Friday, December 30, 2016

A Game Bibs College Football Tournament Prediction

This weekend marks another edition of the 4-team college football tournament. Some familiar faces grace the bracket this year as well as a newcomer. Analysts have dissected these teams up and down to figure out all the possible ways they can win or lose the game, but has anyone paid attention to each school’s color scheme as a factor? We’ve put our fan apparel analyst caps on to give you an expert breakdown of which color combination will win each game.

Crimson & White vs. Purple & Tan
There’s something to be said about the classic combination of crimson and white. A lot of words come to mind – tradition, grit, fundamentals. It’s a popular combo, we’ve seen it win time and time again, and it’s OK in our book. There’s also nothing more frightening than a sea of crimson-clad fans waiting just beyond the endzone. Purple and tan (or gold) has a regal air to it, is finally getting back into the conversation after too long, and we like that it isn’t seen very often in the sports color scheme landscape. It’s sleek, fast, and can punch you in the mouth before you know what hit you.

Prediction: The unique blend of purple & tan will be too much for the crimson-clad crew to handle, so they’ll call an audible and bust out the black & white houndstooth for a last-second win.

Scarlet & Grey vs. Orange & Purple
Neither of these teams are strangers to the new playoff format, and their colors aren’t unfamiliar to sports fans either. Scarlet and grey is a combination that will never go out of style. It’s bright and in-your-face enough to grab your attention with dazzling plays, but muted and reserved enough to put its head down and grind out the tough yards. The scheme of orange and purple, on the other hand, stands out loudly and proudly. It’s entirely focused on grabbing your attention with flash and style, and the play on the field reflects that.

Prediction: Recent success and the public warming up to a color combo not found anywhere else has us thinking that orange & purple has the leg up in this matchup. It’ll be back and forth for both teams, but orange & purple will pull away towards the end.

The Big Game
So the crimson crew pulls out a squeaker to get into the championship game in a repeat of last year’s final with the bright, colorful orange & purple boys from South Carolina. Who will win? We’d bet our finest bibs on the team from the city of Tuscaloosa. Who do you have winning it all? Let us know in the comments!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide for the Ultimate Sports Fan

How is it already December? If you’re like us, you probably haven’t done a lick of holiday shopping for friends and family this holiday season. Not to worry! If you need ideas for gifts for sports fans, we’ve got you covered. Check out our gift guide for sports enthusiasts if you’re not sure what to get them this year.

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1. Tailgater Magazine subscription - To borrow words from Cousin Eddie, this is the gift that keeps on giving the whole year. Our buddies over at Tailgater Magazine put together some great content on all things tailgating. A monthly subscription for your friend or family member will cover awesome tailgating products you can check out for future games, delicious food and drink recipes to take your tailgate setup to another level, and other great ways to get pumped about tailgating.

2. Igloo Party Bar Liddup® - Did we mention this puppy is part of our season-long fan photo contest? Mobile, sturdy, and featuring plenty of space for all of your favorite chilled beverages, this cooler is the peak of serious tailgating gear. It even has a built-in bottle opener that’ll catch all those bottle tops! If you’re in a pinch for time, grab one of these from the Igloo website. We’d love to see a pic of one at your next tailgate!

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3. Verus Sports 3-in-1 Tailgate Set - Purists might turn up their noses at the idea of an apparatus that combines three distinct tailgating games into one package, but we think this thing is pretty freakin’ handy, especially for a tailgater on a budget! Move between games of bean bag toss, washer toss, and ladder ball with just a few easy adjustments. Grab a setup for your friend today and they’ll thank you for seasons to come.

4. Kijaro Dual Lock® folding chairs - A solid, dependable tailgating chair is a must for any serious sports fan. It needs to be lightweight, easy to collapse, and strong enough to carry a sports fan with a full belly of wings and snacks. The Kijaro Dual Lock® chair fits the bill. The locking mechanisms on the legs keep the chair firmly in place, it features two cup holders and a mesh back to encourage air flow, and the legs feature reinforced crossbars to keep you comfortably upright. We’re giving away a pair of these in our fan photo contest as well!

5. Game Bibs striped overalls - We couldn’t complete a tailgater’s gift guide without game bibs, right? Our game day bibs are colorfully striped, keep in the heat on cold days and keep out the heat on cool days, they go great with all sorts of sports attire, and we offer them in nearly every color combination imaginable. Your sports fan friends and family members will thank you when you help them stand out from the crowd on game day.

If you’re drawing blanks this holiday season on what to get your sports fan friends (or maybe yourself) then go with a few tailgating essentials like the ones above. What would you add to the Game Bibs gift guide? Leave us a comment below mentioning some of your favorite tailgating gear!