In Federalist Paper No. 51, James Madison wrote that government was “the greatest of all reflections on human nature.” While I see Madison’s point, soccer is a much better reflection of human nature. Following Mesut Özil on Instagram will teach you far more about society than months of watching C-SPAN or BBC Parliament.
FP is edited by Joel. Joel is from Jefferson, but now lives in Seattle after stints in the former Soviet Union and Los Angeles. His greatest sporting achievement was marking a Brazilian youth international who went on to score 6 goals that day. He has contributed to Penalty Magazine, Hopeless Football Romantic, In Bed With Maradona, and the Pride of London.