Monthly Archives: April 2012

On Perfection

If you’ve played football, you know that moment where you are in a situation and the ball comes and you hit the ball and somehow every millimeter is perfect…When you see it done on the pitch, you see a miracle. … Continue reading

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Oh, What Tangled Webs…

The internet history of Jose Mourinho, coach of Real Madrid, the 24-hours after they lost to Bayern Munich. 4:00a — Myspace // Journal entry: “Woe is a four-letter word.” 4:01a — Netflix // Caligula 5:45a — Netflix // Titus Andronichus … Continue reading

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A Humble Running Diary of Barcelona-Chelsea

7”–Phew. Finally got my (not illegal) stream to work. I see there have been no goals so far. Twitter tells me Messi dragged one close, but that’s it. 9”–I can’t keep up with my Twitter feed. Something about Gary Cahill … Continue reading

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The Tuesday XI

This May will mark the ten year anniversary of television’s greatest ever drama, The Wire. In honor of David Simon’s brainchild, we present two Baltimore city line-ups – the ‘good’ guys and the ‘bad’ guys. You may notice a few big … Continue reading

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The International Football Transfer Market, Part 2

Hang on to your fax machines; the International Football Transfer Market is once again open for business. With the European Championships less than two months away, now’s the time for teams looking to add that one missing link to go … Continue reading

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The O87 Mailbag

We here at The Other 87 get a lot of fan mail, and until recently we’ve been nervously stuffing it in the freezer like Andy from Parks and Recreation. But now that we’re pretty certain our parents aren’t the only … Continue reading

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The 2012 O87 5-a-Side Hardcourt Draft Results

It’s a question that’s plagued mankind since the dawn of time, or maybe even several million years before that – because, you know, we’re existentially omniscient and whatnot: If you could pick five professional soccer players and plug them into … Continue reading

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The Tuesday XI

Gangster’s Paradise Edition As you all know, next week marks the 81st anniversary of the “The Public Enemy,” the classic James Cagney gangster film that… Ohh, forget it. Truth is, we meant to do this list on the 40th anniversary … Continue reading

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The 2012 O87 5-a-Side Hardcourt Draft

There’s nothing worse than the fear of getting picked last. You know the feeling: Standing side-by-side with a dozen other gym rats against the cold cinder block wall, some twice your height, others twice your width, and hoping against all … Continue reading

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The Friday Morning TV Club

Back in the fall, we wrote a two-part breakdown of the art of the soccer commercial. We looked at ten notable ads, from Carlsburg’s Pub Team to Write the Future and the Secret Tournament, searching for the secrets of the … Continue reading

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