Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Soccer + History

Being at the intersection of soccer and history, I'm really liking this video from Duke University professor Laurent Dubois. He discusses the role of soccer in colonization and how quickly Algerians and Egyptians appropriated the sport into their own cultures. Though I'm pulling for the US to get out of Group C, what a match it would be if France and Algeria squared off in the knock-out stage.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Best of Luck, etc.

Sorry for all the short/video posts of late. It has been a busy few weeks with classes winding down and my all too brief jaunt back to DC for Thanksgiving. But today is an exciting day -- the World Cup 2010 draw! I'll be back here later letting my thoughts be known on the groups, but for about the draw here and listen to a little holiday cheer from Tom Waits because he seems to always know best.