Entries in Football (59)

January 29, 2016 - Staying Current

Buzzzzz. For many sports nuts who grew up in the '70's and '80's this sound meant one thing. Time for football. More specifically, Electric football. Nothing was more fun.

It was the paradoxical mash-up of high-tech meets low-tech. Yes, the phrase "electric football" was new and thrilling when it first came into being. You mean we can plug this game in and flip a switch and characters will move, bump into each other and score touchdowns? Inside my own bedroom? Yet it was silly and clumsy too because the players were next to impossible to control, sometimes spinning mindlessly in a circle, other times running with the ball to the opposite end zone of often just straight out of bounds. The players couldn't pass or kick, instead one needed to turn off the game, then invoke a special device that would flick a felt ball and hope it hit a stationary player, arm that player with the ball and flick on the game again. Compared to today's eleborate video games, it seems prehistoric.

But boy was it fun. And our guess is kids today would find it enchanting as well. At least that what Tudor Games believes as they're not just offering one model, but a handful along with an elaborate array of players and teams. You can get the Broncos and the Panthers in time for Super Bowl 50.

They ship fast because they're a secure factory direct store. Interactive play builds teamwork, interpersonal skills and actually makes kids think. They can get as elaborate as they wish, "tweaking" bases to control a player's speed and direction, even changing out various bases for different purposes. They can even play with detailed videos created by coaches.

Yes, we may be taking a nostalgic trip down memory lane, before the days of smart phones and Playstation, back to the days when board games were the norm and plugging one in was revolutionary. Now, not only is electric football not "up with the times" it's an outdated relic. Ironically, that's what gives it so much charm.

Source: Tudor Games

 

January 22, 1016 - Your Cup of Chowder

I'm not particularly a fan of any Boston teams. Though I did meet my wife in Boston and had the absolute best cup of clam chowder from a street vendor on a cold winter day. This is why it is no mystery to me that Bostonians refer to themselves as "Chowderheads".

So with the AFC Championship Game this weekend, we thought we'd give some props to a city that doesn't need them. The Patriots will be playing in this game for an incredible fifth straight year. If you're a Pats, Celtics, Bruins or Red Sox fan, we found the site that has everything imaginable to display your pride.

Chowdaheadz has been around for over 12 years serving the fervant New England fan base with T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, signs, stickers, bar items...basically anything and everything you can imagine from logoed items to unique creations. This isn't just a place to get a T-Shirt reading "Celtics". Humorous wearables are their forte, but there's enough for everyone.

Need a Boston Red Sox Snuggie Blanket? No problem. How about a New England Patriots nightlLight or Boston Celtics flameless candle. There's the Boston Lobster Stuffed Fanimal and Shirt.  And to make sure the baby is indocrinated properly from day one, the Charlie Chowdahead doll or the Born Into It Infant Bib 4 Pack show above.

Sports fans are nutty. Boston fans might be the nuttiest of all. You can slake your thirst for that fanaticism at Chowdaheadz. Don't be surprised if you can order a good cup of soup from them soon.

Source: Chowdaheadz

August 28, 2015 - Blow Up the Target

While these may seem more in the realm of toys than actual sports products, we like them anyway. Maybe thats because we can remember the days of active, sports-loving little boys running around the house throwing balls and looking for ways to have fun. Hedsrtom Specialty must know what its like too.

If you have a reasonbly big room, a garage, a back yard or a basement and kids under the age of ten who aspire to be pro baseball or football players, get them one of these. Reminicent of the old-fashioned inflatable punching bags many of us had as kids, this Training Camp 2-in-1 Trainer makes it fun for little guys (and gals) to practice their pitching and TD spirals. Best of all, they can do it on their own with no parents needed. It is safe, solitary fun.

And let's face it. Toy or not, when kids are throwing at a target over and over, which they will do with the Trainer, they are getting better. It will only translate to more strikes thrown on the field later in life.

So take a deep breath, blow up the 2-in-1 Trainer, lay out a couple of soft balls and watch what happens. Our guess is your future Cy Young Award winner has a sore arm tomorrow.

Source Hedstrom Speciality

August 13, 2015 - They've Got You Covered

What do these guys at CoverSports do? What don't they do is the better question. If it has to do with baseball, football, tennis, track, soccer, golf or virtually any other sport and it needs to be covered up, look no farther.

They do personalized outfield and stadium wall covers. You know the ones with the cool illustrations, logos and ads? That's them. They do rain tarps, sideline covers, special events,  and on and on.

They are especially proud of they GymGuard gymnasium protector. They stock them in virtually any weight and color to suit your budget and application. Since they are the actual manufacturer, they have an advantage over others who subcontract or simply re-sell.

Since new gym floors cost tens of thousands of dollars it makes sense to bring in a GymGuard to protect your investment. Constructed of ultra durable and vinyl reinforced fabric. They are water-resistent, slip resistent and fire-resistent. You can also add letters or logos. They can be quickly unrolled and laid out to protect that valuable floor.

So from NFL stadiums to MLB field tarps to your local high school gym floor, there's no one better to blanket you in top of the line quality.

Source: CoverSports

August 6, 2015 - mmm, mmm, Guard!

If you've ever had a kid play football or any other sport requiring a mouthguard, you know that while they're a pain to wear, they're pretty important. You also know that they get chewed up and essentially rendered usless after just a few games. What if you could buy a mouthguard for your league that would be one kids wanted to keep in their mouths, and that would serve as a great fundraiser? Now you can with Flavored Mouthguards from Upstart Sports.

The come in a variety of colors, Orange, Red, Yellow, Blue, Black, Green and Pink as well as terrific flavors such as Fruit Punch, Blue Raspberry, Bubble Gum and more. Because the flavor is not sprayed on, but embedded into the moldable plastic is stays fresh and delicious game after game. And because your per-piece price for a 25-pack is only $3.00 your league can sell them for $5.00 or more all season long and make a sweet profit.

We've tried all the flavors and they really are outstanding. Plus the guards come with $1600.00 in dental insurance so you know they're legit protection. Now you can show your league's true colors and flavors while adding to bottom line. What could taste better than that?

Source: Upstart Sports