One Of My Favorite Games, Visually

San Diego Chargers v Oakland Raiders

Ladies and Gentlemen: this is it. I have finally found a photo of one of my favorite aesthetic games of all time. I present to you for your approval a photo from the 2009 matchup between the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, in throwback uniforms, on a multi-use field.

I feel like I owe you some type of explanation. First, I am neither a Raiders nor a Chargers fan. I also do not remember the actual last time either of these teams wore these uniforms in the AFL. I love the aesthetics here because it shows how recently the NFL was able to do something just straight-up correct. Notice how there aren’t any pink towels or truly goofy gloves. Notice THE FIELD!!! Look at that multi-purpose field in all its glory! After Oakland finally gets new stadiums built, this look…the personification (to me at least) of a world where cites and regions understood that there was intrinsic value in buying/building one thing to cover multiple uses (and I’m certain if they wanted to today they could do it much better than they did then)…it just reminds me of the grit and determination that you see when you consider an old photo…maybe of the Steelers and the LA Rams?

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I enjoy seeing these old-school images, and regret the fact that thanks to the way the business runs today, we aren’t going to see a whole lot of these big haul-em-up/knock-em-down games. The sport may be safer and more popular than it has ever been…but I still long for games that look this good.

-C

Corey can be found yelling at young people to get off his lawn on twitter @coreylaure

Welcome!

I want to welcome you in to my re-imagined blog here on WordPress! This blog previously existed, and then I lost the password, but I have miraculously recovered it, wiped the slate clean, and have decided that there is no time like the present to get moving!

So, what am I looking to do with this blog, you may be asking yourself? Well, first and foremost, my goal here is to provide some type of entertainment, insight, or content for you to enjoy and spend some time with. Over time, I am certain this will include things like sports commentary, movie reviews, financial planning ideas, and observations on things like technology, urbanism, and politics.

I am hoping to place this blog somewhere within some fairly broad categories, and then to have the option to drill down further into those as time progresses. Hopefully, I will be introducing some other media content, such as podcasts, photos, and maybe some short movies.

“But aren’t there 10,000 websites out there already that I can waste my time on?”

Yes! In fact, I myself enjoy the latest Buzzfeed article as much as the next guy…but I have felt over the past few years that there is less and less actual, worthwhile content to hunt down and enjoy…and more and more Bleacher Report style slideshows that aren’t doing a whole lot for me. I plan to link these posts to my Twitter feed and maybe Facebook, but otherwise I’m trying to keep most content right here.

With that, I appreciate any excitement you can fake, and I look forward to your heading on this journey with me!

-C

Corey can be found contemplating the benefits of drinking hot chocolate instead of shoveling endless amounts of snow on Twitter @coreylarue.