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The Run of Play on Slate

I have a piece on Slate today about the Masal Bugduv hoax and its implications for…well, my sanity, but also soccer journalism and the transfer market. Some of the themes will be familiar to those of you who’ve followed the story here, but there are still some excellent reasons to click over. This is your chance—maybe your only chance—to:

* Learn Fredorrarci’s real name!

* Inhale the 1000-word narrative of the man who claims to be the hoaxer!

* Augment Slate’s puny readership with your endless, gleaming hordes!

Read the piece here. Let’s make things happen.

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The Run of Play on Slate

by Brian Phillips · January 23, 2009

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