It was a beautiful fall day in Cincinnati for some football. The Baltimore Ravens battled the Cincinnati Bengals. The game was off to a slow start, then a few Cincinnati mistakes lead to Ravens touchdowns. But the Bengal were able to get the victory due to an offensive pass interference call by Steve Smith with seconds remaining in the game.
For the second year in a row I worked with the awesome guys at Toledo.com to create dynamic portraits during the Adams Street Zombie Crawl . Each year a week prior to Halloween the Uptown Association has a Zombie Crawl where everyone gets Zombified.
I setup lights in the street and people come get their portrait taken. The images below are the best Zombies from the night. Some of them are super creepy. I hope you enjoy!
Week 7 in the National Football League and the New Orleans Saints where in Detroit to take on the Detroit Lions. It was an interesting game as Calvin Johnson was out due to injury and Saints star tight end Jimmy Graham was limited after returning from a shoulder injury. The Detroit Lions score 17 points in the fourth quarter to defeat the Saints 24-23.
The Cleveland Browns had a second chance against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After coming up short in Pittsburgh, Cleveland won big 31-10 in Cleveland. Big Ben was sacked multiply times and the Browns defense caused multiply turnovers. So enjoy the photos!
Under the lights at Michigan Stadium part III. With the Notre Dame rivalry no longer Michigan had to pick another opponent to play for their annual Under the Lights game. Penn State was next on the list and after the recent issues with back to back losses and other issues it was an interesting game. The student sections boycotted the opening kick off showing the stands empty on national television.
With the Lions, Browns and Bengals either playing away or having an off week I was in Indianapolis for the Tennessee Titans vs Indianapolis Colts game. Lucas Oil Stadium is quickly becoming one of my favorite stadiums in the NFL. It has a retractable roof which means light pockets! I don’t ever get them in Detroit because the roof doesn’t open.
I have been in a little bit of a slump lately and this took me to the top of a mountain. There is nothing better then shooting with nice light in a beautiful stadium.
On with the photos!
Over the last two weeks I have been working with the Toledo Mud Hens documenting the transformation of outfield at Fifth Third Field into a grass mini-golf course. The idea originally came about when sports turf manager Jake Tyler thought it would be fun to make a grass mini-golf course. This was an easy decision since the grass is going to be ripped out due to the Toledo Walleye playing two outdoor hockey games this winter at Fifth Third Field.
Here is a good mix of photos over the past week.
After covering the Oklahoma at West Virginia game Saturday night. I have a 9am flight out of Pittsburgh back to Detroit to cover the Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions. The flight was only 40 minutes but my Uber drive had no idea how to get from the Detroit Airport to downtown Detroit with avoiding traffic. After getting frustrated I had give him directions. I got 3 blocks away from the stadium and I got out and walk the rest of the way.
Morgantown, West Virginia is one of my favorite college football towns. The state of WV doesn’t have a NFL team, so everyone in the state shows up and cheers on the Mountaineers. #4 Oklahoma came into town to show just how powerful their offense is. They were down by two touchdowns but finished the game with 43-33 win.
The Cleveland Browns home opener was against the New Orleans Saints and Cleveland fans where excited! In the photo above, thousands of fans walk tot he stadium prior to kickoff and in the below photo thousands of fans where tailgating across from the stadium. The atmosphere was great and the ending was even better! Scroll down to see the game winning field goal.