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Big Game Series - Green Bay Packers @ Denver Broncos October 30, 2015 09:00

The standings so far...

Win Loss
Alec 7 2
Maryanne 6 3
Green Bay Packers NFL Wisconsin    Denver Broncos NFL Peyton Manning Colorado
Green Bay Packers vs. Denver Broncos

Sunday, November 1, 8:30 PM on NBC

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The Match-up

This week's BGS game features two of the remaining six undefeated teams, pitting the Green Bay Packers against the Denver Broncos. Although many had written off the Broncos before the season started due to Manning's aging arm, they have managed to rattle off six straight wins to begin the season. The Packers, on the other hand, are doing exactly what people thought they would up to this point. Behind the arm of MVP Aaron Rodgers, the Packers are looking to make another trip to the Super Bowl this year. Although the game will be close, I think the Packers will prevail in this matchup. 

The Prediction

Green Bay Packers - 24
Denver Broncos - 16

 -Alec  

Cute Guy Watch 

Normally I'm searching online for someone to feature for days. DAYS! I was pleasantly surprised a few minutes ago when I typed in, "Broncos wide receiver," and Emmanuel Sanders popped up. Again from very limited research, it seems Sanders is recovering from an injury but should be able to play in the Big Game on Sunday night. Even if he isn't playing, I hope they show him at some point in his uniform since football pants are THE BEST pants. ... Oh yeah.

Emmanuel Sanders Wide Receiver Denver Broncos NFL Football  Denver Broncos Emmanuel Sanders NFL Football Wide Receiver

Mascot Match-up

The mascot lacking Packers take on the Broncos this week. I won't say much about the Packers since my vent at the beginning of the season when I complained about... Well, their lack of mascot. I don't think there are many other mascots out there that could get past the fierce bucking and speed of the bronco so I'm picking them for the win this week. I'll reconsider the Packers for a potential win when they implement a mascot.

Tailgate and Cheer in Style

Happy Halloween Weekend! Stay bundled while showing the trick-or-treaters who you're cheering for this weekend! Here is what we recommend to cheer on the Green Bay Packers:

Green Bay Packers Scarf Infinity Knit Crochet Handmade NFL Football  Green Bay Packers Headband Earwarmer Green and Yellow Flower NFL Football Tailgate

And this is what we suggest for the Denver Broncos:

Denver Broncos Scarf Infinity Colorado Burnt Orange Navy Blue NFL Football Tailgate  Denver Broncos Headband Earwarmer Colorado White and Navy Blue NFL Football Tailgate

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 do you think will take the victory home this weekend? Leave us a comment below!


Big Game Series - Minnesota Vikings @ Denver Broncos October 02, 2015 09:00

The standings so far...

Win Loss
Alec 4 1
Maryanne 2 3

Minnesota Vikings Logo   Denver Broncos Logo

Minnesota Vikings vs. Denver Broncos

Sunday, October 4th at 4:25pm EST on FOX

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

The Match-up

In what may be the final season for Peyton Manning, it has started about as well as he could have hoped. The Broncos are off to a 3-0 start and are firing on all cylinders behind the football genius that is Manning. The Vikings are getting rolling as well on the back of star running back Adrian Peterson, who turned in a 126 yard and 2 touchdown performance in week 3 against the San Diego Chargers. Peterson isn't the only star on the Vikings, they also have a great budding quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater, one of the most accurate passers in the NFL today. That being said, I don't think Teddy will be able to keep up with Peyton, and the Broncos will improve to 4-0.

The Prediction
Minnesota Vikings - 18
Denver Broncos - 28

 -Alec  

Cute Guy Watch 

Peyton Manning is one of the few football players I can actually remember, probably due to his roles in all recent insurance commercials. He isn't my first choice for the cutest guy, but I do love that his facial expressions never hide the way he truly feels. I apologize to those who are continually disappointed with the lack of cute NFL players posted in this segment, but you can't deny I at least make you laugh.

Peyton Manning Denver Broncos Peyton Manning Denver Broncos
Sources: iSportsWeb & CBS Sports

Mascot Match-up

Vikings will go head to head with the broncos this week. Google image searching a viking alone might have put the fear in me to pick them to win right off the bat (or goal post if you will). The horns on their helmet look intimidating, but unless they're fighting rear first, I don't think it'll really give them a battle advantage. On the other hand, the bronco has a temper and bucking force (not a typo - when the horses kick their legs out!) that could put the viking out of the game. If you want a better image, picture those horses (sometimes broncos) with the cowboys riding them at rodeos. In further thinking about the pure strength of the bronco over the viking, I'm making my pick for those little horses to win this week. Yee-haw.   

Tailgate and Cheer in Style

The chill in the air was very apparent this week so don't forget to find your new favorite tailgating accessories. Here is what we recommend to cheer on the Minnesota Vikings:

Minnesota Vikings Infinity Scarf  Minnesota Vikings Earwarmer

And this is what we suggest for the Denver Broncos:

Denver Broncos Crochet Scarf  Denver Broncos Earwarmer

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

Are you cheering for either of these universities this weekend? Who else will you be watching? Leave us a comment below!


Tailgate Special Edition! September 28, 2015 09:00

Bundle Up for Tailgating

The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler, and the tailgating is starting even earlier! Accessorize your gameday gear with a matching scarf and earwarmer or hat fashioned with your favorite team colors. We have a wide variety of scarves, earwarmers, and hats for women, as well as hats for men so you can stay bundled up too!

Click each image to go straight to the product page to purchase or learn more!

Are you a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes? This is only a snapshot of what we offer! You can also choose from white and red earwarmers and an even greater selection of flowers to pair together. Remember you can purchase individual flower pins with your choice of gem or button center for only $5 to add versatility to your earwarmer!

          

Maybe you come from north of the border and chant “Go Blue” or "Go Lions" on Saturdays?

    

More of an NFL fan? Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, and Buffalo Bills are just a few of many different team styles that we offer!

  

   

Whatever your persuasion, find the perfect color combinations to keep you warm all season!

Didn't see your favorite team listed above or on our website? Contact Us and we'd love to work with you to offer your favorite team style!

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Big Game Series - University of Maryland @ West Virginia University September 25, 2015 09:00

The standings so far...

Win Loss
Alec 3 1
Maryanne 1 3

   

University of Maryland vs. West Virginia University

Saturday, September 26th at 3pm EST on Fox Sports 1

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The Match-up

 The Maryland Terrapins have had a roller coaster of a season to this point. After a blowout victory over the Spiders of Richmond, they followed with a lopsided loss to the Bowling Green Falcons, and last week beat South Florida by a couple of scores. On the other side of the ball, the West Virginia Mountaineers have started the season against a couple of cupcake teams (yum, cupcakes!) in Georgia Southern and Liberty. This will be a true test to see if the Mountaineers are an actual force to be reckoned with and if the Terrapins can right the ship and get on a winning streak before conference play starts.

The Prediction
University of Maryland - 17
West Virginia University - 37

 -Alec  

Cute Guy Watch 

Do you ever really look at those player photos on TV at the beginning of the football games? The typical image I see in my head is scowling, mean, and the personality that they have always hated their picture being taken. Looking through the University of Maryland's lineup was very different than what you see on TV. I browsed through several people before ultimately picking Wes Brown, running back for Maryland, for our Cute Guy Watch. Doesn't his smile just make you so happy!? Wes, thanks for making our day. Big smiles right back at ya!

  
Source: UMTerps Website

Mascot Match-up

I wasn't positive about what exactly a terrapin is, so I googled to confirm it is indeed a type of turtle. What's the difference between a turtle, terrapin, and tortoise you ask? Their differences actually lie in where they live, and not what they look like! If you're interested in learning more, click here to read all about their differences.

This week we'll look at a terrapin going up against a mountaineer. The WVU mountaineer mascot carries a musket (shoutout to my good friends Hillary and Karen) and wears a pretty sweet raccoon hat. I've seen fringed boots and jackets come back into style so he's also got that going for him. On the other hand, the terrapin has a hard shell to help protect itself from the mountaineer. Unfortunately the terrapin has slow speed as a disadvantage, so I'm forced to give this one to the mountaineers.

Tailgate and Cheer in Style

The first day of Fall was earlier this week and we are beyond excited for that cool breeze to start rolling in! Don't forget that our flower pins can be ordered individually and you can choose the option of a gem or button center! Here is what we recommend to cheer on the University of Maryland:

  

And this is what we suggest for West Virginia University:

  

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

Are you cheering for either of these universities this weekend? Who else will you be watching? Leave us a comment below!


Big Game Series - New York Jets @ Indianapolis Colts September 18, 2015 09:00

  

New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium

Monday, September 21st at 8:30pm EST on ESPN

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The Match-up

The New York Jets lost their starting quarterback in the preseason to a punch in the face, and have to rely on Ryan Fitzpatrick for the first few weeks to open the season. The Harvard graduate proved that he deserves to be a starting quarterback in the League with an outstanding performance in week 1, giving the Jets a victory and a great start to the season. The Colts on the other hand, did not start out their push for a 2016 Super Bowl the way they had hoped. Andrew Luck did not come out with the precision the Colts brass was looking for and ended up throwing 2 interceptions en route to a week 1 loss. If the Jets can continue to tread water and win a few more games, they could be in a good position for when Geno Smith comes back from a broken jaw. Andrew Luck and the Colts need to get back on track this week, or face an uphill climb in the division to make the playoffs.

The Prediction
New York Jets - 15
Indianapolis Colts - 24

 -Alec  

Cute Guy Watch 

Born in Sweden. Native Canadian. Played at Yale. Former gymnast. What else do I even need to say? Tyler Varga now plays for the Indianapolis Colts at the age of 21. His young age aside, I'm drooling over our cute guy this week. You're welcome ladies. 


Mascot Match-up

This week we're matching up a jet and a horse. Obviously the speed of a jet is no match for a horse. On the other hand looking at the defensive side, a horse could maneuver and zigzag around the field much easier than a jet could. I don't have a strong feeling toward green or royal blue, and have fond memories of both cities. It's a close call, but I'm ultimately settling for Indy to win this one. Alec and I had a great time at the Vintage Indiana Wine Festival in Indy a couple of years ago that's pulling my heart strings toward the Colts for the win.

Tailgate and Cheer in Style

The Fall air has swept upon us here in Cincinnati, so it's just a matter of time before we're all looking to be bundled up! Here is what we recommend to cheer on the New York Jets:

  

And this is what we suggest for the Indianapolis Colts:

  

 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 this weekend? Leave us a comment below!