Sometimes you gotta bring street to the turf, especially for a high-contact game like lacrosse. This year, world renown stick dyer Rob Rimmer teamed up with Staple to develop a custom Nike Vapor that any NYC lacrosse player would gladly unsheathe. This lacrosse head features a camo pigeon pattern that could only have been executed by Rob himself, a master of dyes that has created various custom heads featuring things like Superbowl 2013 Champs the Ravens, American rock band Phish, to even a Mars Blackmon inspired design for movie director Spike Lee.
I still vividly remember catching a cab from JFK into Manhattan, and witnessing a makeshift game of cricket being played on a park beside the freeway. What? Cricket in NYC? Now I’ve seen it all.
Cricket may not be a sport to ever take off in America, but one thing I’ve learnt is that where there are Indian residents/expats, there WILL BE CRICKET.
Last month India’s greatest ever player, and arguably the greatest player of the modern era – Sachin Tendulkar – retired from One Day International cricket, with his Test Match retirement also imminent. It is not an understatement to say that Tendulkar is the most revered sportsperson in the world. Period. The only downside to this is that Tendulkar can rarely go out in public, such would be the public mob to develop (think pigeon staple release x 10).
His international career has spanned an incredible 24 years. He is the only player to score 100 international centuries (the next person down has a mere 71). In ODI cricket, his 18000+ runs has him 5000 runs clear of the next person on the list.
A legend has gone, and it is hard to see anyone filling the massive void that has been left.
Back to bring you some more randomness from the Internets.
I wonder whatever happened to this guy…
Because I live just a few blocks away from the Barclays Center, the new Brooklyn Nets logo is burned into my brain every single day. The debate goes on between design nerds and sports fans alike about the simplicity of the black and white, the kerning of the wordmark, and whatever other aesthetic details one can think of to complain about. JAY Z’s Life + Times documentary crew finds out how people in the city truly feel about the Brooklyn Nets’ logo and apparel design. Check out the video to hear a range of opinions and learn about the design’s evolution.
Just incredible….the gods must think we’re crazy.
If someone got me for this Christmas, it would make me very happy.
The new NFL season started last weekend, days before the 11th anniversary of September 11.
Around this time of year I often cast my mind back to the story Pat Tillman. Tillman was not only a college football standout at Arizona State University in the late 90′s, he also completed his degree in three and a half years with a 3.85 GPA. Unusual for sporting stars to say the least.
In May 2002, after 4 successful years as a pro and with a multi-million dollar contract on offer from the Arizona Cardinals, he decided to retire from the NFL and enlist in the Army Rangers.
In April 2004 he was killed by friendly fire whilst on tour in Afghanistan.
Leaving aside the controversy surrounding his death, I still find the bravery in his decision absolutely astonishing, especially in a professional industry (NFL) which is sorely lacking in strong, inspiring characters.
A young man gave up millions of dollars and the glitz of professional football to help defend his country, and in turn made the ultimate sacrifice.
RIP Pat Tillman