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 have a guest post this morning on Sport Is a TV Show, on the subject of not liking anything and wanting to replace the entire league season with a penalty shootout. It’s not what you’d call a serious argument, but I think it gets at the kernel of something true, which is that the league season wound up being relatively boring this year and it would have been better to replace the entire thing with a penalty shootout.
Take a look, and a) explore, b) marvel at, and c) add to your RSS reader the brilliant SIATVS while you’re there.
Read More: The Unwritten Peter Handke
by Brian Phillips · May 22, 2009