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Against Modern Football — Amazing New York Times video op-ed

This is an amazing video from NYTimes’ Kris Hofmann, about the Modern Barclay’s Premier League, and how money impacts the game so clearly.

A Game of Numbers – New York Times Op-Doc from Kris Hofmann on Vimeo.

In the US, Major League Soccer has had those scary moments when clubs and supporters clash, but I think they’ve learned that the supporters are vital to the growth of the game. I’d say the American version of this story is the NFL, which finds ways to avoid taking responsibility for how their employees’ lives are destroyed and kill all the fun through rules.

Podcasts I Love, part 1

Living abroad is not that hard, in my circumstances at least. Compared to the ‘moved with nothing’ immigrants who have toiled to achieve prosperity, I have it pretty damn easy. But there are still aspects of home, mostly people, who I miss.

Pile on that the absence of what has been the most reliable aspect of my life since birth, more sacred than any Worship–weekend NPR programming–I’ve found tremendous solace and comfort in podcasts.

I thought I’d share my favorite Podcasts (and my favorite episodes) with you:

Continue reading Podcasts I Love, part 1