70 years ago today, on June 6th, 1944 the Western Allies’ armies landed in the Normandy region of France, beginning their push through Europe for Germany that would, combined with the Soviet onslaught from the east, result in the fall of Nazi Germany within the next year.
In 2014, as we approach the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion, Peter Macdiarmid returned to the invasion grounds to photograph the locations of some iconic - and lessor known - images from the Allied invasion. Presented here are some of the “Then” and “Now” photographs.
Tank Man made history on June 5, 1989. Now he’s known around the world for his iconic bravery, except where it matters most.
What ever happened to this man?!
No one knows, at least publicly. He could be dead by a firing squad, or he might be alive today, completely unaware that he’s an icon of history. There’s never been a definitive answer from journalists and historians, and the Chinese government has never given an official confirmation as to his fate.
by: Kevin Keller
May 30, 2014
When you think of the Superbowl who do you think of? Joe Montana? John Elway? Brett Favre? Tom Brady? Marquee, franchise quarterbacks who took their teams all the way and won the big game. Year in and year out they got their teams to the playoffs. Yet, not everyone thinks of quarterbacks when we think about the big game. How about the ’85 Bears defense? The…
With $12.4 million of salary cap space left I learned a great deal about special teams. First, I had to determine exactly who would make the cut on a team already loaded with talent. Special Teams is usually youth and to find quality youth I looked to teams who have done great recruiting over the last few years, Seattle, San Fransico, St. Louis, New England. I also had to dig up statistics…
By: Kevin M. Keller
May 22, 2014
Part VI in our series on building our hypothetical team centered on controlling the line of scrimmage. We spent more than half our salary cap of 140 million on the offensive and defensive lines (check them out here). With a great offensive line we can run the ball effectively and consistently, which sets up play action. All we need is a good but not…
By: Kevin Keller
May 21, 2014
Part IVin our series on the building a football team based on one of the oldest basic tenants of football; control the line of scrimmage. The thing is I grew up a Redskins fan. Joe Gibbs built his teams around the line of scrimmage. Gibbs won three Super Bowls with three different running backs and three different quarterbacks. God Bless Doug Williams, Mark…
by: Kevin Keller
May 20, 2014
We live in a society that prides itself on individual achievement and great leadership. Yet, football is a the ultimate team sport. If one man in the group of 11 has a breakdown in his assignment it affects the other 10. We also live in a society where attention spans can be short. Media sound bytes need to be short to accommodate our busy schedules, family…
May 16, 2014
by: Kevin Keller
This past off-season NFL fans watched the Chicago Bears dish out big money to their franchise quarterback Jay Cutler. The year before Joe Flacco cashed in on his Super Bowl victory. Team after team seems to follow the quarterback league model for winning a championship. After Jay Cutler received his big contract, which made him the highest paid quarterback in the league my partners and I wondered, “couldn’t we pay three pro bowl caliber offensive or defensive lineman with that 17 million?”
So we decided to take it a step further. How much would it cost to build a team around the trenches? How much would it cost to build a team that emphasized strong offensive and defensive line play. How much would we have left for the offensive and defensive skill positions? What about the quarterback? Can we honestly look at the team we created and say, “this team can win a Super Bowl?” Lets take a looking starting with the offensive line. Our Salary Cap is $140 million.
Find out who made our 2014 Trench Warfare Team by clicking here