Posts tagged with sports

Dec 1 2016

Unexpected bedfellows


Sports Illustrated's The Cauldron has posted an essay by Erin Finnegan about the intersection between sports stories and romance novels. I'm not sure I buy all of the author's arguments (I think the combination of wealth, fitness, and celebrity has a lot to do with the appeal of sports-star romance heroes), but...

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Nov 17 2016

I approve


According to the Guardian, organizers have announced the launch of a Quidditch Premier League in the UK. Obviously, some modifications are necessary for Muggle players...

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Oct 22 2013

A fool and their money are soon parted.


I love soccer, and I love books, but I cannot imagine anyone shelling out for former Brazilian legend Pelé's new book 1283, which will apparently cost 1,225 euros (approximately $1700) and weigh over thirty pounds...

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Jul 19 2011

WAG literary taste

Aw: Sales of Harper Lee's 1960 novel To Kill A Mockingbird rose by 123% in the UK after David and Victoria Beckham named their new baby "Harper" in honor of the book, said to be Victoria's favorit...

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Nov 9 2010

It's still not April 1st, right?

Huh. NPR informs me that the 4th Annual Quidditch World Cup is taking place at De Witt Clinton Park in New York City this very weekend, and will feature more than 60 different teams from high sch...

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