Pinboard: AS Roma Hall of Fame

 

AS Roma’s Hall of Fame sounds like something nice, right? They deserve an award already, because they were the first European team to start using Pinterest. No, my last post said Liverpool were the first Premier League team, but not the first European one. Let’s leave the honor to the Romanistas, ok?

So, what can we find at Roma’s pinboards? They have merchandise, of course, neatly arranged in different pinboards, separating men’s from women’s for children’s and accesories. They also have their fan boards, and, of course, cakes, because Pinterest’s all about cakes, right? In fact, if you’re not interested in football, there’s also a pinboard dedicated to the attractions you can find in the city of Rome. Or a pinboard dedicated to what fans like in Pinterest, which ends up being filled not with football, but pets.

Yet, this pinboard offers something nice. In it, fans can vote for people who deserve to be at the team’s hall of fame. I say people because it’s not limited to players–there’s even a chance to vote for their greatest supporter, Valeria Folcarelli, now deceased.

That’s only an example of what you’ll find–legends. The pictures are truly exclusive. You can look at players from the first decade of the 1900’s–the best part, you don’t have to ask who they are. Captions are perfectly explanatory. They are history lessons, and become fascinating when you read the lives of players at Roma.

A teaser? Carlo Ancelotti, as a player. A legend in Roma before… money.

 

This way to the Hall of Fame.

Pinboard: Liverpool Unseen

Unseen Liverpool images are, perhaps, a must for the official Liverpool FC Pinterest account. They are a team with history, and, until recently, the squad with the most Premier League titles. Now they cannot beat their rivals at the League, but they have indeed beat them to Pinterest.

But anyways… so what do they have to offer besides squad shots? It seems that a lot. Their pinboards start from what a team offers to its supporters and what they offer back: merchandise (including kits), fan art, and fan pictures. Which are things you can find at any sports or fan site. There are pinboards dedicated to heroes too (and it’s an insult that Luis Suarez has his own pinboard while Steven Gerrard doesn’t). In fact, there are some unexpected boards, like one dedicated to cakes or another one dedicated to Miss LFC China (you think I’m joking, don’t you?).

The Liverpool pinboards may start getting a bit ridiculous, yes; but “Unseen” never loses its style. There are genuine jewels there. One is a 1947 picture of the players at a hotel, before an FA Cup semi-final. There is also a picture of Mandela wearing a Liverpool shirt. Or one of Bob Paisley carrying Emlyn Hughes. These pictures are still hard to find, even for a Liverpool fan. And, most of all, they are interesting and fun to look at. The only setback is that they should improve their footnotes and give more information about the pictures.

Here’s a teaser for the pinboard. Actual players when they were young (er). What do you think of this one, Liverpool fans?

Click here to see what Liverpool has left unseen.

Pin-ball: Pinterest and football

 

Pinterest. A site to share what you’re passionate about. And football is something to be passionate about.

Unfortunately, people post all kinds of random things in their boards. So, if you want to find something about football, you may end up screening past pictures of several other things before getting to that image you want for your own pinboard. Or for your image collection.

Not anymore. Here, I will post the link to any interesting football pinboard I find. Plus, I will also provide you with a brief reason why you should definitely check the board out–what does it offer? I mean, when you support mainstream teams such as Barcelona or Manchester United, you need something new besides the same old Messi or Rooney pictures, right?

Also, if you have a pinboard you think is interesting, feel free to submit it to me on a comment.

P.S. Yes, North America. By football, I mean soccer. Apologies for the misunderstandings.