December 19, 2012
Ever heard of the Belk Bowl? I hadn’t either, but it brings up the fact that Bowl season is upon us. NCAA Football and NCAA Basketball have many similarities and many differences, but one major distinction is that basketball has March Madness while football has Bowl Season. Some bowl games you’ve heard of, like the Rose Bowl or the Cotton Bowl, while others like the Capitol One Bowl or the Belk Bowl haven’t come across your radar screen before.
Well, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats play in this years Belk Bowl against the Duke Blue Devils, known more for their hoops than their pigskin skills. The game will take place on December 27th at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Bearcats come in as favorites after winning 9 games this past season, in comparison to the Blue Devils who won the mandatory minimum of 6 games to qualify to play in a bowl game. Just like the Bearcats did in 2011, the team will introduce and wear a new alternative helmet for the occasion. This year their helmets reflect not the black in their jerseys, but the red. The helmet has a black facemask and black “C Claw” on it, but the entire background is done in a red carbon pattern, giving it a metallic look. Apparently, the helmet was supposed to be introduced via social media, but excited players took up the cause of getting the news out instead.
Authentic Store Buzz: Pro League Authentics has just come out with a new exclusive line of apparel. The Legends Line- Wilt Chamberlain. A fan of Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, or maybe you just know him as Mr. 100. Wilt Chamberlain was a basketball legend, considered by many to be the most athletic and talented player to ever strut onto the NBA hardwood. The big man, who wore number 13 and was famous for wearing the sweatband on his head, once dropped 100 points in Hershey, PA. PLA has the exclusive line of shirts of the Wilt Chamberlain line.
As the NFL season continues, PLA continues to provide a great selection of authentic NIKE NFL jerseys including the newest one, a home blue Andrew Luck jersey. In fact, PLA is now offering 50% off on any NIKE NFL jerseys. All are authentic. Check our selection out on our website, call up the store to inquire, or keep track of our Facebook Page and Twitter feed for daily updates.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: The newest team in the NASL is the New York Cosmos. Where will they play home games, and why is that venue special to the franchise? Answer to come tomorrow.
Tuesday's answer: The team was forced to change the color of their shorts from black to red.