• Futbol

    The Death of Jogo Bonito

    by  • July 14, 2014 • Featured, Futbol, Quinn Smith, Soccer • 2 Comments

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    When I moved to rural Brazil for three months, carrying little more than two old duffel bags and some noble ideas, there were two things that I wanted to learn: Portuguese and jogo bonito—the Brazilian style of soccer. The first came after a solid month of silence, just listening while I figured out who...

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    Go! Los Catrachos!

    by  • June 20, 2014 • Featured, Futbol, Justin Robertson, Soccer • 0 Comments

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    I’m cheering for Honduras. Yes, it’s the same Honduras that has the mantle of the highest murder rate in the world according to the United Nations. It’s also the same country where tourists get kidnapped from small 25-seater buses or from their hotels. This year it was reported that Honduras still has the world’s highest murder rate: in 2013 it suffered 19 murders...

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    The Round Bus with Alex Wong: January 17, 2014

    by  • January 17, 2014 • Alex Wong, Baseball, Basketball, CanLit, Dave Jaffer, Football, Futbol, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    We were away, now we’re back. Don’t make a big deal about it… Our guest this week is Alex Wong. Alex is originally from Hong Kong, came to Toronto when he was in Grade 3 because his dad promised him that Dragon Ball Z was popular in Canada as well. When his dad was...

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    The Round Bus with Justin Robertson: November 22nd, 2013

    by  • November 22, 2013 • Basketball, Dave Jaffer, Football, Futbol, Hockey, Ian Orti, Justin Robertson, Mike Spry, Politics, Soccer, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    As a frequent reader of The Barnstormer, you may have noticed our behaviour has been erratic of late. For example, sometimes a Round Bus goes up a wee bit late, ahem. But fear not dear Barn-folk. Everything is just fine. We’re working on a reboot for the new year, an aesthetic overhaul, a new...

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    The Round Bus with Bryan Acker: September 27, 2013

    by  • September 27, 2013 • Baseball, Bryan Acker, CanLit, Dave Jaffer, Football, Futbol, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, Soccer • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    For the first time in my social media life, I believe I saw a man killed on Twitter this week. David Gilmour dominated the litersphere and twittersphere, and for good reason. But more on that later… In CanLit news that matters to us, the Barn would like to extend a hearty congrats to Barn...

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    The Round Bus with Thierry Côté: August 23, 2013

    by  • August 23, 2013 • Baseball, Dave Jaffer, Football, Futbol, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, Olympics, Politics, Soccer, The Round Bus, Thierry Côté • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    We were off last week, and we missed you. The plan was to do a massive overhaul of the site, and return this week a lot prettier than we left. But someone brought a case of Dickel into the Barn offices, and then a barbecue got fired up and beef got rare, then someone...

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    Symbols of Control

    by  • June 20, 2013 • Avi Goldberg, Features, Football, Futbol, Soccer • 1 Comment

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    THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF TALK in the last several weeks about two issues in sports that may not, at first glance, appear to have much in common. In one instance, Quebecers, and many Canadians, agonized over the case of the Quebec Soccer Federation’s (QSF) policy, now overturned, to prevent Sikh boys from wearing turbans...

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    The Round Bus with Andrew Faulkner: May 24, 2013

    by  • May 24, 2013 • Andrew Faulkner, Bryan Jay Ibeas, CanLit, Cheap Throat, eBooks, Futbol, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, Soccer • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    A lot going on in Barnland right now. We have our first party, a celebration of one year of Barnstorming and a fete for the release of the Cheap Throat: The Diary of a Locked-Out Hockey Player from Found Press. Monday we’ll announce our exciting lineup and plans for the soiree. Meanwhile, the NHL...

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    The Round Bus with Nick Thran: May 17, 2013

    by  • May 17, 2013 • Basketball, Bryan Jay Ibeas, Futbol, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, Nick Thran • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    It’s May two-four here in parts of Canada, which means camping, drinking, acoustic guitar sing-a-longs, and late night Victoria Day mistakes, all in honour of the Queen. Yes, the Barn crew is headed to the wilds to drown our sorrows in Labatt 50 and Canadian Club, convince ourselves that skinny dipping at 4am in...

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    The Round Bus with Stacey May Fowles: March 22, 2013

    by  • March 22, 2013 • Andrew Forbes, Baseball, Basketball, Bryan Jay Ibeas, Futbol, Hockey, Ian Orti, Media, Mike Spry, Soccer, Stacey May Fowles, The Round Bus • 2 Comments

    The Round Bus

    Another Friday is here, and what have we learned this week, dear Barnstormers? Well, the first day of spring is a vicious lie. Something is going on in Cyprus, reminding us all that Cyprus is a place. And in the US, people named Candy and Poppy have prominent roles in the media. It’s like...

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    The Round Bus with Jon Paul Fiorentino: February 22, 2013

    by  • February 22, 2013 • Andrew Forbes, Baseball, Basketball, Bryan Jay Ibeas, Futbol, Hockey, Ian Orti, Jon Paul Fiorentino, MMA, Soccer, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    Woah. Just…woah. Usually this is the part of The Round Bus where your wayward Barn editor regales you with witty reparte as a way of introducing the week’s roundtable. But, unfortunately, your Barn editor drank all the whiskey in western Quebec last night, and wit and wisdom were left somewhere at the bottom of...

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    The Round Bus with Trevor Battye: February 8, 2013

    by  • February 8, 2013 • Andrew Forbes, Baseball, Bryan Jay Ibeas, Football, Futbol, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, Soccer, The Round Bus, Trevor Battye • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    What a week. Ray Lewis murdered won his second Super Bowl. The lights went out in NoLa. Baseball players did drugs. Lance Armstrong got sued. My ex refused to take my calls. You know. February. Also, according to our sources, it is snowing in many parts of Canada today. Not to worry, Barn-folk. The...

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