Tag Archives: noah davis

Sports longform and soccer: An ideal match

TweetAs the World Cup got started a couple weeks ago I laid out a rambling summary of how various media outlets — including more traditional ones — were jumping on the soccer bandwagon. What I didn’t do was get into was how the new longform sports sites have excelled in covering the sport all along. […]

A rare kick of wartime soccer splendor

TweetIn “Tor! The Story of German Football,” Ulrich Hesse-Lichtenberger’s absorbing historical survey, he quotes iconic player Helmut Schön about competing during World War II, including the 1944 national championship finals between his Sporting Club Dresden and the Air Force Sports Club of Hamburg shortly after D-Day: “The Allied Forces had landed in France, in Belarus […]