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

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As with the NFL posts, I decided not to do a college athletic merchandise blog this year. After all, the more you do, the less crazy NCAA products you can find. Anyway, like most sports fans, while some prefer to buy overpriced gear of their favorite teams, others prefer to make their own. You can see such artistry at work with this March Madness bracket above. Yet, this mostly consists of construction paper, package tape, masking tape and string. Still, I used it since it’s something that doesn’t just reflect any one team. Anyway, for your reading pleasure I give you another assortment of college sport crafts. Most of these will be from NCAA Division I teams, naturally.

  1. This Christmas, decorate your house with one of these snowmen.
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One wooden snowman rolls tide for Alabama. The other is nuts for the Buckeyes.

2. Deck your Georgia Southern door with this decomesh wreath.

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Well, it’s mostly a blue wreath with ribbons of white and gold. Has the team logo in the center.

3. Perhaps you might prefer a wreath like this from Texas Tech.

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This one has the “T” in red and black polka dots. Yet, the decomesh is in a rather beautiful pattern.

4. Are you someone from Arkansas who doesn’t like wreaths? This decoration is for you.

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This one says “Hogs” given that razorbacks are pigs you don’t want to run into. Actually you don’t want to get on any pig’s bad side.

5. A simple Washington University wreath will always do.

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Consists of burlap decoration. Also has a purple W at the bottom.

6. Someone must really love the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Since the bulldog is in this “LOVE” panel. Not sure if it makes a good “Beware of Dog” sign.

7. Feel free to roll the tide with this Alabama wreath.

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It’s a red decomesh with a long houndsooth ribbon around it. It’s also, heart-shaped.

8. Don’t like wreaths? You might like this Georgia door hanger.

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It’s mostly made from burlap and it’s football shaped. Even has a tulle bow decoration.

9. Anyone in Happy Valley would love this wreath.

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It’s a blue Penn State decomesh wreath in blue and white. Includes football decorations for the Nittany Lions.

10. You can hook the Horns with this Texas wreath.

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It’s a dark orange decomesh with white and striped ribbons. Even includes a black feather.

11. Light up your night with this Alabama bottle light.

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Consists of an old wine bottle with Christmas lights in it. Make sure to decorate it with Crimson Tide pride.

12. Need a festive wreath? This LSU Tiger one doesn’t hurt.

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It’s purple and yellow decomesh. Contains a football at the center saying “Geaux Tigers.”

13. Perhaps a burlap Virginia wreath may suit you.

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Includes orange and blue zigzag ribbons. Also has the Virginia Cavalier logo in the center.

14. A tulle Georgia wreath will make a grand impression.

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Contains various shades of red, white, black, and pink. Also says, “Go Dawgs” on top.

15. A simple Notre Dame burlap wreath will always do.

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Has ribbon and football decorations. The N and D are yellow with blue polka dots.

16. Any Alabama fan might want this Crimson Tide bottle.

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This one has the college logo with the elephant. And no, I don’t recommend you put wine in it.

17. Show your Texas pride with this Longhorn yarn wreath.

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It’s orange with white diamonds. Contains brown, white, and orange flowers along with the Texas logo.

18. A rag felt wreath will suit a Michigan fan best.

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It’s orange with white diamonds. Contains brown, white, and orange flowers along with the Texas logo.

19. This Pitt wreath is especially festive.

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It’s a blue and gold decomesh wreath with gold baubles. Has a golden P in the center.

20. Roll tide with this door hanging.

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Consists of a framed picture with a houndsooth strap. Also has houndsooth and red flowers.

21. Go Big Red with this Nebraska yarn wreath.

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It’s red with white stripes. Has an N at the bottom with a football on each side.

22. Deck your front door this season with this white decomesh Penn State wreath.

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Has football decorations and Penn State ribbons. Features the Nittany Lion logo in the center.

23. Support your college team spirit with this Florida Gator ribbon wreath.

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Consists of blue, white, and orange ribbons. Some have stripes and dots. Some don’t.

24. Anyone in Alabama would love this crimson wreath.

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Has a large “A” with “BAMA” on it. Also consists of a thick houndsooth ribbon and bow.

25. Nothing rolls the tide like this Alabama wreath.

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Consists of red and houndsooth ribbons. Includes a helmet, cowboy hat, and a red football.

26. This Indiana panel is in all Hoosier glory.

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This one has a lot of things written on it. But the logo is well in the state.

27. No Boilermaker home is complete without this Purdue panel.

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Has the Boilermaker Special painted upon the wooden planks. Perfect for any Indiana home.

28. Any Husker would rejoice over a wreath like this.

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Consists of red and white decomesh along with ribbons. Has a wooden N and football in center.

29. Show Tiger pride with this LSU wreath.

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Consists of purple decomesh and a gold ribbon. Also has decorative paper baubles for emphasis.

30. Irish luck will shine in this Notre Dame wreath.

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Consists of green and blue ribbons of various shades and patterns. The N and D on top are in gold.

31. Buckeyes will go nuts over this Ohio State wreath.

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Since this burlap wreath has all kinds of buckeye nuts on it. Don’t worry, the nuts are most likely not real.

32. Care for a Florida ribbon wreath?

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Consists of blue and orange ribbons of different colors and patterns. Also has a large F for Florida.

33. In Arkansas, home is where they call the Hogs.

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No, I don’t mean those feral hogs. I mean the Razorbacks. And they’re hogs since they’re wild pigs.

34. Have your little one curl up in this small Michigan State quilt.

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It’s a child blanket. But has a green and white squares in a standard quilt pattern.

35. A simple Notre Dame wreath will do for the Irish.

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It’s a yarn wreath of navy blue with gold strips. The N and D here are in gold.

36. Auburn will always trap Alabama.

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Considering how Alabama seems one of the few teams with a shot at the college football championship, I beg to differ. Still, the mouse trap on elephant is clever.

37. Show pride for Arkansas with this Razorback sign.

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Has “Razorbacks” painted on red and black. Sounds cooler than “hogs” doesn’t it?

38. Love Kentucky? Then you’ll love this wreath.

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It’s a blue decomesh wreath. The letters U and K are white with blue polka dots.

39. A Notre Dame wreath shines in blue and gold brilliance.

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Includes gold berries among the navy blue ribbon and gold decomesh. Has the Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo on the bottom.

40. Feel free to go green with this Spartan wreath.

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This one is from Michigan State. And yes, it has gridiron ribbons. Didn’t know that’s available.

41. Care for a Michigan light?

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Just has Christmas lights in a blue wine bottle. Just make sure to smack the Michigan logo on it.

42. Support your South Carolina team with this football door hanger.

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Though I think the college should change its mascot. Since “gamecocks” will just incite giggles and is an allusion to cock fighting.

43. Perhaps a burlap Tennessee wreath will do.

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This one has gingham orange and white ribbon on the right. Says “Vols” on the left. Has a T with a football in the middle.

44. No Michigan State baby should be without their blankie.

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This is fleece blanket for babies. Though I wouldn’t call it very Spartan.

45. I’m sure this Notre Dame wreath brings in the Fightin’ Irish spirit.

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Made from navy blue and gold ribbons. Like the blue bow on top.

46. Stun your visitors with this Texas Tech decomesh wreath.

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Has red burlap flowers. Includes Texas Tech logo in the center.

47. Mountaineers would love to hang this sign.

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Has every sentiment asscoiated with WVU. All on a blue panel in yellow and white.

48. A simple cloth Auburn wreath will do.

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Made in a flower shape. All on blue and orange cloth with pawprints.

49. Anyone from the Bluegrass State would adore this blue wreath.

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And it’s made for basketball season, too. Made from decomesh and ribbons.

50. An Alabama wreath can use a few bows.

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Each bow contains a tag. Also includes houndsooth.

51. A little tigress girl needs a dress like this.

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It’s an Auburn dress. Includes a shirt, tutu, and bow.

52. Perhaps a Bama wreath with flowers will suit any Tide fan well.

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Has “Bama” in wooden letters. Flowers are white and red.

53. Any Ohio State fan would be nuts for this football hanging.

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Great for any OSU door. Even includes a bow. So pretty.

54. Feel free to sit in this Spartan chair.

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Says “Sparty On!” on the back. Has the Michigan State logo on the seat.

55. Light up your home with this Florida Gators glass block.

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Has a blue polka dot bow on top. Even has the logo painted.

56. Grace your door with this WVU ribbon wreath.

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Has blue and yellow ribbons. Includes football, helmet, and yellow WVU letters.

57. Be simply festive with this Notre Dame burlap wreath.

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Consists of blue ribbon around it. Includes a football and the letters N and D in blue letters.

58. No Bulldogs fan can resist this wreath.

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Has red footballs with black polka dots all around it. Contains a plush bulldog in the middle.

59. How about a burlap Georgia wreath like this?

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Has burlap strips of red, black, and white zigzag stripes. The Georgia logo is in the middle.

60. A tulle Gator wreath will please any Florida fan.

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Tulle and letters are in blue and orange. Football hangs in center.

61. Brighten your home with this Georgia glass light block.

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Has a bow of red and white stripes with the Bulldog logo. Perfect for any Georgia home.

62. Iowa fans would relish in a Hawkeye wreath like this.

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It’s decomesh with ribbons. Has a Hawkeye plate in center.

63. Bring in the basketball season with this LSU wreath.

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It’s made from ribbons. Has a bow with a purple and yellow flower on top.

64. Play beanbags with this Michigan State game hole.

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It’s made from wood and painted with the Spartan logo. Great for tailgate parties.

65. A Texas A&M home should have a wreath like this.

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It’s red decomesh with white ribbons. Has a Texas A&M sign in the middle.

66. A simple Alabama wreath will do.

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Made from burlap. Has striped bow on top. Includes elephant on top.

67. Red and black make for a Texas Tech wreath.

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Made from yarn with the Texas Tech logo on top. Includes red and black flowers.

68. Open college football season with this Gator hanging.

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Painted orange with a blue bow on top. Perfect for any Florida fan.

69. Go to the big game with these GSU bracelets.

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Each is made from plastic. And they’re all painted in Georgia Southern colors.

70. An Auburn wreath will do just fine.

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Has burlap of orange a blue stripes. Has a blue bow on the bottom.

71. Anyone from Arkansas would like to hang this razorback.

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It’s silver with glitter. Perfect for any Arkansas door.

72. Longhorns always belong in Texas.

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It’s made from string and goes where Texas is located. And on an orange panel.

73. Hope you can enjoy this Auburn wreath.

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Has blue, white, and orange ribbons wrapped around it. Includes felt flowers and the Auburn logo.

74. Want to hang this UNC rag wreath?

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Made from white and light blue rags. Has the UNC logo in the middle.

75. Celebrate the big game with this Michigan State panel sign.

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Says, “All Spartans Welcome Here.” All painted green on a panel.

76. Go out to the big game with this WVU jewelry.

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Includes a bracelet and necklace. Both have blue and yellow beads for Mountaineer fans.

77. Raise a glass to the Wisconsin Badgers.

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Well, it’s a Badger wine glass. Though I don’t think it’s for drinking.

78. Keep your neck warm with a WVU infinity scarf.

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It’s a scarf with no end. Has white and blue zigzag stripes and yellow WVU letters.

79. Show Eagle pride with this Georgia sign.

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It’s a wooden panel of Georgia with the GSU logo on it. Perfect for a Georgia Southern fan.

80. Mountaineer fans drink from these cups.

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They’re transparent straw cups. And they’re both in WVU colors.

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

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As with my NFL costume post, I decided not to use my own picture to open it this year since photo ops require considerable preparation beforehand. Anyway, while American football fans look forward to their favorite NFL team play, school will soon be in session. And this means college football season will soon begin. In many places in the US, you’ll find people who are more diehard over their college teams than those in the pros. Mostly because they either went to the college or the college in question is closer to where they live. You can see this prevalent in the South, particularly in places like Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Thus, you’ll probably find plenty of sports fans in ridiculous costumes. So for your reading pleasure I give you another assortment of them. Most of them will be from NCAA Div. I teams. Enjoy.

  1. Here you can see a real life San Diego State University Aztec.
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Sure, it might be cultural appropriation. But unlike the Chargers, at least the SDSU Aztecs won’t desert to LA.

2. Bane and Iron Man can always come out to support the Miami Hurricanes.

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Okay, they’re fans dressed as Iron Man and Bane in green and orange glory. Bane even has gloves depicting the school mascot.

3. You’ll see a real Orange Man among the Syracuse fans.

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Well, the guy’s in orange spandex. Still less lame than the school’s actual mascot.

4. Someone must be nuts about Ohio State.

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He’s wearing a Buckeye nut necklace for emphasis. While his wig is of red and silver.

5. Apparently, Santa Claus supports the University of Virginia.

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Okay, that’s not Santa but he’s sporting a long beard and wearing a hat. Still, don’t really see Kris Kringle cheering for the Cavaliers.

6. He wears his love for the North Carolina Tarheels on his hat.

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Well, at least on the visor. Also, he painted half his face blue.

7. These guys go blue for Xavier U.

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Xavier is a Jesuit university in Cincinnati. Its mascot is the Musketeer and you might hear about them during March Madness. And yes, these guys are painted blue.

8. Here we find a Mountaineer fan trying to playfully strangle a Tiger fan from LSU.

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One guy wears a spandex suit with a blue and gold wig. The other goes all in on purple and gold.

9. You’d think these Clemson Tiger fans were in a production of cats.

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Since they have their faces painted like a tiger. Some even wear tiger costumes.

10. Always roll the tide in Alabama.

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These guys even wear big ties. As they show their Tide boxes on a stick with toilet paper.

11. An Irish fan should go all out.

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This woman wears a shiny garland top hat you’d use in Saint Patrick’s Day decorations. Since she’s proud of Notre Dame.

12. This Auburn guy goes with the Tiger face.

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He even wears tiger fangs. While his stripes are blue on orange.

13. These guys always wear their love for Auburn on their chest.

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Since they’ve painted their chests orange while they spell out the name. Okay, it’s not spelled quite right but you get the idea.

14. They show their love for their South Florida bulls in green and gold.

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Well, a couple of them are wearing clothes. Yet, each has a bull on their chests.

15. At Texas Tech, one must put on a cowboy hat and coveralls.

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She even wears black and red face paint. Though I’m sure she can loudly shout from the stands.

16. Even dogs cheer for Boston College.

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This pooch just wears a T-Shirt. And doesn’t seem too happy its owner made dressed it.

17. Perhaps it’s time to get out the flag for the Navy.

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Yes, I know it’s a military branch not a college. But they still participate in college games.

18. WVU fans paint their faces with blue and gold.

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One wears a coonskin hat for the Mountaineers. And yes, it has the WVU logo on it.

19. At UNC, the beard must match the hat.

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As you can see, he’s wearing a fuzzy Dr. Seuss hat. While his beard is in light blue.

20. This Georgia fan always has to put on the spikes.

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Okay, at least on his shoulder pads. But at least they’re not that sharp. Also paints his face red and black.

21. You have no idea of how crazy Georgia Bulldog fans can be.

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This guy’s wearing dreadlocks and weird face paint. Also sports spiked shoulder pads.

22. This UConn Huskie fan is all jacked for March Madness.

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Since he’s wearing a basketball headdress. While his shirt depicts huskies in Andy Warhol style.

23. He wears his love for the Georgia Bulldogs on his head.

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Given that he’s bald, he makes the most of it. Also, that’s just body paint he’ll have to take off before going to bed.

24. Boba Fett arrives in Miami to cheer for the Hurricanes.

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However, he has to pick up a frozen Han Solo later on and take him to Jabba. And not in his green and orange suit of armor.

25. Seminole glitter guys, meet your dream girls.

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Okay, they don’t have as much glitter on them. But they do wear red and gold body paint for Florida State.

26. Didn’t know I could find an Imperial Stormtrooper at Alabama.

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He’s even wearing a red helmet for the Crimson Tide. Though he wouldn’t do well on the rifle team since he can’t hit anything.

27. I bid you a big warm welcome for the La Salle University Glitter Bros.

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These guys are from a Catholic college in Philadelphia. While one comes in wearing a tie.

28. This Michigan girl wears her hat for the Wolverines.

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Incredibly, she wears a Wolverine hat. And I don’t mean the one from X-Men.

29. Hope you can fan out with this guy from Virginia Tech.

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He has an orange clown wig. While his friend wears a maroon one.

30. KISS and the nuns have descended on Wisconsin.

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The nuns even wear their Wisconsin pride on their habits. While some of the KISS members have red make up on.

31. Want these fans to spell it out for you?

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The guys painted “Clemson” on their chests, letter by letter. Save the one who’s got a pawprint instead.

32. This guy’s gone all red for Georgia.

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He wears a red visor and wig on his head to match his face. Not to mention spiked shoulder pads.

33. Never thought I’d come across a real hog head.

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Well, he’s an Arkansas Razorbacks fan. As you can see by his hat. Still, you don’t want to run into 30-50 of them.

34. These fans gather for a pow wow at Florida State.

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Yes, they’re in Native costume and it’ll sure offend many. But this is a ridiculous fan post. So it goes.

35. Even dinosaurs go for Michigan.

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These are fans in inflatable T-Rex costumes. Though you’d think they came all the way from Jurassic Park to watch the game.

36. You’d think this guy’s a real corn man.

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Cause he has a cob on his head and each of his arms. And yes, he looks really silly.

37. Things can be weird at a Nebraska game.

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Two guys are wearing coveralls. While a woman’s dressed up like an ear of corn. After all, Nebraska’s home of the Huskers.

38. Someone from Kentucky is all blue in the face.

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Relax, he’s wearing face paint and a blue wig. Yet, you’d almost think he’ll freeze during March Madness.

39. He’s all horned up for the Georgia Bulldogs.

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For he’s wearing horns on his head. Another of the Spike Squad.

40. These Virginia Tech fans come in shoulder pads and capes.

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They’ve even painted their faces. But fortunately, their shoulder pads are leather.

41. Make way for the Longhorn fan with the massive horns.

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Hope those horns don’t weigh him down. But when he comes, get out of the way.

42. There’s a Joker sporting a Mohawk.

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Okay, that’s a Georgia fan dressed as the Joker. Also wears spiked shoulder pads.

43. You’ll find a superheroine among these Seminoles fans.

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She wears a cape and mask, too. While she carries her things in her own utility belt.

44. In Arizona State, feel free to put on a fedora and laderhozen.

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It’s even funnier that this guy doesn’t look the least bit German. Even wears matching yellow Ray Bans.

45. These women go all purple for Clemson.

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Seems like they’re wearing a combination of tank tops and body paint. And yes, they’ve painted their faces.

46. You have to be mad not support the Oregon Ducks.

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And no, this guy’s not the Mad Hatter. Just an Oregon Ducks fan with eccentric fashion sense.

47. These glitter women don their Seminole headdresses.

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Wait a minute, Seminoles wouldn’t wear those headdresses. Those are Plains warbonnets. Cultural appropriation.

48. If there’s a fire in Arizona, you might want to see this guy.

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Okay, he’s an Arizona Coyote fan. Here he holds a the state flag and a Sun Devil plushie.

49. Always go green for Notre Dame.

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Though I’m not sure dressing like a gangster leprechaun at a disco is the way to go. Then again to each his own.

50. When it comes to Notre Dame, this guy’s all green.

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He’s even wearing a green tuxedo shirt with Irish flag suspenders. While his hat has all kinds of pins.

51. You don’t want to see a leprechaun without his shirt.

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Though he’s decked in green body paint, you can still see his tattoos. Hope he’s not drunk on whiskey.

52. A yellow war bonnet is always essential for an Oregon Ducks game.

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For God’s sake why wear that? Oregon’s mascot is Donald Duck. Then again, the fan may be Native American. But even so, I don’t think Oregon Indians wore them.

53. Mr. Goldskull just came for the Baylor Bears.

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If the Bears lose, he’ll curse the players so that they’ll lead lives of pain and misery should they go to the NFL. Also wears a matching golden chain.

54. This Duck isn’t having it.

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That’s an Oregon Duck fan in a hockey mask. They also wear a gold and yellow cape.

55. This fan’s going to light things up at Oregon.

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Well, he wears an Oregon hat lined with lights. While he’s got his face painted in green and yellow.

56. A Trojan sits down for a game at USC.

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He even wears a Trojan helmet. Though I don’t think it’ll help him in the Southern California heat.

57. There are people of all stripes who go for the Baylor Bears.

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These people are all wearing striped ref shirts with their team colors. One’s wearing a silly yellow wig.

58. Sesame Street is brought to you by the letters S and J for Saint Joseph University.

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Well, we have Big Bird and Cookie Monster. By the way, St. Joseph is a Jesuit college in Philadelphia.

59. A Northwestern girl came down with a grave case of pom pom hair.

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Oh, she has pom poms in her hair. Well, that’s school spirit for you.

60. I now give you, Basketball man.

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He’s a Baylor fan wearing a basketball hat. I know it looks incredibly hilarious and ridiculous.

61. And now, let me introduce you to Wagonhead.

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Since he’s wearing a Conestoga wagon on his head. Though to be fair, he’s from the University of Oklahoma.

62. Blue and white hair is all the rage at the University of North Carolina.

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Why does she have a zipper on her head? Does she wear another face during the game?

63. Somebody’s really mad about basketball.

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These fans from Florida University wear basketballs and nets on their heads. And all for their love of the Gators.

64. This tuxedo pig always knows how to stay classy.

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This person is a Razorback fan from the University of Arkansas. And wears the hog hat to match.

65. Behold, the Notre Dame Light Irish Brigade.

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Mostly because they have light green faces. One’s even totally green.

66. Apparently, someone came in dressed as Joe Boeheim.

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He must be some guy at Syracuse. Though judging from the costume, he doesn’t seem to have great fashion sense.

67. Supermen always cheer for Oklahoma Sooners.

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Though they wear red and white body paint for the school colors. One even wears a flamboyant red wig.

68. Introducing Pom Pom Man.

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Since his outfit’s made from pom poms. Though he must be hot in Alabama.

69. You’d think this Notre Dame leprechaun is on weed.

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Given he’s got a green wig and wears slanty sunglasses. Yeah, he’s totally high on something.

70. These 3 leprechauns always stick together.

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Since they all have the same kind of hat and beards. While unlike other Irish, they drink Budweiser beer.

71. Michigan Stormtrooper stops by a Wolverines game.

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Yet, don’t trust him with a T-shirt cannon. Because he won’t hit anything.

72. My, he must have really big hands.

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This guy’s from University of Miami. Since his hands are green and orange on both sides.

73. Hope you can cover all with these Illinois fans.

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They also have their faces painted orange and black. As their coveralls are striped.

74. Darth Vader is very disappointed with the Miami Hurricanes.

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And if they don’t win, he’ll force choke the players. So they better get their act together.

75. This lucha guy is all in for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

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He also wears a poncho. While his lady friend dons a cowboy hat.

76. What’s with the Husky face?

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Well, he’s wearing a Husky mask and hat. And yes, he’s totally freaking me out right now.

77. These announcers don’t know what’s coming to them.

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These are fans from Arizona State. One’s dressed as an eagle. One’s a unicorn. One’s a scary clown.

78. This Superman comes all the way from Kansas.

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Though he’s just here to support his team. And unlike the one in the comics, his suit has shorts.

79. This Arizona State Sun Devil fan is all in the red.

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Well, he wears a red spandex body suit. While he sports a flaming yellow wig on his head.

80. Goldy’s got a few friends at Minnesota.

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The guys are in gopher costumes. Like they’re supporting Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day.

81. These Georgia Tech fans can always form a yellow line.

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One of them has a unicorn mask. While the rest have flaming yellow wigs.

82. Apparently, the Pharaoh is on Team Gonzaga.

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Well, one has that Egyptian headdress on. Yet, I wonder if the college treats him like a king on the Nile.

83. Someone at Georgia knows the ways of the Force.

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Then again, Sith use the red lightsaber. Yet, only 2 they are, no more, no less.

84. The green masked guy has to look smashing at the game.

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His mask has an orange has a handle bar mustache. He also wears an orange tie and sunglasses.

85. These Seton Hall fans have gone a bit formal.

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Seton Hall’s a Catholic university in New Jersey. While these guys are all in spandex tuxedo suits.

86. Well, here’s a Ram who’s not so Rowdy at Colorado State.

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He seems rather tired. While his ram ears are quite plushy.

87. Sometimes you got to go with the pattern.

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As you can see, his comes directly from his hat. And yes, he painted a complex cross on his face.

88. This Florida International Elf roots for the Golden Panthers.

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Apparently, he’s spending football season in Miami instead of at the North Pole. Also, he should be roasting.

89. Perhaps one can spell out FIU on their midriffs.

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These women have done just that. And they’re wearing bikini tops to show.

90. Hope you find these Northwestern fans interesting.

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One’s a scary clown in a purple suit. The other wears half a mask and a purple cape.

91. At Boisie State, you can’t wear a sombrero without blue hair.

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Wonder what he’s shouting in the stick he’s carrying. Still, at least the sombrero adds a colorful touch.

92. Wonder what’s gone through these Penn State players.

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Okay, they’re fans. Yet, those faces in the football helmets seem rather silly to me.

93. One can’t wear too many necklaces for LSU.

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Seems like he’s about to attend a Mardi Gras party afterwards. Even wears a purple jester hat.

94. You’ll be bound to find a piñata girl at Boise State.

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But please don’t hit her with a stick. Because that counts as assault and battery. Also, you don’t want the candy she has inside her.

95. Didn’t know the Chick Fil-A cow roots for Alabama.

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Given the CEO opposes LGBT rights, it makes a lot of sense. Still, funny how the cow wears a red cape.

96. This skeleton guy always supports his East Carolina Pirates.

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Well, the skull face is mostly face paint. But he also wears a bandana and sunglasses to look cool.

97. You’d think this East Carolina gal is from the 17th century.

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She’s clearly dressed up as a pirate. Even wears an eye patch with a jeweled skull and cross bones.

98. Elvis has come to Iowa.

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Thought Elvis would be for Ole Miss or Tennessee. Oh, wait, he never went to college.

99. Even gophers like the Golden Gophers.

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Okay, she’s wearing a gopher mask. Yet, don’t bet on her crawling into a hole in February.

100. Don’t mess with this South Carolina chicken.

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He’s supposed to be a gamecock, said to be used in cockfighting. Also has his own superhero sidekick.

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

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Though I usually follow an NFL costume post with strange NFL merchandise, I decided to just skip to crafts. While there’s a lot of crazy NFL merchandise out there, it’s increasingly difficult to find unique items with NFL logos. Not to mention, I kind of prefer doing craft stuff anyway. Anyway, while many NFL fans like to get their gear at overpriced NFL stores, some might prefer to make their own. After all, you’ll find crafters in every fandom. Sports fans are sometimes no different. Many might use crafts for decorations like a team wreath for their front door. Some might go for outdoor decoration and other items. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of NFL crafts for the upcoming season.

  1. Grace your home with this Broncos wreath.
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Might consists of bows. Includes orange ribbons. Perfect for anyone in Denver.

2. If you live in Miami, you might like this ribbon wreath.

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The ribbons are in aqua green and orange as well as in a variety of patterns. Perfect for any Dolphins fan door.

3. A Patriots wreath should include a few felt flowers.

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The flowers are red and white. The wreath is made from blue yarn with red stripes.

4. A New Orleans Saints wreath can get quite fancy.

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This one has black and gold ribbons all over it. A black football is in the center.

5. Keep your ears warm this football season with this Green Bay Packers headband.

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It’s crocheted green with a Packers logo on it. Perfect for a cold tailgate party in Wisconsin.

6. A baby Steeler fan can’t do without a pair of these booties.

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They’re made from cloth to keep your little one’s feet so warm and cozy. So cute.

7. Speaking of Steelers, you might want a wreath like this.

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This one has black and gold stripes and the logo on the right. And all made from scrunched cloth.

8. I’m sure a 49er fan would want this wreath on their door.

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This is a striped yarn wreath of gold and red. Contains a football and a 49ers flag on the bottom.

9. Go to the game in these Steeler flower hair clips.

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Each one has black and gold petals. 2 have the logos in the center. One has a helmet.

10. Perhaps you’d prefer to wear a Dallas Cowboys hairclip instead.

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This one’s made with blue and white ribbons. Has the Cowboys logo in the center.

11. Feel free to hang this Steeler decomesh wreath.

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It’s a mostly black and gold wreath. Decorated with black and gold ribbons and a Steeler sign.

12. Any girl would want this Denver Broncos headband.

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It’s crocheted with a football and a blue and orange flower. Great for games at the Mile High City.

13. Perhaps a Miami Dolphins fan would like a ribbon wreath like this.

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Consists of white, orange, and aqua blue ribbons. Some even have the Dolphins logo. And despite how we see them as docile creatures, dolphins do have a vicious side.

14. Any Baltimore Ravens fan would crave for this sign.

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This one is painted on wooden panel. Perfect to put on your door if you don’t like wreaths.

15. Cook your tailgate fare in this Steeler apron.

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It’s mostly gold with a black sash to tie. Available for women and with pockets.

16. You can tell a Seahawks fan lives here by this wreath.

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Even consists of a sign stating it. Also the wreath is blue and bright green.

17. Get ready for game day with this New England Patriots rag wreath.

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Uses red and blue rags. Includes Patriots football logo.

18. Keep warm this football season with this Pittsburgh Steelers quilt.

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Has a rather interesting quilt pattern. Perfect for the later season.

19. Light up your home with this Pittsburgh Steeler bottle light.

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Made from a wine bottle with Christmas lights inside. Also includes the Steelers logo along with black and gold ribbons.

20. Decorate your door this season with this Seahawks wreath.

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Consists of decomesh and ribbons. Has a Seahawks logo on a placard in the center.

21. Look your best at the big game with this Steeler ribbon headband.

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Covered in a black and gold ribbon weave with a bow. So pretty.

22. This Pittsburgh Steeler logo is all thread.

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Mostly because it’s done on a panel in this style. Perfect for any Steeler fan in your life.

23. Care for a Detroit Lions wreath?

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It’s a decomesh wreath that shows you’re with your team. Even if they usually never win their games.

24. Grace your front door this football season with a festive Saints wreath like this.

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Who knew Saints wreaths can be so festive? Then again New Orleans best known for Mardi Gras.

25. Light up your man cave with this Seattle Seahawks bottle lamp.

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Made from an old blue wine bottle. Has the Seahawks name and bow decoration.

26. Step right up with these Baltimore Ravens flip flops.

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Includes a purple flower on top. Not meant for the shower, however.

27. Anyone in Detroit would love this Lions wreath.

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This is a felt rag wreath with gray and blue strips. Includes a Lions logo at the bottom.

28. A Cincinnati Bengals wreath must always have striped décor.

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Well, this has a tiger stripe ribbon around it. After all Bengals are tigers.

29. Light up your game with this Rams wine bottle light.

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Not sure if this is for Saint Louis or LA. Also has a ribbon around the neck.

30. Anyone in Chicago would love to have this Bears yarn wreath.

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Has triangle flags across it spelling “Bears.” Also includes other felt decorations.

31. Perhaps you’d like a pair of Jacksonville Jaguar boots.

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These are heavy duty boots with Jaguar decor on them. So you can’t wear them to work anymore.

32. Look your best for the big game with these Seattle Seahawks earrings.

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These are made from beads depicting the Seahawks logo. I don’t think they’re meant for my ears though.

33. How about a Tampa Bay Buccaneers ribbon wreath.

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Composed of all kinds of ribbons. The logo is on the side.

34. Wonder where a Dolphin fan is to go during the holiday season.

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One arrow points to the North Pole. The other points to the Miami Dolphins’ stadium.

35. Keep warm at the game with this Jacksonville Jaguars crocheted beanie.

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Not sure why anyone would need a hat like this in Jacksonville. Since it’s in Florida where cold weather is a 40 degree day.

36. Any fan of the Chicago Bears would appreciate this burlap wreath.

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Spells out “Bears” on the left with the logo on the right. Decorated with orange and blue ribbons.

37. Be a maven in your kitchen in this Pittsburgh Steelers apron.

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This one has stripes on the trim. Perfect for any Pittsburgh kitchen on game day.

38. Perhaps a burlap wreath of the Indianapolis Colts may suit you.

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This one has a blue ribbon with a bow. Also includes the Colts logo on top.

39. Grace your home with this crocheted Steeler logo.

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Sure it’s rather minimalistic. But best if you put these stars on a white circular table.

40. Miami Dolphins fans would relish in this wreath.

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Made out of burlap and decomesh. Includes footballs and the Dolphins’ logo in the center.

41. Want a Pittsburgh Steelers gingerbread man?

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Technically he’s a Christmas tree ornament. But he’s decked in the black and gold nonetheless.

42. Nothing says a good time like drinking from these Saints wine glasses.

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Actually, I don’t think people would drink from them. More like put them in a display case.

43. Don your door this NFL season with this Pittsburgh Steeler wreath.

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This wreath’s made out of black yarn with gold felt diamonds. And it’s all held together by white string along with red and blue pins.

44. Perhaps a Dallas Cowboy fan will like this cross on their mantle.

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The cross is made out of blue cloth pulled onto a wooden panel. And it’s topped with a cloth white rose.

45. Grace your door this season with a Broncos yarn wreath.

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It’s mostly blue with some orange. Spells out “Broncos” on top.

46. Be glamorous in the kitchen wearing this Pittsburgh Steelers apron.

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Seems like the third Steelers apron on this post. But you can wear this one with a pearl necklace apparently.

47. Carry your things with this Jacksonville Jaguars tote bag.

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Great for carrying a bottle of wine when your team loses. If you’re a Jaguars fan, that’s certainly a fact of life.

48. Support your team with this Houston Texans wreath.

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It’s decomesh with zigzag striped ribbons. Includes flags with the Texans logo on them.

49. Prepare your food in this stylish New York Jets apron.

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Don’t really seem to have a lot of Jets stuff on my NFL posts. Anyway, it has a green tie, by the way.

50. I’m sure any Dallas Cowboy fan would want a wreath like this.

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Consists of white and blue decomesh. Also has a Cowboys star logo in the center.

51. A Baltimore Ravens wreath can use a few flowers.

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It’s a yarn wreath of gold and purple with purple, gold, and white felt flowers. The logo is on the bottom.

52. Nothing makes game day like this Colts table decoration.

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Consists of 2 blue helmets on tissue paper with footballs. Makes a great centerpiece.

53. Keep yourself warm with this crocheted Seahawks blanket.

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Has blue, white, and bright green zigzag stripes. Perfect for any cold game, especially in Seattle.

54. Step into these stylish Ravens flip flops.

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These have bows on them, too. Also, not meant for the shower either.

55. Hang this Colts wreath on your door.

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It’s burlap with a blue bow and the horseshoe logo. One of the more simpler projects on this post.

56. Perhaps a Colts grapevine wreath will suit you.

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Contains a garland with “Colts” spelled out in felt. Also includes a zigzag striped bow on top.

57. No Carolina parent should leave their cub without these Panther booties.

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They’re crocheted with ribbons. Not sure if they’ll be used in the Carolinas since it’s warmer there during the winter.

58. You can tell a real Colts fan lives here by this sign.

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It’s painted on a 2-piece wooden panel. Perfect for any door or outside.

59. Bet you’ve never seen a Steelers wreath like this before.

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One side consists of rags. The other consists of string. Also includes black and gold stars.

60. Want to cook in this Baltimore Ravens apron.

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Has purple bows on the top and on the pockets. Wonder if they also make these for men.

61. Don’t show up at the game without your New York Giants headband.

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Has the Giants logo on the top. Still, for a 2-time Super Bowl winning team, I don’t seem to find a lot of stuff on them.

62. You might come across this Dallas Cowboys jar.

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Consists of a jar nailed to a blue and white panel. Wonder if this is used to store keys.

63. Dress your front door with this Redskins wreath.

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It’s a decomesh with a Redskins ribbon. Also includes the Redskins logo with a helmet along with footballs.

64. Care for a fancy Jaguar wreath?

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This one is in black decomesh with aquamarine and leopard print ribbons. But you can tell it’s for the Jaguars since it includes a football.

65. Any New England girl would love to wear a Patriots hair clip like this.

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It’s made from red, white, and blue ribbons in a flower design. So you can also wear it on the 4th of July.

66. Praise the Lord and the Dallas Cowboys with this cross.

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It’s wood and painted in white, blue, and silver. Given most of Texans root for the Cowboys, they should adore it.

67. A simple yarn Colts wreath will always do.

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Spells out “Colts” on the flags. Also consists of a white horseshoe, pom poms, and a football.

68. Anyone in Tennessee would love this Titans pumpkin.

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Even includes a face mask. Though I don’t think it will scare anyone.

69. Curl up on your couch in this Green Bay Packers quilt.

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It takes a standard quilt pattern. While the borders are in yellow and green.

70. Kick back this season in a Dallas Cowboys lawn chair.

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Made out of wood as well as painted blue and silver. Not sure if you can watch the game in it since it’s more suited for the outdoors.

71. Be festive during football season with this tulle Dolphins wreath.

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Is in aqua green and orange stripes. Consists of a bow with a football on it at the bottom.

72. Sometimes a simple wreath is best.

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This is a black burlap Jacksonville Jaguars wreath. Has “Jags” in aquamarine letters and a leopard print bow.

73. Keep your stuff in this Seahawks tote bag.

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Has a bright green streak on top. Perfect for taking to games in Seattle.

74. Have your little foal snuggle with this Denver Broncos blanket.

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It’s made from fleece. So your little one won’t shiver in the Mile High City.

75. Make your games bright with this Tennessee Titans bottle light.

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Lit with Christmas lights inside a wine bottle. Also includes Titans ribbons at the neck.

76. A Steelers wreath should have some flowers.

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Particularly black flowers since it’s the black and gold. Has the Steelers logo on the right.

77. Wrap yourself on a cold day with this Seattle Seahawks blanket.

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It’s crocheted with the Seahawks logo on it. Great for winter days.

78. Perhaps you might want to wear this Seahawks heart pendant necklace.

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Made from blue, white, and green beads. Perfect for the big game.

79. Show your love for the New York Jets with this decomesh wreath.

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Well, decomesh and burlap. Has a burlap bow with the Jets logo on it.

80. A Denver girl would love to wear this Broncos jumper.

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Has a denim top and a Broncos skirt. So adorable.

NFL Fans Dressed and Ready for Game Day (Fifth Edition)

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Though August has no notable holidays, it’s a rather busy month. For one, people usually take their vacations around this time. Second, it’s back to school season, making stores busy given how parents scramble for their kids’ supplies. But August also kicks off the NFL pre-season. And the Steelers’ first pre-season game is on Friday, August 9. Given that I’m not a big sports fan at all, I’ll most likely watch Netflix instead. Nonetheless, given that football is incredibly important where I live, I must do posts to boost my stats since they’ve been recently lagging. Anyway, one of the huge features of sporting events is seeing some fans in their outlandish costumes. Because for them, wearing their team’s jersey isn’t enough. The NFL is no exception. And yes, people do look ridiculous in them. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of NFL costumes.

  1. You might find a scary face among the stands in Miami.
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And it’s not Ray Finkle. Rather it’s a guy in a orange and aqua green horror movie mask to support the Dolphins.

2. Feel free to go blue for the Dallas Cowboys.

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And thank God, they’re wearing shirts. Still, one guy has a silver star on his face.

3. No pink dress can have too many baubles if you’re supporting the Atlanta Falcons.

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Her dress even includes sequins. While her hat consists of hot pink feathers.

4. Perhaps your hat should have some of your favorite players.

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These are Browns fans. So the players aren’t that great. Still, like the bones on the other guys’ hats.

5. For Seahawks fans, the hair should always match the face paint.

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And yes, his mohawk is in green, blue, and silver. Fortunately, the Seahawks are usually good enough to make the playoffs.

6. Huge support for one’s team always requires a huge hat.

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This guy has a Dr. Seuss type hat in support of his Tennessee Titans. Wonder why you don’t hear about that team very often.

7. A Broncos fan should always drive in a Broncos car.

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Sure it’s small. But I’m positive it cost this guy a fortune. But he seems proud of it in his horse hat.

8. The Houston Texan fans have their horns out.

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The horns are made from paper mache. But they’re also in red and blue to support the team.

9. She has her love for the Pittsburgh Steelers all over her face.

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Well, she has the logo on the face. Also wears a boa of black and gold feathers around her neck and beneath her coat.

10. A Detroit Lions fan wallows in shame.

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Given that they didn’t win a game one season. Still, they’re not known as a winning team. But I think the bag on the guy’s head is hilarious.

11. This man’s ready for Packers business.

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He even wears a cheese tie with coveralls. Would be funnier if he wore the tie with a green suit.

12. Don’t forget to have a beer on tap.

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This Browns fan has a beer bottle on his hard hat. Comes very handy given the Browns’ track record.

13. This Buffalo Bills fan is here to show his support.

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He’s wearing a rather interesting jacket, too. Not sure who Talley is. Must be one of the players.

14. One has to be strong to root for the Bills.

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This guy has a blue muscle shirt on along with a pink cape to support Breast Cancer Awareness. It’s said to match his red fro and beard.

15. A cat face is essential for those who love the Carolina Panthers.

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She has blue etchings on it as well. Still, at least it’s not black since that would be a huge problem.

16. Red Alert! Packers car coming through.

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Has a cheese on top. Wonder how much it cost to put this car in Packer colors. Probably an arm and a leg.

17. A Seahawks queen must always have the logo on her face.

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She has jewels around her eyes. And even wears a tiara on her silver, green, and blue hair.

18. You might want to don a full body suit to support your Cincinnati Bengals.

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Yes, it’s made from orange spandex. Also wears a headdress with orange and black feathers.

19. Don’t forget your dreadlock hat.

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This Steeler fan even has a black and gold face paint. Nonetheless, I’m not sure if the hat’s even necessary.

20. Bengal fans always stick together.

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One guy has a leather Bengal helmet. The other wears a tiger hat with black and orange clown hair.

21. Always be bundled up for a New England Patriots game.

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His face is painted red, white, and blue. While his hat sports blue and silver fuzz that’s most likely not his real hair.

22. Is he wearing a mask or is that face paint?

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Well, the style makes you think this Seahawks fan is wearing a mask. But he’s actually sporting face paint. Then again, the green part’s probably a Phantom mask.

23. This dog is all in for the San Diego Chargers.

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Excuse me, LA Chargers. Then again, its owner probably dressed the dog in that outfit for a photo op anyway.

24. Chargers fans got to wear lightning bolts on their heads.

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One has a lightning bolt hat. The other has the lightning bolt painted on his bald head.

25. These Charger fans know how to shock the Chiefs.

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The woman the left has a Chargers visor hat with blue and yellow hair. While she also sports a blue and yellow wig along with a blue cape. Not to mention both hold large lightning bolts.

26. This 49ers fan shows his Super Bowl pride.

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But don’t mention Colin Kaepernick who played for the team. Because I think the guy’s white.

27. These Rams fans sport the curly clown wigs.

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The wigs are in blue and gold. While they sport skull makeup akin to the Day of the Dead.

28. This Baltimore man runs on purple.

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He supports the Ravens, by the way. Even wears a purple hat and holds a purple towel and pom poms.

29. These Raiders fans have face masks on their sombreros.

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Seems like a long time to get to any Raiders fans. Though sombreros don’t offer the same head protection as helmets do.

30. This Raiders fan is an American patriot at heart.

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Well, the logo he’s wearing has shiny red, white, and blue decorations. Don’t think it’s enough to help the team though.

31. This New Orleans Saints fan’s got a helmet with a visor.

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Wonder how he sees through that thing. Then again, the visor might function like sunglasses.

32. These Steeler ladies rock in their black and gold gear.

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One even wears Steeler sunglasses. While they both sport similar Steeler Scarves.

33. For this Green Bay Packers fan, a cheese head’s not enough.

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This one has Green Bay Packers logos all over his hat. The cheese even has a cape.

34. This Packers fan meets with an ancient soldier.

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The guy on the right is a Tennessee Titans fan. He wears a Roman Centurion helmet and a fur cape.

35. These Houston Texan fans know how to get their freak on.

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3 of them wear sombreros and skull masks. One wears a bandana and big pendant necklaces.

36. A Raiders fan needs a skull on each shoulder.

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And both have to have mohawks and go with the chains. While the chains also have to have skulls on them.

37. An Arizona Cardinals fan always sports a bird mask.

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Well, it’s a bird mask in the luchador style. Even has fake red hair on top.

38. This fiery man comes for the Denver Broncos.

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You’d almost think he’s on fire with his orange face and hair. But that’s just face paint and a wig.

39. As far as this guy’s concerned, the Cleveland Browns have gone to the dogs.

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Then again, the dog is the Cleveland Browns mascot. Still, the team’s not going to win Super Bowls anytime soon.

40. Seems we got a real New Orleans firefighter.

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He’s in a Saints-inspired firefighter outfit. As he waves an American flag.

41. Minnesota Viking fans come in all shades.

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You see some guys in camo along with a guy in a superhero outfit. One even wears a fire helmet with horns.

42. All a Raiders fan needs is a banner and as a silver skull mask.

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Sure it’s not as ridiculous as some of the others. But it still goes with the Raiders skull schtick.

43. He shows his love for the Seahawks all over his face.

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His fan face even includes sharp teeth. Still, why anyone would do face paint like this is beyond me.

44. This woman paint herself in the black and gold.

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To be fair, she’s only using that face paint pattern to emulate the hair. Still, if it wasn’t for the gold stripe in the middle, she’d be in deep shit.

45. This Cowboys fan is all decked out for the game.

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He has blue and white stars on his face. While he wears a large blue cowboy hat and a white cape.

46. Behold, the Colts transformer.

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He has a Colts mask with Colts stuff on it. But no one knows who he is.

47. Chargers fans, put on your clown wigs.

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One has a white wig. The other has a yellow one. But if they live in San Diego, they’re screwed.

48. Elvis has come to the Tennessee Titans game.

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Well, Memphis is in Tennessee so it fits. But Elvis grew up in Mississippi so he might’ve been a fan of the Saints.

49. A fan wears skulls to support his Oakland Raiders.

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Guy has a skull on each shoulder and one on his chest. One of them has a Dallas Cowboys helmet in its jaws.

50. This Philadelphia Eagles fan lets the eagle soar.

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Fan is even dressed like an eagle. Wears a feather wig and fur sleeves.

51. The Minnesota Viking sounds his horn.

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To be fair, real Vikings didn’t wear horned helmets in battle. But since the Vikings’ mascot does, here you go.

52. Apparently, Red Skull is a Cardinals fan.

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Actually that’s a skull mask painted in a Cardinal motif. Still, like the fuzzy suit jacket.

53. These Saints gladiators will protect you.

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Each one carries a shield with a fleur de lis. And both have a fleur de lis on their faces.

54. This Patriots fan comes with all stars and stripes.

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He’s got his face painted and wears a foam Patriots logo hat. Though don’t mention Brady’s deflated footballs.

55. One must always look one’s best for a Raiders game.

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She seems more dressed for the Venice Carnival than a football game. But her outfit sports silver and black nonetheless.

56. Cincinnati has its own Captain Obvious.

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He wears a Bengals hat along with an orange and black suit. Not to mention, ushers other stadium goers to their seats at the big game.

57. To this fighter, the Cowboys are #1.

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He’s wearing a silver luchador mask. While he’s holding a Cowboys banner.

58. These Bronco fans arrive in their sombreros.

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Their sombreros are blue with orange embroidery. While their faces are blue, orange, and white as well.

59. These Panthers fans always know how to party.

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And yet they’re wearing face paint and funky hats. The guy even sports fringe.

60. Bet you’ve never seen Packers fans like these.

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One guy has a cheese hat with a green and yellow cape. The other wears a stadium hat and a cheese necklace.

61. This fan has quite the Eagle eye.

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Even wears a white wig and sports Eagle talons. Bet he doesn’t stab anyone.

62. These Saints fans are down to honest folk.

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They’re both posing in an America Gothic like scene. And both wear coveralls in black and gold stripes.

63. Batgirl expresses her love for the New Orleans Saints.

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She wears a Venice mask and sports a black and gold boa. Thinks she’s “dat girl.”

64. You don’t want to cross this die-hard fan.

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He has a foam player hat that kind of creeps me out. But perhaps it’s because the background is a night forest.

65. When you have to go to a Renaissance Festival before attending the Super Dome.

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They’re supposed to be dressed as nuns supporting the Saints. Also, one of them is a guy.

66. Want to take a ride in his Ram car?

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Seems rather old fashioned like a convertible Model T. But doesn’t have much room for comfort.

67. This fan is all about the biz.

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He’s painted himself silver with a mohawk. While his suit jacket contains the Patriots logo.

68. This Ram fan came with the horns.

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Yes, they’re ram horns. And let’s hope he doesn’t live in Saint Louis. Since the Rams screwed that city dearly.

69. This guy’s got a steel beam through his head.

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Well, he’s a Steeler fan. And the beam is golden.

70. This Seahawks girl always comes with green hair.

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And it seems she’s not happy with the game. Also wears a white, blue, and green scarf.

71. How about matching Chicago Bears hats?

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Each bear hat wears a jersey and sports claws. Still, at least these 2 match.

72. The mohawk always has to match the mustache.

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Well, this Dolphins has a blue-green and orange mohawk and a blue-green mustache. Yet, you don’t know who he is due to his reflective sunglasses.

73. These fans are all about the defense.

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Consists of blue and orange Chicago Bears, a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, a Cowboys fan in a tiger suit, and a Saints fan in whatever. Wonder what they’re doing at this event.

74. These Redskins fans come in spiked.

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These guys wear spiked shoulder pads to support their team. Hey, at least they’re not wearing warbonnets.

75. This Raiders fan comes in all spiked.

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Don’t want to sit next to him in the stadium. After all, you might get poked by one of his shoulders.

76. It’s not easy being green.

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Unless you’re a Seahawks fan apparently. As both dad and kid sport green faces and hair.

77. These New York Giants fans come in their silver jackets.

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You’d almost think the jackets come straight out of a sci-fi movie. While their jerseys are also shiny.

78. This captain shows his support for the Carolina Panthers.

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He even carries a Panther Captain American shield. While the helmet just says K.

79. This Cowboys fan is ready for action.

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He wears a blue Cowboys hat with a blue and white luchador mask. And yes, the gloves will come off.

80. Bet you’ve never seen a Cardinals fan like this before.

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He has no shirt on and paints most of his body red. Also sports a fuzzy red wig.

81. Perhaps you should come into a stadium well dressed.

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Here this Atlanta Falcons fan wears a shiny silver dress. While a red shawl covers her shoulders. Not sure what it’s made of.

82. Shiny skulls may suit any Raiders fan.

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This guy has one on each shoulder. Don’t want to sit next to him at the game.

83. You may never guess who’s under this Saints fan’s mask.

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He wears a mask and armor. Armor even has spikes.

84. Seems like glory has gone to these Seahawks fans’ heads.

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Actually they’re masks. But they do look incredibly goofy and cartoonish that you can’t take them seriously.

85. High spikes always look great on a Patriots fan.

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They’re often used to deflate footballs. But I don’t think these spikes will do the trick.

86. The New England Patriots are among the greatest American football teams.

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This guy wears an American flag painted on his chest. His face is blue with white stars. Also, most people outside New England hate the Patriots.

87. In Jacksonville, don’t forget your Jaguar head.

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This guy hasn’t though he looks pretty foolish in it. Also doesn’t seem happy about his team.

88. Even the owl roots for the New Orleans Saints.

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Well, the owl’s taxidermied. But the guy wears a military helmet and carries a bazooka with the Saints logo.

89. Supa Saint always goes for his team.

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Kind of looks like an 1980s hair band guitarist. Or one played by Ben Stiller in a comedy.

90. Are these ladies entertained?

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These women wear black-old fashioned dresses to support their Raiders. Like their masks.

91. The Beadman is quite a mysterious figure.

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But it’s no mystery that he loves his Saints. His golden mask even sports the logo.

92. This Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan arrives in half a mask.

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He also wears a tricorn hat just like a pirate would. Or rather like a pirate would in the late 17th or early 18th centuries.

93. This Kansas City Chiefs fan is clearly on fire.

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Okay, he’s not. His fake hair just looks like it’s on fire given the team colors.

94. This Raiders fan can use a feather headdress.

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The headdress is even decked with jewels. The guy wears a black and silver luchador mask.

95. Hey, that’s not a Colts’ helmet.

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Okay, he’s got body paint Colts helmet. And yes, it looks incredibly ridiculous. Seriously, why?

96. Seahawks fans come in all types.

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Some of them can be snazzy dressers. Others look incredibly freakish. But hey, it’s all for the team.

97. Maybe the lady might want to see the Raiders win.

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Indeed her mask has a veil in the back. But she has a fancy mask party to attend afterwards.

98. You can’t wear too many beads to a game.

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How many does this Ravens fan have? And do the beads weigh him down?

99. Seems like this sly elf’s gone for the Broncos.

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He’s got pointed ears, too. And yes, he seems creepy in that cowboy hat.

100. It’s a sad life for a Browns fan.

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Mostly because they typically don’t win games. Seriously, Cleveland’s team sucks.

This Is Not Okay

I know well that America is a democracy and I should respect people’s political opinions and their choice of candidate. After all, they are in their right on what to believe and who to vote for. If they disagree with me, it’s not big deal. However, while I am perfectly fine with people being conservative and Republican, I am absolutely not okay with them supporting a demagogue like Donald Trump. Now given that I have friends, family, neighbors, and other people in my life who support this fucking piece of shit, I try to think of them as decent people. Besides, while I may disagree with them, my hostility to Trump has nothing to do with how I view them or their beliefs. When I attack Trump, I don’t intend to attack them personally save their own blind allegiance to this Cheeto-faced fascist and willingness to let him get away with shit that would put an average American in jail. Let alone a president.

Rather, I don’t respect Trump as president because I don’t respect him as a man. Based on my research on him, I think he’s a sociopath with dangerous authoritarian impulses while he’s said and done many indefensible things. He’s an incompetent president who expects lavish praise without working for it and responds viciously to criticism. He doesn’t care about anything but his own interests and has no concern for how many bridges he burns to fulfill them. He takes no responsibility for his actions and will go out of his way to avoid the consequences. He’s a pathological liar who shows no affinity for the truth, democracy, American values, or the rule of law. And I know full well his racist Twitter tirades and rallies are part of his con to enact pro-corporate policies to satisfy his rich corporate donors and screw us all. Furthermore, he’s basically the epitome of America’s worst and bring out the worst in his acolytes. To have him in the White House is not okay.

But given that Donald Trump’s approval rating is sky high among Republicans who stand by him despite all the horrible stuff he’s done, I’m not so sure anymore. And given that Republicans have violated democratic norms to remain in power, I’m not sure if they believe in the rule of law and democracy. Or at least the rule of law and democracy when it’s not advantageous for them. Nonetheless, since Trump has assumed de facto leadership of the Republican Party, he’s somehow made the party into his own image and has led his supporters down to the point of no return. The fact Republicans are willing to excuse Trump’s loathsome conduct and actions greatly disgusts me. Because like I said before, supporting Trump in any capacity means accepting the unacceptable, defending the indefensible, excuse the inexcusable, tolerating the intolerable, denying the undeniable, and justifying the unjustifiable.

No more did my mantra ring true than on Sunday, July 14, 2019 when Donald Trump issued a series of racist tweets claiming that 4 Democratic congresswomen of color should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” He then tweeted, “So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run.” This is wrong in so many ways. For one, 3 of the 4 of these congresswomen were born in the US. One of them being New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who’s spent most of her life not far from where Trump lives. While Somali refugee and Minnesota US Representative Ilhan Omar came to this country at 6 and has been a US citizen for most of her adult life. Second, they’re Congresswomen so telling people how our government should be run is like a cop telling people how police should behave. Because that’ basically part of their job. Third, there’s nothing wrong with discussing what’s wrong with our country and what we can do better. Still, we can dissect from these tweets that Trump really doesn’t like having people of color in elected offices who don’t kneel down and kiss his ass.

Donald Trump’s attacks on these congresswomen extended into Monday, July 15, claiming that they owe the country an apology for their “horrible & disgusting actions.” Since what did these women do to him that was so bad besides having darker skin and hurting his ego? During a press conference later that day, Trump claimed he wasn’t concerned about backlash against his racist remarks or his use of a long-known racist trope saying, “It doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me. And all I’m saying — they want to leave, they can leave. Now, it doesn’t say, ‘Leave forever.’ It says, ‘Leave if you want.’” Just because many people may agree with what you say, doesn’t mean you need not be concerned. This is especially the case when some of those people wear white hooded robes and red swastika armbands, like many Trump supporters do.
Though Donald Trump’s ire targets have mostly gone unnamed, but the remarks clearly address Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar. All are freshman progressive women of color who’ve attracted considerable attention for their outspoken critiques of DC politics in general and Trump, in particular. Called “the squad” by reporters, some of the women have been locked in a fight with Democratic leadership on a recent border bill and the Democratic Party’s direction. But Trump’s comments have shifted attention away from that fight and to his longstanding racism and frequent attacks on high-profile people of color, which has not only drawn criticism from Democratic Party officials and foreign political leaders. While Trump’s remarks fit a broader pattern of attacks against his critics of color, with him regularly questioning their patriotism in an effort to undercut their arguments. Ultimately in his worldview and approach to the presidency, Trump sees his ability to inflame cultural and racial tensions as a political strength.

The media’s mixed reactions to these inflammatory remarks raised questions, with some outlets hesitating (namely Fox News) to call Donald Trump’s comments or actions as racist. Despite that their blatantly obvious. But even if some in the media don’t want to clearly acknowledge it (cough, cough, Fox News, talking to you), Trump has long positioned American identity as something only whites naturally inherit and conditionally granted to other races. While he often wields patriotism and citizenship as a cudgel he uses against people of color. His comments on the Democratic congresswomen show he’ll keep relying on this argument.

As I said, Minnesota US Representative Ilhan Omar is a Somali refugee, a naturalized US citizen, and one of the few Muslim women in Congress. Elected in 2018 by an overwhelming majority, Omar’s story embodies elements of the American Dream. Naturally, Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized her. Particularly, he’s framed her critiques (especially of Israel), as nothing more than open hate for the country and its main ally, the United States. As Trump said in the spring, “She’s been very disrespectful, frankly, to Israel,” adding that he believed Omar has been, “extremely unpatriotic and extremely disrespectful to our country.” Soon after, Omar reported receiving death threats. That week, Trump signaled out Omar again, claiming she “hates Jews” and has praised al-Qaeda. Except she doesn’t hate Jews and never praised al-Qaeda at all. She may have said something that could be interpreted as anti-Semitic, but she apologized for it. Nonetheless, the criticism closely mirrors Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s recent critique that Omar is “living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country.” The other women included in Trump’s tirade have also faced heavy criticism during their time in Congress. In addition to Ilhan Omar, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib “have been three of the most scrutinized, most frequently attacked new members of Congress,” according to Vox.

Two days later at an evening rally in Greenville, North Carolina, Donald Trump’s fans expressed their full-throated agreement with their cult leader. Trump himself spent on an extended Ilhan Omar rant:

“Representative Omar blamed the United States for the terrorist attacks on our country, saying that terrorism is a reaction to our involvement in our people’s affairs. … Omar laughed that Americans speak of al-Qaeda in a menacing tone and remarked that ‘you don’t say America with this intensity. You say al-Qaeda makes you proud. Al-Qaeda makes you proud! You don’t speak that way about America.’ And at a press conference just this week, when asked whether she supported al-Qaeda — that’s our enemy, that’s our enemy, they are a very serious problem that we take care of, but they always seem to come along somewhere — she refused to answer. … [S]he looks down on contempt on the hard-working Americans, saying ignorance is pervasive in many parts of this country. And obviously and importantly, Omar has a history of launching vicious anti-Semitic attacks.”

Except that none of that is true. Ilhan Omar didn’t do any of that. Furthermore, if there is anyone who looks down hard-working Americans with contempt, it’s Donald Trump given what I know about his shady business practices. Still, it’s the “anti-Semitic attacks” that promoted chants of “send her back.” Trump basked in them. Soon after, he told the audience, “if they don’t love it, tell them to leave it.” This moment arguably represents a new low in Trump’s long history of racial demagoguery. That Trump’s fans are fully on board with his racist remarks is no surprise. Polling conducted following Trump’s racist attacks among Republicans rose after he made them. But the moment indicates how ugly the 2020 campaign might get, especially amid reports that Trump thinks making racist attacks on Democratic women of color as a way of driving up turnout among white grievance voters, and thus a key part of his reelection strategy. Furthermore, Trump believes painting the Squad as representative (which isn’t the case), will effectively prove the Democrats are unhinged Socialists bent on destroying America.

Yet, that chant demanding that a naturalized citizen and congresswoman be “sent back” to her native Somalia booming through thousands in the audience, disturbingly illustrates the particular fusion of racism and authoritarianism that defines Trumpism as a political movement. “Send her back” isn’t the first such chant to break out at a Donald Trump event. We remember “lock her up” when Trump supporters demanded jailing Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election. Well, “lock her up” and “send her back” together demonstrate beyond doubt that the Trumpian view sees the law is a vehicle for punishing political enemies and minority groups. In the Trumpian imagination, political opponents aren’t mere rivals but existential threats aligned with anti-American elements (like immigrants and minority groups) in a bid to undermine everything they love and cherish about America. As such, Hillary Clinton and Ilhan Omar shouldn’t merely be electorally defeated, they must be crushed. If that means abusing the state’s power and twisting the law, so be it. Cross-bred with bigotry, the authoritarian impulse has helped birthed some of the Trump era’s worst excesses from the Muslim ban to family separations to the failed attempt to circumvent the courts and place a citizenship question on the census. The Republican Party has permitted and made such behavior possible. While its leaders either willingly tolerate Donald Trump’s white revanchism in exchange for tax cuts and Brett Kavanaugh, or worse, actively agree with it. Nonetheless, Trump’s attack on Omar appears to be a preview of his broader 2020 strategy and there’s every reason to expect things to get worse.

According to The Atlantic, Donald Trump’s “go back to your country” argument continues a line of racist attacks that people of color have faced for generations. As Adam Serwer writes, “When Trump told these women to ‘go back,’ he was not making a factual claim about where they were born. He was stating his ideological belief that American citizenship is fundamentally racial, that only white people can truly be citizens, and that people of color, immigrants in particular, are only conditionally American.” The comments also continue a pattern since the Department of Justice indicted him and his father for racist housing discrimination in the 1970s, Trump’s racism has been well documented for decades. One notable example was when he called for the executions of the Central Park Five, a group of black and Latino teenage boys who were wrongly convicted (and later exonerated) for raping a white female jogger. Trump has still not apologized for a decade after the men’s exoneration. The closest analogue to Trump’s most recent remarks can be seen in his support for birtherism, the completely baseless conspiracy theory that then-President Barack Obama wasn’t an American citizen. It was one of Trump’s most potent efforts to tie race to citizenship and national identity, with Trump arguing that the nation’s first black president wasn’t simply just outside of the American political mainstream, but stood outside American national identity entirely. Since then, Trump has honed his argument and deployed it against different groups. At his 2015 presidential campaign launch, he referred to Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and “criminals.” In 2016, he claimed US-born athlete and then-49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick should “find a country that works better for him” rather than protest police violence during NFL games. From a black college basketball dad to a grieving Muslim Gold Star family, Trump has painted his critics of color as un-American instigators.

Donald Trump has often and openly argued that that he views whiteness as a core feature of American identity. While his theory of nationalism’s automatically applied to white Americans, those with other identities like African Americans, Latinos, Muslim Americans, and recent immigrants have been quickly ostracized and treated as “other.” During his presidency, Trump has only further refined his white supremacist message. When a person of color criticizes him, Trump often presents them as ungrateful, disrespectful, and most importantly for his argument, unpatriotic. Whether it’s San Juan’s mayor, black women, or kneeling NFL players, and anyone in between, Trump has argued that their criticism is tantamount to openly hating America and its ideals. Despite that his critics of color don’t hate America while their criticism of Trump is deeply based on US ideals and how our country often fails to fulfill them. Rather, their criticism of Trump isn’t about hating America but wanting it to be a better place. They also just hate Trump and how he’s an anathema to these American ideals, especially when spouting his white supremacist rhetoric.

Alongside these arguments, Donald Trump has pursued policies that have punished many of these same groups. His 2018 tirade of “shithole countries” (a reference to places like Haiti and several countries in Africa), came as he fought to limit diversity visas and worked to end temporary protected status for several countries. While at the same time, Trump has conversely praised immigrants from predominantly white countries like Norway and previously called an all-white but mostly non-American NHL team “incredible patriots.” Trump’s attacks the perceived lack of patriotism of kneeling NFL players’ protest against police violence followed the Justice Department’s move away from enforcing police reform agreements with agencies that have a history of police misconduct. More recently, Trump’s attacks on 4 congresswomen came as these brave lawmakers criticized the US border migrant detention camps’ brutal conditions and as Trump ended his fight to get a citizenship question onto the 2020 US Census.

In doing so, Donald Trump has amplified a practice of using racist attacks on people of color that’s long occurred in American politics. But unlike in prior years when politicians would subtly deploy these attacks via dog whistles, Trump has largely abandoned coded language in favor of overt taunting, even as he argues using policy targeting specific minority groups as not racist or discriminatory. Despite being obviously otherwise. As the New York Times writes, “Much of Trump’s agenda rests on this idea that the boundaries of rights and citizenship are conterminous with race. Those within Trump’s boundaries enjoy the fruits of American freedom, while those outside them face the full force of American repression.”

In many ways, Donald Trump has taken advantage of America’s inability to discuss race. Even now after years of arguments that we really should, some national media outlets (like Fox News) and politicians keep hesitating to identify Trump’s remarks and actions as racist. When NYT’s Jemelle Bouie openly criticized Trump’s tweets as racist, earlier Times articles suggests his recent tweets played into a “racial fire” or used other euphemisms. Other outlets like CBS and NPR called Trump’s remarks “incendiary” or “racially charged.” When outlets called Trump’s comments racist, many hedged by relying on Democrats’ quotes criticizing him. Figures like Fox News’ Brit Hume called Trump’s remarks “nativist” and “xenophobic,” but failed to meet racism’s definition.

Meanwhile, Republican politicians looked away from the issue entirely. Much of this is due to a deeper problem on how America discusses racism. Too many Americans (particularly whites) rely on a racism definition focuses on individual acts intentionally committed by “bad” people. And it relies on a kind of racism that white people can clearly identify when they see or hear. Since I’m a Catholic leftist and a history major, I have no problem identifying Trump’s remarks as racism on this definition alone. Since Trump is a despicable person who’s used racist remarks to stir his political base or deflect attention from other scandals. And he’s done very racist things in the past that I can see as intentional. Yet, such narrow obscures the ways racism can occur even without slurs or obvious racist remarks as seen in Gentlemen’s Agreement. But I also think that many white people don’t see Trump’s comments as racist is that they don’t see him as that kind of person or agree with his comments. And I think politicians and the media pander to that audience.

Yet, it also helps explain how so many reporters and politicians can witness Donald Trump’s racism on full display and still not identify it as such. Analyzing Trump’s racist tweet coverage, the Columbian Journalism Review noted how many older outlets still struggle to see the term “racism” as a factual descriptor, adding there’s still “a residual, old-school squeamishness in newsrooms around charged words that—before Trump broke all the rules, at least—smacked of opinion or activism.” And it’s hard to separate this deep-seated belief from the media’s constant struggle to attract and maintain reporters of color. But this understanding of racism shows why some outlets and writers find it difficult to respond to Trump’s openly racist comments. In recent times, racism has come to be treated as an epithet among white people, with many arguing to be called racist is as bad as experiencing racism itself. Except that it’s not. That can really harm our ability to grasp the impact of Trump’s comments. But it also reflects a strong cognitive dissonance, a divide between what America currently looks like for marginalized communities and what America has long professed to be for all its citizens. As Adam Sewer explained, the recent discussion of racism “is not, fundamentally, a battle over facts, but a clash of values.” The question is how this clash will be understood moving forward.

Democracy depends and survives on the law’s fair and neutral application. You can’t arrest people without good reason to believe they broke the law. And you especially can’t arrest them simply because they’re a political rival. In theory, both major American parties are committed to this idea as it’s one of those “norms” you always hear about. But since Donald Trump’s rise, it’s become increasingly clear that Republicans and their voters are more willing to call for bending the system’s power to partisan, racialized ends. “Lock her up” isn’t merely an expression of a false belief that Hillary Clinton’s email scandal was criminal (it wasn’t, save maybe the overblown media coverage on it). “Send her back” isn’t the result of a bullshit theory that Ilhan Omar isn’t legally an American citizen (she is). Instead, these chants are meant to signal that Clinton and Omar are threats to the body politic who need to be purged if it’s to be preserved.

Donald Trump, along with numerous Republicans and Fox News hosts, have made this an explicit rhetoric feature. At a Florida June rally, Trump cast the Democratic Party as a threat to his supporters’ very lives. He thundered, “They want to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it.” When you believe in this bullshit, there’s no longer any need to adhere to the liberal theory of law as a neutral protector of freedoms. In it’s place, you get the “send her back” legal theory: the notion that the purpose of holding legal power is defeating your enemies, an anti-democratic theory that Trump has encouraged in his rallies for years. Trump originated these chants when he openly mused about prosecuting Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign and has recently spent some time telling Ilhan Omar to go back to “her” country. The broader Republican apparatus including elected officials and their conservative media allies, didn’t condemn the chants or the so-called “presidential” statements encouraging them. Quite the opposite, in fact. For instance, future Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn led the crowd in a “lock her up” litany at the 2016 Republican National Convention. And this is not okay.

One thing we learned from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is that Donald Trump’s desire to prosecute Hillary Clinton isn’t an idle threat. Mueller’s report documents 3 separate occasions when Trump attempted to strong-arm then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions into launching a criminal investigation into the former Secretary of State. In March 2019, he openly hoped that current Attorney General William Barr would “do what’s fair” when it comes to going after the woman he routinely called Crooked Hillary. A deeply authoritarian attitude has taken root it one of our major parties. It manifests not just in words but also in actions. And that is not okay.

The Trump movement’s authoritarianism style can’t be fully understood without taking its racism into account. Donald Trump has labeled Mexicans “rapists,” invented stories about New Jersey Muslims celebrating 9/11 (they weren’t), and said there were “very fine people” among the white supremacists in Charlottesville. His administration has attempted to ban large numbers of Muslims from entering the country, held Latino migrant children in squalid detention centers, and gutted the Justice Department’s civil rights division. Study after study has found that Trump’s most loyal voters are defined by unusually high levels of racial resentment and animus. According to Axios, Trump himself seems to think that his 2020 reelection depends on rallying racist voters to his cause with outbursts like the one targeting Ilhan Omar. Racism powers authoritarianism. It helps identify who the enemies are, determines which people need to be crushed by Donald Trump and his Republican allies. The authoritarian idea of using the law to punish political enemies and the racist idea that a rising nonwhite population threatens something essential about America (like whiteness) have together been at Trumpism’s core almost since the get-go. And this is not okay.

Since Ilhan Omar is a black immigrant, Muslim woman, and Democratic Congresswoman is such a movement’s perfect target. Of course, she’s a naturalized citizen so Donald Trump can’t just order ICE to “send her back.” But the call for her deportation has a symbolic purpose as a rallying cry for those who feel Trump ought to be targeting people like her for legal sanction. In other words, it’s an extreme expression of fear of losing white America’s dominant status and a willingness to consider even authoritarian means to slow or reverse this decline. The campaign promise to bar Muslims from entering the United States, made manifest almost immediately after Donald Trump took office via the “travel ban” executive order. This initial policy was so broadly worded that the seemed to bar green card holders from the travel ban countries from reentering if they happen to be out of it. This is a moral absurdity: How could it be possibly fair to bar people who’ve already had permission to reside long-term in the US? But it makes sense if you view the law’s purpose through a “send her back” lens. According to that, the purpose of the legal tools isn’t to be fair but to hurt the right people like Muslims. And this is not okay.

Donald Trump had to quickly back down from the ban’s application to green card holders, and many of the other of the first travel ban’s most sweeping parts were struck down in court. But the pattern that the law be pushed and twisted as far as possible to exclude nonwhite individuals from the physical nation or its political life was set. That pattern has grown to include the Trump administration separating children from their parents at the border and making it difficult to seek asylum despite America’s commitments to openness under international and domestic laws. It explains why Trump attempted to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, a question to suppress the number of immigrants counted in it. When the courts told him he couldn’t, he briefly tried to do it anyway. It remains to be seen what further actions Trump will take along these lines up until the 2020 election and the long-term consequences of such actions for American democracy. But the fact is that Trump appears to see the “send her back” chanters as his base, and the GOP is perfectly willing to let him court them because they care more about beating Democrats. There’s no reason to believe that any of this will end well. And this is not okay.

However, we must accept the fact that Donald Trump will eventually screw the “send her back” crowd, too if he hasn’t already. Sure loud racist chants may be music to Trump’s ears but money from corporate donors speak louder. Trump may cast himself as a champion of the typical white American Christian who’s beset by various alien forces by politically correct allies. But if you follow Trump’s business career, you’ll realize he’s actually a scam artist who profits from his fans’ misplaced trust even as president. From Paul Ryan’s speakership to Mick Mulvaney’s tenure as White House Chief of Staff and Federalist Society judiciary domination, a major agenda of the Trump administration and the Republican Party is to completely neuter or dismantle government institutions that are supposed to check the wealthy and powerful’s ability to run roughshod over the rest of us. Under Trump, polluters can pollute more, scammers can scam more, bankers can go back to running the risks that blew up the global economy, and no legislation that would impair the rich and powerful’s privileges can pass. Beyond acts of formal deregulation, Trump’s scaled back on enforcing existing laws so much that law firms seem to be panicking about the possibility that some clients won’t bother to hire them anymore.

No less than Donald Trump’s racism, this plutocratic agenda is an absolute disaster for America’s immigrants and communities of color who are generally lower-income and more vulnerable to corporate abuses and pollution than more privileged people. But critically, it’s also an absolute disaster for the vast majority of white people, too. There are few people who benefit from a combination of more pollution and less economic competition. And there’s no way for the tax cutting to balance that out unless you’re part of that tiny minority of the public whose income is mostly derived from stock ownership. Trump’s politics of racial division aren’t particularly popular. But it’s still true that framing Trump as a symbol of white privilege is almost certainly more favorable to him than framing him as a guy whose governance has concrete and material implications for Americans of all ethnic backgrounds. Racism’s function in American politics has always been in part to serve as a kind of scam. The Jim Crow South had the lowest standards of living for white people of any American region alongside even lower standards for African Americans. Trump is nothing more than a connoisseur of cons and scams. And that is not okay.

The Border Concentration Camps

At any given time, for the past several weeks, the US Border Patrol has held more than 2,000 children in custody without their parents. Legally, border agents aren’t supposed to hold them for more than 3 days before being sent to the Department of Health and Human Services as they’re responsible for finding their closest US relative to house them while their immigration are adjudicated. However, in practice, Border Patrol’s holding the kids for days, sometimes weeks, in facilities without enough food or toothbrushes. And the children go for days without showering, overcrowded and undercared for.

Earlier this year, Reuters reported that asylum seekers detained in ICE-overseen private detention centers could buy toothpaste in the commissary for $11.02 per 4 oz tube of Sensodyne. Bob Barker doesn’t sell Sensodyne but does sell Colgate Cavity Protection by the case at $2.32 per 4 oz tube, and an off-brand sensitive toothpaste for even less. On the $1/day that detainees at Adelanto Detention Facility can earn for working menial jobs, the decision comes down to maintaining hygiene verses managing hunger. As Ramen is only 58 cents, over half a day’s labor at Adelanto. Meanwhile, employees of at least one company doing business with Border Patrol are speaking out against their CEO. In late June, 550 Wayfair employees staged walkouts outside company headquarters in San Francisco and Boston after reports of a $200,000 order including kids’ beds for a contractor known to work for detention centers emerged.

Low wages for undesirable work drive the US prison economy. Inmates serving long sentences at federal, state, and for-profit prisons hope to save enough money to call loved ones, send and receive email, hire lawyers and contribute to their defense, and send money home, let alone take basic care of themselves. As Racked reported in 2016: “But prison laborers are not commensurately paid. They’re not protected by OSHA. They’re forbidden from organizing into unions. They’re not eligible for workers’ comp. Inmates can be ordered to work for nothing. None of this is illegal.” Rules on what personal care items detention centers must give detainees are few and far between. In June, Justice Department lawyer Sarah Fabian argued in court that the law’s “safe and sanitary” stipulation doesn’t mandate that the government provide detained children soap and toothbrushes, a position baffling judged as well as anyone who believes in what constitutes as basic hygiene. According to the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO), touted as “your primary resource dedicated to serving those that operate jails, detention and correctional facilities,” soap, toilet paper, toothbrush and “cleaning agent,” comb, sanitary napkins or tampons, and lotion (if medically needed) “should be provided at no cost to inmates.” But the NIJO states these are only guidelines since laws and statutes are left to the states and jails’ jurisdiction.

Because detention centers don’t provide immigrants with their basic needs, many with the chance to work have no choice but to. As Reuters puts it, “Detainees are challenging what they say is an oppressive business model in which the companies deprive them of essentials to force them to work for sub-minimum wages, money that is soon recaptured in the firms’ own commissaries.” And yet, many detention centers are meant to be temporary facilities despite violating that promise by holding kids for months rather than days. As such, many don’t create opportunities to make income, however minimal. Though there’s at least one unofficial route for detainees. Although attorney Warren Binford told the New Yorker of a teen at Clint tasked by Border Patrol with maintaining order among the other kids as “an unofficial guard” in exchange for more food.

In late June, conditions at a detention facility in Clint, Texas became public. When investigators checked on US obligations under the Flores Agreement governing the care of immigrant children in US custody, they were so horrified that they turned whistleblower and told the Associated Press what they saw. Their stories disturbed the American public into national outrage that the acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Patrol resigned, despite officials’ denial. But like in most situations, the problem goes beyond one official or facility. The story gained even wider traction after New York US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s reference to the detention facilities as “concentration camps” and the ensuing debate over whether that term was appropriate (it is).

On Monday, June 24, 2019, officials confirmed that all 350 of the Clint facility’s children would be moved to other facilities by the next day. But about 250 have been placed with HHS and the rest were being sent to other Border Patrol facilities. At least that was supposed to be the case. However, on Tuesday morning, a Customs and Border Protection official told a New York Times reporter on a press call that about 100 children are currently being housed in Clint. Of course, that just illustrates the Trump administration’s hectic improvised response to the current border influx. But it’s a much, much bigger problem than what’s going on at a single facility. Since the problems investigators identified at Clint linger elsewhere as well.

One legal investigator from the Clint team visited the El Paso facility where many of the Clint children were sent to. Called “Border Patrol Station 1,” that investigator told Vox that conditions there were just as bad as in Clint and with the same problems like insufficient food, no toothbrushes, and aggressive guards. Thus, the problem isn’t the Clint facility, but the hastily-cobbled-together facility system Customs and Border Protection has thrown together during the last several months, as an unprecedented number of families and children coming into the US without papers has overwhelmed a system designed to deport single adults. Thus, it’s apparent that even an administration acting with the children’s best interests in mind at every turn would be scrambling right now. But policymakers are split on how much the current crisis is simply a resource problem Congress could help by sending more and how much is deliberate mistreatment or neglect from an administration or neglect from an administration that doesn’t deserve any money or trust. But come on, it’s most likely the latter given how Donald Trump and his swamp cronies peddle xenophobia and racism to his supporters.

According statistics sent to congressional staff in late June, between May 14 and June 13, 2019, US Border facilities housed 14,000 people a day, sometimes as many as 18,000. With most recent tally as of June 13, 16,000. Most of these were single adults, or parents with kids. But consistently, over that month, around 2,000 were “unaccompanied alien children,” or children held without adult relatives in separate facilities. In an early June press call, a CBP official said, referring to the total number of people in custody, “when we have 4,000 in custody, we consider that high. 6,000 is a crisis.”

Traditionally, an “unaccompanied alien child” refers to a kid who comes to the US without a parent or guardian. Increasingly as lawyers have reported and as investigators who’ve have interviewed detained children in late June, kids have been coming to the US with a non-parent relative and being separated. And because the law defines “unaccompanied” without a parent or legal guardian here, border agents can’t keep a child with a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or older sibling over 18. Though advocates have also raised concerns that border agents are separating relatives even when there’s evidence of legal guardianship. Under US law terms (especially after the 1997 Flores Settlement), immigration agents are obligated to get immigrant children out of immigration detention as quickly as possible, and in the least restrictive conditions possible while there. Save for emergencies, children aren’t supposed to be in Border Patrol custody for more than 3 days before being sent to HHS, which is responsible for finding and vetting a sponsor to house a child (usually a relative in the US). However, this isn’t happening. Attorneys, doctors, and even human rights observers have consistently reported are being detained by Border Patrol for days or longer before HHS picks them up. In the meantime, they’re being kept in facilities to hold adults for that time period, or in improvised “soft-sided” facilities that resemble (and are commonly referred to as) tents. Put the kids in blue Civil War uniforms and it’s a kiddie version of Andersonville (though that may be exaggerated).

Since late 2018, US immigration agents have been overwhelmed by the number of families coming across the border. Since the US immigration system was built to quickly arrest and deport single Mexican adults crossing the southern border to work, doesn’t have the capacity to deal with tens of thousands of families (mostly from Central America) who are often seeking asylum in the US. The length of time migrants are spending in Border Patrol custody (and the conditions there) have attracted some alarm before. In April, pictures of migrants held outside under an El Paso bridge, fenced in and sleeping on the ground, attracted outraged and led Border Patrol to stop holding migrants there. In May, the DHS Office of the Inspector General released an emergency report about dangerous adult overcrowding in 2 facilities: with 900 people being held in a place designed to hold 125.

The Clint reports broke when the Trump administration was already playing defense about its compliance with the Flores Settlement. While the administration’s working on a regulation that would supersede the agreement’s terms, which isn’t expected to be published in its final form until this fall and may well be held up in court. Anyway, in an earlier 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing about whether the administration needed to allow a court appointee monitor conditions for children in ICE and CBP custody, Department of Justice lawyer Sarah Fabian told judges that kids don’t necessarily need towels or toothbrushes to be in “safe and sanitary” conditions in a clip that looked especially bad when the Clint stories came out showing children being denied just that.

As The Atlantic explains, Fabian’s cringeworthy “safe and sanitary” argument came from the Trump administration’s awkward stance taken on this litigation: in order to challenge the court appointment of a special monitor, arguing there’s a difference between a promise to keep kids in “safe and sanitary” conditions (which the government has agreed to for decades) and a guarantee of particular items like toothbrushes. The court was unimpressed and the stories about Clint and other facilities coming out in the ensuing days certainly bolstered the case that the Trump administration has either willingly violated agreement to keep kids safe and healthy (which is more likely), or has been unable to keep it. Perhaps a mix of both.

What problems investigators identified at Clint such as too many people, not enough food, no toothbrushes, weren’t inherent to that facility. They were indications of an overloaded or neglected system. And it’s already clear these problems go beyond Clint. ABC News obtained testimony from a doctor visiting another Texas facility in Ursula and witnessed, “extreme cold temperatures, lights on 24 hours a day, no adequate access to medical care, basic sanitation, water, or adequate food.” She claimed the conditions were so bad they were, “tantamount to intentionally causing the spread of disease.” The children are now being sent from Clint to a facility that’s just as bad. According to Human Rights Watch, Clara Long who was the only member of the Clint investigative team who visited another center in El Paso known as “Border Patrol Station 1,” was mostly being used as a transit center where migrants were supposed stay for a few hours before being transferred. But she spoke to one family who’d been held in a cell there for 6 days and who voiced the same concerns that the kids in the Clint facility did. Long said the mother was ashamed for not having clean teeth. Since like Clint, the El Paso facility wasn’t providing enough toothbrushes that, “when she was talking to you she would put her hand up in front of her mouth and wouldn’t take it down.” The teenage son said he was afraid of the guards. Because when he’d get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, a guard had shoved him back into his cell and slammed the door on him. For 2 nights, the family had to sleep on the cold floor without blankets.

Most of the kids who were at the Clint facility the investigators visited in late June were set to be sent to HHS custody by the next day. But questions remain about what’s happening to the other 1,750 or so children in Border Patrol custody. That is, if levels remained static since mid-June and why the government could only place 250 children over 5 days with the agency that’s supposed to take responsibility for all kids within 72 hours. It’s not clear where the bureaucratic breakdown really is and whether it’s due to resource constraints or choices about how resources are used. The Trump administration has definitely made the choice to keep single adults in detention, even if it can release them. Border Patrol chief Carla Provost told Congress that, “if we lose (the ability to keep and deport) single adults, we lose the border.” This raises questions whether overcrowding in adult facilities could be avoided.

But it doesn’t address the unaccompanied children issue who simply can’t be released with an immigration court notice. While kids with parents in the US can be theoretically placed with them, the government is supposed to vet potential sponsors to make sure it’s not placing kids with traffickers. But that’s HHS’ job and the vetting doesn’t start until the kids are released from Border Patrol custody. Observers and policymakers agree that HHS simply doesn’t have the capacity to take migrant kids in. One Democratic Capitol Hill staffer compared it to a “jigsaw puzzle”: Not only are there only so many spaces available, but the facilities available might not match the child’s particular needs. For instance, you can’t put a baby in an HHS shelter for teens. But another Hill staffer that HHS claims it never refused a transfer for space reasons, muddying the waters.

Then there’s the question whether CBP is really doing all it can to care for kids in their custody. One Clint observer told the New Yorker stories of cruelty from some guards, indicating they were deliberately punishing children for the sin of coming to the US without papers. But she also claimed of many sympathetic guards and told the observers that the children shouldn’t be in their custody, implying they were doing the best they could and simply didn’t have the resources to do more. Advocates also said they’ve tried donating supplies to Border Patrol facilities but had their contributions rejected. As have other Texas citizens who’ve done the same. It’s not clear if Border Patrol decided this or if a 19th century state legal complication bans outside donations. Former CBP policy adviser Theresa Brown told the Texas Tribune, “It’s partially a constitutional thing about Congress controlling the purse and only being able to spend money that Congress gives, but it’s also about ethics.” Ethics? For God’s sake, refusing donations because of an outdated law doesn’t even hold water for me.

On Monday, July 2, 2019, a congressional Democrat delegation visited 2 overcrowded detention centers in El Paso and Clint, Texas. They were met by children and adults denied access to safe drinking water, kept in cold windowless warehouses, and were separated from their families. These were immigrants were hungry, scared, and hungry. One woman handed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a clear plastic pamphlet of Meridian shampoo that the congresswoman tweeted, “[S]he told me that this is all they give women to wash their entire body. Nothing else. Some women’s hair was falling out. Others had gone 15 days without taking a shower.” Ocasio-Cortez and her colleagues’ accounts accompany new detailed reports on the inhumane conditions pervading inside Border Patrol facilities, and about many Border Patrol agents’ online behavior, given that they police the grounds. While the law requires that detention centers housing children to be safe and sanitary. However, lawyer and child advocate Warren Binford told the New Yorker “And there is nothing sanitary about the conditions they are in. And they are not safe, because they are getting sick.” With reporting from the New York Times on “the stench” permeating the Clint detention center, an odor belying stained clothes, diaperless toddlers, and babies caked in dirt, questions emerge on the lack of necessary health and hygiene toiletries. The Meridian shampoo packet sheds light on what little the detainees have access to and more critically, what they don’t.

According to its website, “Meridian Clear Shampoo Packet, .35 Oz” hails from Bob Barker “America’s Leading Detention Supplier.” Using the Federal Procurement Data System’s records, Vice reported that US Customs and Border Protection contacted Bob Barker in at least 10 instances between 2013 and 2017. Line items for “Personal Toiletry Articles” are listed at $3,177.93 in 2013 and $0 in 2017. Among Meridian’s ingredients: Methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone, 2 preservatives that nonprofit Environmental Working Group report are associated with allergic and irritation of the skin, eyes, and lungs. Lab studies on former indicate that the chemical may also be neurotoxic or, carry potential damage developing nervous systems. Bob Barker sells Meridian Clear Shampoo at $94.07 at 1000 packets, among the supplier’s cheaper offerings. Bob Barker also sells a lot of other products on its Personal Care & Hygiene, including body washes from Olay, Suave, and Dove along with bar soap from Dial, Zest, and Bob Barker-branded antibacterial. Oh, and they sell toothbrushes and toothpaste, 2 of the items that the New York Times reported aren’t distributed to the kids held at Clint.

Whether or not Border Patrol’s hands are tied in supplying detainees with basic care amenities, a secret Facebook group’s existence rife with hate speech indicates that some agents don’t have migrants’ health and survival in mind. On July 1, 2019, ProPublica released a report on a secret Border Patrol Facebook group around 9500 members strong, almost half of the country’s 20,000 Border Patrol agents. And as Ocasio-Cortez points out, where current and former agents make light of migrants’ deaths as well joked about inciting violence against Democratic congresspeople during their July 1 facilities tour, and questioned the authenticity of an Associated Press photo depicting a father and his 23-month old daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande after Border Patrol denied them immediate US entry in their asylum case. Post comments range from racist (“throw a […] burrito at these bitches”), to sexually violent (“Fuck the hoes,” not to mention a lewd photoshop of Ocasio-Cortez), and apathetic (“If he dies, he dies”). In response, US Border Patrol chief Carla Provost tweeted, “These posts are completely inappropriate & contrary to the honor & integrity I see—& expect—from our agents. Any employees found to have violated our standards of conduct will be held accountable.”

However, it’s not just hygiene and nutritional needs that aren’t being met. The abhorrent living conditions seen in these reports show that some detained migrants find it nearly impossible to sleep. Overhead fluorescent lights remain on 24/7, intense cold temperatures blast the warehouse, kids and adults lie on concrete floors, sometimes under aluminum blankets, sometimes not. Without access to clean drinking water, Border Patrol agents have directed Clint women detainees to drink from the toilet. The lack of clean water to drink, wash hands, and bathe along with much needed medicine, combined with overcrowded quarters and poor nutrition have resulted in flu and lice outbreaks. Physician Dolly Lucio Sevier’s medical review of a McAllen facility in Texas, as ABC News reported, declared the conditions “tantamount to intentionally causing the spread of disease.” In May, a 16-year-old Guatemalan girl died at the McAllen facility from flu. And as of June 2019, 2 dozen detainees have died in ICE custody since Donald Trump took office.

In anecdotal reports, Border Patrol agents appears to have made certain health-related products available as needed. But as Warren Binford reports in one New Yorker story, the lice shampoo and 2 lice combs allotted to a group of 25 kids at Clint came at a great cost. “And then what happened was one of the combs was lost, and Border Patrol agents got so mad that they took away the children’s blankets and mats. They weren’t allowed to sleep on the beds, and they had to sleep on the floor on Wednesday night as punishment for losing the comb.” A 2007 Clinical Infectious Diseases article on jail and prison infections found that inmates pose a high risk of catching any number of diseases, including airborne viruses and treatment resistant staph infections. Jails and prisons weren’t designed “to minimize the transmission of disease or to efficiently deliver health care,” as California Correctional Health Care Services chief Joseph Bick wrote. “The probability of transmission of potentially pathogenic organisms is increased by crowding, delays in medical evaluation and treatment, rationed access to soap, water, and clean laundry” among other factors. Bick then adds, “the abrupt transfer of inmates from one location to another further complicates the diagnosis of infection, interruption of transmission, recognition of an outbreak, performance of a contact investigation, and eradication of disease.”

Congress is currently considering a package to give the Trump administration billions more dollars to deal with migrants coming into the US. To Democratic leadership, the solution to poor conditions in custody is to throw more money to improve them. They emphasize the funding’s bulk will go to HHS to increase capacity for migrant kids and that ICE and CBP funding will be strictly limited to humanitarian use. But some progressives, led in Congress by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, decry that giving any money to immigration enforcement agencies right now endorses the current state of affairs. The not-one-more-dime camp, in part, is taking a bright-line stance against child detention. However, in part, they’re demonstrating a lack of trust in the Trump administration to adhere to any law or condition. And they assume that any money for migrant kid transit will, in some way or another, encourage ICE to detain more families and arrest more immigrants in the United States.

On the other hand, the “smart money” camp firmly believes that without the funds to improve detention conditions, things will only get worse. That’s especially relevant in the case of kids “unaccompanied” who have to remain in custody until a sponsor is found. The past couple weeks have demonstrated that children are extremely vulnerable and that much of the American public wants their situation change. It’s not clear how.

I Want You to View These Vintage Wartime Propaganda Posters (Fourth Edition)

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Over the years around the 4th of July, I have done annual posts on propaganda posters. Mostly I use American wartime posters from the early 20th century. Mostly because their artistic quality is way better than those in the 19th century. Nonetheless, their presents appears to loom large since they were once seen everywhere to encourage the war effort. So it’s no surprise that so many became icons of pop culture. However, given that these were made decades ago, you’ll find plenty that haven’t aged well for some reason. Some may be racist. Some may be sexist. Some may depict very backward attitudes. Others may have terrible artwork and weird facial expressions. So for your reading pleasure I give you another assortment of vintage propaganda posters. Enjoy.

  1. Send your trash to the US military for war stuff.
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Well, at least it’s recycling. Though it’s applied to a rather sinister purpose.

2. Want to support the troops? Reduce your food intake.

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After all, soldiers, sailors, and marines need to eat, too. So best you might want to cut back on portion sizes.

3. Defend your country. Or else black guys will ravish your women.

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This is a WWII Italian poster evoking a common racist trope against black guys raping white women to stoke white people’s fears. And you can tell this is targeted toward Americans despite that black people served in multiple allied armies thanks to colonialism.

4. Buy war stamps to keep the Hun out.

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Still, I wonder how he could get through the window without bumping his helmet. Also, the blood on his bayonet might mean he’s out of ammo and is willing to kill again.

5. Are you a lady who can drive? Volunteer as a military driver.

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Still, I’m not sure if wearing a skirt that long is practical for being behind the wheel. Might get tangled. Also, you don’t want to go to the Western Front.

6. Germany is a place of manly strength.

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Nonetheless, compared to the guys you see in superhero movies, this man is kind of scrawny. Also, holding a torch naked doesn’t seem to fly.

7. Hey, sailors, no need to be stingy in the mess hall.

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Because you may not know when you’ll have your next meal. Still, military food doesn’t have a great reputation so make do with what you got.

8. Don’t let the shadow of Nazism touch your kids.

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Then again, it might be too late if you kid’s a neo-Nazi. Still, the swastika hovering over them is menacing.

9. Josef Stalin’s like, “Take that Hitler.”

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Despite the fact that Stalin made the near fatal mistake of trusting Hitler when the war started. Still, this is kind of funny that it’s hard to take it seriously.

10. War dogs are ready for trouble.

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Though you wouldn’t tell it by this dog’s face. Still, apparently, dogs can also be as disillusioned with carnage of war as people.

11. Are you a responsible civilian man? Volunteer as an air raid warden.

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However, like this guy, you’ll feel ridiculous to wear a hat with your business suit. Yeah, he doesn’t seem very happy.

12. Don’t get left behind with VD.

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Because we all know that STD-infected men make bad soldiers. So keep it in your pants for freedom.

13. Let’s hit the Axis leaders square in the ass.

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Since we’re making weapons for victory. So every time you make a bombshell, you’re getting rid of Fascism.

14. Britain has always come from proud generations of fighting for freedom.

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Except, much of the time they were usually the guys who most people were fighting against for freedom. Why do they not have an independence day?

15. Join the US Army for we build men.

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So you can put your lives on the line so you can either die, come home a mangled mess, or spend the rest of your life marred with PTSD. Yeah, not a pleasant experience.

16. Keep on the job and turn D-Day to V-Day.

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Yes, you want to see that Nazi surrender don’t you? Though this guy appears to have the same sullen face like he doesn’t mean it.

17. Servicemen fed courtesy of the Salvation Army.

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So they even serve food for the troops? Thought they just do charity work and raise money during the holiday season.

18. Factories are the big guns on the home front.

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However, I’m sure those smokestacks have horrible emissions. Way to contribute to climate change.

19. Shut off that light so they won’t see us.

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Because you don’t want Germans destroying your house. And let’s just say, that happened a lot in WWII Britain.

20. Our labor and our goods are meant for fighting.

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Still, perhaps you might not want to sew a guy’s pants while he’s working. Cause that’s kind of inconvenient.

21. Want to help with the war effort? Join the school garden army.

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Where you can learn about horticulture by growing veggies for those in uniform. Though I don’t think a skirt is practical for plow work.

22. Don’t forget to give generously to help sustain Russia.

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However, once the war’s over, stop donating money to the Russians. Since they’re our enemies and we’re fighting a nuclear arms race with them.

23. China is the first to fight so support it.

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Until after the war when the factions will resume their ongoing civil war and the Communists take over. Let’s just say things will get worse under Chairman Mao.

24. Behold all the people the Brits have terrorized.

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Well, this Italian WWII poster isn’t wrong since the British have inflicted a lot of death and destruction in the name of imperialism. However, we must understand this was made under Mussolini’s Fascist rule.

25. France is burning. Send help for the Red Cross.

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Since what kind of person wouldn’t want to help this pretty nurse? Still, France will face worse in WWII.

26. Supporting the war effort has always been a tradition for American women.

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They just do different things like sew or drill rivets. Still, after the war, the latter lady will have to give her job to a man.

27. Blood means life for defense so donate today.

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Offer not available for black people. Because the American Red Cross was racist at the time.

28. Soldiers caught in hellscape? Someone must’ve talked.

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Not sure if that’s the case most of the time. Since war’s all no matter what you do within it.

29. Yes, daddy helps build those plans indeed.

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The kids looking up kind of remind me of dolls from a horror movie. Kind of wish the planes shoot them down already.

30. War stamps are full of Vitamin “V.”

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This kid appears like a budding serial killer who’d slit your throat in a dark alley. Avoid him at all times.

31. Canadians, get your teeth into the job.

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Looks like Hitler climbed up the wrong tree. Since the Canadian beaver’s chopping like a storm.

32. Are you a boy under 18? Join the Victory Boys.

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This is an auxiliary unit for teenage boys to support soldiers. Yet, while our troops fight over there, they’re mostly doing care packages on the home front.

33. Produce your limit to stop the Axis Powers.

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This one depicts a monster with Hitler and Hirohito heads and smashing the Statue of Liberty. Yes, that’s Fascism to you.

34. Beware of the monstrous Liberators.

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This is a rather crazy Nazi propaganda poster from WWII. Seems assembled with everything the Nazis hated about the US but comes off as utterly ridiculous that it’s hard to take seriously.

35. Apparently, we got some sort of a traffic jam.

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This one is supposed to encourage people to use less sugar in their jellies. But the jam parade is utterly freaky.

36. In war, it’s best you watch what you say over the phone.

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For all you know, Hitler could be listening in. And you don’t want that, do you?

37. Even the walls have ears during wartime.

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Man, these propaganda posters might make you paranoid after awhile. And yes, you can have Nazis living next door, which is pretty scary.

38. Join a balloon barrage squadron to secure our nation.

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For one, those blimps fell out of favor after the Hindenburg crash. Second, more or less resembles a crazy steampunk cover.

39. Enlist in the Navy to help your country.

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I don’t know about you. But that naval captain seems like he’s tied to a net. Oh, that’s just his outfit.

40. You don’t want to call off work over syphilis do you?

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Yes, STDs are a bitch. So use protection or just keep it in your pants. Else, you lose your pay.

41. Behold, send in the Norwegian Legion.

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This guy seems like he wants to retreat but doesn’t have the confidence to. And now he realizes he’s in deep shit.

42. Wanted: 500,000 men to the Western Front. Your country wants you.

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That bald guy looks cartoonishly freaky, I’d pass on that. Seriously, the guy is the stuff of nightmares. Then again, anyone who refuses will get drafted anyway.

43. Don’t let the imperialist menace take away your babies.

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Yet, another poster from Axis Italy during WWII. Here death comes in Allied form and takes away a crying mom’s baby. Seems more fitting on a horror movie poster.

44. What are you waiting for, Canada?

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Okay, Canada did participate in World War II and many servicemen and women sent there served with distinction. Notable example: James Doohan from Star Trek. Still, that guy’s face is too priceless to take seriously.

45. Buy war savings stamps to save your kid from autocracy and poverty.

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Unfortunately, since we have the Trump Administration in power, your best bet is to vote for a Democrat for 2020. War saving stamps won’t save you today.

46. From the American Revolution to WWII, Americans have always fought for liberty.

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Well, that’s sort of true to an extent. Though Native Americans would beg to differ since we know what happened to them.

47. Be careful: telling a friend may mean telling an enemy.

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Now they’re telling us we can’t trust our friends. That our friends may be Nazis? Oh wait.

48. Ask yourself are you supporting the war effort with all you can?

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Well, that’s a good question with no easy answers. And you can see where it’s all headed to.

49. Put everything you can in this drive and keep on firing.

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Yet, I don’t understand the use of golf metaphors. But keep swinging at Hitler.

50. When do we get Hitler? It’s up to you.

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And the bombers seem to come after him right on schedule. Despite that he’ll shoot himself and his wife in a Berlin bunker in 1945.

51. For a quicker victory, we must do our part.

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Yeah, but we won’t achieve victory until 1945. So that’s 2 years off which will take some large scale invasions and 2 atom bombs.

52. Let beaver and lion join in pursuing victory.

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Yes, this is for Canada during WWII. Apparently, Canada was still part of Great Britain by then as far as this poster is concerned.

53. Pull for victory by helping us crack the world’s biggest nut.

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That’s Hitler by the way. But in the 1940s, he has some stiff competition with Mussolini, Stalin, Franco, and Mao.

54. As long as you keep it under your hat, the soldier will be safe.

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For careless talk costs lives. So don’t trust anyone with state secrets.

55. How will you save a life during Red Cross Week?

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For humanity’s sake, choose civilization over barbarism. Also, stay away from Trumpism since it’s basically an American variation of fascism.

56. Crowing is an easy way to lose the war.

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See the Axis leaders listening in to the rooster. Though you won’t get much intelligence from him. Unless he’s using a special rooster code.

57. Don’t forget to smack Hitler during your afternoon work.

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Sure, these women work part time. But they don’t put up with Nazis.

58. Beware of the snake of Fascism.

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Though given the language it’s in such as Spanish, I’m not sure who we’re supposed to root for. Are we supposed to be for the snake or the naked guy with the hammer?

59. Support your country. Dig for victory.

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But would you trust a small child with a hoe and shovel? Not sure if I would.

60. You can’t win without women at war.

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Indeed, someone has to make the bombs. And the young men need to be on the front lines. So….

61. Buy war savings stamps to share in the victory.

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So the angel has a sword in one hand and an olive branch in the other. So invest in war and relish in the peace.

62. Government training schemes come with paid allowances. So train to win.

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Though they really should use background checks. Since this guy seems to resemble the neighborhood psychokiller.

63. Use your blow torch to make a grilled cheese.

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I’m sure that would work. But you really shouldn’t trust me with a blowtorch.

64. Defending American freedom is everyone’s job.

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Here Uncle Sam puts on a more utilitarian hat so he won’t get his star-spangled top hat dirty. Though he doesn’t seem to be in prime condition.

65. Steel, not bread for the conquered.

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You can see the knife has a swastika on the handle. Though the conquered can also use bread, too.

66. Are you in the British war effort?

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The guys on the top go into the trenches. The others below stay on the home front. Be the folks at the home front.

67. The Patriotic Service League is America’s third line of defense.

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You can tell it’s from World War 1 since it says “Confront Prussia.” Prussia had ceased to exist as a country in the 1870s. It was Germany then.

68. Remember folks, war traffic must come first.

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Because in a time of war, the trains must run on time. Our servicemen’s lives depend on it.

69. Buy war bonds. They’re waiting.

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If you don’t, the kid and the dog dies from a bombing. Just saying.

70. Buy war stamps to keep the planes fighting over the ocean.

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Because we’ll need to a ton of planes to deal with those Japanese Zeroes. Still, the Pacific front is a real shitshow.

71. Your blood can save this soldier.

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Blood donation offers available to white people only. Because 1940s America is under segregation where blacks in the South are effectively disenfranchised.

72. Russian bricklayers are willing to do their part.

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Though this guy seems more likely to drop one on you. Make sure he’s not above you or you’ll live to regret it. If you live at all.

73. Cut down on the carbs and take down the Kaiser.

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Because the troops need food to take down those U-Boats. But WWI will be won in the trenches.

74. During wartime, create make your own victory home.

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So this means getting war work, raise and share food, walk and carry packages, conserve everything, and save 10% in war bonds. Some of this can apply to fighting climate change.

75. The American Junior Red Cross are builders of a new world.

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Though lately, the American Red Cross has been under a lot of scrutiny. Since they haven’t had a great reputation in recent years.

76. Arise women, your country needs you.

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And after you’re done, you might get the vote with the 19th Amendment. But don’t ask for it now.

77. Someone’s absent. Is it you?

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What’s unsettling about this is that John Bull kind of resembles Donald Trump in a top hat and Union Jack vest. Makes me want to puke.

78. Do your part to help your country and make these planes fly.

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Note that if you serve on a bomber plane, you don’t have very good survival odds. So write your last will and testament while you can.

79. Stay away from the red light district.

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Notice how the prostitute’s depicted like a skeleton? That’s because she’s riddled with STDs.

80. Want to help defend America, ladies? Join the SPARS.

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Guess that’s the female auxiliary to the Coast Guard. Yet, they show a woman wielding a shotgun in front of a covered wagon on the Oregon Trail. Bet she lost someone to dysentery.

81. Best keep your mouth shut since spies can be anyone.

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Note Hitler behind. So he has people listening around since he’d like an easy victory.

82. Express your thanks to the Merchant Navy.

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They don’t get appreciated for their work that much. But without them, the troops would have nothing. Still, it would be better to depict sailors than guys in business suits.

83. Join the Marines so we can smack ’em down.

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And yes, they have flyers like the Army and Navy. Make sure he’s not on a bomber or he’s probably history.

84. In France, gold fights for victory.

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And the rooster on the gold coin won’t let the soldier forget it. Also, chickens aren’t cowards since they can rip your freaking face off if you provoke them.

85. Ladies, join the WAVES to make your parents proud.

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Since little Jimmy is too young to serve. While you just want to get as far from your parents as you can.

86. Britain expects national service.

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And here you see Athena with a Union Jack over a military base. Sure won’t protect against German bombings.

87. If you can’t go across, come across by buying bonds.