Last Thursday we held our annual promotional photo/video shoots at Gillette Stadium. It was a whirlwind day, as the players visited three different stations set up throughout the stadium to cover all of the photo and video needs for us creative types to work our magic with. Over the coming weeks and months you'll see the products of the shoots on ads, billboards, TV Broadcasts, wallpapers and more. What you won't see in these media are the photos below.
And as you may have seen on Twitter, A.J. Soares had a camera crew from Comcast SportsNet following him throughout the shoots and that video should surface sometime in the near future on Comcast SportsNet.
Enjoy! Photos by David Silverman.
You're in the shot, dude
"A.J. Soares here, tell us what you think of photo day so far."
Uh, can you fix your hair, please? And sit up straight!
"Hey check out my quad!"
The guys made Kelyn laugh. A lot.
"Hey Chris, look what I found out back!"
"Cut it out, D. You'll pay for this if you keep messing with me..."
...true to his word, Kevin made Darrius laugh so hard he ran off after two photos and had to start over
Cant wait for tomorrow. Ill finally be the big 17
— diego fagundez (@DiegoFagundez14) February 13, 2012
We were kicking around ideas on how to properly highlight Diego's Valentine's Day birthday here on The Post, and this just seemed fitting. It was either this or "Seventeen" by Winger, but that song was written over ten years before Diego was born. Feel old yet? I do. Happy Birthday Diego! And to anyone out there who celebrates their birthday on this day of love, happy birthday to you, too.
UPDATE: Matt Reis had his own special way of wishing Diego a happy birthday following today's training session:
As you may have noticed in visiting our new blog, there's a little tab up there for "The Far Post." This section of the blog goes hand-in-hand with the Far Post podcast, which returns tomorrow.
In the meantime - cat videos! No really, check out this cat invading the Liverpool-Tottenham match last night. We've only had one cat experience here at Gillette (to my knowledge), and that was during our first-ever shooting of Revolution Gameday in 2010. Sadly, he was too fast to get on video.
Jay Heaps, Jay Miller and Ryan Guy talked the players at Grande Sports Academy last weekend about what it takes to reach the pros. (Video via Grande Sports Academy)
Just like his fellow countryman and teammate Kenny Mansally, Gambian Sainey Nyassi is entering his sixth season with the team. And just like Kenny did last Friday, Sainey today celebrates his 23rd birthday.
Sainey shares his birthday with musician/actor Justin Timberlake, actress Minnie Driver and MLB legends Nolan Ryan & Jackie Robinson. And of course,
Sainey shares his birthday with Montreal Impact midfielder and twin brother Sanna.
Do you share a birthday with Sainey Nyassi? If so, happy birthday!
Kevin Alston checks in from Casa Grande, Ariz. for the third and final time.
Do you share your birthday with Kenny? If so, happy birthday!
Kevin Alston checks in once again from Casa Grande, Ariz.