From the world of sports to the entertainment industry, the NFL has made a significant impact on various aspects of pop culture. This article explores how football has influenced music, film, and fashion, showcasing its far-reaching effects on society.
Football and the Entertainment Industry
High-profile lawyers Nina Shaw and Abel Lezcano, co-founders and partners at Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Bobb & Dang, represent influential organizations such as the NFL and Major League Soccer. Their work in transactional law has helped shape the entertainment industry, making it more progressive and inclusive for underrepresented communities. Projects like “The Woman King” and a Spanish-language version of “Zorro” for Amazon highlight the intersection of football and film.
Football Casuals and the Athleisure Trend
The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool is currently hosting an exhibition called Art of the Terraces, which tells the story of football casuals. These fans dressed in the latest foreign labels, inspiring the athleisure wear trend. The exhibition features retro sportswear and showcases the impact of football casuals on arts and culture. By focusing on grassroots support rather than superstar signings, the exhibition aims to attract people who may not usually visit galleries.
New Balance and Klutch Athletics
New Balance is partnering with sports agent Rich Paul to launch Klutch Athletics, a new sportswear brand designed for multi-sport athletes. This separate entity from Klutch Sports Group emphasizes performance training apparel, with unisex, mix-and-match, and layerable pieces. This marks the first time New Balance has launched a complete collection of training apparel for multi-sport athletes. Klutch Athletics is scheduled to hit stores on April 27, with Rich Paul as the majority owner and New Balance as a partner in the business venture.
Black Music Month and Football
Black Music Month celebrates the myriad of genres created by Black people, including jazz, bebop, rock and roll, country, R&B, and hip hop. House, techno, and dance music were also created by Black people, and the influence of Black DJs in these genres has been widely ignored by popular culture. Black Coffee, Vince Lawrence, Gene Farris, and DJ Lady D are Black DJs who have pioneered a movement in music. The connection between football and music is evident in the celebration of Black Music Month, showcasing the diverse influences of the NFL on pop culture.