Just over five years ago (Late November of 2009) we were in Seattle for MLS Cup between the LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake. We had started The Original Winger less than a year before and and had released our first collection of shirts with Bumpy Pitch that year, and we were lucky to have already met some great folks in our short journey. Some of those early folks we had linked up with had been running their own sites for longer than we had and they were guys that we looked up. Each had their own outlook and unique perspective on the sport. We connected with them and vibed and decided to throw an impromptu party on the Friday night of MLS Cup weekend (the game was on the Sunday). Shouts to Shawn Francis, Adam Spangler, Bruce McGuire and Ives Galarcep.
On a cold and wet night in Seattle we all got on our phones and social media platforms and reached out to whoever we could and invited them down to Kells Irish Pub. Slowly but surely the bar started filling up and what once intended as a one night get together ended up with is duplicating the scene the next night and making it a back to back session of parties at Kells.
Fast forward five years and we find ourselves throwing our fifth party on the weekend of MLS Cup. And this year the party we hoisted kept the same theme of doing it with friends. This time it was with EA SPORTS and KickTV, with a special appearance by our boy Robbie Rogers and his Beyond “it” foundation.
This time around we chose a renovated venue in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City that some locals weren’t even aware of. Half production offices and photo studio and half event space, The Guild turned out to be the perfect place to celebrate MLS Cup, hang with old friends, make some new ones and hold our fifth MLS Cup party.
Shout to our friends / fam / colleagues and fans that were able to make it out and have a good time with us.
The literal translation for the youtube title of this video, “Trening golmanov v SD Gorišnica” means “Training goalies in SD Gorišnica” in English. I dunno if this is real. I dunno if this is this club actually exists, all I know, is that there is no way this can actually be thought of as a good idea, and that guy in goal is lucky that the cannon was centered but he was a little bit at 5 o’clock or we might have had a murder happen.
See, the beauty of this whole thing set up is in the first cannon blast, because you dont think that its gonna be that bad, but the second one!!1 THAT is a cannon shot.
Dood would have been straight murked on youtube trying to go viral. Who, the hell, thought this was a good idea? That thing had some pepper on it! Its all fun and games until somebody gets their wig split. Did you see that third one? #BadIntentions.
With cold weather taking a hold around the country, we have brought back our BPFC Laurel Crest hoodie with a fleece lining. This time the hoodie comes in with the unique color way name of “truffle.” Basically a very deep red that happens to make the white BPFC Laurel Crest pop particularly well.
We also have a black BPFC Laurel Crest hoodie that we recently dropped that is a little lighter in weight and not quite as warm and thick as the fleece version above. This black version has a French terry lining which is really nice just lighter. So depending now hat you are looking for in weight and warmth, we got you covered. The black one is almost sold out so act fast on that one if interested. Both are available in the Bumpy Pitch online store.
Our homie Paul sent us this thinking it might be a good fit for our Soccer Around the World series. And it it perfect. It could also qualify for Soccer in Random Places, but we’ll file this under the former rather than the latter. Here are some details:
A good friend of mine is in Nepal (climbing Everest) and came across this scene in Khatmandu.
Monks with a serious set up. Consoles everywhere but half were watching a game and half were playing FIFA.
I’ve thrown up Danny MacAskill doing some RIDICULOUS stuff on his mountain bike before, but doing this type of stuff on a ‘road bike’ is just flat out ridiculous…. Back Flips, Front Flips, Rock Climbing, Scaling Bridges, Water Park Rides…. Done, done and done.
I’m in awe of athletes like this that have this type of balance and body control…. ULTIMATE SKILL CHECK stuff.
‘A seamless patent leather toe cap, ballistic nylon throughout the rest of the upper, the classic Jordan Wings logo on the side panels, and no logo at all on the nylon tongue. Top it all off with a translucent ice blue sole’
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