For those obsessed with Premier League soccer, following your
favorite team is a true collective experience, where it is easy to
feel as one with thousands of others. It is also an individual one,
in which the emotions you feel are your emotions, the experiences
you feel are your experiences, and nobody else can perfectly
understand. Over the course of the 2019-20 season, two longtime
Liverpool FC followers wrote to each other about those emotions and
experiences. American writer Michael MacCambridge, living in
Austin, Texas, is a devoted Liverpool follower. Five thousand miles
away, his friend Neil Atkinson, Liverpool resident and a longtime
season ticket holder, is the host of the popular podcast The
Anfield Wrap. Each week throughout the historic season, Atkinson
and MacCambridge exchanged letters, contemplating Liverpool's
progress, comparing and contrasting their different perspectives on
the club and the sport, meditating on the manner in which their
shared obsession for Liverpool works its way into nearly every
corner of their personal lives, and discussing the differences
between how the game is consumed in the United States and the
United Kingdom and the role modern media plays in shaping our views
of sport. Their collaboration was both timely and serendipitous, as
Liverpool marched toward its first ever Premier League title and
its first league title in thirty years, with a charismatic manager
and the most entertaining team in the sport. In March, of course,
the soccer story was overtaken by the larger story of the COVID-19
pandemic wreaking havoc throughout the world, including sports
events. In the course of their correspondence, Red Letters provides
a real-time account of the pandemic that threatened the very
existence of the season that Liverpool followers had been waiting
more than a generation to experience. Red Letters provides a
different way to examine the culture of a worldwide sport and
development of a soccer season-game by game, in real time, with
hopes and expectations tested and altered as the season progresses
to Liverpool's Premier League championship, with insight from two
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