the enthusiastic folk-dancing—please do enlighten me in the comments.
[via With Leather]
by Brian Phillips · July 30, 2008