The Roots Of Fashion

If you are looking to upgrade your shirt collection for spring and the summer you might want to check out the Roots of Fight website. Recently Roots of Fight announced a new collaboration t-shirt with MSG to celebrate the sport of boxing.

Roots of Fight work with today’s most legendary athletes, innovators, and cultural icons. The new MSG t-shirt matches the same classic aesthetic that’s made them a favorite amongst celebrities and athletes like The Rock, Rhianna and more.

MSG is hallowed ground in the boxing world — the venue has hosted some of the most historic fights of all time — in March 1971, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali fought at the Garden in what later became known as the “The Fight of the Century.”

The just don’t have shirts that focus on boxing. No, they have a ton more sports themed shirts. They have shirts that showcase some of the legends in football, baseball, basketball, martial arts and even have themed collections. The shirts are ridiculously comfortable. They are soft and have a vintage look.

As a sneakerhead I dig the different color shirts to match my sneakers. There are a ton of possibilities to choose from at the Roots of Fight website. I am a big fan of the old school running backs. I was psyched to see the many legends of the gridiron that Roots of Fight had on their site. I got the Walter Payton and Barry Sanders shirts along with getting one of the icons in wresting with the Andre the Giant shirt.

Do your wardrobe a favor! Go to Roots of Fight website and pick up some stylish shirts, pants, jackets and hats that honor the best in all of sports.

Reebok Has Sneakers For All Sci-Fi Fans

Today is Alien Day. Reebok picked the best day to share some cool new kicks today. 1986 was a momentous year in cinema history. Not only did kick-ass heroine Ellen Ripley return to the silver screen in James Cameron’s Aliens, it also marked the debut of Ripley’s signature footwear: the iconic ‘Alien Stomper’ boots made especially for her by Reebok.

Answering the dreams of die-hard film fans and sneakerheads alike, Reebok will commemorate the moment by releasing a pair of highly collectible Alien Stompers this year.Drawing rich design details from the climactic duel between Ripley and the Xenomorph Queen, the ‘Final Battle’ pack is a nostalgic celebration of one of the most intense blockbuster finales in cinematic history.

The ‘Queen’ Alien Stomper was inspired by the gloss finish of the Xenomorph exoskeleton. A tribute to the deadly matriarchal villain, the shoes are assembled using high-sheen black patent leather and a toxic green glow that pulses beneath the translucent midsole as a nod to the Queen’s corrosive blood. To complete the ensemble, the Stomper’s signature forefoot strap is embroidered with ‘XX121’, the code designation given to the extraterrestrial species.

The ‘Powerloader’ Alien Stomper, inspired by Ripley’s battle-ready cargo suit, is an impressive work of art. Icy orange outsoles complement the striking ‘safety yellow’ leather upper, while red arrows reference the suit’s hydraulic movement. Debossed ‘PWL’ heel graphics and call-outs clarify the model’s identity, including the P-5000 serial number. As a nod to the canopy that protects Ripley during the final showdown, mesh panels overlay the Reebok logo, while quilting on the tongue and insoles evokes the industrial mechanoid’s upholstery.

The unisex sized shoes will be packaged inside an ornate box that is also dripping with symbolism. Reebok designers immersed themselves in the film’s folklore, combing the Internet for obscure visual references and freeze-framing repeatedly to unlock minute details hidden in the loading dock where the final battle takes place.

The Queen’s chamber (inner box) is decorated with an alien hive pattern, while the Powerloader bay (outer box) is modeled after the chamber that houses the suit. For the outer box, there is a green splatter that references the alien’s acid blood burning through the container as well as key design cues that take direct references to the outer lock door, and various hidden details that reference “Aliens” as well as Reebok mythography.  The inner box, inspired by the Alien Hive, has a distinctive pattern that hides Xenomorphs, face huggers, and eggs, and also incorporates design details from the body of the ship, including the iconic floor grates, air outtakes, and hazard stripes from the Powerloader.

The lavish cube is made by hand, using high-gauge cardboard which has been printed using multiple techniques and then debossed to add depth and texture. Tucked away safely inside, each shoe is stored in a separate drawer.

The Reebok Alien Stomper ‘Final Battle’ pack will release for $325 in unisex sizing on July 18th, 2017, paying homage to the original film release date for the “Aliens” movie.

Move Over Unicorn Frappuccino There Is A New Drink In Town

If you are looking to up your unicorn drink game then Captain Morgan has you covered. From multicolored drinks to food and make up products, the unicorn and rainbow trend has reached new heights on social media. For 21 years old and older fans of the trend looking for an elevated drinking option, Captain Morgan has cocktail that will satisfy all of their colorful cravings.

The Loco Unicorn cocktail is made with the new Captain Morgan LocoNut and looks like sparkly, liquid cotton candy and tastes like a sweet, coconut creation. Captain Morgan LocoNut is a summer-inspired shot that blends Caribbean rum and spices with seasonal flavors – including real coconut liqueur.

Loco Unicorn

6 oz. Coconut Water

2 oz. Captain Morgan LocoNut

0.25 oz. Grenadine

0.25 oz. Genuine Curacao Liqueur

Instructions: Wet the rim of a 13 oz. highball glass with water and dip the glass in edible glitter to form a rim. Fill the glass with ice, and then add the coconut water and Captain Morgan LocoNut. Stir with a straw or spoon. Drizzle the Grenadine over the cocktail first so it sits at the bottom, and then drizzle the Curacao second, so it sits on the top.

NFL Films Looks To The Military For Help With The Draft

This Thursday we get to see which players will be drafted by our favorite NFL team. NFL Films wanted to include some men and women in the military to ask for their assistance getting ready for the NFL Draft. Earlier this month in advance of the NFL Draft, military analysts from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst were given a special off-site mission – use their analytical skills and become NFL Draft analysts during a visit to NFL Films in Mount Laurel, NJ.

As part of its “Salute to Service” program, USAA hosted these military members from the Army, Navy, and Air Force for a day of football analysis. NFL broadcasters Ron Jaworski and Sal Paolantonio (former US Navy) joined this special NFL Draft mission, as did NFL Films’ Greg Cosell.

Watch the “draft analysis” unfold, as these military members partake in a surprise strategy session that they’ll never forget.

The experience was hosted by USAA, the Official Military Appreciation Sponsor of the NFL, as part of its commitment to authentically honor military through “Salute to Service.”

The Bright Lights Of The NBA

NBA fans are loving the Playoffs as they are in full swing. Those team that are still fighting the NBA Title are in the limelight and enjoying the spotlight. Speaking of those lights you might want to check out NBA Bright Lights – exclusively available on the go90 app.

Looking at the players and performances that took place on the biggest stage, the NBA Bright Lights series will highlight moments when the lights were brightest, and the stars shined. NBA Bright Lights will allow fans to relive the most memorable moments and performances in NBA Playoff and Finals history, that transformed some the greatest players in the game into legends and global icons for basketball.

Episodes run between 1:30 and 2 minutes, and are released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday now through leading up to the NBA Finals.

Carolina Blue Kicks Hotter Than The Summer

The title of this post is a slight variation on a Jay-Z song just like these Air Jordan VII’s are a slight variation from the original shoe from back in the day. The 1992 release of the Air Jordan VII coincided with number 23’s turning point from emerging star to legendary player. He laced them up in pursuit of his second title and again during that summer’s global conquest, going from a hardwood name to a household name somewhere along the way. In this latest edition, the iconic release goes back to the beginning, paying tribute to MJ’s alma mater with a University Blue upper in a colorway not seen since 2010. These kicks are on sale this Saturday at 10 AM EST on the SNKRS app and where Air Jordans are sold.

Enjoy The Kentucky Derby With These Cocktails

Early next month on Saturday, May 6 marks the 143rd anniversary of the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports! Are you getting some friends to come over to watch it? If you are I wanted to share some bourbon and cocktail suggestions for your Derby spring parties.

The much coveted and rare Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey will finally be re-released to coincide with Derby in 10 select markets around the country. This award-winning bourbon is perfect for slow sipping or creating a luxurious Mint Julep.

The Mint Julep with Bulleit 10 Year Old is a premium version of the classic Derby drink, while the Blade and Bow “New” Fashioned was created with the spirit of spring in mind and is a great alternative to the julep.

Blade and Bow 22-Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Beginning in April, an extremely limited supply of Blade and Bow 22-Year Old will be re-released for the first time since its launch on Derby Day, 2015. Keep an eye out at leading bourbon retailers and help commemorate the 82nd anniversary of the opening of legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Kentucky on the first weekend in May.

Mint Julep

1.25 oz. Bulleit Bourbon 10 Year Old

1.5 tsp. sugar

Fresh mint leaves

Water

Directions: Muddle mint leaves, sugar and splash of water in a rocks glass or julep cup. Add Bulleit 10, water, and fill glass with crushed ice and stir. Garnish with fresh mint.

Blade and Bow “New” Fashioned

In an old fashioned glass (or rocks glass, whichever is readily available)

1.25 oz. Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

1.5 oz. simple syrup

Muddle 1 orange slice

Add ice

0.75 oz. St-Germain

Stir

Before The NFL Draft Leonard Fournette Teams Up With MET-Rx

Most NFL fans are getting ready to see how their favorite team will improve with the NFL Draft. Before the draft starts MET-Rx, a pioneer in the sports nutrition industry, unveiled their latest digital ad campaign featuring their newest spokesperson – former LSU star running back and current top NFL Draft prospect – Leonard Fournette.

For some it is not about the trophies, which represent a symbol of past accomplishments. For elite level athletes like Leonard, there is no time to rest on their laurels – they’re focused on training for the next game, the next rival, the next level. What drives them forward is what they’ll conquer next.

“Trophies are fine but they aren’t what define your success,” says Leonard Fournette. “Athletes get motivated by focusing on the next thing and training to get there. You can’t get distracted by shine. I appreciate that MET-Rx stands for that. I hope the campaign inspires young athletes to focus on what comes next.”

On Draft Day, Leonard will be taking over the MET-Rx social channels (Twitter and Instagram), giving fans a behind-the-scenes look as he prepares for his big night. He will also be going LIVE on Facebook at 1:30pm EST, talking all things Draft with NFL analyst Adam Caplan and taking questions from fans hours before hearing his name called.

Time To Investigate What Is Inside April’s Loot Crate

Loot Crate wanted to see if the truth is out there for the month of April. To do that they connected with some of the best in the game. This month you have items from Batman, X-Files, Jessica Jones, Stranger Things and more.

In the create you get an exclusive Marvel’s Jessica Jones Q-Fig. This is another awesome and exciting Loot Crate exclusive figure from Quantum Mechanix. As a fan of the X-Men I loved seeing the Stranger Things shirt as it gives a nod to Uncanny X-Men. How can you not have a themed crate without the X-Files? Loot Crate knows you can’t so they added some X-Files pencils, made by A Crowded Coop. These pencils have the phrases from the classic series: “I Want to Believe,” “That’s Why They Put the ‘I’ in F.B.I.,” “The Truth is Out There,” and “Trust No One” on them. Loot Crate even provided a pencil sharpener! The Loot Pin is a tape recorder. You can use that pin to get four digital comics: The X-Files (2016) #1, The X-Files: Origins #1,Metropolis #1, and Metropolis #2.

The two inserts in this month’s crate are the Loot Crate Investigate-themed house advertising booklet and the Investigate edition of The Secret Order of Keys, which resembles a dossier, and contains Batman and The X-Files themed puzzles.

Like what you see? Get a subscription. Plus there are different themed crates as well. There is a Loot Anime, Loot Gaming, Loot Pets, Firefly, and LVLUp. They even have limited edition Star Wars and Call of Duty crates. You can pick out the best one that fits your style and your budget. Next month’s crate theme is Guardians.  It will have items from Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars and more. Go to www.lootcrate.com for more info on each one and to start your subscription today!

Have You Tried A Hennessy Mint Julep?

As we get closer the Kentucky Derby people start wanting to make Mint Juleps. Have you ever tried one with Hennessy? A uniquely American cocktail made of mint, sugar, bourbon and ice, the Mint Julep has been the official cocktail of the Kentucky Derby since 1938. But before the Civil War made foreign products like Cognac hard to come by in the South, Mint Juleps were in fact made with the French spirit.

So why not get back to this classic cocktail’s roots with a French twist on an American tradition, made with Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège? The world’s first and favorite V.S.O.P Cognac blends over 60 eaux-de-vie to achieve perfect harmony – a natural balance of strength and smoothness with a long-lasting finish.

Georgia Mint Julep

• 2 oz. Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Cognac

• .25 oz. Apricot Brandy

• .25 oz. Heavy simple syrup (2:1)

• 8 tender mint sprigs (slim stems)

• Garnish: Mint Sprig, sprinkled powdered sugar

• Glass: Julep Cup

Method: Place 8 mint sprigs in the bottom of the julep cup, add the liquids, now fill half full with crushed ice, stir to combine and chill, top with more crushed ice to just above the rim of the glass.  Garnish with a fresh mint sprig and a small dusting of powdered sugar on top.