In my opening World Cup essay, I tried to make it pretty clear that I’m the most casual of soccer fans. I watch soccer the way I listen to music, which…
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I originally had a different Throwback planned for this week. But on Thursday, Uruguay played South Korea (and will play Portugal and Ronaldo on…
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I’ll bet this is the only email you’ve gotten today with the words “Black Friday” in it. OK, maybe it’s not the only one. But, surely, this is the only…
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Happy Thanksgiving! OK, so you know the deal on the Football 101. Here’s the complete archive. Thanks for reading, and thanks for subscribing! Reminder…
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OK, the new Hall of Fame ballot is out. We’re going to have A LOT more to write about this, as there will be an essay on every player on the ballot in…
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OK, so that U.S. 1-1 World Cup draw with Wales on Monday was disappointing. I mean it wasn’t THIS disappointing, via The New York Times: "The sting of…
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NFL notes from a wandering fan: Thumbs Up: Bill Belichick’s Happiness Level One of the unexpected joys of this football season has been imagining just…
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Sometimes, you get lucky. Back in 2011, for some reason, I was given the opportunity to talk with Carl Lewis. It was about the Hershey’s Track and Field…
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