World’s Greatest Athlete A Water Polo Player?

Ok, name me a famous water polo player…tough, huh?…now consider, a water polo player as the greatest athlete in the world…Check out this 2004 article about Tony Azevedo…some of the most intense athletes I’ve ever met are Water Polo addicts at schools like UC Berkeley and UCLA…rule the pool dude…

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Swimming Craze Part 2 Girls/Women

See October 23…ie. Dara Torres, Rebecca Soni, Natalie Coughlin, Christine Magnuson, Katie Hoff (see pic below)…seems to me since the Olympics and Michael Phelps & Co.’s phenomenal run at Mucho Gold, swimming has caught fire…in our small town 150 kids are on the competitive and developmental teams (at one pool!)…here’s a series of Team Promotional designs that I recently did for them…tomorrow, the girl’s swimming illo-designs…(Sports Illustration) Find some of these cool t-shirt designs for sale at Play Strong® (click)

 

 

 

 

 

Cool Article: Golden Goggle Awards

Swimming Craze

Seems to me since the Olympics and Michael Phelps & Co.’s phenomenal run at Mucho Gold, swimming has caught fire…in our small town 150 kids are on the competitive and developmental teams (at one pool!)…here’s a series of Team Promotional designs that I recently did for them…tomorrow, the girl’s swimming illo-designs…(Sports Illustration) Find some of these cool t-shirt designs for sale at Play Strong® (click)

New SI Gallery – Sports Illo Plus Collection

Michael Jordan, Michael Phelps, LT, Tiger Woods, Nastia Liukin, Kobe Bryant, Shawn White…you can find illustrations and caricatures inspired by these superstars and many more (about 100) in the new SI Gallery, a collection of favorites from this SI blog…check out the tab at the right>>>

Records Smashed At Paralympic Games

Less media coverage but loads of heart and incredible talent at the Beijing Paralympics 2008…including wheelchair rugby, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis and much more, check it out!

Who’s Stronger? NFL Lineman Or Shawn Johnson?

Okay, I’m watching Oprah’s special today getting amazed all over again by the Olympics…especially the gymnasts (the fly through the air turns and flips and landings, whoa!) Then later I checked out the Monday Night football game…these football players look like big lumbering cardboard cereal boxes compared to the body strength and agility of these tiny little Nastia Liukins and Shawn Johnsons…who’s stronger? Even star running back Adrian Peterson looked slow and stiff compared to these girls…

Nastia Liukin Wheaties Box Cover Girl

The ultimate sports gig, the big championship payoff, the Wheaties box cover…Nastia Liukin, gold medalist and now cover girl…great job Nastia, awesome Olympics! And check out the awesome Gymnastics Strength and Elegance t-shirts at Play Strong Sports (click to see) in honor of the Olympic gold medalists!