I am a passionate soccer fan. I love to play, ref, coach, and watch the sport. I also am passionate about my job - being a philosopher. One of the great blessings of my life is to be able to combine these two things. And I think that at least some of us who are academics and benefit from the public trust invested in us should try to bridge the gap between our scholarship and public life.
To that end, I will begin regularly contributing to a new but quickly growing site devoted to soccer, The Boot Room, at http://tbrfootball.com/.
My focus will be on ethical issues that arise in the game. My first
piece explains why I, as an Arsenal fan, don't want the club to sign
Luis Suarez: http://tbrfootball.com/no-to-suarez-at-arsenal/
Enjoy, and if you are so inclined comment at CLSoccer. I'd love to get an ethics discussion going over there!