Editor’s Note: Award-winning sports photographer (and ASMP Professional Member) Walter Iooss, Jr. has more than a few photographs featured in this article from Sports Illustrated.
Cross-posted from Sports Illustrated
Pro football, born on the muddy fields of Canton, Dayton and Decatur, now plays out in billion-dollar pleasure domes across the country, and even overseas. At its core, through a century of the NFL, the game has been marked by visceral energy and phenomenal athleticism, pageantry and pain, cheers and tears. Herewith, 100 photos that capture pro football’s sometimes rugged, always compelling artistry.