That’s midfielder Cho So-hyun at the top of today’s Hoddle.
Ramble of the Day
The weather was awfully nice over the weekend in my part of the world, and I naturally made some time to be outdoors. I can usually mark the start of warmer weather with a pretty small amount of people-watching, because the earliest days of spring are a little bit tough to dress for. I have a pretty decent idea of the clothes that work for me during the transition period, but I see a lot of different looks at this time of year.
Yesterday was the warmer of the two days over here, and while I was out I saw people wearing:
- Canada Goose winter jackets
- lighter puffer jackets
- wool coats
- denim jackets
It’s a pretty wide range! I imagine a little bit of it is down to people not paying attention to the weather or others who were going on quick excursions and didn’t feel the need to put on something that would keep them warm. (That said, I am convinced that the group of people I saw in Canada Goose jackets were from out of town and didn’t have alternatives because it was fairly cold just a couple of days earlier.) Mostly, though, I think it’s just that figuring out what layers to wear is its own struggle each and every day of both spring and fall, and that people’s preferences vary greatly.
This could just be me, but I almost never see the variables wield such scattered results like the first warm week of March. It sort of corresponds with my own personal shock that the slog of winter is over — or that there’s a little break from it.
tl;dr: The first warm days of the year bring extremely scattered results when it comes to outerwear.
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Links of the Day
Manchester United’s Fred was racially abused on social media after the team’s loss to Leicester.
YouTuber David Dobrik gave up his ownership stake in NWSL’s Angel City after a member of his Vlog Squad was accused of rape.
UEFA is investigating Rangers-Slavia Prague after Rangers’ Glen Kamara said he was racially abused.
FIFA will now decide the host of the women’s World Cup through a vote of the FIFA Council, the same method the organization uses to decide hosts of men’s World Cups.
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