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John Blasing

John Blasing is an avid football fan interested in traveling the world in search of football stadiums and football shirts. He holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin where he wrote his thesis on the history of the relationship between politics and football in Turkey. He speaks fluent English and Turkish as well as enough Farsi, French, and Tajik to get by with. You can find him in the United States or Turkey, depending on the time of year, and always at http://thisisfootballislife.wordpress.com.