Next up in my Best of 2011 series is my favorite football images of the year. While I did not get to shoot near as many football games as I wanted to this year, it would still end up being a solid season of images. Enjoy!
With the United Football League (UFL) set to kick off their inaugural season in less than a month, two of the leagues four teams headed to the middle of nowhere (also known as Casa Grande) to begin training camp in preparation of the season.
Last weekend I went up to cover tryouts for a new football league set to kick off this fall. The United Football League (UFL) was something I had honestly never even heard of until about a week prior to this shoot. Perhaps I had heard a year or so ago about a new league trying to begin but as with most sports fans I quickly dismissed it as something that was doomed to fail (like me taking a 10th grade algebra test). One of the cool aspects about the shoot I was looking forward to was that I would be shooting for the UFL so I was promised some good access for shooting. The hardest part of the shoot would be to not get drunk the night before on the strip!
Just over a week ago I awoke to the bombshell news that Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Manny Ramirez had been suspended 50 games for testing positive for a performance enhancing drug. With this potentially being the biggest sports breaking news event of the year I quickly got out of bed and began going through a harddrive containing my 2009 archive of images from Spring Training as well as a few regular season games to ensure I had all my best stuff edited, captioned and online for editors to purchase.
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