David Rudin

Why on earth is Messi wearing Thom Browne?

Lionel Messi wore a silly suit as part of a silly branding play last week. That is not an obviously newsworthy development. Messi has never been particularly fashionable, and recent history suggests no branding play is beneath a football club. If Messi started wearing turquoise suits because a petro-state or Rocket Fuel Malt Liquor offered …

Energized…or Paralyzed, by David Rudin

Day 18 During the World Cup, Howler will feature a different writer each day sharing thoughts on the day’s action. Today, David Rudin considers the reality that someone’s actually going to win this thing.   I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but at some point between Russia’s elimination of Spain and the final death rattle …