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Awesome Sports Logos T-Shirts & Thanksgiving go Hand in Hand

Some of our Awesome Sports Logos t-shirts and Thanksgiving go hand in hand!

Hey guys, Happy Thanksgiving from the team at Awesome Sports Logos. Tomorrow, I’ve picked out just the right outfit, a Cape Cod Scrod t-shirt to sit at the dinner table with my family, stuff my face and watch football all day long. I’m sure I’ll fit in a sweet nap as well waking up several times with potential new team names. I do that a lot. Instead of sugar plums dancing in my head, it’s cities with potential logos to match up. You don’t have to say it, I know, it’s a sickness.
 
I’m writing this latest blog from my in-laws abode in Dallas, TX. Here is our Dallas t-shirt, the Dallas Doughboys, a baseball team which celebrates the history of our military.
 

So how do our awesome t-shirts relate to Thanksgiving? Read on my friend and you’ll see why.

1.)    Potatoes are such a critical part of Thanksgiving. Whether they are smothered in gravy or chopped up with onions and herbs, there is always a spot on the plate for some Taters. Idaho is known for its potatoes and the climate is perfect Tater growing weather. Over 30 different kinds of potatoes are grown in Idaho. The Idaho Taters was the first sports logo that we created and is still one of our favorites.
  
 
 
2.)    The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the most traveled holidays on our roadways. Akron is the Rubber Capital of the World and the headquarters of Goodyear. Thus this Thanksgiving holiday, the roadways will be filled with a lot of rubber from Akron so we present the Akron Rubbers.
 
   

 

3.)    Not only is there a lot of food consumed, many get in the Thanksgiving spirit by drinking spirits. One of our awesome t-shirts is the Nashville Bootleggers. Our guy on the logo is giving the Heisman but instead of carrying a football, he’s securing a whiskey barrel, a drink that Tennessee is known for dating all the way to back to pre-prohibition.
 
 

 

4.)    Throughout parts of this great country of ours, Thanksgiving gets a little chilly at night. One thing that never gets old to me is a sweet wood fire. The snapping sounds and awesome heat is the only part of cold weather that I enjoy. One of our favorite hockey teams that we created is the Portland Tree Huggers. Although you’re not going to cut down this tree without a fight. This is one scary piece of lumber!
 
 
 
5.)    You know how your Aunt shows up with that random casserole that no one wants to touch? When your Aunt is sketchy with the details of the various meats that are in this mysterious dish, I’m betting it’s some form of Roadkill. Armadillo anyone? We bring you the Texas Roadkill.
 
 

 

6.)    And last but not least, Thanksgiving is the time of year when we bond with our family. Sorry, I really tried to write that last sentence trying to remain serious. Listen, we all love our families but spending all day in one house stuffing our faces with alcohol flowing can create some tension. Therefore, we bring you the Middleton Fingers.
 
Have a great Thanksgiving everyone and remember that you can avoid Black Friday with a couple clicks of your mouse which will produce some of the coolest t-shirts around from Awesome Sports Logos. Hint, hint…
 
As always, thank you so much for reading, I truly appreciate it.
 
Gobble, Gobble!
 
Sincerely,
Gavin Spittle
Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt wearer
www.awesomesportslogos.com

History on a Cool T-shirt, Its a Win-Win

On our nation’s birthday, my best to everyone living in this awesome country. Huge thanks to the men and women who serve in our Military for keeping this great land safe and protecting our freedoms, the Coast Guard and Border Patrol for their countless contributions and for our community civil servants which include Police, Fire and EMT’s. We can’t say it enough, thank you very much for all that you do.

One of the great things about starting this t-shirt company is that I’ve learned so many great things about America. Every logo on our site has a detailed description next to it. Just like you, I didn’t know there was a huge Kumquat festival in Dade City each year. We tell you how many potatoes are harvested from Idaho, what a Chupacabra is and plenty of other stats. We still can’t believe that the Amish live in Intercourse. That seems like a joke but it’s true.  Two of our logos have special meaning this Independence Day. I discovered the names when I visited the Smithsonian a few years back.

The New York Zouaves
 
    

The name Zouave actually comes from Algeria and was first used by the French army as they recruited military from the Zouaoua tribe. Zouaves are distinguished by their uniforms which included short open-fronted jackets, baggy trousers and often sashes and oriental headgear. The New York Zouaves also known as the 11th New York Infantry took on the Zouaves name, uniforms and drill style during the Civil War. These volunteers started fighting immediately occupying Alexandria, Virginia just 24 hours after the state succeeded from the Union. They used different tactics than most regimens and with great success. They actually re-loaded their rifles on their back so they weren’t easy targets. They also marched at double the normal speed and were spaced further apart. Zouave regimens faded after the Civil War and transformed into what’s now known as our National Guard.

The Dallas Doughboys
 

A Doughboy is a term used to describe an American soldier. This term dates all the way back to the Mexican American War that focused around Texas. Some say it originated because many noticed that U.S. forces were constantly covered with chalky dust from marching through the dry terrain of Northern Mexico making the men look like unbaked dough. There are many other theories on the nickname, including how the infantry baked with rice and dough during war rations. The term Doughboy changed into the commonly used term “G.I.“ during WW2. In 2011, the last known Doughboy Frank Buckles of West Virginia passed away at the age of 110. Frank was an amazing Patriot. He lied about his age to serve during WW1 as an ambulance driver in France. Buckles then spent three years in a Japanese POW camp in the Phillipines during WW2. People like Mr. Buckles make this country what it is today.

 

I hope you enjoy these shirts and the stories that go along with them. If you have any questions, as always, feel free to reach out to me at gavin@awesomesportslogos.com.

Gavin Spittle

Founder, logo lover and most importantly proud American!

www.awesomesportslogos.com

 

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