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Steve Somers Schmoozing T Shirt

schmoozing sports hoodiesThe schmoozer! Who doesn’t love Steve Somers, that wacky sports show host of WFAN radio? He’s as unique as they come, and now, he has an equally wacky and unique T-shirt and hoodie to start off a schmoozing clothing brand!

Exclusively on TARNATION! Sports, the Schmoozing T-shirt, available in black and or white and the Schmoozing hoodie, (in black only) features Steve himself  standing in front of the New York skyline with the words “Schmoozing with Steve Somers” below it.

As Steve himself says, “you put it on and start talking and talking and talking and saying nothing.” It’s the meaning of schmoozing… What already?

So how did this come about? We approached Steve with the idea and at first he wasn’t sure what to think but eventually we won him over with our charm and our own brand of schmoozing, LOL.

We think it’s pretty cool and thankfully, so does Steve.  A portion of the funds generated will go to some of Steve’s favorite charities, and we hope you’ll enjoy it year-round, as a conversational piece and also as a quality piece of clothing because the tees are high quality Gildan brand …the tees are 100% cotton,  and the hoodie 50/50, and they should last for years with proper care.

Just click on the above picture to get the full lowdown of what we have available.

You can also hear more about it on WFAN radio. Tune in and listen to Steve’s program  whenever he is on, and in the meantime here’s some subliminal advertising for you…

BUY now, you realize that this is a very cool clothing item, and BUY the way, a great gift for the holidays!

Cheesy? Yes but I like it too…




Just How Good Is Odell Beckham Jr.?

odell beckham jr statsWhat In Tarnation!?

Odell Beckham Jr. has really been turning heads in the NFL,  and I’m not just talking about cornerbacks. Everyone’s been taking notice. ODB is even an up-and-coming candidate for being featured on his own TARNATION! Sports T-shirts!

But seriously,  I’ve been so impressed with Odell Beckham Jr., I thought I would go back and compare his stats to those of the best wide receivers in football today.  What I found was pretty surprising, and I think you’ll agree it’s somewhat shocking.

I took a look over to one of my favorite websites, Pro Football Reference for some stat magic…

In Larry Fitzgerald’s rookie year 2004, here’s what his numbers looked like:

G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G
16 16 115   58 780   13.4 8    48   3.6   48.8

And here’s what Odell Beckham Jr. has done over  six games as a rookie:

G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G
 6   6   48  31   463 14.9   3   59   5.2   77.2

Notice targets versus receptions.  Fitzgerald caught just above 50%  of the balls thrown to him, while Beckham  has caught 64.4%  of the balls thrown to him.

Now here’s the really interesting thing. Fitz’s second year stats:

G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G
16 16 165 103 1409 13.7 10  47  6.4    88.1

Compares favorably with Beckham’s? Now, if you project Beckham’s statistics to 16 games (now we do know that’s always a crapshoot but so freakin’ what, we’re having fun aren’t we???), here’s what Beckham would end up with:

G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G
16 16 128   82  1222 14.9 9   59    5.2 77.2


While he would not be catching as many balls, Beckham’s 64.4% beats Fitzgeralds 62.4% target to catch ratio. Now of course this is just for fun, but I’d say he’s somewhat close to Fitzgerald’s output when you compare the second season of Fitzgerald versus the rookie season of Beckham.  Pretty impressive.

How about Megatron?

Here’s what his rookie stats looked like in 2007:

G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G
15 10   93   48 756   15.8 4   49   3.2   50.4


Interestingly enough, Johnson caught almost the ratio as Fitzgerald in his rookie season, 51.6%.

And again, here’s what Odell Beckham Jr. has done over  six games as a rookie:

G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G
 6   6   48  31   463 14.9   3   59   5.2   77.2

Notice the yards per game difference? And the target to catch ratio again?

How about Johnson’s second year? here you go…


G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G
16 16  150 78 1331 17.1  12 96    4.9 83.2

Beckham  projected…

G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G
16 16 128   82  1222 14.9 9   59    5.2 77.2

Are you seeing what I am seeing? Now again, these are just projected stats of Beckham’s. So like Bill Parcells  said, let’s not put him in the hall of fame just yet. However,  I’d say Beckham compares favorably with both Megatron and Fitzgerald at this point of his career.  Provided that he stays healthy (and that’s always a risk), he should be just as good or better than those guys.  Now that’s something for Giants fans to look forward to!

In the back of my mind, I have a desire to check Jerry Rice’s rookie statistics, but the Parcells in me won’t let me.



How Times Have Changed: Watching the Super Bowl via a Smartphone

Credit: FOX Sports
Photo Credit: FOX Sports

For those of us who were born before the inception of the digital age, you can probably remember huddling round a prehistoric television set to watch the Super Bowl with family and friends. A TV set that would probably weigh 40lbs and lets face it; wasn’t the most desirable looking piece of equipment.

As technology has moved forward at somewhat of a supersonic pace, so has the way we watch videos and consume content. There has been no better example of this than through the recent Super Bowl event as many people watched it through their smartphones while at work or on the go.

Dan Graziano, a journalist for CNET reported that this year, for the first time, the NFL were offering people the chance to watch the Super Bowl through their mobile devices. Via the NFL’s official app, Verizon held exclusive rights to stream the game through their handsets. The mobile manufacturers charged $5 for a premium subscription package to view the big game.

In hindsight it was a relatively cheap package to enable Verizon mobile users to view the game compared to the only other package available. The alternative for viewers was Slingbox, which is a streaming service that enables your smartphone to connect with your TV box. However, it isn’t cheap with the most affordable package starting at $180 with additions on top for the smartphone app.

Needless to say the Verizon version prevailed above the rather expensive Slingbox option. But it just goes to show that in today’s world many of the leading organizations are seeing mobile Internet as a viable and important platform to showcase major events. Mobile Internet penetration surpassed the PC-installed base in 2014 according to a leading game developer that brought CastleJackpot to the online gaming market. Which means that the NFL recognized this, hence why they felt it was so important to find a way of streaming the game to mobile devices.

As the NFL continues to improve its official app in time for next season, it is inevitable that many other new streaming services will surface in the coming months. With the NFL realizing how lucrative the app market is currently, expect many more options available to watch all your favorite NFL games, wherever you may be in the world.

Gift Certificate Giveaway On Lockerdome


The last contest we did with locker dome went so well, we decided to do it again!

Enter the contest TO THE RIGHT OF THIS POST, and win a $25 gift certificate, which is good towards the purchase of any of our available t-shirts, here at TARNATION Sports!

In case you haven’t seen it,  locker dome is hot! You can get an account for free. And the website is finding more and more female users to rival its main audience of males, 18 to 34.

According to Forbes magazine, “In only six months, LockerDome has more than doubled its traffic and recently blew past 40 million monthly unique visitors across LockerDome.com and LockerDome-powered widgets. Continue reading “Gift Certificate Giveaway On Lockerdome”

TARNATION! Sports T-Shirt Contest on LockerDome

Now that we’ve built a brand new TARNATION! Sports page on the great social networking site, LockerDome, we’re celebrating by hosting a contest on the site, giving away a t-shirt of your choice!

You can enter the contest in the widget to the right of this post. Just enter in your information and enter the contest. It’s that easy! LockerDome handles the rest.

TARNATION! Sports LockerDome

We love LockerDome because it’s a unique social networking platform that focuses on sports. Not only sports, they also have other topics you can get into, like politics, music, food, travel, humor, tech, business, men’s style and fashion, photography, science, startups and other interests. Continue reading “TARNATION! Sports T-Shirt Contest on LockerDome”