As long as I can remember, Greece has rocked Adidas for their soccer kits. Not any more, Nike and the Greek National Team has partnered up for the first time. Not that the Adidas kits were bad but this is what I’ve been waiting for in a kit. It’s simple, clean and is made of Nike Dri-FIT fabric. It features the classic Greek white and blue color palette with contrasting cuffs. Looking forward to to seeing what else Nike creates with Greece in the future.
The Greek National Team wore their new Kits for the first time on June 6th against Luthuania. They won 2-0. Oupa!!
This video is a great short documentary that Vice News posted back in November about the protests that broke out in Athens. It breaks down the different political factions that fought it out at Syntagma Square while the former Prime Minister, Georgios Papandreou, passed the Austerity measures that the EU and IMF forced on Greece.
I’ve been awol from the blog as of lately but I had to post something on the big game tomorrow, Greece Vs Argentina. This World Cup has been exciting since I have had 2 teams to support, USA & Greece. I’m not gonna try to kid myself and say tomorrow’s match is gonna be easy. Argentina has been a team to reckon with and has been one of the most consistent teams (other than Brazil) in the World Cup. At the same time, there has been so many upsets as of lately. So many great teams that have lost to supposedly lesser teams. You know who I’m talking about: Spain, England, Germany and France. This World Cup has been so unpredictable. If anyone could upset Argentina, it would be Greece. We are unpredictable and we have one advantage over Argentina, a great coach in King Otto. I can see Maradona now, sitting on his bidet trying to come up with a game plan. So don’t sleep on Greece, we may surprise you.
What’s up world?? This is Joe Martinez, taking over for my good friend Ross for this week’s Photo Friday. I wanted to share some images I created during my recent trip to Greece last month. This is my second trip to Europe this year, and my first time in the Mediterranean. I definitely took advantage of the beautiful weather, good food, and amazing scenery. It was also a great opportunity to practice a fun technique that some of you may have seen floating around the internet. “Tilt-shift photography” is a selective focus technique using a specialized lens that controls the orientation of the plane of focus of a particular scene or subject. The results vary, but it’s possible to achieve what some have dubbed “fake miniature” photography, creating the illusion of a miniature or toy model look. Some clever Photoshop enthusiasts found a way to do this without the use of this lens making the technique available to anyone with a little patience, the right image, and few Photoshop tools. A simple Google search will provide you with several tutorials on how to achieve your own tilt-shift images. More T-S photos from Greece after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »