Archive for May, 2013
Sometimes it’s tough to remain a Chicago Cubs fan. The Cubs hold the longest championship drought of all of the major North American professional sports teams, having not won the World Series in a hundred and four years in 1908. Regardless of this long-standing drought, there are still many fans of the team that hope every year that they will succeed.
As one of the two oldest active teams in major league North American sports, alongside the Atlanta Braves, the Cubs have had a lot of time to build up a large fan base, regardless of their championship drought. This is why it’s still common to see people wearing a Cubs jersey or sporting a Chicago Cubs tire cover, as they still believe their team will win someday.
I would certainly call myself something of a patriotic person. I’ve got a strong understanding of what this country was founded for and though I often tire of seeing politicians pull these values apart, I still have an immense loyalty to my country. I’m very thankful to have the opportunity to live in America and I make sure to show my love of America to the world.
I don’t know why anyone would ever want to hide their love for their country, which is why it’s something that I wear loud and proud. Whether it’s through bumper stickers or through an American flag spare tire cover, I always like to find creative ways to show off how much I love America. After all, a true patriot is someone willing to show what they stand for.
My son has been saving up money for a car ever since he turned sixteen and was able to get his first job. The look of glee on his face when he finally had saved up enough to buy his own car almost made my heart melt; he was so proud of himself that he had earned the money himself and that he was going to be able to make a big purchase that was truly his.
I told him that I would help him out by getting some of the extraneous things that he would need alongside the purchase of a car. For instance, I’d get him some motor oil and I’d pick up a few cool spare tire covers for him. He’s been driving his car around every day now; I only wish gas was less expensive, so that he’d be able to enjoy it more without having to drain his wallet on gas!
The Clemson Tigers have a long-standing rivalry with the University of Georgia, but their primary rivalry is between Clemson and the South Carolina Gamecocks, who have been heated rivals since the 1880s. The rivalry runs deeper than a simple sports rivalry, as there have also always been historical tensions between members of these two universities.
In the schools’ early years, there were social tensions regarding the enrollment of women and black people, tensions between farmers and the development of a separate agricultural school, and other incidents that made the rivalry even more bitter. Their annual football game is the longest uninterrupted series in the South, and Clemson fans are sure to purchase a jersey or a Clemson Tigers NCAA spare tire cover beforehand.
When the New York Yankees was initially founded, they were actually known as the Baltimore Orioles. It wasn’t until 1903 that the team relocated to New York and adopted the name the New York Highlanders, though the press often referred to the team as the Yankees because it was an easier name to fit in the headlines of the sports page in newspapers.
Through the years, the Yankees have played in many home stadiums, from Hilltop Park to Shea Stadium to the current Yankee Stadium, which was built in 2009. Yankees fans have always been particularly dedicated to their team and they are often likely to be seen with merchandise such as a jersey or a New York Yankees tire cover.
Here’s something weird that I learned recently: you might remember actress Rooney Mara from her starring roles in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, as well as her actress sister Kate Mara, who most recently starred on the Netflix original series House of Cards. As it turns out, the two of them are descendants of two founders of major NFL football teams.
Their great-grandfather on their father’s side, Tim Mara, was the founder of the New York Giants in 1925, while their great-grandfather on their mother’s side, Art Rooney, was the founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1933. These teams, of course, have surged in popularity over the years, and it is common to see a New York Giants jersey or a Pittsburgh Steelers NFL spare tire cover all over the country.
Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs baseball team, otherwise known as the Georgia Diamond Dawgs, have often been able to cheer their team on into the College World Series, especially since coach David Perno took over in 2002. Though the team hasn’t won a College World Series since 1990, they’ve made it to Omaha in 1987, 2001, 2004, 2006, and 2008, three of those under Perno.
Some would view this as a mixed success rate, since the Georgia Diamond Dawgs haven’t actually won the College World Series since 1990, but Georgia fans are ravenous and always ready to cheer on their college teams. Many of them sport a Georgia Bulldogs black tire cover for their cars, in order to show off the support of Georgia sports teams.
One of the most iconic symbols of America and freedom is that of the American bald eagle; it became the official national bird of the United States in 1789, but was used as a symbol even before then. It was chosen because of the bird’s independence, its strength, longevity, courage, and beauty, as these were all qualities that exemplified the United States.
It’s no surprise that the bald eagle managed to make its way onto the Great Seal of the United States, as well as plenty of other American iconography. These days, the proud American eagle is still a very important symbol of freedom and independence and can be found on plenty of merchandise such as an American eagle spare tire cover.
I’ve never met fans that are as diehard about their favorite sport as American football. Granted, I’ve not spent a whole lot of time in Europe, and I hear European football fans get particularly rambunctious when it comes to their favorite teams, but in my own experiences, American football fans take the cake. It’s actually something I love because showing undying support for something like that is great.
American football fans are always the first to paint up their faces for a game and to deck themselves out in as much gear as possible. Even college and high school football fans are wont to do that sort of thing. But it’s the NFL fans that really go all out; it’s plenty common to see an NFL fan with a NFL spare tire cover or grill cover or anything of the sort.