During an NCAA head coaching tenure that spanned 19 years, Jim Valvano collected 346 basketball wins, coached teams to the NCAA Tournament eight times and in 1983 celebrated an NCAA Championship after leading his N.C. State Wolfpack to an unforgettable victory over heavy-favorite Houston.
On March 4th, 1993, 10 years after the memorable run, he gave us yet another indelible moment at the inaugural ESPY Awards where he received the Arthur Ashe Courage and Humanitarian Award for his bravery while facing a terminal cancer diagnosis. In his moving acceptance speech, Valvano emphasized the power of love, joy and dreaming and introduced The V Foundation for Cancer Research, which featured his personal pledge as the organization’s motto: “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.”
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Sport the flag of one of the most formidable collegiate contingents in the nation. Rolling more than 500,000 deep, your Buckeye Nation has been making history on and off the field since 1870. And with alumni like Jack Nicklaus, R. L. Stein and Patricia Heaton, you’re in good company. At the game and across town, rep your allegiance. Our honor defend we will fight to the end for OHIO!
Ohio State’s fifth different Heisman Trophy winner—and first since two-time winner Archie Griffin—running back and College Football Hall of Famer Eddie George consistently found space in what looked like otherwise locked-up lines during his four years as a Buckeye.
6’3” and 230 pounds, Eddie George combined nimble agility and lightning speed to threaten the record books every time he touched the ball, beginning in his freshman season when he carried for five touchdowns in his first four games. By the end of George’s 1995 senior year, he had set (and still holds) the school record for most rushing yards in a single season with 1,927, a feat that led to 24 touchdowns and took Ohio State to an 11-2 record en route the Citrus Bowl. Following his college career, Eddie George went on to become a four-time NFL Pro Bowler as part of the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Tennessee Titans. Pay homage to No. 27 with this throwback-inspired instant classic.
From the top of the turnbuckle comes a flying elbow drop that puts an end to the conversation of best finishing move. The (MACHO) man, the myth, the legend, Randy Savage got his PhD in igniting the ring and keeping audiences in a chokehold of disbelief.
Sure, with his meticulous execution, Macho Man could wreck wrestlers with any move in the book, an atomic drop, vertical suplex, sleeper, piledriver, hair-pull hangman, jumping knee drop—how much time ya got? But his signature, the thing of beauty that sang from the rafters, hypnotized audiences and terrorized arch nemeses was the one-and-only flying elbow drop. Whenever Macho Man climbed those ropes, unrest seized us, our stomachs collectively contracted and breathing became audible. And then, time and again, Randy Savage was crowned king of the ring. Ooooh Yeah!
You might have thought LeBron James’ quick success with the Miami Heat following his seven seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers would have forever kept him from returning to his Northeast Ohio home and NBA team. But that’s not LeBron.
His back-to-back NBA Championship wins in 2012 and ‘13 with the Heat only reasserted his desire to capture a championship with his hometown team. As his four-season contract with Miami was ending, he showed his unwavering love for his hometown—a short 45 minutes from the Cavaliers’ Quicken Loans Arena—and simultaneously signaled his intention to return by posting on his website, “[J]ust a kid from Akron, Ohio.” When LeBron James arrived home in August of 2014, a stadium of 30,000 embraced him with a hero’s welcome. The king is back.
20% of the purchase price of this item benefits the LeBron James Family Foundation, an Akron-based nonprofit positively impacting children and young adults through education and active-living initiatives.
The season that was nearly written off after the second game now lives as arguably the most memorable in the Buckeyes 125-year football history.
Coming in at number five in the 2014 AP preseason rankings and with a solid schedule, Ohio State was an early favorite to fill one of the four slots of the inaugural College Football Playoffs. But that all changed when your Buckeyes lost their starting quarterback before the season even kicked off. And a loss in week two to unranked Virginia Tech all but sealed their fate of missing out on the playoffs. Then momentum shifted. Your Buckeyes found their form and put together nine straight wins to steadily climb back up the rankings. Alas, during the final game of the regular season, another devastating blow: Ohio State’s second-string quarterback suffers a season-ending leg injury. Without flinching ahead the Big Ten Championship, Ohio State called on the next man up, a redshirt sophomore, and the team delivered a 59-0 rout to Wisconsin to send them into the playoffs as the fourth and final team. With the same playbook from the Big Ten Championship, your Buckeyes dominated #1 seed Alabama in the semis and #2 seed Oregon in the final to become the first Football Playoff National Champions, bringing their tally to eight national championships. Pay homage to the incredible comeback season, and gear up for the grind for nine. O-H!
Personifying their season-long slogan to reach higher while willing themselves past rivals time and again, your No. 3, 12-1 Michigan State Spartans are ready to continue their quest for college football superiority against their biggest challenge yet: the No. 2 Crimson Tide of Alabama in the 80th edition of the Cotton Bowl.
Whether it was delivering drubbings to Big Ten rivals Indiana and Penn State, or late-game heroics that devastated arch-nemesis Michigan and powerhouse Ohio State, or the remarkable 22-play touchdown drive against favored Iowa that sealed the school’s second Big Ten championship in three years, your Spartans have proven throughout the 2015 season, they will seize that W. Suit up in the only colors as Mark Dantonio leads the Spartan charge against former Michigan State head coach (and former superior) Nick Saban. It’s a beautiful day for College Football Playoffs!
Ohio comes from a Native American word meaning "great."
The wonderful world of Ohio provides pleasure wherever you seek it. Forest, fields, lakes, streams, and natural wonders abound. Amusement parks, racetracks, stadiums, theaters and music halls are plentiful!
The Cleveland Indians’ June 4th, 1974 Ten-Cent Beer Night promotion was a smashing success—if you’re strictly speaking about its ability to fill Cleveland Stadium. Everything else about the night lives in infamy.
The week before, the Tribe had taken on the Texas Rangers at Arlington Stadium during the Rangers’ Ten-Cent Beer Night, and a bench-clearing brawl in the bottom of the eighth caused Rangers fans to launch beer and food at the Tribe. When Rangers’ manager Billy Martin was questioned about going to Cleveland the following week and facing retribution, he remarked, Cleveland didn’t have “enough fans there to worry about” it. Mr. Martin had a rude awakening when he was greeted by more than 25,000 fans who were in the middle of consuming over 60,000 Genesee beers.
Early in the game Leron Lee drilled Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins in the stomach with a line drive, igniting the tanked crowd who cheered, “Hit him again! Hit him again! Harder!” With the Rangers up 5-1, the crowd was unrelenting and by the ninth inning—after the Tribe had tied the game at 5-5—a full-blown riot erupted. Fans stormed the field, pulled up the bases and threw everything from batteries to cherry bombs at the Rangers. In an act of MLB solidarity, the Indians team grabbed bats to protect the Rangers while the Cleveland Police Department called in the riot squad.
On the shores of Lake Erie stands the mythic land of the 216. With more than two centuries of tradition, the 216 stretches across 100+ square miles and is anchored by the one and only Cleveland. Home to the Browns, the Cavs, and the Indians; the Flats, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the West Side Market; the Plain Dealer, Key Tower, and NASA's Glenn Research Center—the only thing that outshines it all is the nation of diehards dedicated to continuing the rich heritage. Rep your eternal pride for the 216 in this super-soft staple.
Lorain out to Ashtabula, the land of 440 is where it’s at. From hitting the books at Oberlin College to the waters at Geneva on the Lake, word is spreading fast that the best action in Northeast Ohio is happening beyond the Sixth City’s limits. Whatever area code you’re in, rep the one that matters most with this super-soft favorite. Ain’t nobody do it like the 4-4-0 do it.
More than 2,000 legendary performances later, two final weekend dancing jamborees are on the horizon. If you’re anything like us, you’ve been preparing for the Fare Thee Well set of spectacles at Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium and Chicago’s Soldier Field by digging into your archive of live albums—we’ve been stuck on the sublime, sonic progression of “Morning Dew” during 1977’s Barton Hall show in Ithaca, New York.
Celebrate 50 years since the Grateful Dead’s Palo Alto beginnings in style with this instant-classic, tie-dye tee, and soak up every last second of one of the greatest bands ever. Fare thee well!
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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.
As one of only 10 charter members of the MLS, your Columbus Crew SC ushered in a new era of U.S. professional soccer, and ushered it in with a statement 4-0 win during their 1996 debut game against D.C. United. The auspicious start and your devotion to the Black and Gold led Columbus to build the first U.S. stadium designed specifically for soccer. And in their 20th season, your Crew SC not only returned to the MLS Cup for the first time since their 2008 massive win, they had the distinct honor of hosting it for the first time. Gear up for another season of shaking the stadium with the ultimate Black and Gold tee. Glory to Columbus!
Venture to Maine for the oldest national park in the East. Formerly known as the Rockefellers’ summer playground, Acadia National Park has 47,000 acres to explore and offers loads of wildlife to keep even the most restless traveler entertained.
And the highest peak on the eastern seaboard, Cadillac Mountain, yup, in Acadia. Looking to throw it back to the 1930s when John D. Rockefeller initially commissioned the miles of carriage roads? Tour the park on bike before stopping at the historic Jordan Pond House for the classic east coast snack of tea and popovers.
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.
Originally named Buchtel College in honor of the Universalist and wildly successful businessman John R. Buchtel who donated nearly half the estimated cost for the school’s construction, the college you love became the Municipal University of Akron in 1913 as the school’s trustees handed over all assets to the city. From then on, the college began expanding as rapidly as local businesses Goodrich, Goodyear and Firestone.
To keep up with the advancements in polymer engineering happening at Akron’s corporations, your university added its Rubber Technical Institute in 1942, which instantly became key for World War II support. Now known for the world’s first College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineer, Akron has 300-degree granting programs, more than 26,000 students and, of course, an athletic history of winning national championships. Pay homage to the Blue and Gold tradition and root your Zips on in this classic tee. All for you, and the Zippers too!
Rubber City’s largest institution of higher ed is the University of Akron, and we’re all for the Zips’ storied tradition, which dates back to 1870. Off the field, the university prides itself on its total STEM domination: your Zips are ranked number one in the nation when it comes to patents issued per research dollar spent.
And on the field: it’s total soccer domination. After going undefeated throughout the 2009 regular season but losing during PKs in the NCAA Division 1 Championship, your Zips threw it into another gear and in 2010 brought home the school’s first national championship—a standout title among the school’s multiple football and basketball conference titles. Rep your Blue and Gold pride in this Zip staple.
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!
Deron McBee—better known as Malibu—dished the gnarliest body blows contestants could imagine during the original 1989 season of “American Gladiators.” Trading a three-year stint on the professional racquetball circuit for a season of beatdowns in the Joust and Eliminator, Mr. Twisted Steel And Sex Appeal paved the way for future gladiators Thunder, Turbo, Ice and Elektra. And when he wasn’t flexing mondo moves in Powerball, he was soaking up cosmic rays at the beach and tending to his windswept mane. Pay homage to the Big ‘Bu with a far-out throwback as suhweet as his signature shades.
"He's American made He's got the red, white and blue runnin' through his veins He was born and raised in the U.S. of A. He's got to be inspected, he's U.S. grade If you mess with the flag, it's like a slap in his face He's got the stars and stripes runnin' through his veins He was born and raised the American way He wears the heart of country on his sleeve He'll fight for your freedom if you really believe He’s American made!"
Stand clear, the Angry Tomato is back and ready to strike. Gear up for another season of Buckeye glory with good ol’ Brutus, front and center, ready to fight the team across the field. From tailgating to the action inside “The ‘Shoe,” look the part. O-H!
No player tore up the field as systematically as 6’6”, 280-pound offensive tackle Anthony Muñoz. Selected by the Cincinnati Bengals as the third pick in the first round of the 1980 NFL Draft, Muñoz started 182 games of the 185 he played during his 13-season tenure in the NFL (the entirety as part of the Orange and Black).
Famous for his grueling workouts, the 11-time Pro Bowler led the Bengals to both of the franchise’s two Super Bowl appearances in 1981 and 1989. Off the field, Anthony Muñoz was honored with the Walter Payton Man of the Year award for the work of his charity the Anthony Muñoz Foundation, and in 1998, he became the first Bengal to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Pay homage to #78 with this super-soft throwback-inspired tee.
15% of proceeds from the tee benefit the Anthony Muñoz Foundation, a nonprofit empowering the lives of Greater Cincinnati youth through a scholarship fund and impact programs that emphasize the importance of education and physical fitness.
The only two-time Heisman winner, Archie Griffin dominated the gridiron during his 1972-75 tenure as running back at OSU. The Buckeye legend signed his name across the record books with 5,589 yards and 26 touchdowns while at Ohio State and set an NCAA running record with 100 or more yards in 31 consecutive regular-season games.
Griffin became the first to start in the Rose Bowl four times, and in 2014 he was announced the All-Century Player of the bowl game in 2014. And if you think he was just a force on the football field, take it from Buckeyes coach Woody Hayes, who famously said of Griffin, "He's a better young man than he is a football player, and he's the best football player I've ever seen." Pay homage to number 45 with this classic.
A portion of this shirt's proceeds benefits the Ohio State University Alumni Association scholarship endowment.
After Jim Lorimer’s great success organizing and leading the National Weightlifting Championships and Mr. America, he was the number one pick to run the 1970 Mr. World contest in Columbus. As a former FBI agent, Jim went out of his way to court the top six bodybuilders in the world, and during the process, he struck up a lasting friendship with one competitor in particular, an Austrian upstart Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The friends would begin promoting contests and events, and in 1989, Lorimer and Schwarzenegger founded the Arnold Classic. Now called the Arnold Sports Festival, the event has evolved into one of the largest fitness expos in the world. With nearly 50 events, including 12 Olympic sports, the festival annually welcomes more than 180,000 fitness buffs.
As the Cleveland Cavaliers no. 1 pick in the 1971 NBA Draft, and the overall draft no. 1, Notre Dame alum Austin Carr was tasked with turning around the NBA franchise during the team’s sophomoric season.
After suffering early injuries through his first few seasons, Carr led the Cavs to three consecutive playoff appearances from 1975-78, including the “Miracle of Richfield” and a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals against the Celtics. During his nine seasons with Cleveland, Carr netted more than 10,000 points, earning him the sacred honor only six other Cavaliers lay claim to: a retired jersey hanging in Quicken Loans Arena. Pay homage to no. 34.
Austrian-born Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger began weight training as a teenager, winning the Junior Mr. Europe contest at age 18, Mr. Universe at 20, and his first Mr. Olympia title at 23. The “Austrian Oak” is undoubtedly among the most important figures in the history of bodybuilding, captured forever on film in the 1977 doc Pumping Iron. After winning the 1980 Mr. Olympia competition (his seventh), the man referred to as “the most perfectly developed man in the history of the world” retired from competition, focusing his energies on careers first in Hollywood and later in politics.
The bellowing baritone of legendary Jim Nabors has brought tears to the eyes of even the most reticent Indy 500 spectator during his 42 years performing the pre-race traditional tune “Back Home Again in Indiana.”
As soon as the Purdue Marching Band strikes the song’s first chords, a silence envelops the crowd of the Indiana Motor Speedway and instantly you forget the sweltering temperatures and smell of exhaust while being transported to a sepia-toned world. And then Jim's richly textured, booming baritone rings the opening line, “Back home again in Indiana.” The performance might be less than two minutes, but its hypnotizing resonance makes it a timeless experience. Pay homage to the legend that made the Hoosier anthem one of the most memorable moments of race day with this commemorative, super-soft tee.
Load the backpack, pick the trail—we suggest Cliff Shelf Nature Trail or the more intense Saddle Pass Trail—and set out across the 240,000 acres of the otherworldly Badlands. From hulking cliffs to pristine prairies, this national park has surprises nested atop every height and stashed in each crevice. One landmark you can’t miss is The Wall, South Dakota’s 60-mile natural skyline of peaks and pinnacles sculpted by the elements. At the end of the day if you aren’t brushing dirt out of this super-soft tee, you haven’t dug in enough.
There’s a wide array of records you can pull from the 19-year career of Cincinnati native and Reds living-legend Barry Larkin. But how about looking at his 1995 banner season. Arguably the best shortstop in MLB history, Barry led the Reds to a Central Division title and trip to the National League Championship on the back of 66 RBIs, 51 stolen bases and a standout .319 batting average.
The National League took notice of his littered stat sheet, and, against the competition of Greg Maddux, Mike Piazza, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds, he was anointed MVP.
Pay homage to the Cincinnati Kid and 1995 National League MVP with this super-soft throwback.
You know it as the highlight of fall: The Game. The rest of the nation knows it as the greatest rivalry in football. And the 2015 edition of the epic Ohio State-*ichigan tradition, the 112th contest between the two, didn’t disappoint.
Led by head coach Urban Meyer, the Buckeyes dismantled the Wolverines 42-13 behind 369 rushing yards and 113 passing yards. The win finished an 11-1 regular season for the Buckeyes and marked the first time since 1934 when Francis Schmidt took the reigns of the program—the coach responsible for the Gold Pants tradition—that a new coach has gone undefeated in his first four games against That Team Up North. Here’s to your aversion to the letter M, colors Maize and Blue and anything having to do with That Team Up North. Suit up in a tee that goes great with Gold Pants. O-H!
Nothing speaks to Michigan State’s rich football tradition and the school’s six national titles more than the six-word phrase that kicks off every game at Spartan Stadium. With Spartan football history dating back to the early 1880s—well before the school was named Michigan State University—East Lansing has been cheering on the gridiron action for more than century.
And regardless of the weather—T-storms, hail, frigid temperatures, a combination of all three—right before kickoff, Spartan Stadium joins the game’s announcer in declaring, “It’s a beautiful day for football.” Gear up for another season of beautiful days and the pursuit for national title number seven with the ultimate game day tee.
If you’re talking Cleveland Browns highlights chances are you’re returning to the era of Bernie and his brigade of bone-bashing pro bowlers.
While immensely affable off the field, quarterback Bernie Kosar led a merciless charge. The sidearm gunslinger stepped on the gridiron in his 1985 rookie season—taking the reins after Gary Danielson went out to injury—and he took the team to postseason play five straight years. It was a franchise first since the AFL-NFL merger that saw the league swell to 26 teams in 1970. The Browns notched elite league numbers, and not just on the back of Kosar’s multiple seasons of more than 3,000 passing yards. A dynamite defense pressuring opponents into turnovers season after season complemented Kosar’s work on offense. Pay homage to the unforgettable era.
One of the most beloved Browns of all-time, quarterback Bernie Kosar made his desire to play for Cleveland known before being chosen in the 1985 supplemental draft. Famous for his sidearm throwing motion, he rose to greatness while Gary Danielson was out with injury during the 1985 season and locked up the starting quarterback slot in 1986 while throwing for 3,854 yards and completing a comeback win over the New York Jets in the divisional playoffs.
Though his reputation for accuracy and coolness under pressure stands out, Kosar may be most remembered for his legendary, on-the-spot overrule of coach Bill Belichick’s call during a 1993 game against the Broncos, designing a play “up in the dirt” that delivered a touchdown completion to Michael Jackson. The successful play ultimately cut short his stay in Cleveland, but that hasn’t stopped you from singing Bernie Bernie anytime “Louie Louie” comes on. Pay homage.
If you’re going down to FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday, be ready to drown out the opposition with the canine cries of the Dawg Pound. Famously vocal, your Cleveland Browns’ fan base is full of histrionics, including the late-eighties tradition of throwing milk bones at visiting teams—a practice that put the pound in the doghouse. While the antics of the Pound may be a bit tamer these days, what can’t be caged is their relentless passion for Browns’ football. Snag this tee and let them hear you howl from all the way down in Cincinnati.
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.
We’re throwing it back to the little league days on the diamond when you’d load the shredded good stuff in your mouth until you were drooling down your uniform. And we owe those good old memories to former Portland Mavericks pitcher Rob Nelson, who introduced the world to a tobacco alternative with the shredded bubble gum in 1980. 35 years and more than 750 million pouches later, we’re still having bubble gum fun!
Pay homage to the “fun gum that keeps your mouth from getting dry when the game is on the line” with this classic tee.
Buckeyes today don’t bleed the same colors as the Cincinnati Bengals—but they used to. Originally, The Ohio State University colors were orange and black, but because Princeton had already adopted the combination, Ohio’s flagship university convened a committee of three students in the spring of 1878—eight years after it was established—to select new university colors. The students chose scarlet and gray because they represented tradition, passion, honor and glory—err, that’s what you’ve brought to the colors.
The colors were initially chosen simply because “it was a pleasing combination...and had not been adopted by any other college," claimed committee member Alice Townshend Wing. Pay homage to the students who know a thing or two about choosing wisely with this super-soft tee.
All Steelers fans are well-informed that the city formerly known as Pittsburgh has longtime defense coordinator Dick LeBeau to thank for the newer moniker.
Behind the standout strength of linebackers Kevin Green and Greg Lloyd, LeBeau’s 3-4 zone-blitz relentlessly tore through NFL offenses and dominated the Steelers’ playbook during the mid-90s, leading to the team’s Super Bowl XXX win in 1995. Pay homage to the definitive Black and Gold era with this super-soft Sunday staple.
Born on Paul Brown’s back porch after his split from the Browns, the idea for a second professional football franchise in Ohio led the Cleveland coaching legend to meetings with the American Football League and Ohio Governor James Rhodes. The site of the second team: Cincinnati. As coach and general manager of the new franchise, Paul Brown named the team the Bengals, drawing on the city’s original AFL franchise name while incorporating his Massillon-Tigers roots.
For team colors, in an act of equal parts defiance and retribution for the Cleveland Browns fallout, he selected the same shade of orange and only replaced brown with black. And in 1968, the Bengals kicked off a new Cincinnati tradition. Whether you’re at Paul Brown Stadium or deep in the rival territories of the Browns, Steelers or even 49ers, rep your colors in this super-soft tee.
Ohio State’s fight song “Across the Field” was written in 1915 by student William A. Dougherty, Jr., 12 years after school song “Carmen Ohio.” While “Carmen Ohio” perfectly expresses the revere all Buckeyes have for their alma mater, Dougherty Jr. felt it didn’t embody the necessary notes to amp up the Scarlet and Gray before stomping the gridiron, thus he took it upon himself to write and add the now-classic “Across the Field” to the catalogue.
It’s proven so popular it’s been co-opted in differing forms by a range of schools. But despite its widespread riffs, the song remains a Buckeye original. Warm up your voice and get ready to bolster your Buckeyes across the field with this super-soft Scarlet and Gray classic.
Lights. Camera. Action: OHIO. From the birthplace of Thomas Edison to Cleveland pioneering the use of the traffic light, Ohio has been a guiding light for the future.
And though Edison may be most famous for the electric light bulb, in our media-saturated culture, perhaps the invention for which we’re most indebted to the man is his “kinetograph” or motion picture camera. Between Edison establishing Ohio’s early affinity with filmmaking and Cincinnati-born, mega-director/producer Steven Spielberg taking the art form into another stratosphere, we wouldn’t blame you for thinking of Ohio as, well, entertainment’s native home. And if we’re truly talking lights and entertainment, what can compete with night games on the gridiron? Suit up for all the action only Ohio can deliver.
Talk about auspicious beginnings—on Opening Day of the 1940 season, 22-year-old Indians fireballer Bob Feller threw the first of his three career no hitters, a 1-0 Tribe victory over the White Sox at Comiskey Park. It remains the only Opening Day no-hitter in major league history, and set the stage for a monster year for the righty, who finished 27-11 and led the league in wins, ERA (2.61) and strikeouts (261).
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.
Norman Julius Esiason was destined to dismantle the gridiron; before he’d even taken his first breath, he kicked up such a ruckus in the womb that his mother nicknamed him Boomer. The rest is Cincinnati history. Coached by Sam Wyche, Esiason led the 1984-1988 Bengals as quarterback, pioneering the “no huddle” offense and turning the squad into one no NFL team wanted to take on. During the Bengals 1988 run to the Super Bowl, Boom Time made it big time by capturing the NFL MVP award. So go deep, and bring Boom Time back with this super-soft throwback tee.
Netting upwards of $1 billion in quarters, the original 1993 arcade release of NBA Jam took the gaming world by storm. As the first-ever NBA-licensed coin-operated arcade game, NBA Jam featured mad dunks, outrageous rejections and three-point shots that were simply electrifying. Expressions from the game such as "He's heating up!", "He's on fire!" and "Boomshakalaka!" immediately entered our vernacular and will forever hold a cherished place in popular culture.
Netting upwards of $1 billion in quarters, the original 1993 arcade release of NBA Jam took the gaming world by storm. As the first-ever NBA-licensed coin-operated arcade game, NBA Jam featured mad dunks, outrageous rejections and three-point shots that were simply electrifying. Expressions from the game such as "He's heating up!", "He's on fire!" and "Boomshakalaka!" immediately entered our vernacular and will forever hold a cherished place in popular culture.
Whether you know him as Casper the Funky Ghost, Bootzilla, "the world's only rhinestone rockstar monster of a doll" or recognize his custom Space Bass guitar and iconic vocals, Bootsy Collins, born William Earl Collins, has been bringing the funk since the late 1960s when he started the Pacemakers—who became James Brown’s backing band in 1970. From then on, Bootsy stamped his signature style across the funk scene. In addition to fronting his own groups, including Bootsy’s Rubber Band, he worked with everyone from George Clinton in Parliament-Funkadelic to Deee-Lite and Zapp and Roger. Let the groove in and rep the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer with this instant-classic tee.
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.
While football festivities for most schools start at the tailgate on Saturday mornings, Freddies and Friedas such as yourselves know the gridiron game-day prep truly begins on Falcon Fridays. And with good reason. Winning the MAC 10 times, your Brown and Orange squad have been putting the power in powerhouse since their first conference title in 1956. Get ready for another season of action down at Doyt Perry Stadium, especially the Battle of I-75, and fly the Bowling Green flag with this iconic throwback. Ay Ziggy Zoomba Zoomba Ze, roll along you BG warriors!
Forget Gatorade. What drives Urban Meyer's Ohio State Buckeyes is "The Juice", that extra bit of energy needed to excel. Just like the famed Circle Drill, it's The Juice that separates the men from the boys, because "soft guys don't play."
Ohio State’s one and only mascot—and don’t forget, multi-sport, year-round athlete—debuted a half century ago at the Buckeyes’ 1965 Homecoming game against Minnesota.
Originally donning a cumbersome, homely, papier-mâché headpiece, Brutus has come a long way from his first Ohio Stadium appearance. As for the name, Buckeye Nation has alum Kerry Reed to thank, who proposed “Brutus” in the Union Department Store “Name the Buckeye” contest during Michigan week later in the season and who was handsomely rewarded for the moniker with a $50 gift certificate. Celebrate 50 years of Brutus with our quintessential super-soft ringer.
Because you still wake up at the crack of dawn on fall Saturdays for all The ‘Shoe action. Because you’re very familiar with the haul from Kennedy Commons to Lane Avenue. Because everywhere you go, you snap a picture spelling out O-H-I-O. Because the Wexner Center, Mirror Lake and the Oval. Because The Best Damn Band in the Land. Because you count Woody Hayes, Jim Tressel and Urban Meyer among your heroes. Because you can’t stand the colors Maize and Blue. Because you are a Buckeye. A Buckeye For Life.
In a tradition that dates back to 1934, each Ohio State football player who earns First-Team All-America honors also earns a place of honor in Buckeye Grove, near the southwestern corner of Ohio Stadium. In a ceremony held prior to the Spring Game, a buckeye tree is planted and a plaque installed for each All-American; since 1914, more than 125 Buckeyes have earned the distinction.
How powerful is this nation? More than a half-million powerful—out-numbering cities Atlanta, Miami and New Orleans.
Since Ohio State’s founding in 1870, the university has been building one of the largest, strongest and most devoted contingents of any school. And each year, more than 50,000 new students enroll to carry on the nation. At the game and across town, rep your Buckeye pride in this super-soft instant-classic. How firm thy friendship...OHIO!
If a soccer match is played and the stadium is empty, did it really happen? After more than 68 straight sold out matches, you and your Portland Timbers don’t look like you’ll ever have to confront that riddle.
Timbers’ storied soccer tradition dates back to 1975, and with Portland awarded an MLS team in 2009, it only made sense for Rose City to usher in the new professional soccer era as the Timbers. While the club’s first two seasons in 2011 and 2012 were spent building a roster and finding chemistry, 2013 provided the breakout season. Your Green and Gold won their regular season conference for the first time, anchored by the megastar midfielder you love. But that was small potatoes to 2015, when, for the franchise's first time, the season-long journey finished with ultimate glory: the MLS Cup title. Hail, Portland Timbers!
Looking to become the newest member of hallowed Bushwood Country Club? Consider yourself at home among the acres of finely manicured Kentucky Bluegrass-Featherbed Bent-Northern California Sensemilia hybrid, thanks to our expert groundskeeper Carl Spackler (Bill Murray). Afraid of fitting in? Don’t be. From outsized personalities like Mr. Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield) to more conservative members like Judge Smails (Ted Knight), everyone is at home at Bushwood CC.
So whether you’re more snob than slob or just looking to pay homage to 1980’s “Caddyshack”—otherwise known as the greatest golf comedy of all time—Bushwood is happy to have you as one of its loyal members. And if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of our course’s friendly gophers. For more information, inquire within.
Ever since a chilly February in 2000 when Blue, an English Bulldog, debuted at a home Butler basketball game, the university has been one of the few in the nation with a live official mascot. The Bulldog tradition dates back to 1919 when one campus fraternity’s bulldog, Shimmy, inspired the school’s newspaper to develop a cartoon of a bulldog tearing the pants of Butler’s heated rival. After two previous Blue mascots, Blue III—“Trip” for short—was anointed the prestigious position in May of 2013, and he has a history for going hard, especially during basketball season.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere—as in the improvisation during the filming of the iconic comedy with balls. Much of Harold Ramis’ 1980 directorial debut, “Caddyshack,” was ad libbed, so much so actor Ted Knight (Judge Smails) became incensed. Incredibly, Bill Murray didn’t have a single written word in the script, and while the filming for the movie took place over 11 weeks, the entirety of his scenes were shot in six days, being called away from his duties on “Saturday Night Live.”
All the improv dramatically reshaped the film, and as result, characters played by Rodney Dangerfield, Chevy Chase and Bill Murray (Al Czervik, Ty Webb and Carl Spackler) took on much larger roles. Now more than 30 years later, the film ranks as one of the funniest sports films of all time—if not the funniest film across any genre—and, with the endless one-liners, it’s no wonder. Pay homage.
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!
From Robbie Rogers to Jason Collins and Michael Sam, in recent years high-profile LGBTQ professional athletes have boldly broken down barriers and announced authenticity wins out. At HOMAGE, we believe uniqueness unites us. Let’s celebrate the individuality of teammates and opponents alike and promote equality and acceptance across all arenas of sport and life. Together, let’s change the game.
A portion of proceeds benefits Family Pride Network, a nonprofit that provides a community and resources to connect, support and educate LGBT families and prospective parents within the state of Ohio.
It’s once again that time of the year to regale one another with the holy story of Chanukah. Gather round for the legend of how the mighty, mighty Maccabees victoriously rebelled against Antiochus IV and saved the (2nd) Temple from utter ruin some 2180 odd years ago. How that miniscule amount of oil for the menorah miraculously managed to last the eight days necessary to make more. And, of course, how it all inspired a Mr. Adam Sandler to record one of the greatest holiday songs in the history of holiday songs.
Dust off those dreidel-spinning skills, circle up with the cousins, and unleash an epic run of gimmels until your stash of gelt towers over the rest of the table. Then feast on a winner’s portion of latkes and apple sauce. Ahh, the Festival of Lights, eight crazy nights of so much funukah!
In 1988, Cincinnati Reds third baseman Buddy Bell began the season on the bench due to injury, and the Reds turned to their 2nd round draft choice from five years earlier, Chris Sabo. The former hockey player was brought up from the minors, and immediately delivered, batting a .271 average, stealing 46 bases and winning the National League Rookie of the Year award. Then-manager Pete Rose nicknamed Sabo “Spuds” after the bull terrier Spuds MacKenzie from popular Bud Light ads.
A portion of this shirt's proceeds benefits the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum.
We got a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. The ultimate Christmas comedy, complete with countless catastrophes, 1989’s “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” proves once again no family can surmount explosive setbacks and bond quite like the Griswolds.
Clark, Ellen, Audrey and Rusty return along with Catherine and Eddie Johnson in part three of the vacation film series, and it wouldn’t be a Griswold Christmas without a pseudo kidnapping, SWAT team appearance, and the ignition of a Santa-and-sleigh replica—oh, and being the cause of a city-wide power outage. Get ready to have the HAP, HAP, HAPPIEST Christmas since Bing Crosby tap danced—we’ll let you finish everyone’s favorite line from the film. Pay homage.
Throw it back to the years UC’s Bearcat showed off his fearsome fangs and Cincy began its tenure of tearing up the hardwood. Building on the school’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1958, Cincinnati started a streak of five straight runs to the Final Four or better in 1959, becoming the first school to do so. The last three years of the streak, the school won back-to-back championships in 1961 and 1962 and followed those up with a run to the final in 1963. Pay homage.
Since 1990, minor league hockey has thrived in the Queen City thanks to the Cincinnati Cyclones. In 21 seasons of both IHL and ECHL play, the Cyclones franchises have combined to win two Kelly Cups (ECHL championship—2008 and 2010), three conference championships (’08, ’10, and ’14), and four division titles (’96, ’08, ’09, ’13).
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.
What began as a couple of cabins housing 11 families, more than two centuries later, has swelled into the third largest city in Ohio. In 1788, Israel Ludlow, Mattias Denman and Robert Patterson banded together to buy 800-acres of the Northwest Territory from seller John Cleves Symmes and settled the tract of land where the Ohio and Licking Rivers meet.
Originally named Losantiville by surveyor John Filson, who purchased a third of the 800 acres, the village was renamed Cincinnati in 1790 by Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Northwest Territory. Since then, Cincinnati has stuck, but not without a fair share of nicknames, from the Queen City to Porkopolis.
Looking to travel to Rome, but can't swing a transatlantic trip? May we suggest the Rome of the Midwest? Scenically, just like Rome, Cincinnati is encircled by seven hills, Mount Adams to Fairview Heights.
In terms of Roman roots, while Rome’s name derives from the ancient myth of Romulus, “Cincinnati” comes by way of Roman legend Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus. And as Rome’s iconic Trevi Fountain celebrates a treasured Roman aqueduct, Cincinnati’s symbolic center and most-visited landmark, the Genius of Water (also known as the Tyler Davidson Fountain), honors the riches the Ohio River has bestowed upon the city. We’d argue with such undeniable similarities, the two metropolises are practically the same—except for three major differences. The Rome of the Midwest has the Great American Ball Park, Paul Brown Stadium and King’s Island, making it hands-down a bigger draw than its European doppelgänger.
Gear up for a vacation of a lifetime with this super-soft, classic tee.
The early years of Cincinnati professional baseball were as robust and capricious as the Industrial Revolution America was involved in at the time. The city’s first professional team, the Red Stockings, was also the first entirely professional baseball team in the nation. The Stockings established a rich baseball legacy for Cincinnati with their undefeated 1869 debut season, which remains the only undefeated season in professional baseball history. However, the promising start didn't keep the team together, as two years later the majority of the roster transferred to Boston’s Red Stockings.
With the inception of the National League in 1876, Cincinnati fielded another iteration of the Red Stockings—then known as the Cincinnati Red Stockings—and became a charter member of the league. Yet four years later when the team president rejected a league pledge to keep ballparks closed on Sundays and ban beer, Cincinnati was thrown out of the league. To spite the National League, the very next year Cincinnati joined new, rival league, American Association, where it would play for nine seasons and win the 1882 league pennant before rejoining the National League for good.
Constructed in 1871 and commissioned by hardware tycoon Henry Probasco as a memorial to his late brother-in-law and business partner Tyler Davidson, The Genius of Water (also known as the Tyler Davidson Fountain) rises 43 feet in the air and anchors Fountain Square, Cincinnati’s emblematic center. The can’t-miss landmark of Queen City was inspired by the grandiose European fountains but broke with tradition to celebrate humankind and all its glory instead of enshrining figures from mythology.
Head to 5th and Vine and check out the twice-renovated square, now one of the city’s hot spots with year-round events and some of Cincy’s best food.
65 years ago, the Cleveland Browns experienced a Christmas Eve miracle when they won their first of four NFL Championships and fifth of eight league championships in what was then referred to as “the greatest gridiron spectacle in Cleveland history.”
Taking on the Los Angeles Rams, a team once beloved by Cleveland before they departed the city, the Browns were down 27-28 with less than 30 seconds left in the championship game. Kicker Lou Groza entered the game, and as the clock counted down to the 20-second mark, 29,751 of the finest Clevelanders witnessed Groza nail a 16-yard field goal, finishing off 10 unanswered points for Cleveland, and, oh yeah, the win. Shortly thereafter the stands emptied onto the field, and Groza, as well as the rest of the Browns, were enveloped in the overflowing love only Believelanders can understand. Pay homage.
Falsely touted as the mistake on the lake by those envious of The Land’s riches, Cleveland is, in fact, the answer to where you want to be.
From the glory and luster of being the nation’s steel mill center, shipping hub, and fifth most populous city in the early 20th century, to its current, revitalized reputation as a foodie’s paradise, brewery haven, and international healthcare hotspot, there are plenty of highlights to hit on. Like eight-time league champs, the Browns or two-time World Series winners, the Indians. And of course, there’s King James, who returned to lead the Cavs to the 2015 NBA Finals in their greatest season. Forget mistake, try marvel.
Cleveland’s rich professional baseball history dates back to 1869 when the 'Land’s Forest Citys took on the nation’s first entirely professional team, Cincinnati’s Red Stockings. Forest Citys promptly joined the first professional league—the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players (NA)—when it was founded in 1871 but would sadly play just two seasons before the team dissolved.
By 1879, the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs (NL) had already overtaken the NA, and Cleveland was ready to return to pro ball, joining the NL as the Forest Citys but changing their name to the Blues in 1882. Cleveland’s initial stay in the league may have been short at just six years, but they returned in 1889 to take the league by storm.
Cleveland's powerhouse years in the NL began in 1892, lighting up their new League Stadium as the Spiders. Anchored by Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young, the Spiders made the Temple Cup—the NL’s version of today’s World Series—three times by 1896 and took the title in ‘95, some 20 years before the birth of the team we now know and love: the Cleveland Indians.
There’s a reason why Clevelanders have an ingrained aversion to referees—more so than nearly all other NFL fan bases. For starters, see December 16, 2001, otherwise known as BottleGate.
Needing a win against the Jackson Jaguars in order to keep hope alive for a postseason, Cleveland was down 15-10 with only 1:08 left on the clock. And at fourth and two, the Browns had no choice to go for it. Quarterback Tim Couch lined up and delivered what appeared to be a three-yard reception to receiver Quincy Morgan, giving Cleveland the crucial first down. Initially ruled a completed pass, referee Terry McAulay attempted to call for a review, but Couch had already gotten to the line for the next play and spiked the ball to make it second down—thus, under NFL rules, preventing the referees from revisiting the catch, now two plays in the past.
Regardless of guidelines and to Cleveland’s dismay, McAulay reviewed the play and ruled it an incomplete pass, and with it, came a Cleveland turnover, which all but sealed a Jaguars’ win. The officiating, some of the worst in NFL history, incited pure pandemonium. The Dawg Pound responded by launching a tsunami of empty bottles and trash onto the field, and the hailstorm of debris forced the teams to evacuate. McAulay called the game, but 20 minutes later, the NFL commissioner rang up the locker rooms and informed the teams the game had to be played out. Terrified to take the field, the Jaguars ended up running out the clock for the win and cementing one of the most infamous endings to any NFL game.
The most dominant professional team to ever reign in Cleveland is one often forgotten: the Cleveland Crunch, which advanced to league championships in seven of 10 seasons between 1990 and 2000, winning thrice.
Founded in 1989 as part of the Major Soccer League following the folding of the Cleveland Force in 1988, the Crunch kicked off their dominating 10-year run only after acquiring Zoran Karic. With forward Zoran Karic uniting with fellow forward and Cleveland standout Hector Marinaro, the elite scoring maestros served opponents with utter madness. The dynamic duo tore through the Major Soccer League and National Professional Soccer League, racking up goals and MVP accolades along with carrying Cleveland to championship glory in 1994, the first title in 30 years for any professional Cleveland team. The two went on to lead the Crunch to two more titles and secure dynasty status. Pay homage.
Perhaps no fan base in football is more loyal than that of the Browns—since the franchise won the league championship in its first NFL season (1950) and followed it with three more in '54, '55, and '64, the Browns are one of only four teams that have yet to make it to a title game in the Super Bowl era. Browns fans have suffered through "The Pass," "The Catch," and "The Fumble," but their loyalty never wavers; if anything, their resolve is bolstered. Ask any Browns backer and they'll tell you straight—if you ain't a Cleveland fan, you ain't shit.
Just before the turn of the 19th century, surveyors of the Connecticut Land company laid out the state’s Western Reserve into townships, with a capital city named after its leader, General Moses Cleaveland. Today, with the Browns, the Cavs, and the Indians; the Flats, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the West Side Market; The Plain Dealer, Key Tower, and NASA's Glenn Research Center—Cleveland is the city.
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.
While the Connecticut Land Company’s head surveyor of its Western Reserve land mass, Moses Cleaveland founded what would become his namesake city—though, without Lorenzo Carter, the now-82 square miles of northeast Ohio would be a far cry from what it is.
The literal trailblazer, Carter, kissed his mother goodbye at age 18 and charted his own path, which, in 1797, led him to purchasing two acres of land in the newly established Cleaveland (now without the a). The first permanent resident of the land, Carter, along with his wife Rebecca and sons Alonzo and Henry, survived countless setbacks to develop a cluster of cabins, strong bond with local Native Americans and eventually a trade channel along the Cuyahoga River. From creating the first boat in the area to the only community tavern, Carter was credited with the survival of the settlement, which swelled during his time. Pay homage.
Short-lived but with no shortage of success, the Cleveland Pipers stirred up basketball fever throughout the long winters of Northeast Ohio during the 1950s and went on to win the only championship of the American Basketball League—the league responsible for the inception of the three-pointer.
Precursor to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Pipers joined the American Basketball League (ABL) in 1961 under George Steinbrenner—yes, of New York Yankees fame, that Steinbrenner. Famous for his mercurial management moves such as mid-game player trades, Steinbrenner whetted his appetite for success in his first foray into sports-team ownership. And after weathering a midseason coaching change from John McLendon, the first African American professional basketball coach, to Bill Sharman, the Pipers stormed to and through the playoffs, beating the San Francisco Saints and New York Tapers in back-to-back nights to advance to the ABL finals. Cleveland’s season looked all but certain to end on a sour note, having fallen behind 0-2 in games to Kansas City Steers in the finals. However, three straight wins reversed the fortune and the Pipers won the first and only American Basketball League title. Pay homage.
Nothing may compare to a ball park frank, but adding Cleveland’s own Bertman Ball Park Mustard gets as close as you can to the stadium favorites. Joseph Bertman formulated his secret recipe in a garage in the Sixth City almost a hundred years ago, and it hasn’t changed much since then.
Vinegar, brown mustard seed, spices, and a heavy dose of down-home Ohio know-how are packed into each container. Pay homage to the famous spicy goodness that makes you feel like you’re in the middle of the Indians action even if you’re not down at Progressive Field.
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 home of the Browns in this super-soft tee.
"Club Trillion is an exclusive club founded in 2007 by three very handsome and very financially well-off Ohio State basketball players--Kyle Madsen (#15), Danny Peters (#13), and myself.
We named ourselves "Club Trillion" because, as athletically limited white folk, we found ourselves riding the bench for the Buckeyes. When the time came for us to get in, there would usually only be 1 minute remaining in the game, and after sitting down for 39 minutes, we really had no interest in trying to be all that productive.
So we devised the plan of trying to get the "trillion", which occurs when we play 1 minute and do absolutely nothing that would appear in the box score, thus making our stat line say 1 minute played followed by a bunch of zeroes.
I know what you are saying to yourself right now. You are saying, 'That is side-splittingly hilarious. These guys are probably just a comical party waiting to happen...
If the altitude in Commerce City doesn’t get you, the outrageous play on the pitch will. As one of the 10 charter members of MLS, your Colorado Rapids tested your patience in their 1996 debut season only to begin a trend of taking your breath away by advancing to the 1997 MLS Cup final. And while it took 13 years after their initial appearance in the final, your Burgundy and Blue captured the MLS Cup in 2010. With some of the league’s best players through the years, your club has made the beautiful game that much more, well, beautiful. Gear up as the Rapids make a mid-season charge with this classic fan tee. Glory, glory, Colorado!
Columbus 'til I die Columbus 'til I die I know I am, I swear I am Columbus 'til I die!
"The Crew Supporters Union is a group of passionately dedicated fans striving to foster the growth and enjoyment of the beautiful game and a love of our city. Are you 'Columbus 'Til I Die'?" Join the cause!
The Columbus Chill began play in 1991 as an expansion franchise in the East Coast Hockey League. It would take the team two seasons to reach the playoffs, doing so in 1994 under coach Terry Ruskowski. The Chill would go on to win two conference championships and make the playoffs for five of the eight seasons. In 1999, the team left Columbus becoming the Reading Royals.
Cruise 26.2 miles of the Midwest’s best terrain in perfect, crisp, fall weather. Now held every October and raising millions for charities located in the Greater Columbus area, the event has hosted more than 250,000 runners over its 35-year history. And the course’s cloverleaf design allows spectators to catch up with their favorite pavement-pounders throughout the entire race. For those pushing their personal bests, it doesn’t get better than a quick run through Ohio Stadium midway through the race.
Suit up to shatter your expectations while catching Discovery City landmarks along the way.
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!
Welcome to the heart of Ohio Country, the name originating from the French, who first colonized what became Columbus. The much-coveted land central to northern fur trade in the 18th century ignited endless rows—including the French and Indian War.
Eventually in 1797, the late, great Lucas Sullivant, ever the frontiersman, twice settled the land along the Olentangy and Scioto Rivers, surviving a havoc-wreaking flood to found Franklinton, Ohio, and the roots of Columbus was born. Now home to the NHL Blue Jackets, MLS Crew SC and the Ohio State Buckeyes, the tireless, fighting spirit continues down at Nationwide Arena, MAPFRE Stadium and “The ‘Shoe.” From German Village to Clintonville, Pay homage.
As avid Columbus hockey fans, we’re sure you know all about the Blue Jackets and the Chill, but do you remember the Columbus Owls? After the Columbus Golden Seals struggled to fulfill expectations in the International Hockey League, investment broker Al Savill purchased the franchise, restructured it, and renamed the team the Columbus Owls. From 1973 to ‘77, the Owls shredded the ice, and in only their second season, they compiled our city's best hockey record to that point.
Show your Columbus hockey pride in this retro, super-soft Owls’ tee, which features the original team artwork. Go Owls!
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.
What started out in 2006 as a cohort of 30-some devout fans today has grown into a legion of more than 800. Focused on promoting the Columbus Crew SC while also giving back through community outreach, the Crew Supporters Union has become one of the premiere MLS support organizations. With a new club crest for the 20th Columbus Crew SC season, gear up for all the action at MAPFRE with this tee. Columbus 'til I die!
Since 2000, the Cincinnati Bengals have played their home games in Paul Brown Stadium, colloquially known as “The Jungle.” The nickname references both the natural habitat of the team’s namesake the Bengal tiger, but also VH1’s Greatest Hard Rock Song of All Time, Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle.”
Before becoming the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan and Bill Kreutzmann debuted as the Warlocks on Wednesday, May 5th, 1965 at Magoo’s Pizza Parlor in Menlo Park, California.
The lineup also featured bassist Dana Morgan Jr., the son of local music storeowner Dana Morgan, who lent the band the instruments for the gig. While their opening outing didn’t draw a large audience—Garcia himself remembers the band outnumbering patrons—crowds steadily grew through their month’s weekly Wednesday performances until they overfilled Magoo’s and ventured to a new venue. And by the end of the month, the group decided Dana didn’t possess the goods necessary and brought in Phil Lesh to replace him, completing the Grateful Dead’s original lineup. The rest is music history. Pay homage.
HOMAGE has partnered with the Pop Culture Kings at Ripple Junction to celebrate good times through clothing. Our unique collab is focused on fun, rooted in Ohio, and made in the USA.
On Saturday, March 22, 2014, two days after toppling in-state powerhouse Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament, the Dayton Flyers edged the Syracuse Orangemen 55-53 in a David v. Goliath matchup that sent the Flyers to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 30 years!
Alright, alright, alright… Enshrined in the annals of cinema as the high school film all others are measured against, Richard Linklater’s 70s-set cult classic “Dazed and Confused” riotously captures the wicked extracurricular rites of Lee High School’s student body. And, straight from the mouth of Lee alum David Wooderson (played by scene-stealer Matthew McConaughey) came the mantra of the movie and the times: “You just gotta keep livin', man, L-I-V-I-N.”
Embrace the right-on words of Wooderson and pay homage to the 1993 cinematic spectacle with this tie-dye solid.
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.
A tee to hike your pants up and snap your suspenders for! Debuting in 1989 and running for nine seasons, the TGIF staple and “Perfect Strangers” spinoff, “Family Matters” had us sympathizing with the Winslow family over the hopeless ordeals of nerdtastic, next-door neighbor Steve Urkel (Jaleel White). But the man head over heels for Laura Winslow quickly fell into America’s hearts with his earnestness and overwhelming book smarts—and, of course, his hapless lack of street smarts. Pay homage to the show responsible for one of the most iconic characters in sitcom history.
Carrying a college basketball nickname of “The Human Highlight Film” for his show-stopping dunks and all-around scoring ability, Dominique Wilkins took the NBA by storm when he entered in 1982.
In what Dominique regards as his greatest league memory, on May 22, 1988, six seasons into his tenure with the Atlanta Hawks, he found himself in a head-to-head battle with Larry Bird during the pivotal seventh game of the Hawks-Celtics Eastern Conference Semifinals. Wilkins lit up the floor, going a ridiculous 19 of 23 from the field as he and Bird engaged in a one-upmanship for the record books. Going down to the wire, Wilkins posted 16 of his 47 points in the final quarter but was edged by Bird’s 20, which carried the Celtics to a 118-116 win in what many consider to be the most compelling NBA playoff game in history. Dominique would go on to become the Hawks all-time leading scorer and number 12 on the NBA’s list of career scoring leaders after a 16-year career in the league.
Pay homage to the nine-time NBA All-Star and 2006 inductee to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with this classic, super-soft tee.
We done did it again! On April 16th, 2015 the latest chapter in the “dos a cero” tradition occurred when the United States completed another 2-0 victory over archrival Mexico. Starter Jordan Morris and substitute Juan Agudelo knocked in second-half goals in front of nearly 65,000 screaming fans at the Alamodome. While a World Cup qualification wasn’t on the line, nothing can diminish the additional bragging rights and excitement. Grab the tee and celebrate another tally in the Yanks' column!
Few ballplayers have been quicker or tougher than Reds outfielder Eric Davis—or as we know him, 44 Magnum. From stealing bases to denying otherwise homers, Eric’s lightning speed made him a five-tool player and a fixture on the highlight reel ever since he joined the big leagues at age 21 in 1984.
We still watch the wild catch he made in game four of the 1990 World Series when Cincy finished their sweep of Oakland. And though he wasn’t with the Reds at the time, his performance during the 1997 season, playing while undergoing treatment for colon cancer, stands as one of the bravest, astounding achievements in sport.
Pay homage to the three-time Gold Glove winner with a tee as flashy as his play.
ESPN Films' unprecedented documentary series “30 for 30” began as a commemoration of the network’s 30th anniversary. Airing from October 2009 to December 2010, the initial 30 stories in the series chronicle the issues, trends, people, teams and events that transformed the sports landscape since ESPN’s founding in 1979. Whether iconic or infamous, long-lasting or short-lived, each story is investigated by a variety of the film industry’s finest storytellers.
Inspired by the tremendous popularity of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning 30 for 30 series, ESPN is continuing the series with an all-new season. Pay homage to the network and stories that capture sport’s unpredictable, unbelievable and always unforgettable qualities.
Every sleepover after we watched Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” our flashlights were stuck to our fingertips, pretending. We’ve never thought of Reese’s Pieces the same. And now, more than 30 years later, we still imagine taking flight whenever we jump on a bike. While E.T. phoned home and snagged a lift back to his faraway world, our imaginary best bud made such an indelible impression on us we had to make this cinematic throwback! Pay homage.
He may have played bass for George Clinton on tracks like “Mothership Connection” and “Flash Light,” but from your Bengals fan’s perspective, Bootsy Collins’ greatest accomplishment is penning the 2005 funk-rap classic “Fear Da Tiger.” Meant to rouse all Cincy faithfuls, this little ditty’s got ‘tude to spare, with Bengals players themselves providing backup vocals. So dust off those platform boots, grab the keys to the mothership and prepare for a funktastic journey to the Jungle in this game-day staple.
Life moves pretty fast—so fast, in fact, we can’t believe it’s been nearly 30 years since writer/director John Hughes introduced us to our close personal friend and the common denominator between the sportos, motorheads, geeks and dweebies: Ferris Bueller. With enough one-liners to fill a new book of proverbs and a chase scene to rival any “COPS” episode, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is a master class on making the most of a sick day.
Pay homage to the 1986 classic and carpe diem in this cinematic throwback.
Because the commercial and religious aspects of Christmas have officially become overbearing and because tinsel is distracting: Break out your unadorned, aluminum pole. It’s time for Festivus.
Of course, the zeitgeisty sitcom “Seinfeld,” responsible for gifting us terms “close talker,” “mimbo” and “yada yada,” would also gift us the parody holiday of all parody holidays. Invented by George Costanza’s father, Frank, after he was unable to score his son the doll he so wanted, Festivus celebrates all the angst associated with the holiday season. Join the rest of us for Festivus and honor the seasonal tradition of airing your grievances and listing all the ways your family has disappointed you. And don’t forget to train for the Feats of Strength. Happy Festivus!
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!
Your Houston Dynamo have lived up to their name and then some. After relocating from San Jose in 2005, the Orange blazed a new beginning and rewrote the history books with back-to-back MLS Cups in their first two season (2006, 2007), a record no other expansion club has been able to post. Consistently the strongest club in their conference, your Dynamo have backed up their auspicious beginning by winning their conference another two times to return to the MLS Cup final in 2011 and 2012.
As one of the more than 70,000 that came out to watch them take on LA Galaxy on August 9, 2006 in their debut season, we know you’ve been by their side all along. Stand out at the stadium in this, the ultimate Dynamo tee. Live the colors.
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!
No TV family brought the wholesome funny while getting you right in your feelers more than the Tanner family. For eight seasons beginning in 1987, “Full House” had us fighting over space on the couch as we tried to catch the latest dilemmas and hijinks of the Tanners, plus Danny’s brother-in-law Jesse and his wife Rebecca Katsopolis. And who can forget family friend Joey Gladstone? But out of the whole crew, no one stole the show quite like the youngest Tanner, Michelle.
With a precocious cuteness and catchphrases like “You got it, dude,” “Aww nuts,” and “You’re in big trouble, mister,” Michelle became America’s favorite youngster and propelled the show to smash-status on TGIF. Pay homage to the show-stealer with this throwback favorite.
The opposite of every guy you’ve ever met. Inventor of the “it’s-not-you-it’s-me” routine. The self-proclaimed, “short, bald guy with glasses.” Inspired by co-creator of “Seinfeld” Larry David, and played by comedian Jason Alexander, George Costanza took on the world and shared his shortcomings with only the “slow-witted” snark of a man who could at once fulfill the big shoes of bra salesman and hand model. Pay homage to one of the greatest TV characters of all time on the greatest sitcom ever.
Manchester City has “Blue Moon," fans at Stamford Bridge sing “We Love You Chelsea," and the Columbus Crew has...Twisted Sister! Sung to the tune of the 1984 hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” the Crew Union serenades its team with “Glory to Columbus!” Give glory. Pay homage.
Before basketball season, comes the time-honored traditions and sacred art of Kentucky football tailgating. Beyond the barbecues, games of cornhole and beverages between, one game-day event stands out among all others: the Cat Walk.
Line the streets and greet your gridiron warriors two hours before each home game as they make the ceremonial walk from the Nutter Field House to Commonwealth Stadium. And, if afforded the rare opportunity of a primetime game, always take up the daily double: a day at Keeneland race track and a night at Commonwealth Stadium. Gear up for a big season, Wildcats. Hail Kentucky!
Golden Flashes football kicked off October 30th, 1920, but when Trevor Rees took the reins as head coach in 1946, the team really began making headlines. Rees coached for 18 seasons, and during his time, Kent joined the Mid-American Conference (1951), made its first bowl appearance in the Refrigerator Bowl (1954) and posted thirteen winning seasons.
In 1972, three years after the team’s current home, Dix Stadium, was finished, the Golden Flashes had their most successful season, winning the MAC Conference title and advancing to the Tangerine Bowl. Much of the success came on the backs of Nick Saban—yes, that Crimson Tide Nick Saban—and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jack Lambert. Don the Blue and Gold with this instant-classic and gear up for another action-packed season at Dix Stadium. Fight on, Flashes!
Beware, you’re in for a scare! No school-sanctioned S.ilent S.ustained R.eading session was complete without a book from Goosebumps, the legendary young adult horror series debuting in 1992.
The 62-book original series was the brainchild of prolific author R.L. Stine and became an instant hit, spawning countless follow-up book series, TV shows and a movie. Stine’s secret for selling more than 350 million copies? Appealing to girls and boys alike by featuring main characters from both genders. Of course, there’s the fact that he constantly terrifies yet makes us laugh all while subverting our expectations with the craziest plot twists. He also strictly adheres to three parameters: No one ever dies during the course of a book. All ghosts generated by character deaths must come into existence before the book’s opening. Finally, no book features “serious” problems. Pay homage.
San Francisco Bay Area, 1960s: the coordinates mark America’s counterculture revolution and the birth of legendary music group the Grateful Dead.
The long-celebrated, fertile land of California provided the inspiration for a rich alchemy of reggae, rock, folk, bluegrass and jazz, which would meld into the Grateful Dead’s signature psychedelic sound. And no two crossroads were more potent or formative than those of San Francisco’s Haight and Ashbury, the local haunt for the band that got its start at Magoo’s Pizza Parlor in Menlo Park, California. Celebrate 50 years of magical transcendence and the band’s 2,318 concerts, a feat causing the “Guinness Book of World Records” in 1998 to bestow the honor of “most rock concerts ever performed.”
HOMAGE has partnered with the Pop Culture Kings at Ripple Junction to celebrate good times through clothing. Our unique collab is focused on fun, rooted in Ohio, and made in the USA.
Whether you’re rounding out month two on the grueling Appalachian Mountain trail or passing through on your way home from a day of glitter and guitars at Dollywood down the street, just about everyone makes it to the Great Smoky Mountains, America’s most popular national park. From the peak at Clingmans Dome to the cool rainy valleys of the Tuckasegee River, the Smokies will give you visions of America’s forested past. Pay homage to the more than 500,000 acres and 10,000 species of wildlife with our super-soft stunner of a tee.
Sunday, April 25th, 1976 marked the third and final game of a weekend series between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers. The game would take on greater significance than breaking the series tie when in the bottom of the fourth two protesters raced onto the field of Dodgers Stadium, spread out the American flag and immediately began drenching it in lighter fluid. Cubs center fielder, Rick Monday, playing in his 11th major league season and fifth as a Cub, noticed the two, and before either could get a match to spark the flag, he swooped in, seized it, and carried it to safety in what instantly became the greatest play in baseball history.
After the game, Monday remarked, "If you're going to burn the flag, don't do it around me. I've been to too many veterans' hospitals and seen too many broken bodies of guys who tried to protect it.”
Pay homage to the greatest play in baseball with this commemorative tee, featuring James Roark’s iconic photograph of the save.
Guided By Voices had seemingly limitless incarnations, from lo-fi to mid-fi, and glam rock among others.
While a cast of band members rotated, lead singer Robert Pollard remained front-and-center, anchoring GBV until the group disbanded for a final time in 2014. Dayton, Ohio’s favorite rock sons came together in 1983 and stayed locally indie for almost a decade, not signing with a label until 1994 when they gained some mainstream success with their album Bee Thousand. Over the years, Pollard has been credited with more than 1,600 songs, making him one of his generation's most prolific creators, and Paste magazine recognized him as one of the top 100 greatest living songwriters. Get ready to rock with one of Gem City’s favorites in this classic tee. Pay homage.
Did you know that East Toledoan Tony Packo's hot dog sauce has been in outer space aboard the space shuttle Columbia? Did you know Toledo’s minor league Mud Hens’ history dates back before the turn of the century? And, did you know the city is “The Glass Capital of the World”?
From the first tune that had us busting a move to the concert that awakened our awe for the world, music has marked our most defining memories. Pay homage to the right chords arranged just so. To the songs that define an era, create a movement, and bring us together. To the universal language.
HOMAGE pledges allegiance to those who came before—those larger-than-life figures who instilled the ideas of individualism and hustle, who told stories of triumph and dedication, who lifted our spirits and cut down the nets. Turn back the clock. Pay homage.
10% of the purchase price of the gradient tee benefits GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders), a nonprofit dedicated to legally fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression.
Inspired into action after seeing the first picture of Earth from space, peace activist John McConnell took the floor of the 1969 UNESCO conference in San Francisco to propose turning the first day of spring into a celebration that would honor Earth’s great wonder.
In 1970, Sen. Gaylord Nelson made the idea a reality when he convinced Congress to establish a day that would serve as a “national teach-in on the environment.” While not the first day of spring, on April 22nd, 1970 more than 20 million people participated in peaceful demonstrations for environmental reform as part of the inaugural Earth Day. Now 45 years later, close to 200 nations and more than a billion people celebrate the holiday every April 22nd.
To honor the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, HOMAGE is donating 10% of this item’s purchase price to REVERB, a nonprofit working with musicians and their fans to increase sustainable practices.
Time blurred, empty Doritos bags piled, and not even your parents’ demands and then threats could get between you and that gray controller…Ahhh, the sublime wonder of the original Nintendo. Whether it was Super Mario Bros. 3 or the Legend of Zelda, if someone asked, it was likely you were booked solid throughout adolescence (if not still) beating game after game.
Released in 1983, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) instantly jumpstarted the video gaming world, selling more than 60 million consoles throughout its time on the shelves to become one of the greatest gaming devices ever. Pay homage to the era of blowing on cartridges before tenderly placing them in the console and praying a black screen didn’t appear!
From shaking Herman’s hand to shaking Assembly Hall, your years among the iconic limestone were as legendary as the Cream and Crimson’s 24 NCAA national championships. Whether you regularly return for Homecoming or the Little Five, rep that Hoosier hysteria year-round wherever you’re stationed. And be glad that your school assumed the name it did in 1838—otherwise, this shirt would read “State Seminary.” Pay homage to your Hoosier family, more than 600,000-strong.
Hickory High School coach Norman Dale may be a fictional character from the 1986 film Hoosiers, but the excitement that surrounds the beginning of basketball season in Hoosier country is no myth. In the film, when Dale (Gene Hackman) is about to step into the gym for his first game as coach at Hickory, he pauses for a moment, adjusts his tie, catches his breath, and says to himself, “Welcome to Indiana basketball.”
Quite simply, nothing compares to the Cream and Crimson taking the court while more than 17,000 Hoosier fanatics shake Assembly Hall—or as sportscaster Gus Johnson calls it, “the Carnegie Hall of basketball.”
One of the greatest traditions in college basketball, your Hoosiers have racked up over 1,750 wins, made 38 NCAA Tournament appearances, and stormed to five national championships (as of 2015). From coaching icon Bob Knight to basketball legends Scott May, Steve Alford and Isiah Thomas, Indiana’s hoops legacy, which began in 1901, is overflowing with highlights. Score this classic Hoosier tee, throw on those candy-striped pants and get ready to add to the history of slamming the boards. Indiana, we're all for you!
It isn’t as old as a Shakespeare sonnet, but “Carmen Ohio” is just as much a memorable classic and has been since it 1903 debut.
Legend has it, the tune penned by Glee Club member Fred Cornell was composed as a way of rallying behind the Scarlet and Gray on the return from a particularly stinging loss to Michigan. Like any storied tradition, the tale has taken on a life of its own—but one thing’s for sure, Cornell captured the Buckeye essence. Kick it old-school with a tee that reps the everlasting Buckeye tradition. How firm thy friendship, Dear Alma Mater...OHIO!
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!
Ever since 1996 when FC Dallas joined the MLS as a charter member, you’ve traded the dirt of the rodeo for the manicured lawn of the pitch. Originally playing as the Burn, your boys in red have had you on your feet for two decades, during which you’ve watched them make it all the way to the 2010 MLS Cup finals.
And with your FC Dallas turning it on this season, the stadium’s never been louder. Shelf the boots, pick up this Dallas-approved tee and saddle up as your cowboys settle the wild Western Conference and head into the playoffs as the top seed. Dallas ‘til you die!
We won’t penalize you for excessive celebration over the arrival of this instant classic, every bit worth the song and dance. In the late eighties, running back Elbert “Ickey” Woods of the Cincinnati Bengals pioneered the touchdown dance move that’s gone down in history books as one of the NFL’s most famous end-zone rituals. And with a standout 1988 rookie season of more than 1,000 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns, he had ample opportunity to perfect it. Shuffle right, shuffle left, and spike that ball because you’ve scored yourself a serious touchdown of a tee.
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!
Commemorating the greatest squad to ever set foot on the hardwood at the J. With a prolific offensive attack led by 5 time all-JCC point guard Moshe Kaplan ('74, '75, '77, '79, '81) the boys of '81 shattered records in every statistical category including scoring, rebounding, assists, blocked shots & chutzpah. Now, 33 years later, HOMAGE invites you to re-live the mitzvah as we celebrate a team of destiny.
There’s no way around it: 26.2 miles is long. So long few like to drive the distance let alone run it. But you’re not most people.
Test your mind, body and spirit, and prepare to set a personal best time while supporting The V Foundation in its pursuit to advance cancer research, develop revolutionary treatments and assist patients in their fight against the disease. In the famous words of coaching legend Jimmy V, “Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.” Cross that finish line.
Jody Shelley’s role as the Blue Jackets’ enforcer was solidified during his first game, in which the left-winger racked up ten minutes in penalties. During his five-plus years in Columbus, Shelley averaged over 200 penalty minutes per season, and during the 2003-04 campaign he got into a career-high 30 fights. Throughout his career, Shelley totaled 1,530 penalty minutes—that’s just over one full day!
In 1984, the Reds retired the #5 worn by Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench throughout his 17-year career in Cincinnati. A 14-time MLB All-Star, Bench was the best offensive and defensive catcher of the ‘70s, leading the “Big Red Machine” to six division titles, four National League pennants, and two World Series championships. ESPN has called him the greatest catcher in baseball history.
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.
As a Cleveland Browns’ fan, you’ve learned that even when it looks over, it’s not even close. The Browns’ trend of taking it down to the wire and making you sweat a little extra began with the seemingly endless heart-stopping finishes during the 1980 season.
Against the Steelers in the eighth week, your Browns overcame quarter-time deficits of 10-0, 20-7 and 26-14 to ultimately secure victory in the final minutes. And during one of the season’s biggest nail-biters, Cleveland took the Central Division title after a 22-yard field goal from Don Cockcroft in the last minute and half sent Cincinnati packing. Pay homage to the thrills and last-minute antics of the Kardiac Kids and never head to the parking lot early.
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.
With a century of hooping it up on the hardwood, your Golden Flashes joined the MAC in 1951 and have established a dominant tradition in the last three decades. Beginning in 1998, your team has been dominating the boards with 20-win seasons from 1998 through 2008, and during the tenure, they’ve won the MAC five times and made it to the title game five additional times. Whether you’re watching your Blue and Gold trounce the Zips front-and-center at Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center or cheering from afar, flash your eternal allegiance in this super-soft classic.
The Land of Liberty is also the land responsible for the modern t-shirt. The most universal outerwear item worldwide, the t-shirt took shape in the 19th century when makers deviated from Long John button-downs that were worn head-to-toe under working men’s clothes and created pullover long-sleeve undershirts that stopped at the waist.
Flash forward to 1904 and game-changer Cooper Underwear Company released the “bachelor shirts,” short-sleeve undershirts needing no tailoring and advertised to withstand tough conditions because the single cut fabric needed no buttons. A year later, the U.S. Navy officially adopted the design into its uniform, and a few years after, the U.S. Army followed. By the 1930s the t-shirt moved from undershirt to become the everyday outerwear staple for men.
Pay homage to the birthplace of the t-shirt with this super-soft one, featuring more than a 150 years of innovation.
With basketball buffs agreeing on countless superlatives from best shooter to best passer of all time and a résumé rife with accolades like back-to-back-to-back NBA Most Valuable Player awards, Larry Bird ranks as one of the greatest all-court players to have stepped on the hardwood.
Throughout Larry Bird’s 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics, he led the team to three NBA Championships, along the way snagging two NBA Finals MVP awards and the honor AP Athlete of the Year. Bird’s sheer presence on the court brought out the best in his entire team, providing the sensation that magic was not only likely when he was in action, it was guaranteed. Look no further than one of his 50-40-90 games or late-game rallies like the one in the final quarter of game 7 of the 1988 Eastern Conference Semifinals where he netted a cool 20 points to seal the Celtics’ series win over the Atlanta Hawks. Ultimately, what makes Bird legendary is what makes all champions so: he was most reliable when under the greatest pressure. Pay homage to a megastar among stars.
"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.
It doesn’t matter if you were born and raised in the great state of Ohio, “That State Up North,” or anywhere else in U.S. (or even the world)—for college football fans, the annual Ohio State-Michigan showdown transcends geography and has become known simply as “The Game.” Ranked as the greatest North American sports rivalry by ESPN in 2000, the two schools have been meeting at the end of the season for over a century, and have decided the Big Ten championship between themselves on 22 different occasions.
In 1983, former OSU Marching Band member John Tatgenhorst was mixing instrumental tracks at Universal Studios in Chicago with Gene Warman when he realized that the cheer being used at Buckeye games was difficult to follow and never really took hold. Inspired, Tatgenhorst composed and arranged “Let’s Go Bucks!” and gave it to TBDBITL at no cost.
While written primarily for football games, the cheer is commonly played at other Ohio State sporting events, including baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer. There are no lyrics to the song, but there are noticeable pauses for the crowd to yell, “Let's Go Bucks!”
Coached by Denny Crum’s and led by Louisville native Darrell “Dr. Dunkenstein” Griffith, the 1979-80 Louisville Cardinals brought home the university’s first national championship in 66 seasons. Griffith, the Cards all-time leading scorer, netted 23 of his 2,300+ points in the national championship game, pushing your Red and Black past UCLA in the tight 59-54 contest.
Pay homage to the win that tipped off Louisville’s three national championships, and gear up to add to the tally. Raise that “L”!
Kentucky is basketball country. Plain and simple. For Louisville, the hardwood legacy was built by head coach Peck Hickman, who took the reins of the struggling program in 1944 and revamped it into a dominant force. During his 23-season tenure, the Cards won the NAIB Championship in 1948, NIT Championship in 1956 and advanced to their first NCAA Tournament Final Four in 1959.
Without a single losing season, Hickman notched a historic 443-183 coaching record. In 2001, Rick Pitino took over coaching duties and continues to carry on the Louisville hoops legacy, leading the school to its third national title. Pay homage.
The Cardinal Bird’s the word. Since 1913, Kentucky’s state bird has been baring his ominous choppers and fiercely flying the Louisville flag—all while stealing the spotlight on the dance floor. From parachuting into Cardinal Stadium each home game to making the rounds at more than a hundred events each year, this bird’s been flocking to support the Red and Black. Pay homage to Louie, one of the most beloved mascots in collegiate sports, with this super-soft game-day staple. Go Cards!
With 21 varsity teams, a haul of more than 50 titles and programs that date back a century, your Louisville Cardinals hold the distinction as one of the great athletic pedigrees in the nation. On the court, the field and the diamond, your Cards have been flying above the competition with three men’s basketball national championships, nine football bowl game wins and countless conference titles. Rep the Red and Black with this Cardinals classic as your school continues to add to its trophy case. All hail our U of L!
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.
Though he’s been leading the Ohio charge since 1925, it was only in 2006 that Rufus the Bobcat was formally named. Before their September 2nd victory over Tennessee-Martin, Ohio’s own “Harvard on the Hocking” revealed the new moniker by way of Harley Davidson; Rufus himself rode the motorcycle onto the field as the crowd roared with their appreciation. The name pays homage both to the bobcat’s scientific name, Lynx Rufus, and one of the founding fathers of the school, Rufus Putnam.
Stand up and cheer for your favorite feline, and show the Mid-American Conference OU means business. For this is old OHIO’s day!
While our home base is Columbus, Ohio, our homegrown gear represents all of America, from the Golden State of California to the Empire State of New York. In between, you’ll find something from nearly every sport, pastime, and hobby, telling stories of triumph, individualism, and hustle, and all proudly made right here in the U.S. of A.
The date was August 5, 2001, and in a home game for the history books, the Cleveland Indians faced a 12-run hole twice against the Seattle Mariners, down 0-12 going into the fourth and then 2-14 going into the seventh. Dubbed “The Impossible Return,” the Tribe rallied to score seven runs through the eighth before bringing in an additional five in the ninth to take the game to extra innings.
The clutch play continued into the bottom of the 11th when Jolbert Cabrera’s single drove Kenny Lofton from second base into a headfirst, game-winning slide across home. More than 42,000 were on hand at the start of the game, but as “Cleveland Rocks” thundered through the stadium in celebration, just 20,000 were left. The win tied the largest comeback in MLB history and prevented the Mariners from breaking the record for most wins in a season—does it get more magical than that at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario?
Long before LeBron James was anointed King of the Cavs, it was Mark Price. Point guard for nine seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers (1986-95), Price rocketed into the record books with smooth shooting from the field-goal range and the free-throw line—retiring with a jaw-dropping .9039 percentage in the latter, 2nd only to Steve Nash.
But his talent wasn’t just shooting, he was also one of the originators of splitting the double: moving with forceful ease between two defenders before finishing at the basket. Only the second member of the elite 50-40-90 club—notching shooting percentages of or above 50% in field goals, 40% in three-pointers and 90% in free throws—Price remains one of Cleveland’s all-time best. Throw it back to the basketball era of short-shorts, and pay homage to the four-time NBA All-Star with this classic tee.
In the 1970s, the legend of Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Dave Parker and his beastly power knew no bounds. While a minor leaguer with the Charleston Charlies, there was the story of the “Cobra” knocking a homer so far out of the stadium the ball landed on a passing train and was later found in Columbus, Ohio.
In Pittsburgh, his myth only grew when he literally “knocked the cover off the ball,” smashing a ball deep into the outfield, causing the seams to split and making it near-impossible to field. And Parker’s off-the-field showmanship lived up to his on-the-field exploits. After the Pirates lost two games in a row to the Phillies in 1976, Parker, ever the master of ceremonies, responded to the mini-slump by wearing a homemade shirt reading “IF YOU HEAR ANY NOISE IT’S JUST ME AND THE BOYS BOPPIN." Pay homage to one of the game’s greatest moment in theater.
Trade in the typical crewneck and button up your story with our Classics henley. The hardy versatility from the two-button favorite is met with a heathered, heavier fabric, contrast sleeves and refined fit. All of this is to say complete comfort never looked so good—or was so easy.
Our passion project, the HOMAGE Classics collection features elevated wardrobe essentials made in the USA. We pored over details and used the highest quality materials to capture the comfort, style and character of long-time favorites.
Pre-washed to prevent shrinking and to provide ultimate super-softness, our Classics pocket tee upgrades the wardrobe standard with a slightly heavier knit for an unmistakable, solid fit. Plus, a pocket—because who knows what you might find along the way. The renaissance of the t-shirt has officially reached its pinnacle.
Our passion project, the HOMAGE Classics collection features elevated wardrobe essentials made in the USA. We pored over details and used the highest quality materials to capture the comfort, style and character of long-time favorites.
The tee that puts all others on notice. Custom pre-washed for added super-softness and to prevent shrinking, our Classics tee features a slightly heavier yarn, giving it a more substantial, structured feel and fit than our standard graphic tees. You’ll come to know this as your second skin.
Our passion project, the HOMAGE Classics collection features elevated wardrobe essentials made in the USA. We pored over details and used the highest quality materials to capture the comfort, style and character of long-time favorites.
Miami University’s motto, “Prodesse Quam Conspici,” translates in English as, “To accomplish rather than to be conspicuous.” And with alumni that have led the free world, won Pulitzer Prizes, dominated the NFL and headed numerous Fortune 500 companies, the motto isn’t just some out-of-date saying, but the Miami way for alumni and faculty alike.
The tenth-oldest public university in the United States, Miami has been labeled one of the “Public Ivies,” a publicly funded university that provides an education as rigorous and rewarding as that of any Ivy League school. Look the accomplished part in this super-soft tee. Pay homage.
Nowadays countless schools are given the superlative of most beautiful campus, but you know, from the second you step on Slant Walk and enter Miami, nothing compares to the astounding 2,000 acres of Georgian Revival architecture in Oxford, Ohio. From Bell Tower to Upham Hall, the campus beauty is due in large part to architect and aesthete Charles Cellarius, who, starting in the late 1940s, was exacting in defining Miami’s picturesque look across more than 25 of the main university buildings. Take another tour through the campus you tore through with this tee, commemorating the iconic landmarks of your beloved school. Love and honor.
Spread across 5,200 acres three miles from Michigan’s capital, the school you love provides one of the most rigorous university curricula, and has ever since its founding in 1850. It’s no wonder, then, that the Green and White has attracted students from more than 130 countries and become the seventh largest university in the U. S. Join your Spartan family—more than half a million strong—and pay homage to Sparty, the sprawling beauty of East Lansing and the best years of your life. Fight for the only colors: Green and White!
Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley’s seventh annual Bowl-N-Bash spun into action September 26th, 2015 at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes and brought sponsor, donors, pro bowlers and celebrities together to raise funds and awareness for sickle cell disease.
The annual event benefits Methodist Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, which improves the quality of life for sickle cell patients and their families through comprehensive preventative primary care and an innovative infusion treatment unit. Get in the zone—the strike zone—and hit the lanes in the name of a great cause.
10% of the purchase price of this tee will benefit the Methodist Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center.
It was April 29th, 1976. It was Dick Snyder’s legendary layup with seconds left. It was “The Miracle of Richfield.”
Living in Cleveland Cavaliers lore, the game-seven ending of the team’s first appearance in the NBA Playoffs couldn’t have been scripted any tighter. All square at 85 and with just seconds left on the clock, Jim Cleamons inbounded the ball to Dick Snyder, who pivoted, drove and landed the layup that put Cleveland ahead of the Washington Bullets 87-85. Seconds later, in a celebration previously unseen at the Richfield Coliseum, fans stormed the court, climbed the baskets and tore down the hoops. It marked Cleveland Cavaliers’ first series win in the playoffs and a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals. Pay homage.
Since 1890, the Mountaineer has been the official mascot of West Virginia University, and since 1936 he’s appeared at sporting events. At the end of the men’s basketball season, a new Mountaineer is selected, with the winner receives a scholarship, a buckskin suit, coonskin hat, and a rifle and powder horn (growing a Mountaineer beard is optional, but encouraged).
For years, our warehouse manager, the Diabolical Dr. Dinker, has been hiding his favorite discontinued and overstock HOMAGE tees in a bunker below the warehouse. For a limited time, Dr. Dinker is opening up his vault to you!
Each HOMAGE Mystery Pack includes 4 unisex tees. We're wrapping 'em up like a pack of baseball cards - you never know what you'll get but the tee of your dreams could be in there!
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Norm Charlton, Rob Dibble and Randy Myers: the legendary triumvirate of relief pitchers that formed the Cincinnati Reds 1990 “Nasty Boys.” Behind 44 saves and 351 strikeouts, the three carried Cincinnati to its only wire-to-wire season, capped off with the team’s fifth World Series.
And their plate-charging madness on the diamond was just the start of their wild ways. Making the most of the locker room, the boys would ready for games by carving up salami with a machete, celebrate wins by blasting MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This,” and relieve their aggression when necessary with full-on fisticuffs. Pay homage to the three who put the show in showmanship and shut down teams from the home opener to the final World Series game.
Cleveland basketball fans could be rooting for the Jays, Foresters or even the Good Gnus if it weren’t for Jerry Tomko, father of former MLB pitcher Brett Tomko.
Ahead of Cleveland’s first season with an NBA franchise, team owner Nick Mileti called on the city newspaper the Plain Dealer to host a "Name the Team" contest, which drew more than 11,000 submissions. A single one stood out among the slush. As soon as Jerry Tomko heard the contest’s radio advertisement, he envisioned Cavaliers, and submitted the suggestion, complete with an essay that explained the significance of the swashbucklers: "a group of daring, fearless men whose life’s pact was never surrender, no matter what the odds." His reward for the key contribution: tickets for the 1970 inaugural season.
Lift your lighter a little higher for a Columbus institution and America’s longest continually running rock club—oh, did you assume a venue in New York or Los Angeles would hold that distinction? The Newport Music Hall has hosted acts like U2 and Pearl Jam in their infancy, and others, like Queen and AC/DC, during the height of their fame. The scenery may have changed, but Newport continues to compile a gig-list to rival any large arena. Salute Columbus’ rich and rockin’ live music tradition with this classic tee. Pay homage.
In August, preseason Heisman favorite Braxton Miller injured his shoulder ten days before Ohio State’s first game, the Buckeyes were written off.
Enter redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett, who led Ohio State to an 11-1 record, a Big Ten Eastern Division title, and a win over that school up north before being carted off with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter.
Enter redshirt sophomore Cardale Jones. Before the Big Ten Championship game against Wisconsin, with the Buckeyes needing a convincing victory to sway the playoff committee.
As that next man, Jones led the Buckeyes to 59-0 dismantling of the Badgers and a thrilling 42-35 win over #1 ranked Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, earning OSU a date with Oregon for the national championship.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer subscribes to the popular theory that, in college football, there’s always someone waiting in the wings--call it the “Next Man Up” approach. “Every program teaches that,” Meyer said to the Columbus Dispatch, “but that’s interesting when you see it come to fruition.”
Nicknamed “Town without Pity,” Cincinnati is home to two of the most feared coliseums for visiting colleges: the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium and Fifth Third Arena.
And it’s not the architecture—though the school does have some of the most, well, innovative buildings. It’s all about the brutally vocal Bearcat Nation. From the marching band pre-game football tradition of charging down Nippert Stadium and storming the field to the sold-out roar of Fifth Third Arena, Red and Black pride echoes and terrorizes Cincy opponents. Since 1989—the first year both stadiums were active—the Bearcats have notched a 320-172 record in basketball and twice as many wins as losses in football while at home. Ohhhh, Ohhhh, UC!
You’ve made it as a commentator when your personally crafted lexicon penetrates the public sphere to become standard vocabulary, and legendary Richard John “Dick” Vitale, whose career in broadcasting dates back to ESPN’s first year in 1979, has more than tipped that scale.
Commentating over 1,000 games, Vitale is hardly just a television analyst after expanding the reach of his unparalleled basketball knowledge and flashy phrases to radio shows, magazine columns, newspaper articles, and a website. Pay homage to the sportscaster carving up insightful, colorful analysis for more than 30 years, and get ready for all the knee-knocker March action with this tee.
20% of the purchase price of this item benefits the V Foundation Pediatric Fund.
Ever play that game where you guess the number of gumballs in a jar? Let’s take it to the next level: How about the number of taxis in the Big Apple? As of 2015, the iconic emblem of the city that never sleeps numbered—you guessed it—13,587.
Because the industry is directly controlled by the city, which allocates a finite number of taxi medallions—the city’s version of a license—the value of a single medallion (and thus a taxi) peaked at—draw a pinky to your mouth—more than $1,000,000. For years the taxi medallion was one of the most sound investments for New Yorkers, and one New Yorker in particular, Evgeny Freidman, hedged his bets on it staying that way. Over the years, he acquired more than 900 medallions. If only he could have foreseen the impact of a little app called Uber.
Pepsi Perfect. Hoverboards. Automatic-lacing shoes. Where are we? When are we?
October 21, 2015 isn’t just another Wednesday—GREAT SCOTT!—it’s officially the future, according to “Back to the Future Part II.”
The film sees Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc (Christopher Lloyd) fire up the DeLorean once again, flash forward to October 21, 2015, and fight future (and past) injustices while tangling with the ever-malcontent Biff Tannen. 30 years after the original “Back to the Future” film, pay homage to the classic follow-up as we all await the Cubs World Series win.
The future, unbelievable!
10% of the shirt’s proceeds benefit Team Fox, a group of phenomenal individuals united in supporting The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, which is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease while ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s.
In the hall of fame of Christmas films, one has a leg up on the rest: “A Christmas Story.” No quest story is as classic or has quite the suspense like that of Ralphie Parker and his dogged pursuit of the coveted Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time.
From the Bumpuses’ hounds feasting on the Old Man’s turkey to the tongue-pole-sticking of the century to Ralphie’s explosion on bully Scut Farkus, the 1983 masterpiece of Yuletide cheer, sneer and jeer perfectly encapsulates the high-tension hilarity of the holiday season. Loosely based on Jean Shepherd’s collection of short stories, “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash,” the film was far from an instant hit and only gained acclaim and attention after years of television broadcasts. And, fun fact: the bulk of movie was filmed in Cleveland, with the Parkers’ house located on Cleveland’s West Side of Tremont. Pay homage to the highlight of the holiday movie marathons.
In the spring of 1992 Columbus got a taste of professional football when the Ohio Glory took the field at the ‘Shoe as a new member of the World League of American Football (the WLAF would become NFL Europe).
After the Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks suffered a winless season, the WLAF decided the franchise needed a shakeup, awarding it to Columbus and rebranding it the Ohio Glory. Unfortunately the scenery change didn’t translate to a sea change, as the Ohio Glory only outdid the Skyhawks by a single win. The glorious win came against the Frankfurt Galaxy on May 2nd, 1992 with more than 40,000 fans cheering the team to a 20-17 finish. Sadly the Glory’s first season was also their last, but we’ve never forgotten watching George Koonce, Tom Rouen and the rest of the gang.
Famous for the dance-inciting, party-staples “Love Rollercoaster” and “Fire,” the Ohio Players have a story as layered and funktastic as their music.
Originating in 1959 in Dayton, Ohio as the Ohio Untouchables, the group did not become known as the Ohio Players until 1965 after a lineup shuffle that saw group leader Robert Ward leave and legendary Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner step in as frontman. Disbanding in 1970, the band reorganized, which gave way to good vibes and even greater grooves. From ‘73 to ‘76 they churned out seven Top 40 smashes, keeping everyone cutting the rug deep into the night. Break out the vinyl and those classic moves with this funkadelic tee.
By 1913, Columbus’ Buckeye football mania had eclipsed what Ohio Field—the first home of the Buckeyes—could handle, forcing Ohio State to commission a new arena.
Designed by architect and Ohio native Howard Dwight Smith and featuring a rotunda complete with stained-glass murals in the north end, Ohio Stadium finished in 1922 to the tune of nearly $1.5 million. With an initial capacity of 66,210 cheering fans, Ohio Stadium promptly became the largest two-level, open-ended stadium worldwide—and through the years, it’s only swelled in size, now holding almost 105,000.
Pay homage to Buckeye football at Ohio Stadium with this super-soft instant classic, set to stand up to all game day antics.
The greatest team in Ohio State history never to wear cleats—if not the greatest Buckeye team period. Coached by the legendary Fred Taylor, Ohio State’s 1959-1960 men’s basketball team is responsible for the school’s only basketball national championship after accumulating a 25-3 record and winning every NCAA Tournament game by more than 15 points, including an utter dismantling of California in the final 75-55.
All five starters—Jerry Lucas, John Havlicek, Mel Nowell, Larry Siegried and Joe Roberts—continued tearing up the hardwood in the NBA, Lucas and Havlicek combining for nine NBA Championships and 20 All-Star honors. While the starters took the NBA by storm, reserve forward Mr. Bob Knight—yes, that icon—stayed in the college world to coach the Hoosiers to three national titles. Pay homage.
Beginning in 1912, the idea for an Ohio State Homecoming was the request of professor George Rightmire who believed Buckeyes needed an official calling to reconvene—though an unofficial “Alumni Day” has roots in the 1880s, just over 10 years after the founding of the university. The all Scarlet, all Gray week features a parade, pep rally, and house decorating events, the final tradition dating back to the inaugural homecoming. Join the more than 500,000 who call THE (one and only) Ohio State University their alma mater and pay homage. Forever a Buckeye!
Woody Hayes might be the most popular Hayes in modern Buckeye history, but Ohio State’s oldest remaining campus building, Hayes Hall, was named after Rutherford B. Hayes, not the legendary coach.
At the same time Ohio University and Miami University—the state’s two oldest colleges—were jockeying for the land from the federal 1862 Morrill Act, which provided states with 30,000 acres to found or fund institutions of higher education, Ohio governor at the time, Rutherford B. Hayes, fiercely advocated for a new institution, one nearer to Ohio’s legislature. As the fight heated up, Hayes pushed aside opponents and established the new Columbus institution in 1870. While Hayes would go on to set the foundation for social and civil service reform as the 19th President of the United States, he counted the creation of what would become THE Ohio State University as one of his greatest achievements.
Behind more than 200,000 alumni internationally, Ohio University has been making a difference worldwide for more than a century.
With news anchor Matt Lauer, U.S. Senator and Governor of Ohio George Voinovich, Emmy-award winning director and actress Betty Thomas, and the one-and-only Paul Newman among the clowder, the indelible Paw Print—the official sign of Green and White greatness—has been stamped across nearly every field. Carry on the Bobcat legacy and rep the school you love with this classic tee, featuring Cutler Hall.
Days after President Thomas Jefferson ratified the February 19, 1803 act of Congress that established Ohio as the United States’ 17th state, a three-person search committee was tasked with finding a township fit for a college between the Great Miami and Little Miami Rivers.
In 1788, John Cleves Symmes had been in the process of purchasing the land from Congress, which demanded that of the 300,000+ acres, more than 20,000 be set aside for an academy. Nearly six years to the date of the committee’s initial surveying trip, “An Act to Establish the Miami University” was passed, and Miami University was established in Oxford, Ohio. Love and honor to Old Miami.
Saturdays before heading into “The ‘Shoe,” it’s Skull Session time. One of Ohio State’s oldest and richest tradition, the Skull Session—aka the pre-game practice of “The Best Damn Band in the Land”—was implemented in 1932 by director Eugene J. Weigel, who wanted to ensure his band had mastered the week’s music so when they got to the field they could focus on marching patterns. After opening up the practice to the public, the tradition grew so popular tickets were needed.
In 1957, the Skull Session moved from the band’s rehearsal hall to the new St. John Arena, and, with the move, the event became first-come-first-serve for St. John’s 10,000+ seats. Director Paul Droste was responsible for transforming the session feel into the hyped-up atmosphere it now has, and in 2001 Jim Tressel added to the tradition by having the football team attend and help rally the crowd.
Cleveland Indians Hall of Famer and one of our childhood heroes, Omar Vizquel set a league standard for shortstops. From barehanded catches to diving grabs, we were constantly in awe of his defensive brilliance, and with his fieldwork, the Tribe won American League Championships in 1995 and 1997.
During his 11 seasons tearing up the Jake (1994-2004), he was honored with eight of his 11 career Gold Gloves. And since retiring in 2012 after 24 years of play, no shortstop has broken his records for fielding percentage (.985) or double plays turned (1,735).
Pay homage to the shortstop that changed the game with this super-soft tee.
You’ve racked up the miles following them tour after tour and holed up in your room on the regular to play their records on repeat. You’ve reread Bill Kreutzmann’s memoir and recounted the 1960s roots to your favorite group’s psychedelic blend of bluegrass, jazz, folk, reggae and rock. And now, as the Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well final set of shows approaches, it’s time to load up the van one last time.
Celebrate 50 years of epic music and memories—we’re cueing up our favorite, “To Terrapin: Hartford '77,” in honor of the event. Pay homage to the original lineup of Jerry, Bob, Ron, Bill and Phil and all of the Grateful Dead’s iterations with this instant-classic tee. What a long strange trip it’s been.
HOMAGE has partnered with the Pop Culture Kings at Ripple Junction to celebrate good times through clothing. Our unique collab is focused on fun, rooted in Ohio, and made in the USA.
One of the most storied seasons in Buckeye history, 1942 marked the first football national championship for Ohio State. Led by head coach and the godfather of Ohio football, Paul Brown, the legendary squad counted five All-Americans in the ranks and secured a near-perfect season record. Warm up your throat for the Buckeye Battle Cry, and pay homage to the early glory days with this super-soft classic, featuring the original 1942 script.
The pawsitively purfect emblem of “Harvard on the Hocking.” Debuting on the helmets of the Ohio University football team in 1978, the Paw Print became the official logo of the school and was instantly adopted as the universal image of Ohio University pride—only to be retired in the early aughts when the university introduced the “Attack Cat” logo.
After a grassroots uprising as fearsome as the Green and White on the gridiron, the Paw Print returned five years later and proved once and for all, a Bobcat’s prints can never be erased. Pay homage.
Pacific Northwest soccer lore has it, when your Vancouver Whitecaps FC win, waves rip in the English Bay and snow stirs across the Coast Mountain Range. If that’s true, you’re in store for inclement conditions. While your Vancouver Whitecaps FC came late to the MLS party—the 17th MLS team and second in Canada—they’ve made up for lost time by becoming the first Canadian club to make the postseason. In 2012, just their second year in the league, your Blue and White stormed to the playoffs and proved it wasn’t a fluke just two years later. Head down to the stadium and join in on the action as your club continues to build on the success and stake their claim on the cup. Live the colors.
The 2014 Buckeye football season proved to be one of the most storied in Ohio State history. As if losing their first-string quarterback to injury before the season even kicked off wasn’t enough, the Buckeyes suffered a shock loss to Virginia Tech at home in just their second game.
Pundits, sportscasters and football fans across the nation wrote the Scarlet and Gray off, claiming a weak Big Ten and loaded SEC. But your Buckeyes regrouped and reeled off nine straight wins only to have second-string quarterback sustain a season-ending leg injury against Michigan. Soldiering on, they called the next man up. Behind third-string quarterback, Ohio State thrashed Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship 59-0 to squeak into the inaugural College Football Playoffs as the fourth and final seed. Ready to peak when it mattered most, the Buckeyes dominated #1 seed Alabama in the semis and #2 seed Oregon in the final to become the first Football Playoff National Championship and win their eighth national title. Wear your Ohio State allegiance with pride as your Buckeyes defend their honor and look for their ninth national title. Go Bucks!
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.
OK, so you know that Guided by Voices’ Robert Pollard is a prolific songwriter with over 1,600 songs to his credit. But did you know that he threw a no-hitter while pitching for Wright State in 1978? The 9-1 victory over Indiana State was only one of the twelve (!) no-hitters that Pollard threw between the ages of 10 and 20. “I wasn’t completely dominating,” Pollard said of the collegiate no-no. “I think my location was pretty good and I was getting some good defense… I was shocked when my team mobbed me after the final out.”
Going as Karl Malone this Halloween? Consider your costume covered. Going as your favorite neighborhood good-news-delivering dog-dodger? Still consider your costume covered.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night keeps this Halloween tee from the swift completion of its appointed party rounds. Wherever your All Hallows’ Eve hijinks take you, stand up to the elements and always deliver.
Born out of the acrimonious breakup between Cleveland Browns’ coach Paul Brown and owner, Art Modell, your Bengals took the field in 1968 and began one of Cincinnati’s finest traditions under the guidance of founder and coach Brown.
With eight division and two conference championships, the Orange and Black have popularized several game innovations to great success, including the no-huddle offense and the zone blitz. Pay homage to your team and gear up for the rumble in the Jungle with this super-soft tee. “Who Dey, who dey, who dey think gonna beat them Bengals?”
Queen City?—more like All Star City. This summer the city hosts the MLB All-Star Game for the fifth time—only NYC and Chicago have hosted it more. Cincinnati’s rich baseball roots date back to the 1800s, long before the city became the first to have a fully professional ball club with the Red Stockings in 1869. The Red Stockings set a legendary standard by opening with 81-straight wins over two seasons, and they remain the only team in professional baseball history to finish a season undefeated.
From the 1970s Big Red Machine to the only National League team to go wire-to-wire (1990), the Reds have carried on the legacy of the Red Stockings for well over a century now, accumulating five World Series titles and nine National League Pennants. With Frank Robinson, Pete Rose, Johnny Bench and Barry Larkin, Cincinnati has long been the home of All Stars.
The highest peak in the Cascades and the 21st most prominent mountain in the world, Mount Rainier rises over 14,000 feet from its lowest point to its summit. On March 2nd 1899, President William McKinley established Mount Rainier National Park as America’s fifth national park. Congress dedicated the new park “for the benefit and enjoyment of the people” and “for the preservation from injury or spoliation of all timber, mineral deposits, natural curiosities, or wonders within said park, and their retention in their natural condition.”
In an era dominated by two of wrestling’s most towering personas—Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair—“Macho Man” Randy Savage refused to take a back seat, refused to settle as the trimming to two superstars. Behind enthralling theatrics, technical expertise, and a gruff voice as thundering as his arena antics, the Columbus-born Savage became the megastar, the main event.
For more than a decade in the mid 1980s through the 90s, Randy Savage reigned atop wrestling, beginning with arguably the greatest wrestling match ever: WrestleMania III. From his ally-enemy relationship with Hogan to his feuds with Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat and Diamond Dallas Page among others, Savage enlivened and shifted the dynamics of the WWF, WCW, and WWE, all while racking up six world championship titles. Pump up that “Pomp and Circumstance,” and pay homage to the fan-favorite, to a résumé rife with championships—20 to be exact—and to the G.O.A.T. The cream always rises to the top.
A year after WrestleMania III, which announced “Macho Man” Randy Savage’s arrival as the wrestler to fear, Savage came into WrestleMania IV set on scoring his first world championship. A 14-man single elimination bout on March 29, 1988 stood in his way and would settle the score for who was the Undisputed WWF Champion.
The aligning of Hogan and Savage as the Mega Powers months before WrestleMania IV had been taking the WWF by storm, and with Hogan disqualified in his head-to-head quarterfinal showdown against Andre, the Giant, all depended on Savage to rep the allegiance for the ages. Savage would prevail over One Man Gang in the semifinals, but the brutal spar all but zapped Savage and his chances of taking the title in the final against Ted DiBiase. With Savage standing deliriously in the grips of DiBiase’s million dollar dream, Hogan stepped in and helped his partner out, delivering a steel chair to DiBiase’s back while the referee was distracted. Reenergized by the escape, Macho Man Randy Savage took to the turnbuckles and launched his signature flying elbow drop to seal his first world championship. Pay homage.
From sunning on Sigma Sigma Commons to traversing the treacherous hills of campus during winter, your Red and Black days are as unforgettable as the acres of unparalleled UC architecture—and to think, just yesterday you didn’t know Lindner Center and Lindner Hall were very different places. Pay homage to your best Bearcat memories with this super-soft tee and continue to bleed Red and Black. O Cincinnati, magic name, I proudly to the world proclaim.
In the late 1960s and early ‘70s, the “cookie-cutter” (or “ashtray”) stadium was all the rage in professional sports—Atlanta, Cincinnati, New York, Philly, Pittsburgh, and San Diego all constructed multipurpose baseball-and-football stadiums that all bore remarkable resemblance to one another. From 1970 to 2002, the Reds played in Riverfront Stadium, the first facility to have its entire field covered by AstroTurf.
Upon moving into the new stadium in 1970, the Reds promptly won the first of five National League pennants in Riverfront, and eventually won three World Series as well (’75, ’76, ’90). In its inaugural season, Riverfront hosted the 1970 All-Star game, which saw hometown hero Pete Rose bowl over Indians catcher Ray Fosse, giving the NL a 5-4 victory.
Whether your rope bag is packed for some of the world’s best climbing, or your rod, reel, and tackle are in order for endless fishing, Rocky Mountain National Park is the ultimate outdoor experience. Bisected by the Continental Divide, the Colorado park has more than 265,000 acres to explore and reaches a height of 14,259 feet at Longs Peak. Time on your hands? Can’t go wrong hiking Mount Ida or tearing the trout up at Ouzel Lake.
On April 16, 2005 in their inaugural home opener, your Real Salt Lake set the tone for the city with a dogfight 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids. As one of the more than 25,000 chanting fans, you saw early you had a squad that could grit their teeth, grind and get it done.
After a postseason debut in 2008, your club qualified for the playoffs the following year when a wild end to the regular season saw them nab the final spot on tiebreaks. Intent on making the most of it, your Claret and Cobalt ran the table in the postseason, taking down perennial powerhouse LA Galaxy in penalties 5-4 to score their first MLS Cup. Get set for another chapter in the Real Salt Lake legacy with the ultimate fan tee. Here at the riot the battle hymn’s begun. Live the colors.
Can you do it behind your back in under a minute like your neighbor? Or, are you more in line with the rest of us who peel and replace the stickers to reach success?
Six sides. Nine stickers a side. No shortage of ways to confound and frustrate. The Rubik’s Cube, originally called the Magic Cube when invented in 1974 by Hungarian architecture wonder Ernö Rubik, has fascinated the world and in the process taken the title of top-selling puzzle game with more than 350 million in rotation. And if you’re having difficulty solving the cube of doom, just remember it took its own inventor more than a month to tackle it.
One word: Institution. Since 1954 Rubino’s Pizza has been slinging the best pies in central Ohio, if not the entire Midwest. Nested in Bexley, Ohio, one of our favorite haunts has mastered the delicate art of loading a super-thin crust full of the best ingredients for a stuffed bite that finishes with a perfectly crisp crunch. Famous for subbing mozzarella cheese for provolone, Rubino’s otherwise preserves the pizzeria tradition with a brief menu of only the hits: pizza, spaghetti, and salad. Savor the Rubino’s experience, and pay homage to the go-to spot for food bliss with this tee.
Rudy Flyer is the University of Dayton’s sky-bound mascot, and his origins are pure Dayton legend. In December of 1903, the Wright brothers sent their eponymous flyer into the air, and into the history books as the world’s first successful heavier-than-air, powered aircraft. Rudy rocks the goggles and jumpsuits of aviation’s yesteryear in a tribute to Dayton’s favorite sons. Take your Dayton pride to new heights with this super-soft tee. Forever Flyer-faithful.
After Ohio University officially selected the bobcat as its mascot in 1925, it would be 35 years before your school brought the fearsome Bobcat to prowl across Peden Stadium, and the introduction couldn’t have gone better. On the October 22nd, 1960 debut, your Green and White took the gridiron and dismantled MAC arch-nemesis Miami University 21-0, notching another win during a record-breaking season. The winning ways continued, and Ohio went undefeated to capture the NCAA National College Division Championship vote. Join your fellow clowder members in showing your Green and White pride. OU, oh yeahhh!
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.
Since Rupp Arena opened in downtown Lexington in November of 1976, the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team has posted a staggering 512-64 (.889) home record. Named after legendary UK coach Adolph Rupp, the arena has seen the team lead the nation in attendance 25 times, and its all-time attendance record was set on January 2nd 2010, when 24,480 fans rocked the stadium as the Wildcats handed fierce rival Louisville a 71-62 defeat.
If you’re anything like us, you raced through morning showers and cereal to watch your good friends at Bayside High hatch improbable schemes and narrowly escape trouble. Refashioned from 1988’s “Good Morning, Miss Bliss”—a series following one junior high teacher’s day-to-day classroom obstacles—“Saved by the Bell” became a five-season phenomenon and provided us with two made-for-TV movies and two spinoffs. Pay homage to Zack Morris, A.C. Slater, Kelly Kapowski, Jessie Spano, Lisa Turtle, Screech, Principal Belding, and Bayside’s first-rate magician Max. The perfect tee to bring your acid-washed jeans out of retirement.
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.
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.
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.
Debuting more than 25 years ago, “Seinfeld” rewrote the rules for what a series could accomplish (nothing), teach us (nothing) and stand for (nothing)—and after airing for nine seasons, it finished as the greatest sitcom in television history.
Guided by executive producer Larry David’s philosophy of “no hugging, no learning”—not that there’s anything wrong with that—the sitcom is a riotous study in mishandling the trivialities of everyday life and provided us with a full new vocabulary.
Pay homage to the Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer and their unforgettable dilemmas with this classic.
Can ya handle some sweet chin music? The villain-bad-boy-turned-fan-favorite, who started in the tag team the Rockers with Marty Jannetty, made his name in wrestling when he changed it to the Heartbreak Kid. Winning nearly every title and event in existence, he became a four-time world champion, three-time WWF Champion and former World Heavyweight Champion.
While Shawn Michaels has left the building—in terms of his wrestling career—the WWE Hall of Famer will forever be remembered as the entertainer’s entertainer, which earned him the title of “The Icon,” “The Showstopper” and “The Main Event.” Pay homage to Mr. HBK and all his bravado, commanding cockiness and smooth one-liners.
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!
In the 1880s, John “Bud” Hillerich toiled at his father’s woodworking shop in Louisville but skipped out on work one day to watch Louisville’s major league team, the Eclipse. When the team’s star Pete “The Gladiator” Browning broke his bat amidst a hitting slump, Bud invited him to his father’s shop to hand-craft a new bat to his own specifications. Browning accepted, got three hits the first day he used the new bat, and told his teammates, who flocked to the shop to have bats of their own made.
Originally called “Falls City Slugger” bats, Bud changed the name to “Louisville Slugger” in 1905.
From the Marching 110 turning the stands into the nation’s largest dance club to your Bobcats saluting the students at the end of the game, Peden Stadium holds some of your best Green and White memories. Pay homage to a gridiron tradition that includes 11 conference titles, and stand up and cheer for another season of highlights with the ultimate game day tee. We've got the team, We've got the steam, For this is old Ohio's day!
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.”
The newest club to join the league, your Orlando City SC is picking up where the Miami Fusion F.C. and Tampa Bay Mutiny left off. Now, as your club is hot to pounce on a playoff spot in their debut season, it’s time to join the roar of the stadium, packed full of supporters groups. Announce you’re part of Club Purple with a tee made especially for fans like you who treat every day as game day. Dale!
Stay hungry. Stay foolish. It originated in 1974 as the farewell message on the back page of the Whole Earth Catalog, a counter-culture magazine that got the attention of one transcendent icon: Steve Jobs.
Beginning in 1968 when communal living and self-reliance were becoming popular trends in America, the catalog published by Stewart Brand combined articles and product reviews to promote "ecology, self-sufficiency and do-it-yourself projects." The concept catalog quickly took off. Legendary inventor and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs regarded the publication as his personal Bible, and after seeing its sign-off message, he adopted the four words as his mantra.
In 2005 he instantly popularized the motto when he shared it with Stanford graduates during his now-famous commencement speech, and just like Jobs, HOMAGE wishes to pass it on: Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
In memory of Steve Jobs, 10% of the purchase price of this item benefits the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
In 2004, a Minneapolis TV station produced a feature story about then-Viking receiver Randy Moss, who had recently received a $10,000 fine for a touchdown celebration in which he faked taking down his pants.
“Write the check yet, Randy?” the producer asked.
“When you’re rich, you don’t write checks,” Moss responded.
“If you don’t write checks, how do you pay these guys?”
Oh, the Olentangy River! Known as the most fickle surfing spot on the tour, the river lived up to its reputation during the 1985 Olentangy River Masters Surfing Classic. Churning the gnarliest whitecaps in Ohio history due to back-to-back floods, organizers feared the competition would have to be cancelled. However, after a rowdy protest from competitors and fans alike, it was on.
Heat after heat, surfers got worked over, and only three were able to post scores. That was until Taj Pilson. Braving the swells and landing a kamikaze all the way to the muddy shore, he swept up the most rugged title in Surf Ohio history. Pay homage to the outrageous Surf Ohio performance with this super-soft tee, specially dyed and washed for that vintage feel. Shred away!
Surfing is the sport, and Ohio is the playground. This tee is a new take on the old favorite. And because each Ohio wave is unique, we silkscreened these with a tubular, natural gradient so that no two tees are exactly alike. Grab the shirt, and wax up the board for another season of ripping!
Those aren’t sunspots in your eyes: Surf Ohio just got radder…Wait—is it more rad?
Whatever. With HOMAGE, Surf Ohio and tie-dye, you’ve got the best of all worlds.
Made in the U.S. of A. and dyed in our hometown of Columbus, Ohio, each tee has been uniquely washed in softeners to make it feel like you’ve been wearing it for years. Continue the Surf Ohio legacy Ron Kaplan created more than 35 years ago with this tubular tee.
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.
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.
Cincinnati hometown hero and Hall-of-Famer Barry Larkin put the show in the big show for 19 years with the Reds, racking up 2,340 hits, 960 RBIs, 379 stolen bases, 198 home runs and a strong case for greatest shortstop of all time.
Key to the Reds’ wire-to-wire run atop the National League in 1990—the only team in history to pull off the feat—Larkin posted a massive .353 batting average during the team’s four-game rout of the Oakland A’s in the World Series. Knowing how difficult it would be to rival #11’s resumé of nine Silver Sluggers, three Gold Gloves, and 12 Major League All-Star appearances, the Reds retired his number in 2012.
Pay homage to the Cincinnati Kid with this super-soft classic.
From the largest pachyderms to the smallest fish, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has been providing animal thrills since 1927, though it’s gone through a fair share of name changes from the original Columbus Zoological Gardens. More than two million animal enthusiasts annually flocked to the zoo ranked #1 by the USA Travel Guide in 2009 and made famous by former director “Jungle Jack” Hanna. And with 9,000+ animals across six feature regions, it’s no wonder. Whether you’re more kangaroo than komodo dragon, polar bear than panda, don’t miss one of Columbus’ best attractions!
$5 from the purchase of this t-shirt benefits the Columbus Zoo’s animal care programs, which provide medical care, advanced training and more.
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.
From the truffle shuffle to the nefarious Fratellis, 1985’s coming-of-age classic “The Goonies” had it all and had us spending multiple summers on the hunt for our own One-Eyed Willie fortune. The movie that kicked off a string of 80s hits for Corey Feldman and introduced the world to the acting chops of Sean Astin and Josh Brolin taught us many valuable lessons—but none more so than, “Goonies never say die!”
Pay homage to the Walsh bros, Chunk, Data, Mouth and the rest of the gang with this cinematic throwback.
Since 1940, only one school has won more Division I national football championships than your Ohio State. That school? Alabama—coincidentally the foe Ohio State faced in the semi’s of the 2014 inaugural College Football Playoffs. And you all know how that ended: in an absolute Crimson dismantling as your Buckeyes ran the postseason table after being overwhelming underdogs. Pay homage to more than 120 years of gridiron glory and the emphatic warning your Buckeyes sent Alabama and any other team trying to stand in the way of Buckeyes and the record books. Get charged for the grind for nine with this instant-classic. Go Bucks!
In 1979, Larry Joe Bird signed a five-year contract with the C's and became the highest paid rookie in basketball up to that point. He took it all in stride, saying, "No matter how good I am, I'm still just a hick from French Lick." Well, he might be the only hick to win three NBA Championships, two NBA Finals MVP awards, an Olympic gold and net a coveted spot in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Pay homage.
Combine summer camp with the ominous adage “be careful what you wish for,” add the heaping helping of a fetid, anthropomorphic purple glob, and you get fright, right? Absolutely, in the case of Goosebumps favorite “The Horror at Camp Jellyjam.”
R.L. Stine’s 33rd book in the series had us turning the pages, rooting for Wendy, yelling at her brother, Elliot, re-envisioning earthquakes and giving us another reason for hating brussel sprouts. Pay homage to the book and series that helped Stine sell more than 350 million books and become the “world’s best-selling children’s author” until J.K. Rowling introduced the world to a character named Harry Potter.
Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena was the home of the NHL’s Penguins from 1967-2010, and its 3,000 tons of Pittsburgh steel actually helped name the expansion franchise—given the stadium’s domed appearance, it was “The Igloo” before the city was even awarded a hockey team.
Cleveland had been restlessly anticipating April 4th, 1994, Opening Day for the Tribe, but more momentous than that, the first official game in new ballpark Jacobs Field, named after owner (now former) Richard Jacobs, who had split the cost for the stadium with the city.
Even President Bill Clinton was on hand, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Indians inaugurated "The Jake" with an 11-inning 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners. Just a year later in 1995 (and again in ‘97) the Indians winning ways led them to a World Series return, and we remember packing into the sold-out stadium—the norm, as from ‘95 to ‘01 Cleveland set a major-league record by selling out 455 straight games. 2401 Ontario Street might be called Progressive Field now, but to us, it will always be The Jake!
Whether you see a, “man-child crying out for love, an innocent orphan in the postmodern world, a parasite, or a loathsome, offensive brute,” one thing’s for sure, you can’t look away. Modeled on a former neighbor of “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David, the eccentric Cosmo Kramer burst through Jerry’s door and right into television history as the hapless man of a million ideas, thanks entirely to comedian Michael Richards. Pay homage to the nuttiest character on the sitcom that redefined the genre with a tee rocking “The Kramer” portrait from season three’s episode “The Letter.”
Rising over the southern shore of Lake Erie is the singular definitively metropolis known definitively as “The Land”—home to the world’s most determined basketball diehards.
Since the Cleveland Cavaliers inaugural season in 1970, the steadfast spirit of the city has carried forth when wholehearted elation turned to heartbreaking frustration—because the wherewithal worthy of hardware continues to reveal that triumph invariably follows tribulation. The sanctuary of Quicken Loans Arena awaits, the pulpit’s unforgiving hardwood ready. Gear up for the glory.
For years Columbus-native Jack Nicklaus dreamed of bringing a golf tournament to the grounds where he developed his championship game. Imagining a tournament that honored the golfers who made the sport one of the most prestigious in the world, he also sought to give back to the community that supported him throughout unrivaled his career.
In May of 1976, Jack turned his dream into a reality when the Memorial Tournament was first played at the Muirfield Village Golf Club, a course he personally designed. Now in its 40th year, the tournament has become one of the premiere stops on the PGA Tour while raising millions for local charities, including primary benefactor Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Pay homage to one of central Ohio’s richest traditions with this super-soft tee.
Dublin, Ohio lore has it, Muirfield Village Golf Club, which hosts the celebrated Memorial Tournament every year, was built on Native American burial grounds. Though no evidence supports the claim, local tournament lovers have long believed Chief Leatherlips of the Wyandot tribe curses the course with rain every tournament. Chief Leatherlips himself is said to be buried just miles from the golf club after being executed by his own tribe for supposed treachery during his dealings with settlers.
How serious do locals take the lore? Well, Jack Nicklaus’ wife Barbara sought to break the curse and appease the ghost of Leatherlips during the 1993 tournament by leaving a glass of gin at the Leatherlips monument after Arnold Palmer’s wife Winnie claimed the drink settled the angry spirits of the undead.
Any other day, Cleveland’s Municipal Parking Lot is just that: a place to drop off your car. But this isn’t just any day—it’s game day.
Welcome to the Muni Lot, a tradition handed down generation after generation. The epicenter of Browns pride, here 10,000+ diehards congregate in their Sunday best and enjoy the finest culinary creations and liquid offerings—but NO ALCOHOL—as they withstand whatever the weather gods wish to throw Cleveland’s way. Secure your spot early and dive into the sea of Orange and Brown revelry. Then head to FirstEnergy Stadium for the second half of the day’s action. Go Browns!
It ain’t Oregon State, and it ain’t Oklahoma State. It’s THE Ohio State University.
With school President Edward Orton believing the institution’s original name “Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College” an inadequate reflection of the vast reach and scope of the school’s programs, he got the board of trustees together to rename it to “The Ohio State University” in 1878. By adding that definite article, the school sought to not only define itself as the state’s preeminent university, but also throw shade at intra-state schools, especially Ohio University. More than 100 years later, in 1986 the university, which had been using the OSU logo, reemphasized the all-important THE to re-establish the “national stature of the institution.” Pay homage.
More than doubling in size during the 1910s, Akron became the fastest growing city in the U. S. thanks to its rubber industry and manufacturing giants Goodrich Corporation, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and General Tire establishing headquarters in the northeast Ohio city.
Akron’s growth was so legendary it even attracted the future King of Hollywood. Before turning 18 and being swept up in acting, Clark Gable went to work at B.F. Goodrich’s tire factory like tens of thousands across the Midwest. And despite a decline in rubber manufacturing, the city is still the world capital for the polymer industry with more than 400 polymer-based companies in Northeast Ohio. Pay homage to the city responsible from getting everyone from point A to point B with this instant-classic tee.
Since 1922, Ohio Stadium (better known “The Horseshoe” or just "The 'Shoe” because of its distinctive shape) has been the home field for the Ohio State Buckeyes. When it opened, The Shoe held just over 66,000 fans; after a 2014 renovation that added more seating in the end zone, the official capacity is now 104,944, making it the fourth largest stadium in the United States and fifth largest in the world.
In 1968, when the Ohio State football team switched to the silver helmet so known to fans and alums the world over, small white decals with a buckeye leaf began adorning players’ helmets for significant plays. Throughout the ‘70s the decals were the size of a silver dollar, but since ’79 they’ve been about the size of a quarter.
When A League of Their Own’s outfielder Evelyn Gardner (Bitty Schram) can’t hit the cutoff man and her manager Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) scolds her for it, baseball comedy gold is born and we all learn a valuable lesson: Rogers Hornsby may yell at you, but there’s no crying in baseball.
In the early 1980s, Apple Computer was a small company living in the shadow of IBM. Co-founder Steve Jobs hung a poster behind his desk: IBM's "THINK" motto, in the stylized colors of Apple's trademark logo.
It reflected Jobs' philosophy perfectly: “The minute you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.”
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.
It’s not for Cardinals, Racers, Eagles, or even Hilltoppers. This is Wildcat country!
The country of Coach Cal, Big Blue Madness, hardwood dominance, horse racing and howlin’. Because after all, it is hard to be humble—and no, we’re not talking about Texas songwriter Mac Davis’ 1980 novelty hit, we’re talking about being a dyed-in-the-wool member of Big Blue Nation. Kentucky. Rupp Arena to Commonwealth Stadium, loyal sons and daughters sing!
Outside the northeast corner of the Glass Bowl, the stomping grounds of your Toledo Rockets football team, sits one of the university’s most prized possession: an authentic U.S. Army rocket from the nation’s missile program.
Donated in 1961 by the military as a gesture of the long-standing rapport between the university and Ordnance Corps of the U.S. Department of Army, the rocket weighs in at over one ton. And where’s the emblem of Toledo’s pride and strength aimed? You guessed it, the 50-yard line of Doyt Perry Stadium, 25 miles south and home to arch MAC rival Bowling Green. Rep your Blue and Gold pride and get ready for Toledo to take the Battle of I-75 Trophy again.
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.
Morgantown, West Virginia has a permanent population of just under 30,000 people, but when school resumes in the fall the population nearly doubles, and when WVU football begins, it becomes “Touchdown City.”
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!
Looking to be MVP of the VIP? Whether you’re making your way through the gala circuit once again (ugh), doing some classified recon á la Bond, or simply ringing in a new year, we have the only option for your black tie event.
And while everyone else is paying late fees on their rented tuxes, this 100%-business, 0%-casual number will eternally be yours and solely yours (barring a legendary blunder of lending it to a fellow heartbreaker). What’s more, with reengineered sophistication for the highest of the high-brow, this favorite means no more coat check and no more dry cleaning. Putting on the ritz has never been so easy. Pairs beautifully with HOMAGE sweats.
Since 1885—the first season Cincy fielded a gridiron squad—the University of Cincinnati has scored eight bowl game wins and 13 conference titles. And with one of the 10 best winning percentages in Division I college football since 2007, your Bearcats have been rewriting the school’s record books. Pay homage to a tradition that has produced 90 pro players and 35 All-Americans, and don’t miss a minute of action down at Nippert Stadium. Ohhhh, ohhhh, UC!
Anchored by senior Jack Givens and his 41 points in the NCAA championship game win over Duke, the 1977-78 Kentucky Wildcats finished the season 30-2 and with the university’s fifth national title. Givens, who led the team with a season average of 18 points and seven rebounds per game, finished with eight rebounds and 18-of-27 from the field in the win over the Blue Devils. Pay homage.
2011-2012 was simply en fuego for Big Blue Nation. Rocking a roster replete with future NBA stars, Kentucky put together an utter romp of a season to score the school’s eighth national championship. With Calipari at the helm for his third season, UK finished the run with a 67-59 victory over Kansas in the NCAA Tournament final.
After tying the single-season NCAA Division I record of 38 wins, your school sent six players to the NBA, including freshmen standouts Davis and Kidd-Gilchrist who went first and second overall—bagging even more bragging material for arguably college’s greatest basketball program. Pay homage.
Hoops might be the overwhelming focus of Big Blue Nation now, but that wasn’t always the case. Flash back two centuries to 1898—long before Scratch, the Wildcat, even before the school was known as the University of Kentucky—and the Blue and White dominated the gridiron.
Picking up the nickname “The Immortals,” the football team not only went undefeated, they didn’t relinquish a single point to opponents in a 7-0-0 romp of a season. Pay homage to a tradition of excellence and rep your squad all season long down at Commonwealth Stadium with this classic super-soft tee. Kentucky! Hit that line real hard! Kentucky! Fight for ev’ry yard!
With a trophy haul including 11 national championships, few, if any, schools want to wrestle with the formidable Wildcats, especially not their foes in the loaded Southeastern Conference.
While the school roars across 19 varsity sports, the sapphire jewel in the athletic crown is none other than the men’s hoops program. Having established one of the most legendary dynasties in college basketball, the Wildcats’ above-the-rim play has netted eight of the 11 national championships. Rep the school always ready for a deep run with this iconic super-soft tee. On, on, U of K, Kentucky, fight!
LeBron James returned because of it, and Kevin Love re-signed because of it: Your Cleveland Cavaliers have unfinished business.
While there was a lot to like during the 2014-2015 season—new coach David Blatt, team synergy, the Eastern Conference title—league glory eluded the Cavaliers at the final hurdle for the second time in the last 10 years. Set on fulfilling the dream of bringing hardware home to Cleveland, the Cavaliers reunite with more fire than ever. We’re all in—are you?
Originally formed in 1850 as St. Mary’s School for Boys with an inaugural class of 14 academically inclined young men, the University of Dayton, throughout its more than 150-year history, has educated Nobel Prize winners and Super Bowl-winning coaches alike.
Now welcoming close to 2,000 new undergraduate Flyers a year, UD is the largest private university in Ohio. Whether you’re one of the more than 100,000 alumni worldwide or a freshman still finding your way across the nearly 400 acres of campus, rep the Red and Blue, and pay homage to a school responsible for over 150 patents—including one to ensure your late-night pizzas stay hot long after leaving those Domino’s ovens.
As a charter MLS club, your D.C. United established a dynasty early, winning three of the first four MLS Cups. Ever since, you’ve watched them lay down the law on the pitch and continue the legacy.
Behind the mind-melting moves of the league’s best players, the Black-and-Red have colored history and lead all clubs with 13 international and national titles. Dare we even mention your club’s dominance against sworn rival the New York Red Bulls?
Whether you’re at the game or watching from afar, rep your club as they seek a fifth MLS Cup. Vamos United!
That ultimate patient-doctor couples costume you’ve been planning with your four-legged bestie is officially a go!
Make your little creature the feature of All Hallows’ Eve festivities while you channel your pet-whisperer/Dr. Dolittle routine in our special-edition tee. Just make sure to have on hand 100CC’s of treats for your furry one—in addition to the gobs of candy for the trick-or-treaters.
Hear that sound? It’s the Victory Bell ringing in an Ohio State win.
For fifteen minutes after every home OSU football victory, a brother of Alpha Phi Omega plugs his ears, and dutifully hunkers down to ring the bell in the southeast tower of the Horseshoe. And after a victory over Michigan? That sucker’s sounding for thirty minutes straight. The tradition started in 1954 after the bell was gifted to the school by the Classes of 1943, 1944 and 1945. And the 2,420 pounds of pure Buckeye pride can be heard from five miles away. Pay homage.
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.
The Cauldron is always cooking in Kansas City. Founded by famed sports promoter Lamar Hunt, who was responsible for putting together Major League Soccer, your Sporting Kansas City (under the name Kansas City Wiz) was one of the ten charter MLS clubs.
You’ve been there since the early days, when the club became the Kansas City Wizards and forged their history of excellence, delivering one of the most dominant seasons of all time in 2000. After finishing atop the Western Division, your Blue and Indigo took down the Chicago Fire Soccer Club for their first MLS Cup. In 2013, two years after the city’s new stadium opened, you got to relive MLS Cup glory.
Whether you’re part of a supporters group or a rogue diehard, make every day game day in the ultimate fan tee. No other club, but SKC!
Originating during the 2013-14 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Blue Jackets rallying cry We Are the 5th Line was the brainchild of the CBJ Artillery, a group of superfans. The slogan instantly became a hashtag that lit up Twitter and was adopted as the identity of Blue Jackets fan base at large.
Much in the way the Seattle Seahawks have the 12th man, the metaphoric 5th line extends hockey’s standard four lines of forwards, which sub in and out throughout the game, and represents the fans whose indomitable passion and support at and beyond Nationwide Arena spurs on the Jackets. The action on the ice awaits—join the line!
After every Buckeye touchdown, Block O rises with the rest of the stands and Ohio Stadium thunders with the familiar refrain of the Ohio State fight song. Along with “Hang On Sloopy,” a Saturday in fall just doesn’t feel right without TBDBITL and your eleven warriors charging across the gridiron. Rep the Buckeye tradition right with this super-soft tee, perfect for the season-long haul to the playoffs. Gear up for number nine. O-H!
With more than 80 winning seasons, 15 conference titles and 14 bowl game wins since the Gold and Blue fielded their first football team in 1891, it’s good to be a Mountaineer Maniac. And just when you thought game day couldn’t get better, the storied West Virginia pigskin tradition added two more ways to show your pride: the Mountaineer Mantrip and Gold Rush games. Gear up for the loaded schedule and all the gridiron glory to happen on Mountaineer Field down at Milan Puskar Stadium with this classic tee. Hail to West Virginia, hail!
After winning NL Central titles in 2010 and 2012, the Reds are back in the playoffs, having battled their way through the toughest division in baseball. Certainly on the minds of Cincinnati players and fans is the 2-0 lead that the Reds let slip away last year against the eventual World Series champion Giants.
The 1990 Cincinnati Reds became the first (and only) National League team to go “wire to wire,” leading the NL West from the first day of the season all the way to the last. Under new manager Lou Piniella (who took over for Tommy Helms), the ‘90 Reds began the year 33-12 and never looked back, dispatching the Pirates in six games in the NLCS and sweeping the A’s in the World Series.
Far more than just the “Nasty Boys” pitching staff (Rob Dibble, Norm Charlton and Randy Myers), the Reds' roster featured Chris Sabo, Barry Larkin, Eric Davis, Paul O’Neill and Billy Hatcher—a monster lineup destine for the highlight reel!
Keep living on the air in Cincinnati, Cincinnati WKRP. Setting the foundation for modern favorites “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation,” the beloved and Emmy-winning “WKRP in Cincinnati” mined the ensemble office archetype for hilarity week after week during its four-season run from 1978 to ‘82.
With program director Andy Travis (Gary Sandy) leading booger-obsessed, perpetually cool if not unbalanced DJ Dr. Johnny Fever (Howard Hesseman) and fascinatingly inept news reporter Les Nessman (Richard Sanders), WKRP was the radio station unrivaled in misguided promotions. And no promotion stands out more than the one in Thanksgiving episode “Turkeys Away”—“As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly,” still gets us. Pay homage and keep re-watching.
As one of only 10 charter members of the MLS, your Columbus Crew SC ushered in a new era of U.S. professional soccer, and ushered it in with a statement 4-0 win during their 1996 debut game against D.C. United.
The auspicious start and your devotion to the Black and Gold led Columbus to build the first U.S. stadium designed specifically for soccer. And in their 20th season, your Crew SC not only returned to the MLS Cup for the first time since their 2008 massive win, they had the distinct honor of hosting it for the first time. Gear up for another season of shaking the stadium with the ultimate Black and Gold tee. Glory to Columbus!
You’ve strolled through the beauty of the College Green, cursed Morton Hill, survived Court Street, spent a night or two at Vernon Alden, watched Marching 110 lay down the heavy at halftime shows, devoured your fair share of greasy fare, fested with the best, and, of course, rocked the classroom. Pay homage to all 1,850 acres of Ohio University and the wonderland that is Athens, Ohio with this super-soft classic. Forever a Bobcat.
Tennis legend and 39-time Grand Slam champion Billie Jean King set a precedent for boldness off the court as much as she did on. Advancing equal rights and promoting social change, Billie Jean King founded the Women’s Sports Foundation, co-founded World TeamTennis, a professional tennis format with an emphasis on gender-equity, and serves as a director of the National AIDS Fund. But perhaps her most famous push for gender equality came when she beat Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes tennis match.
Billie Jean King proves that when you embrace being bold as a way of life, there’s no limit to the impact you can have on the world. Make your mark and inspire others in this loose-fitting boxy tee, featuring a scoop neck and slightly shorter hemline than our standard unisex tee. Be bold.
The “BE” collection celebrates the individualism and courage of groundbreaking female athletes Hilary Knight, Billie Jean King and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, whose achievements inspire women to embrace their passion and create their own unique story.