A Salute to the Roots of Football


If Thanksgiving Day is synonymous with football in your house, and you’re looking forward to getting your family and friends together to make some noise about the boys who’ll be taking the field this year, you’re not alone.  Millions of people watch football games each year on Turkey Day, and the tradition goes back further than you might think.  Records show there were football games played on Thanksgiving starting a few years after President Abraham Lincoln first declared Thanksgiving a national holiday way back in 1863.  Some of the rivalries that started in the late 1800’s still goes on today.

The rivalry at your house might not have roots that go back that far, but if you want to properly rep the team you’ll be rooting for this month, go all out with team gear from Fanatics.   They have the latest in hats, caps, jerseys, and tee shirts plus other accessories you’ll need to put together your look.  And you can use Groupon promo codes to save so much money on your purchases that you can buy something for yourself, and to give as gifts to others.  They carry tons of merchandise for fans of the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, MLB, NCAA, and other league sports like soccer.  Right now, college apparel is 50% off, and you can snag lots of MLB gear at an even greater discount.Football

November is also the month we pay homage to our country’s veterans.    If you’re looking for a gift for someone who has served, a smart choice for the veteran in your life would be an item from the new Salute to Service line.  These hoodies, jerseys, caps and tees have camo details in their design and are emblazoned with a team logo.   There are plenty to choose from, and while they could never be adequate thanks for the service a vet has given, they can help your buddy look good as your team beats his.  Your wallet won’t take a hit if you use a money saving Groupon to make your purchase though.  You will save as much as 20% off thousands of NFL items in stock, and even more – as much as 70% off clearance items.

So as we give thanks this November let’s remember to be grateful for our brave soldiers, our football players, and those brave Pilgrims who started it all.