Posts Tagged ‘College Football’

GameDay Blazer Green

A few months ago when I was looking for colored blazers for a post and was having no luck, Zac over at Loggerhead Apparel tipped me off to a new company called GameDay Blazers.  With college football on our collective minds these days, now is the perfect opportunity to introduce you all to this brand.  Their blazers add the perfect finishing touch to any gameday uniform and keep you looking classy while still sporting team colors. (more…)


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Marshall Ohio Battle for the Bell

The Battle for the Bell dates back to 1905, when the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Ohio Bobcats, located merely 80 or so miles apart, met in Huntington, West Virginia.  Marshall clawed out a 6-5 victory in that meeting.  The Bell was first introduced in 1997 and while Ohio leads the overall series 30-19-6, Marshall has been the dominate team of late, winning the Bell in nine out of eleven games.  A brief hiatus ensued when Marshall left the MAC for Conference USA in 2005, but after an unexpected meeting in the 2009 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, the two teams signed a six year contract to bring the game back.  This year’s battle pits a 1-1 Marshall team against a 2-0 Ohio team with votes in the polls and its eyes on an undefeated season. (more…)

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Smathers and Branson Michigan State Needlepoint Belt

This post originally ran August 24, 2012.  Since then Smathers and Branson has added 14 more schools to bring the total up to 68 and the Midwestern options now include Kansas, Miami (OH), Michigan, Michigan State and Missouri in addition to Northwestern and Wisconsin.  Hats, coasters and Christmas ornaments are also available for select schools.

So far I’ve touched on the basics for supporting your school.  You have your shirts and your pants covered, and maybe even a tie.  But to really put the whole look together, you need to finish it off with the appropriate accessories.  Here to help finish off your look is Smathers & Branson with their collegiate line of needlepoint products ($25-$165).Smathers & Branson creates needlepoint belts, key fobs, flasks, wallets and dog collars for a variety of schools.  Right now they have designs for 54 schools, mostly located in the South and on the East Coast, but recently they have been expanding into the Midwest with schools like Northwestern and Wisconsin.  All of the products feature the high quality needlepoint designs that Smathers & Branson uses for their regular line of merchandise.  Each of these products will make a perfect accoutrement to an already well thought out gameday uniform. (more…)

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Iowa Iowa State Cy Hawk Trophy

We’re lucky to have another interconference rivalry this early in the season as the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy.  The teams first met in 1894 when the Cyclones won 16-8.  Iowa has pretty well controlled the series, leading 39-20 all time.  They started playing for the Cy-Hawk Trophy in 1977 and it’s currently in possession of the Cyclones.  Here’s what to wear if you’ll be heading to the game in Iowa City this Saturday or just watching on television. (more…)

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The excitement of the bowl season and signing day may be over and it’s not quite time for spring games yet, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of ways to get your college football fix.  Pick up a copy of Saturday Rules by Austin Murphy ($2.59 on Amazon) to help you pass the time until helmets start cracking shoulder pads again. (more…)

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Whether you are a fan of the current BCS system or would much prefer a playoff, there’s no disagreeing that the constant stream of college football bowl games for the next few weeks is one of the highlights of the sporting year.  Sure, you might not really care about the outcome of the GoDaddy.com Bowl (yes, that is the real name of a bowl and shows how irrelevant they have become), but you will end up watching just the same.  While the less sartorially inclined will opt for a t-shirt or a jersey when watching their favorite team, we’ll be opting for something more formal and sans mustard stains.  The following are some key elements of a proper bowl game outfit. (more…)

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