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.
It was the synergy no one said wouldn’t happen: I have a guest lecture on FreeDarko today comparing racism and ethnic hatred in European soccer and the NBA. If you’re a basketball fan, and you read this site, and you aren’t reading FreeDarko, first of all, welcome back from your spiralling journey through remote dimensions of the unconscious, and second of all, you will want to check it out. If you’re mainly a soccer fan, start here, where there’s still some kicking.
by Brian Phillips · March 8, 2009