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.
Watching Vidić struggle today inevitably put me in mind of the moment in Predator when the commandos find the infrared Nickelodeon goo spattered on the foliage and Dutch growls, “If it bleeds, we can kill it.” Which doesn’t get Jesse Ventura his entrails back, of course.
by Brian Phillips · March 14, 2009