Sports

Why Did Borges Hate Soccer?
Mass culture was anathema to the Argentine writer
June 20, 2014

"Soccer is popular because stupidity is popular,” Borges once said.

Wayne Rooney Not Scoring for England, in GIFs
Forty-one goals in international matches, 40 of which were not scored in the World Cup
June 19, 2014

Forty-one goals in international matches, 40 of which were not scored in the World Cup 

England's Loss to Uruguay, as Epic Poem
The doggerel of defeat
June 19, 2014

Sad supporter pens doggeral of defeat 

Photo: Bulgarian Wrestling Is a Pain in the Neck
June 19, 2014

A fun day out for all the family.

Chart: The Best States for World Cup Coverage of Team USA
Here's where the Cup is making the front-page
June 19, 2014

This chart will tell you.

God Is Brazilian: The Theology of 'Futebol,' Explained
And so He said unto Neymar...
June 19, 2014

My visit to Sao Paulo's Museu do Futebol, where history magically records a Brazil victory in every World Cup ever played 

The Washington Football Team's Offensive Name Is Still a Valuable, Protected Trademark
June 19, 2014

The media completely misstated what this news really means. Here's what you need to know. 

The Reign of Spain Is Over—But You Don't Have to be a Jerk About It
So long, Xavi and company. It's been a good six years.
June 18, 2014

So long, Xavi and company. It's been a good six years. 

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Cheer for Belgium
An American citizen, born in Belgium, with an affinity for Algeria, sorts out his allegiances
June 18, 2014

And why I'm thinking of starting a support group for fans of more than one World Cup team 

 

Yes, We Are Witnessing an Historic World Cup
¡Gooool! ¡Gooool! ¡Gooool!
June 18, 2014

The charts confirm what your heart-rate has hinted: This has been the wildest-ever start for soccer's biggest tournament 

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