Steamy Football

September for me usually means FOOTBALL.

I’ve been on the road shooting college and pro games for Sports Illustrated and a couple of weeks ago the West Virginia Mountaineers (ranked fourth in the country) visited Greenville, NC to face the East Carolina Pirates (whose fans get very excited when the pirate mascot says “Aaaarrrggghhh!”)

West Virginia was sitting on a tenuous 7-point lead in the second half and East Carolina was driving down the field. Because it was warm out, they had machines spraying a fine mist in the bench area and thanks to the dropping sun, the light was pretty for this photo of WV wide receiver Tito Gonzalez watching the game unfold on the scoreboard video display.

West Virginia football  

West Virginia would hold on for a 27-10 win, making this photo irrelevant to the game story but still usable for my “photo of the month.”