Soccer in America – A Photographic Journey

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Nike, Photography, Pickup Soccer, Soccer in America

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Play soccer. Anywhere. Anytime. Tennis courts included.

Portland, OR

May 2014

~beans

To submit your photos to be included in this series, email them to dunny [at] bumpy pitch.com.

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Cult of Personality – Jorge Campos

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Legends, Mexico

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I was searching the Interwebs today looking through some vintage soccer images. I’m not sure how vintage he is, but there were some images of Jorge Campos that showed up. This got me thinking about how dope this dude was. Few soccer players, especially goalies, have ever stood out quite like Jorge Campos did.

His bright jerseys and goalkeeper outfits seemed to mimic his personality. Bright and outgoing with a tendency for flair. He was not shy about much and this stood out in both how he played and how he dressed on the field. I remember watching this cat on TV and you never really knew what he might do next. He was unpredictable and definitely seemed to be in his own lane, but that was fresh. That gave him personality and dammit if he didn’t stand out. The game needs people like this. Life needs people like this. I salute him for that.

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A couple of years ago I went on a trip with el Jimador to Guadalajara. I get off the plane, make my way through security and am met by a driver who takes me out to a van. I open the door to get in, and Jorge Campos is sitting there. The first thing he does is give me a hard time about why it took me so long to get through security and that I have kept him waiting for too long. I say something like “sorry dude,” or some other eloquent phrase. He immediately starts laughing, puts his arm around my shoulder, says he is joking and welcomes me to Mexico.

For the rest of that trip, whenever we would hang out, he was as good of a guy as you could hope. He would order specialty items for me to try at restaurants that weren’t on the menu. He told me where his favorite tacos were at in Los Angeles and he made me promise him that I would go there when I got back to LA. He told me some great stories about when he played for Mexico and some lessons about Mexican culture in general. And he did all of these things with a smile on his face. The jerseys he wore were only half as bright as his personality.

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How fresh is this playing card?

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I’m not sure who in the current game would be comparable to Jorge Campos. Not sure that there will ever be another quite like him. Respeto my dude!

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Soccer in America – A Photographic Journey

Filed under: Bumpy Pitch, Culture & Lifestyle, Los Angeles, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, Photography, Soccer in America

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ISPS representing that pin life.

Stub Hub Center

Summer 2014

~beans

To submit your photos to be included in this series, email them to dunny [at] bumpypitch [dot] com.

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Nike “Genealogy of Innovation” Video

Filed under: Boots, Culture & Lifestyle, Nike, Sneakers, Videos

Nike Genealogy of Innovation from Golden Wolf on Vimeo.

An entire lifetime of Nike sneakers and soccer boots has basically been compressed into a two minute video. How many sneakers or soccer boots in this video have you owned at one time or another?

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Sporting KC Takes Trunks Of School Supplies To Nicaragua – CCL

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~~  Awesome.

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Merritt Paulson Tweets Picture Of Field In Guyana – CONCACAF Champions League

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~~  Welcome to CONCACAF Champions League indeed!

 

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Stan Collymore Challenges Gary Neville To Find Video Of Him ‘Diving’

Filed under: EPL News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | English Premier League Highlights, Soccer News

~~ Love seeing guys having a go at each other….

 

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David Beckham x ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Social Issues

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body.

The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

For more information, head over to www.alsa.org

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