Sports & Leisure

Police Matter Surrounding a Rapper Leads Grizzlies to Shelf Bobblehead Promotion
February 25, 2019 at 12:19 pm

The 2018-19 season has not proven pleasant for the Memphis Grizzlies, who find themselves way out of the playoff hunt in the NBA’s Western Conference. The organization had been hoping to inject a little levity into what has been a sloppy campaign by issuing a bobblehead featuring rookie sensation Jaren Jackson Jr. last Friday. However, his…

Chicago Blackhawks Celebrate National Margarita Day with Jimmy Buffett Promos
February 21, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Though we still hold a solid grudge against the Chicago Blackhawks for beating our local Flyers in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, we can commend the franchise’s promotional products clout, which it will display tomorrow through its National Margarita Day celebration at the United Center with Jimmy Buffett-themed promos items. https://twitter.com/NHLBlackhawks/status/1098360433247956993 Sometimes, the scheduling world works…

'Bunch of Jerks': NHL's Hurricanes Turn Dumb Controversy Into Awesome T-shirt
February 19, 2019 at 12:23 pm

NHL commentator Don Cherry has gained notoriety for his outspoken nature, most recently on Saturday when he dubbed the Carolina Hurricanes as a “bunch of jerks” for their on-ice celebrations following each victory. In response, the Hurricanes added a bit of micro-moment comeuppance by issuing “Bunch of Jerks” T-shirts the day after his rebuke...

Here Are Two Very Cool Stories About Bobbleheads
February 14, 2019 at 1:39 pm

Thanks to two amazing bobblehead promotions, we feel inclined to unite the sentiments, as an MLB squad and a minor league club announced plans to honor not on-field superstars, but a pair of regular folks with ties to the teams...

Bleacher Report Is a Branded Apparel Company Now, Apparently
February 6, 2019 at 12:09 pm

Since its 2007 inception, Bleacher Report has come to epitomize coverage of the sports and sports culture worlds. But noting which players find themselves on the trading block and who is the biggest prize in the free agent market, among other observations, is not all that the Turner Broadcasting System-owned website should receive praise for…

NFL Gets Go-Ahead to Seize Counterfeit Super Bowl Merch in Atlanta
January 31, 2019 at 2:31 pm

Many people have affectionately come to refer to Atlanta as “Hotlanta,” but the NFL wants to make sure that the modified name refers only to the Georgia city’s temperatures and not the quality of the merchandise sold in conjunction with Super Bowl LIII. Beginning today and lasting through noon on Monday, the league—thanks to a…

'Corporate, Soulless': The Devolution of the Super Bowl Logo
January 30, 2019 at 2:01 pm

Like the combatants who take part in the Super Bowl, not every logo that represents the Big Game can prove a winner. If you have lately found the Super Bowl logos to be rather nondescript and not befitting of the pageantry involved in the gridiron clash, you're in good company. Todd Radom, who had a…