Victory Journal


In sports and in real life, there are heroes and villains, and there are the ever-changing shades of grey where hated rivals transform into figures of admiration. These fluctuations are at the heart of Victory Journal 8. From cover star, Liverpool FC forward Mario Balotelli, one of the Merseyside Derby’s most polarizing figures, to Henry Leutwyler’s previously unpublished photos of the icon Florence Griffith Joyner, to Jeff Maysh’s incredible tale of wrestler Ann Casey (aka Panther Girl) this issue is built on actions, reputations and myths. There are also reappraisals of bullfighting, Muay Thai boxing and the art of LeRoy Neiman, popularly condemned but historically undeniable. Victory 8 also features Lance Armstrong, Derek Jeter and the late Soviet hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, because we also know that, with good, bad and ugly, there will always be absolutes.