Printables

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Embedded With Adidas’ Social Media Team at the World Cup in Rio by Julie Ruvolo

Striving to Be the Most Talked-About Brand At the Tournament

$26,500

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The price paid at a ‘Mantiques’ auction for the original micro mini dress and tennis racket from the world famous 1977 poster, The Tennis Girl. Reaching more than 7 times the high estimate, a 1979 edition of the often imitated poster was included in the curious lot. The buyer remains anonymous.

Cliffed Out

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Erm… on second thought, maybe it wasn’t the smartest idea to scale this rock face without any support or climbing gear. But hey, at least I brought my cell phone! Watch the rescue of this hiker stranded on a cliff by the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team, below.

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Tough Cookies

Female wrestlers at the United States Sumo Championships in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Soul Crushing Moments at the World Cup

Painfully satisfying selections from The Agony of Defeat

Lunchtime Laughter

Triumph takes on the World Cup for the second day in a row. We couldn’t be happier.

Printables

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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.

Morning Dose of Rufus the Hawk

The fiercest member of Wimbledon’s security team.

A great animal profile from Stella Artois and the Perfectionists.

Lunchtime Laughter

Triumph Watches The World Cup in Astoria, Queens

Not Madden Tho

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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.”

Captain of this Rap Game

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“It’s Poppin” a new rap single by Clint Dempsey aka “Deuce”
 

Morning Dose of the Redskin

77 years of Washington Redskins branding

Tony Gwynn, Rest In Peace

Keith Olbermann remembers one of the greatest hitters ever.

Too Cool For Soccer School

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Stussy ups the size of their 8 ball for World Cup style season

Morning Dose of Trick Shots

The World Cup edition. By Rémi Gaillard.

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Soccer Ball

And brands still pour millions upon millions into momentary marketing…

The Location of the Game

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Beautiful Soccer fields around the world

Tasiilaq, Greenland (above)

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Hair Play

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Christoph Niemann’s World Cup Hairdo Hall of Fame

There are Rules to Enhancing the Sport of Soccer Through Aesthetic Creativity and Design

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Creative Review simplifies FIFA’s 92-page guide to designing uniforms for the World Cup.

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