“Nos podrán quitar las flores, pero nunca la primavera.”
— Eduardo Galeano
Founder, Editor: A Football Report.
Based in Brooklyn, via Boston. Lived in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, and Perugia.
Work Featured In: The New York Times, Al-Jazeera, ESPN, Public Radio Exchange's This Week In Social Media, Boston.com, The Guardian, Fox, The Football Ramble, Rivista Studio (Italy)
If it's related to football, chances are it's on my radar.
— Eduardo Galeano
World Cup collages by Case Jernigan
Pirlo was designed by Da Vinci. From Maradona’s infamous Hand of God to the thousands of opinions analysts have on Mario Balotelli and Landon Donovan, the World Cup is defined by characters. Brooklyn-based artist Case Jernigan captured these personalities in a fine, yet slightly surreal fashion.
Pretending like the next month won’t be completely consumed by 800 million eyes on Neymar, Brazil, *Brasil*, and the beautiful game. (at City of Portland)
The World’s Best Football Photographer and The World Cup: Ryu x Rio
Ryu captures the game’s atmosphere and aesthetics in ways that no one else can, and he wants to tell a story unlike anything you’ll see around this summer’s World Cup. He has already been given the green light by FIFA to shoot matches, but he needs support to spend the month in Brazil, travel to the tournament’s biggest matches, and create an incredible book around the 2014 World Cup. If you appreciate great photography and support independent artists, get behind Ryu’s Kickstarter.
This will be amazing. Get behind it.
The Beautiful Game in Brasil: Photography by Christopher Pillitz
This is how it’s done.
In April 1989, 96 people went to watch a football match and never came home. They went there to see their beloved Liverpool — and, today, a quarter of a century later, before one of the club’s biggest games ever, those fans were honored beautifully.
Afterward, led by their captain, Steven Gerrard — the paragon of loyalty in a sporting era that often rewards money-grabbing and title hunger far more than fidelity to a cause — they won the game, 3-2, and set themselves up for their first league title since 1990.
When the game finished, Gerrard had tears in his eyes — and while some of those were no doubt down to a mixture of relief, exhaustion, and the thrill of victory — a lot of them were down to something more.
Gerrard’s cousin, Jon-Paul Gilhooley, died at the stadium in 1989 when he was only 10. While most of the time we can freely admit that sports are just sports — and the narratives we spin are irrationally inflated to feed our obsession with a game — sometimes they are something way more important than that.