AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT…For those of you with any interest in the greatest sporting ever created, check out Goalpost, The New Republic‘s World Cup blog. In terms of flair and creativity, they’ve assembled the soccer-writing equivalent of the famed Brazil 1970 team, and even non-soccer fans will enjoy the dubious socio-political-athletic theorizing and crude national stereotyping that World Cup writing always encourages. Plus, I’ll be contributing some on-the-scene reporting live from Germany starting next week. The first game kicks off in two hours, but Goalpost is already going strong…
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