How the European Super League Fell Apart 

The NYT’s Tariq Panja and Rory Smith give a behind-the-scenes rundown of what exactly happened with the Super League — both how the plan came together, and how it spectacularly collapsed.

The whole scheme had serious “can’t we just have whiskey for dinner?” vibes — big money people taking the biggest-money parts of a big-money game for themselves to make more big money, without consideration for whether doing so would ruin the very relationships with fans (not to mention governments and international associations like UEFA and FIFA) that made elite football so lucrative.