Saturday, February 2, 2008

When was the last time you saw one of these?

Recognize that ball up there in the corner? Of course you do, as the design is somewhat iconic. But it's also one design you almost never see these days. Amid the swoops and sashes, an incredible pallette of colors (including my personal pet peeve, the hideous yellow and purple thing now so fashionable in the English Premier League) and designs that clearly come from frustrated Jackson Pollock wannabes and hallucinogenic trips the world over, there's something somewhat comfortable about the simple black pentagon on white truncated icosahedron design. More power to the Bundesliga for using it. Anyone know of any other league that employs the old-fashioned ball? For more on the history of soccer ball design and the physics of it, click on this great link to be found at

1-2 Hansa Rostock vs. Bayern Munich Goals - MyVideo

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