Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sports T-Shirts and Five Kinds of Sports Fans

Five Kinds of Sports Fans

While looking at the different sports t-shirts we carry and looking for unique, funny, local sports t-shirts to sell from different cities this article on sports fans came about.

5: The Detroit Fan: Detroit fans have a never-say-die attitude, which is good, because their sports team usually die on the field. Whether it’s the Pistons trying to keep the second half from turning into a blowout or the Tigers trying to competently make it the 9th inning without losing in double digits, Detroit fans are full of hope. They have to be. It’s not like their city is full of championship rings or trophies.

4: The New York Fan: Smug and superior, the New York sports fan never knows the pain of his team not being able to afford to buy a championship. At this point, it’s almost boring when the Yankees win and doubly embarrassing when they lose. Fortunately, there are always Mets and Jets fans to remind New Yorkers that their sports teams can always sink to the bottom.

3: The Atlanta Fan: Rife with amazingly polite homeless people, Atlanta fans take pride in their sports teams. Sure, their backwood, hillbilly lifestyle makes it hard for them to afford the high priced, high-falootin’ sports tickets, but after someone reads the streets signs for them, they find the stadiums fast enough to see the game.

2: The California Fan: Sadly, all they know is Lakers basketball and one has to wonder what will happen when they no longer have a 20-foot giant on the team that has to bend down to drop the ball in the hoop. Perhaps, in the future, Los Angeles will discover that they actually have other sports in their city. Then again, why bother to go when you can legally smoke medical marijuana?

1: The Philadelphia Fan: Drunk, belligerent and full of riot juice, the average Philadelphia sports fan is obnoxious, the city once proposed “muzzle day” for one of the Phillies home games. There’s a reason the pretzels are sold soft in Philadelphia, so they don’t hurt anyone when they are hurled onto the sports field. Any town that booed Santa, would pretty much boo its own mother.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Thor vs. Iron Man - The T-Shirts

Thor vs. Iron Man - The T-Shirts

Marvel comics is cranking out the comic book movies these days, but which character makes the best T-shirt? This week we match up the Thor and Iron Man movies!

Quotes: Robert Downey Jr. makes a suave and dashing Tony Stark. Nothing was more exciting than to watch him build an Iron Man suit just to escape his hostage takers. But even after two movies, Tony is still kind of a jerk. “I want one,” was a funny line, but it doesn’t translate to a T-shirt. Thor, on the other hand, is always spouting out. What does he care? He’s a god!
Winner: Thor

Timeliness: While Thor is a timeless classic that goes back hundreds of years, he’s always been a bit dated. Iron Man, on the other hand, has always been about the edge of technology, not only in regard to pants, but the rest of your clothes too. Thor is just never going to have rocket pants.
Winner: Iron Man

Design: Again, Thor’s design is classic, if you live in the 9th century. Unfortunately, most movie goers would rather wear a superhero t-shirt than 60 lbs of chain mail. The Iron Man suit, however, augments your strength, so it doesn’t really matter how heavy it is. Plus, its temperature controlled so you can make it to that date in style. Of course, for most comic book fans, that isn’t really an issue.
Winner: Iron Man

Characters: Tony Stark has a good balance of genius and weakness, but Thor is like a frat boy with a magic hammer. What other character is going to chug a flagon of mead and beat down a dragon drunk? That’s badass.
Winner: Thor

Once again, it’s another close call, but I have to give it to Thor. You get the best mix of superhero and fantasy all in one character.