Author Archives: Matthew Farrell

Howler by De Gea

**This blog post draws inspiration from the capturing the game assignment that our class did in the beginning of the year. I noticed that quite a few of the assignments described phenomenal goals from the perspective of the goal scorer. However, I didn’t notice any of the posts describe the anguish, despair, or embarrassment that… Read More »

A Brief History (And Defense) of VAR

With the advent of the National Football League passing new rules that allow for video replay in crucial pass interference plays, I want to again bring back a discussion that the English discussion section had regarding soccer’s Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR). During class, I was shocked at the general skepticism towards VAR. Majority of the… Read More »