Sports & Leisure

The WNBA's Personalized Merch Boxes for Drafted Players Are Extremely Cool
April 21, 2020 at 12:34 pm

Coronavirus shutdowns wiped out the NCAA men's and women's tournaments, but the latter’s group of stars received a boost on Friday. In conjunction with its virtual draft, the WNBA sent merch boxes to draft prospects, including hats representing the league’s 12 franchises...

What Will Happen With All of the XFL Merchandise?
April 17, 2020 at 12:38 pm

XFL fans, we’re sorry the league folded. We’re all living in a world without sports right now, but the XFL was getting some serious hype as an alternative to the NFL and new fans were jumping on the bandwagon every week. (I liked Houston because former Temple quarterback PJ Walker). But then, as quickly as…

NFL Teams, Star Running Back Assist COVID-19 Relief Through Branded Merch, Face Mask Donations
April 14, 2020 at 1:17 pm

The NFL season doesn't start until preseason games open in August, but players and franchises aren't sitting on the sidelines as the pandemic affects everyone’s life. Through various merchandise and a plan to distribute branded face masks, a star running back and two teams are hoping their efforts will hit pay dirt to assist various populations...

NCAA Tournament, Kentucky Derby Merchandise Is Still Available
April 10, 2020 at 12:49 pm

People who were previously lucky enough to score tickets to events like the NCAA Tournament or the Kentucky Derby are no doubt bummed. It’s for the best, but it doesn’t take the sting out of missing out on the action. We can’t go back and magically make the events happen as scheduled, but we can do the next best thing: buy merchandise as if we were there...

These McDonald’s Branded Adidas Shoes Are Insane(ly Cool)
April 9, 2020 at 1:20 pm

While the answer to when Portland Trailblazers fans will again see five-time All-Star Damian Lillard knock down jumpers remains a mystery, they, along with sneakerheads everywhere, will soon be able to revel over his cool new signature sneakers that Adidas and McDonald’s are set to issue...

Fanatics Is Using MLB Jersey Material for Medical Masks, Gowns
March 27, 2020 at 10:43 am

Fanatics is halting its production of MLB jerseys, and is using the material to make gowns and masks for medical professionals dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. They might even look a little familiar to Phillies and Yankees fans. Fanatics executive chairman Michael Rubin discussed the plan in a series of tweets yesterday...

American Hockey League's Smallest-Market Team Sells 'Puck the Virus' Shirts to Support Staff
March 23, 2020 at 10:36 am

Instead of focusing on the damage that coronavirus is doing to their livelihoods, athletes and organizations are finding means to aid the public and their staffs. One of these organizations, the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League, is selling a ‘Puck the Virus’ shirt to benefit team workers who cannot perform their typical duties...

Wrestling Stars Release T-shirts to Benefit COVID-19 Relief Efforts
March 17, 2020 at 2:03 pm

Given the times, it's comforting to learn of any efforts to help out. All Elite Wrestling performers Cody Rhodes and Chris Jericho are doing their part by issuing T-shirts whose proceeds will assist the United Way’s COVID-19 Family Support Fund and the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Response Fund...

Fans Have Fun With WWE Undertaker T-shirt Typo
March 16, 2020 at 1:28 pm

With minimal action to enjoy as the coronavirus outbreak sidelines sporting events, wrestling fans will undoubtedly grow restless the longer the pandemic lasts. But WWE devotees are trying to have a bit of fun during these unsettling times, with many ribbing an Undertaker shirt that contains a humorous typo...