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.
Zach Dundas, Fredorrarci, Alan Jacobs, Supriya Nair, Richard Whittall
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Why the story matters.
April 7, 2011
The new FreeDarko book is fantastic, whether you’re a basketball fan or not.
November 9, 2010
Max Ornstein on the connections between two of the world’s best young athletes.
May 30, 2010
September 23, 2009
A six-year-old girl at Candyland.
September 21, 2009
International football and international basketball.
August 19, 2009
The synergy no one said wouldn’t happen.
March 8, 2009
They’re friends, you guys. They are friends.
February 26, 2009
There’s no body-in-the-pantry mystery to the mutual love between basketball …
February 6, 2009
The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament starts today, and to mark …
March 20, 2008
One takes something so difficult that a practiced adult can’t …
January 17, 2008