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.

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The Run of Play on 48 Minutes of Hell

The brilliant San Antonio Spurs blog 48 Minutes of Hell has been hosting a conversation about parallels between soccer and basketball, one of my favorite subjects. Knowing that it was, and being kindly of temperament, Tim invited me to say some things about the international arm of both sports.

My ensuing guest post is here, and it includes a link to a photograph of Mike Krzyzewski in shorts. Give it a read if you’re so inclined, and look around 48 Minutes while you’re there: even if you’re not a Spurs fan (I’m not), it’s a smart site with a lot of writing that applies to the world outside Timothy Duncan’s backyard.

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The Run of Play on 48 Minutes of Hell

by Brian Phillips · August 19, 2009

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