Forget the talk of next year. Forget “The Drive,” “The Fumble,” “The Shot” and “The Decision.” Forget the NFL Draft altogether. With the Cavaliers’ Eastern Conference title and trip to the NBA Finals in 2015, a new era in Cleveland sports has dawned. Suit up and carry forth your support as Cleveland departs from discussions of a curse and inches ever closer to the end of the drought.
The Cleveland Indians may now be widely known as a baseball team, but in the franchise’s early years, it competed for local attention with another Cleveland Indians, the team that gave birth to Cleveland professional football.
Formed in 1916 and competing in the Ohio League, the gridiron gladiators of the Cleveland Indians enriched Forest City with a new tradition. The team morphed into the Cleveland Tigers in 1919 and joined the American Professional Football Associate (APFA). Two years later the APFA became the National Football League (NFL) and the Tigers returned to their original name the Indians.
Perhaps the greatest and most versatile athlete ever, Jim Thorpe anchored the Cleveland team as player, coach and even APFA league president. Thorpe set the standard for Cleveland football excellence, which was carried forth by original head coach of the Cleveland Browns, Paul Brown, who molded players to fulfill such large shoes. Under Brown, Cleveland would win seven league championships, four in the All-America Football Conference and three in the NFL. Pay homage to Cleveland football’s rich pedigree.
Three years after the creation of basketball by YMCA instructor James Naismith, the sport arrived in Cleveland at the city’s own Y on E. 9th and Prospect St.
Within a year, basketball’s popularity soared, and, by 1897, collegiate play in the city tipped off with Western Reserve taking on opponents—any opponents. Because the early years of organized basketball weren’t separated by leagues that took into consideration age or institution, high school teams played college teams played travel teams played rec teams. Regulations soon changed that in the 1930s.
It was in the 1940s that Cleveland’s standout amateur squad, the Cleveland Chase Brass & Copper basketball team, set the foundation for the city’s era of professional basketball. And while Cleveland’s first two forays into professional basketball—the Cleveland Rebels in the Basketball Association of America and the Cleveland Pipers in the American Basketball League—were short-lived, they gave rise to the iconic Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1970s. Pay homage to a tradition more than a century strong and rep one of the earliest cities to call basketball home.
While the rest of the world may see the lower 48, you, of course, see only Cleveland. And why shouldn’t you?
After all, it is the center of the universe. Show the world that all 10 billion light years of matter revolve around the singular home of the Browns, and gear up for a trip to the center of the center: FirstEnergy Stadium.
The Cleveland Cavaliers 45th season saw the King return to his court and take the franchise to new territory.
Behind the “Big Three”—All-Star triumvirate LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving—Cleveland brushed aside a weak 5-7 start and only dropped 15 games from January through April to finish the regular season with a 53-29 record, securing second in the Eastern Conference. Despite injuries taking out Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving from postseason play, “The Grit Squad” powered through the Eastern Conference, routing the Boston Celtics 4-0, hustling past the Chicago Bulls 4-2, and steamrolling the Atlanta Hawks 4-0 for a return to the NBA Finals—the first trip since 2007. Major underdogs, the Cavaliers, took a 2-1 series lead over the Golden State Warriors, but ultimately, injuries proved too costly. And though the finish wasn’t the blockbuster Cleveland had in mind, the season still was a franchise best. Get outfitted for a follow-up that will reign supreme with this super-soft favorite.
Carrying on Cleveland’s professional hockey history, which dates back to 1929, the Cleveland Lumberjacks carved up Richfield Coliseum and Gund Arena for nine seasons between 1992 and 2001 as part of the International Hockey League (IHL). And with two of the IHL’s foremost scorers, centre Jock Callander and right-winger David Michayluk, all winter you could hear the siren sound on opponents’ goals.
Moving from Muskegon, Michigan, where the Lumberjacks won two league titles and began their tradition of taking rivals to the woodshed, the Jacks made the playoffs seven of their nine seasons in Cleveland. At the franchise’s height, more than 10,000 regularly packed in to watch their winter warriors’ gloves come off and the win column grow. While the IHL closed shop in 2001 and Cleveland’s Lumberjacks skated off into the history books, former players went on to become NHL All-Stars and take part in Stanley Cup-winning teams. Pay homage to the board-crushing days with Buzz in this classic tee.
Most would want to forget a day where the wind chill made temperatures feel like -59 °F. But not Cincinnati Bengals fans. The 1981 AFC Championship, dubbed the “Freezer Bowl,” resides as one of the greatest moments in Bengals history.
Hosting the San Diego Chargers at Riverfront Stadium January 10, 1982, the Bengals were vying for their first trip to the Super Bowl. And though icicles formed in the beard of Chargers quarterback Dan Fouts as soon as he took the field, the Bengals offensive line refused to acknowledge the suffocatingly frigid temps and opted for short sleeves—a few even going without gloves. The bravado wasn’t an empty gesture, but an indication that nothing would stand in the Bengals’ way, not even the three future Pro Football Hall of Famers that the Chargers started. Cincinnati stormed to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, and ended up surrendering only a single touchdown in the 27-7 win, the second coldest game in NFL history. Pay homage.
The legend of Cincinnati professional football began with a few graduates of Miami University’s football squad who formed the semi-pro Cincinnati Celts in 1910.
The team traveled the Midwest, challenging opponents until a 1921, short-lived stay in the American Professional Football Association (the early form of the NFL). More than a decade later, the Queen City attempted to translate its baseball brilliance to another sport with the NFL franchise the Cincinnati Reds. While both teams would be football footnotes in Cincy history, they set the foundation for the city’s lasting Bengals legacy, a legacy that began with two false starts in the oft-troubled American Football League (AFL).
Perhaps the biggest event in Cincinnati’s football tradition didn’t even happen in the city. Enter Paul Brown’s fallout with the Cleveland Browns. The former head coach, still fuming from what occurred in Cleveland, came to the Queen City, set on rekindling and revamping the Bengals. In 1968, a new era in Cincinnati professional football kicked off, again in the AFL, before moving to the NFL in 1970. Two AFC championships later, the Bengals are the perennial beacon of Cincy’s coldest months. Pay homage.
Blast the Gun ‘N Roses, and gear up to enter the formidable home of your Bengals.
Tired of sharing Riverfront Stadium with the Reds, by the mid-1990s your Bengals requested a new ground to pounce around. Enter Paul Brown Stadium, named after the man responsible for bringing the professional gridiron action to Cincinnati.
Taking a little more than two years to build, the new stadium debuted in 2000, and ever since, 65,000 of the most fearsome fans in the league have been packing in and roaring loud enough to be heard in Kentucky. Suit up and fight the cold as the season heats up in “The Jungle.”
As someone who rocks the Orange and Black stripes at every opportunity, your Cincinnati Bengals pride is so strong that “Who Dey!” has become your natural fall greeting to friends and strangers alike. Tracing its roots to a local 1980 Red Frazier Ford television spot, the “Who Dey!” chant took Cincy by storm during the team’s blockbuster 1981 season.
After starting 5-3 and staring down a schedule of teams who dominated the prior season, your Bengals went on a tear, winning seven of their final eight regular-season games en route to a playoff run all the way to Super Bowl XVI. With local radio station WLW recording and keeping the chant in rotation and Hudepohl Brewing Company renaming one of its favorite beers “Hu-Dey,” the “Who Dey!” phenomenon overtook the Greater Cincinnati Area throughout the season. And, really, who could resist the infectious chant?: Who dey! Who dey! Who dey think gonna beat dem Bengals?! Nobody.
Rep the title you’ve earned from years of yelling “Who Dey!” with this super-soft classic.
No season stands out more in Cincinnati Bengals’ 45-year history than that of 1988. After a tough-to-watch 4-11 record in 1987, your Black and Orange dramatically flipped the script, posting a 12-4 regular season behind quarterback Boomer Esiason’s best year. Esiason completed passes for more than 3,500 yards, including 28 touchdowns and rushed for another 248 yards, snagging him the league’s best QB and the NFL Most Valuable Player Award. But he wasn’t alone. In Ickey Woods’ debut season, he shuffled for 1,066 yards and 15 touchdowns, meanwhile Eddie Brown’s hot hands snatched 54 receptions for more than 1,200 yards and 9 touchdowns.
The thrashing regular-season play continued into the postseason, as the Bengals took down the Seahawks in the divisional playoff and the Bills in the AFC Championship to set up just the franchise’s second trip to the Super Bowl. In a repeat of Super Bowl XVI, Cincinnati was looking for revenge over the San Francisco 49ers. And leading the San Francisco 16-3 with just 3:10 left, it looked like they were going to get it. We won’t dive back into the details of those tough final minutes, suffice to say the loss couldn’t erase the magic of the franchise’s best season, including the team’s second AFC Championship.
Show your Bengals stripes as your team hunts down another shot at the Lombardi Trophy. Who Dey!
Mason to Miami Heights, Mt. Lookout to Millvale, the 411 on the 513: simply legendary. Bordered on the south by the Ohio River, the hallowed land is home to the world’s greatest chili and ice cream while playing host to stomach-lurching rides at Kings Island. Whether you’ve gotten lost in “The Jungle,” took a day to stroll the historic Over-the-Rhine, or hit Great American Ball Park to watch the first professional baseball team continue its unrivaled legacy, rep the three digits that hold countless stories. Pay homage.
Incorporated in 1908 and home to institutions like the Drexel Theater, Rubino’s Pizzeria and Capital University, the Columbus suburb Bexley, Ohio is the birthplace of a singular spook who strikes terror in the hearts of children worldwide: Robert Lawrence Stine.
Perhaps you know him better as R.L. Stine, creator of kid’s horror series Goosebumps. Growing up in Bexley, Stine stumbled on a typewriter in his attic at age nine and instantly channeled his shy personality into a prolific, pintsize joke writer, ascending to the helm of his high school newspaper and then Ohio State’s humor magazine, the Sundial. So when did the man known as Jovial Bob take a turn to terror town? His initial departure came in 1986 with his first young adult horror novel “Blind Date,” but, according to him, it all really started with one of his childhood favorites “Tales From The Crypt.” Flash forward to 1992 with his first Goosebumps novel, “Welcome to Dead House,” and history commenced. Pay homage to the birthplace of the world’s best-selling children’s horror author.
10% of this shirt’s proceeds benefit the Bexley Education Foundation, a nonprofit committed to educational initiatives that enhance excellence in Bexley City Schools since 1983.
It’s time to go the distance, all 26.2 miles. The rich, 35-year tradition of the Columbus Marathon will have you saying it’s worth it to all those early morning and late evening runs. From stepping foot on the hallowed ground of Ohio State’s “The ‘Shoe” to crossing the scenic Olentangy River, there’s no better way to experience the best landmarks of Discovery City. And just when you thought the route couldn’t be more perfect, we’re here to tell you it’s almost entirely flat.
Lace up those sneaks and join the nearly 20,000 runners determined to set personal bests. Don’t wait up!
The greatest way to experience the historical neighborhoods of Columbus? On foot. Take it to the streets and explore the Short North, Grandview, Upper Arlington, German Village and Bexley as part of the Columbus Marathon, a city tradition since 1980.
Now regularly selling out and with more than 250,000 participants through the years, the Columbus Marathon has become one of the nation’s most popular races—and with Discovery City as a backdrop, why wouldn’t it? The race has raised millions for local organizations through the years and has counted Nationwide Children’s Hospital as its title beneficiary since 2012. Support America’s largest pediatric health care and research centers while kicking up dust on your previous personal best. The faster you run the sooner it’s done.
You got the Jackets’ back, now we got yours with the new tee!
Established in 2001, the Jacket Backers are a select group of diehard Columbus Blue Jacket fans and the official booster club for the NHL team. Supporting the Blue Jackets while championing the sport of hockey, members of Jacket Backers follow the team on the road, promote charity and civic events and strengthen the community of hockey fans and players throughout the Greater Columbus metro area and beyond in Ohio. Whether you’re out at one of the golf tournaments, blood drives or game-watching parties sponsored by the Jacket Backers, show your allegiance to the club and team and gear up for the cannon to blow all season. And when you’re down at Nationwide Arena, make sure to head to section 115 and say hi. Go Jackets!
The Columbus legend of Ron Tugnutt lives. Anchoring the Blue Jackets’ inaugural 2000 season, the 5’11” goalie combined his indefatigable intrepidity and scary skill to put on a clinic as a one-man wall.
He finished the season with a sick .917 save percentage and broke an expansion-team record for most wins, netting 22. It’s no wonder the Pittsburgh Penguins fought tooth-and-nail to keep the man from coming to Discovery City. And while it would be difficult for the Ontario native to take office as president, that didn’t stop him from garnering write-in votes as hockey fever took hold of the city. Pay homage to the man who set the standard for all future Blue Jacket goalies with this throwback.
Recruiting aficionados of board-smashing cross-checks, snipers that go high to the top shelf and barn-burning playoffs that finish in shootouts: get behind the Columbus Blue Jackets. With the star power of captain and forward Nick Foligno, forward Ryan Johansen, defender Ryan Murray and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, your Columbus winter warriors are poised to put the rest of the league on notice this 2015-2016 season. And after 15 seasons, the action on the ice just gets better—join the march to Nationwide Arena and beyond. Let’s go Jackets!
A revolution six-states strong is in the air. Advancing to the MLS Cup on five occasions, your club is on a mission and won’t stop till they’re lifting the league trophy. And when they do, you’ll be there for it, as you have been since the New England Revolution kicked off the league’s debut season. From years of watching all the action, Boston’s favorite stadium will always mean fútbol—not football—to you. Regardless of what supporters group you’re a part of, the pitch is your sanctuary and Slyde is your spirit. Don the colors and continue the crusade. Glory, glory, Revolution!
This is not merely a scarf. This is a testament to your dedication, an emblem of your enduring oath to the colors of Navy and Red. It’s for lifting when your New England Revolution take the pitch and for clutching after game-winning goals in stoppage time. Carry on the honor, the passion and the glory with this 59” x 7” fan staple. Live the colors.
Just because you’re not in the middle of all the stadium action, doesn’t mean you have to take a day off from repping the Navy and Red. Whether you’re at your cousin’s wedding or grinding through the work week, sneak in your New England Revolution support with the ultimate athletic socks—because for you, every day is game day. Being a diehard never looked or felt so good. Glory, glory, Revolution!
Most famous for his victory in the ’91 NBA Slam Dunk contest with the “No Look” slam dunk, Dee Brown played 12 productive NBA seasons, scoring 6,758 total points. Brown’s NBA career, which began with the “No Look” dunk and a First Team All-Rookie nod, is entering its third decade with Dee serving as assistant coach and director of player development for the Sacramento Kings.
"Larry Bird just throws the ball in the air and God moves the basket underneath it," exclaimed Cleveland Cavaliers announcer Howie Chizek after Bird netted 60 points in a single game during the 1984-85 season, landing the franchise record.
In 1982, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis beat the NFL in court and moved his team from Oakland to Los Angeles. At the same time the Raiders were bucking NFL power, hip-hop in South Central LA was challenging authority and taking hold of the mainstream. The two became inextricably linked and galvanized a new audience of black and Hispanic fans. Representing the swagger and anti-establishment ethos of the talent-rich team, the LA Raiders’ pirate patch also became an emblem of Los Angeles’ rapidly shifting landscape.
In the now-classic ESPN 30 for 30 documentary “Straight Outta L.A.,” director and legendary N.W.A. rapper, Ice Cube, chronicles one of the first and most iconic examples of hip-hop and sport symbiotically melding to define an era: the era when the City of Angels became the land of Silver and Black. Pay homage with the commemorative tee.
If there’s one rule in LA, it’s you don’t show up without being able to put on a show. And there’s been no shortage of entertainment from your LA Galaxy. With the league's first star, an American soccer legend and an international icon all igniting the pitch and loading the highlight reel, Los Angeles has stormed to an incomparable five MLS Cups.
As Los Angeles looks to defend the MLS Cup this season with the help of a new import, it’s time to double down on the Navy Blue and Gold! Let the league know, the only way to win the Cup is through the Galaxy with the ultimate fan tee. This is LA.
This is not merely a scarf. This is a testament to your dedication, an emblem of your enduring oath to the colors of Navy Blue and Gold. It’s for lifting when your Galaxy take the pitch and for clutching after game-winning goals in stoppage time. Carry on the honor, the passion and the glory with this signature 59” x 7” fan staple. Live the colors.
Being an LA Galaxy fan doesn't stop after the game, just like the kit doesn’t end at the knees. Make every day game day, and rep your oath to the Navy Blue and Gold down to your toes with the ultimate athletic socks. Your city, your home, Los Angeles, never walk alone!
Life on the fault line is fickle, and as a fan of San Jose, you’ve met compadres Comfort and Chaos, experienced their kindness and cruelty, and through it all, been unwavering Blue and Black.
After a slow start as a charter member of MLS, your squad switched it up four seasons in, swapping club name Clash for Earthquakes, and found quick success. Building on a solid 2000 season, your Quakes sealed runs to the MLS Cup in 2001 and 2003. But on the fault line anything can happen, and you experienced devastation when your Quakes moved to Houston before the 2006 season. Because nothing in San Jose is permanent, just as soon as the Quakes left, they returned, ready for the 2008 season. Now, it’s time to shake the new stadium as your Earthquakes move forward as one, led by an utter scoring-machine. Forever Blue and Black!
This is not merely a scarf. This is a testament to your dedication, an emblem of your enduring oath to the colors of Blue and Black. It’s for brandishing when your Earthquakes take the pitch and for clutching after game-winning goals in stoppage time. Carry on the honor, the passion and the glory with this 59” x 7” fan staple. Live the colors.
On the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, a new fire ignited, and it’s spread wildly through the Windy City ever since. Founded in 1997, your Chicago Fire Soccer Club have been scorching the pitch from the start, winning the MLS Cup right out of the gates in their 1998 inaugural season. Ever since, soccer’s been one of the hottest tickets in town. Rep your oath to the Men in Red with this tee and pack into the stadium ready for a rekindling of your club’s winning ways. We are Red & we are White—we’ll let you fill in the rest.
The ultimate symbol of Chicago Fire Soccer Club loyalty, separating fans who simply enjoy the beautiful game from you who live for it. Make every day game day, and wear your allegiance to the Red around your neck and down across your heart with this 59” x 7” signature scarf. Come on, you Men in Red!
Just because you’re not in the middle of the stadium action, doesn’t mean you have to take a day off from repping the Red. Whether you’re at your cousin’s wedding or grinding through the work week, show your Chicago Fire Soccer Club support with the ultimate athletic socks—because for you, every day is game day. Being a diehard never looked or felt so good. Don’t stop living in the Red!
Nicknamed “Sweetness” since his college days, Walter Payton was one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, carrying the 1985 Chicago Bears—arguably the best football team of all time—to the franchise’s one and only Super Bowl victory. Missing just a single game in his 13-season tenure with the Bears, Payton had a penchant for holding the line when rushing, preferring to take hits from defenders rather than step deliberately out of bounds.
“Never die easy. Why run out of bounds and die easy?” Number 34 famously said. “It’s OK to lose, to die, but don’t die without trying.”
Pay homage to the nine-time Pro Bowler and one of the toughest to take the gridiron with this classic crewneck.
As the home of Al Capone and John Dillinger, among other ne'er-do-wells, nobody can accuse the Windy City of being soft. And anyone who’s survived a Chicago winter can attest to that. So it seems fitting that former alderman Michael “Hinky Dink” Kenna’s famous words—“Chicago ain’t no sissy town”—take the place of honor on our super-soft Chi-town favorite.
With only an elementary-school education and a tenure of slinging newspapers on the streets, Kenna was elected alderman and fell in love with the power lifestyle. So much so he was determined to keep it by any means necessary, hence the saloon he owned on Clark Street where he exchanged meals for district votes and which became a haven for pimps, prostitutes, gamblers and gangsters. Although Kenna died seventy years ago, his reputation for toughness, grit and pure determination is alive and well throughout Chicago.
In the 1970s, Detroit residents launched a campaign to improve the city’s image, and “Say Nice Things About Detroit” began appearing on billboards, buttons, and bumper stickers. Go ahead—say nice things!
Tiger Stadium, situated at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull, was the Michigan capital of baseball for nearly a century, opening the same day as Boston’s Fenway Park in 1912. The compact construction of the stadium ignited regular home-run tears and rousing crackerjack action. And as Tiger Stadium became designated as the home plate for Detroit entertainment, the stadium swelled to more than double its initial capacity.
For 87 years the Tigers called "The Corner" home, winning six American League pennants and four World Series championships there. Before the team moved into the more spacious Comerica Park in 2000, a farewell ceremony at Tiger Stadium ended with one last banner draped across the famous right-centerfield overhang: “Today, there is crying in baseball. So long, old friend.” Pay homage.
With some of our nation’s best beaches located on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan, it’s time you think of rolling up North instead of heading to Cali’s ‘Bu. And Brooklyn, you’re officially on notice as well: the hippest scenesters (and lowest rents) are in Motor City Detroit. The nearly 100,000 square miles of the “Mitten” make up America’s best-kept secret, but don’t let that stop you from broadcasting it to the world with our super-soft tee. Go ahead and soak in that Upper Peninsula air, and say yes to Michigan. Pay homage.
Your Kings of Queens, the New York Mets, advanced to the World Series for the first time in fifteen years when they made quick work of the Cubs in a 4-0 National League Championship sweep, brushing aside the much-hyped, “Back to the Future Part II” prediction that the beloved yet cursed Cubbies would finally win the World Series in 2015.
With aces on the mound, New York’s men of October had already put together a record-setting season before the month, taking the NL East Division behind a streak of eleven straight wins, ten coming at homestand Citi Field—a feat featuring two franchise firsts. But once the postseason hit it seemed the Mets picked up a new player: Mr. Daniel Murphy, who flipped an awe-striking, ball-slugging switch and homered in six straight postseasons games, the first player to ever do so. What’s more, Murphy’s never even taken part in a postseason, nor hit homers in six consecutive games in his entire eight-season career. In fact, previously no Mets player had ever hit home runs in six consecutive games.
Suit up as your King of Queens and the best postseason hitter in league history continue to rule the diamond.
As a charter member of the league, your club has been around the block, wrestled rivals D.C. United and the New England Revolution, advanced to the MLS Cup final and won international cups. But now, with a new club encroaching on your territory, it’s time to show everyone how New York runs, Red Bull-style. Stand out amongst the stadium and travel proud in the ultimate New York Red Bulls fan tee. As long as you’re breathing, make every day game day.
The ultimate symbol of club loyalty, separating fans who simply enjoy the beautiful game from you who live for it. Make every day game day, and wear your allegiance to the Red and Blue around your neck and down across your heart with this signature 59” x 7” scarf. Live the colors.
You don’t have to be on the pitch for your feet to draw a crowd. Complete your kit with athletic socks made for fans who live the Red and Blue every day. And while we can’t promise they’ll give you the fancy footwork of Red Bull legends, we can guarantee that with them on, you won’t need such skills to impress the stadium. Run with your club.
It’s never easy being the new kid, but the city that never sleeps has fielded quite the future contender club. The introduction of New York City FC, the 20th league member, was rough and tumble, which you were ready for, but now with your squad settled in, they’re charging toward the playoffs during this, their debut season. And with hallowed grounds as their home, your club is in the perfect place to carry on excellence. The sky’s the limit for your Sky Blue crew.
Get set for a storied tradition with a new tee for your new club. Blue and White, Bronx all the way down to Battery—NYC, Olé, Olé!
The ultimate symbol of club loyalty, separating fans who simply enjoy the beautiful game from you who live for it. Make every day game day, and wear your Sky Blue allegiance around your neck and down across your heart with this 59” x 7” fan favorite. Five boroughs, one city.
You petitioned for a club, you got it. You demanded the ultimate fan shirt, now you got that too.
After an unrelenting campaign for a Philly club, your Union’s inaugural home opener win in 2010 drew nearly 35,000 fans—who knew the city of brotherly love was actually the city of soccer love? You, of course. Whether you’re part of the supporters groups or a rogue diehard, awake the spirits of our forefathers and live the colors in this instant-classic tee.
This is not merely a scarf. This is a testament to your dedication, an emblem of your enduring oath to the Navy and Gold. It’s for hoisting in solidarity when your Philadelphia Union take the pitch and for clutching after game-winning goals in stoppage time. Carry on the honor, the passion and the glory with this 59” x 7” fan staple. Live the colors.
Just because you’re not in the middle of all the stadium action, doesn’t mean you have to take a day off from repping the Navy and Gold. Whether you’re at your cousin’s wedding or grinding through the work week, show your Philadelphia Union support and make every day game day with the ultimate athletic socks. Being a diehard never looked or felt so good. Part of the Union ‘til the day you die!
Fresh off a trip to the NBA Finals (where they lost to the Lakers in five games), the Philadelphia 76ers’ 2001-02 season was plagued by injuries and the team sneaked into the playoffs at 43-39. After Philly bowed to Boston in the first round, coach Larry Brown criticized star point guard Allen Iverson (who averaged 31.4 points per game and earned his second scoring title) for missing team practices. The rest, as they say, is history.
Forget Steel City, Pittsburgh is the City of Champions. With the Pirates and the Steelers combining for six league titles throughout the 1970s, ya good ole ‘Burgh quickly shed its Steel City nickname for the City of Champs. The Black and Gold winning ways set the standard for what was to come. In 2009, Pittsburgh became the only city to hold both the Vince Lombardi Trophy and the Stanley Cup at the same time, earning the city its 15th and 16th championships among its major league teams. Break out your Terrible Towel and don this super-soft tee as your city adds to the tally. Black and Gold forever!
Few moments in recent memory compare to the luv ya experienced for ya Black and Gold after Super Bowl XLIII.
Following a 64-yard reception by Larry Fitzgerald late in the fourth quarter, your Steelers were down to the Arizona Cardinals for the first time all game and looking for magic. With just 2:37 on the clock and facing a 20-23 deficit, Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of Steeler Nation had their sights sets on the end zone, even if it was 78 yards away. The drive began with receptions from Santonio Holmes and Nate Washington before a blockbuster 40-yard catch from Holmes gave your Black and Gold first and goal. On third down, Big Ben and Holmes connected yet again—this time, in the end zone and with 35 seconds to spare. An extra point later, the 27-23 win was sealed and your Steelers became the winningest team in Super Bowl history, eclipsing the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. Gear up for another standout season of Sundays down at Heinz Field.
At the convergence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers lies the land of Black and Gold. Originally Fort Duquesne, a French trading post, it was seized by the British in 1758 during the Seven Years’ War and at once renamed to honor William Pitt, “the greatest British statesman of the 18th century.” From a trading post to a metropolis built by steel, the City of Champions is home to the Penguins, Pirates, Steelers and more than 15 league titles. Whether you’re more North Side or South Hills, West End or East, pay homage to 58 of the finest square miles in the US with this classic tee.
South of the Mason-Dixon, it’s y’all. But in Steel City, it’s yinz—and don’t yinz forget it. The not-so-little ‘Burgh on the Ohio River has a rich history of Scots-Irish immigration, the source of the second-person plural term.
Evolving from the area’s 1800s “you ones,” yinz nowadays is more popular than ever thanks to a new generation spreading the trademark of Pittsburgh pride beyond the region. So keep it real, Steelers, and honor your eternal stomping grounds with this super-soft staple.
At the convergence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers lies the land of Black and Gold. Originally Fort Duquesne, a French trading post, it was seized by the British in 1758 during the Seven Years’ War and at once renamed to honor William Pitt, “the greatest British statesman of the 18th century.”
From a trading post to a metropolis built by steel, the City of Champions is home to Penguins, Pirates, Steelers and more than 15 league titles. Whether you’re more North Side or South Hills, West End or East, pay homage to 58 of the finest square miles in the US with this super-soft, feminine favorite.
Ya want intimidating? Try staring into the toothless smile of 6’4”, 220-pound linebacker Jack Lambert as he sets up across from you. And if you’re wondering if Lambert’s look was just a tactic, ask Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris who made the mistake of patting the helmet of Steelers kicker Roy Gerela after he missed a field goal in Super Bowl X—an act of pure taunting. Lambert wasn’t having it, and promptly gave Harris an up-close-and-personal introduction to the ground.
After the Steelers win, their second consecutive Super Bowl win, Lambert explained, “We’re the Pittsburgh Steelers. We’re supposed to be the intimidators.” Arguably the most feared player to ever take the gridiron, nine-time Pro Bowler Lambert would continue to use every ounce of his brute power to lead the Steelers to two additional Super Bowl wins throughout the 1970s—the franchise’s most dominant decade.
Pay homage to Dracula in Cleats and the Intimidators tradition with this game-day long sleeve.
Good things come to those who wait. After looking forward to joining the MLS for more than 10 years, your Seattle Sounders FC have taken the league by storm since their 2009 debut. And with the club drawing on a professional soccer heritage dating back to 1974, were you really surprised? Continue the boom-boom-clap as your club keeps up its flawless record of reaching the postseason.
The March to the Match, the Sound Wave playing as you enter the stadium fervor, being surrounded by 30,000+ family members—is there anything better? Live. The. Colors.
The ultimate symbol of club loyalty, separating fans who simply enjoy the beautiful game from you who live for it. Wear your Sounder Blue and Rave Green passion around your neck and down across your heart with this 59” x 7” signature scarf. Boom, boom, clap!
Just because you’re not in the middle of all the stadium action, doesn’t mean you have to take a day off from repping the Sounder Blue and Rave Green. Whether you’re at your cousin’s wedding or grinding through the work week, sneak in your Seattle support with the ultimate athletic socks—because for you, every day is game day. Being a diehard never looked or felt so good. Olé, Olé, Seattle Sounders FC, here we go!
For over two decades, Seattle’s Kingdome (officially King County Multipurpose Domed Stadium) served as the home for the Emerald City’s major sports teams—the Seahawks, Mariners, Sonics, and Sounders all called the dome home at some point from its opening in 1976 to its closing and demolition in 2000. The Dome also played host to three NCAA Final Fours, as well as concerts by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and the Who.
In some ways, Barry Switzer and Brian Bosworth were made for each other. The Oklahoma coach and the linebacker he recruited to play for him were both outsized personalities who delighted in thumbing their noses at the establishment. And in their three seasons together (1984-86), the unique father-son dynamic resulted in 31 wins and two Orange Bowl victories, including a national championship, as Bosworth was awarded the first two Butkus Awards.
But Bosworth's alter ego—"The Boz"—was taking over. Eventually, he went on a downward spiral and became known as an NFL bust. In "Brian and The Boz," part of ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary film series, the dual identities of Brian Bosworth are examined as he looks back on his life and passes on the lessons he's learned to his son.
No longer the new comer, your Montréal Impact are rewriting the club’s long-standing city history since kicking off play in 2012 as Major League Soccer’s 19th member.
Adding a number of titles to the trophy case in their first few MLS seasons, your Impact have already become known league-wide for bringing the best to the pitch and for being a force in international play. Whether you’re part of a supporters group or a rogue diehard, rep the oath of your colors with this classic tee touting the words you recite in your sleep: Tous Pour Gagner. MONTRÉAL, ALLEZ, ALLEZ!
This is not merely a scarf. This is a testament to your dedication, an emblem of your enduring oath to the colors of Blue, Black and Silver. It’s for brandishing when your Montréal Impact take the pitch and for clutching after game-winning goals in stoppage time. Carry on the honor, the passion and the glory with this signature 59” x 7” fan staple. Live the colors.
Being a Montréal Impact fan doesn't stop after the game, just like the kit doesn’t end at the knees. Make every day game day, and rep your oath to the Blue, Black and Silver down to your toes with the ultimate athletic socks. Tous. Pour. Gagner.
The maiden Canadian club in the MLS, your Toronto FC commands one of the strongest fan bases out there, proving the border certainly doesn’t demark the end of soccer mania. But you know that. Since the club took the pitch in 2007, you’ve watched the Red, Black and Gray build its roster, and clean up Canadian trophies. With Toronto FC poised to make their playoff debut this season, gear up and continue to make every day game day with a tee ready for the action. Oh when the Reds go marching in!
This is not merely a scarf. This is a testament to your dedication, an emblem of your enduring oath to the Red, Black and Gray. It’s for brandishing when your Toronto FC take the pitch and for clutching after game-winning goals in stoppage time. Carry on the honor, the passion and the glory with this signature 59” x 7” fan staple. Live the colors.
You don’t have to be on the stadium’s pitch for your feet to draw a crowd. Complete your kit with athletic socks made for fans who live the Red, Black and Gray every day. And while we can’t promise they’ll give you the fancy footwork of Toronto FC legends, we can guarantee that with them on, you won’t need such skills to impress the stadium. Forever we love you so, T-O!
Tasked by President James Madison with procuring well-known surgeon Dr. William Beanes from British forces after he was captured during the Battle of Bladensburg, lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key entered enemy territory, boarding the British ship Tonnant during the Battle of Baltimore to argue for Beanes’ release.
While Key was successful, the Brits refused to release him, Beanes and another American lawyer from supervision until the Battle of Baltimore finished, as they feared the three had insider insight to their tactics. Watching what Key described as, “[M]other earth…vomiting shot and shell in a sheet of fire and brimstone," he was certain the British’s superior military forces were destroying Baltimore’s Fort McHenry. But as the sun rose on September 14, 1814, Key saw the American flag hoisted above the fort, signaling victory, and he immediately began penning what would become “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Whether you’re living it up in New England, exploring the reaches of the North, settling the Wild Wild West, raising a ruckus down South, or unwinding in the Heartland, this cross-country pleaser stands out in any setting. Celebrate the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave in style!
Because we know you’d never lose that lovin’ feelin’ for the 1986 iconic film—or stop finding ways to work in a quote or two from it each day. With this high-flying tee, now you don’t have to work so hard to show your penchant for rewatching Maverick, Goose and all the best of the best. Lock in on this target and pay homage to the film that made us feel the need…the need for speed.
While the chant’s origins are debated—did it stem from fans of the Naval Academy? Utah State? San Diego State?—over the past few years “I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN” has become nearly as ubiquitous a soccer cheer as “Seven Nation Army.”
Show your American pride all summer long in this super-soft, lightweight racerback tank top and proudly declare your belief that the U.S. will win their third FIFA Women’s World Cup, breaking the tie for most wins in history!
While the chant’s origins are debated—did it stem from fans of the Naval Academy? Utah State? San Diego State?—over the past few years “I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN” has become nearly as ubiquitous a soccer cheer as “Seven Nation Army.”
Show your American pride this summer while proudly declaring your belief that the U.S. will win their third FIFA Women’s World Cup and break the tie for most wins in history!
While the bald eagle is now a national treasure, that hasn’t always been the case. Even after it was selected as the national bird in 1782, and after it started appearing on our government seals, many dissented, believing the bird of prey to be—according to Benjamin Franklin—“a bird of bad moral character” for its opportunistic nature. Farmers agreed, finding our foremost national emblem of freedom a nuisance responsible for destroying crop. With farmers hunting the bald eagle fiercely, numbers took a nosedive, and by the 1940s the bird was so rare it was hurried onto the endangered list. Now, after years of conservation, our wide-winged, regal ambassador is back to thriving.