The Consigliere Folds

On Tuesday, August 20, 2018, Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to 8 federal charges, including 5 counts of tax evasion involving $4 million, one count of lying to a financial institution, and one count of willful cause of unlawful corporate contributions from June – October 2016 along with one excessive campaign contribution on October 27, 2016. The last charge is related to the $130,000 hush money payment Cohen arranged to porn actress Stormy Daniels to keep her silent about an affair she had with Trump in 2006. Yet, more importantly, Cohen admitted that he did so at Trump’s direction and with the goal of influencing the election.

Since April 9, 2018 when the FBI raided and seized several electronic devices at his residence, office, and hotel room, Michael Cohen has been in deep legal trouble. Several months ago, New York federal investigators convened a grand jury to investigate him for “criminal conduct that largely centers on his personal business dealings” and “finances,” according to a court filing. They also obtained search warrants on several of his email accounts. This led to the April 9 raids with prosecutors looking for information on Cohen’s hush money payment of $130,000 to Stormy Daniels on Donald Trump’s behalf, hush money payments to other women like the $150,000 to former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, efforts to suppress negative information about Trump during the 2016 campaign, and information about taxi medallions that Cohen owns. The penalties Cohen faces carry a sentence up to 65 years in prison, which he’s unlikely to face thanks to his plea deal with prosecutors. His sentencing is scheduled for December 12 and has been released on $500,000 bond.

Though Michael Cohen’s conduct was examined by special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference with the 2016 election, this indictment has nothing to do with it. But now has reached a deal with prosecutor, it’s not quite clear what this might mean for Donald Trump as one of his closest associates for decades may be facing serious legal consequences. While Cohen once said he’d take a bullet for Trump, recent events suggests otherwise since he’s soured on his old boss. This summer, he gave several public signals that he may be willing to cooperate with prosecutors, including releasing a secret recording of himself with Trump discussing a payoff to Karen McDougal. A CNN report also suggested Cohen had considered telling Mueller that Trump had advance knowledge of the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting where Russians offered “dirt” on Hillary Clinton, which Trump has repeatedly denied. However, Cohen’s plea agreement doesn’t call for cooperation with prosecutors, including anyone on Mueller’s team. Yet, Cohen’s revelations deal a blow to Trump with the latter clearly listed as “Individual 1” in the charging documents. While there’s no allegation of wrongdoing against Trump in the government’s charges against Cohen, he’s the latest member of his inner circle charged with federal crimes.

Born on Long Island, New York, Michael Cohen initially found financial success in the 1990s as a personal injury lawyer and through various business investments tied to a New York City community of Ukranian immigrants. Later, he began investing in real estate, including Trump properties, which is how he entered Donald Trump’s orbit. In the early 2000s, Cohen intervened on the mogul’s side for condo board control of Trump World Tower in New York. Trump was impressed and offered Cohen a job in 2007 as executive vice president and special counsel for the Trump Organization. The job duties varied,, which earned him a perfect designation as a “fixer.” In his first few years, Cohen was involved in matters ranging from a New Jersey development project to MMA live events. By 2011, he took a leading role in advising Trump on his growing political ambitions, launching a website called “Should Trump Run?” and flying to Iowa to meet with Republican operatives. However, Trump ultimately ended up not running for president in 2012.

For a time, things went well for Michael Cohen. He took an even larger role in the Trump Organization helping to explore potential development projects in the former Soviet Republics of Georgia and Kazakhstan. He made high-dollar, eyebrow-raising real estate purchases. After Donald Trump officially launched his 2016 presidential campaign in July 2015, Cohen was quite busy behind the scenes. Some highlights include:

  • Threatening a reporter- In July 2015, Michael Cohen tried to stop the Daily Beast from running a story about an old deposition Donald Trump’s ex-wife Ivana Trump made alleging that Trump raped her. Cohen did this by making profane threats to reporter Tim Mak in phone calls he recorded such as, “I’m warning you, tread very fucking lightly, because what I’m going to do to you is going to be fucking disgusting.”
  • Asking for cash for the Trump Foundation- In August 2015, Ukranian steel billionaire Victor Pinchuk reached out through an intermediary and asked Donald Trump to speak at conference he was hosting in Kiev. Trump accepted. But the next day, Michael Cohen sent word back that Trump would require a $150,000 donation to the Trump Foundation as a speaking fee while the payment was made.
  • Working on the Moscow Trump Tower project- In October 2015, the Trump Organization signed a letter of intent to build this tower. Russia-born developer Felix Sater emailed Michael Cohen, “I will get [Russian President Vladimir] Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected… Buddy our boy can become President of the USA and we can engineer it.” In January 2016, Cohen emailed Putin’s spokesperson Dimitry Peskov asking for help on the project but reportedly never got a response. The company abandoned the project soon afterwards.
  • Arranging hush money payments- Most famously, Michael Cohen paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 to keep quiet about an alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Donald Trump just weeks before the 2016 election. Yet, he was also in a loop for a similar payment to the National Enquirer’s parent company American Media, Inc., which paid $150,000 to Karen McDougal for rights to her story of her 2006-2007 alleged affair with Donald Trump in August 2016. However, the deal wasn’t for the tabloid to publish her story, but to hush it up in exchange that it would publish some of her fitness columns. In July 2018, Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis released a tape stating it was from September 2016 that included a recording between Trump and Cohen apparently discussing setting up a shell company to pay back AMI for hushing up McDougal’s story. The FBI reportedly seized the tape on Cohen’s property.

After Donald Trump won the 2016 election, Michael Cohen announced he’d leave the Trump Organization but would continue work as his personal attorney, in what many observers see as an effort to hold on to his attorney-client privilege with his boss. Cohen also took on 2 new clients. One was Republican National Committee fundraiser Elliot Broidy who paid hush money to a Playboy Playmate he knocked up. The other was Fox News host and prominent conspiracy theorist, Sean Hannity, for services Hannity claims, “dealt almost exclusively about real estate.”

Michael Cohen’s legal troubles kicked into high gear on January 12, 2018 when the Wall Street Journal reported that he paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money near the end of the presidential campaign. As Election Day drew near, Daniels threatened to come forward with her story alleging her 2006 sexual encounter with Donald Trump. Since Cohen wanted to keep her quiet, he created the shell company called Essential Consultants LLC and wired the $130,000 to Daniels’ lawyers. The next day, Daniels and Cohen signed a nondisclosure agreement with its validity now subject to a lawsuit. Daniels complied. When the FBI raided Cohen’s office, residence, and hotel room and seized potential evidence, they were reportedly looking for anything related to the Daniels payment, among other things.

Nonetheless, what’s important is that Michael Cohen stated in court that he made hush money payments “in coordination with and at the direction of a federal candidate for office” who is certainly Donald Trump “for the purpose of influencing” the 2016 election. His admissions directly implicate Trump listed as “Individual 1” in the charging documents. While the consequences of are yet unclear, this makes Trump an unindicted co-conspirator to a federal crime. But the big question is what sort of legal jeopardy does this put him, if at all? And perhaps, more importantly, what does this mean for Robert Mueller’s Russia probe? While legal experts may agree that Trump is undoubtedly guilty, they are uncertain of what happens next. Some say that Cohen is likely to cooperate with the Mueller probe as per lawyer’s recommendation since he knows where the bodies are buried in the Trump Organization along with its finances going many years. Some think that Trump is in deep shit and it’s only a matter of time that Trump will face legal jeopardy. Others don’t think he’ll face any legal consequences at this point since it’s unclear whether a sitting president can be indicted and Republicans in Congress have no interest to impeach him or hold him accountable.

Meanwhile, former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort was found guilty by a jury on 8 counts that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team charged him with in Virginia. These charges comprised of 5 counts of subscribing to false income tax returns, one count of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts (FBAR), and 2 counts of bank fraud. But thanks to one rogue Trump supporting juror, the other 10 counts ended in mistrial such as 3 FBAR charges, 2 bank fraud charges, and 5 bank fraud conspiracy charges. Though Mueller’s team can retry these charges against Manafort if they want to. On September 17, 2018, Manafort faces 7 more charges in a trial that will take place in Washington DC which will focus on much of his actual work in Ukraine than his finances, which are:

  • 2 counts on conspiracy to defraud the United States and conspiracy to launder money- These 2 broad counts sum up what the government alleges was Paul Manafort’s overall “scheme” to violet US law with his unregistered foreign lobbying and undeclares finances.
  • 3 counts on being an unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, false statements- These relate to Paul Manafort’s initial lack of registration as a foreign lobbyist regarding his Ukranian work and later lying to the government about it.
  • 2 counts on obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice- The Mueller team added against Paul Manafort in June, after the government alleged that Manafort and his associate Konstantin Kilimnik had contacted witnesses this year and urged them to lie about their Ukranian lobbying. Kilimnik has also been charged with these 2 counts by the way.

There’s no doubt that Paul Manafort’s keeping quiet since he’s holding out for a Donald Trump pardon. Yet, it’s possible that Trump won’t go ahead if his association with his former campaign manager reflects badly on him. Nevertheless, as the Virginia jury convened, Manafort’s lawyers reportedly talked with Mueller’s team about a potential plea deal for the charges against him in Washington. Many have speculated that Mueller’s true goal is pressuring Manafort to “flip” against Trump, leading him to share information and become a cooperating witness to the probe into Russia campaign interference. And it’s at least possible that Manafort’s newfound conviction has changed his calculous and made him more likely to cooperate.

However, 2 important details in the Wall Street Journal’s report cast doubt on whether such a bombshell flip was truly on the agenda. First off, it’s said the Mueller talks’ goal was to forestall Paul Manfort’s next trial in Washington. Second, the talks fell apart due to unspecified “issues” Mueller raised. Apparently, Mueller didn’t seem impressed on what Manafort has to offer. Indeed, it’s unclear whether Manafort even offered any cooperation at all seeing how he’s clearly holding out for a Trump pardon. He might’ve just offered to plead guilty to avoid another expensive trial while the government can avoid an uncertain outcome. Furthermore, Trump has hinted he’s open to a pardon, which a plea deal with Mueller could totally ruin Manafort’s pardon prospects which are now more important now he’s convicted and facing prison time. Yet, a pardon may not be in Trump’s best interests since such gesture may make him seem complicit in Russian interference in 2016 or at least approving of Manafort’s actions. Then again, Helsinki summit with Putin already accomplished that so it’s a toss up. At any rate, it’s easy to see why Mueller would focus on Manafort in regards to Russia probe. He has connections with Russian oligarchs and pro-Russian leaders. He was Trump’s campaign manager during a critical moment in the 2016 election and was present at the infamous Trump Tower meeting that year. And he was already in trouble with the US government over his time in Ukraine that he was forced to resign from the Trump campaign after the conventions wrapped up, which made him very easy to indict. Furthermore, his right-hand man Rick Gates has already flipped on him.

Adding to Donald Trump’s troubles, National Enquirer publisher and CEO of American Media Inc. David Pecker has was granted immunity. In August 2016, the tabloid arranged a “catch and kill” deal with former Playboy model Karen McDougal in which she’d sell the rights to her story for $150,000 in exchange that she won’t publicly talk about it and get a few fitness articles published. Pecker’s involvement with McDougal’s payoff is well-documented, yet prosecutors revealed he was also surprisingly involved in paying off porn actress Stormy Daniels as well. So he knows a lot more about what behind the scenes with these hush money payments than we realized. Pecker’s cooperation could give prosecutors more evidence about Trump’s knowledge of the deals and whether he coordinated and directed those hush money payments. Pecker will not face criminal charges but he will be compelled to testify even if that means against his old friend Trump.

However, the Trump associate who we should watch for is Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg who’s also been granted immunity in exchange for giving prosecutors information. Though he’s not as visible in Trumpworld as Michael Cohen, he may be more important since he’s worked for Donald Trump and his family since the 1970s and has signed off on the company’s significant deals. If anyone knows anything about the Trump Organization’s finances and Trump’s decades long trail of high financial crimes, it’s him. For Trump rarely trusts anyone with his money. Granted he was subpoenaed into the investigation into Cohen, but it’s not confirmed whether he’s appeared in front of a grand jury. While Weisselberg has met with prosecutors, we’re not sure what information he provided, including whether Trump knew about the hush money payments. While the Cohen raid is seen as the biggest legal threat to Trump, Weisselberg’s willingness to talk may be an even bigger problem.

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Not Licensed By the NCAA College Athletic Craft Projects (Third Edition)

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While some fans would rather buy some overpriced college crap courtesy of the NCAA, some prefer to make their own. Though it sometimes might require buying craft stuff with their teams name and logo on it. Indeed, the NCAA may not look too kindly on this practice since most of these crafts aren’t licensed by them. Particularly if they wind up being sold on Etsy, eBay or Amazon. Nonetheless, you have to admit that many of these crafts can have their own little charm about them. Since they tend to have a rather personal touch and creative edge. On Pinterest you’ll find a lot of stuff in the shape of the college state or in the college’s colors. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasure trove of unique college sports any fan could love. Of course, most of these will be from Division 1, naturally.

 

  1. No Tarheel can resist this UNC flower pot.

The flowers and foliage are fake. Yet, it has the UNC and a polka dot pot.

2. Huskies fans would adore this panel of their state.

This is a purple state of Washington with at golden W on it. Since it stands for the University of Washington.

3. Perhaps a grapevine wreath of Notre Dame will suit you.

Contains a football, a shamrock with ND, and green, blue, and white rosettes. Cue victory song.

4. Don’t like wreaths, how about this Alabama elephant hanging on your door?

This one has polka dot ears and a houndsooth bow. And yes, it’s quite adorable.

5. A Notre Dame wreath should have some festive decorations.

This one has a gold and blue bow on it. Though note the footballs and the ND.

6. Support your team wearing this Georgia Southern bracelet.

Contains yellow beads laced with blue. And it bears the Georgia Southern pendant.

7. Support your Auburn Tigers with this War Eagle football decoration.

This one is touched with orange and blue trim on the ends and a bow. Great for hanging on your front door.

8. Anyone in Iowa would die for this Hawkeye suncatcher.

It’s in a wire frame you can put in your garden. So let the light in for the game.

9. Show your support for the Crimson Tide with this Alabama pumpkin.

It’s white with black and red polka dots. Though you have to love the bow.

10. Greet your guests with this decomesh Georgia wreath.

This one is quite festive. Contains a G in the middle for Georgia.

11. For those religious types, this Crimson Tide cross may suit you.

That is, if you’re a fan of Alabama. And you like football, no less.

12. Let the Tide roll with this fuzzy black wreath.

The letters have polka dots. Yet, you know this is from Alabama.

13. Bring in the UCLA Bruin spirit with flowers.

Consists UCLA covered in yarn along with light yellow and blue flowers. So pretty.

14. Put your pussy willows in these Ohio State jars.

These jars are painted in black and white with the Ohio State logo on them. Make sure you have water before putting the willows in.

15. With this frame, you can share the Auburn memories.

This one depicts a picture of the stadium. Yet, the frame is the real star here.

16. Get in the Irish spirit with this Notre Dame cooler top.

Depicts the fighting leprechaun in a green, gold, and blue background. My apologies to Ireland.

17. Bring some color into your home with this Hawkeye yarn wreath.

It’s mostly in yellow with black stripes. But the Hawkeye logo is on the bottom.

18. Got an old Cavalier shirt? Make a pillow out of it.

Apparently, this boy appreciates it. Bet he dreams of going to the University of Virginia one day. Despite that it’s located in Charlottesville.

19. This Florida State Seminole palette will inspire pride.

This one depicts the Seminole logo. All in its red, black, and gold glory.

20. A burlap Florida wreath is just as nice.

Contains a blue ribbon around it with the UF letters. The bow is pretty, too.

21. Curl up during the game in this WVU quilt.

This one is quite intricate. Contains the WV in the center.

22. Show your Purdue pride with this wooden panel.

It’s black with golden letters. All of which Purdue fans will know.

23. Show your love for the Longhorns with this Texas wreath.

It’s mostly orange with white stripes. But anyone from the University of Texas would enjoy this.

24. Let your leprechaun sit in this small Notre Dame rocking chair.

Has gold rockers, back, and seat. But the sides are navy blue. Also has the leprechaun.

25. Game day is always festive with this Penn State wreath.

Ribbons are mostly blue and white. Yet, you see the Nittany Lion logo in 4 places.

26. Keep warm during the game with this Michigan State Spartan scarf.

Has the logo in white over green. Though the scarf doesn’t seem to have an end.

27. Any Kentucky fan must hang this stocking at their fireplace.

Though it’s not up to Santa whether the Wildcats make the Sweet 16 in March Madness. Still, I like the fringe.

28. Sit back and relax in this LSU rocking chair.

Most of it is purple with a yellow seat. And it has the LSU letters on top.

29. A Purdue wreath should always sport some elegance.

It’s a black yarn wreath with gold berries and felt flowers. And “go Purdue” is in gold letters.

30. Show Spartan pride with these block letters.

Courtesy of Michigan State fans. Each letter has its own pattern.

31. Care to hang an I on your door?

It’s a large yellow “I” with a Hawkeye logo on it. Held by a striped burlap strap.

32. West Virginia birds would love these houses.

Okay, they seem quite small for birds. But they’re in full WVU colors.

33. Hang this on your door to support the Volunteers.

This is for Tennessee football, I reckon. Yet, it has white polka dots on orange.

34. Got an old frame? Salute the Seminoles with a sign.

This one has a “Noles” hanging. And it has quite a festive flair. Like the bow, too.

35. Grace your front door with this Florida Gators wreath.

Has the UF letters at the front. And yes, the Gator is below them.

36. Perhaps you can support the Mountaineers with this wooden piece and a plate.

Well, a license plate, anyway. But I’m sure anyone in West Virginia would go for it.

37. Keep yourself warm during the game with this Ohio State quilt.

Not sure how big this supposed to be. Has the O and Buckeye leaves in the squares.

38. Light up your home with this Ohio State jar light.

You can see the lights inside. Yet, you have to like the polka dot bow.

39. A Nebraska football panel should satisfy any Huskers fan.

Has a large red N and a bow. Great for college football season.

40. Kick back and relax on this LSU lawn chair.

It’s made out of wood with purple sides. The LSU logo is on the back.

41. Show your Wildcat pride with this Arizona yarn wreath.

Contains white and red diamonds as well as flowers. The Arizona logo is on the left.

42. Be festive for the Tigers with this LSU wreath.

One of the ribbons on this wreath has tiger stripes. Yet, the LSU letters are in gold.

43. Grace your garden with this Iowa fountain.

It’s made from flower pots stacked on each other. Though the lower tier contains rocks.

44. Light up for your Tigers with this Missouri glass block light.

For some reason, the tiger seems like a popular mascot in college sports. I mean you have the LSU Tigers, Clemson Tigers, Auburn Tigers, Mizzou Tigers, etc.

45. With this N, you express your Husker pride.

It’s a black N with a football and white and red bow. Huskers is emblazoned on the slant.

46. Know your SEC with this wooden hanging.

Since I went to a Division III college, I’m not interested in conferences. Yet, this one has plenty of teams we all know.

47. Any Crimson Tide fan would want this Alabama bag.

Never understood why Bama has an elephant mascot. Then again, it’s better to show an elephant than ecologically destructive algae.

48. Bring a little light on Saturday with these LSU bottle lamps.

These seem like they’re made of stained glass. The fleur de lis all have purple and gold stripes.

49. A Texas Longhorn should always impress at the front door.

Well, it’s a Longhorn hanging at the front door. And it seems quite simple to make if you can cut it out.

50. Show your Mountaineer pride with this WVU hanging.

Has the WVU letters in navy blue. And they’re held by yellow ribbon at the door.

51. An Oregon Duck fan would enjoy this simple burlap wreath.

It’s green with a yellow bow on it. The letters U and O are on the bottom.

52. Georgia Bulldog fans always know how to show their love.

And I guess this is a way to show their love during football season. Each letter has its own unique pattern.

53. An Arkansas wreath should always have beads.

I guess a lot of red Mardi Gras beads had a lot to do with this. Has the Razorback logo encased in a football on top.

54. Any Crimson Tide fan would want this football decoration.

Has a houndsooth A on the football. Yet, the bow stands out more.

55. You can always dust up with Ole Miss.

Here is a dust pan with the Ole Miss sentiment on it. And the handle is blue to match.

56. No Buckeye fan should go without a burlap Ohio State wreath like this.

Consists of red and silver stripes. And the buckeye branch is at the bottom.

57. This Florida Gator wreath brims with bows.

The top and bottom bows are in blue. The sides are in white. And “Gators” is emblazoned in the center.

58. Grace your porch with some Auburn flower pots.

Consists of blue and orange flower pots stacked on each other. Each in their own design and pattern.

59. Kentucky fans always look forward to Wildcat basketball.

This stand consists of UK on top of a pawprint. Perfect for March Madness.

60. Tell the time of day with this Buckeye clock.

Yes, the hours are represented by nuts. And they’re in a silver and red background with a frame.

61. Apparently, you can make your own Syracuse Orange.

Though this one uses license plates and spray paint. Still, for a New York school, it’s a dumb mascot.

62. Irish eyes will shine on this Notre Dame wreath.

It’s a blue wreath with gold ribbon. The Notre Dame logo is on the bottom against a gold background.

63. Hold your dishes in this Mountaineer rack.

Yes, you can fit dishes on it. Though I wouldn’t necessarily hang it over the kitchen.

64. Bring the War Eagle spirit to your door with this Auburn grapevine wreath.

Consists of felt orange and blue flowers. Great for an Auburn tailgate party.

65. Spice up your holidays with this LSU Christmas bouquet.

Includes an LSU snowman. Despite that Baton Rouge usually doesn’t see any snow during the winter.

66. Show your Husky support with this Washington bracelet.

Includes purple and gold beads. Not to mention, has some Washington charms for good measure.

67. Any little Hawkeye will enjoy this table and chairs.

Has helmet chair backs. Table top is black with the Hawkeye logo.

68. Feel free to lounge in this Illinois lawn chair.

It’s made of wood and painted orange. But while blue I’s are on the arms, a large orange I is on the back.

69. Salute your Nittany Lions with this Penn State decomesh wreath.

Consists of navy blue ribbons with the Penn State logo on it. And PSU is in white with blue polka dots.

70. Hope you can hang this Illinois suncatcher at your window.

It’s a rather simple design. Just orange and blue with a transparent I.

71. Perhaps this WVU panel will impress your fancy.

Well, the letters are stenciled around. But it fits quite nicely on a frame.

72. Curl up on your couch with this West Virginia blanket.

One side has WVU stuff all over it. The other is just a blue fleece.

73. These Oklahoma blocks always show Sooner pride.

The small blocs are in a red with white dot pattern. The larger ones have stripes. But any fan would love these.

74. Anyone in Baton Rouge should get this LSU wreath for football season.

Has striped LSU letters front and center. Yet, you have to admire the ribbons and beads.

75. Roll in the tide with this Alabama chair.

It’s red and white but shouts support for the Crimson Tide. The inscription says it all.

76. Rest your head during the game on this Florida State pillow.

Has a heart on Tallahassee. Since that’s where the Seminoles are.

77. Any Mizzou fan would want to have this tiger.

Though I’m not sure about the birds. Assuming that it’s supposed to be a birdhouse.

78. Show your love for the Tigers with this LSU fleur de lis.

It’s even covered in Mardi Gras beads. Perfect for any door.

79. Keep warm during the game with this LSU quilt.

As you can see, it’s in a purple and gold patchwork. Though the fleur de lis is at the center.

80. No one can resist this Iowa snowman.

Wears a yellow hat and carries the Hawkeye flag. So adorable.

NCAA College Athlete Exploiting Merchandise (Third Edition)

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Unless you’re a college athlete who actually plays the sports on a scholarship, NCAA Division 1 college sports are a huge business, especially in the college stores since they’re always in need of money and awareness of their team’s fanbases. In many places people are more attached to their college team than their pro team, especially in West Virginia and Alabama. And nowhere is it more prevalent than in the gear. Nonetheless, given the fans’ mentality to buy absolutely anything with their favorite team’s logo, you’ll find lots of gear ranging from the normal jerseys to the utterly ridiculous. Whatever they offer, you name it. And in the years I have covered college sports merchandise, I’ve seen plenty. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasure trove of crazy college sports merchandise with proceeds not going to a single college athlete. Most of these are from Division 1, naturally.

 

  1. Set your drink down on this Penn State table.

From the looks of it, seems to resemble an end table. Yet, a cheaper version doesn’t have the Penn State logo.

2. LSU snow people always give a friendly greeting.

Despite that it doesn’t snow in Baton Rouge. Yet, the snow people are nonetheless adorable.

3. For your wedding, Penn State garters always do the trick.

For some reason, I don’t think sports merchandise have a place at weddings. But that’s just me.

4. Gators fan would love this gridiron table.

Perfect when you have people over for the game. Yet, it’s not up to my taste.

5. Drink your coffee in this fancy Penn State cup.

This one is a regular cup. Yet, the design is quite fancy and unnecessary.

6. Be your own hero with this LSU Tiger superhero outfit.

Not sure why the NCAA has to sell superhero gear. Since it seems like a classic cash grab.

7. Keep your drinks cold in this Penn State mini fridge.

This one has a cushioned door. Yet, a plain one would cost less money.

8. Ride around the course in this LSU golf cart.

The seats are purple while the outside has stripes. Yet, I’m sure it’s more expensive to rent than one on a golf course.

9. These Penn State handbags are all the rage at State College.

You’d almost think this is by a designer. Until you see the Nittany Lion logo on it.

10. Keep your beer secure with this Penn State cozy.

Even comes with a zipper and a lovely pattern. Still, I think a regular one would be cheaper.

11. Share toast with these Notre Dame wine glasses.

Each glass has a shamrock and a Notre Dame logo. Perfect for drinking at an Irish game.

12. Look spiffy in this Michigan suit shirt.

Sorry but this looks incredibly lame. And I wouldn’t be caught dead in it.

13. Keep your hands warm in this Penn State muff.

However, we have gloves for a reason. Though the interior appears fuzzy.

14. Bring your tailgate lunch in this Penn State backpack cooler.

Keep in mind that most stadiums don’t like when you take food inside. Yet, most of the concession stand stuff is way overpriced.

15. Take a dip in this Pittsburgh Panthers bikini.

Yet, this one doesn’t seem to have the blue and gold colors that define Pitt. Another thing that irks me is why the product exists.

16. You’ll look chic in these silver Ohio State earrings.

While they may seem elegant, it’s still an NCAA cash grab. And no, I wouldn’t wear these.

17. Have your kid dry off in this Penn State Nittany Lion towel.

This one has a mascot hat on top. And you can fold it into a compact shape.

18. Light up your dining room with this Penn State overhead light.

For some reason I have a lot of Penn State stuff on there. Can’t understand why.

19. Keep your room cool with this Penn State ceiling fan.

Each of these blades is blue and white with the words “Penn State” and its Nittany Lion logo. Yet, a regular one would cost much less.

20. Keep your food cool in this USC Trojan cooler tote bag.

Comes with quite a few compartments. And can be held by 2 handles and a shoulder strap.

21. Get your grill on with this Penn State tool set.

So these will be perfect for a tailgate at Beaver Stadium. Though a regular set will only be half the price.

22. The North Pole always roots for the LSU Tigers.

Yet, you won’t see a single snowflake in Baton Rouge. Though the tiger is cute.

23. Get your bling on with this Mizzou bracelet.

Comes with snaps. But I think this is pretty over the top.

24. Care for a high Pitt bar chair?

This chair has a back with a semi-circular cushion. Yet, a similar model will save you money at your local furniture store.

25. Keep your money safe in this Michigan wallet.

Sports a big yellow M in salute to the Wolverines. Though you’re better off getting a standard one at Wal Mart.

26. A neon clock like this always shines for a fan of Texas A&M.

Yet, to me it’s pretty tacky. Like it belongs in a Texas bar.

27. It’s always game night with this Penn State dartboard.

It’s just wooden doors with a Penn State logo. But I wouldn’t have it in my house.

28. These Wolverine socks are a must have.

Actually, they appear quite terrifying. Seriously, these socks are ridiculous.

29. Any Wolverine fan would love to have this Michigan totem sculpture.

And yes, it’s associated with football for obvious reasons. Still, it’s pretty ridiculous if you ask me.

30. Keep your tires ready with this Texas Longhorn cover.

Guess it’s for a spare tire if you can’t keep it in a trunk. Though a plain tire would do just as fine at half the price.

31. You’ll find plenty of knives in this Arizona State cutting board.

Well, it reveals knives inside. Yet, you can use it to cut anything.

32. Picture yourself at the game with this Ohio State selfie stick.

The concept of a selfie stick is crazy enough. Yet, these take the idea to the next level with Ohio State logos.

33. Always keep warm at the game in these Ohio State ponchos.

And they don’t seem to be the plastic kind either. Hope they don’t come with sombreros.

34. Keep your things safe with this Arizona key.

So you can customize keys to your sports team? Seriously, what will they come up with next?

35. Apparently, your beer can now have a Penn State jersey.

This is getting ridiculous. If your pets aren’t wearing jerseys, your bottles are.

36. No living room can be without this Ohio State couch cover.

Well, this isn’t altogether terrible. Yet, why anyone would buy this is beyond me.

37. Fire up the grill with these Alabama grilling tools.

Comes with its own pack. Yet unlike the previous tools, you don’t see any logos on them.

38. Iowa fans would love to see the Hawkeyes name in lights.

I bet this is in neo lights. Yet, it only displays the name.

39. Keep your hands on the wheel with this Miami steering wheel cover.

Not sure why anyone would need this, Plenty use a plain steering wheel just fine.

40. Keep your food nice and warm with this Notre Dame casserole caddy.

Okay, I can see a reason for this. Yet, I’d pass on one with an Notre Dame logo on it.

41. Don’t go without an Arizona divot tool on the golf course.

Apparently, another piece of team golf gear. Not sure why anyone would need it.

42. Salute your Nittany Lions with this Penn State garden gnome.

This one seems to smile with a foam finger. As if regular gnomes are crazy enough.

43. You can always tee off with these Penn State tees.

They even come in a Penn State jar. And the tees are white and blue.

44. Make your baby a Nittany Lion fan with some Penn State crib set.

Comes with bedding and a blanket. All for your little Nittany Lion needs.

45. Be one with nature in this Miami camo hoodie.

Yet, I don’t think this goes with the environment of southern Florida. Kind of imagine something more swampy.

46. Always tee off with these Notre Dame golf balls.

This sports logos on golf gear is getting ridiculous. Seriously why?

47. Relax in front of the TV in these Clemson leggings.

These are purple with orange paw print leggings. And they’re twice the price as the conventional pair.

48. Light up your home with this stained glass Penn State lamp.

This one has 4 corners. But it’s in a rather Tiffany style.

49. Support your South Carolina Gamecocks with this baseball cap.

Normally, a baseball cap is a normal item. But the inscription on this one will make fans a laughingstock outside South Carolina.

50. Light up your yard with these Florida lawn lights.

Is orange with the Gators logo on it. Not sure why anyone would need it though.

51. Serve your tailgate crew in this Crimson Tide apron and chef’s hat.

And it’s crimson due to its name. Yet, I think this is kind of over the top.

52. Cuddle up on your couch with this square Oregon pillow.

Well, this more for sitting on. But it must be quite comfy nonetheless.

53. Feel free to dine on this Arizona picnic table.

You can even fold it up and take it with you. Perfect for any Wildcats tailgate party.

54. Come to the Wildcat game in style with this Arizona purse.

You can wear it in a couple different ways. Comes with handles and a strap.

55. Enrich your garden with this Texas A&M wind chime.

Mostly consists of can with metal rods attached by strings. Still, not exactly what I’d put in a garden.

56. Know what time it is with this Sun Devils painted clock.

Though one with a Sun Devil motif isn’t in my taste. Someone from Arizona State may beg to differ.

57. On your golf outing, don’t forget to cover your clubs with these college covers.

Each of these is from the South with a mascot head. Yet, these seem a lot like stuffed animals for adults as well.

58. Enjoy hours playing some Texas A&M checkers.

Apparently, the board is in gridiron form with squares in shades of green. Ridiculous or what?

59. Wear the Buckeye spirit on this Ohio State ring.

This one has a heart to express love to Ohio State. Not sure why anyone would want jewelry of their favorite team. Though I’m not exactly a sports person.

60. Keep your remotes together with this Kentucky remote caddy.

Look, I understand a remote caddy is useful. But do you really need one with a college team logo?

61. Celebrate your special day with this Crimson Tide wedding cake topper.

Well, sometimes there are more important matters we must attend to. Yet, I understand the feeling.

62. Keep your car seat in good order with this Penn State cover.

More economical and practical than a car seat. Yet, most seats in cars don’t have covers.

63. Light up your home with this Penn State helmet light.

Yes, another light. Yet, this one is a helmet encased in blue neon, apparently.

64. Make your garden grow with this Ohio State garden stone.

Well, might be nice among the flowers. Yet, a normal garden stone is cheaper.

65. Keep your checks secure with this Alabama check cover.

I’m sure the bank would give these checkbook covers for free with the checks. Still, this is ridiculous.

66. Salute your Tigers with this LSU lawn stencil.

Yes, they have lawn stencils for some reason. Wonder if the kit comes with paints.

67. Support your Hurricanes with these Miami sunglasses.

Has the Miami logo on them. And most likely designed to wear for a game.

68. Wake up in the morning with this Texas Longhorn scoreboard alarm clock.

Wonder if plays the fight song to wake you up. Hour and minute is listed as section and seat.

69. Hold your pants up with these Alabama suspenders.

Nonetheless, these are meant for guys who don’t use belts. Since I don’t know who else wears suspenders.

70. Set your drinks on these Miami coasters.

These are made of metal with the University of Miami logo on it. Though they don’t have the team colors.

71. Any little tiger would love these plush Angry Birds.

Each of these have little helmets on them. Come in 3 different colors.

72. Grace your table with these Arizona salt and pepper shakers.

Each of these has the Arizona logo. A must have for a tailgate party.

73. Get a grip of your clubs with this Penn State handle.

So this is used for a golf club? Still, think this is utterly ridiculous.

74. Have a Hurricane barbecue with this Miami grill set.

These grill tools come in a box with the Miami logo. So you can carry them anywhere with you.

75. Kick back and relax on this Alabama bean bag seat.

It’s crimson and white. Perfect for watching Crimson Tide games from your home.

76. Pay your bills with these Crimson Tide checks.

Look, you can get checks for free at a bank. Seriously, this is just outrageous.

77. Play a game of Texas pool with these Texas A&M balls.

Yet, each of these are in white and maroon with the Texas A&M logo. Not something I’d want in my house.

78. Keep your pool table in peak condition with this Notre Dame cover.

Has a shamrock on it with the Notre Dame logo in gold. Great to drape over your pool table.

79. Share a glass during the game with this Texas A&M wine glass and decanter set.

Consists of a wooden box with a metal decanter and 2 wine glasses. Said to make a great gift.

80. You can always wear a little more color with this Nebraska flower shirt.

Nonetheless, Nebraska is nowhere near a tropical state. Seriously, no flamingos live there.

College Sports Fans Dressed in School Spirit Attire (Third Edition)

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After much delay, I now start on my college sports posts. As the school year begins so does college football while college basketball begins sometime later which will peak at March Madness. In my area, while pretty much everyone in Western Pennsylvania roots for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yet, come the college football games, you’ll find plenty of factions in regards to Division I sports. Some root for the Pitt Panthers. Some go for the Penn State Nittany Lions. And some support the West Virginia Mountaineers. Like their pro counterparts, you’ll find plenty of sports fans who go all out for their teams. So much so that they show up to the game in their full regalia to ridiculous proportions. They may paint their face and/or put on some crazy costume to stand out in a crowd. While some of these people have such a noteworthy presence that they’re seen as superfans. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasure trove of college sports fans.

 

  1. Keep an eye on the blue man behind you.

He’s just a fan of the Florida International University Panthers. And he’s cheering them on during their homecoming game.

2. Georgia Bulldogs fans always go all out with spikes and braids.

Still, I highly doubt those braids are real. Yet, I wouldn’t want to be near those spiked shoulder pads.

3. Seems like these are really rolling in the tide.

Yet, it’s very disturbing that the University of Alabama named their team after an ecosystem destroying algae. But they call it the Crimson Tide.

4. Be all painted for the University of Central Florida.

One is painted gold with weird hair. The other is painted black with a hat.

5. He’s all striped for Kansas.

And no, he’s not wearing a shirt. That red and blue is body paint, my friends. And he wears a mask to hide his identity from his folks.

6. Nothing shows your support for the Syracuse Orange like an orange clown fro.

He’s even wearing Mardi Gras beads to match. Yet, don’t ask why their mascot is an orange.

7. Paint yourself in black for the Georgia Bulldogs.

Okay, this is pretty racist since it involves blackface and grass skirts. Though I know it’s not their intention. They’re just dumb sports fans who know nothing about racial sensitivity.

8. This man is ready to Boiler Up for Purdue.

He has a Boilermaker hair and a golden lei. Not what you’d expect in Indiana.

9. Marvel superheroes always support Arizona State.

Well, Wolverine, Iron Man, and Spider Man do at least. Yet, would you want them attend a game at your college? Probably not.

10. Seems like this Halo goes for the University of Colorado Boulder.

He wears a cape and horns for his Buffaloes. And has the logo emblazoned on his chest.

11. These guys are tickled purple for TCU.

They’ve painted themselves purple and wear speedos to the game. God only knows what their grandchildren will react decades from now.

12. These women go green for Notre Dame.

Don’t worry, they’re wearing sports bras. Still, at least they’re not dressed as leprechauns.

13. Seems like the Navy has a new recruit.

Yes, it’s a grizzly bear about to eat a large shark. Apparently, the Navy will take just about anybody.

14. Apparently, UCLA has gone to the dogs.

Okay, this dog was dressed by a fan. Yet, the UCLA letters are in felt on its head.

15. You’d think these Michigan State fans belonged to the Polar Bear Club.

No, not that Polar Bear club. Since they’re wearing polar bear costumes.

16. This dog never misses a game with Boston College.

This is a dog in a Boston College shirt. And yes, a fan dressed it up.

17. Of course, you don’t want to mess with fans of the University of Hawaii.

They’re in white face paint with black markings. One even wears a black and green clown wig.

18. Some Bulldogs fans will even show up to the game in their jammies.

They even brought their red pom poms. Still, not sure if I want to wear pajamas outside sleeping.

19. These Berkeley fans turn out for their Golden Bears.

You can see them on the stands. They all have a letters spelling “Golden Bears” on their chests.

20. Orange Man is always here for Syracuse.

You can tell he roots for Syracuse from the oranges on his belt. Still, the orange foam hair is ridiculous.

21. This guy came to UCLA to see his Bruins.

He’s even wearing big yellow frame glasses with “UCLA” on them. Not sure how that helps his vision.

22. These fans are all striped for their Auburn Tigers.

They’re all wearing tiger striped body paint in blue and orange, too. And they come cheering for their team.

23. At Michigan, best be ready for the Wolverines.

Here they wear Wolverine hats and plush props. Oh, and the Michigan logos are on seats.

24. Some Notre Dame fans express their love for the Irish with their hair.

Each of them wear mohawk wigs of yellow, green, and blue. And they paint their faces in the respective colors.

25. This man is all horned up for his VCU Rowdy Rams.

This guy even wears a hat with horns. Still, he certainly stands out in a crowd.

26. This TCU fan never forgets to leave without a hat.

Apparently, that hat is a sombrero. And he’s right next to someone with purple hair.

27. This man always rolls for the Crimson Tide.

He wears a Tide box with toilet paper at both ends. Also sports a cape for Alabama.

28. Something funny is going on at Arizona State.

Apparently, Chuckles the Clown just thought he’d drop by for the Sun Devils. Though many think he’s quite terrifying.

29. These guys are all Army all the way.

No, these shirts aren’t made of really tight spandex but body paint. Not sure why.

30. These guys bring in the fuzz for Wisconsin.

Not sure if they’re hats or wigs. But you have to like the sunglasses and cape look here.

31. This woman is all dolled up for her Florida State Seminoles.

Though she should ditch the cultural appropriation. Yet, remember that fans can be quite foolish folks, especially in regards to schools with Native American mascots.

32. This man wears his hat for the Boston College Eagles.

Here he wears his hat with eagle appendages. The sides are supposed to be wings.

33. Anyone would want a picture with an FSU superhero.

Here he wears a cape as well as face paint. Yet the other guys seem to enjoy this photo op.

34. This man is utterly pumped for his Washington Huskies.

He wears shoulder pads with an army hat. Not sure why yet I don’t want to mess with him.

35. These Berkeley guys team up for the Golden Bear.

Well, forming the Golden Bear on their chests. Think the body paint stuff is getting out of hand.

36. Wonder how Sponge Bob Squarepants  ended up in Akron.

After all, Ohio is nowhere near the ocean. Then again, these are just Akron fans.

37. You wouldn’t guess who these people from Toledo are.

All wear golden masks and bright blue wigs. However, they must be at the masquerade ball by 5.

38. Evidently, Oklahoma Sooner fans can consists of chickens and bananas.

Actually they’re fans wearing costumes. Yet, they seem quite fixated on the game.

39. These are the kings of Texas Tech.

Okay, the crowns are in plush. Yet, you have to admire how fabulous they look in their regal robes.

40. Oregon Ducks fans always start young.

She wears her Oregon Ducks dress and shirt. And yes, she dons her very first green and yellow wig.

41. Don’t mind this Blue Devil fan.

Here he’s in a blue suit with a devil hat. Yet, only in a lighter shade of blue.

42. This Auburn fan is all out for his Tigers.

Here he’s had his body painted in blue and orange. While his head has a pom pom on each side.

43. When in doubt, wear a Viking hat or blue hair.

Well, they’re both Duke fans. One wears a horned Viking helmet. The other dons a blue bob wig.

44. You’ll never know who’d show up for a game at Colorado.

There’s a golden Hulk, a man in a yellow hat, a guy from Halo, and a banana. Yet, all have come to see the Buffaloes roam.

45. Boston College fans always keep it in the family.

Kid wears an Eagle hat. Baby is bundled in a crocheted football blanket.

46. This woman is all striped up for Florida State.

She’s wearing yellow body paint with red stripes. Though not sure about the fringe top.

47. This Alabama lady is a real super fan of the Crimson Tide.

She wears a spandex body suit with a mask and cape. Proving that superheroes don’t always need to have six packs.

48. Apparently, Waldo has turned up in Colorado.

She even has a sign out. Guess she’s not impressed with the team.

49. You can’t miss seeing this guy at Georgia Tech.

This Yellow Jackets fan is clad in a superhero outfit. Think of him as a combination between Superman and Guy Fieri.

50. This cowboy stands proud of his Iowa State.

Seems to have rather bulging muscles. But the cowboy hat and overalls are ridiculous.

51. These guys in Syracuse bleed orange.

Not sure what guy’s head they’re using. But it’s pretty hilarious.

52. Doesn’t hurt to go all out for Georgia at the sidelines.

Wonder what kind of hat he’s wearing. Is that a crow? Looks like it.

53. For Bama, these ladies don their houndsooth furs.

Though the coats seem to remind me of Cruella de Vil for some reason. But these women aren’t keen on killing puppies. At least I hope so.

54. These Bama fans roll Tide in their white suits.

Well, they have Crimson Tide stuff on their suits. And they top it all off with houndsooth hats.

55. Even Santa Claus roots for the Crimson Tide

Yet, how he manages to make it to games from the North Pole is beyond me. Also, I don’t think he’s natty in a houndsooth hat.

56. Hope this guy can keep all his oranges.

Believe it or not, he’s not from Syracuse but Clemson. But I understand why you may be mistaken.

57. Diamond pants are all the rage at Clemson.

The pants are in white, orange, and purple. But they’re quite the latest in Clemson fan fashion.

58. Apparently, the lobster shouts for Southern Methodist.

Didn’t think you’d see lobsters near Dallas, Texas. But whatever.

59. At Florida State, the bacon always cheer.

Wonder what bacon has to do with the Seminoles. Whatever the case, these guys are utterly ridiculous.

60. This Joker girl always vouches for Georgia.

Hope she doesn’t ask why you’re being so serious. Because nothing good can come of it.

61. Best to put on one’s best pimp clothes for Boise State.

Yes, it’s kind of offensive. And it’s a given that the leopard print is tacky as hell.

62. Yellow tiger stripes should always show at LSU.

Though one must cover in purple body paint first. Am I the only one who thinks body paint is ridiculous?

63. Beware of the Red Scare at Dayton.

This is a snapshot from the March Madness tournament. I don’t think the Flyers are doing so well based on the fan reactions.

64. Missouri fans never cease to make an impression.

These fans wear body paint with tiger stripes. Yet, they seem to enjoy the game.

65. This Navy fan is a real ship head.

Well, he’s wearing a ship hat. Though it seems to resemble a destroyer.

66. This Nebraska banana backs his Huskers.

I know bananas don’t grow in Nebraska. Yet, feel free to laugh at the guy’s costume nonetheless.

67. Mizzou Tiger fans rally around their king.

I bet the elder guy with the beard is a professor. Yet, he has a rather lofty crown.

68. This Ancient Roman rallies for his pokes at Oklahoma State.

Well, he wears an ancient helmet and an orange toga. He’ll probably go to a toga party with his frat after the game.

69. These Texas Longhorn fans always carry their Texas Lottery bags.

But they also wear plenty of face and body paint on their shirtless chests. Wonder where they get their bags.

70. This trooper always cheers for Southern Mississippi.

He wears an army hat and carries a small Captain American shield. Not sure why he’s got large Mardi Gras beads around his neck.

71. This Mountaineer fan always comes out for his team.

And he’s on the court in a Mountaineer onesie. Since when do they have such outfits in adult size I have no idea.

72. Hope you like these two fans at Michigan State.

They’re clad in green baseball hats and striped overalls. But they also have to show a sign, too.

73. An Ute fan always has his shoulder pads spiked.

Well, I’m sure they’re not particularly sharp. He also has his face painted as well along with Mardi Gras beads around his neck.

74. These Ute fans always turn out in their war bonnets.

Yes, I know this is cultural appropriation. But white sports fans neither know or care about that.

75. This Huskies fan seems a bit horse.

Well, this one’s wearing a purple horse head mask. I know weird isn’t it?

76. This Huskies fan is totally pimped out.

Wonder why people wear pimp costumes to sporting events. Guess it makes one stand out. At least this guy wears a Huskie T-shirt underneath.

77. You’ll never know who you’ll meet at Xavier.

One of them is even wearing a chicken costume. Yet, the costumes are quite outlandish nonetheless.

78. These fans at North Dakota always know how to shine.

These women wear hats with CDs on them. Hope they’re not by bands anyone likes.

79. All this guy sees is Kentucky.

His glasses say UK for University of Kentucky. Yet, he also wears blue hair to match.

80. These men wear their love for Boston College on their chests.

Well, at least they only painted their chests, which isn’t too outlandish. But body painting is still quite ridiculous nonetheless.

81. This man puts on his mask for Michigan.

He also wears a wig behind him. Thinks he looks tough. But more or less looks like an idiot.

82. These men go purple for Northwestern University.

And yes, they’re both covered in purple body paint. I know it’s crazy, but what can you do?

83. This Georgia girl goes all out for her Bulldogs.

Yes, she kind of resembles Harley Quinn. But only with her wearing spiked shoulder pads for the game.

84. A South Florida fan always goes with the horns.

Sure enough he wears a helmet with bull horns. And his chest is covered in body paint.

85. When you have to watch a Miami Hurricanes game at 1 and go to a voodoo meeting at 5.

Apparently, he kind of reminds me of a witch doctor so to speak. And why does his hat have horns?

86. Your hat can never get to high at Georgia.

Well, he’s wearing a warrior helmet with a large plume. Wonder how he gets under a doorway.

87. These guys are all checkered for the Seminoles.

These guys painted their upper bodies in red and yellow body paint. And yes, they look ridiculous.

88. The Syracuse Orange have always been a gentleman’s team.

He even sports mutton chops and wears an snazzy orange hat. Not sure about the coveralls though.

89. For some reason, Jesus goes for the TCU Horned Frogs.

He’s even holding a sign with a Bible verse geared to them. Still, TCU is a Christian school. So it fits.

90. Always help to have another pair of eyes.

His glasses have googly eyes that match his blue clown wig. And he comes to support his Syracuse Orange.

91. Everything glitters with these Seminole fans.

Yes, I know they shimmer. But you have to at least admire the effort.

92. This strange orange woman comes to the stadium for her Pokes.

Don’t know what she’s supposed to be. Though I do like her crescent moon headband.

93. I guess that Oklahoma State is doing Cats this year.

Okay, probably not. But that doesn’t stop these women from showing up in cat ears.

94. It’s best to get one’s beads on for the Miami Hurricanes.

He seems to have a lot of bling on him to boot. Still, you have to think that he moonlights as an Elton John impersonator on Saturday nights.

95. This Iowa Hawkeye fan has an interesting face mask.

Mostly consists of helmet sunglasses with a grill. Oh, and she wears a wig to complete the look.

96. This Oregon Duck fan comes in camouflaged.

He even comes with his cheerleading cowgirl. And it’s actually kind of sweet.

97. Make sure your LSU Tiger suits match.

I know it’s kind of freaky. But a pair of cowboy boots always goes nicely with the outfit.

98. Houndsooth is always where it’s at in Alabama.

Houndsooth always seems to be a staple for the Crimson Tide. Despite that such pattern is kind of garish so to speak.

99. Make sure your sleeves are fuzzy at Mizzou.

However, that doesn’t mean this guy will wear a shirt. Not sure why he decided to forego that.

100. Seems like this guy is only here for the fun.

He’s basically a Georgia Bulldogs fan dressed as a jester. Not sure why he went with red and green. Christmas game?

The Mole Tells All (Maybe)

On Saturday, August 18, 2018, The New York Times reported that White House Counsel Don McGahn has taken part in at least 3 voluntary interviews totaling 30 hours with Robert Mueller’s investigation team looking into the Russia probe over the past 9 months. He discussed a wide range of topics such as Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s ouster, and Trump’s public and private whining about Attorney General Jeff Sessions. According to the Times, McGahn fears Trump’s setting him up as a fall guy on potential obstruction of justice. And that he’d end up like his possible Nixonian counterpart John Dean who helped his boss cover up the Democratic Party headquarters break-in at the Watergate hotel. But he eventually flipped after Nixon fired him in 1973, secretly giving investigators crucial help while still on the job. Dean later pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice after striking a deal with the prosecution and received a prison sentence.

According to the New York Times report, two of Donald Trump’s original lawyers, John Dowd and Ty Cobb devised an “open-book strategy” for their client when the Mueller investigation began. The rationale behind this is obvious. After all, if Trump did nothing wrong, then he should be as cooperative as possible. Unlike his boss, while Don McGahn was dubious, he went along with the plan. And when the special counsel’s office asked him for an interview last year, he was “surprised” but complied when Trump and his lawyers gave him the go-ahead.

Not surprisingly, the report describes McGahn and his lawyer, William Burck as “stunned” at the Trump team’s willingness for him to talk to Mueller. So much they’ve developed a theory that McGahn’s being set up to take the blame for any possible illegal acts of obstruction of justice. So he and Burck decided to come clean with Mueller to demonstrate that he has nothing to hide. That McGahn is speaking with Mueller isn’t new, but to the extent he’s cooperating and his potential motivations for doing so are.
It’s not exactly clear that Donald Trump “appreciates the extent to which” Don McGahn has cooperated with Mueller. But you kind of have an idea he doesn’t appreciate it all that much. Yet, to Trump’s disappointment, McGahn doesn’t see himself as his boss’ personal lawyer. Rather, he sees himself as a protector of the presidency, not Trump. Besides, while McGahn has overseen Trump’s judicial appointments and deregulatory push at the White House, he has a distant relationship to his boss. According to the Times, the two men rarely speak. And when they do, chief of staff John Kelly and other advisers are usually present. And since McGahn calls his boss, “King Kong” behind his back, Trump has questioned his White House Counsel’s loyalty to him.

Nonetheless, as White House Counsel Don McGahn has had extraordinary access to Donald Trump and some of his most controversial moves. As the New York Times reported citing a dozen anonymous sources, McGahn has told investigators he knew of Trump’s role in firing FBI Director James Comey and repeated criticisms of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his role in the Russia investigation before Trump hired outside counsel to deal with the matter.

To the surprise of no one, Donald Trump has been incensed by the New York Times report. For he raged about it on Twitter during the weekend. That same evening when the report came out, he tweeted, “I allowed White House Counsel Don McGahn, and all other requested members of the White House Staff, to fully cooperate with the Special Councel. In addition we readily gave over one million pages of documents. Most transparent in history. No Collusion, No Obstruction. Witch Hunt!” However, the Trump administration has been anything but transparent since we haven’t seen the guy’s tax returns. Trump has been fervently against the Mueller investigation since the very beginning and has gone out of his way to undermine it, including attempts to fire Mueller. In fact, McGahn threatened to quit when Trump considered firing Mueller last year and convinced his boss to work with the special counsel. And I don’t see Trump and his lawyers handing over a million document pages. On Sunday, he unleashed a string of angry tweets, calling the story “fake” and claiming he allowed McGahn and others to speak to Mueller in an effort to be transparent, “so that this Rigged and Disgusting Witch Hunt can come to a close.” Yet, given that the Trump administration is infamous for being one of the least transparent in presidential history.

Donald Trump then took specific aim at reporters Maggie Haberman and Michael Schmidt, referring to them as “fake reporters” and used them as an example of why the media has become the “Enemy of the People” as he often claims in his mass gaslighting. He also claimed that some members of the media called him to apologize and made a reference to the New York Times’ “disgusting new Board member.” While It’s not clear if he referred to the paper’s board of directors which both publisher A.G. Sulzberger and investor John Rogers, Jr. joined this year. Or its editorial board which tech writer Sarah Jeong was named to this month and who’s been attacked by right-wing activists alleging her of racism against white people. Let’s just hope it’s the former but given his decades-long racism, I strongly think he’s referring to the latter. Nonetheless, we must take Trump’s attacks of the media as gaslighting his base in to not believing negative coverage against him.

Nonetheless, the news of Don McGahn cooperating with Mueller has the potential to become a big deal. But it really depends on what McGahn told investigators and there are still a lot of questions about that. Even Donald Trump’s own legal team doesn’t seem all that sure if McGahn’s account hurts or helps their client. Yet, given that McGahn’s lawyers fully brief Trump’s legal team and how an angry Trump called him a “John Dean type ‘RAT’” on Twitter, my guess is the latter. Mueller and his attorneys know what McGahn told them and how it may or may not play into the obstruction of justice investigation. Yet, whatever it is, Mueller’s team isn’t giving any hints.

In the meantime, don’t assume that Don McGahn or that his testimony will help unseat Donald Trump like Dean’s did to Nixon. Trump expressly permitted his White House Counsel to speak to Mueller. Though his job legally obligated McGahn to testify since he represents the office of the president and works for the US government. So he couldn’t cite attorney-client privilege even if he wanted to. And if he refused, Mueller would’ve compelled him to do so. However, it’s notable the fact McGahn didn’t even try to avoid speaking with the special counsel, especially since the Trump administration is infamous for eschewing precedent. There are 2 possible reasons why he decided to simply comply with Mueller’s request. First, is that a futile court battle over his testimony would’ve made him look bad and raise suspicions that he and the White House have something to hide. Secondly, he might’ve seen little risk and even some reward in telling Mueller’s team about events that could constitute obstruction of justice.

Nor does it put Don McGahn in the clear. A former FEC commissioner, McGahn is a campaign finance expert and served as Donald Trump’s counsel 2016 election. In that capacity, he was presumably involved in the campaign’s hiring of British Cambridge Analytica employees. This raised the possibility of improper foreign contributions. McGahn may have known about the infamous Trump Tower meeting between a Russian lawyer and Trump campaign officials to get dirt on Hillary Clinton, a flagrant violation of campaign finance rules. McGahn might’ve even failed to rein in Roger Stone from the campaign as the latter allegedly bypassed election laws to seek Clinton dirt from foreigners. Since he has a long-time history with Stone and various dubious fundraising schemes, including those of Russian pay to plays dating back to his days as Tom DeLay’s attorney.

Whether Don McGahn has told any of the 2016 campaign to Mueller is a critical question. Citing Donald Trump as an unindicted co-conspirator in these alleged crimes may be Mueller’s strangest move. But since we don’t know, McGahn’s cooperation with the Mueller probe gives us a false impression of McGahn as a model of transparency with regard to the special counsel. The New York Times story over the weekend provides the White House Counsel with a publicity boost for its depiction of him as an honest broker with Mueller. But is he really? And it paints Trump as underestimating by the threat McGahn’s testimony on obstruction can pose to him at worst. In fact, Trump comes across as naïve about the investigation, which is an innocent deviation from his usual, panicked rage.

For now the New York Times story on Don McGahn may help Donald Trump’s public standing. Since it strengthens his claims of non-existent transparency and insinuates that McGahn has nothing to hide. However, the real test of McGahn’s candor will be if and when Mueller asks him to speak about the 2016 campaign. At that point, McGahn can invoke attorney-client privilege since he represented Trump at the time, which can trigger a genuine conflict with the special counsel.

Until then, keep in mind that Donald Trump and Don McGahn want us to think that Mueller has no reason to compel testimony, since they’re giving him everything he wants. Despite that it’s really not the case. Yet, by talking to Mueller about obstruction and publicizing these talks, McGahn doesn’t throw Trump under the bus, but may even strengthen the White House’s case amid looming conflict. Though he might’ve turned since no one else in the Trump administration knows what McGahn told Mueller either. Since such revelation has Trump extremely worried. But don’t get your hopes up.

Gather Round All Ye Lords and Ladies to Marvel at These Magnificent Costumes of the Ye Olde Renaissance Festival (Fourth Edition)

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When I usually do the NFL posts, I generally move on to the college sports. However, since the Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival opened on August 18 this year, I had to change gears with these costumes. Of course, these Renaissance Festivals have less to do with history and more to do with entertainment. The costumes aren’t authentic since they mainly consist of a mishmash of medieval to Baroque era fashions along with fantasy and mythology. While the festival itself, is about as overpriced and PG oriented that’s fun for the whole family. Indeed, you may have jousting, but it’s not as violent or injury prone as the real thing. A French king died from a jousting accident during the 1500s. Henry VIII suffered a serious injury in one that physically screwed him up for the rest of his life. There’s music and dance as well as period inaccurate food. Seriously, turkey legs weren’t Renaissance era cuisine since turkeys are American animals. So for your reading pleasure, I bring you another treasury of Renaissance Festival costumes.

  1. They say black is rather slimming.

Kind of reminds me of something you’d see from Game of Thrones. Though much of her outfit requires much lacing.

2. Any noble lady would appear stunning in blue at the jousting grounds.

She even has her own mug on her. But you have to admire her amazing sleeves.

3. Someone’s in the mood to play ball.

Though I doubt if it’s made out of rubber. Because they didn’t have much of a way to produce it during Renaissance times.

4. Behold, a lady archer out for the hunt.

She carries a quiver of arrows and wears an elegant blue cape. She also keeps a horn around her belt.

5. A creamy dress should always come with pearls.

I’m sure the pearls are fake. Yet, at least the guy’s outfit matches his boots.

6. Best not to trust this fearsome pirate.

He’s wearing rather exquisite jewelry on his neck and fingers. Plus, he seems to have his eye on some treasure.

7. You don’t want to face this noble sword maiden.

She has a lovely red jacket and leather bodies. But go near her or she’ll rip you to shreds.

8. This lass brought her own ride to the fair.

And she has her horse dressed for the occasion as well. And I’m sure it’ll leave plenty of droppings behind.

9. This old wizard prefers to dress in long green robes.

He also carries a staff and wears an old brown hat. He even sports the beard.

10. You best not mess with these pirate lasses.

And yes, two of them wear corsets. One even has a flowing skirt.

11. Here she entered masked and anonymous.

She carries a bow and arrows as well as all clad in leather. Watch your back.

12. I guess the cleric isn’t paying attention to the jester.

He’s just either quietly at prayer or plotting something. As the jester begins his merriment.

13. A fair maiden brims with radiance in red.

She also has a gold pattern underdress to match. But you have to love the long red sleeves.

14. Peacock blue will always impress.

She wears braids to keep her blonde locks in place. Got to love the gold decoration.

15. When it comes to style, some couples seem to match.

Though I really wouldn’t go for the color and pattern myself. Still, they appear quite fancy.

16. A girl with pointy ears always looks pretty in bright blue.

She’s even had her face painted. Nonetheless, her dress is quite lovely.

17. With his bow and arrow, he’s a huntsman to be reckoned with.

He’s even got a longbow. And yes, it can fire arrows at a longer distance than its conventional counterpart.

18. A lady should have an air of elegance in a long draping dress.

Her collar is even decked in floral gold designs. And indeed, she is magnificent.

19. Seems like we have a rather demonic presence here.

And indeed, you’d have a hell of a time with them. But why risk it?

20. She knows her own way around a sword.

Though you wouldn’t want to be near her rapier. For she could slash you to shreds.

21. My, fancy to run into this pirate lass.

She wears a long white shirt with a leather corset. And yes, she’s decked in jewels.

22. A lady can always carry her own in black.

Her dress has gold trim. And her sleeves drape to her skirt.

23. A lovely wench should always put on the right bodice.

She also wears a wide straw hat to match. And it’s decked in bright feathers.

24. You don’t need to feel small in peasant garb.

She wears a leather belt and makes a toast. Not quite flashy but tasteful.

25. Want to hear a fairy play her song?

Not sure what she sounds like on her flute. But she does have stellar wings.

26. I’m guessing this couple is from Germany.

He’s dressed as a German huntsman. She’s clad as a German barmaid.

27. With peasant kids, always keep it simple.

And yes, they’re clad in smocks and dresses. So cute.

28. These guys are in the autumn spirit.

One even appears to have rock hard abs. Nonetheless, Like the antler and leaf crown.

29. A noble knight never needs to be flashy.

He just wears a mail shirt and a gray tunic. She just dons a chemise and a red dress.

30. A belly dancer relishes in her audience.

She has a red top and a black skirt. Yet, you have to love her belt and jewels.

31. Apparently, this witch is on the prowl.

She has a white face with a staff and tall hat. And yes, she could be quite terrifying.

32. Pirate girls always know how to have fun.

All wear their tricorn hats with their skirts. Please don’t mess with them.

33. Careful if you go near the dreaded pirate captain.

Indeed, he certainly looks smashing. But he’ll make you walk the plank if he could.

34. Even small fairies must be respected.

She has a green bodice and a pink skirt. Almost like she’s a pixie wearing a flower.

35. As this lass wears a mask, no one will know her.

She wears a green mask and a garland of flowers on her head. Yet you have to like her laced corset.

36. Would you trust your child with a creature like this?

I’m sure this monster is harmless. But it does have the potential to scare people who don’t understand.

37. A noble woman should always have a sense of style.

Sure her dress is patterned like one’s drapery. But she flaunts it for all to see.

38. With an outfit like that, you’d think she was picked up from a deserted island.

I’m sure she’s dressed as some raider. Though her outfit is generous with the fringe.

39. When you’re at the Renaissance Festival at 11 and have to go to a Star Wars convention at 3.

Well, I guess Padme’s queen outfit can fit in. Nonetheless, you have to like the kilts on these Stormtroopers.

40. Best you not trust this enchantress in the woods.

She has a horn on her flower garland. And her dress is in a shiny periwinkle.

41. Behold, a seasonal satyr in all his glory.

Okay, he’s probably not a satyr. But get a load of his hat and armor. Not to mention, how he stands in magnificence.

42. A Renaissance dress pattern should always stand out.

Though her dress seems more fitting for a table cloth. Yet, she’s enjoying the parade.

43. You’d wonder where this fairy will fly to next.

She wears a simple dress. While her wings shimmer in the sun.

44. Sometimes you have to go all out with a hat.

And yes, her hat is a giant nest of feathers. Hope you don’t get too close to her.

45. Looks like someone has stumbled into another time.

Well, that’s Dr. Who. But if he actually was in the Renaissance, the streets would smell like crap and everyone would be dirty.

46. Who could guess this fairy hiding in the bushes?

She’s in a green and purple outfit with green wings. But you must watch your back since fairies are unpredictable in fairy stories.

47. Apparently, she’s quite and adventurous lass.

Well, you have a lot of women wearing costumes with short skirts. Yet, in the Renaissance, this would’ve been a fashion no-no.

48. A pirate lass should always sport an impressive hat.

She also wears pants and boots. And her corset is laced with red string.

49. With Scottish kilts, it’s like father, like son.

And they’re both wearing the same family plaid. Hope the kid is potty trained. Because I don’t want to know what they wear underneath.

50. In this outfit, this fairy struts like a peacock.

Her dress has a feathery chest, too. And her wings match the skirt.

51. Care for a stroll around the grounds?

She wears a white and flower dress while carrying a lacy parasol. So best you cover puddles as she goes by.

52. Want to share a pint?

Okay, she’s drinking from a plastic dixie cup. But you have to love the flower garland she’s wearing.

53. All this man wants to do is frolic in the forest.

Here he stands in all his bountiful glory. His crown of antlers also consists of fruits and leaves.

54. Want to see a falconry demonstration?

Falconry is a way of training a bird of prey to find food. Yet, here I think the bird’s wings are clipped.

55. Seems like this fairy is all blue.

She has a blue face with blue wings. She also wears a blue dress.

56. Dressing one’s best must be a top priority.

They’re both wearing beige. Yet, the woman’s hat is quite charming.

57. Purple is always a resplendent color.

However, during the Renaissance, purple was only reserved for royalty. Mostly because the dye for it was so expensive and rare.

58. It always helps to spread your wings.

And spread her wings she certainly does. But don’t expect her to fly with them.

59. A red dress will always make one appear regal.

Helps if she’s wearing a neat hat to match. Yet, her dress is trimmed with gold.

60. Apparently, she went with some animal cultists in the woods and never came back.

Yes, there are furries at Renaissance festivals. But not sure what I think about the tiger with antlers.

61. A small dress doesn’t always have to be plain.

She wears a black smock with a fancy white dress. And she’s quite adorable in it.

62. A black cloak should have the same pattern as the dress.

And she seems quite matronly in it as well. Still, wouldn’t want to be in her way.

63. Behold, the dragon has come for merrymaking.

Well, I guess dragons would want to have a good time once in awhile. But this is just simply ridiculous.

64. A knight should always enjoy a good time with his fair lady.

Though he seems a bit old to be on the battlefield. Yet, I do like the woman’s hat.

65. She may be a warrior woman, but her armor is all mail.

However, I don’t think this outfit would be very practical in fight. And the reasons are obvious.

66. A woman must always travel with her white knight.

I think these are Star Wars mashups. Since one seems like a medieval Stormtrooper. The other resembles one of Jabba’s sex slaves.

67. A huntsman always ventures alone.

He only carries his bow and his quiver of arrows. But he’s all clad in leather for protection.

68. This mermaid is a real fish out of water.

Okay, she’s just wearing a dress. But I see no seashell bra.

69. You’d think this maid serves in a nearby kitchen.

Well, she’s wearing a cap to protect her hair. Though she seems like a pleasant peasant.

70. This warrior always dresses for the weather.

He’s clad in furs for the cold. But has sword and shield in hand.

71. One must always wear a dress fit for a queen.

She wears a simple black dress with a silver stomacher. And topped with a crown to match.

72. This wizard shows up with a camera.

Indeed, a camera is a strange object for an old wizard from the 16th century. So are sunglasses.

73. Apparently, Queen Elizabeth I is back from the dead.

Though she normally wore white makeup like that. Despite that it was based in lead.

74. Care to help a weary traveler?

After all, she’s wearing a wide-brimmed hat and headscarf. She also has her belongings in ye olde fanny pack.

75. Here’s a satyr of the forest.

She has a tall leaf staff and a belt with a leaf. Yet, you don’t want to get under her hooves.

76. This service dog is here to entertain you.

Since it’s dressed as a jester. Though I don’t think it likes wearing that ridiculous hat.

77. Lady pirates should always be well-dressed.

One is in a long dress and a tricorn hat. The other wears a long coat dress and feather hat.

78. Sometimes all you need is the right combination.

She wears a black and white dress and maroon corset. Yet, she can’t complain.

79. This highlander came with his swordsman and fairy.

Well, he’s a dad with kids. But you can’t help but adore this.

80. A man doesn’t need pants to look like a badass.

Here he’s wearing a kilt and wielding a sword. Yet, I wonder how he seems like a brave Scot.

Not Licensed by the NFL Professional Football Craft Projects (Fourth Edition)

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Of course, I couldn’t welcome the football season without doing another annual post on NFL crafts. Indeed, the NFL may not be keen on you making your own gear if you intend to sell it. Well, unless you buy some craft supplies with your favorite team’s logo on it, which may cost you a shitload of money. However, you can do quite fine if you just use craft supplies in  your team’s colors as well. Nonetheless, once you make your NFL craft creation, you can sell it on Etsy. You can put it up in your home during the season or even wear it on game day if possible. If you don’t believe me, you can see what they have on Pinterest, Etsy, or Google Images. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasury of NFL craft projects. Enjoy.

 

  1. With this glass, you can raise a toast to football.

Has a football top, a field goal stem, and a field bottom. And yes, it’s painted for decoration.

2. A Jacksonville Jaguars wreath must have ribbons.

Indeed, the Jaguars aren’t among the Best NFL teams. Yet, the ribbon decorations add a nice touch.

3. Cover your New Orleans bed with this Saints quilt.

It’s mostly a patchwork with wide range of patterns. Though doesn’t New Orleans mostly enjoy warm weather?

4. Grace your front door with this Miami Dolphins yarn wreath.

Consists of orange and white felt rosettes on the bottom. Even has a felt Dolphins logo, too.

5. Support your Denver Broncos with this wooden panel.

Has “Broncos” in raised wooden letters. But the logo is painted.

6. Adorn yourself for the big game with these Patriots earrings.

I don’t think I can wear these since they’re long. And they contain the Patriots logo.

7. Light up your football home with this Dallas Cowboys block light.

This one has festive Cowboys ribbons. And the Dallas star is simple to replicate.

8. Keep yourself warm with this crocheted Patriots hat.

It’s mostly shaped like a football with pom poms on top. Also has braided strings attached.

9. Do you want to build a Packers snowman?

Has a felt Packer hat and a green scarf. Like how it carries a little branch with a star.

10. Your little Dallas Cowboy would love this crocheted cheerleading outfit.

Consists of a cowboy hat and a skirt. Nonetheless, I don’t think the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders set a good example.

11. Look snazzy at the tailgate party in this fancy Pittsburgh Steeler apron.

You can even trim it with black and gold zebra stripes. Includes gold ribbon.

12. Set down your drinks on these Seattle Seahawks crocheted coasters.

For some reason, they seem shaped like bottles though. Not sure why.

13. Make sure to stop at Atlanta Falcons Avenue.

Okay, this is a decomesh wreath. Yet, it has a felt Falcons sign.

14. Show your love for the New York Giants on a plate.

Well, license plate letters anyway. But make sure they’re on a wooden panel.

15. A Redskins grapevine wreath gets in the fall spirit.

To be fair, it doesn’t have the Redskins logo on it. Though the name is offensive just the same.

16. Bring in the Kansas City spirit with this felt Chiefs wreath.

This one includes a bow and the Kansas City arrowhead logo. And it should do nicely on your front door.

17. With this tree slice, show the pride of Ravens Nation.

Though it’s best not to let them know that they’re the original Cleveland Browns. Seriously, that’s how they got their start.

18. Step out in style in these Seattle Seahawks heels.

Decorated with glitter, ribbons, and a blue bow. Also, doesn’t seem suited for the stadium.

19. Make sure to touch your hair with this Tampa Bay Buccaneers bow.

Haven’t had a lot of Tampa Bay Buccaneers stuff on my NFL posts this year. Not sure why.

20. Care for a Green Bay Packers flower?

This is part of a headband. Yet, the Packers logo brings out the team spirit.

21. Step in the shower in these Baltimore Ravens flip flops.

However, understand that flip flops don’t have a long shelf life. As far as I can tell from my experience.

22. Nothing is so festive like a New England Patriots bauble wreath.

Though fragile, none of them are deflated. Unlike the Patriots’ footballs some years back.

23. Keep your things safe in this stylish Steeler handbag.

Goes well with the Steeler apron I previously showed. And yes, it has a gold bow to match.

24. A Saints wreath should always be a festive one.

You can tell since it has a football at the center. Yet, it seems more like a Mardi Gras decoration.

25. Need a pair of Colt hooks.

If you live in Indianapolis, I guess. Includes horseshoe hooks with stars on them.

26. How about an Oakland Raider in all sequins?

Well, he’s not all made out of sequins. Just the helmet. Though the sword is made of beads.

27. Show your team’s support with this Tennessee Titans charm bracelet.

Comprises of beads in team colors along with the Titans’ logo and football charm. Goes well with a team jersey.

28. Show your Indianapolis pride with this Colts grapevine wreath.

IT’s mostly blue with a decomesh ribbon. But the large “COLTS” letters says it all.

29. Keep yourself warm at the Mile High City with this Denver Broncos quilt.

Has the Broncos logo at the center. And this guy is proud to show it.

30. Snuggle during the game with this New England Patriots doll.

Is that a voodoo doll? And if so, can I stick pins in it? Well, it’s not like the Patriots are known for playing fair.

31. On cold days, it helps to wear a crotched Seahawks beanie.

Includes a flower sewn on by a button. And you can wear it at the game.

32. Feel free to leave your things in this Colts jar.

Not sure what this used for. But I bet it makes a handy decoration.

33. You’ll always be prepared with this Steelers diaper bag.

It’s an ideal gift for any new Steeler dad. Bet it includes a Steelers binky or two.

34. Keep the Packers spirit by hanging this wreath.

Mostly consists of ripped felt strips. And it’s touched by the logo and ribbons.

35. If you’re hooked on the Steelers, try this panel.

It’s a panel with hooks for coats an’at. And yes, it’s a must have for Steeler fanatics.

36. Your cups will always be snug with these crocheted Seahawks cozies.

You can use them to put on your Starbucks cup if they get your name wrong. Each also has a logo and team name.

37. Catch the sun with this Pittsburgh Steeler suncatcher.

Depicts the Pittsburgh Steeler logo in white. And here it’s hanging in front of the window in black and gold glory.

38. Step out to the game in these New York Giants flats.

They’re even covered in glitter for extra shimmer. They’re also easier on the feet than heels.

39. Don’t like wreaths? How about a Bengals B?

This one has a B in tiger stripes and a football on top. Perfect for anyone in Cincinnati.

40. Celebrate the football season with this San Francisco 49ers decomesh wreath.

Includes a 49ers flag. Yet, the S and F really stand out here.

41. You can keep your head warm with these crotched San Diego Chargers hats.

One has a pom pom top. The other has a flower. Each have a lightning bolt.

42. Bring on the black and gold with this Pittsburgh Steelers wreath.

This one has an intricate pattern around the wreath. Still, you have to love the bow and logo.

43. On cold days, cuddle up with this Indianapolis Colts blanket.

This one is in a Colts pattern in felt. Not sure what’s underneath.

44. You’ll be charged up in this apron.

Since it’s an apron for the San Diego Chargers. Yes, I know they moved to Los Angeles.

45. This Philadelphia Eagles bottle light will shine quite bright.

Contains the Eagles logo. Yet, please don’t bring it to the Super Bowl party if they win.

46. Any Indianapolis Colts fan would love to hang this panel.

Well, this one seems like you’d find it at the NFL store. Yet, it’s within a blue frame.

47. Salute your Dallas Cowboys with these bottles.

The two side ones have zigzag stripes. While the center one contains the Dallas Cowboys star.

48. Perhaps a Seahawks diaper bag might interest you.

Well, this is a different diaper bag variation. Comes with many pockets on the outside.

49. This baby pillow and blanket will do nicely in a Seahawks nursery.

But please don’t put the pillow in the crib until they’re at the toddler stage. Nonetheless, the bright green seems rather soft.

50. No Houston Texan fan can do without a wreath like this.

It’s decomesh with wooden logo of the Texans. Great for any front door in Houston.

51. Greet your guests with this Washington Redskins wreath.

Includes a football and bear. And yes, everything but the flowers has the Redskins logo.

52. Bet this rock belongs to the New Orleans Saints.

Has fleur de lis and the words “Saints” painted on a rock. And it’s propped on a metal frame.

53. Know who dat with this New Orleans Saints wreath.

You can see the fleur de lis on the decomesh. Also includes football.

54. Any little Miami Dolphins fan would love this crotched cap.

Still, I don’t see the need for a cap like this in Miami. But it’s kind of cute.

55. For the big game, wear a Colts headband for luck.

This one has a large Colts horseshoe on it. Perfect for the big game.

56. You’d fall in love with this Pittsburgh Steelers snow family.

Well, it’s A Christmas ornament. But you have to love their black and gold scarves and ear muffs.

57. Hope you can sleep tight with this New England Patriots dream catcher.

However, if you want a life like Tom Brady, then dream on. Because that won’t happen.

58. Show your Dallas pride with this Cowboys palette.

Has the Dallas star on top. A must have for Cowboys fans.

59. Any Seahawk fan would love to have this garden stand in their garden.

Has the Seahawk logo with a border of blue shades. Love the wire work though.

60. This Redskins wreath can hit a fan right in the heart.

Even has roses on it. Kind of quaint for a wreath dedicated to a team with a racial slur name.

61. Show up to the big game in this Broncos dress.

Though it seems rather short. Has orange and white straps.

62. Dress your mile high bed with this Broncos quilt.

Mostly consists of orange and blue squares. And each square has a Broncos logo.

63. With this Steelers quilt, you’ll never freeze during the game.

Has the Steeler logo in the center. While it’s surrounded by squares of black and gold.

64. You can always bundle up in this Seahawks scarf.

Consists of blue, white, and green zigzags. Perfect for the cold Seattle weather.

65. A tulle wreath is all you need in Steelers country.

It’s mostly black with the logo in tulle. The flag is on top to match.

66. In the Seattle cold, put on this Seahawks hat and scarf.

Both hat and scarf feature the Seahawk Logo. And are both trimmed in lime green.

67. Perhaps a painted Patriot suncatcher may suit you.

Includes the Patriot logo over a star. And they’re encased with an oval frame.

68. Kick back and relax in this Seattle Seahawks lawn chair.

This one has bright green arms and a seahawk eye back. And yes, it’s quite colorful.

69. Cover yourself at the game with this Pittsburgh Steeler blanket.

Well, this one isn’t as well done as some of the quilt. But they tried their best.

70. This Seahawks blanket is perfect for any game.

It’s blue with green stripes, too. Even has a football pattern to match.

71. Show Baltimore pride with this Ravens shell pennant.

Well, this is kind of ingenious. Though it has the Baltimore Raven logo on it.

72. In Wisconsin, you must lounge in this Packers chair.

This one has the G on the back. Perfect for a Cheesehead’s porch.

73. A Patriots fan would adore this license plate panel.

This one has the team spelled on a plate. And the Patriots logo on the side.

74. In Pittsburgh, get lit with this sophisticated bottle light.

Even comes with grapes. Wonder if I should get something like this for my dad.

75. You can’t resist this Dallas Cowboy snowman.

Not exactly sure what this is made of. Still, do they have snowmen in Texas. Because I don’t think it snows there.

76. Anyone in Arizona would want this Cardinal palette.

Yes, that cardinal certainly looks fierce. Though it looks a bit odd made out of planks.

77. You’d find this glass has a Minnesota Viking on it.

Not sure if you’d want to drink out of it. Also, real Vikings didn’t wear horns on their helmets.

78. Best you can hang this Packers wreath on your door.

It’s made out of decomesh. And it has a Packers logo in the center.

79. Show your pride for Steeler Nation with this wreath of flags.

It’s a decomesh with flags in a clockwise position. Has Steelers logo in the center.

80. This Bud Light wreath will make any Dallas Cowboy fan say, “Dilly, Dilly.”

Well, at least it matches the stars. Though they wish all their rivals will end up in the pit of misery.