The word “between” has been crucial for us as the Institute for Game Analysis since 2010. We see ourselves as a communication unit, an interface, between the different systems of sports. We know what it is like to be on the pitch. We know the feeling of defeats and crises, but we have also lifted trophies. We know that it is between players, spaces, and timings that games are decided. We know how people talk in the locker room when the door is closed. And how it smells there.
But we also know the lecture halls of this republic. We have spoken at conferences and published. We are part of the theoretical discourse surrounding sports. We know the unbridgeable chasms between the theory and practice of sports. We know how editorial offices report on sports. What their interests and constraints are.