CARL FROCH – Q&A
Undefeated Super Middleweight—“The Cobra” Fears No One Emerging boxing star Carl “The Cobra” Froch made all the right moves in 2009. The man from Nottingham, England came to America in April and knocked out Jermain Taylor in dramatic fashion—in the 12th round of a close fight—to defend his WBC Super Middleweight title for the first time. Then in November, the 32-year-old Froch outpointed unbeaten American southpaw Andre Dirrell in his opening bout of the prestigious SHOWTIME Super Six Tournament. Standing supreme with a record of 26-0 with 20 knockouts, Froch has some more feats to accomplish before he retires from prizefighting by ...
THE MAN WHO NEVER SLEEPS
When pro athletes need to get somewhere in a hurry, they had better know Al Palagonia, The Man Who Never Sleeps WORDS BY john powell Al Palagonia has a cell phone attached to his left ear and a landline attached to his right. It’s just before noon on a Friday, and Palagonia is helping a client find a quick flight today. He’s only been at it for five days with his new company, Apollo Jets, a company that helps athletes and executives avoid the hassles of commercial flights via private airplanes, and he’s hustling to make a deal. “You’re not a difficult ...
JOHN NEYROT – PAINTED PICTURES
The old adage ‘a picture’s worth a thousand words’ in this case is an understatement. Meet John Neyrot, artist, photographer and famed body painter. His canvas, more than inspiring, beautifully sculpted naked women who at the end of his masterpiece become human murals of some of the most aesthetic pleasing art to the human eye. Beginning his creative journey at a young age doodling and drawing on his notebooks, Neyrot’s hobby became his bread and butter when he realized his passion and talent for photography could sustain him financially.
KARI KLINKENBORG Serves Up The Goods Standing at an impressive 6 ft tall and stunning to say the least, 24 year old Kari Klinkenborg, often referred to as jaw dropping gorgeous, has the nation asking…what is Terrell Owens thinking, this one is definitely a keeper! Former Gator volleyball player and model, Klinkenborg has graced the covers of many magazines and has appeared in Samsung Camera Ads as well as a plethora of others.
ATHLETE BY WALTER IOOSS
Walter Iooss never thought he would be a professional photographer. As a teenager, it was just a hobby. But then at age 18, he got his first assignment for Sports Illustrated. Michael Jordan Lisel, IL - 1987 No one captured Michael Jordan’s personality, his joy for the game, or his most personal moments, the way Walter Iooss has. For this photograph, Walter trekked to Jordan’s basketball camp for kids in Lisel, Illinois. He had one side of a parking lot painted red and another side blue, not knowing which uniform Jordan would wear to the shoot. When Jordan arrived, Iooss perched himself ...
“The Mercury Girl” Making Her Mark In Hollywood You might have seen her on Maxim’s list of Hot 100 Women or possibly in FHM, perhaps you recognize her face from the Lincoln Mercury commercials; regardless of where, Jill Wagner standing at 5’ 8” is hard to forget! A North Cacalacky native, Jill graduated Sigma Cum Laude in Business from North Carolina State, which means, yes gentlemen she is more than just a pretty face. Packing her bags and heading to Los Angeles on gut feeling, Jill quickly made her mark in Hollywood. Initially signing with friend and modeling agent Alex Fox ...
FROM THE LENS OF GEORGE KALINSKY
Formally known as Madison Square Garden’s “official” photographer, George Kalinsky is easily one of the most sought-after professionals in entertainment, with a quick glance at his work you immediately understand why. Whether it’s sports, music, theater, or perhaps just a simple snap shot, Kalinsky’s photos seem to capture the attention of people round the world.
EVERYBODY LOVES RAY
With Ray Lewis, you can count on two things: 1.)The toughest middle linebacker in the game will eventually decleat you. 2.)He will then help you find your shoes. Ray Lewis loves to hit people. Maybe that’s why he’s been named to the NFL All-Pro first team as a middle linebacker for a sixth time this season. Even at age 33, after having played in over 170 NFL games, one of the fiercest tacklers in the history of the game enjoys the process. The recognition of what the offense is trying to run. The anticipation of where the ball is about to go. Moving ...
PORTRAITURE IN ACTION BY ROBERT SEALE
Robert Seale is a Houston-based photographer specializing in dynamic editorial, corporate, and advertising portraiture. A former staff photographer for the Sporting News, Seale photographed over 200 covers over his ten year career there. In 2006, he left SN to concentrate on his portrait work, and to take on work for a variety of new clients, including: Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Rides, SLAM, Businessweek, Rolling Stone and Men’s Health. He recently completed work on a National ad campaign for Under Armour.
GROWING UP ROTHMAN – LIFETIME COMMITMENT TO BE THE BEST
For those of you familiar with the reality TV show Growing up Gotti, it is consider an Aesop’s fable compared to Growing up Rothman......Although the late” Teflon Don” John Gotti may have struck fear and respect in the five borough hoods of New York, maintaining control of the family in his castle was laughable at best. Just look at his sons today. During the same era, approximately 5,200 miles away on the North Shore of Oahu was a four year old toddler named Makuakai (guardian of the sea in Hawaiian) who vividly remembers all the armed forces of Hawaii except ...