The book spans all sports but the topics are for the most part universal; there is a (poorly written) chapter about why the World Cup doesn’t bring “world peace” like its organizers sometimes promise but overall each chapter deals with a scenario that would be familiar to soccer fans. Some are funny – I particularly… Continue reading This Is Your Brain on Sports – WST Review
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What I Am Reading Today (July 7, 2014)
After a great weekend in the World Cup, I thought I would share a few articles that have caught my eye: Two takes on the weakness of the Premier League in this World Cup, from two of the smartest writers out there: Kartik Krishnaiyer and Barney Ronay. Fact file on the “most complete player ever”:… Continue reading What I Am Reading Today (July 7, 2014)
Mea Culpa – Updates!
My apologies for going so long in between posts. It has been as expected a madhouse with the World Cup in full swing. I am grateful to be asked to contribute to a number of great websites and have racked up a number of media hits, including 98.5 in Boston, Yahoo Sports Radio, ESPN New… Continue reading Mea Culpa – Updates!
My Thoughts on USA 2 – Portugal 2
I will have more on various sites throughout the week especially as we approach the Germany match, but here are some general thoughts and links: Jurgen Klinsmann flashed some tactical coaching skills and this match may have been remembered as a tactical turning point for him... until he brought in Omar Gonzalez in stoppage time. The… Continue reading My Thoughts on USA 2 – Portugal 2
Google Doodle for June 23 is Spot On
They have taken their game to a new level:
Book Review: Thirty One Nil
Over the next four weeks we will hear numerous stories of the best players and the best teams. This book is a good read to show that such players and teams represent a small part of the global FIFA system, a part that is of the highest quality but may not actually be the… Continue reading Book Review: Thirty One Nil