One for Simon and "Le God."

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This was supposed to go up last night, but my server was down. Sue me.

On days like today when I can't really come up with anything worthwhile to say, I'll try to let someone else say it for me. Today that someone is Simon Barnes, one of my favorite sports journalists and the current Chief Sports Writer for The Times.

I read Barnes' story "An Alien on the Pitch," about Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier, a few years ago and it's stuck with me ever since. Give it a read.