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#Obsession

# obsession - Sunday 10 November, 2019

James McClean and football’s unhealthy obsession with depoliticising the poppy, and the week's best sportswriting
# Essential Reading
From The42
# Essential Reading

James McClean and football’s unhealthy obsession with depoliticising the poppy, and the week's best sportswriting

Nov 10th 2019, 8:30 AM 12,439 Views 2 Comments

Plus, the New Yorker’s Louisa Thomas on the ham-handed, money-driven mangling of Sports Illustrated and Deadspin.

# obsession - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'I've met a lot of people who threw away their livelihoods because of how addictive chess was'
# Obsession
From The42
# Obsession

'I've met a lot of people who threw away their livelihoods because of how addictive chess was'

Dec 25th 2018, 3:00 PM 24,567 Views 15 Comments

Brin-Jonathan Butler discusses his new book, ‘The Grandmaster’.

# obsession - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'It's all I think about every day': Keith Earls desperate to claim a European medal to call his own
# Obsession
From The42
# Obsession

'It's all I think about every day': Keith Earls desperate to claim a European medal to call his own

Dec 5th 2018, 6:00 AM 10,009 Views 26 Comments

The Munster wing doesn’t count his 2008 Heineken Cup medal as a true winners’ medal as he was an unused replacement in Cardiff.

# obsession - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'There was a Lego set so I said I'd give it a try and I became obsessed with it'
# Building Blocks
From The42
# Building Blocks

'There was a Lego set so I said I'd give it a try and I became obsessed with it'

Nov 14th 2018, 12:00 PM 44,301 Views 28 Comments

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has discovered the perfect way to take his mind off the game.

# obsession - Saturday 6 January, 2018

'The one thing I did was concentrate on becoming a professional footballer... I didn't like school at all'
# Obsession
From The42
# Obsession

'The one thing I did was concentrate on becoming a professional footballer... I didn't like school at all'

Jan 6th 2018, 8:00 AM 18,995 Views 6 Comments

Irish defender Pierce Sweeney chats to The42 about his football-mad upbringing and preparing to face West Brom in the FA Cup today.

# obsession - Thursday 23 June, 2016

The 10 memorable stages of every Irish girl's 2000s Groovy Chick obsesssion
# Bang On The Door
From The Daily Edge
# Bang On The Door

The 10 memorable stages of every Irish girl's 2000s Groovy Chick obsesssion

Jun 23rd 2016, 7:30 PM 15,803 Views 4 Comments

GROOVY CHICK ON EVERYTHING.

# obsession - Saturday 19 September, 2015

10 things we learned from Keith Wood's brilliant sit-down with Joe Schmidt
# Obsession
From The42
# Obsession

10 things we learned from Keith Wood's brilliant sit-down with Joe Schmidt

Sep 19th 2015, 1:06 PM 10,939 Views 11 Comments

It was like Frost/Nixon, but more important.

# obsession - Friday 26 June, 2015

'They're obsessed with Dublin, the population, the money they get from sponsorship'
# Obsession
From The42
# Obsession

'They're obsessed with Dublin, the population, the money they get from sponsorship'

Jun 26th 2015, 6:15 AM 8,594 Views 41 Comments

John O’Leary believes that other counties are spending too much times complaining about the Dubs and not developing themselves.

# obsession - Monday 2 March, 2015

17 reasons why Ireland's weather obsession is totally justified
# Fierce Mild
From The Daily Edge
# Fierce Mild

17 reasons why Ireland's weather obsession is totally justified

Mar 2nd 2015, 12:05 PM 9,829 Views 0 Comments

Grand soft day thank God.

# obsession - Monday 22 December, 2014

'If you have an obsession with Roy Keane, he hasn't disappointed you in 2014'
# WIT
From The42
# WIT

'If you have an obsession with Roy Keane, he hasn't disappointed you in 2014'

Dec 22nd 2014, 1:36 PM 3,917 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland manager showed some of his customary wit at the RTÉ Sport Awards last night.

# obsession - Thursday 4 December, 2014

10 signs the world's obsession with Frozen has gone too far
# Frozen
From The Daily Edge
# Frozen

10 signs the world's obsession with Frozen has gone too far

Dec 4th 2014, 7:30 PM 4,802 Views 5 Comments

Time to let it go, people.

# obsession - Monday 15 September, 2014

Turns out Irish adults are quite addicted to Snapchat
# Obsession
# Obsession

Turns out Irish adults are quite addicted to Snapchat

Sep 15th 2014, 6:15 PM 12,792 Views 15 Comments

The app sees 63% of its users checking the app daily, a usage rate that’s only surpassed by Facebook.

# obsession - Thursday 21 August, 2014

'It's the only prize' - James O'Donoghue has sympathy for Mayo after All-Ireland defeats
# Obsession
From The42
# Obsession

'It's the only prize' - James O'Donoghue has sympathy for Mayo after All-Ireland defeats

Aug 21st 2014, 8:15 AM 4,337 Views 2 Comments

The Kerry forward is hoping to add to the pain this weekend though.

# obsession - Saturday 10 May, 2014

18 years after vowing ‘never again,’ I’ve decided to start a World Cup sticker collection
# Obsession
From The42
# Obsession

18 years after vowing ‘never again,’ I’ve decided to start a World Cup sticker collection

May 10th 2014, 10:00 AM 12,247 Views 38 Comments

Ever feel fanatical about this mid-90s phenomenon? You’re not alone.

# obsession - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Football Manager: The computer game that discovered Lionel Messi
# Obsession
From The42
# Obsession

Football Manager: The computer game that discovered Lionel Messi

Aug 22nd 2013, 6:30 PM 5,809 Views 14 Comments

The ever-popular game is set to release its 21st edition.

# obsession - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Increase in nomophobia (fear of being apart from your phone)
# Mobile Addict
# Mobile Addict

Increase in nomophobia (fear of being apart from your phone)

May 10th 2012, 6:13 PM 3,550 Views 18 Comments

Do you check your mobile more than 34 times a day? You might have a new tech-driven phobia…

# obsession - Friday 19 November, 2010

Penis envy? Berlusconi slammed for replacing statue body parts
# Obsession
From The Daily Edge
# Obsession

Penis envy? Berlusconi slammed for replacing statue body parts

Nov 19th 2010, 9:11 PM 1,190 Views 0 Comments

What is it about the male appendage that keeps getting the Italian PM in such hot water?