Victory Journal

27 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | 3 Following | 15 Followers | @VictoryJournal | Unmoved by statistical analysis and provincial opinionating, Victory is concerned with the eternal glories and ignominies of players and pursuits.

feast of burden

I don't have to be what you want me to be

I was in middle school when Ali came out. Since all I knew about Ali was that he was a dominant fighter, I decided to do some light research before I …

Middle School




Writer Brendan O'Connor profiles John Ahearn, the New York-based artist whose sculptures found their way to a wall in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

american lawn

David Mellor's Major League Baseball dreams were crushed on one unfortunate day. Then he found an innovative new way to change the game.


When The King Held Court

By the early '70s, Elvis Presley’s constant touring, hard living, and penchant for overeating had taken their toll. His answer was racquetball.

Elvis Presley

LeRoy Neiman: Through Line

leroy neiman: through line Straw, 1985 mixed media on paper 19.75 x 15.75 Words: Bud SchmelingImage Courtesy of the LeRoy Neiman FoundationThere is a …

New York Style


photoPatriot GamesFifty miles north of New York City, along the banks of the Hudson River, future US Army officers dedicate what little free time …

Shakhtar Donetsk

The End of October

The final night of baseball's 2013 season was emotional for the city of Boston. There wasn't just a World Series to be won, but ghosts to be buried.


Grand prix

David Rathman's watercolors of the 2013 Montreal race are testament, at once intensely focused and yet innocently pastoral.


Master of Puppets

After working with Jim Henson, Bonnie Erickson entered into an unexpected career in professional sports: creator of some of the most iconic mascots …


El Porvenir

Abelardo Olguín Cuevas still practices the brutal pastime of cockfighting that his grandfather taught him, even as growing controversy and declining …

Bruce Davenport Jr: The Game is Mine

The People's Champs

Chicago's inner city baseball team Jackie Robinson West won the most heavily covered Little League World Series in years—and then it all started to …

Jackie Robinson

Glory Days: W.E. Nola

After losing everything to Hurricane Katrina, Warren Easton's Fighting Eagles entered the Louisiana Superdome for the second time.

Hurricane Katrina

Glory Days: Wings II

The Bronx's Wings Academy reached New York's PSAL semifinals five times in its short history, but always fell short of a big win. In 2015, they made …


No Mas Presents: Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No by James Blagden

The Boys from Donetsk

the boys from donetsk words: Peter Maciaphotography: boogie Da! Da! Da! It’s the only sound you’ll hear in Shchaslyve, Ukraine, between 12 and 3pm …


Kite Fight

kite fight After futebol, soltar pipas, is Brasil’s most popular sport. In the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, flying the pipa is more than a leisurely …

Rio De Janeiro

Football Files

Mersey Sides

Everton v. Liverpool is one of the oldest local rivalries in organized sports, and a hallmark of the English Premier League's season.

English Premier League

Tennis for Savages


Opened way back in 1969, “The Monster Mile” has been a cornerstone of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series since its birth, hosting two races each year.

Sprint Cup

The Squad

The same late-April weekend that the NFL holds its annual college draft, the Dolphins pick the women who will be the team’s cheerleaders for the …


Divine Stampede

The Legend of Panther Girl

Wrestler Ann Casey's life is the stuff of pulp dreams. She broke cultural barriers, kissed Elvis, was shot by drug dealers and came back to win The …