In honor of this day, I’ve decided to re-publish an older slideshow about the most exciting years of Iron Mike’s career.
The best thing to happen to US Soccer this century.
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We’re very sad to hear that one of our favorite Washington Bullets, Manute Bol, passed away over the weekend at the young age of 47.
October 16, 1962 – June 19, 2010
By Courtney Boyd Myers
Humans aren’t the only ones playing soccer right now. In just three days, robots from world-renowned universities will compete in Singapore for RoboCup 2010. This is the other World Cup where players range from 6″ inch wheeled Wall-E’s to 5′ foot tall humanoids.
The RoboCup, now in its 14th year, is the world’s largest robotics and artificial intelligence event with more than 400 teams from dozens of countries. Its participants aim to develop autonomous soccer playing robots that will one day be able to play against humans.
“Refait” is a remake of the football WorldCup match between France and Germany (Seville, Spain, 1982). Shot by Pied La Biche in Villeurbanne (France), every aspect of the fifteen last minutes of the match was carefully reconstructed : players, positions, gestures, intensity, drama etc. It consists in shifting the traditional game area into the urban environment. Each sequence takes place in one or several locations and then the city temporarily becomes the lab for unsual experiments.
The soundtrack is made up of the original commentaries mixed with interviews of the audience recorded during the shooting.
A Conceptual Soccer Match
Starting today and continuing through Tuesday, BAM! will be showing soccer-themed films. From Ladybugs to Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, they’ve got you covered.
See the full schedule here
There have been so many brands trying to capitalize on the upcoming World Cup that we almost forgot it involved any sport at all…
Luckily, ESPN saves the day. Peep their website
I’ve been kind of obsessed with this column recently
Artists in this 17 work portfolio include William Kentridge (above), Marlene Dumas, and Julie Mehretu.
“Limited Edition of 2010 high-quality inkjet prints of each of the 17 works on Watercolor Radiant White Art Paper, approx. 67 x 97cm (39 x 27.5“). Each print comes with a 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM Certificate of Authenticity, numbered from 1/2010 to 2010/2010, signed by the artist (replica), with FIFA Hologram.”
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Will someone teach me how to play this game so that I can start a new career playing professional sports internationally?