Soccer: The Sublime & the Nonsensical

June 19, 2014

Recommended Reading: Michael J. Avogino‘s “Total Utter Madness: A Story of Soccer” from the Tin House archives.  If you’re going to watch soccer all day, might as well throw some good writing in there too, right? An example: “Life would go on, as would the sport of soccer and all that came with it: the broth­erhood, the ethnocentricity, the sports­manship, the nationalism, the love, the regionalism, the racism, class conflict, the sublime, the nonsensical, amongst white, black, brown, Protestant, Catholic, Mus­lim, Jew, everyone guilty and innocent.”

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