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Wednesday open thread: internationally broken Fall

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Throwing you a curveball.

Autumn in Moscow Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Because I’m in charge of CF today and the spirit moved me, we’re going to do something a little different. Not that different mind you, I’m not some crazy maverick out here trying to set the world aflame. I’m just trying to keep you on your toes. So today, we’ve got an open thread Wednesday.

We all know what the football world does during an international break. The players play games that largely don’t matter (LOL UEFA Nations League) and the clubs wait with bated breath that their stars don’t get hurt. Rinse, repeat, ho hum.

What I’m curious about is what do YOU do with YOUR international break? Does your Champions / Europa League midweek watching become international match watching? Does your weekend sports watching switch to American football? Do you use the free weekend to spend time with friends and family to bank some goodwill for when the Premier League returns? Do you go do some of those traditional fall activities like apple picking, pumpkin patching, raking leaves, PSL drinking, etc.?

Personally, I make more of an effort to get outside. As someone who is very online and also can sometimes be affected by the shorter days and darker weather, I cling to fall weekends and the last vestiges decent weather tighter than Mauricio Pochettino and Ole Gunnar Solskjær are clinging to their jobs after slow starts to the season.

I love getting to wear a plaid flannel shirt on a brisk fall day while I’m hunting for a pumpkin that may or may not get carved this year, picking way more apples than any one human could possibly eat, or at a beer festival not caring what exactly I’m drinking after the first hour and a half. I guess I’m kinda basic — I’ll own it.