Archive for August, 2013
I’ve always seen myself as someone who loves his country and it’s important to be as much of a patriot as you can in these trying times. Standing by your country and your government is something that I think not enough people are willing to do. We have to recognize that the things the government does are often in the people’s best interest.
American symbolism is something that I am very passionate about, whether it’s our nation’s great flag or the American eagle spare tire cover that I keep my tire in. I think that showing the symbols of our nation is a great way to represent your support for your country, especially if you are unable to serve in the armed forces or anything like that.
I’ve been a Minnesota Vikings fan my entire life since I was born and raised there. Even though they’ve made it to the playoffs a whopping twenty-five times, my Vikings have still never won a Super Bowl and they haven’t even made it to the Super Bowl since 1977. This is tough for Vikings fans, but we still believe that they will make it sometime soon.
When they do end up winning a Super Bowl, I’m sure to be found singing “Skol, Vikings” with a Minnesota Vikings black tire cover in one hand and a Vikings beer coozie in the other. I can guarantee I won’t be the only one either; there are tons of die-hard Vikings fans in Minnesota who are always talking about what the Vikings need to do to win.
My favorite animal and my favorite mode of transportation is a horse, but I live pretty far out in the country, so riding my horse everywhere isn’t typically an option. I wouldn’t want to overwork my horse by riding her huge distances; I love her too much. That doesn’t stop me from showing off my love for horses with my other forms of transportation, however.
On the back of my car, for instance, I’ve got one of those family decals only it includes my horse as well. I also have a horse spare tire cover and plenty of bumper stickers on the back of my car that show how much I love horses. I only wish that I lived closer to the city so that I could more easily ride my actual horse into town.
The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is one of the best-known and greatest overall rivalries in sports history. Some say that it was initiated particularly by what is known as the Curse of the Bambino, which occurred when the owner of the Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees, resulting in an 86-year period where the Red Sox did not win the World Series.
Even since the Curse of the Bambino was broken in 2004, when the Red Sox finally won the World Series, the rivalry has continued. Red Sox fans often sport jerseys or a Boston Red Sox black tire cover, while Yankees fans ridicule them and wear their own jerseys. There have even been instances of violence that have stemmed from arguments about the rivalry.
Those who live far from the Midwest may not immediately realize that the more well-known Kansas City is actually the one in Missouri, not the one in Kansas itself. Kansas City, Missouri is the home city of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals and has previously also had NBA and NHL teams.
Though Kansas City has not had an NHL team since the Scouts left in 1976 nor have they had an NBA team since the Kings left in 1985, the city is looking into getting their professional basketball and hockey teams back after the development of the Sprint Center arena. Until then, Kansas City fans will likely be picking up a Kansas City Chiefs tire cover or a jersey.
I always thought that Detroit lucked out when it came to sports team names. It seems pretty impressive to me that they have one team called the Lions and another called the Tigers, two of the coolest animals in the animal kingdom. The Lions were originally established as the Portsmouth Spartans and were based in Ohio, joining the NFL in 1930.
In 1934, the team was purchased and moved to Detroit. Comparatively, the Tigers have always been the Tigers, since the team was established in 1894. They are the oldest franchise in the American League to remain in the same city with the same name. So when someone buys a Detroit Tigers tire cover, they’re supporting legacy that’s nearly a hundred and twenty years old.
The longest running NFL rivalry is the rivalry between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers, which started in 1921. The rivalry is credited for the first ever ejections of players for fighting during an NFL game, which occurred between a Bear and Packer player in 1924. The Bears and the Packers, overall, are the NFL’s two most successful franchises in terms of their records.
The two teams have played 186 games against one another, which is more than any other two teams in NFL history. Though the Packers have won 88 of these games, the Bears have won 92 of them, putting them slightly in the lead. It’s not a shock at all that people rush to get a Chicago Bears tire cover or a new jersey whenever there’s a Bears-Packers game about to be on.
Originally, the Minnesota Twins were established as the Kansas City Blue and were a part of the Western League. When the Western League became known as the American League, the team moved to Washington, D.C. and was known as either the Washington Senators or the Washington Nationals. The team moved to Minnesota after the 1960 season of the MLB.
Originally, Minneapolis was offered an expansion team by the MLB, but the owner of the Nationals wished to move the team to Minneapolis and Washington was instead given their own expansion team, who eventually became the Texas Rangers. The Twins went on to become a very successful team and fans are likely to buy a jersey, a headband, or a Minnesota Twins tire cover to show their support.
The oldest rivalry in NFC South would be the rivalry between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons; they have played eighty-eight games. Their most recent face-offs were both in November 2012, where New Orleans won one game and Atlanta won the other. Though Atlanta has technically won six more games than New Orleans has in the rivalry, New Orleans has been doing quite well recently.
It’s no surprise that diehard Saints fans find themselves purchasing a New Orleans Saints tire cover or two for themselves.against one another since 1967, as the two teams were the first non-Texan ‘Deep South’ franchises in the NFL and they came into the league a year apart. Many have described it as one of the best rivalries in sports history.