As we inch closer to Thanksgiving, I hope everyone has a safe one planned if you’re celebrating!
Ramble of the Day
It’s entirely possible only one of you noticed, but on Friday, I accidentally linked to the wrong article for the long read. Instead of linking to Jonathan Liew’s piece about unfair attacks on Marcus Rashford by The Mail on Sunday for The Guardian, I linked to an article from Vulture about Hugh Grant’s children hating Paddington 2.
It was a classic case of having too many links open, a situation I get myself into frequently. This is especially the case when doing the links for the Hoddle, despite my attempts to be organized. The more normal version of it is having multiple links to articles I want to read later, and then even more on my phone. Right now, it’s manageable — I have five tabs open in one window, another two in the other. This will change over the course of the night, of course.
Anyway, I hadn’t gotten around to reading the Vulture piece the other day, but have since. Grant said his children’s main objection to the brilliant Paddington 2 is that he’s in it too much, which is a very specific complaint. I couldn’t tell you if I’d have the same reaction if I was a child, aged from two to nine, and saw my dad in a movie, but I will let it slide. At least Grant recognizes Paddington 2 as one of the very best films he was in.
The reason I mention that age range is because I went to Grant’s Wikipedia page, but what I realized along the way was that I cannot visit a Wikipedia page without clicking on another. In this case, it was Elizabeth Hurley’s Wikipedia page. Did I learn anything worth sharing? Outside of the fact that she and David Beckham traded godparent responsibilities, not really. Did I anticipate learning anything worth sharing? Not particularly. I couldn’t help myself — occasionally you find a gem. I did stop myself from looking into how many famous children Beckham is the godfather of, though.
tl;dr: A free write that starts with a mistake in a Hoddle from last week, browser tabs, Paddington 2, and Wikipedia.
Stay informed, read this: Kate Aurthur interviews actress Kristen Stewart on creating fully realized gay characters for her upcoming film, Happiest Season, for Variety
Links of the Day
Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha and a Seattle Sounders player tested positive for COVID-19.
Additionally, Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard is in quarantine after being exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Arsenal’s Nicolas Pépé and Leeds’ Ezgjan Alioski were racially abused on social media.
The FA will trial concussion substitutes during this season’s FA Cup.
FIFA issued CAF president Ahmad Ahmad a five year ban for financial misconduct.
CSKA Sofia hired Alan Pardew as the club’s new director of football.
A longer read: Miriti Murungi on the maintained focus MLS’ Black players have on racial equality with the bigger stage the playoffs bring for The New York Times
Bonus longer read, behind a paywall: Pablo Maurer interviews Skyler Badillo on her account of sexual harassment by David Villa and others at New York City FC for The Athletic