Gear Up Your Marketing Plan This Season With Football Stress Balls

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September signals the season of change. Millions of school age kids are waking up early to catch that yellow bus. Millions of moms are elated that the endless summer is finally over! Millions of dads are thrilled that Sunday football is just around the corner!

Yes, the priorities are definitely set in stone. Mom’s are out buying backpacks and notebooks. Dads are stocking up on chips and beer.

Football is an American institution. Ever since it first appeared on college campuses in the 1800’s, American’s have had a love affair with the game. Some might even call it an obsession! Rules of the game didn’t appear until 1876 when Coach Walter Camp introduced them to college games.

Football is a money making industry, not only for the professional leagues, but for countless thousands of retailers, service providers and marketing distributors. Take, for example, the football stress balls that are featured on our web site. These resilient stress relievers can be custom imprinted with a slogan, clever phrase or business message. What an ingenious way to advertise your business or service. These football stress ball comes in a big variety of sizes and colors, and you can match them with your favorite team. They are tough enough to take a strong squeeze during the tenses moments of a game. When your quarterback lobs that final Hail Mary pass, release your stress on a football stress reliever, because that’s what it’s made for!

Making money is an integral part of football. The American Professional Football Association became the National Football League in 1922, and has been selling lots of game tickets and swag ever since!

Stadiums also are a source of big bucks, with the average game attendance at @66,000 spectators, most of them wearing official NLF jerseys, hats, jackets, buying franks, chips and beer.

Another industry that loves football season is the growers of livestock. It takes 600 cows to produce a full seasons worth of NFL footballs. Wilson Sporting Goods Company in Ada, Ohio has been the official NFL supplier of balls since 1941. They churn out over 2 million balls a year (that’s a lot of cow hide)!

If you are a retailer who is looking to support your local high school football team, consider handing out a football stress ball at community events like street fairs or team fundraisers and rallies. These promotional balls will not be tossed aside after the event. They will travel home with fans that will have your name and contact information handy!

The biggest money event on the football calendar is Super Bowl Sunday.  Advertisers who compete for commercial time will lay out huge sums of money for a short spot.

Viewers of the Super Bowl will drink 50 million cases of beer over Super Bowl weekend. Fans will consume 11 million pounds of chips to accompany 8 million pounds of guacamole! It appears that the appetite of American football fans increases in direct proportion to the stakes at hand!

The most hazardous job in America on that special Sunday is the pizza delivery guy. On Super Bowl Sunday pizza delivery drivers get into more car accidents than on any other day of the year!

80 % of the coveted tickets to the big game are reserved for corporate sponsors.

Did you ever wonder how NFL teams acquired their names? We react to stories and stats of the Panthers, Giants, Cardinals, Redskins, etc. like Pavlov’s dogs, we can’t hear their names without salivating!

The Baltimore Ravens, for example, are named after the famous Edgar Alan Poe poem ‘The Raven.’ Poe penned his chilling poem in the 1830’s while residing in Baltimore.

The striking dark green ‘G’ on the Packers’ helmet is said to not stand for Green Bay as commonly thought. It is actually stands for Greatness (some may debate this reference). Either way if you’re a Packers fan it’s all good!

There are so many aspects of the great game that we now take for granted, but were not always a part of the sport. For example, the quarterback huddle, largely favored by female viewers, was invented by a deaf college quarterback who wanted to keep his plays from his opponents.

Protective helmets only became mandatory in 1939.

Instant replays became common place in the mid 1960’s.

The football industry is still changing with the times. Today players are equipped with a CorTemp Ingestible Body Thermometer that is swallowed as a pill. This technology was invented by NASA for its astronauts, to track body temperature. When and NFL player has a big spike in temperature he is removed from the game.

So….are you ready for some football? September is fast approaching and the games are around the corner. Are you anticipating the joy of winning and the agony of defeat? Than squeeze out that fan energy with a customized football stress ball with your company logo on it!

 


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