Category Archives: Money

Will Gordon Brown Save Soccer (Or Vice Versa)?

This blog hasn’t had much to say about The Football of late. In large part that’s because Yr Humble Correspondent’s major team of choice, Liverpool FC, has rambled from comic disaster to calamity to tantalizingly brief false dawn of hope … Continue reading

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Why Norway Wins (WARNING: SOCIALISM!)

During last night’s Winter Games closing ceremony—sometime after William Shatner and before we muted the set during the frightening number featuring the nightmarish giant beaver—household discussion turned to the overall medals standings. (As it does.) Obviously, the United States did … Continue reading

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English Soccer Fans, Up In Arms

I have a piece up over at Good which attempts to grapple with the debt crisis—and attendant fan uprising—in English soccer. You didn’t know your Thursday afternoon needed a 1,300-word treatise on financial skullduggery and grassroots politicking in a foreign … Continue reading

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Farms vs. Slumburbia

Timothy Egan posted a typically incisive report for the Times today: a dispatch from the withering insta-burbs of California’s San Joaquin Valley, where the foreclosure rates remain high and huge complexes of unoccupied McMansions and culs de sac are quickly … Continue reading

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