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New NFL app brings Sunday Ticket, detailed fantasy football tracking to Xbox One

If you’re a football fan, Microsoft wants to make an Xbox One integral to your gameday experience. A new version of the NFL app for Xbox One, coming out later this month, is how the company plans to do it.

It starts with videos. Lots of videos. The app is centered around NFL Now, the personalized highlight and analysis channel that’s tailored for your favorite teams and your fantasy leagues. Those who upgrade to a premium subscription will be able to stream classic games and other programming like documentaries and shows from the NFL Films “vault.”

That’s not all: if you have a cable subscription to NFL Network and NFL RedZone, you’ll be able to stream those on the console, and DirecTV Sunday Ticket subscribers will get full access…

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Giro Empire SLX : Inspired by football boots, these high-performance road cycling shoes lace up and incorporate cutting-edge materials

Giro Empire SLX


With the Tour de France under way and road riding season in full swing, there’s no better time to geek out over the latest technical cycling gear. Helmet and accessories maven Giro has been shaking things…

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Long Player Football Club Puts Iconic Players On Album Covers

’Twas the eve before FIFA World Cup, when all through the world, people were professing their love for the noble sport that is football (not soccer, my dear American friends, the players actually strike the ball with their foot, hence the name football). Let’s not dwell on the horrid, horrid official typeface Pagode Bold – the facepalm in the official logo accurately expresses the reaction of the collective typographic community to this train wreck. Well, let’s dwell on it a tiny bit, and compare it to the splendid Rio 2016 font by Dalton Maag for the Olympics in the same country. Point made. But I digress… I would like to take a look at a marvellous project by James Campbell Taylor of Pennarello. The artist behind the World Cup 1930-2014 poster project re-imagined iconic football players as pop stars and put them on album covers for LPFC (short for Long Player Football Club).


Freestyle Script | Blackoak

The premise for the LPFC gallery is simple: “What if the football heroes of the past fifty years had been pop stars?” Starting from this basic idea, James Campbell Taylor combined two of his two passions. On the one hand the British-born, New York-based graphic designers collects old jerseys, writes about football and lost his heart to this sport. On the other hand he loves vinyl. A few years ago his wife gave him a record player, and since then their New York apartment has been filling up with records. With the upcoming World Cup in mind, Taylor designed sleeves for fictional long players for 24 iconic players.


Turnpike (Wide Grotesque) | Coronet

The football fan in James Campbell Taylor selected players with a high mythical value, while the music lover in him connected them to music genres and thought up fitting album titles. Finally the graphic designer created artwork in a style that was fashionable at the high-point of their careers and links to their nationality. The designs are smart and simply beautiful. Whereas many similar projects suffer in various degrees of inadequate typography, here Taylor hits all the right notes. Taylor’s attention for detail is impressive, from colour palette and typographic style to the logos of the record labels, catalogue numbers and the occasional signature. The wear adds the right touch of vintage to the two dozen designs. More than a stylistic exercise, it suggests that – just like the football players – vinyl always stays authentic, despite the wear and the lack of playing.


Monotype Engravers (Wide Engraved Serif Caps)


AW Conqueror Didot (Didone) | Bodoni


Bodoni MT Poster (Extra Bold: Didone) | Deming EP (Wood Type: Wide Slab)


Century Gothic


Aldo (Stencil: Display) | Bodoni


Cooper Black


Geo Sans (Futura Alternatives)


ITC Souvenir


Helvetica (Neue Haas Grotesk, Helvetica Alternatives)


Big Mummy


Trade Gothic (Trade/News/Franklin Gothic Alternatives)


Phat Phreddy (Koloss)


Aldine Expanded | Bodoni


Birch


Arvil Sans


Franklin Gothic (Trade/News/Franklin Gothic Alternatives)


Stencil (Stencil: Headline)


ITC Franklin Gothic (Trade/News/Franklin Gothic Alternatives)


Steelfish (Extra Bold: Compact Sans Serifs) | ITC Franklin Gothic (Trade/News/Franklin Gothic Alternatives)


Steelfish (Extra Bold: Compact Sans Serifs) | ITC Franklin Gothic (Trade/News/Franklin Gothic Alternatives)


Impact Label (FF Dynamoe)


Bemio | Trade Gothic (Trade/News/Franklin Gothic Alternatives)


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Road to World Cup – Creative Football Player Illustrations


California based graphic designer Manu Faves has been incorporating a vintage nostalgia with a modern twist into his designs for over fifteen years. His recent project on football players ‘Road to World Cup‘ has caught our attention in which he has brilliantly created cartoonish illustrations of some of the anticipated big names in world football that you will be [hopefully] seeing on the pitch in this next FIFA World Cup.

Through his football player illustrations, Manu has graphically discussed the specific strengths of each player and how their assets might prove to be useful for their respective national teams. The designs of his illustrations are truly sensational and invigorates a sense of enthusiasm that has now started to rise among the fans as we get closer and closer to the kick-off of the next World Cup. Take a look at his amazing artwork and be inspired.

The Road to World Cup Players by Manu Faves

Clint Dempsey usa Road to World Cup Players illustrated poster designed fifa
Clint Dempsey (USA)

Didier Drogba Ivory Coast Road to World Cup football player illustrations poster designed fifa
Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast)

Keisuke Honda japan Road to World Cup football player illustrations poster designed fifa
Keisuke Honda (Japan)

Wayne Rooney England Road to World Cup Players illustrated poster designed fifa
Wayne Rooney (England)

Dani Alves Brazil Road to World Cup Players illustrated poster designed fifa
Dani Alves (Brazil)

Andrea Pirlo Italy Road to World Cup Players illustrated poster designed fifa
Andrea Pirlo (Italy)

Raul Meireles Portugal Road to World Cup Players illustrated poster designed fifa
Raul Meireles (Portugal)


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Hand-drawn World Cup animation is more than just football

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vimeo: 95287283 With the World Cup only a few weeks away, it’s hard to ignore the endless array of new designs and tributes for a football fan’s most anticipated event.




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Great Moments in Football History Illustration Series


Football fan and designer Osvaldo ‘Oz’ Casanova has recently created a uniquely designed football history illustration series covering some the most famous, and sometimes infamous, moments in world football from the last 50 or so years.

Does anybody remember the day Eric Cantona kung-fu kicked a fan? How about the ‘scorpion kick’ from Rene Higuita at the old Wembley? Nobody will forget the mesmerising Roger Milla corner flag dance in Italia 90? Maradona’s magical goal against England in 1986? The Zizou headbutt? These moments and many, many more are all included in the series that Oz has entitled the ‘Great Moments in Football History‘.

Below we have selected 10 of our favorite ‘moments’ from the series. For the rest go here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Football History Illustration Series

Roberto Baggio, 1994

great moments in Football History Illustration Series Roberto Baggio italy braziil 1994 penalty

Eric Cantona, 1995

great moments in football history series illustration kungfu kick manchester united eric cantona selhurst park

Walter Casagrande & Socrates, 1982

great moments in Football History Illustration Series Walter Casagrande Socrates 1982 sao paolo corinthinians

Andres Escobar, 1994

great moments in football history series illustration Andres Escobar own goal usa colombia

Alcides Ghiggia, 1950

great moments in football illustration series history Alcides Ghiggia

Rene Higuita, 1995

great moments in football history series illustration Rene Higuita scorpion kick colombia england goalkeeper

Geoff Hurst, 1966

great moments in football illustration series history hat-trick england germany world cup 1966 final

Diego Maradona, 1986

great moments in football history series illustration diego maradona argentina england had of god 1986

Roger Milla, 1990

great moments in football illustration series history Roger Milla dancing 1990 world cup cameroon

Zinedine Zidane & Marco Matterazzi, 2006

great moments in football history series illustration Zinedine Zidane Marco Matterazzi head-butt germany world cup 2006


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The 5 best ever World Cup football designs

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The new Adidas Brazuka will be used at World Cup 2014




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Football players don’t have enough time between seasons to recover from head impacts

Even football players who haven’t experienced a concussion need time to recover from the head impacts they receive during the football season. A study published today in PLOS ONE reveals that the six month-long no-contact period that players are given between seasons isn’t giving their brains enough time to recover. Researchers say this failure to recuperate could contribute to the kind of long-term cognitive disorders that some former-NFL players have sued the league over.

between 431 and 1,850 blows to the head in a single season

To study the effect of non-concussive, repetitive head impacts, researchers put accelerometers in the helmets of 10 University of Rochester football players. The scientists used these sensors to monitor…

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Cool Hunting Video: Nike Magista: The next step in football combines innovative design and technology

Cool Hunting Video: Nike Magista


Not long ago, Nike invited us to Barcelona, Spain for the unveiling of their latest shoes, which are yet another step forward in the revolutionizing of football boots. The ); return…

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25 years of Madden, the video game that changed football forever

In 2004, my friends and I made a rule: when we played Madden, no one was allowed to be the Atlanta Falcons. With them, you were unstoppable, because quarterback Michael Vick was unstoppable. Thanks to a 95 speed rating and 97 acceleration, he was the best rusher in the league and a near-lock to score any time he sprinted to his left. And if the defense against all odds managed to contain him, he had a 98 throwing-power rating and would just heave the ball downfield from any of a dozen awkward body contortions. He was all but flawless, dominant, perfect: he’d probably have been the league’s best defender, kick returner, and punter if he’d tried. In short: he broke Madden.

Deion Sanders was similarly unstoppable in Madden ‘95: I…

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