Before I tender my farewell, let me say how tremendously impressed I have been at the depth of knowledge and passion for soccer that I've found amongst the eminently eclectic readership of the Volokh Conspiracy. Now I must return to the study of mutual funds that supports these football musings.
I can't resist a few final petits fours, so here is a parting amusement:
Many thanks to Eugene Volokh and his co-Conspirators for their very gracious invitation and willingness to endure a week in the soccer terraces. I look forward to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, when we can revive these debates or, even better, witness a tournament so successful that we don't need to. Until then, I'll be cheering on Liverpool in their Champions League final this coming Wednesday.