Building a Better Soccer Ball

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on vacation, but here’s a piece he left for your enjoyment.]

Back around February, I had a great idea: Since soccer ball designs are constantly being changed and updated, I’d run a ball-redesign contest on ESPN, similar to the uni-redesign contests that I’ve been doing for years. And I’d run the . . . → Read More: Building a Better Soccer Ball

Adidas Gives Birth to a One-Pound Baby Ball

I think it’s no secret at this point that I am largely indifferent and therefore clueless when it comes to the world’s most popular sport. I say this with neither pride nor shame — it’s simply a fact.

But there’s one aspect of soccer that fascinates me: ball design. So I was intrigued when . . . → Read More: Adidas Gives Birth to a One-Pound Baby Ball