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Making of Louis Vuitton FIFA World Cup Trophy Case

July 13th, 2010 by Larry

It’s always enjoyable to get behind the scenes in the creative process, even if it is snooty-as-hell.

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EC’s Best & Worst of the World Cup

July 12th, 2010 by Larry


We decided to put together a list of our highlights and lowlights of the World Cup. Not all of these selections involve athleticism, rather the aesthetics or nuggets of hilarity and surprise that made the 2010 World Cup one to never forget (vuvuzelas aside, of course).

Best Kit:
England’s home kit is so clean, it’s an instant classic. There’s no denying a tailored, polo shirt that can be worn to any occasion without looking tacky.

Most Hilarious Kit:
Slovenia’s “Charlie Brown” getups made them difficult to take seriously the entire time. Not to mention their “euro-discotech bros” goal celebrations which are yet to be explained.

Ugliest Keeper Kit:
These Brown keeper uniforms by Puma are the biggest eyesores I’ve seen in a long time. Some people enjoy how they look, but I think they stink.

Best Team Crest:
A tie between the modernistic Netherlands crest and the Ivory Coast’s excellent blend of typography and character illustration.

Best Type:
I’ve got to hand it to type designer, Paul Barnes, for Puma’s letterforms used on the backs of both the Italy and Uruguay team kits. For more information about the creation of this typeset, click here.

Worst Type:
While the Italy and Uruguay kits were adorned with amazing letterforms, Puma’s kits for African countries had some of the most insipid renderings of faux-hand-drawn type. What’s the deal with this 1950′s American sign-painter letters? They are a total bite on Underware’s Bello Small Caps. For more information about the creation of this typeset, click here (same article as above).

Best Numerals:
The Netherlands. Hands-down. Their boxy numerals were inspired by Dutch canals and architecture. And they are sweet! More info on those kits here.

Best Campaign:
No question. Nike’s Write The Future. This campaign successfully crossed so many social boundaries and united footy fans everywhere. Unfortunately, none of the bros featured in the short film were able to write much of a future for themselves or their countries.

Worst Team Implosion:
France. France. France.

Best “In Yer Face”:
Although, one of my favorite moments in this year’s World Cup was Landon Donovan’s point-blank goal against Slovenia, I couldn’t deny how much pain Germany’s Per Mertesacker was in after getting owned by the Adidas Jabulani.

Worst Hair:
Algeria’s Boy Band steeze didn’t earn them any respect.

Best Headgear:
Argentina’s Giant-Maradona-head-adorning fans take the cake. Wow! I wouldn’t have wanted to sit behind those dudes.

Best USA Fan:
Bill Clinton. Here’s the former president fully decked-out in USA gear, while chilling with Mick Jagger and enjoying a post-game Budweiser with USA team captain, Carlos Bocanegra.

Best USA Sign:
Where’s the quarterback?

Scariest Fan:
This guy will haunt my dreams forever.

Sexist Fan:
Larissa Riquelme from Paraguay made all of our jaws drop.

Best Fake Fans:
Apparently North Korea’s fans were actually hired Chinese actors. What???

Person Most Resembling a Disney Character:
Diego Forlan should be followed around by optimistic, animated fauna.

Best Celebration:
Team USA’s dogpile made us all long for the upcoming NFL season.

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Landon Donovan Scores [Video]

June 29th, 2010 by Larry

More evidence of the madness from the other day…

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A Great Run

June 28th, 2010 by Larry

photo by Lee Starnes

Even though Ghana knocked Team USA out of the World Cup on Saturday, it didn’t prevent us from having a great time. I’m proud of how the team represented themselves and everyone stateside on the world’s stage. As always, it’s smashing to hang out with the Esperanza and Whynatte crews.

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Score a Goal, Do the Stanky Leg

June 23rd, 2010 by Larry


Its part of the job description.

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Alright Team USA, Just Do Like I Did…

June 21st, 2010 by Larry


I had to play out some scenarios on EA Sports FIFA World Cup 2010 tonight. Here are my goal scorers (by the minute):

4′ – Michael Bradley
24′ – Herculez Gomez
25′ – Jozy Altidore
62′ – Landon Donovan
72′ – Jozy Altidore
74′ – Edson Buddle
86′ – Jozy Altidore

I know this seems like a lot of goals, but Portugal did it today, so why can’t our guys? Team USA has a really good chance to win this group with a little bit of heart, rough-housing, and desire to Write the Future.

C’mon, just do like I did on PS3! [Btw, I was playing on Pro level]

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Greece Vs Argentina Tomorrow!!

June 21st, 2010 by Georgios

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.

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In Yo Face!

June 19th, 2010 by Larry


2 of my favorite moments from yesterdays USA v Slovenia match: Clint Dempsey’s elbow to the head of a Slovenia’s Bostjan Cesar in the 1st minute & Landon Donovan’s in-the-face-posterization of the Slovenian goalkeeper, Samir Handanovic, for the United States’ first goal.

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It was a Bad Call and Everyone Knows It

June 19th, 2010 by Larry

US Tennis star, Andy Roddick commented on the disallowed goal, “I understand the rules of football so well that apparently when two Slovenian guys mug an American guy the American guy gets called for a foul. That’s how well I understand the rules.”

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Where’s the USA Foul?

June 19th, 2010 by Larry


I can’t see where a USA player is committing a foul. I can see where they are being fouled. Certainly that 3rd USA goal should not have been disallowed, but perhaps the rest of the world has it out for the US. I think that referee needs to be stripped from his duties forever. Apparently he’s under review by FIFA now, details from here.

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