Topic: England

August 20, 2013

A conservative sport run by a cabal of myopic middle-aged men in a remote location far from the media’s prying eye and which, until recently, determined its champion through arcane rankings as indecipherable to the common fan as reading runes. And now, finally, after many false starts, it will have playoffs. It's cricket. What sport did you think we were talking about?

June 8, 2012

A delightfully profane poem to preview England's Euro 2012.

April 2, 2012

Cricket is arguably the most egalitarian of England's three major sports, a communion of people from across the spectra of class, age and even physical disrepair. Where else is it common for teams to feature an age range of over fifty years, skill levels spanning from the sublime to the ridiculous, and players of all physical shapes and sizes? There is something subversive beneath the placid exterior of England’s summer game.