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Taking a turn ‘in the woods,’ confronting the goalkeeper’s choice

Taking a turn ‘in the woods,’ confronting the goalkeeper’s choice

Goalkeepers—as 20th-century existentialists knew—provide football’s paradigm for action in the face of uncertainty.

Shostakovich: ‘Football is the ballet of the masses’

A reflection about connections between gridiron football and ballet reminds us of the 1930 ballet The Golden Age (Op. 22), by Dmitri Shostakovich.