At the top today is forward Kit Graham.
Ramble of the Day
It remains in fashion to browse through real estate listings even if you’re not actively looking for a new home. I honestly can’t blame people who do this, because they stumble upon some real gems like this home in Livingston, New Jersey.
This house is so unassuming from the outside, and a horrible interpretation of luxe on the inside. It looks like a dated concept of a swanky hotel, and I encourage you to click on the link and look through the pictures because that vibe is quite strong throughout the home. Since the home is essentially dressed up as a hotel and bar, I feel it makes sense to have all of those extra bathrooms.
If you do take a look at the listing, you’ll see that there are a series of more normal looking bedrooms and bathrooms. Since the house was only bought in 2015, I imagine someone is trying to flip it and those more palatable bedrooms are their attempt to make it an easier sell. I don’t know how successful it’ll be, since this house will requires a lot of work for the average buyer.
Maybe a buyer uniquely suited for this aesthetically wild home will turn up, though. The house is the definition of bonkers, to the point where I almost want to see it stay that way. It’s horrible and I’d never want to live there (though I’d be up for a visit) so I don’t blame anyone else for not wanting to. It goes back to my appreciation for the art form of making something so bad that I end up appreciating its individuality.
tl;dr: There’s a really ridiculous house listed on Zillow that is the worst interpretation of a luxe hotel.
CW: sexual misconduct
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Links of the Day
Ex-Venezuela U20 women’s coach Kenneth Zseremeta was accused of sexual abuse by more than 20 players.
A Brighton player was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.
A man was given a suspended sentence for posting a racist video of England’s Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after the Euro final.
The Portland Thorns placed general manager Gavin Wilkinson on administrative leave following a demand from the players.
Saudi Arabia will lift its ban on beIN Sports, which was reportedly an obstacle in the country’s sovereign wealth fund’s takeover of Newcastle.
The Washington Spirit lost its sleeve sponsor after an NWSL investigation found club leaders in violation of the league’s anti-harassment policy.
A longer read: Kudzi Musarurwa interviews Lyon’s Ada Hegerberg on returning to the pitch after almost two years away with injury, easier access to women’s football, and having fun for All for XI