Wednesday, June 25, 2014

2015 NFL possible draftees that played in Bloomington Normal

Normally (no pun intended) natives and transplants alike in Bloomington Normal think that not much interesting at all happens here.  I'm in that group some of the time, but truth is I'm usually just not looking hard enough.  When I heard that IWU product John Worley made the top 20 on the NFL draft prospect list for linebackers I decided it was time to check out the whole list.  I usually do it every year, but had just been putting it off.  I was surprised when I found what seemed like a pretty long list.  Sifting through the list by university name of games I covered, I found only one or two of them that didn't have a name on the list.  I think the most was 9.

So, who played in Bloomington - Normal that may get drafted?  I didn't keep the whole list, but you can see the 21 that I have images of in the slideshow below.



2015 NFL Draft Prospects photos - Images by Alan Look

See ya on the sidelines!
 - Chimper -

Monday, June 23, 2014

Girls IBCA All Stars

On Saturday afternoon of June 21st, the best of the graduated senior high school girls basketball players met up and divided up as the North and the South to play one last high school game.  Many of the girls have played with or against each other most of their lives, first on travel teams and then on to organized school sports.  The action isn't always polished as they don't get to practice much together, but the camaraderie and fun is always evident with all the smiles both on and off the court.

Some of these ladies will go on with their sports careers in the collegiate arenas, others will just get on with life.  Best wishes to all of them no matter the path they take.

This Saturday afternoon, the boys will arrive at the Shirk Center in Bloomington and take part in their game.

Look for coverage in the August edition of Best Look Magazine.



2014 Girls IBCA All Stars (Illinois Basketball Coaches Association) photos - Images by Alan Look

 - Chimper -

Sunday, May 18, 2014

May Issue 2014 - Best Look Magazine

Two years ago, the idea for Best Look Magazine was launched.  A Central Illinois, Bloomington Normal based sports and leisure magazine to feature local athletics, athletes, travel, and entertainment.  August 2012 saw the first issue published.

The magazine has a motto of a photo for every story, a story for every photo. The magazine is a product of Alan Look Photography and featured stories and photos by Alan Look and John Power.  John has been on a hiatus for a few issues, but Alan carries on.

This issue contains more text for the readers in our following, more great photos of Bloomington Normal and McLean County Sports, a Double Cover - a great image on both the front and the back, and a short editorial on the freelance sports photography business.  This issue continues the tradition of a photo feature of Referees, Umpires and other officials that has been a constant in all the previous issues.

We thank all our followers, supporters, readers and especially our past, present, and future contributors and advertisers.

Check out the magazine at http://bestlookmag.com/ .  It's free to read online and a free electronic download is available.  If you like what you see online, the experience is only better when you buy and issue and see all those images in full color printed on premium paper via an Indigo Press.

 - Chimper -