December 20, 2012
Back in high school, every athlete wanted to earn varsity letters, play on the big stage, and become a school sports legend. One way in which you knew that guy walking down the stairs was a jock was that he wore the classic letter jacket. You remember, the jacket that buttons in the front, reminds you of the one’s the guys wore in Remember the Titans. Well, a lot of the allure of those jackets was that they symbolized being a part of the time. It was a way to separate those varsity athletes from those who were not. Also, the jackets created more camaraderie, something every team needs.
The Houston Texans are going back to high school. No, this isn’t a Black Griffin Kia Optima commercial, but the Texans are using a similar premise. In this case, the entire team, coaches included, got personalized high school-style leather varsity jackets. Each on has the player’s number and position stitched onto the right arm, with the Texans logo on the front left part of the jacket. The jackets are button up, and not created by Nike, the official apparel sponsor of the NFL.
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: What is the name of the Houston Astros new mascot? Answer to come tomorrow.