Archive for the 'Los Angeles' Category

October 8th, 2013

Celebrating FIFA + Art + Culture – A Look Back

This past Saturday we hosted an art exhibit celebrating the video game FIFA, it's impact on the culture of the sport and the damn fine covers that we have seen since 1994. It was certainly different than many soccer inspired events that take place, but we have always wanted to do things a little differently. Bend, possibly break some rules. Art, soccer ...
October 7th, 2013

Celebrating Culture and Sport With EA SPORTS via Instagram Pics

Soooooo, Saturday night, was one for the ages for us. If you are here at The Original Winger, you know that we think of BP_TOW as a team for sure, but just as much as we are a team, we are family. We've known each other for yeeeeeears. We have a lot in common, one of which is that we like to bring people together and have a good time. Beans and I ...
October 3rd, 2013

Artist Spotlight – Lee Keane

For the EA SPORTS and FIFA art exhibit we got to work with a number of very talented artists. One of the first artists I reached out to when we started working on this project was Lee Keane. Lee is a super talented artist who does it all. She's an illustrator, a photographer, a graphic artist and all around awesome person. She also happens to have a ...
September 30th, 2013

Celebrating Culture and Sport With EA SPORTS

Over the past 20 years, EA SPORTS and their FIFA franchise have made a remarkable impact on the sport and the culture. The game is an institution that has played a pivotal role in the growth and popularity of the sport in the US. That was even more apparent when we held a contest asking what your favorite FIFA cover was (btw, winners will be announced ...
September 6th, 2013

Soccer In America – A Photographic Journey at GOAL BAR in SM

Sorry about us slackin' on our postin' today, but Beans and I hit up a local spot that we love to go to when there is a match on, a game on, anything on. The spot is called GOAL SPORTS CAFE and its in what is called the Mid-City area of Los Angeles. Its off of 3rd street, just eat of San Vicente, aka, the area you want to be in.... there are smokes ...
August 15th, 2013

Looking for ‘The Wee Chippy’ and found Random Soccer in a Random Place

I dont know if you are, but I am a huge fan of my "Random Soccer..." Series that I do here on TOW, and its for things just like this.... Today, I was reading an article in the LA Weekly, about a cool little restaurant at Venice Beach called, The Wee Chippy. What TWC is, is a snack shack that basically just serves french fries and sodas. The catch ...
August 14th, 2013

New Video :: “Lose Yourself To Dance” aka ‘Daft Signz’ from Daft Punk

This was pretty much my favorite record on the album after RAM dropped. I even said it in the first post about this album when they were streaming it on iTunes. A couple of days ago, they dropped a video for this record, featuring some of the sign spinners of Northern Hollywood, an area that I am intimately familiar with. Every wednesday at a ...
August 5th, 2013

Soccer in America – A Photographic Journey

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