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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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Indianapolis 500 2012 Logo

Wondering how you should dress if you’re venturing to Indianapolis for the 500 this weekend?  Show up in seersucker and a bow tie and you’ll stand out like a sore thumb.  The Kentucky Derby this is not.  That’s the thing about style, while a navy blazer and khakis is a great look most of the time, it needs to be tweaked so as not to alienate people in certain situations.  You wouldn’t wear it to shop at Wal-Mart and you won’t wear it in the 500 infield. (more…)

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How people dress has as much to do with the Kentucky Derby as the horses and the jockeys.  The patrons are dressed to the nines and it’s time to break out the GTH pants, the seersucker and the bow ties.  Here are three looks to shoot for if you’re headed to Louisville this weekend.  The first look is traditional with Derby flair – seersucker pants, a mint julep tie, Wayfarers.  The second is more laid-back for those who don’t want to go all out with the seersucker.  Notice there’s still a little in there from the belt.  The third is for those who want to beat the heat and show some thighs, not to mention it has a very patriotic feel to it as well. (more…)

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Voting for the Opening Round takes place Monday, March 12-Tuesday, March 13.  Vote for your favorite brand.

#12 Filson vs. #12 G.H. Bass

This opening round match up spans the country.  It’s Seattle-based outdoor clothing brand Filson versus Maine-based shoemaker G.H. Bass.

#16 The Otter Bay Co. vs. #16 Land’s End Canvas

The Keystone Polo versus the more fashion forward sibling of Land’s End.

#16 Wm. Lamb and Son vs. #16 Perlis

This match up pits the brand behind the “Hunt Scene” liner in the Social Primer Tailgate Blazer against the premier New Orleans clothier.

#13 Collared Greens vs. #13 Knockaround

It’s American-made, eco-friendly bow ties and belts versus inexpensive, colorful sunglasses in this opening round match up.

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Knockaround Bubblegum Sunglasses

There are times that simply call for an inexpensive pair of sunglasses.  If you lose them, it’s not the end of the world because you can easily replace them without much financial loss on your part.  I learned this lesson the hard way when my Costas were knocked off of me at a concert, never to be seen again.  Of course, inexpensive doesn’t mean cheap or ugly.  Contrary to popular belief, you can find a pair of inexpensive sunglasses that both look good and won’t fall apart after a few uses.  Add support for breast cancer research to those two attributes and you have the Bubblegum sunglasses ($28) by Knockaround. (more…)

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