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The World Cup is coming, and Fall is Upon Us
Every year fall is an exciting time with College and NFL Football, the MLB Playoffs, and the start of the NHL and NBA Season. This year we get an added bonus. The World Cup!
Spring is the Season of Hope
Ahh, Spring. A time for new beginnings and hope for sports fans. The Madness of March, and the college basketball tournament, is behind us so much is still ahead of us. Around the sports world excitement is building that will have all of us fired up for what comes next.
The Coaching Carousel Continues to Spin
The Carousel tends to start when a coach signs a big contract, and this year it appears that was Mel Tucker at Michigan State. All of the rumors about where he might go immediately stopped, and it didn't take long until we started seeing jump ship. The three big ones were Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Oregon losing their head coaches. These are big time programs and the coaches resigned to go to other jobs that, in my opinion, offer less stability.
Helping to develop young fans
"A Wolverine would dominate a Duck." "What the heck is an Aggie?" "I don't know. I think a Mountaineer might be able to take a Cavalier." Things like that were regular discussions before we actually cared about the games themselves.
My Fantasy Team is...
I am currently the Detroit Lions of the league. Winless. I started the year with hopes of my team being good, because my draft was decent. Then after starting 0-3, having four players go to IR, and the players that weren't injured vastly under performing. I know it was a little early in the season to do this, but I decided to embrace the tank
Fall: The most wonderful time of the year
I know, I know, they always talking about the Holidays being the most wonderful time of the year, but I just don't buy into that. For me, as a sports fan, Fall is the most wonderful time. That's right, I said it, and I don't feel the least bit bad about it.
Looking for the perfect bridal party gift?
As you probably know, I have been a sports fan all of my life. What you might not know is that along with Carrot Stick Sports, I have been in the wedding industry for over a decade while running the daily operations of the family limousine company, D & D Executive Transportation. I am also pretty sure that you didn't know that I have been in 10 weddings in my life. Now, I don't say that makes me a wedding expert by any means, but it does give me some fairly unique insight into them. One of the things I have often heard from brides and grooms, including many of my friends is that they aren't sure what to get the bridal party as gifts for standing up with them. I have gotten flasks, pen sets, clocks, and my favorite a custom pair of Adidas that I still wear today. All of these are great, and can serve of a long time reminder of the special day. While I may not use my flasks anymore, I definitely enjoyed them, and greatly appreciated the thought that went into them. One of my customers decided to real step up their game when they picked their gifts, and they got custom designed Bat Mugs for the Groomsmen, because they all played ball together. The bride and groom, talked me through what they wanted on the mugs, I found some options, talked to my designer and then placed the order. It took just a few days to get them, and the entire wedding party was thrilled. What I really like about this idea, is that you can really customize the gift to each person because you can get the wine goblet, beer mug, shot glass, bottle opener, or even the shortstop to serve as a tumbler of sorts. The great news is there is not a minimum quantity that you need to get for custom orders, so you can even get something with your company logo to use at the office, like I did. What I really enjoy about these mugs is that the really are a collectible piece. Even if you don't want to go full on custom, and want to get a logo from your favorite MLB or MiLB team, you can absolutely do that. We have access to almost any throwback and minor league logo, so just let us know your favorite team, and we will find something special for you or the person you are giving it to. So whether you are giving a one of a kind gift, helping to start a collection, or looking for a whole set for your Man Cave or Basement Bar, these are perfect for you. Just let me know your favorite team, the logo you want, or just a concept, and we can get to work on building your collection. After all, we all know a baseball far that would love this, maybe it's even your mom (check out the last picture).
Socks not only look good, but can help you feel good.
Over the last week, it has become abundantly clear that comfortable socks can make a major difference in happiness.
Chasing the Carrot
A place where Central Michigan and Arizona State fans could both come into the store and find something for their favorite team. I wanted to have a place where new fans could discover teams that they would embrace as their own. A place where people would not just go to buy something and go away, but where you could have a barber shop conversation with other fans, learn about new teams, discover a logo you might fall in love with (Maybe some kind of TokyoDachi style)