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Midweek Books: From Galeano to Golazo!

TweetOn Wednesday I highlight noteworthy new sports books, with links to reviews, interviews and other information about the subject and/or author. * * * * * * * * “Every time the national team plays, no matter against whom, the country holds its breath. Politicians, singers and street vendors shut their mouths, lovers suspend their […]

Quantifying the art of Lionel Messi

TweetOn Tuesday I write about developments in sports media, and occasionally step back in time to a different era in sports journalism. * * * * * * * * Words often fail when the subject is Lionel Messi, even from those who are wordier than most. Famous for declaring the Argentine star “a magnetic […]

90+ how many more in 2013?

Tweet (via @MessiStats) Blogs a Blaugrana devotée, and it appears to be in translation: Everyone knows that Barça have a very obvious, top-down, self-imposed style. This doesn’t happen a lot in football. Part of the bickering over the cantera in Madrid this season turns on their current lack of a ‘house style’. Castilla [sic] doesn’t play […]

Messi: Too marvelous for words

TweetAs great as Lionel Messi’s two goals were in Barcelona’s 4-0 thrashing of Santos in the FIFA World Club Cup on Sunday, it was how he set up a third goal, shown on this highlight video, that embodies his brilliance. He’s only 24, and a multiple winner of the world player of the year award. […]