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The SportsThink Weekly Read #1
October 8, 2021
No, it’s not a typo in the subject line…after 61 editions of the Weekly Review, I’m changing things up a bit here at SportsThink HQ. Putting together the newsletter has been one of the highlights of my week for over a year now, but I find myself spread a bit thin these days. Busy, but good busy.
So I’m thinking I’ll try something new. The review will become a monthly endeavor: you can expect a hefty missive—like the weekly reviews, but with even more content—on the last Friday of each month. I’ll still grace your inbox every Friday, but in between the monthly reviews, you’ll get my favorite sports read of the week. Just one. Something you can hopefully enjoy over the weekend.
I hope you don’t mind the change of pace and that you’ll continue to enjoy what I share. As always, feedback is welcome: just click reply to the email!
Thanks, as always, for reading,
The Weekly Read
The Unstoppable Dreams of USMNT Prodigy Ricardo Pepi, by Roberto Jose Andrade Franco, via ESPN. Excellent profile of the US soccer phenom, published timely, the day before he scored two massive goals in a World Cup qualifier against Jamaica (played in Austin, no less). Pepi, from the outskirts of El Paso, is a rising star who could have played for either Mexico or the US; American fans are sure glad he went red, white, and blue. Roberto is one of my favorite current writers; you may remember his pieces on soccer in Juarez and luchadores that I shared a while back. From the same borderlands as Pepi, I can’t think of a better person to pen the tale thus far. Enjoy!