The holiday season can be an overwhelming time of doubt and uncertainty. Fret not, fan-faithful, Fanatics.com has everything you need to make sure this year is a great one for the sports fan(s) in your life. We will be counting down the Top 10 Gifts for Sports Fans of the 2012 season. All of these items are available for your holiday purchase at Fanatics and Football Fanatics. The votes have been tallied and the results are in. The #1 Gift this year for the sports fan in your life: Nike Football Gloves.
Wear gloves, not pine tar
As long as there’s been sport in America, there have been people creating ways to play faster, better. From pig skins to cow hides; leather helmets to polycarbonate alloys. And where once a player may have thought to put peanut butter or pine tar on their hands, now we have the Nike Vapor Jet Gloves. Playing a quick game of sandlot football just got kicked up a notch when you’re racing down the dirt with these bad boys on your digits. Nike NFL Gloves turn any backyard scrimmage into a true sporting event.
Question: Why do I need gloves to play football? Answer: Do you KNOW how hard an NFL QB throws?
The average NFL QB can throw a football around 35-40 mph. Without gloves, you could easily jam your fingers or bruise them up something awful. Now, you may not hauling in bullets from Tom Brady anytime soon, but why not look like you are? Nike Football Gloves turn the act of catching a football into somewhat of an art form. With their bright, team-matched colors and interlocking designs, Nike Football Gloves don’t just protect your hands, they guard your sense of style.
The Science behind the spectacular
Nike Receiver Gloves were designed by some pretty smart people. Not only are they available in the logos and colors of every NFL team, but they’re built with some serious attention to detail. The palms of the gloves contain Magnigrip CL material to strengthen grip in all conditions. Mesh resides on the back for breathability, and a gusset system delivers a flexible range of motion for the fingers. Thermoplastic elastomers bond to the center of the gloves to increase durability and comfort. Oh, and, uh . . .they look really, really cool!
‘Throw your hands in the air . . .’
One of, if not the best, feature of the Vapor Jet Gloves is their design. An interlocking print on the gloves will create a team’s logo when one’s hands are put together. Think of it as the exclamation point on a touchdown catch. A way to silence the crowd after you’ve picked off the QB late in the game. You snatch the ball from the heavens, cross the plane of the goal, and throw your hands together, showing everyone the team you really play for (even if it’s only in your head). Nike Receiver Gloves—you’ll play on a different level altogether.