A few links, some vintage, and a schedule of games this week. Scroll to the end for a free Tens Club tote.
LOOK AT THE STAINED GLASS AT VILLA PARK
Photo: Neil Simpson
LIONEL MESSI, RELIGION, AND THE MEANING OF WATCHING SPORT:
His origins allow us to dream that we too can be—or could have been if we’re already too old to plausibly aspire to become a professional player—as good as he is. And because he allows us to dream in a way that no other person does, no athlete of this or any other age is better equipped to achieve this supernatural coalescence of otherworldliness and reachability than the Argentine. Not Federer, or Pelé, or Jordan, or Ali, or Gretzky, or Maradona.