We're not great fans of sports-related paintings, as a rule. Sports are one of those things for which the "there's no substitute for being there" rule applies, and photography is really the only medium that comes close to capturing the immediacy of a specific event.
Paintings, on the other hand, wind up being either modified portraits (with an out-of-focus crowd featured prominently in the background), vivid (bordering on garish) sub-expressionist LeRoy Neiman paintings.
We know, we know, it looks so incredibly over the top. But that's part of the appeal of it. And not to get too "NYU art history major" here, but we think we see a very real resemblance to the Primitivist stylings of Henri Rosseau. We don't know much about art, but we know what we like. And we like this a lot.