Brexit be damned. It’s been a while, but here are several sports pieces that I think are worth a read.
We think of the Premier League as a money machine. But a great look-back by the Guardian shows how it was nearly destroyed by all that cash.
A bit of a dense read, but some great insights in this Reuters piece into how players are traded. Murky.
Is there a weirder job in sports than the cuts-man? A guy who literally has a minute to patch up a face before it gets pummelled again? This BBC article has some great quotes, if you’re not feeling too squeamish…
Great charts, non-hysterical analysis of LeBron vs Mike. I’ve read so many GOAT pieces in so many sports that they can get a bit much. But if (IF) you are going to do a greatest of all time piece, this is a fantastic way to do it. Kudos to the WaPo.
And now for something a bit lighter from the NYT – player rituals. Fun. And some downright strange: “he would then lie on a bed of towels he constructed in front of his locker, where he would always read People Magazine cover to cover”
The Indy on how chess and cheating reads like something out of a spy novel. Also fun.