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Ever since NFL season has started, I can’t walk into a room without being overwhelmed by football. My roommate often has a TV screen and his computer screen up and running with different games playing when Sunday comes around, not to mention the games that he makes certain to watch on Thursdays and Mondays.
My roommate is pretty football-obsessed. He’s involved in six different fantasy football leagues that he’s always checking the scores of while he watches. He’s got tons of NFL merchandise all over the place, from an NFL trash can to an NFL spare tire cover. I’ve never seen anyone so interested in a sport the way that my roommate is interested in football.
The annual football game between the Clemson Tigers and the North Carolina State Wolfpack is known as the Textile Bowl and has been an annual tradition since 1971. The Tigers’ rivalry with the South Carolina Gamecocks is a particularly bitter and long-lasting one, whereas their rivalry with the Wolfpack is quite a bit more good-natured.
The game is known as the Textile Bowl because Clemson and North Carolina State are both well-known for having two of the largest textile schools in the world, with the textile industry being quite important to both states. When the Textile Bowl comes around, Clemson fans are sure to want to pick up a Clemson Tigers NCAA spare tire cover or a jersey.
The Georgia Bulldogs have two well-known mascots: one is the costumed character known as Hairy Dawg, who is known as one of the most recognizable mascots in the country, while the other is Uga, an actual bulldog. Uga was named after the University of Georgia (or the U of GA) and is present at every home football game.
Since 1956, nine different dogs have used the name Uga and all are descended from the same lineage; Uga is generally replaced when his predecessor gets old or passes away. Some of the Uga mascots have been with the team for up to ten years. A Georgia Bulldogs black tire cover and other Bulldogs merchandise will often represent Uga or Hairy Dawg’s likeness on it.
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.
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.
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.
The Vikings have had one of the highest winning percentages in the NFL since the team was created in 1961, even though they have never won a Super Bowl. Before the NFL absorbed the American Football League in 1970, however, they had won a single NFL Championship, in 1969, the last NFL Championship Game before the Super Bowl officially replaced it.
Regardless of their lack of Super Bowl wins, the Vikings have very loyal fans who always show their support, whether with a jersey or a Minnesota Vikings black tire cover. Even though they haven’t been to a Super Bowl since 1977, the Vikings still do generally well each season, well enough to ensure that they maintain a high winning percentage.