Heading into the third week of the regular 2010 NFL season, more than likely you’ve had a chance to evaluate whether or not you regret some of the players you drafted for your fantasy team. However, there’s no need to give up so early. There’s still three plus months you have to pull your team together and make it to your league playoffs. And with the combination of any of these top ten ranked players on your roster such as Chris Johnson, Frank Gore, or Peyton Manning, the points will surely keep increasing.
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Football Fanatics’ own Frankie Fanatic joined an old friend, Jaguars mascot Jaxson DeVille, as well as some new friends, to film this year’s Football Fanatics commercial.
The shoot, which drew over a dozen Football Fanatics employees and friends, took place at the Orange Park Mall parking lot on Thursday, August 26th. Despite the heat and humidity, the crew of volunteers joined together to pull off what we hope will be one of our best commercials yet.
Each year, as the football season draws near, Football Fanatics puts together a commercial to promote the local brick-and-mortar stores. The spots run on local broadcast and cable networks as well as various video sharing sites.
“The spots help Football Fanatics to promote new products, as well as showcase our stores,” said Mike Madden, producer of the spot. “We’ve also used them to introduce viewers to Frankie Fanatic, as well as various Football Fanatics employees.”
The latest spot features a new character, “Gearless” who makes the misstep of showing up at a tailgate party wearing a plain white polo shirt. Upon seeing Gearless, Frankie and Jaxson proceed to take Gearless to Football Fanatics where they try on an assortment of products before finally settling on a Jaguars jersey.
David Harrelson, who plays “Gearless”, is a store employee who appeared in his first commercial three years ago. Other commercials feature mostly store staff or their friends. The Tailgate Party setting was an opportunity to let other Football Fanatics employees – most of whom came from Marketing and Customer Service – get involved.
“Featuring employees is something we’ve done since I started producing the spots four years ago,” Madden said. “Sheri Weiss (marketing manager for the local retail stores) and I usually get together and hash out a script or an idea and then we just run with it. But featuring employees is always a big part of the production.”
In keeping with employee participation, this year’s commercial closes with a shot of all of the employees involved, yelling “Get your gear on…at Football Fanatics!”
Today marks the sixth annual College Colors Day. A nation-wide event that encourages college fans to dress in their favorite college team colors.
The most spirited day in America gave the folks here a chance to showcase their enthusiasm for their favorite college throughout the day. From T-shirts to tattoos, check out the college spirit at Football Fanatics.
If you haven’t noticed already, we recently expanded the width of our site Football Fanatics. But don’t worry – yes our look has slightly changed, but our commitment of giving you a world-class shopping experience has stayed the same.
So below are both versions: the skinny and the fat one. See if you can list at least three new things that appear in the new and improved wider version (Oh, “It’s wider doesn’t count”). Then tell us your opinion of our new look.
Shop our new platform and see for yourself what improvements we’ve made.
The boys are well into the playoffs – the Conference Semifinals to be exact! Eight teams are left battling for the 2010 NBA Championship title – San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, LA Lakers, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks, and Orlando Magic.
The last few days have been big in basketball news. Not only did the Cavs set the tone this weekend, taking the lead against the Celtics, but Lebron was named the league’s MVP. Also, after knocking out Oklahoma City on Friday night, the Lakers went on defeating Utah in game one yesterday.
Tonight the Magic take on the Hawks, and the Suns look to bring the heat against the Spurs.
Who are rooting for? Show your pride, gear up now!
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Florida Gators star Tim Tebow was in Jacksonville recently to sign autographs for a fundraiser for his foundation dedicated to children.
The event, hosted by Palm Beach Autographs, was held on March 6th 2010 at the Avenues Mall in Jacksonville Florida – home to yours truly and the company for which I work, Football Fanatics.
Anyway, being a Fanatic, I called up my friend Martin Buckley (a rockstar name if ever there was one) who happens to manage the Palm Beach Autographs store AND who happens to be behind the whole shindig.
So I say, “Marty, [no one else calls him that but me] how ’bout a good friend and fellow Gator hookup?”
“What was your name again?” Marty casually replied.
Realizing that this was how he was going to play it, I switched to the professional angle. You see, the Football Fanatics Avenues store is located right across the breezeway from his stellar operation and, as luck would have it, Martin knows our retail staff very well. We even sell some of Palm Beach Autograph’s merchandise on our website.
That – and my offer to give him a copy of my footage if he’d let me shoot the event – enticed him into a more hospitable mood.
Mr. Buckley was exceedingly gracious allowing me a level of access normally only afforded to heads of state and local journalists. Of course, I didn’t actually get to talk to Mr. Tebow. But I did get to film his interview with the local media. I even got my mom and my oldest son in as well by appointing them production assistants.
I also got to hang out and talk to some really great folks. Jacksonville is my adopted hometown and chatting up the good folks of the city at an event like this always makes me remember why I stay here (well…that and my wife refuses to live anywhere else).
“What was Tebow like?” friends asked me afterward. I’d say he’s the real deal – friendly, well-mannered and unfailingly nice and polite. Of course, that comes from spending about two hours a mere three feet from him and not getting to talk to him, but if you’ll settle for a fly-on-the-wall perspective, there it is.
Anyway, enjoy the 10 minute video. You’ll find shots of the signing, interviews and scenes from the event. If you love Tim Tebow, it has most of the complete media interview with him.
Thanks for checking us out and have a great day.