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athletics & aesthetics & ponytails & politics via hazel & meyer
bubblemetropolis:

TIL that in 1947 Japanese-American Wataru Misaka became the first non-Caucasian player in the NBA.

bubblemetropolis:

TIL that in 1947 Japanese-American Wataru Misaka became the first non-Caucasian player in the NBA.

(via stormingthefloor)

Claire Ferrier of the Quebec Alpine Club (1940)

Claire Ferrier of the Quebec Alpine Club (1940)

(Source: vintagesportspictures)

star SUBURBS star

star SUBURBS star

(Source: thegrandarchives, via thegrandarchives)

normal

normal

aesthetics of athletics

aesthetics of athletics

(Source: wadewilson4president, via stormingthefloor)

Muscle Panic, coming.

Muscle Panic, coming.

BELIEVABLE

BELIEVABLE

is coming.

is coming.

The perfect slowness of the hand-placed vinyl-letter placer. Wimbledon 2014.

TODAY

TODAY

Lavender.

Lavender.

LO-LO
Live Oak high school basketball team (1908)

LO-LO

Live Oak high school basketball team (1908)

(Source: vintagesportspictures)

In 1971 I wrote and shot a scene for Annie Hall involving the Knicks and Earl The Pearl. I was extolling the concept of the physical over the cerebral, so I wrote a fantasy basketball game in which all the great thinkers of history – Kant and Nietzsche and Kirkegaard – played against the Knicks. I cast actors who looked like those philosophers to play those roles and they played against the real Knicks. We used the players on the team at that time including Earl, Bill Bradley and Walt Frazier, and we shot it inside Madison Square Garden after the last game of the season. Of course the Knicks were smooth and beat the philosophers easily; all their cerebration was impotent against the Knicks. But I cut the scene from the picture, not because it didn’t come out but because I had to keep the picture moving and it was too much of a digression. It didn’t break my heart not to use it in the film. I always feel that anything I cut out of a film is always a mercy killing. - Woody Allen, The Observer Sport Monthly, 1/6/02
found here

In 1971 I wrote and shot a scene for Annie Hall involving the Knicks and Earl The Pearl. I was extolling the concept of the physical over the cerebral, so I wrote a fantasy basketball game in which all the great thinkers of history – Kant and Nietzsche and Kirkegaard – played against the Knicks. I cast actors who looked like those philosophers to play those roles and they played against the real Knicks. We used the players on the team at that time including Earl, Bill Bradley and Walt Frazier, and we shot it inside Madison Square Garden after the last game of the season. Of course the Knicks were smooth and beat the philosophers easily; all their cerebration was impotent against the Knicks. But I cut the scene from the picture, not because it didn’t come out but because I had to keep the picture moving and it was too much of a digression. It didn’t break my heart not to use it in the film. I always feel that anything I cut out of a film is always a mercy killing.
- Woody Allen, The Observer Sport Monthly, 1/6/02

found here

Liberation & Perspiration, pride edition

Liberation & Perspiration, pride edition

sport sock

(Source: anabsence)