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If your love of soccer has brought you to a point where you’re no longer really able to see the game as something wonderful and amazing except in narrow moments of unequivocal triumph, then you are doing it wrong… ~ … Continue reading

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Cover of Lennon’s 1974 album Walls and Bridges showing a football match that John painted at age 11. Featured in Brian Phillips’ story about its origins, Football and the Beatles, on The Run of Play.

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‘an imperfect, fragile piece of momentary happiness’

excerpts from Pelé as a Comedian by Brian Phillips …the beauty created by a great athlete playing a game can help us dream of transcending our own physical limits, can give us the sense, fleetingly, …that our bodies aren’t at … Continue reading

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