Goal Worthy Soccer Fans from the FIFA World Cup

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Okay, I know the Men’s US Soccer Team won’t be in Russia since they didn’t qualify. But Women’s US Soccer Team will qualify for theirs since they win the World Cup in their tournament almost every time.

This week marked the beginning for the 21st FIFA World Cup hosted by Russia which had rights since 2010 that was way before all the collusion, cheating, and human rights abuses. Since my country the United States didn’t qualify, this isn’t a huge deal outside diehard American soccer fans. But since its founding in 1930, the World Cup has been the most prestigious soccer tournament in the world as well as the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, even exceeding the Olympic Games. So it’s a very huge deal. And since it’s so widely watched around the world as soccer is one of the most popular sports, you’re granted to see plenty of crazy fans since a lot of countries take the sport very seriously like you have no idea. I mean have you ever heard of soccer hooligans? They exist. You also hear all kinds of crazy stories in soccer violence that make you scratch your head. And they thought American football fans were insane. Anyway, while most of my readers are American, there are plenty of viewers from other countries. So any post I do for the World Cup is mostly for them. Now for your reading pleasure, I give you an assortment of crazy soccer fans and their elaborate costumes worth blowing your vuvuzela over. Enjoy.

  1. Don’t worry, Russia’s soccer fans aren’t that crazy.

Well, this guy seems friendly though he might just like large grandiose hats. Hope the other fans are all right.

2. Look out, here comes the Swiss cow brigade.

They have plush cows on their hats. And they’re even wearing shirts for Team Switzerland. Odd since I thought they’re supposed to remain neutral.

3. You can tell this soccer fan is a proud Mexican.

Since he has the image from his national flag. But he’s also showing what his country will do to its rivals in the tournament. Cue the eagle killing a snake.

4. The Russians are up and ready to rumble.

They’re all wearing armor and headdress. Though I highly doubt that the war bonnet is part of their culture. Still, they look pretty awesome.

5. Sometimes you just have to send in the shamans.

This guy is from Ghana, by the way. And I think he might be doing a ritual from his culture though I doubt it. But you never know.

6. These Japanese fans are absolutely psyched for the World Cup.

Here they’re wearing pins of the World Cup trophy. Not sure why Japanese fans would wear these outfits.

7. Ladies, may I give you some delectable soccer fans from Greece.

As you can guess these nice-looking guys are dressed up as their country’s most famous dish. You know, Greek yogurt.

8. Bet you’ve never seen a Swedish woman like her.

Okay, that’s a guy. But he’s nonetheless wearing a horned helmet with braids.

9. It’s time for the Chinese fans to get the large drums out.

Well, they may not be as crazy as the others. But they seem like they’re performing a ritual with these large drums.

10. This Brazilian is all covered in flags.

You’ll see more Brazilian fans in this post. Since soccer is absolutely huge there. And yes, this costume is ridiculous.

11. Can’t cheer for the World Cup without Christ the Redeemer.

Well, the World Cup was held in Brazil that Year. Nonetheless, this guy has a rather interesting hat.

12. You’d almost think this American soccer fan is out of this world.

Too bad he won’t be in Russia. Since the US Men’s team didn’t make it. But he rocks in blue hair.

13. Here comes the Honduran Mayan king and his court.

They all have painted faces. Yet, the guy on the far left has a funky headdress.

14. Never thought I’d see a Colombian elephant before.

Okay, this isn’t the best fan costume I’ve seen. Yet, kind of has a combination of both pathetic and terrifying.

15. If you’re from Pakistan, get a load of this hat.

Yes, he’s wearing his country on his costume. Because he cares so much about his team to look this ridiculous.

16. A Dutchman always dreams of a World Cup win.

For some reason, there are a lot of crazy Dutch fans at international sporting events. And yes, he’s wearing large glasses, a pimp hat, and an orange Hulk hand.

17. In the Netherlands, it’s not over until the fat barmaid sings.

Sure she might seem straight out of Wagner if she wore a horned Viking helmet. But this Dutch lady goes for the orange.

18. The Japanese blue frog salutes the team.

Didn’t know what this guy’s significance is. Still, wouldn’t want to run into whoever they are.

19. Seems like Dutch Air brought in a whole flight crew.

Actually they’re just fans dressed as a flight crew so their team lands on a win. But compared with other outrageous Dutch costumes, this is low key.

20. Apparently, George S. Patton has decided to show up.

God only knows what Patton would say in a World Cup soccer match. Still, you can see where the look came from.

21. Apparently, the French fans decided to dress like Vikings.

I think they’re based on Asterix cartoons, which are reputedly popular there. But don’t ask me.

22. Irish World Cup fans always go for the green.

These guys paint themselves green and wear Irish flag wigs. And yes, they’re ready to rumble.

23. Want to see a couple of Argentinian zebras make out?

I don’t get the zebra thing since Argentina is in South America. But the guy seems a bit taken aback here.

24. This Ivory Coast fan can always make an impression.

You know he’s on stilts since no guy can be that tall. But he knows how to draw a large crowd.

25. Apparently, this Brazilian warlock has decided to take a picture.

Because giving children nightmares should get in the way of enjoying a soccer game. And yes, he’s wearing that outfit for Halloween.

26. These leprechauns are urging Team Ireland make it.

However, while these Irish may dress as leprechauns doesn’t mean Americans should do so. Because they find depictions of leprechauns outside their country very offensive.

27. Seems like this Brazilian has his beard really tied.

Not sure how this guy deals with the discomfort. Then again, he’s only wearing his beard for the tournament.

28. You can’t misidentify these all-American women.

I’ve heard the idea of wrapping oneself in an American flag. But painting akin to one just takes the cake for me.

29. Check out the glasses on this Danish guy.

Yes, he’s wearing soccer glasses. Because he has Danish soccer on his mind. Not sure if he’s eating a Danish.

30. This Dutch bear has high hopes for the World cup.

I’m sure he’s in an orange bear costume with the World Cup trophy. Not sure about the significance of that.

31. You might not want to mess with this masked Japanese fan.

Yes, that mask is creepy. Though I have to admit it goes well with the hat.

32. A Brazilian lady must have a big bow at the World Cup.

And yes, the bow is green with yellow polka dots. She even ahs 2014 glasses, too.

33. Wonder who’s in the Ghana box.

Apparently, a fan who’s just as mystified. Still, I wonder how that person got out of that after the tournament.

34. These Japanese fans are looking quite blue lately.

I mean their faces are painted blue and have blue hair to match. However, they seem quite excited seeing their team play.

35. This Swiss man always loves to blow his horn.

He’s brought his trumpet and funky hat. And yes, it has 2 bright Swiss balloons.

36. An Australian fan can’t go without an antler kangaroo?

Okay, that’s pretty weird. And I see the guy wearing a mask as if he doesn’t want an embarrassment.

37. Sometimes you just have to spread your wings.

There’s one guy from Colombia whose costume is so elaborate, people just have to pose with him. And no, I don’t think he can fly.

38. With these French fans, it’s all for one and one for all.

Since they’re dresses as the Three Musketeers. With feather hats from the 17th century and all.

39. These German women are hopping mad.

What’s the deal with the bunny ears? I don’t understand it since they seem quite ridiculous.

40. This Brazilian soccer fan debuts in his new flag suit.

He even has striped tights, big glasses, and a funky hat to match. Let’s give it for this guy.

41. Best you don’t get this German devil lady angry.

Fortunately for her, the German team won in Brazil in 2014. Yet, she has braids matching the flag colors.

42. A Brazilian woman can’t show up without a tall feather hat.

Well, Brazil is known for its colorful pageantry, especially in Rio. Yet, at least her headdress sparkles.

43. What the hell are those weird Dutch guys in Mohawks doing here?

Don’t ask me. I have no idea why they have these muscled guys here. Must be a Dutch thing.

44. An Aztec Emperor should always wear the most elaborate headdress.

If his team doesn’t do well in the World Cup, then he will have his priests rip the players’ hearts out. Nonetheless, he’s also a fan of tacos.

45. Looks like this Roman soldiers gung ho for Team Italy.

By the way, Italy didn’t make it in this year’s World Cup either. So you won’t see this Roman gladiator anytime soon in Russia.

46. You’ll get a big hand from this Australian.

Helps if he’s wearing a wide hat and a flag cape. But the large hand stands out.

47. You’d be pressed not to be endeared with these Icelandic Vikings.

Indeed, Vikings never wore horned helmets. But that doesn’t stop these guys from cheering and singing.

48. Best you beware of the dreaded Colombian Tiger.

Okay, he’s more like a carefree guy with a flamboyant headdress. Love the feathers.

49. Speaking of headdresses, the Italians get theirs on.

Sure I don’t think they have anyone in the culture wear these outlandish hats. But they’re nonetheless colorful.

50. You can tell these Germans are here for the soccer.

Since they’re wearing soccer ball suits. And I’m sure they’re both filled with a lot of air.

51. Mexico is really on a Chile pickle.

Okay, this fan is wearing a Mexico pickle hat. Still, it’s kind of hilarious no matter how you look at it.

52. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Spanish Zorro.

He’s in one of those body suits with a hat and mask. But he’s all for his Spanish team.

53. This man wears a horned helmet for Team India.

Just when did the Vikings visit India? Because I never heard about that in the history books. Still, he carries the look with dignity.

54. These American guys show up to the World Cup in their star-spangled silk robes.

Well, Americans have always treasured their penchant for comfy clothes. But these guys seem to take this at a whole new level.

55. Perhaps the Dutchman would like to bang the drum.

Yes, I know he’ll probably offend Native Americans looking at this with his feather headdress war bonnet. But at least he’s not in his home country in early December.

56. A World Cup victory can always make anyone feel like a king.

Well, he’s German fan who’s probably overjoyed in Brazil. Still, got to like his royal red robes.

57. Captain America is a man on a mission.

Okay, he’s not the Captain America. But he nonetheless has the iconic shield along with the stars and stripes on his suit.

58. This South Korean likes a good cigar now and then.

Kind of reminds me of an anime character. And chances are, he probably is. Though he’s from South Korea.

59. Only the Dutch would wear wigs of orange foam.

Their funky wigs even have flags of the Netherlands on them. And yes, the Dutch seem to go all out.

60. Sometimes it’s best you don’t mess with Mexicans in elaborate headdresses.

Not sure if he’s Mayan or Aztec. But he won’t be happy if his team loses. Still, his headdress rocks.

61. Darth Vader seems to be on the Argentinian side of the Force.

Since he believes that winning the World Cup is Argentina’s destiny. Else, he’ll force choke them.

62. Didn’t know that Pope Francis was at the World Cup with his fellow Argentinians.

Okay, Pope Francis wasn’t there. It’s just a guy in a mask of him. But I’m sure he’d like the tribute since he’s an avid soccer fan.

63. This Italian warrior is ready for the soccer challenge.

And he’s clad in blue armor to show it. Hope he’s lucky that he’s not the attraction in the gladiatorial games.

64. You don’t know nothing about the elusive Mask.

However, he’s here for Team Brazil. Nonetheless, this is a fitting costume in regards to the color scheme on the Brazilian flag.

65. She’s got two sombreros and not much to cover.

And you can see them conveniently placed over her boobs. Oh, and she has fringes, too.

66. At the World Cup, you can’t beat the zeal of the Orange General.

He’s a Dutch superfan. And yes, he’s clad in orange, a terrible color to wear in combat.

67. Heard of cheeseheads? Well, here are the Swiss cheeseheads.

You can see they got this idea from Green Bay Wisconsin. And they gave the notion a unique touch for the World Cup.

68. I give you Watermelon Man.

Here he is posing for a selfie. Has a quite pleasant face if you ask me.

69. Apparently, Russian fans like seeing their players ride dragons.

One has a hydra. The other has a red dragon. But both look quite formidable and whimsical.

70. This American fan is so badass, he even has his own dinosaur hand.

I’m sure Hollywood is working on a movie based on him as we speak. Because he certainly has the action movie look to him.

71. Without the orange you’d think these two came from Las Vegas.

Well, the Dutch never disappoint with their outrageous fans. Though I like the feather headdress.

72. Even hombres can rock in sombreros and Mexican dresses.

You have to admit these dresses are very colorful. And that these men rock in them.

73. Who’s supposed to be the creepy head among the Argentinians?

Maybe it’s one of the players. But it’s the stuff of nightmares nonetheless.

74. This Colombian fan knows how to impress.

This was all the way from 1990. And he’s dressed like a bird carrying 2 flags.

75. Seems like this lady likes to dress in the Union Jack.

She’s there to support her English soccer team. Also, this is from 1970, by the way.

76. These women from Uruguay have some unique choices in headwear.

It’s to imitate the sun emblazoned on their flag. And yes, they certainly stun.

77. Behold, the majestic feathered eagle warrior.

This fan has his arms outstretched in feathered wings. Like the Aztec warriors of pre-Columbian history.

78. Check out that horned creature all the way from Ecuador.

Sure this guy has his arms outstretched. Yet, you can’t help but keep your eyes on him and his strange head.

79. Apparently, Bert and Ernie are rooting for Team Germany.

Though Bert and Ernie are actually American characters from Sesame Street. Guess they have an international following.

80. Might want to watch out for those clowns from Ecuador.

One of them is the Joker from the Dark Knight. You know what destruction he’s capable of. Why so serious?

81. You can’t see anything more regal than these English lions.

Well, the lion has a special place in English iconography. Though they have crosses on their faces to show.

82. Seems like these Italian pilots have landed.

Each is dressed in a flag color. And they’re wearing old timey pilot hats to match.

83. The Eggman always knows how to make an entrance.

He’s a South African superfan with a huge headdress decked with eggs. Wonder how he manages to keep it on his head.

84. It’s not just humans who get swept up in World Cup excitement.

This basset hound is dressed in Brazil’s colors and wears a fro. And it seems quite attentive to the game in the stands.

85. You don’t want to see this Mexican when he’s angry.

But the Hulk certainly knows how to don a red sombrero. But please, don’t make him mad.

86. This Dutchman comes with his own veggies.

He’s even wearing a hat with carrots and a radish. So he won’t go hungry.

87. A Portuguese superhero must know how to rock a scarf and mustache.

Well, a superhero has to stand tall even at a soccer game. And yes, he has Portuguese flag insignia where the Superman logo would be.

88. Mexican Superman would never miss a soccer match for his country.

But keep in mind his main nemesis is Donald Trump. Because the guy’s a full-blown narcissistic sociopath and white supremacist.

89. Looks like one Mexican came to the World Cup on a donkey.

Don’t worry the donkey is part of the costume. Yet, you wonder how many seats he’ll take up in the stands.

90. During American games, you can never have too many Elvis impersonators.

Indeed, Elvis Presley is an American treasure. That’s why you have these fans in sequins to watch a US soccer match.

91. These English knights are up and ready for battle at the World Cup.

A few of them even have their faces painted. Still, wouldn’t want to wear all that mail in June.

92. These fans from South Africa know how to support their team.

Yes, South African fans can dress in crazy costumes, too. Though the one in the large glasses takes the cake.

93. It’s during the World Cup when some Ecuadorian fans don elaborate masks.

Not sure about the cultural significance of these outfits. Must be a Pre-Columbian thing.

94. You’d almost think these Americans have heads full of corn.

Well, our country grows and consumes a lot of it. So it’s only fair if you ask me.

95. Wonder what’s with the pot on his head.

As you can see, this guy is from Ghana. But his pot seems like it’s filling with smoke.

96. Man, this Brazilian has large, uh, soccer balls.

Yeah, I know what some of you are thinking. Still, Brazil is a big place for soccer as it’s always been.

97. All Mexicans at the World Cup, hail your Emperor Montezuma.

Well, he certainly has the outfit nailed. Still, best not to make him mad or he’ll give you a nice drink of water.

98. This American woman always wraps herself in a flag.

She even has a sign for Hope Solo. Though she’s not exactly America’s sweetheart if you ask me.

99. My fellow Americans, say hello to President Theodore Goalsevelt.

He’s a superfan who’s dressed like Theodore Roosevelt. But he’s more into soccer than big game hunting.

100. A big head of hair always requires a large comb.

And you can see that with this Brazilian fan who seems like a used car salesman from Las Vegas. Still, like his large glasses.

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Figure Skating Fashion Disasters On Ice

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This weeks marks the start of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeong Chang, South Korea. I haven’t done much on these events mostly since I’ve written most of my Olympics posts back during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And I mostly combined both the winter and summer stuff in each post, save for the Ancient Greek Olympic article. Mostly because the Ancient Greeks didn’t have a Winter Olympics since winter sports weren’t really their thing. I mean they lived in a warm Mediterranean climate where snow only existed on mountains for God’s sake. If there was anything close to a Winter Olympics in the ancient world, it would’ve most likely be in Scandinavia. Besides, there are a lot of stuff going on in February like Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, and Chinese New Year. Not to mention, the crazy shenanigans at the Trump administration.

Nonetheless, the Winter Olympics do stand out in one way for a blogger like me. And that’s in the realm of figure skating. It’s a sport where people do some high acrobatics and dances on ice skates that would send any normal person attempt these stunts to the emergency room. Even so, male figure skating remains beneath the acceptable confines of traditional masculinity in the US where we have Blades of Glory as well as male skaters portrayed a little light in the skates. Still, it’s a popular spectator event with a subjective judging system based on artistry, presentation, and interpretation. Not to mention, there is a lot of drama in the Olympic competitions. Thanks, to the film, I, Tonya, many of us will now remember Tonya Harding’s husband assaulting Nancy Kerrigan’s leg with a bat. But one key feature are the sparkly outfits the skaters wear on the ice. Some may go for the classic dress or pantsuit. Some may contain sparkles. Some may depict characters from a story or pop culture. And some may represent their culture. Sometimes these costumes can make the skater shimmer and look graceful. But occasionally, you see plenty of skaters who look totally ridiculous. In this post, I show you some of the craziest skating fashions to grace the ice (though not exclusively from the Winter Olympics). For your reading pleasure, I give you an assortment of figure skating fashion fails. Enjoy.

  1. A skater can wow the judges with a black and white clown onesie.

Well, at least he’s not wearing any clown makeup to scare the kids. Still, kind of pathetic.

2. I didn’t know you can do a figure skating routine from Magic Mike.

Then again, he might be there for the fanservice. Yet, I can’t complain about his six pack.

3. Sometimes a flannel shirt and coveralls is all you need.

Sorry, but this outfit belongs out in the woods or a country barn dance. Not on ice. Still, at least his outfit didn’t cost much.

4. Unfortunately, her Katniss Everdeen costume didn’t land her on fire.

Yeah, that fire dress kind of falls flat. Even with rhinestones. Fire may burn. But ice surely chills.

5. Man, this guy really seems going for the gold.

I don’t think that gold outfit will win the judges’ favors. The Donald Trump haircut doesn’t help matters either. I’m sure he’s skating to theme from Goldfinger.

6. Some skaters wear too little. Others wear too much.

Not sure how she can skate in that outfit. Seems like she could trip on it.

7. When it comes to honoring a culture, at least insult your own.

These were Russian skaters who did a homage to the indigenous people of Australia. I’m sure Aboriginies want to cut them down with a boomerang now.

8. Nothing impresses the judges like spandex and puffed sleeves.

Hey, it was the 1980s. Puffed sleeves were all the rage at the time. Even on the skating rink.

9. Just because your robe is short and sparkly enough to skate in doesn’t mean you should.

Actually, her outfit is supposed to resemble a short kimono. Since she’s from Japan. However, Japanese styles don’t usually translate well on the skating rink for good reason.

10. Tonya Harding must make her chest sparkle.

Yes, that Tonya Harding. And yes, this costume is quite revealing as well as barely covers her boobs.

11. I guess this routine is Marc Antony and Jenifer Lopez.

Basically a celebrity couple that’s no longer together anymore. And in the douchiest imitation imaginable.

12. She certainly looks sensational for an Atlantic City blackjack dealer.

Yeah, a flashy vest and tight pants doesn’t impress me. Seems more suited for a casino.

13. Some men think they can bedazzle in buckskin.

Sorry, but that frontiersman get up doesn’t work on the ice rink. He should probably go back to playing cowboys and Indians.

14. Nothing hurts the eyes like black and yellow plaid.

How he got that in one piece, I’ll never know. But utterly tacky? Absolutely.

15. Here Katarina Witt dressed in her skating program as Gertrude McFuzz.

By the way, she caused a lot of controversy with this outfit. That in 1988 the International Skating Union instilled the “Katarina Rule” which required female skaters to wear pants and skirts. It was enforced until 2004.

16. Tara Lipinski skates to “American Woman.”

Wearing an outfit I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing in school. And yes, the pants are unusually tight.

17. Apparently, this guy just had to show his muscles.

Seems like this guy’s not wearing much. Like he’s skating to a rendition of Zoolander.

18. When in doubt, wear bright colors.

He seems more suited for hosting a kids’ show. And yes, he really stands out in a crowd.

19. Johnny Weir must wear that feather top.

Well, Weir is always known for his outlandish costumes. This is no exception.

20. Some pair skaters always go to great lengths to match.

However, I don’t think this style holds up. Reminds me of something you’d see from the 1980s.

21. Her dress is watching me, isn’t it?

Had she worn a black dress to match her partner, she wouldn’t be on this post. Alas, she dressed in an outfit that resembles a spaced out cat.

22. A swan costume is a common ice skating motif.

However, she can always overdo it with feathers. And not just around her waist either.

23. Not sure if white skaters should go with an Afro-Brazilian routine.

Particularly since the guy has a plate on his chest. Still, this is kind of offensive. Couldn’t they just do samba routine in the traditional spandex?

24. Her red skating get up is draped with red beads.

I’m sure practicality wasn’t in mind with this costume. Hope she doesn’t slip and fall should a bead fell off. Then again, ice skates are quite sharp.

25. Apparently, she wanted to skate as her favorite Disney princess.

I’m guessing it’s Jasmine, judging from her outfit. Though her pants look slashed.

26. So is this supposed to be Xenia Warrior Princess meets He-Man?

Because it sure looks like it to me. Okay, he doesn’t exactly dress like He-Man, but the style looks similar.

27. I’m afraid she has a severe case of cello butt.

I think she’s supposed to skate to a Beethoven piece. But to so with a cello on her back is ridiculous.

28. Unfortunately, she couldn’t afford another skating outfit after her costume partially burned from an ironing mishap. So she cut out the burn spots.

Okay, maybe I made it out. But at least it explains the outfit better than whatever she can come up with.

29. Perhaps a zebra suit can show one’s wild side.

She even has stripes on her arms. And yes, she doesn’t look particularly flattering.

30. At times, you’d swear that pair skaters wear similar outfits.

However, the woman always has to wear shorts while the guy wears suspenders. Still, kind of remind me of restaurant workers for some reason.

31. Can’t afford a skating outfit? Make one with see through robe.

Well, at least it’s easy to put on. But it barely covers her butt.

32. Queen Elsa, meet your future husband.

For he seems to resemble an ice king to me. Just look at the sparkle spikes on his shoulders and wrists.

33. Every figure skater yearns to shine like a star.

However, this doesn’t mean a skater should have stars all over her outfit. Kind of tacky if you ask me.

34. If you’re a fan of Braveheart, then you’ll love him on ice.

Yes, he’s dressed like William Wallace. However, that doesn’t mean he should.

35. Unfortunately, he forgot to pack his skating costume and now is stuck with his underwear.

Well, at least he showed up. Still, I’d be embarrassed to skate in that if I were him.

36. Always spread your wings.

However, this doesn’t mean your costume should include them. Because that’s just cheesy.

37. When all else fails, a male can skate with a bare chest.

Apparently, the concept of “no shirt, no service” doesn’t apply in the men’s figure skating dress code. Still, heard those rinks can be quite cold.

38. Of course, some men can rock in a sweater vest.

I’m just kidding. Still, he kind of reminds me of one of the Jonas brothers. However, brown and orange doesn’t go together.

39. A man can stun in silver.

For some reason, he reminds me of some sleazy futuristic nightclub owner. Only thing missing are nubile alien dancers on each arm.

40. Speaking of Space age, these two really make the future seem closer than we think.

She is a showgirl at the planet Zendu. He’s a hotshot bowler at the Cosmic lanes. Met at some disco club on the moon.

41. A skating outfit is always better with flowers.

However, I’m not sure what to make about flowers on a green bikini bra and tutu. Seriously, why?

42. Someone’s skating outfit is totally ripped.

Well, it certainly seems like he ripped it. But it’s just sewn with different types of fabric.

43. Their skating routine drew inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

Well, at least their outfits match. But the wings don’t do them any favors.

44. Any skating pair can stand out in neon.

However, this doesn’t mean their outfits should have neon colors. Though they might look cool if they’re skating in the dark at a rave.

45. Sorry, but I don’t think The Pink Panther on ice is going to work.

This is especially the case when it’s a homage to the cartoon. Instead of the Peter Sellers movies.

46. How about a rendition of Weird Science?

It’s a movie from the 1980s. Still, seems like the guy is a perv in this routine.

47. Apparently, she got the raw deal in the Picasso routine.

I guess she has to have the painting on her back. Let’s hope it’s not body paint.

48. A neon pair is always chic on ice.

From Cosmopolitan: “Really? A neon circus raver tutu? At the Olympics? Points for a bold choice, but major deductions for execution.”

49. A skimpy yellow skating getup can always impress the judges.

It’s basically a two piece swimsuit with a bunch of crystals on nylon. Yes, I know what you’re thinking.

50. Introducing the boy on fire.

You’d almost mistake him for a Hunger Games contestant. Too bad Katniss prefers the Boy with the Bread. And no, the odds aren’t in his favor here.

51. Irina Slutskaya is all fireworks.

Well, look at her outfit which seems to have fireworks on it. She’s bursting with confidence.

52. When you have to go a skating competition at 10 and a Ren fair at 2.

I bet this is for a Romeo and Juliet routine. Too bad the color scheme doesn’t capture the romance.

53. They decided to paint their own outfit designs this year.

Too bad they decided to dress up as jesters. But at least they’re not wearing clown makeup.

54. Off the rink, they moonlight as musicians in a Ren fair punk band.

How else could I explain the crazy outfits? They even have their jackets laced.

55. Any female skater can shine like a Queen on the Nile.

Seeing the snake, she’s probably Cleopatra. And her outfit has enough rhinestones for her to pass as a cocktail waitress at The Egyptian.

56. This skating pair should stop miming around.

Hate to break it, but clowns aren’t exactly funny. In fact, they can be quite creepy, especially if they don’t say anything.

57. Just because you like skating to country music, doesn’t mean you should.

These two are from France, by the way. Because American skating pairs think a cowboy routine is stupid.

58.  If Willy Wonka designed skating outfits, they’d probably look like this.

And yes, they’re in bright colors over black. Like they live in a candy world of sweets and nightmares.

59. Sasha Cohen needs to spread her wings.

Whether she flies like a bird is another matter. But she certainly has a great interpretive dance routine.

60. Just because you love the 1980s, doesn’t mean you should skate to its music.

From Huffington Post: “Uzbekistan’s Misha Ge channels the ’80s with this razzle dazzle suit. In a bad way.”

61. “Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening to me.”

From Huffington Post: “France’s Brian Joubert should be heating up the rink with his fiery lightning suit but instead it falls flat.” Shocker.

62. A neon pair can always stand out to the judges.

From Huffington Post: “Australia’s Gregory Merriman and Danielle O’Brien look rather silly in their neon patchwork outfits. How can we take them seriously when they look like clowns?”

63. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Robin Thicke’s brother.

Still, a striped one piece get up can really make your eyes sore. By the way, the guy’s from Spain.

64. With the right jewels, a skating pair can always sparkle.

From Huffington Post: “Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White make figure skating outfits look cheesy thanks to Meryl’s blinged out purple dress.”

65. A men’s jacket has to include puffy sleeves.

However, it kind of seems straight out of a Steampunk movie to me. Not sure how well that translates on ice.

66. For some people, an electrocution is an inspiration.

Well, that’s what I take from this. Since the outfit design is utterly shocking.

67. Some princesses dress in their finest dresses. Other princesses…not so much.

Well, he’s not dressed to badly. But the woman is clad in the most hideous princess dress imaginable. As if she’s like “I’m a princess. I can do whatever I want.”

68. Sometimes what was all the rage during the 1980s should stay in the 1980s.

From Skating Fugly: “The 80s called, and this outfit is so bad, they don’t even want it back. Burn it.”

69. Nothing suggests the future like skating in shiny blue jumpsuits.

Of course, their outfits are missing space helmets. Because they’d go great with the suits.

70. Some male skaters prefer to go with a casual look.

Though his outfit contains the usual rhinestones. Because even a casual wearing skater needs to sparkle.

71. A pair will always be a hit with velvet denim.

Yet, these two prove that a velvet look can look trashy. Got to love the 1980, though I’m not sure if it’s set at that time.

72. Any female skater can wow crowds in a fire skirt.

Too bad you wouldn’t see an actual girl on fire like Katniss Everdeen do a dance like this. Still, fire seems to be a common motif with skaters.

73. Best to spring into action on the ice with a pool noodle skirt.

How does this translate into a skating routine with a rugged gardener, I’ll never know. Yet, the skirt obviously seems ridiculous.

74. I suppose she’s skating to “Eye the Tiger.”

Well, a tiger that’s encrusted with rhinestones all over her outfit. Kind of seems more like a Vegas show than a skating routine.

75. So I guess this skating routine rips of Gladiator.

Even so, the guy’s costume seems like cheap outfit from Party City. The woman’s well, her outfit’s not Roman at all.

76. Leopard print is always a tacky fashion choice even on the ice.

And the fact some of the spots are blue doesn’t change anything. Definitely a ridiculous choice.

77. How about a rendition of a gritty Spaghetti western?

Okay, that seems more like an ice routine of Oklahoma! Even with the stains on his outfit.

78. A lovely skating dress can be decorated with simple craft store supplies.

From Skating Fugly: “I know rick rack trim is cheap and plentiful, but covering a plain white tulle skirt with some rick rack, tying a piece around your neck, and calling it a day is pretty lazy. Yeah, there’s a top, but it’s also uninspiring. And in case you’re wondering, yes he is wearing a red velvet/velour tuxedo thing WITH TAILS.”

79. In the future, men will be dancing to red velvet jumpsuits like this.

I know it’s completely ridiculous. But at least he makes the most of it.

80. A make skater should always be a gentleman.

From Skating Fugly: “Sergei dressed as a marching band leader with a penchant for 17th century, ruffled peach-colored cravats. What instrument should he be playing? I’m going with cymbals.”

81. Silver pinstripes always go with a shiny blue shirt.

If Elton John was a 1920s gangster, I honestly think he’d dress like this. Even the pinstripes on this are shiny.

82. Seems like this guy’s dressed up as the Dread Pirate McGlitter.

Ever heard of that guy? Of course, not. For a rhinestone laden outfit doesn’t inspire dread.

83. I don’t like the face on that woman’s dress.

From Skating Fugly: “I think Svetlana is channeling 80s Madonna with the cone boobs, lacy fingerless gloves and messy, poofy skirt. Vitali could be a survivor of the apocalypse, if the apocalypse left nothing behind except glitter belts, sparkly pants, and a shirt cobbled together with chest fringe and one lace-up arm.”

84. When in doubt, it helps if the pair is in wholesome attire.

From Skating Fugly: “‘Bye, everyone! Now that we’ve won medals, we’re off to sing in the church choir and attend the potluck luncheon. I could really go for some green bean casserole, Jello-mold fruit salad and chicken pot pies!'”

85. Behold, a Space Age Elvis Impersonator.

I’m sure he’ll be a hit on the space port cantina. Though it’s rumored that the real Elvis was kidnapped by aliens decades ago.

86. For God’s sake, let the poor firebird go!

However, the firebird doesn’t seem to have much on her. While the guy seems like he’s not hungry for chicken either.

87. “Behold, the vestiges of my inner sanctum of darkness.”

I think this is Johnny Weir. Let’s just say if he was straight, I’d ship with Lady Gaga.

88. Did those hands just make a face?

From Skating Fugly: “I believe the concept of this program was that they were a couple meeting at a masquerade, wearing several different masks. (His hands formed one mask for her to wear, her hands formed another, etc.)” Still, the hand stuff is kind of creepy.

89. Bet you’ve never seen a rhinestone skeleton before.

Yes, he’s dressed as a skeleton. And you better be lucky he didn’t use a skull cap.

90. Never thought these two would glide on the ice… from space.

Then again, skating requires a little thing called gravity. Still, doesn’t detract from the spaceness of these tight suits.

91. When you think you’re a colorful peacock, instead of a garish bird from Dr. Seuss.

Okay, that’s pretty hideous. Her makeup doesn’t enhance her look either. More like a scary clown than anything.

92. While he dresses in a classy suit, she’s in a dress that’s, well, unique.

I guess this was inspired by something off the Hunger Games. Or some Frank Gehry architecture. And I don’t mean either as a compliment.

93. You’ll surely be in for a shock with this pair.

Now that’s just plain tackiness there. Great for an electrical show. Ridiculous for a skating competition.

94. They said she skated like a beautiful swan. Though her outfit suggested otherwise.

Her outfit seems like a combination of a swan costume and dominatrix wear. Not a good mesh.

95. Didn’t know there was a dominatrix on the ice.

Would really like to see what kind of moves she’d do with a cat o’ nine tails. Might be quite interesting to see.

96. Hey, it’s Leelu from The Fifth Element.

Though to be fair, I’m not sure if I can see a skating homage to a Bruce Willis sci-fi flick. And the costume doesn’t really convince me.

97. When in doubt, skate in street clothes.

And he’s wearing a tie-dye shirt with pants. Not sure if it stuns, but at least he didn’t waste much money.

98. You know what’s missing here? Space helmets.

I mean if they’re dressed like that they might as well. Also, give them some jet packs so they can fly.

99. You’d almost mistake her for an ice skating Wonder Woman.

Then again, I kind of take that back. Or if Wonder Woman had poor fashion sense with pink velvet and jewels.

100. Say, shouldn’t this routine involve 4 people.

If you want to do a skating tribute to Sergeant Pepper, it shouldn’t just involve the Beatles who are still alive. Otherwise, it just looks ridiculous.

Touchdown with These Super Bowl Sunday Party Treats (Fourth Edition)

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Now that we’re in the first days of 2018, it’s now time for NFL playoff season. During this time, the best NFL teams play each other to determine who will compete in the Super Bowl in February. Now for those who don’t live in the United States, the Super Bowl is an incredibly significant time of year in this country. There is no sporting event that receives more buzz or TV ratings than this game. Though I usually don’t watch the Super Bowl unless the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing in it. Mostly because as a resident of the Greater Pittsburgh area, I basically have to since everyone else mostly does where I live. Though if the Steeler face the New England Patriots, let’s hope a bad ref call doesn’t lead to them losing. Anyway, it’s quite common for people to hold Super Bowl parties with all kinds of food which is where I come in. So for your reading pleasure, I give you yet another assortment of Super Bowl treats. Enjoy.

  1. Nothing makes the New Olreans Saints go marching in like these cookies.

Okay, maybe not. But these are certainly professionally made. Consist of a helmet, jersey, fleur de lis, football field, and football.

2. Your Super Bowl guests will delight in these football brownie bites.

Well, these bites are shaped like a football. Or closest thing you can get to a football via brownie bites.

3. Make your tailgate buffet complete with these football French fries.

Surprised why we don’t serve these during the regular season. Then again, regular french fries are usually a football staple anyway.

4. Nobody can resist a peanut butter football.

It’s even covered with sprinkles with icing for the lines. Comes with vanilla wafers and meant for a dessert platter.

5. Care for some football Oreos?

If you’re not into party planning, these are the perfect Super Bowl treats to make. Just put the stitches on the Oreos.

6. These snackadium has all the goodies.

This was for the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI which had the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. Giants won by the way.

7. This snackadium contains plenty of buns.

Yes, I put a lot of these snackadiums on my Super Bowl treat posts. And yes, the can be quite elaborate.

8. Instead of an appetizer platter, how about snack tray cookies?

There basically tailgate snacks in sugar cookie form. But unlike the real items, they all taste the same.

9. Spice up your big game party with these jalepeno cornbread footballs.

Not sure if I’d want to eat one of these. Might set my mouth on fire.

10. No Packers party can do without some guacamole.

This one has multiple layers. And in true Green Bay fashion, it’s covered with cheese.

11. Celebrate the Carolina Panthers with a Cam Newton cake.

Yes, this was for a birthday. Still, we all know that last time they were in the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos beat them.

12. Chocolate football pretzels make a great game day treat.

Yes, they’re supposed to resemble little footballs. But they all have a chocolate frame and white stitches.

13. Treat yourself to some Dallas Cowboys strawberries.

Hey, they beat the Steelers in the Super Bowl during the 1990s. And they tend to be contenders in the playoffs. So it’s only fair.

14. Packers fans would surely want a cheese cake on their dessert platter.

Well, a cake that resembles cheese. Since Packers fans call themselves Cheeseheads.

15. You’ll find these brownies on the 50 yard line.

Since they’re 50 Yard Line brownies. And yes, they’re covered in green sprinkles.

16. It’s no New Orleans Saints party without these cookies.

Yes, these are another batch of Saints cookies. But they did win a Super Bowl sometime in the 2000s. So it’s fair.

17. A big Steeler football game should always have a cake like this.

It’s a Steeler football cake. And yes, it’s decked in black and gold.

18. For healthy options, you might want this helmet fruit salad.

The fruit is stored in these watermelon helmets and a tray. Perfect for any Super Bowl party.

19. Perhaps you might want a stadium with sandwiches.

Well, this is a small scale snackadium as you see. Yet, the field is made out of guacamole.

20. You’ll score a touchdown with this fruit salad.

This is a fruit salad with a watermelon field. Consists of a football and goal posts, by the way.

21. There’s no better Super Bowl snack than chocolate football potato chips.

Okay, I think cover potato chips covered in chocolate is disgusting. But, hey, to each his own.

22. Nobody could resist these Rice Krispie treats in Arizona.

Well, these are undoubtedly professionally made. But Cardinals fans will sure chirp for them.

23. This Denver Broncos cake is a Super Bowl sensation.

Well, if Denver does make the Super Bowl. But this cake is quite spectacular.

24. No Super Bowl party is complete without a Pepsi snackadium.

Though I never drink Pepsi or any kind of pop. Still, you’ll find all the goodies in the stands.

25. Use these football buns for your game day burger.

Surprised that you don’t see these buns too often. Then again, regular buns work just as well.

26. This Saints cake makes a fine addition to any New Orleans dessert platter.

And if they don’t make the Super Bowl, you can use this cake for Mardi Gras. Since it’s a huge thing in that area.

27. Help yourself to these football hoagies.

These all have cheese for the stitches on top. But they contain whatever you expect for a sandwich.

28. A San Francisco 49ers snackadium should always contain gummy bears.

Though these contain vodka. so they’re definitely not for anyone under 21. Just warning you.

29. Care for a ref shirt cake on your game day dessert platter?

Not sure if this is a popular choice giving refs’ reputations. But yes, this does exist.

30. No one in Washington state should go without these Seattle Seahawks cookies.

All these depict the green Seahawk eyes. However, we all know the team ripped off their logo from Pacific Northwest Coast Native American totem art.

31. A football crepe cake should always be a seven layer dip.

Though how people eat this, I have no idea. Cause this is between a dip, a cake, and a sandwich.

32. A football snack platter should always include pretzels.

Well, flattened pretzel chips, anyway. But you still have the pepperoni pigskin and cheese.

33. Sit back for the big game with these Atlanta Falcons jello shots.

Because if they contain alcohol, then these will come in handy if your team loses to the Patriots within the final moments of the Super Bowl game. Like last year.

34. Support your Pittsburgh Steelers with this black and gold cake.

This is kind of shaped like a football. But it’s decked in black and gold stripes.

35. Care for some Seattle Seahawks jello shots?

Well, these are in Seahawks colors. Though always ask the host whether they contain alcohol before your kids get a hold of them.

36. You’d have to be mad not to like these football brownies.

The footballs are chocolate while the turf is icing. So I guess the brownie is dirt.

37. These football potatoes come stuffed with guacamole and veggies.

Not necessarily potatoes I’d eat. But they’ll probably be a hit at most Super Bowl parties.

38. Feel free to try some carrots on this football veggie tree.

This one has pea pods for football stitching. Yet, go ahead to try some baby carrots on this pigskin.

39. This snackadium comes with paper plates on the side.

Well, at least they come with stuff you can put the food on and wipe your face. Still, the stands have plenty of food.

40. These football pizzas can always use a bit more pizzazz.

So that’s why they have veggies on them. Make sense. Still, at least the stitching is made of cheese.

41. Might want to know how the game’s going between the baby carrots and cherry tomatoes.

Well, this is a stadium veggie tray. It’s like a snackadium but with healthier food.

42. These football brownies contain a Reese’s pieces surprise.

Not sure how they can be cooked into the brownies intact. But they sure look delicious.

43. Perhaps an empty guacamole field may suit you.

This one mostly consists of a guac dip field and Cheez-Its. Perfect for any platter at the big game.

44. I’m sure no one in San Francisco can resist these cupcakes.

Since these are 49ers football cupcakes. All have red icing and a gold football on top. Though the chocolate ones may take a knee against police brutality(okay, that turned out wrong).

45. These helmet taco treats come bite size.

Not sure how they make these. But if I wanted a taco, I’ll just take a taco.

46. Cowboys fans would adore this Dallas star cake.

Though a Patriot-Cowboy Super Bowl would fill my dad with dread. Since he hates both of these teams the most.

47. You’ll find plenty of cupcakes inside this snackadium.

This one was for the Steelers-Packers game back in 2011. Sure the Steelers lost, but whatever. Wasn’t like they were against Dallas.

48. There are no bad calls from these ref peanut cookies.

Well, at least they’re filled with peanut buttery goodness. So even if they rule out a game winning touchdown, you can eat them.

49. Try these cheeseburger cupcakes on any game day dessert platter.

These contain a chocolate cookie as a burger. The other toppings are pure icing.

50. A Seahawks cake like this can be a Super Bowl spectacle.

Yes, it has the Vince Lombardi trophy on top. Still, save it for the after party if the Seahawks make it that far.

51. Bet you didn’t expect a chocolate surprise from this football cake.

These have egg candies in them since they resemble footballs. Not sure how they pull that off.

52. Perhaps you might want to serve food in a wooden stadium.

Well, at least you can resuse this every year and on multiple occasions. Still, you have to wonder how much of the food gets wasted.

53. You can’t have a Super Bowl party without these pizzas.

These are from DiGiorno by the way. And each has a football theme for your party.

54. Care for some football toast?

This just consists of pumpernickel footballs with cheese and pepper slices on it. Simple as that.

55. You’d find a cheesy pigskin on this snack platter.

These are all arranged on layers in a football with the cheese stitches on top. The goal post is the dip tray, by the way.

56. Check out the plays on these brownies.

Well, they sure look like plays. Yet, you can’t really tell that these are food save by the Hungry Happenings caption.

57. Nothing makes a Super Bowl lunch like these pigskn paninis.

It’s just a sandwich on football shaped pumpernickel bread. Not my cup of tea, but I’m sure someone would enjoy it.

58. No snack tray should be complete without some toasted footballs.

Because they always go well with veggies and ranch dip. And your guests would love them, too.

59. Your guests will be impressed with these small hotdog rolls.

Well, these are rather small rolls with more bread on them than hotdog. But that’s beside the point. Still, the middle has mustard stitching.

60. Feel the Pittsburgh steel with these Steelers lemon bars.

Not a fan of lemon, thank you very much. But these still have the Steeler spirit on them.

61. Get a load of these slider cakes.

Yes, these are cheeseburger cakes. But they nonetheless look as tasty as the real things.

62. Always use green and yellow bell peppers for Green Bay.

I bet this is a supermarket display. But it’s nonetheless quite clever. Someone must be starving for customers.

63. Apparently, this cake doesn’t have much air.

Yes, it’s another deflate cake. Nevertheless, as long as Tom Brady’s a Patriot, I always have to include one of these.

64. Treat yourself to the big game with these football Rice Krispie Treats.

These have chocolate and icing on top to resemble footballs. Guaranteed to melt in your mouth.

65. You can’t go wrong with a Baltimore Ravens cake for the big game.

Though while the Ravens have one 2 Super Bowls, they’re not known for their players’ upstanding conduct. In fact, Ray Lewis has as many Super Bowl rings and murder indictments.

66. A Packers fan would certainly rave about this helmet cake.

Sure it doesn’t exactly resemble a helmet. But if it’s tastes good, it shouldn’t matter much.

67. Your guests would adore these Baltimore Ravens jersey cookies.

Includes jerseys of Ray Rice and Ray Lewis. You know the guy who was caught on camera beating his wife and the guy accused of killing two people.

68. This Dallas Cowboy star cake comes with plenty of football strawberries.

Still, the Dallas Cowboys are as beloved in the US as they are hated. But America’s football team, they are not.

69. You can feel the black and gold with this Steeler snackadium.

Well, this doesn’t seem to take much time and effort. Great a smaller party.

70. These New England Patriot cookies come well stamped.

Well, I had to put the Patriots in somewhere. Still, they’re a bunch of cheaters and shouldn’t have one against the Steelers. I mean it was a touchdown.

NCAA Championship Worthy College Sports Treats (Second Edition)

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Now that the festivities are over, it’s time we await the Bowl season which takes place around New Years. If you’re an American, you know very well that the NCAA Div. I football playoffs usually consist of 4 teams competing for a championship. How they’re selected, I don’t know. But it’s certainly not fair that Ohio State didn’t get a spot despite winning their conference while Alabama did despite not winning theirs. Yes, we know it should be a playoff style with conference champs playing each other. But I’m not sure why the NCAA ever does this. However, if a Div. I college football team wins it conference, they should have a shot at the championship. Hey, it’s only fair. Anyway, for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of college sports treats. Sure some of them might be cookies and cakes but hey, I have to deal with what I can find. Enjoy.

  1. Wolverine fans might want to get a load of this cake.

This one is covered with yellow icing and has the Michigan logo. Seems spectacular as a DIY.

2. Gator cookies always make a tasty Florida treat.

Well, University of Florida treats that is. Includes the logo, gators, footballs, and more.

3. Bet no Volunteers can resist this cake.

And it seems to have the cream orange and white polka dot patterns on the tiers. Yeah, I know it’s a horrifying color combination.

4. Care for some Oregon hoodie cookies?

Because Oregon Duck cookies wouldn’t look badass enough. Okay, I’m probably kidding on that one.

5. Bet this stadium cake is a dream for a Texas A&M fan.

Well, if your college mascot is an Aggie, then this is probably a better option. Still, you have to marvel at the detail

6. I’m sure anyone from BYU might get a load of this cake.

Yes, I know this is a Mormon school founded by the leader responsible for founding Utah. But still Brigham Young had a bunch of wives which doesn’t do him any favors.

7. Ohio State cupcakes should always match a cake of Brutus Buckeye.

Though to be honest, Brutus Buckeye is kind of creepy. But at least some of these cupcakes don’t have his likeness.

8. A Georgia cake should be on the gridiron.

This one has the logo on top of the gridiron sheet. Their mascot may be a bulldog, but the large G stands out.

9. Texas Christian fans would adore these cookies.

This one includes footballs and the state of Texas. Because we all know how much Texans love their football.

10. How about a cake from Oregon?

Notice how they don’t have a duck on it. But yes, the logo is rather stellar.

11. Coyote fans will adore this Arizona cake.

Yes, I know I have a lot of college sports cakes on this post. But I have to deal with what I have.

12. For those rolling the tide, you’ll surely go for these sweet Alabama cupcakes.

Though many aren’t happy with Alabama making the playoffs. But the houndsooth is a nice touch.

13. If you’re a Seminoles fan, you’d probably enjoy these Florida State cake pops.

These are covered in white icing and red and gold sprinkles. Only the plain white ones have the “FSU” on them.

14. For Baylor Bears, get a load of these cookies.

Yes, these are for women’s basketball. But as far as college sports go, I usually don’t specify.

15. No tailgate party should go without these Texas A&M cake pops.

Well, these seem professionally made. Yet, appear easy and not too flashy.

16. You can be rather cavalier about this Virginia cake.

This is from the first public university founded by Thomas Jefferson himself. And yet, their mascot is a term used for royalist supporters of the English King Charles I.

17. Mountaineers can never resist a cake like this.

This one is decorated with blue stars along the base. A stellar cake for any graduation.

18. This Mississippi State cake really rings a bell.

And it’s certainly a cake of a bell as far as I see it. Not sure what’s the significance.

19. Anyone from Auburn will roar over a cake like this.

This cake just depicts Aubie lounging on some brick wall. It’s probably not a cake most Tigers fans will get anytime soon.

20. For cause of celebration, this Nittany Lion cake might come in handy.

This one has 2 tiers and depicts the Nittany Lion. And it’s decorations are quite festive.

21. You’d almost think these Razorback cupcakes are high on the hog.

After all, these are from Arkansas while razorbacks are hogs. And yes, they have a rather vicious reputation.

22. I’m sure Oklahomans would want these cookies sooners.

Since their team’s the Sooners. And I guess these cookies have a lot to do with football.

23. This football cake has the classic Tar Heel touch.

This comes from the University of North Carolina in case you’re wondering. And yes, the football is on the turf.

24. This Nebraska stadium cake is a Husker’s dream.

No, I am not familiar with Nebraska in any sense of the state. But this cake is quite spectacular to see.

25. You can always dessert like a champion with these Notre Dame cookies.

And I guess this one pertains to football which the college is best known for. That along with Catholicism and Irish stereotypes.

26. Perhaps an Ohio State cake with Brutus’s face may suit you?

Well, one without Brutus Buckeye’s face on it. But here it serves as a tier.

27. You can’t guess the matter with these Kansas Jayhawks cookies.

Includes the Jayhawk, a stadium scene, and a football. Perfect for any Kansas plate.

28. Try chomping on this beaver cake from Oregon State.

Includes a beaver on the front. And let’s just leave it at that. Because beavers don’t always refer to these rodents.

29. A Volunteer cake should always have a bow on top.

Once again, it’s another creamcicle cake of two tiers. And no, orange and white don’t go well together.

30. Penn State cookies are always a Nittany treat.

Consists of 2 Nittany Lions and the Penn State logos. Available in the University Park region.

31. You can really sink your claws in this Cincinnati cake.

Well, their team is the Bearcats. So the claws on the C is only fitting.

32. Perhaps a sheet cake from Ohio State may suit you.

Too bad this school didn’t make the Div. I playoffs despite winning its conference. I know it’s not fair.

33. Always need a few buckeye nuts on a OSU stadium.

Well, the nuts on this one are made of peanut butter and chocolate. But it nonetheless seems tasty.

34. Care for a helmet cake from Central Florida.

You don’t hear much about this school but it’s in Orlando. So there’s a strong chance many of its students work at Disney World.

35. You can’t do wrong with an M cake for Michigan.

This is undoubtedly a wedding cake. As you can see with the bride and groom helmets.

36. May I suggest this Wolverine stadium?

This one uses yellow and blue candy for the crowds. And yes, it’s Wolverine supreme.

37. You’d be insane not to miss this Louisville Cardinal cake.

Of course, you hear more about Louisville during March Madness. But this cardinal is rather fierce.

38. A toilet paper tree should be on every Auburn cake.

Not sure what the significance of that is. Maybe toilet papered trees in Auburn is to couch burnings in West Virginia.

39. No Auburn grad could resist these cookies.

Well, they’re blue graduation caps with orange tassles and AU on them. And they come in a dozen.

40. Perhaps this Purdue sheet gridiron cake will certainly be a Boilermaker’s special.

This one has gold and black on the edges as well as black goal posts. I’m sure fans would want it.

41. How about rebelling on a cake this Ole Miss stadium?

This is mostly in blue and red with the white stadium walls. Yet, it’s quite a treat.

42. Perhaps your Texas cake should receive the chocolate treatment.

Yes, I know plenty love their Longhorns. But I kind of think this is ridiculous.

43. This Michigan tower cake is truly epic.

This one has a tower, a football, and the Michigan logo. Definitely the envy for any Wolverine fan.

44. Nothing makes a big game dessert like these TCU cupcakes.

This one has a lot of purple decorations including a couple of cowboy boots and flowers. Love these.

45. Any Ohio State mom would want these cookies.

Yes, I know this is for Mother’s day. But yes, there are plenty of moms who love sports.

46. You’d put a ring on this Texas A&M cake.

Yes, they have to have fancy cakes like these. People in Texas must really love their college sports.

47. This WVU football helmet cake will certainly score.

Great for any tailgate or couch burning party. Okay, maybe not the couch burning one.

48. Michigan cookies make a fine addition to any Wolverine dessert platter.

Includes ones of khaki pants, footballs, and jerseys. The outfit is the craziest one of all.

49. You’d almost think these desserts were kind of hokey.

That’s because the Hokey is the mascot for Virginia Tech. And yes, it’s a chicken while the cupcakes have chicken prints.

50. Support your LSU Tigers with this purple and gold cake.

Includes purple stripes and gold paw prints. And all in LSU Tiger glory.

51. No one can miss these Baylor cookies.

These consist of the logo, Texas, the bear paw, hearts, and some expressions. And all covered in white, gold, and green icing.

52. Grace these Auburn cookies on your dessert platter.

Yes, these cookies are probably for a graduation. Yes, they’re professionally made. And yes, they include the logo.

53. TCU fans will adore this horned frog cake.

And yes, it’s purple per TCU colors. Still, this is quite interesting to look at.

54. The O in Oregon always looks good on the gridiron.

Well, that’s a clever way to use the O. And yes, this is for birthday.

55. With Ohio State, you have the O’s for tiers.

Includes the chocolate buckeyes and leaf on top. Too bad this will only be used for a Bowl game for 2018.

56. Bulldog fans would drool over these Georgia cookies.

All they have is just a black G on white with red edging. And yes, they’re perfect for any Georgia dessert platter.

57. Speaking of Georgia, care for this ferocious cake?

Yes, it looks quite mean like a junkyard dog. But that’s pretty much intentional.

58. These TCU treats come bite sizes.

These are all purple with the TCU letters on them. And yes, they come in wraps.

59. You’ll need plenty of nuts for this Ohio State cake.

As I said before these nuts are made from peanut butter and chocolate. But in this case, they surround the cake.

60. This Louisville Cardinal cake shows its cardinal pride.

Yes, this is professionally made. But you have to admire the intricate design on this one.

61. Alabama fans prefer a cake as mighty as the Crimson Tide.

And yes, it has a football on top. This cake was probably used for the NCAA for putting them in the Division I playoffs, hypothetically speaking.

62. At North Carolina, nobody can resist this Tar Heel gridiron cake.

I know I have shown a lot of these stadium cakes for this post. Yet, some of these are about as unique as they are incredible.

63. Redwolves fans may want these Arkansas State cookies.

Indeed, these are for volleyball. But they nevertheless count. Even if college volleyball games aren’t televised outside cable and public access.

64. You’d find that both sides of this cake form a U.

Well, this is from the University of Miami. Yet, this one seems rather simple to assemble.

65. For March Madness, you might enjoy this cake for Louisville.

This one has the Cardinal smack dab in the center. After all, as I said, basketball is what Louisville is best known for.

66. Illini fans might enjoy a bite out of this cake.

This is a cake of Chief Illiniwek who served as the school’s mascot until recently for obvious reasons. Though it’s quite the design which will be devoured.

67. This Osceola cake is perfect for the Seminole fan.

Yes, this is a Florida State cake depicting Osceola on a horse. Because Osceola was the head of the Seminole and fought whites trying to take over their land and send them to Oklahoma. Or kill them.

68. For a Blue Devils basketball games, these cookies will do nicely.

Duke is another big basketball school. Includes jerseys and hearts in blue and white.

69. This Ohio State cake is in pure Buckeye glory.

Has a helmet on top of a patch of turf. Great for winning your conference but not making the playoffs.

70. Bearcats fans will rave on this cookie cake.

Well, a Cincinnati Bearcats fan. Though this more or less resembles a cat getting electrocuted in my opinion.

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

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Now that the school year is upon us, it seems very appropriate that we move on to some NCAA craft projects since the college football season has just begun. And yes, I have a picture of a March Madness tournament bracket sheet from last year. But c’mon, it’s a signature collegiate event so it fits. Besides, I’m pretty busy with Easter stuff during March anyway. Anyway, while some diehard fans might prefer to buy overpriced crap from the NCAA store, some may want to make their own. Of course, the NCAA has some craft supplies available since they basically sell anything with a college team logo. But you don’t always have to pay the extra cash if you want to get creative. After all, you can get stuff in your college team’s colors at any craft store. Just look on some of the college crafts on Pinterest. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasure trove of college craft projects not licensed by the NCAA. Most of these featured will be from Division I, obviously.

  1. This panel obviously states what’s important to those in Alabama.

Well, that would be pretty much it for any Alabama fan. After all, sweet tea is a noted Southern drink.

2. Perhaps carve a Wildcat jack-o’-lantern just in time for basketball season.

Well, at least the University of Kentucky has an appropriate mascot for it. Still, they’re lucky that basketball season starts in October.

3. A burlap wreath is perfect for any home rooting for the Texas Longhorns.

Though this wreath is more suited for football season. Then again, Texas is a huge football state.

4. Curl up on your couch this season with a WVU quilt.

Just make sure that the couch you sit on won’t be used for burning later. Well, in the event the Mountaineers win.

5. By this sign, this home values Georgia football.

After all, I’m sure the Atlanta Falcons let down the family who owns this sign. Then again, they could just be big Bulldog fans.

6. Support the Wichita State Shockers with these shocking blocks.

Includes some black, yellow, and white flowers on the top. Still, they get the “shockers” name from shocks of wheat.

7. Grace your home with this University of Illinois Fighting Illini panel.

The name Illini gets its name from the Illinois Confederation, which the state gets its name. This is their mascot Chief Illiniwek who’s been a center of controversy since the 1970s.

8. For the big game, how about drink from a sparkly LSU cup.

Yes, support your Tigers while drinking from a blinged out cup. Just make sure the glue’s dry before picking it up.

9. Nothing makes Halloween better than a wooden scarecrow for the Tennessee Volunteers.

For some reason, the candy corn nose is fitting with the school colors. Though orange and white aren’t a great combination.

10. Any home for Big Blue would adore this UK ribbon wreath on their home.

Wrapped with polka dot ribbon and decorated with blue and white flowers. Great for any Wildcat door.

11. Deck your living room on game day with this Michigan pallet.

Basically consists of 2 layers. One depicts the “M”. The other consists of yellow wooden strips.

12. The Oregon Ducks are always the pride of their state.

And here we have a pallet of the state of Oregon in green. Since the Ducks are a beloved team there.

13. A stained glass Illinois suncatcher is perfect to put against a window.

Depicts the “I” in orange against a blue background. Sure it’s not glamorous but it’s not like their Illini mascot logo.

14. No Auburn fan can go wrong with this football hanging.

After all, if you’re not a wreath fan, this will certainly do just fine. Has blue and orange dots on the sides.

15. This Alabama wreath is of pure simplicity.

It’s a yarn wreath that’s red on one side and white on the other. But contains houndsooth ribbons in between.

16. For tailgate specials, you might want to consult this Alabama menu.

Sure it’s blank. But I believe standard fare will consist of hotdogs, hamburgers, or wings. Though I may be wrong.

17. Keep warm at the game with this crocheted Spartan helmet from Michigan State.

Wonder if the visor is adjustable. Probably not. Though I’d like to see a more showy plume.

18. Be decked out for the game with these GSU earrings.

These look like big earrings yet that might be the camera’s work. But any fan from Georgia Southern is sure to love them.

19. Since the game should be a festive occasion, may I suggest this feathery LSU wreath?

Yes, it’s quite festive indeed. But you’ll sure get feathers everywhere after awhile.

20. As far as Vols fans go, the state of Tennessee might as well be covered in checkers.

Well, orange and white checks to be exact. It should have a matching polka dot bow to top it off.

21. Welcome guests into your home with this WVU wooden stand.

Consists of 3 carved blocks tied together with WVU letters on top. Only the letters are painted in blue and yellow.

22. On cold days, you might want to get warm with this Clemson quilt.

Though what consists of a cold day in South Carolina, I’m really not sure. But this quilt is a real patchwork of orange and purple.

23. Grace your front door this year with this Iowa Hawkeyes bow wreath.

Bows are made from ribbon and tulle. Some have polka dots and some don’t. Though I like the gold bead things in the middle.

24. To keep warm during this game, this Iowa quilt is just the ticket.

Yes, it’s hung for decoration. But it has everything a Hawkeyes fan would want.

25. A simple Penn State wreath is a yarn one of blue and white.

But it mostly looks white given the letters and the flowers. Perfect for any Nittany Lion home.

26. Bobcat fans may want to adorn their front door with this Texas State decomesh wreath.

For a large university that boasts an undergrad enrollment of 38,000, you don’t usually hear about it that often. Not sure why exactly. Perhaps the University of Texas has a better team.

27. Anyone can work at this Alabama desk.

Perhaps you might want to spend your time there wondering why Alabama’s mascot is an elephant while its team was named after algae. Because I don’t have the slightest idea.

28. Step out to the stadium in these shimmering Auburn heels.

Though it’ll probably be better going to the game in regular shoes. Since heels can be hard on your feet.

29. You can illuminate your home with this Michigan State bottle light.

Makes sure it’s green before you put the Spartan logo on it. Then add the lights.

30. Perhaps this sign may show you how to be a Red Raider.

This is from Texas Tech as you can see. Not going to go over much of the text. So you can see for yourself.

31. Share a toast at the big game with these Kentucky wine glasses.

Then again, they seem more appropriate for the display case. Yet, at least their bottoms come in different patterns.

32. You’ll always have a seat at this Iowa table and chairs.

Okay, this might be for children. Yet, the chairs spell out “Iowa” for you.

33. You can always make a Notre Dame headband pendant with sequins and beads.

Don’t seem to have much Notre Dame stuff on here so far. Though this will make Irish eyes shine.

34. No Michigan State home should be without this Spartan chest table.

After all, who doesn’t like Spartan accommodations? Then again, the wood looks kind of gray.

35. This Illinois bottle light really shines in a room.

You see this one is mostly transparent with an orange “I” along with blue and orange decor. So if you want to light up your room, this is one for you.

36. At Baton Rouge, it’s “Geaux Tigers.”

I’m sure the French will have a hissy fit over this. But that’s how they have it at LSU.

37. For Huskers fans, you can’t do better than a large striped “N” at your door.

After all, “N” stands for Nebraska. Even if it’s in black and white zig-zags.

38. Sweep up the dust with this Kansas State Wildcat dust pan.

Okay, it seems a bit small to contain dirt. And it’s made from a license plate. But at least it shows some school spirit.

39. A Tennessee wreath can always use some white and orange flowers.

Of course the flowers are fake. But at least this wreath doesn’t scream like a creamcicle.

40. Mizzou Tiger pillows will accommodate any couch.

Particularly if it’s a black one. And all the pillows are gold. Two even spell out “Mizzou.”

41. Support your Fightin’ Irish with these Notre Dame blocks.

No surprise it depicts a football on top. After all, that’s what they’re best known for in sports.

42. A burlap WVU wreath is brilliant in blue and yellow.

As you can see, it has a football on it for the Mountaineers. Let’s hope whoever lives here doesn’t set their couch on fire.

43. For a more warm and fuzzy touch, perhaps an Iowa fleece wreath will do.

This one even has flowers and a football to salute the Hawkeyes. But fans would certainly treasure it.

44. With this garden flag, you can show your love to Georgia Southern Eagles.

Its background is of blue and white zigzags. And it has yellow and white zigzags on the football.

45. Clean your house with this Michigan dust pan.

Okay, it’s a dust pan used for display. But you can see where they’re getting at.

46. Show your Crimson Tide pride with this Alabama “A” hanging outside.

After all, there’s nothing more distinctive than a crimson “A.” The bow makes a nice finishing touch.

47. Make your big blue season shine with this Kentucky decomesh wreath.

It’s in shiny burlap with ribbons of every pattern. Great for any bluegrass Wildcat home.

48. For a simple decoration, you might want to go with a GSU yarn wreath.

Mostly consist of yarns in shades of blue and white. Decorated with a football, “GSU” letters, and yellow and blue ribbons.

49. This decomesh LSU wreath is worthy of festive occasions.

This one has gold and purple decorations on it in swirls along with a tiger on top. So pretty.

50. Kick back and relax in your very own Michigan lawn chair.

It’s yellow with blue arms and a large blue “M” on the back. Great for that outdoor tailgate party at your house.

51. This Notre Dame wreath shines in brilliant blue and gold.

Features golden helmets and the Fightin’ Irish logo. Letters “N” and “D” are at center.

52. There’s a certain elegance with a black Iowa wreath at your door.

This one has “Iowa” in black and yellow on burlap. Also, you have to admire the felt flowers.

53. Salute Purdue with this wooden pallet on your wall.

This one has the strips of wood in different places and sizes. So it can create a rather stylistic effect.

54. A yarn wreath for Michigan State has to be green and white.

Has the Spartan logo on it for all its Michigan State glory. Yet, you have to admire the white and green flowers, too.

55. A Longhorns wreath always has to be full of bows.

Most of these are in dark orange and white. And there are footballs on the top and bottom.

56. This Nittany Lion bird house will suit any Happy Valley roost.

Yes, a Penn State house is great for the birds. But remember the school’s mascot is a mountain lion for God’s sake.

57. For colder weather, wrap yourself in this Penn State quilt.

Yes, it’s a real Penn State patchwork of a quilt. Mostly blue an white with a dash of pink here and there.

58. You can always get a swig of beer in this Illini glass.

Though the logo might seem rather offensive to Native Americans. But it’s well painted.

59. Grace your door with a wreath from the University of Oklahoma.

Their mascot are the Sooners, by the way. Because Oklahoma’s called the “Sooner State.”

60. For a more rustic look, a Notre Dame wreath of burlap would be nice.

Contains the school logo along with blue and gold ribbons. So lovely but not too flashy.

61. No Tallahassee couch should be without this Florida State pillow.

This one has the Seminole logo along with other things pertaining to Florida State. Bet it took someone a lot of time to make this.

62. Light up your humble abode with this Hawkeye bottle lamp.

This one contains some melted stones for a more varied look. But it certainly exudes Iowa pride.

63. An crocheted Auburn throw blanket can certainly drape your couch.

As you can see here. Probably took whoever made this countless hours. But for a die-hard Auburn fan, it was worth it.

64. Keep warm while watching the big game with a crocheted Ohio State afghan.

This one has zigzags of red, white, and gray. Strange that I didn’t put a lot of Ohio State stuff on here so far.

65. A Kentucky Wildcat fire pit table goes great with any stone patio.

The table itself consists of tiles you’d find at any hardware store. Though I’m sure if I’d want a bonfire to be on the table. Looks like an accident waiting to happen.

66. Raise your baby to love the Vols with these Tennessee bibs.

The Ts are made out of orange bandanas. Not exactly up to par, but it works.

67. An Aggies fan can’t possibly do without a Texas A&M desk.

It’s painted black with the letters on top. Will probably fetch a pretty penny on Etsy if for sale.

68. Bet you’ll find a lot of comfort in this LSU chair.

Sure it might be made out of wood painted yellow and purple. But at least it has cushions on the seat and back.

69. Nothing makes a Buckeye fan proud like this Ohio State wreath.

It basically resembles the school’s logo. Though I have to admit, the buckeye leaf does bear some resemblance to the pot leaf. Sorry if I happen to notice it.

70. A simple burlap Wichita State wreath does just fine.

It’s wrapped in yellow with the WSU letters and a bow. Lovely, yet so simply made.

71. You’d almost swear these LSU bottle lights glow.

Each one contains the LSU Tiger logo along with yellow and purple stripes. And each is lovely in its own way.

72. You could almost see the Georgia Bulldogs play through this window.

However, it’s actually painted onto a window frame. Though I’m sure any Bulldogs fan would want it.

73. You’d almost think these Kansas State Wildcat flower pot dolls were made for each other.

In a way, they kind of are. Though even I have to admit that they’re really adorable.

74. No Mountaineer fan can possibly do without this WVU rag wreath.

Most of this consists of rags of blue and gold. Like the WV gold and blue ribbons though.

75. This Crimson Tide dog bed is fit for any Alabama pooch.

Man, that looks nicer than a lot of dog beds. Pooch looks as if it has its own throne.

76. Celebrate the season with this Illini Christmas tree.

It’s tall and orange with blue tinsel all around. And yes, you have to love the lights and baubles.

77. No Wolverine porch should be complete without this Michigan lawn chair.

Yes, it’s another Michigan lawn chair. But it’s a different design with a yellow “M” on the back.

78. A Nittany Lion home can’t possibly go without this Penn State burlap wreath.

This one has the Penn State logo in the center. Still, this great for any rustic Penn State home.

79. For Mardi Gras, you can’t go wrong with this LSU wreath.

It’s a purple and gold decomesh wreath with a golden mask. And the LSU letters are all in purple.

80. A home for the Fightin’ Irish should deck their home with this Notre Dame decomesh wreath.

Yes, it has the Notre Dame words and logo at the center. But it has a gold and blue decor which resemble flowers.

NCAA College Athlete Exploiting Merchandise (Second Edition)

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Now it’s on to college merchandise. You know the overpriced stuff colleges and the NCAA makes money on but the athletes don’t really get any royalties off of. Most of the time you will find college sports crap sold at campus stores. But if it’s Division I, then you’ll find plenty of local stores carrying college stuff at a cheaper price. And even then, it’ll carry the teams most popular in the area. For instance, the Wal Mart stores in my area usually sell Division I merchandise pertaining to Pitt, Penn State, and WVU since they’re nearby and the most popular. Most of the NCAA sports crap you might see usually consists of apparel with the school’s logo on it along with a few other things. But most of the time, colleges will sell their fan anything that will give them money, no matter how ridiculous. And as I can testify, there is not shortage of collegiate sports craziness in merchandise. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasure trove of weird college merch from the NCAA.

  1. Be a Fightin’ Irish on the grill with this Notre Dame burger flipper.

That way, you can demonstrate your grilling skills against Touchdown Jesus. Then again, you might get a better flipper at a lower price.

2. A Notre Dame drag along cooler always keeps food and drinks fresh.

Comes with pockets and a zipper. Great for storing cans at a tailgate party. Could probably buy a cheaper plain version at Wal Mart.

3. This Penn State crock pot is great for tailgating fare.

After all, you need something to keep the chili warm in Happy Valley. Though a plain one works better at a lower price.

4. For a more rustic setting, may I suggest this Notre Dame basket cooler?

Man, seems like they have all kinds of cooler types out there. Can’t really understand this one.

5. Enjoy your ride to the stadium in this Mizzou Tiger car.

That might be school property and thus not for sale. Still, since it’s helmet shape, I’ll put it on the post.

6. For long travels, hop along the Kentuck U Express.

Sure it’s not exactly merchandise. But it’s one of the last things you’d expect to see a Kentucky Wildcats logo on.

7. Nothing makes your steak taste great like Penn State steak sauce.

Yes, it exists. I know it’s ridiculous. But I’m sure it’s the only steak sauce you can use at State College.

8. At Columbus, Ohio State high heeled shoes are the latest craze

Though you’d more likely want to wear sneakers at the stadium. Just because you’ll do a lot of walking.

9. Carry your drinks to the game with this Penn State bottle tote.

Has room for 6. Though you can also carry them in a cooler which would be even better.

10. Stun the stadium with these University of Kentucky jeweled flip flops.

I don’t see the point of these. They seem more appropriate for summer, which isn’t during football or basketball season.

11. No man cave is complete without a line of Pitt lamps.

Or woman cave, not that we should judge. Comes in wood, brass, and metal.

12. Enjoy the big game with this WVU end table cooler.

Now you can put it on a stand and use it to get drinks while you watch the game. You can probably find one cheaper at Wal Mart without the logo.

13. Now you can serve drinks at your own Florida Gator bar.

Comes with an umbrella, cooler, and stools. Great for a tailgating beach party but not near actual gators.

14. Grace your holidays with this Michigan State Santa on Sousaphone.

And I see there’s an elf inside the Sousaphone. Of course, in marching band, he’ll have to find some way to get around the presents.

15. If you want to know the time, humidity and temperature, perhaps this clock from Penn State can show you.

Yes, it’s a rather sophisticated clock. But you can probably get it cheaper if you remove the Nittany Lion logo.

16. Support your Hawkeyes with an Iowa dog sweater.

Because this isn’t about keeping your dog warm. It’s about you projecting your tastes to your dog.

17. Keep warm at Happy Valley with this Nittany Lion hat.

That looks terrifying and more or less resembles a bear. But it’s said to be rather fuzzy.

18. You can’t have a tailgate party without some Penn State salsa.

Penn State salsa? Seriously? What’s with using college logos for foot? Because that’s utterly ridiculous.

19. Every Penn State fan must have this commemorative desk statue of Joe Paterno.

On second thought, chances are he knew at least something about what Jerry Sandusky was doing. So maybe you might want to reconsider.

20. Enjoy hours of fun with some Notre Dame foosball.

Like anyone needs a foosball table anyway. Seriously, you’re better off spending your money on something else.

21. Raise a glass to your college team with your Penn State wine glass.

Even has indictors to gauge your mood by how much you drink. Beware if it’s almost full.

22. This Notre Dame holder will keep your pool sticks in check.

I’m sure a regular one would be cheaper. Besides, seems more suited for a bar.

23. The birds will be mighty fine with this Ohio State birdhouse.

Though the birds won’t find any buckeye nuts here. Just seed.

24. Your little one would love to curl up with this light up Oregon Duck.

Yes, I’m sure it makes a cuddly plushie which lights the room with stars and the logo. But the Oregon Ducks still have a mascot that resembles Donald Duck from Disney.

25. Keep warm during the winter with a pair of Nittany Lion mittens.

Okay, those look kind of creepy. Seriously, Penn State, how about gloves that just have the logo. I think everyone would be fine with that.

26. Kick back and relax in the great outdoors in this LSU bench.

It’s in purple and yellow for the Tigers. And it’ll certainly grab attention from onlookers.

27. A fairy princess should always have her WVU wand and crown.

Guess the NCAA will do anything to appeal to young girls. Though given that WVU is home to the Mountaineers, denim dress seems more appropriate.

28. Penn State cuff links make any suit look flashy.

Though they might seem unprofessional at a business meeting. So perhaps they’d be better as a collector’s item.

29. You can always be comfortable at the office in an LSU swivel chair.

Kind of loud colors for office furniture. Maybe better suited for a home office.

30. This Pitt pet bed is the ultimate den for your 4-legged friend on March Madness.

Though Pitt men’s basketball hasn’t been doing too well lately. Though that’s a nice replica of the Petersen your dog will ultimately destroy.

31. Always decorate for the occasion with some WVU holiday flags.

Got two for Christmas and one for Halloween and the 4th of July. Strange one of them doesn’t depict a burning couch.

32. Spend evenings lounging around this Ohio State campfire pit.

Great for the well made patio. Has a big “O” in the middle to indicate where to light the fire.

33. A wheeled cooler is perfect for cooling drinks for Florida State fans.

This one looks like it was made. But make sure to put ice in there first.

34. For Christmas, you can’t do without a set of Arizona Wildcats Nutcrackers.

Since when do they have nutcrackers for college teams? This is crazy. At least a Ohio State one would make more sense.

35. Be the hit on campus in this Ohio State car.

Resembles a car from Hot Wheels. But looks pretty real. Not sure why anyone would buy it.

36. Enhance your living room with this Mizzou Tiffany lamp.

Sure itm ight seem a bit old fashioned. But if you like your Tigers enough, you’ll probably want it.

37. Spice up your food with some Penn State hot sauce.

Since there’s nothing spicier than watching your Nittany Lions. And anything you put your hot sauce on.

38. Dress your little leprechaun in these Fightin’ Irish bootie socks.

Yes, show your baby your love for the Irish and harmful Irish stereotypes at the same time. Yeah, Notre Dame needs to sort out its priorities.

39. Raise a toast to the Vols with this Tennessee chalice.

Okay, it’s more of a decorative item than an actual cup. And it stands on wood. Still, I find it rather tacky.

40. Tee up on the links with your Nittany Lion golf clubs.

That being said, golf is lame sport for rich people. Even if in the Nittany Lion guise. And I think this set costs an arm and a leg.

41. This Cinci Bearcat theater seat brings great comfort in your home.

Though it’s not as great as watching it on a recliner. Also, probably costs more than a La-Z-Boy.

42. Nothing makes stuffed pretzels irresistible like Penn State dipping mustard.

Dipping mustard? From a jar? Why can’t you just squeeze the mustard from the bottle and put it on your plate? That’s what most people do.

43. Take a cue at this Ohio State pool table.

Pool tables are already expensive and hard to move. I suppose this one would cost an arm and a leg.

44. Your living room is never complete without an Iowa Hawkeyes glass table.

It has a glass top and a shelf that resembles a football field. Very breakable and very expensive. Don’t recommend it for families with young children.

45. Kick back on the porch in your very own Ohio State swing.

Even contains cup holders so you can enjoy a drink or two. Though it’s not like the swing in my backyard at all.

46. Fire it up with your very own University of Kentucky grill.

After all, what’s a game without anything barbequed? Of course, a non-Kentucky grill would be cheaper.

47. Boise State Wing Dip is perfect for any Bronco wings.

Yes, Boise State’s team is the Broncos. I know it’s confusing since they share the same colors as Denver. But there you are.

48. Go to the game in style at Baton Rouge in an LSU Tiger bus.

Okay, it’s more of a trailer or RV. But it’s in purple and yellow stripes. Yikes!

49. Spend hours of fun with these Oregon video game controllers.

Both are green with the Oregon logo. You could probably get regular video game controls for less money though.

50. A WVU glass set goes great in your china closet.

Yes, the glass is pretty. But c’mon, most of you would rather have your bottles with flowers than a WVU logo. Yet, I could be wrong.

51. Keep your grill safe from the elements with this Notre Dame cover.

Then again, you can get a grill cover at Lowe’s or Home Depot for cheap. Doesn’t have to have the Notre Dame logo on it.

52. Got loose change? How about an Ohio State piggy bank.

Has a buckeye nut necklace and is decked with leaves. Got to like the red snout and ears.

53. Have hours of fun with some Notre Dame Yahtzee.

Has the Fightin’ Irish logo on the box. So you can roll the dice in the cup as long as you’d like.

54. Keep your golf clubs safe with these Ohio State covers.

Yes, I know I put the Penn State golf set before. But this one just shows the covers with the Ohio State logo.

55. Serve some drinks for guests with this University of Kentucky dispenser.

It’s a small ceramic striped container with stripes and a spotted lid. Not sure if it holds much of anything.

56. Watch the game together in these Penn State couples’ chairs.

Because the couple who watches games together stays together. Also, “Ms.” would’ve been more appropriate than “Mrs.”

57. Entice your guests at the big game with this Ohio State casserole dish.

Or “Game Day Kickasserole” which is better than casserole to some people. But please, a plain one would be cheaper.

58. An LSU baby should sleep in a crib like this.

This one has stadium padding. Think this is kind of pushing it. But I’m sure some fans would want to put their baby in this.

59. No Louisiana garden should be without a LSU bird bath.

It’s just a dish with a stand. Sure it looks pretty. But wait until the birds start shitting on it.

60. Eat your snacks while you watch the Mountaineers with this WVU chair tray.

Kind of wish I had one myself. Though I wouldn’t watch sports games using it. And it wouldn’t have a sports logo on it.

61. Keep your drinks cold with your very own Penn State mini fridge.

There are a few of these in different styles. But this one has the name on the side.

62. Ring in the holiday spirit with an LSU Santa hat.

It’s purple with the LSU letters and tiger logo along with holly. Great for any fan of LSU for the holidays.

63. Drape your big screen in your patio room with a Florida Gators cover.

Has an elastic band you can put in the back. Though why one would want a TV set near their patio is beyond me.

64. You can play all you want with this WVU toy train engine.

Though I’d suggest you go with Thomas the Tank Engine instead. Since your kids would prefer the trains from that franchise. This seems more what the parents would want.

65. Enjoy a time outside with this Florida State Seminoles picnic basket cooler.

It’s a combination between a cooler and a picnic basket. So you can have the best of both worlds, I guess.

66. Welcome the holidays with a UCLA stocking.

Try hanging that on your fireplace. Sure it’s not exactly what some expect. But I’m sure UCLA fans would want it.

67. Brand your steak with a Nittany Lion touch.

Yes, now you can brand your steak with Penn State. Like it’s really necessary. Not.

68. Proudly show off your school pride with a Baylor onesie.

Guy seems to be so proud of himself. Though I have no idea what to think of a garment I think is more appropriate on babies.

69. Enjoy hours of fun with this Alabama dart board.

Oh, it’s a dart board. Thought it was a pair of cabinet doors when I used one for my NFL merchandise post. That’s certainly makes me feel dumb now.

70. Carry your things to the game in this Michigan adventure wagon.

Okay, it’s not suited for a stadium. But you can fold it up and take it with you.

71. Carry your things from the store in this Michigan shopping bag.

Bet it comes with insulation to keep your food cool until you put it in the fridge. Great to take with you to Aldi.

72. Can’t make a fine steak without this Penn State rub.

Yes, they have Penn State steak rub. However, you can basically make your own since most recipes include a rub of some kind.

73. Keep your room lit with this University of Kentucky lava lamp.

Since when do lava lamps have to do with sports? Those two don’t seem to go together for some reason.

74. Kick back on your very own big blue Kentucky couch.

It’s a suede couch with the UK logo. But even though you might want a couch like this, it’s unlikely you’d buy one.

75. Enjoy your snacks in your very own University of Illinois snack dispenser.

And it’s shaped like a football helmet just in time for the season. Chips on top. Everything else is on the face mask.

76. Have your little one take their first steps in these Tar Heel booties.

Yes, these are cute. But regular booties are just as adorable. And cheaper.

77. For your pool party, you can’t go without a University of Illinois cooler floatie.

It’s even inflatable with cup holders. Still, why would you want to use drinks in the pool? That’s just nothing short of unthinkable to me.

78. Put your tailgating fare on this Penn State table.

It’s an interesting shape with the logo. Not sure if I’d want it in my home though. Since it’s not really my taste.

79. Store your candy in these Penn State Pez dispensers.

Each one has a topper of a football with a Penn State logo. Yet, the candy is inedible.

80. If you want a basket and a cooler, this piece from Notre Dame is for you.

Yes, it has the Notre Dame logo with a basket weave. Great for picnics and tailgating.

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

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Here am I in my March of the Bearcats polo and Saint Vincent College basketball T-shirt.

As the school year begins so does the season of college sports. In particularly football. Though you’re bound to find plenty of students and alumni cheering in the stands on game day, many of these schools have fans far beyond that, especially if it’s a Division I university that makes loads of money from exploiting their student athletes. But now’s not the season to talk about that since it’s more suited for a March Madness conversation. Anyway, when it comes to posts to college and NFL, I kind of prefer doing the college ones. Mostly because you have way more than 32 Division I colleges across the country, many with a lot more interesting team names. Not to mention, a lot of the Division I college teams tend to be in uncharted territory for me. Yet, it’s not unusual for Americans to prefer their college teams over their pro teams. Mostly because the college teams are much closer to where they live, particularly in the South and in the heartland. And yes, many of the fans can be quite crazy, which is where I come in. Thus, for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasure trove of college sports fans. Most of them are from Division I, by the way.

  1. Apparently, the University of North Carolina is the No. 1 college for smurfs.

One of them even has blue hair. And both have a footprint on their shirts.

2. Seems like Boston College has a party school reputation.

What the hell are drunk Bert and Ernie doing here? Seriously, that doesn’t set a very good example to young children.

3. Seems like we have a colorful show of characters at Texas Tech.

One of them has a Minecraft head. One is all checks. While the others, let’s not get into that.

4. Speaking of Boise State, how about checking out these guys in their striped overalls?

And yes, they’re all in blue and orange from their hair to their toes. A couple even have fros.

5. Auburn is the place you can really be a Tiger.

Okay, it’s mostly face paint. But you get the idea. And yes, the fangs are fake.

6. At Ohio State, someone must be bucco for the Buckeyes.