Ask The Sophist 

Is It Fair to Run Up the Football Score Against Outnumbered Eight-Year-Olds?

War and Soccer

How one man's goals helped heal a war-torn country

Praise the Good

on singing from the stands, when the stadium goes remote

We weren’t really sure which fans we had been seeing on the streets

The driver showed us a wrinkly red River jersey that he had stuffed between the passenger seat.

Levski versus CSKA

Their reverence for the past clashing with concern for their culture’s place in a future modernization alongside that of Western Europe, played out in the extremist mentality that characterizes sports culture everywhere in the world.

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This was no park kickaround

If the ball needs to be kicked out, it’s whacked.

George Alhassan: Footballer and Photographer

I wanted to find out about Alhassan the photographer, but that meant reckoning with Alhassan the football star.

Miscellany: Bodies

To cure the soul by means of the senses, and the senses by means of the soul

In what other sport do you have a moment where one man will determine the mood of millions?

This one moment Greek tragedy-like climax of personal drama combined with nationalism exists in no other sport.