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Big Game Series - Chicago Bears @ Cincinnati Bengals August 28, 2015 09:00

Preseason Week 3: Chicago Bears @ Cincinnati Bengals

Time - 7:30 pm EST
Cincinnati local broadcast - CBS
Chicago local broadcast - FOX

Tag #BundleUpBGS on social media! We want to see how you are supporting your teams this weekend!

The Match-up

This week features two quarterbacks who much has been expected, and not much has been delivered. The Bengals have reached the playoffs the first 4 years Andy Dalton has been at the helm, whereas the Bears have struggled in the Jay Cutler era, missing the playoffs each of the last 4 years. Funny enough, Jay Cutler and the Bears have won more playoff games in that time period than the Bengals! 

Enough about the past though, this Week 3 preseason match-up traditionally means the starters will play at least the entire first half, and gives fans the best preview of the team they will be cheering on hopefully into 2016. The Bears are coming into this game 2-0 in the preseason and playing better than expected at this point. The Bengals are 1-1 and really struggled against a young Buccaneers squad in Week 2. The Bengals are definitely the more talented team in this match-up and should be able to dominate on both sides of the ball throughout the whole contest.

The Prediction
Chicago Bears - 12
Cincinnati Bengals - 33
-Alec


Cute Guy Watch
I couldn't find anyone cute on either team to feature this week. This adorable bear and tiger friendship will just have to do!

Source: Eonline
Mascot Match-up

Lions, tigers, and bears – Oh my! We aren’t featuring the Lions this week but we will see the other two! The Cincinnati Bengals will host the Chicago Bears on Saturday for their last Preseason game. Massive in size, sharp teeth, and claws that could surely scratch their way to the end zone are all important traits they have in common. Both animals are fierce and the cities are two of my favorites, which makes it pretty tough to choose who will dominate. Having lived in Cincinnati for a few years now and hearing A.J. Green's name pop up everywhere, I feel like I have to cheer for the Bengals for this win. I like your colors too Bears, but it isn't easy competing with a hometown team!

Tailgate and Cheer in Style

The main colors for the Cincinnati Bengals are orange, black and white. We offer several variations for this team's colors! This is what we recommend for the Bengals:

   

The main colors for the Chicago Bears are navy blue, burnt orange and white. These are the product offerings we recommend for the Bears:

 

Don't forget to tag #BundleUpBGS on social media this weekend for a chance to have your picture featured on the blog next week!

-Maryanne

Who will you be cheering for? Are you planning to watch any other games this weekend? Comment below to let us know!!


Introducing the Bundle Up Big Game Series! August 21, 2015 09:00

Before you know it our weekends will be spent tailgating, eating more chips and dip than we can keep track of, and cheering so loud that we lose our voices. Our Big Game Series will keep you excited throughout the whole season and provide another game to watch, especially if your team isn't playing that weekend!

What is the Big Game Series?

The BGS (Big Game Series) is a weekly series that will feature one college football or NFL game. The games will be played anytime from the Friday feature through the following Monday night. Alec will write about his thoughts on both teams and predict the score, while I (Maryanne) will list the colors for the teams, any cute guys to keep an eye out for, and evaluate the mascot matchup. Additionally, we will list the items and color combinations that will work best for the teams which will eliminate the guesswork and ensure you pick the right colors!

Feature Pictures from Social Media - #BundleUpBGS

We want YOU to show us how you're supporting your team! We all know how unpredictable the weather is so regardless if it's 70 degrees or snowing and frigid cold, we want to see how you dress to impress your favorite team. Post your pictures on social media and use the hashtag #BundleUpBGS to be featured in our recap the following week.

Did you say recap?

Of course! Every week before the BGS featured game, we will post a short recap complete with any must see highlights. We will also include our favorite photos from YOU on social media!

How do you get your favorite team featured?

Let us know! Leave a comment, send us a note on the Contact Us page, post on social media... Use any means to tell us your favorite team and why you want them featured.

You might be thinking, "I'm not really into sports - Will I enjoy this series?"

Absolutely! This series is meant to be fun for everyone. Alec's game insights will interest those with a passion for sports, and my mascot overview aims to entertain all of our followers. You will also be able to see how different color combinations and items pair together with one another.

So when is the first BGS post?

Because we're local to Cincinnati and are way too excited to wait until the first regular season game, we are starting the BGS NEXT WEEK! Check back next Friday morning (the 28th) to read our first BGS post:

Chicago Bears @ Cincinnati Bengals 

Who are you hoping to see featured on the BGS? Comment below!

This blog, series, and our items are in no way affiliated directly with the NFL or NCAA.