A Reader Has A Question About Our Art On A Football Post—We Comment On Stock Photos Generally
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Re: Steve Sailer's Whatever Happened To Home Field Advantage In The NFL?

From: Fabrizio Evola [Email him]

I just read Steve Sailer's post about home field advantage (or lack thereof) in the NFL. In the picture above the post there is a football field with the logos for the Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers in opposite end zones. Unless I am mistaken, team designs/logos are only placed in opposing end zones when it is a Super Bowl. The home team always has its own design/logo in both end zones—at least as far as I know. The only Super Bowl ever played between the 49ers and Broncos was over 30 years ago, when both Joe Montana and John Elway were the quarterbacks. The Broncos had a completely different logo back then. So, when was that picture taken? Was it some type of special exhibition game? A London game? It obviously was not the Super Bowl. 

Just curious.

James Fulford writes: The reader is right, it was a 2010 exhibition game in Wembley Stadium.

The essential thing about it is that it’s copyright free, so we don’t have to pay for it, or deal with letters from photographers’ lawyers.

We had an ex-paratrooper write in to say that the guy in this picture on a story about black soldiers smuggling guns to Chicago didn't look like a real soldier:

I wrote that it was quite true that the picture, above, is a stock photo of a guy who's wearing, now that I look at it, a camo baseball cap, rather than a uniform one. That's deliberate—we don't have mugshots of the accused soldiers, Demarcus Adams, 21; Jarius Brunson, 22; and Brandon Miller, 22, because federal authorities haven't provided them. We only know that the accused are black because (a) names, and (b) South Side of Chicago. But an MSM source would use a stock photo of a white soldier.

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