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.
Bart: Wow, my father an astronaut. I feel so full of…what’s the opposite of shame?
Bart: No, not that far from shame.
Homer [quavering]: Less shame?
Bart [happy]: Yeah…
— The Simpsons, “Deep Space Homer”
[EDIT: Still applies at full time, 2-3. More on this match and the tournament as a whole tomorrow.]
by Brian Phillips · June 28, 2009