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What’s inside the Fall 2017 issue of Howler

Fields up to 200 yards long, a prohibition on forward passing, and, tragically for those of us who love a good howler, no goalkeepers—these are just some of the features of soccer’s original rules, the 14 laws of the game set down by Ebenezer Cobb Morley in 1863. What else would surprise us today? Goalposts were fixed eight feet …

Howlerday Gift Guide 2016

This year’s guide to help you avoid any howlers of the gift variety (Jacob Thomas) It’s that time of year again—time for CONCAClaus to bring you his top picks for the Howlerday Season. Talisman & Co. X Ebbets Field Flannel caps For the person who always keeps their team top of mind. [Talisman & Co] MO PINOE …

The people who make Howler

And the howlers that made them Founder/editor George Quraishi attended seven games at the ’94 World Cup. A month later, his first eye exam confirmed he had seen none of it. Editor and Dirty Tackle founder Brooks Peck was once referred to as “Brook Phelps” by Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore. Editor David Rudin became …

In Austin, A Star-Studded Pickup Game for the Ages

Like a plot ripped straight out of “Workaholics”, three software engineers take on Donovan, Ching, and Holden. By Phil West | Photo by Carlos Barron / Austin Aztex [I]t’s a typical summer Saturday evening in Austin, meaning that sunset will merely nudge temperatures down from triple digits to the 90s. It’s not even remotely ideal soccer …

Whoopie! San Antonio Wins the Soccer Bowl

The NASL championship game included a pie-eating contest, a frenetic last half hour, and an old-fashioned pitch invasion Text and Photograph by Phil West [A]t halftime of Saturday’s North American Soccer League final at Toyota Field in San Antonio, the end-of-season awards were given to the league’s best goalkeeper (FC Edmonton’s John Smits), top scorer (Minnesota …

Balotelli’s Woes and the T.O. Show

The Increasingly Analogous Trajectories of Terrell Owens and Mario Balotelli By Phil West | Photo by Ryu Voelkel [M]Y APPRECIATION OF MARIO BALOTELLI is complicated, and probably has more to do with how he’ll grab headlines and aggrieve fans than any on-the-field brilliance he’s still capable of bringing to any given game. When I think …