Tag: Sports


House of Vans at 50

Vans was founded in 1966 by brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren and their business partners Gordon Lee and Serge Delia. The brand’s first store was located in Anaheim, California and by the late 1970s, it had opened 70 shops in the state and gained a loyal following of West Coast surfers and skaters. Today, Vans has 415 shops around the world and two skate park-cum-entertainment venues in London and Brooklyn.

Source: Vans at 50 – Creative Review

RIP Joe Garagiola

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I remember fondly listening to radio broadcasts of the Twins with my grandfather. We would sit outside enjoying the perfection of a northern Minnesota summer as Herb Carneal would call the game over the pint-size transistor connection to Metropolitan Stadium. That summer, Rod Carew was flirting to hit 400 and Herb’s color commentary were my stories.

Baseball’s broadcast cathedral was NBC’s Game of the Week with Joe Garagiola (a last name I could never correctly pronounce) calling play-by-play with a playful style that was emblematic of the game. That’s the year baseball hooked me good. RIP Joe.

“Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.”
– Joe Garagiola

Source: Joe Garagiola, MLB Announcer and Player, Dies at Age 90 | Bleacher Report

The Perfect Football Prank

The perfect football prank on an unsuspecting fan during the UEFA Champions League match between A.S. Roma and Real Madrid. Well played Heineken, well played.

Source: Heineken | The Dilemma

Zombies Get Faster In Brooks’s First-Ever Ad

Brilliant ad from Seattle-based Brooks Running as it launches its first-ever TV spot this month on NBC this during the Olympic marathon trials on February 13. The ad will provide a different take on the trials and tribulations of the zombie class and capture the transformative power of running. I better lace up my shoes.

Source: Zombies Get Faster In Brooks’s First-Ever Ad, “The Rundead” | Co.Create

Write a Thank You Note Each a Day

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I learned today that Mark Zuckerberg writes at least one, well-considered thank-you note each day, via e-mail or handwritten. And, it makes sense when you consider that Facebook wouldn’t be the company that it is today without the hard work and dedication of so many people.

The funny thing is that I started 2016 with the same resolution. Sure, I didn’t create Facebook. But, I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without the contribution of others.

I’m fortunate to have a rockstar of a daughter, a loving family, silly animals and solid friends.

I call Minnesota home, an amazing place to live…for real.

I’ve experienced more than I could imagine (the Pixies concert in Chicago, a contemplative visit to Robben Island and cheering QPR to victory over Chelsea at Loftus Road, just to name a few).

Sure, I’ve also had my share of struggles and I’m grateful for the grace of those who have helped me along the way.

I’ve had the opportunity to work with so many wicked smart folks, inspired by their dedication. And, I practice my craft in a field that I thoroughly enjoy.

So, being thankful is the least I can do.

Source: A Thank You Note from Mark Zuckerberg – The Washington Post