Masch up: Four reasons why Argentina will win the World Cup

Grant Farred

It’s as it should be: the smart money’s on Spain. Vicente del Bosque’s boys are massively talented. They have the best goalkeeper in the world. And, no, it’s not Iker Casillas. (Can anyone tell me why he’s captain? It has got be a not-so repressed desire for Castilian supremacy, one the coach has to overcome.) The best keeper is Jose Manuel Reina, “Pepe” to Liverpool FC partisans and a shot stopper supreme even though he can be a little flap-happy. …  ( continue reading

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  • Grant Farred

Grant Farred, a lifelong fan of Liverpool Football Club, is the author of What's My Name? Black Vernacular Intellectuals, Midfielder's Moment: Coloured Literature and Culture in Contemporary South Africa and Long Distance Love: A Passion for Football. He is completing a fourth book manuscript entitled, Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest (forthcoming in from University of Minnesota Press, dedicated to thinking of the philosophy of athletic movement.) He teaches at Cornell University.