Ladies, it has been a very long time coming, but the NFL finally heard our plea – WE DON’T NEED PINK JERSEYS! For years I could not figure out why sports leagues thought that I would spend my money on a big square cut jersey just because it was pink. What organization tries to attract a specific audience by manufacturing something that they do not want and does not fit? Furthermore, why would a business push something that is not truly their brand? (Forgive me my background is in marketing, so I question these things.) In a meeting about the Detroit Lions Team store, The Director of Retail Sales walked me through the layout of the store and explained the positioning of the ladies apparel to attract women. The positioning was not the problem; the product was.
Women never needed pink jerseys or hats. We just needed them in our sizes and in styles that were flattering. If you like the Cowboys, you never wanted to rock the star in pink, you wanted it in blue. If you are like me, you probably had some tricks to represent your team and still look fly. Mine was going to the little boys’ section. While it was not a perfect fit, it was not down to my knees and gave me a closer resemblance of a lady.
I’m happy to say that those days are over! There is a NFL clothing line with items that actually fit us! Not sure if it was because the NFL learned that we (ladies) now control 73% of household spending and own 2 out 3 new business. Maybe it was the 18 million cracks Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential candidacy put in the glass ceiling of the White House. I don’t know, but I am glad that they FINALLY got the memo! Check out the NFL’s new clothing line at www.nfl.com/women and tell them that we sent you. I’m sure you’ll be just as excited as I am! While you are shopping, I found the hottest boots from Bebe to go with your new swag. (Oh, they are giving cash back on your purchases.) Let me know what you get.
The first BCS standing of the season is out. Who is at the top? Not a team from the SEC or the Big Ten. Oklahoma (Big 12) and Oregon (PAC-10) are #1 and #2 respectively. The Sooners and Ducks can’t get comfortable. Auburn #4 and LSU #6 are not far behind. They play each other this weekend. The winner will be the last undefeated team in the competitive SEC.
So where are the Ohio State Buckeyes? After a disappointing loss to Wisconsin, they are at #10 behind Michigan State #7 the only undefeated team left in the Big Ten. This was a huge loss for the Buckeyes because it gives the advantage to Michigan State. Ohio State will not play Michigan State this season and the Spartans beat Wisconsin a few weeks ago. So, if both teams have the same record at the end of the season and tie for the Big Ten title, the edge goes to MSU. Iowa may disrupt all of that. They play Ohio State and Michigan State and are undefeated in the conference.
We have to send prayers and well wished to Rutgers defensive tackle, Eric LeGrand. He suffered a spinal-cord injury in the last quarter of Rutgers win over Army that left him paralyzed below the neck.
NFL Week 6
It was a weekend of returns in the NFL.
Ben Roethlisberger returned to the game after a 4 game suspension. The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns, 28 – 10. The Steelers won without Big Ben and you can expect that they will be even better with him back on the field.
Deion Branch returned to his old team, the New England Patriots, and had his best game since his rookie year as a Patriot in 2002. His nine catches helped New England win in overtime against the Baltimore Ravens 23 – 20.
Kevin Kolb returned as the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, playing for injured Michael Vick . He looked strong in the Eagles impressive 31 – 17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Coach Andy Reid said that Vick was still his starting quarterback and that there was not a QB controversy in Philadelphia, but we have heard that before.
LaDainian Tomlinson continues to return his passes for touchdowns. (San Diego must be sick seeing his stats.) LT scored two touchdowns late in the game that pushed the New Yorks Jets on top of the Denver Broncos, 24 -20. Broncos led most of the game, so some will say that Denver played better. I picked the Jets to go to the Super Bowl this year, so I say comebacks and clutch time victories are what great teams do. Let’s Go J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets, Jets!
Are you ready for some football?
Monday Night Football goes to Jacksonville tonight. The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Tennessee Titans. Both teams have some fast running backs, Titan Chris Johnson and Jaguar Maurice Jones-Drew. They are tied at 3-2 in the close AFC South. The winner will join Houston and Indiana at 4 – 2. I am going with Tennessee. Jacksonville’s defense has allowed over 27 points per game. I don’t think that this defense will stop Chris Johnson.
Heels & Helmets