Sports

Hubris, Total Football, and the Ethics of Diving: David Winner on the Dutch Team's Chances
An interview with the author of "Brilliant Orange"
July 03, 2014

An interview with the author of "Brilliant Orange"

Impossible Isn't French: Can France Go All the Way this World Cup?
Confidence is high before Les Bleus' showdown with the Germans on Friday
July 03, 2014

Confidence is high before Les Bleus' showdown with the Germans on Friday

Stop Treating Women Like They Don't Know Anything About Soccer
We're not eye candy for crowd shots. And we know the game every bit as well as men.
July 02, 2014

We don't go to games to be eye candy in crowd shots. And we know the sport just as well as men. 

What I've Done to Myself By Watching Every Second of This World Cup
Chaucer had his barrels, I have my barn
July 02, 2014

In Chaucer's "The Miller's Tale," they were barrels. Me, I have my barn. 

Chris Wondolowski NOT Missing Easy Shots, in GIFs
Five final, devastating reminders of what might have been
July 02, 2014

A final, devastating reminder of what might have been 

A Tribute to DaMarcus Beasley, USMNT's Unexpected Standout
Four consecutive World Cups, one big position switch, boundless heart
July 02, 2014

Four consecutive World Cups, and still running

Watching the World Cup Is Like Being Trapped in a House of Mirrors
It's an exercise in baroque self-reflection.
July 01, 2014

It's an exercise in baroque self-reflection.

Mourning Algeria's Cruel, Beautiful Loss to Germany
Les Fennecs may have lost, but they reminded us of the joy of the game
July 01, 2014

Les Fennecs may have lost, but they reminded us of the joy of the game

El dilema de las transmisiones: Univisión, ESPN y la radio
Soy argentino, pero a veces no puedo ver el Mundial en español
June 30, 2014

Soy argentino, pero a veces no puedo ver el Mundial en español

Match Report: On Yesterday's Greek Tragedy
Greece comes to terms with the national team's World Cup exit
June 30, 2014

Greece comes to terms with the national team's World Cup exit

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