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Beautiful Game Theory by Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

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6

SCORING AT HALFTIME

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Michael Parkinson: “What was the nearest to kick-off that you made love to a woman?”

George Best: “Er—I think it was halftime actually.”

GEORGE BEST (MAY 22, 1946–NOVEMBER 25, 2005) WAS THE FIRST CELEBRITY soccer player and “unquestionably the greatest British player ever” (Best 2004). In a captivating autobiography of the same title as this chapter, written in a breezy, self-deprecating style, Best (2004) gives us not only interesting suggestions for potential activities at halftime, but also ideas for how to spend time before and after games, too.

Nowhere in his autobiography, however, does Best appear ...

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