Female wrestlers at the United States Sumo Championships in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Painfully satisfying selections from The Agony of Defeat
Triumph takes on the World Cup for the second day in a row. We couldn’t be happier.
A Century of American Soccer Anxiety by Ian Crouch
Sportswriters have spent more than a century fretting and fighting about soccer and its place in American culture.
The fiercest member of Wimbledon’s security team.
A great animal profile from Stella Artois and the Perfectionists.
Triumph Watches The World Cup in Astoria, Queens
Call it the “Rise of the e-Athlete.” Starting this Fall, Robert Morris University in Chicago will offer at least 30 athletic scholarships to High School students with exceptional skills in the video game League of Legends. The first university to offer such a bonus, Associate Athletic Director acknowledged the lack of traditional athletic prowess necessary for the scholarships: “Obviously it’s not cardiovascular in any way, but it’s mental.”
“It’s Poppin” a new rap single by Clint Dempsey aka “Deuce”
77 years of Washington Redskins branding
Keith Olbermann remembers one of the greatest hitters ever.
The World Cup edition. By Rémi Gaillard.
And brands still pour millions upon millions into momentary marketing…
Christoph Niemann’s World Cup Hairdo Hall of Fame
Creative Review simplifies FIFA’s 92-page guide to designing uniforms for the World Cup.
The World Cup Cut Up by Eclectic Method
Ghana’s most famous witch doctor is claiming that he caused Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent knee injury, which might limit the Portuguese Forward in World Cup play. When asked to explain, Nana Kwaku Bonsam—translated literally as “Devil of Wednesday”—said “I know what Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury is about, I’m working on him, I am very serious about it. Last week, I went around looking for four dogs and I got them to be used in manufacturing a special spirit called Kahwiri Kapam.” Dead dogs or not, with the US in the same group as Germany, Portugal and Ghana (who they lost to back in 2010), any black magic from anywhere will do for an American win.