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Jul, 2014

Meet Teddy Goalsevelt: USA Superfan

As reported by Ben Jacobs, The Daily Beast

"Mike D’Amico, a assistant creative director at a Chicago advertising firm, has become the most famous adman since Don Draper by donning a Teddy Roosevelt costume at all of the U.S. national team’s games. Dressed in a facsimile of the 26th president’s uniform when he commanded the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, D’Amico has captured the imagination of American soccer fans almost as suddenly as his idol took San Juan Hill from the Spaniards.Teddy Goalsevelt was introduced to the world on Sunday, June 22, when ESPN cut to a shot of him celebrating after Jermaine Jones scored Team USAs first goal in the 63rd minute of its electrifying 2-2 draw with Portugal. The shot was replayed later in the match, slowed down for full dramatic effect."

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