The beautiful game

Crooked Timber goes from strength to strength, now adding John Holbo and Belle Waring to the masthead. (John & Belle will also continue to maintain their own blog.)

Kieran Healy notes that CT now has the numbers to field a rugby side. (He even provides a diagramme.) Down in the comments, Cryptic Ned asks:

When?s the home-and-home against Fistful of Euros set for?

Now maths are not my strong suit, but a quick tally down in the sidebar suggests that the Fistful has too few fingers for rugger. But, if I count correctly, there are eleven of us, which lends itself nicely to the other code.

And anyway, AFOEers (and CTers) – who wants to be a gentleman when one can be a hooligan instead!

3 thoughts on “The beautiful game

  1. Well, I was going to make the point that even if we had the numbers, many of the other AFOErs aren’t from rugby-playing countries, so it would have to be the game for gentlemen played by hooligans. (we’d have to call on guestbloggers for substitutes, though)

    Playing 4-4-2, I’d suggest a line up of:

    Weman; Coleman, Tilton, Merrill, Smies; Schwarz, Barlow, Hugh (midfield playmaker extraordinaire), Turner; Martens, MacMillan.

  2. Playing 4-4-2, I’d suggest a line up of:

    Weman; Coleman, Tilton, Merrill, Smies; Schwarz, Barlow, Hugh (midfield playmaker extraordinaire), Turner; Martens, MacMillan.

    And a fluid and elegant ‘total football’ approach, I daresay, rather than the grim catenaccio so often on display in the blogging world.

  3. Well, of course. I see the AFOE vs CT match as one that will probably be very high-scoring with the ball flowing from end to end, though they’ll no doubt have the edge with their Socrates-like (the Brazilian, rather than the Greek) skills.

    I presume the victors go on to meet the winners of the Volokh vs The Corner game in the final?

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