Nike FC Takes Over 6th & Mill

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Friends, Los Angeles, Nike

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Nike just dropped their Nike FC initiative this week and to coincide with that, they have taken over 6th & Mill in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the sport, the collection and the culture. By taking over 6th & Mill, which is a Nike SB skate warehouse, they are blending cultures and encouraging people to play the sport anytime and anywhere.

On Monday night Nike kicked off a week of events that are taking place at 6th & Mill with an intro to things hosted by none other than our good friend Max Bretos.

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Our boy Alexi joined Max on stage to talk about a slew of topics around the sport, but many focused on the culture of the sport and how that culture is in a very different place here in the US than it was a few years ago. In addition to Alexi, Nike sponsored skater, Sean Malto, jumped in on the conversation as it touched not only on both cultures, but some of the things that both sports have in common. Both obviously are driven by the athletes feet and lower body and so from a performance stand point there are some similarities. But there are also plenty that can be found if you look a little deeper.

Both sports came out of sub cultures within the United States. Skating certainly had it’s own sub-culture and in the early years it was often looked down upon by the big sports and folks outside that world. Soccer in America has long faced that same sort of scrutiny from those outside of our sport, but our sub-culture and those who are in it have made the sport what it is today. Just like the skate community did for their sport.

Anyway, all this week Nike will be celebrating soccer and skating at 6th & Mill. There are pickup games going on, open skate sessions. Music, food, good people. There is plenty of fresh gear on hand. I actually picked up a pair of these on Monday night.

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This Thursday the week will commence with a 4 v 4 tournament that we have the opportunity to take part in. There are some other great brands and people that will be participating as well. The sport and the culture will be shining this week so if you are in the downtown area make sure and stop by 6th & Mill.

Here’s a little bit of action that was taking place on the “pitch” on Monday night.

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Get your picture taken in the trophy room and share it socially with friends.

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6th & Mill
1337 E 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Photo of Max, Alexi and Sean via Axis Photography.

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Footie Facts

Filed under: Footie facts, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, Montreal Impact

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In 2012, the Montreal Impact became the league’s 19th franchise and the third located in Canada, and made their home debut in front of a crowd of 58,912.

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Trailer :: God’s Pocket – Philip Seymour Hoffman & Christina Hendricks

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Trailers, Videos

Trailer - God's Pocket

A guy named Mickey gets in over his head when he tries to cover-up the accidental death of his stepson.

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US U-18′s vs Mexico Highlights

Filed under: Highlights, Soccer News, Videos

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~~ A good time to start paying attention to the next round on young guns coming through the ranks….

The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team fell short to Mexico 4-3 during an international friendly at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, Calif. Jorge Ruiz, Sebastian Elney and Sebastian Saucedo provided the USA scoring.

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Neymar’s Reported New Girlfriend :: Brazilian Model Gabriella Lenzi

Filed under: Beautiful Women, Culture & Lifestyle, La Liga News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Spanish La Liga, Neymar, Soccer News

~~ Brazilian Model and reportedly the new girlfriend of Neymar :: Gabriella Lenzi on Instagram

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Feature Trailer :: X-Men – Days of Future Past

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Trailers, Videos

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Bonded by war. United by hope. See the X-Men face their greatest challenge together in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Release: May 23, 2014
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart

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Bumpy Pitch Fam

Filed under: Bumpy Pitch, Culture & Lifestyle

With the extended family @bocaboca3 and @bobbyburling at the @nikefootball event in Los Angeles. Good to see you fellas. Stay tuned for what @nike has in store this week

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Watch :: Director Daniel Gordon Discusses “Hillsborough” 30 for 30

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Documentary, ESPN, FA Cup, History of the Game, Liverpool

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The director of “Hillsborough,” Daniel Gordon, discusses his new 30 for 30 with Keith Olbermann. The documentary details the tragedy that unfolded on April 15, 1989, at a FA Cup Semifinal between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

* There was a lot going on tonight but if you saw the 30-for-30 on the Hillsborough tragedy time stopped. We at BP_TOW, as I’m sure most everyone is, are a fan of pretty much everything that ESPN is doing with this series. We were excited as a whole lot of OG Winger were when we got word of the Soccer Stories series that they are doing leading up to the World Cup that speak to the game, the culture surrounding it, and giving us some historical perspective.

The Hillsborough tragedy is something that we are all aware of but seeing the skill at which they tell this story is incredible. Director Daniel Gordon went on with Keith Olbermann to talk about the picture and we get some of this background with the story.

Check out the interview after the jump…..

If you didn’t get a chance to see the 30-for-30, stop what you are doing and go find it this week. Its executed incredibly well. Daniel Gordon is a British documentary film director best known for a series of documentaries from North Korea. Gordon previously worked for Sky Sports and Chrysalis. He founded VeryMuchSo productions, based in Sheffield, England, in January 2001. He’s written two books on Sheffield Wednesday.

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