The lead character from Mario Benedetti‘s short story, Sábado de Gloria, from his collection Montevideanos, on the joy of waking up at the weekend, “Knowing that I can become serious and think about important topics like life, death, football and war.”
This weekend’s reading:
- Rob Smyth, on Carlos Raposo, “the greatest footballer never to play football.” (EightbyEight).
- Enrique Krauze, on how everything went to shit in Venezuela (NYRB).
- Your humble blog host: Paulo Dybala: The Story of a Son and his Father (Bleacher Report).
- Joshua Nadel’s Twitter feed, on the women’s football history conference at the National Football Museum