What Zidane Taught Me About Teaching the Beautiful Game
I’ve been playing the beautiful game for over 25 years. About 10 years ago I really started getting into watching international games. In fact, I have a library of VHS tapes (yeah, you heard it right) that I still watch almost every night. France vs. Brazil in the 2006 World Cup is a classic, in my opinion.
Zidane was artistic in his simplicity. Dominating in his elegant play. Mesmerizing in his vision and execution. He was the man.
I studied him. I copied him. I tried to imitate him. I rewinded and replayed his movements on the tv, in my head and then in my movements as I spent hours trying to replicate his moves and technique.
There was some benefit to my game from my Zidane studies. But what was even more beneficial was… studying Zidane helped me learn not only how to teach myself, but how I could break it down and teach someone else. It’s one thing to be good at the beautiful game, but it’s another level to be good and pass on that goodness to the youth.
Intrigued by a man that’s suited up, but has his hands on his passion.
I love when sports and fashion collide. Coach wallets made from vintage baseball gloves.
“Over the summer Coach launched its "Baseball Heritage Collection”, which included limited edition wallets crafted from 70-year-old baseball gloves. Coach acquired the vintage leather on eBay and disassembled hundreds of mitts to construct the accessory collection. Currently out of stock online, hit the thumbs for a closer look at these incredible wallets by Coach.“
Meet one of my best friends and one of the most talented people I know - hands down. Her name is Kandyce Groesbeck (soon to be Galanis). She was hired to do the window installation for Tiffany & Co. This is the first Tiffany & Co. in Utah, and like always, she blew it out of the water.
Make sure to see the rest of the photos and her inspiration here.
One of my favorite street art projects is Steve Powers’ “A Love Letter For You”. Here’s one of the pieces from his project. At my work, Gingko Press, we publish his books and have the opportunity to work with this amazing artist.
What’s cool about Steve Powers, or ESPO, is that back in ‘99 he used to paint in daylight in street clothes.