LBF in Atlantic City

If you go on twitter and search for “grind mode” or “rise and grind” you’ll find thousands of tweets boasting about a life filled with work. It’s admirable to work hard, and lord knows we do tons of that around these parts, but sometimes you just have to leave everything, call up a few good friends and drive down to the beach. It’s even better when one of those friends is a fantastic photographer. Enjoy.

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LBF presents: The Concrete Clasico

Who will reign as the East Coast’s best footballers?

  • Sunday, June 22, 2014
    Philadelphia, PA
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  • As the World Cup plays on and the whole world eagerly watches to see what team of seasoned professionals will be crowned Kings, we want to find out who the best amateur footballers on the East Coast are. To do so, we are hosting The Concrete Clasico; a tournament designed to crown the best of those who play the sport for love.

    We are inviting the best 4v4 squads from the area (Philly, NJ, NYC and Delaware) to compete for our first Concrete Clasico and crown one team – Kings of the Street.
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    Celebrate the beautiful game with us in it’s purest form. Join Live Breathe Futbol at our inaugural Concrete Clasico 4v4 Tournament, wherein only the best footballers have been invited to play for glory and supremacy.

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    The pitch: TipTop Playground 1036 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, Pa., under the Market Frankford EL, Girard Ave. Stop.

    The Prize: Concrete Clasico Cup; LBF Apparel; $100 Bar tab at Gunner’s Run; V.I.P. access after the cup for the U.S. Portugal Game at 6:00 pm (Shown on a 400+ square-foot LED screen); and a year’s worth of glory and bragging rights.

    Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Classico Cup)
    6:00 pm (After party at Gunner’s Run, in Piazza at Schmidt’s for U.S./Portugal game)
    400+ square-foot LED screen

  • *All participants will receive specials at Gunner’s Run, during the viewing party.

    The World Cup Winners collection

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    With the World Cup only 13 days away, we bring you our second summer collection. The five piece collection titled, “World Cup Winners” features two LBF-lifestyle designs and three that draw inspiration from Brazil, Germany, and Italy (the three countries with the most World Cups).

  • BRAZIL
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    Winners of an unprecedented 5 World Cups and the only nation to have played in every tournament, Brazil might not have invented football but they redefined it. Home to the infectious joga bonito style of play and many of the greatest players the world has ever seen, life and football in Brazil are intertwined. These are represented by the five stars on the shirt, with the end of the words “Live” and “Futbol” cut off and inverted to respectively complete each other. Get Brazil here

  • GERMANY
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    One of the most successful national team sides, Germany are the winners of three World Cup titles while being runner ups an astonishing four times, and finishing in third place four times. Die Mannschaft are the only nation to have won both the men and the women’s World Cups in history. With an assembly line of world class young talent and proven veterans, the Germans live and breathe football in a way that would make any other nation envious. The titles are represented by the three stars on the shirt with the end of the words “Live” and “Futbol” cut off and inverted to respectively complete each other. Get Germany here

  • ITALY
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    The Azzurri, wearing the Savoy Blue representative of the Kingdom of Italy, the dynasty that unified Italy in 1861 and the official standard of the Italian President have won the World Cup four times. They have also appeared in two other finals and finishing in third and fourth place in two others as well. Known for their legendary cast of defenders and an array of handsome, intelligent and refined midfielders, the 9th ranked team by FIFA are easily one of the world’s most dominant and recognizable teams. The four stars on the shirt represent their title wins while the end of the words “Live” and “Futbol” cut off and inverted, respectfully completing each other to show how deep ingrained the football is to Italian life. Get Italy here

  • LBF Cup Winners
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    For those involved in football, the game doesn’t stop once you leave the field. The game is played on the pitch of life, every breathe is another chance at improvement, not only in the game but in life in general. If you can live life with the same drive and passion that you play the game, achieving your dreams would be a matter of time rather than if. The words “Live” and “Futbol” are cut and inverted, to show that these two things complete each other and are one in the same. As Terry Pratchett said ““The thing about football – the important thing about football – is that it is not just about football.” Get LBF here

  • Eat, Sleep, Breathe Futbol
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    Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably the best player in the world at the moment, captured the passion and obsession with football perfectly when he stated “I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well. More important than that, I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve, not only to please the coach and the fans, but also to feel satisfied with myself. It is my conviction that here are no limits to learning, and that it can never stop, no matter what our age.” It isn’t madness but an endless thirst of improvement and love for the game that drives those in football. It is a sport that sets its limits on the individual and if you are willing to surpass those limits then you will be unstoppable.