Announcing: It's Just a Game

About the book: Similar to how H.G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights uses high school football in Texas as a lens to look at society, Brian Carriveau’s It’s Just a Game observes adult amateur baseball in Wisconsin as a means to examine small-town America. The non-fiction book,...
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Photo by Brian Carriveau.

In February of 2015, Brian Carriveau covered the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. The following links will take you to feature articles filed for Day After Packers Part with a Tight End, Clive Walford Makes Himself Heard A Kicker Named Lambo, Not Lambeau If Bryan Bulaga Leaves Green Bay, Other Iowa Offensive Linemen Are Available NFL Combine Dispatch: Carl Bradford an Option at Inside Linebacker McKinney, Perryman Stand at Opposite Ends of the Linebacker Spectrum Eddie Goldman, Malcom Brown Provide Different …

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Super Bowl halftime performer Katy Perry by Brian Carriveau.

Brian Carriveau was in Phoenix, Ariz. covering Super Bowl XLIX in January of 2015. The following are a collection of full-length features and shorter blog entries filed on-site: Seahawks Still in Shock About Game-Winning Touchdown Over Packers Jeremy Lane Thinks Randall Cobb Is a Good Player, Unlike Rob Gronkowski Apparently Super Bowl Opponents Show High Regard for Pending Free Agent Bryan Bulaga Katy Perry on Super Bowl Halftime: “I Think Jaws Will Drop and Faces Will Melt” Green Bay: The …

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Our last full day in Istanbul included a visit to the Panorama 1453 Museum, dedicated entirely to the Conquest of Constantinople when the Ottomans overtook the Byzantine Empire. Engravings on the outside wall. Exhibits inside the museum explain the history before, during and after the conquest. An audio tour gave a curated overview of the museum, a necessity with all descriptions written in Turkish. The gem of the museum is a 360-degree panorama depicting the Fall of Constantinople, some 2,350 …

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With a high of 81 degrees and mostly sunny skies, Monday was a perfect day for a cruise on the Bosphorus. From top to bottom, flags of Turkey, municipality and ferry company. The sights along the cruise were stunning. The front of the ferry in the foreground and the Bosphorus Bridge in the background, connecting Europe to Asia. The Ortaköy Mosque built in 1854 by Sultan Abdulaziz. More beautiful vistas of greater Istanbul. The Rumelihisarı fortress built in 1452 by …

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Loved your travelogue ! Will miss my morning coffee an adventure to Istanbul.... more

Istanbul Photo Journal, Day 8


On the agenda for Sunday was a visit to the Hagia Sophia, which has served as a Greek Orthodox basilica, Roman Catholic cathedral, an imperial mosque and now, a museum over the centuries. The first two churches built on the grounds of the present day Hagia Sophia burned down in riots, but remnants of the second version survive, seen here with a relief featuring lambs, circa 415 A.D. This is the entrance to the current structure, built in 532 A.D., …


Istanbul Photo Journal, Day 7


It was a day of culinary adventure in Istanbul on Saturday, but on our way to breakfast, this caught our attention. Ordinary back guard posts line the street everywhere in the city, a barrier along the side walk from the traffic… …except a local street artist, decided to add a little paint job. If you haven’t noticed the similarity already, they’re painted to look like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, four in a row with orange, red, purple and blue …


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