Take a bow Mexico in 1970. FIFA wanted a design visible for a television audience and Adidas complied with the first modern soccer ball. I never realized that they designed, what is, the iconic representation of a soccer ball. That ball is, what I, and probably lots of people like me, think of when someone says “think of an image of a soccer ball.” So they have that going for them.
Also?: Penguins playing soccer! I repeat, penguins dressed in soccer uniforms kicking a ball around. Too cute.