LBF on the Philly Soccer Show

KYW News Radio
Yesterday, I was interviewed for the Philly Soccer Show by Greg and Eli. They asked me about everything from my upbringing to how I got started with LBF and many more things. Here’s an excerpt of their write-up below:

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –- There is a local company combining fashion with the world of soccer, and on this show we have the man behind it all.

Ebun Olaloye, a Temple University graduate and founder of Live Breathe Futbol (, is the guest on the KYW Philly Soccer Show. He talks about his early days growing up in Nigeria, where he first became interested in art.

  • While in college he discovered a whole culture of soccer fans who played games during the week and watched matches on the weekends. He took his love of the sport and love of design and Live Breathe Futbol was born.

  • Olaloye talks with KYW’s Greg Orlandini and Philly Soccer Page writer Eli Pearlman-Storch about the company’s early beginnings and where he sees his clothing line going in the future.

  • Then, Eli and Greg look at the Philadelphia Union as they head into the final stretch of the season. The team earned a point against last-place DC United at RFK Stadium last weekend, and have a match at the foundering Montreal Impact this Saturday.

  • It’s looking more and more as if the team’s playoff fate will be decided during the last game of the season, at home against Sporting KC on October 26th.

    You can listen to the entire interview here

    Raul Jimenez Makes Mexican Magic

    Mexico is in the midst of one of their darker periods footy-wise. Facing the prospect of missing out on World Cup qualification, they took on Panama over the weekend needing a win to keep their hopes alive. After seeing star striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez miss from the spot, and then conceding a late equalizer after Oribe Peralta’s 40th minute goal, it looked as if Mexico’s woes were getting even woe-ier.

    Enter Raul Jimenez. Four minutes after Panama’s devastating equalizer, Jimenez received a pass from Fernando Arce with a fairly poor touch just inside the area, popping it straight into the air. What followed next was a piece of pure brilliance to rescue his floundering side and keep Mexican World Cup dreams within reach.

    Who’s Fresher than Gli Azzurri?

    We love all things style and football here at LBF, so when I saw these photos of Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli in their team-issued overcoats, I had to take a step back and *slow clap*

  • From Gianni Versace to Giorgio Armani, Italians have ruled and dominated the world of fashion for decades. And with four World Cup titles, they aren’t slouches on the football pitch either.

  • Here are some photos of Italian footballers being awesome at fashion.

    Andrea Pirlo the Godfather and Mario Balotelli.

    Andrea Pirlo the Godfather and Mario Balotelli.

    Versace outfits Inter Milan.

    Dolce and Gabbana outfits AC Milan.

    We might have to make the foray into tailored suits, because these looks are killer! What do you think?

    - Ebun.

    Philippe Mexés: WTH Bro?

    Mexes Pink ShirtIn searching for hateful material to say about Philippe Mexés after his shameful performance in the Milan-Juve match this weekend, I came across this travesty of a photo. Let’s take a journey and breakdown what’s going on.

    1. Oversized (women’s????) frames.

    2. Large brown murse to complement the sunglasses ever so stylishly.

    3. Baggy jeans with the clever flap, just in case three drops of water decide to make their way into his pockets.

    4. The piéce de résistance: the deepest possible deep V one can buy without wearing a vest. In pastel pink. This thing looks like it was lifted straight from Liza Minelli’s casualwear closet.

    LBF nation what do you think? Would you rock Philippe’s outfit? Methinks our tees might be a better fit for your lifestyle…

    PEYMAN PICKS: Gameweek 7

    Reviewing the fixtures for this week leaves us managers with little hesitation to invest in Liverpool and Spurs players as both clubs host teams struggling to find the back of the net away from home. With Luis Suarez now available and already on the scoring table after bagging a brace last weekend, it leaves us with a striking dilemma as his in form counterpart has proven point returns in this newly formidable partnership. I suppose it all depends on your budget and what you’re willing to invest up front based upon the balance of the rest of your squad. Sturridge is the cheaper option saving you 1.4, but Suarez is fresh having served his ban for the start of the season and is known for scoring in bursts.

  • In North London we look to our strong midfield options in Ozil and Ramsey for Arsenal and Sigurdsson and Eriksen for Spurs. Timing is everything and either pair can boast points, so for this week I’ve chosen a balanced option based on form and their various attacking roles.

  • Away form:

  • Will Everton remain the league’s only undefeated side as they travel to Manchester for a tough test at the Etihad? After an embarrassing defeat midweek at home to defending European champions Bayern Munich, Manchester City have a tough test on their hands as they try to avoid back-to-back league defeats when they host a confident and undefeated Everton side. It should prove to be an entertaining match that could be full of goals with both managers opting for an attacking and a free flowing style. Fantasy managers should not expect a clean sheet from their defenders here, but may look to invest in attacking options with the likes of in form players Yaya Toure, Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku, while City’s David Silva looks set to mark his return to action after a brief injury spell.

  • New and already under pressure, Manchester United boss David Moyes will look to bounce back from last week’s tough home defeat when the defending champions travel to the Stadium of Light and face a manager-less Sunderland lingering at the bottom of the table. RVP looks set to return from a groin strain that kept him out recently, while Wayne Rooney should shake off a shin knock in time that kept him of their mid-week Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk. The pair will look to find that much needed attacking spark that looked so formidable in flashes last season. It will be interesting to see how Moyes lines his side up as the manager is still experimenting to find a set system and his preferred starting eleven. Will we see the emergence of young Adnan Januzaj or Shinji Kagawa as cheap/mid-priced fantasy options for the Red Devils? Time will certainly tell.

  • Finally we look at Arsenal’s trip to the Hawthorns and a tough West Brom side. This will prove to be a good test of the Gunners early season form when they will face a resilient side with a noticeable home form. New signing Mesut Ozil has notched four assists in his first three league appearances for his new club, while no other Fantasy player is more in form than Arsenal’s young Welshman, Aaron Ramsey who leads the game in total scoring and is still a solid cheap option valued at 6.5 M. Stephane Sessegnon will continue to try and provide that attacking spark for West Brom as they look to cool down the fiery Gunners who are currently sitting top of the league.

  • Peyman’s Score Predictions

  • Man City v. Everton: 2-2
    Cardiff City v. Newcastle: 1-1
    Fulham v. Stoke City: 2-0
    Hull City v. Aston Villa: 1-1
    Liverpool v. Crystal Palace: 3-0
    Sunderland v. Man Utd: 1-3
    Norwich v. Chelsea: 1-2
    Southampton v. Swansea: 2-2
    Tottenham v. West Ham: 2-0
    West Brom v. Arsenal: 1-1

  • Peyman’s picks of the week

  • GK: Boruc
    DEF: Vertonghen, Toure, Riether
    MF: Sigurdsson (VC), Whittingham, Ozil, Sessegnon
    ST: Suarez (C), RVP, Berbatov

  • Bench/Alt. options: Mignolet, Ramsey, Ivanovic, Lambert, Mata

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    Good luck and until next week, ‘Live, Breathe’ fantasy Premier League!

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