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The NFL Monster is Here and Baseball Will Be Hurt Most

If the world were made for hardcore sports fans, our year would move seamlessly from one season to the next. We’d never have to pledge allegiance to one viewing option, with the next great run always on the horizon. To quote the eternal Austin Powers, “it’s just not in the cards now is it?” Unfortunately, our pro sports schedules overlap, and that means something has to get the nix. Fall is just around the corner, and in an NFL universe, baseball takes the backseat.

No self-respecting fan wants to admit it, but the annual calm before the playoff storm is about to be in full effect. Science says that the NFL has the most watched events, and baseball just doesn’t have enough to offer before the World Series run. There are numerous hypotheses for this exodus, but I’ll offer my best attempt at the most glaring.

Even with last year’s playoff expansion, MLB’s playoff pool is too small. With the exception a few close division races, we know who’s going to be there in October by September 1st. As the herd thins, even committed baseball fans become unenthused. Your market’s marginal baseball fan is about to get a guilt-free pass to head toward the hash marks.

NFL games mean more. Baseball’s opening day may be a widely honored tradition, but the town’s first NFL game brings more eyes. Opening night in the NFL accounts for 1/16 of the season compared to MLB’s 1/162. Pretty staggering. There’s a good chance that witnessing the first few games of the NFL season could mean having a complete idea of what each team could and could not become by season’s end. Why not make that investment while the MLB bloats itself with less impactful results 4 nights a week?

The NFL doesn’t discriminate. With the television fanfare that surrounds Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games alone, sports fans are welcomed to watch teams outside their own. Players you loved who played at your college are all over the NFL, and just about every game has an impact on your fantasy week. NFL division races are tighter than baseball’s by design. How many baseball fans do you know that watch every MLB game that hits their TV? It’s easier to stay involved in the NFL season, with your team or another.

Tired of choosing allegiances every few months? Tire no more. Awesome Sports Logos has apparel to keep your season alive regardless of if it’s in play. More importantly, many of our Awesome T-Shirts are non-sport specific, so you can mold your own legend, and season. No matter what time of year, the Cocksville Blockers awesome t-shirts are always in season.

 

 Thanks for reading and supporting Awesome Sports Logos!

 Jake Springer
Awesome Sports Logos Columnist

Awesome Sports Logos Breaks Down the NFL Draft

Super Spring has ended and the NFL Draft has once again left fans, teams and pundits equally hopeful and confused. The Draft has become a spectacle of the grandest scale on a platform that just gets bigger. Yet, at the end of each year’s Draft, one sentiment always rings true. None of us knows what the hell is going on.

In this day and age, with more information at the hands of scouts, coaches, and fans than ever before, you would think that predicting next level performance would be easy. We follow players longer, we see more film, we rate more significant measurables, we get everything at the click of a button, and all of us still miss big time. I don’t know why The NFL Draft is such an inexact science, but I will take a stab at why we’re so hooked.

The draft process is the perfect roller coaster ride. It starts at a healthy pace near the end of college careers and culminates with a whirlwind finish. The organizations gain pride by building cases on athletes through countless hours of work. Fans hope for the best for their teams and the worst for their opponents. Analysts get high off the potential of building a career predicting Draft stock. Most importantly, at the end of the weekend nobody’s wrong. Everyone holds hope that their player, team or pick is the gold standard. This is also the bitter pill on the wrong end of the double-edged sword. The Draft’s finish also leaves us with an incredible emptiness, because we can’t know the outcome for years down the line. After all the hoopla, pomp and circumstance, all we’re left with is hope. Nobody wins, nobody loses, just more grades and predictions.

Then there’s the p.s.s., the ultimate silver lining. By the time the world gets the final grade on each player, very few will remember who had him pegged as a success or failure. Sure, every ten years the networks will do a Top Ten Draft Busts special. Some unfortunate cases might even get a feature length 30 for 30. The majority, however, will just fall silently into the NFL abyss. Yes, the Draft roller coaster always comes to a screeching halt.

It’s in our nature to consume and enjoy this type of demonstration. The NFL Draft is a very long form, if not abstract version of an NFL game. The Draft has all the ups and downs, without the closure or finality of the W or L. We’re all addicted to football, and the NFL Draft is our bungled rehab. As a new prospect prepares to wear your favorite team’s logo, you too should consider some new garb. Awesome Sports Logos has a stockpile of t-shirts for you to hold up proudly at the podium. Let your town know how excited you are to represent them by picking an awesome t-shirt from our famous collection. With our first pick, we select….The Cocksville Blockers funny t-shirt .

We don’t have to wait 10 years. The Cocksville Blockers t-shirt is a star in the making.

 
 
Thanks for reading,
 
Jake Springer
Awesome Sports Logos Columnist/T-shirt wearer
 

Awesome Sports Logos Random Thanksgiving Thoughts

Oh man, I am big time full! Thanksgiving is so awesome. Be safe on the roadways in the next few days. The Thanksgiving holiday is the most traveled holiday on the roads. It’s a good time of year to make sure your rubber is up to date. What were you thinking? I had tires on my mind as well as our funny t-shirt, the Akron Rubbers.
 
 
 
I thought I would do something different tonight and hit on a few random subjects in the news. Do they relate to t-shirts, well we’ll find a way to do that but with a full stomach and an overdose of sleep on the way caused by turkey, here we go.
 
Its official, Twinkies are no longer as the Hostess plant shut down this week. To me, the reason that everyone is up in arms is not because they enjoy a Twinkie or Hostess cake on a nightly basis. If that were the case, they’d still be in business. We are sad because a part of our childhood is saying goodbye for now. Remember when you didn’t have to look at the back of a label to see how bad everything is for you. When I was a kid, there was nothing better than having a Twinkie. Play baseball, wiffle ball or any game with a ball with my neighborhood friends and when it came time to come home, that snack was my go to comfort food. Now it’s gone. I’m like many of you. I haven’t had a Twinkie in nearly 25 years but it’s the same reason I don’t throw away the first baseball I caught at a Red Sox game or my 6th grade journal. You just don’t want to say goodbye. Here’s hoping that another company will pick up the Twinkie and many of the other brands.
 
I actually thought about paying tribute to the Twinkie by creating a team. The name “twinks” came to mind but I don’t think many people would purchase a shirt with “twinks” on it. Don’t look the word up on Google, just trust me. We do have some other t-shirts that are edible. These are two of my favorites!  Here are the Dade City Kumquats. Each January, Dade City Florida hosts a Kumquat festival that draws thousands of Floridians.  
 

  

We also feature the Idaho Taters awesome t-shirt. We were shocked that of all the teams that have played in Idaho, no one called themselves the Taters. Potatoes bring in approximately 2.7 billion dollars a year into the state economy. Now that’s a lot of cash and a lot of Taters to bring in that kind of money!
 
 

Here in our home base of Houston, Texans fans are breathing a sigh of relief today as they escaped Detroit with a 34-31 overtime victory in a seesaw matchup that had hearts pounding on both sides of the ball. Detroit fans have every reason to be upset about a Texans touchdown being allowed even though Justin Forsett’s knee was clearly down on a running play. The whistle was never blown and Forsett continued to run 81 yards into the end zone. All touchdowns are automatically reviewed and the play surely would have been overturned but Lions coach Jim Schwartz immediately threw his challenge flag. NFL rules state throwing a challenge flag on a scoring play negates the review and is an automatic unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. After the game, Schwartz told the Associated Press that he knew the rule but was so mad that he overreacted. The NFL rules committee will clearly look at this rule in the off-season. An interesting tidbit is that Texans GM Rick Smith sits on that committee. The rule needs to be adjusted but Schwartz is to blame. You can be mad, you can be frustrated but you also can’t give the other team 7 points instead of a 7 yard gain.
 
Two of our Awesome Sports Logos are football teams and they are also two of our bestsellers. Here’s our top seller, the Cocksville Blockers.
 
 

Cocksville is our only made up city but the name was just too good to pass up. This rooster looks like he could throw a few blocks. I wouldn’t mess with him.
 
Our second awesome t-shirt is the Nashville Bootleggers. Parts of Tennessee became famous for “Bootlegging”. In fact, Al Capone was known to hideout and stopover in this area. This Bootlegger logo is leading the charge with a Heisman like pose except instead of carrying a football, he is carrying Tennessee Whiskey.
 
 

Finally, today marks the 68th day of the NHL lockout. I am a huge hockey fan and I truly miss the sport. The problem is I’m part of a dwindling fan base. The longer this continues, the smaller the crowds will become. Yes the original six cities of New York, Montreal, Boston, Chicago, Toronto and Detroit will always draw great crowds but what about cities like Dallas, Phoenix, Anaheim and Columbus. I was a Stars season ticket holder during the last work stoppage. I saw a difference in attendance and they did nothing to win me back over. Sit in a room and don’t come out until you have a deal. Split revenue 50/50 and call it a day. Guys, no one even talks about you guys being locked out. You cancelled the one game a year, the Winter Classic on New Years Day that people actually watched. One of the great games who most agree is the best sport to watch in person is being ruined by greed on both sides, pure and simple.
 
On a lighter note, we end with a few hockey t-shirts that we offer at Awesome Sports Logos.
 
Don't mess with these three characters:
 
 
 
 
     
And last but not least, The Texas Roadkill. I guess you could mess with this Armadillo since Roadkill tends to be deceased as you pass it on the highway.
 

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Tell me you’re not going to wait in line tomorrow for Black Friday. You could easily get a lot of your shopping done just by going to our site and purchasing our cool t-shirts that are receiving great reviews. Super soft and super entertaining with satisfaction guaranteed. I promise!!
 
As always, thanks for reading.
 
Gavin Spittle
Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Fanatic
www.awesomesportslogos.com

Cock Blocking is Not Cool unless its an Awesome Sports Logos T-shirt

Some say the term “cock block” dates all the way back to 1972. The term is so commonly used that it’s in the dictionary. Okay, it’s the urban dictionary but it still says dictionary right?  Who would have thought that such a term would turn into our best-selling t-shirt? Well, we actually had an inkling because we here at Awesome Sports Logos have some pretty sick minds.

So here’s how the t-shirt concept came up. I woke up early on a Saturday morning and couldn’t get back to sleep. I was thinking about t-shirt names which by the way happens far too often and I rushed out of bed because there had to be a Cocksville in the United States. Sadly, the closest I could get is Cockeysville Maryland but it just wasn’t the same. I was so disappointed and then the light bulb went on above my head.  I think in this case it was the sun rising but you understand the reference. “Heck, I should just make the town name up just like I made the logo up”? From there the Cocksville Blockers was born. Cocksville sounded better than Cockstown, and Cocksbury. Here’s three time Super Bowl Champion Ted Johnson proudly wearing his Cocksville Blockers t-shirt.
 
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 Ted told me that he likes this shirt better than his Super Bowl rings. Okay, he didn’t say that but a guy can dream right? BTW, Ted is an awesome guy. He was the first guy to openly speak about concussions and is also the first guy to donate his brain to concussion research. That takes guts and I truly admire Ted.

Two of my designers fought over the rights to create this logo. Unlike the NFL with their referees, I’m reasonable and I liked them both, therefore we have two different designs. We knew we had something special.
 
      
You see, we have passion for this name because we’ve all been cock blocked. I remember my college crush had finally got drunk enough to find me attractive. I couldn’t believe it.  Did I feel bad about it, of course! I also feel bad when people ring up items wrong at the register but sometimes, you just have to continue. You know what I’m saying right? So this was the big night and then out of nowhere, let’s call her Kara because that was in fact her real name, came swooping in with the infamous, “There is no way that she is going home with you tonight”. From there she was whisked away. That was an epic cock block! Now, back to the present day, I am with the woman of my dreams, someone who co-owns this awesome t-shirt venture and someone with a mind like mine that thinks the Cocksville Blockers is the coolest t-shirt ever. The first night we met, I was actually almost cock blocked by some random guy next to me. I had showed up late to our date and he began macking on her early. Completely my fault, I know, don’t yell at the computer screen, I’m the one that showed up late but I swooped in with my awkwardness and all was well. Until he uttered this line, “I’m just going to say this, this girl is a keeper and you better not blow this”. Well thank you man alone in the bar that I just met and who doesn’t know anything about me except for that fact that I do have a tendency to blow it.  As I told you previously, it all worked out and I met the woman of my dreams. I continue to say this so that she gives me permission to publish this.
Here’s SportsRadio 610 Houston morning host Nick Wright sporting his Blockers t-shirt. Thanks for supporting us Nick, way to be a “wing man” for our company!
 
So are you a “wing man” or a “cock blocker”? While they are complete opposites, wing man attempts can quickly turn into cock blocking. If you are the third wheel, never do the following.

1)      Talk about your friends exes

2)      Make fun of him in front of her

3)      And if you’re a guy, just don’t talk at all! We all blow it for our buddies.

If you have some cock blocking stories, I’d love to hear them. In the meantime, wear this rooster with pride. You’ll certainly get some looks and a lot of conversation. You can also buy the shirt for your buddy. He’ll quickly get the message of “You are what you wear”.

Talk to you soon and keep wearing those super soft Awesome Sports Logos t-shirts!

Sincerely

Gavin Spittle

Founder, logo lover and proud t-shirt wearer

www.awesomesportslogos.com

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