It is the final day in November and the holiday season is upon us. It is the time of year when peace is extended and rivalries are forgotten. That is unless you follow college football where this weekend rivals square off for yearlong bragging rights. These match ups are what make college football so great and many have BCS implications. One of the more significant games is in the state of Alabama where Auburn and Alabama clash in what locals have tabbed the Iron Bowl.
These two schools first met in 1893 and have played a total of 77 times. This year, as the state divides, Auburn looks to play spoiler to a perfect Alabama season. So sit back, grab some leftovers and peacefully enjoy this great weekend in college football.
We all like a side of football to go along with our Thanksgiving Day turkey, it’s tradition and nothing speaks more to that tradition than the Detroit Lions. Yes, the Cowboys play on turkey day as well, and have done so since 1966, but the Lions began the great tradition and kicked it off in 1934. Here is a little background to the first Thanksgiving Day game in the Motor City.
Prior to the start of the 1934 season, George Richards purchased the Portsmouth Spartans and moved them to Detroit, naming them the Lions. The Lions struggled to gain notoriety in a city that saw their beloved Tigers narrowly lose the 1934 World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals. In order to attract a fan base and build support for his team, Richards scheduled a Thanksgiving Day showdown against the Chicago Bears. The game became the premier attraction and tickets were sold out two weeks prior to kickoff. A packed University of Detroit Stadium crowd witnessed the Bears win by a score of 19-16. The game was such a success in introducing professional football to Detroit that it became a yearly tradition and has been played every season except from 1939-1944.
So enjoy the rich tradition of watching America’s great game of football on one of America’s great holidays!! Happy Thanksgiving!
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It’s Thursday, and you know what that means, another entry profiling a classic mustache. Today we look at the dapper lip brow of New York Knicks legend, Walt Clyde Frazier. Frazier, who was known to pair his stache up with some sideburns, arrived in the Big Apple in 1967. His unselfish, defensive minded play helped lead the Knicks to two NBA titles during the 1970s. Off the court, Frazier was known for his distinct style and was featured in many ads and magazines. In 1977, Frazier was acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers and would spend three seasons there before calling it a career. Today, the Hall of Fame point guard remains an iconic figure in New York and can be heard broadcasting Knicks games.
The Oakland Raiders are known to have some of the most outlandish fans in the NFL. Hordes of fans pack the O.co Coliseum for every home game and chow down on some great foods. Chief among them is “The Long Bomb.”
This gigantic 20 inch pork sausage comes in at one pound and is topped with onion-bacon jam and brown mustard-mayonnaise sauce. “The Long Bomb” is served on a grilled sourdough baguette.
So the next time you are in the “Black Hole” and want to try something new, be sure to order up “The Long Bomb.”
Each year, as summer draws to a close, fans flock to the Billie Jean National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY to take in the US Open. The era of the US Open began in 1968 at the West Side Tennis Club in Forrest Hills, NY. It was the first time that all five major championships were played at the one location. Since that time, it has moved to Flushing, NY where it has showcased the worlds best.
Our research department recently took a trip to Newport, Rhode Island to conduct research on the US Open at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. We spent the day looking through the archives, searching for product inspiration. We look forward to capturing that inspiration on future product.
Check out @dizzeerascal with our ’47 Brand Sure Shot hat – over at the @oqium store in Amsterdam! For all you unaware of who Dizzee is, he is an English rapper and MC. Check him out here. Thanks for post @micmorales13! Don’t forget to tag your Instagram pictures #47Brand or #47College.
This week, we will profile the bushy lip brow of hockey legend Lanny McDonald. In a sport where the playoff beard and mullet hairstyle take center stage, McDonald made a name for himself with his trademark walrus bristles. In 1973, McDonald began his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs and was facial hair free. It was during his time playing in the provincial capital of Ontario that McDonald began to tailor his stache and his game, scoring 40 plus goals three years in a row. Midway into the 1979-1980 season the Leafs traded McDonald to the Colorado Rockies, now the New Jersey Devils. McDonald spent parts of three seasons in Colorado before being traded to the Calgary Flames, where he emerged as an offensive threat and team leader. In 1989, McDonald, captained the Flames to their first Stanley Cup title and drenched his mustache with champagne from the cup. Today, McDonald’s mustache serves as the inspiration behind Old Stache Porter, a beer brewed by his daughter’s craft brewery.
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