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Football may be the all American sport, 32 teams competing for a coveted spot in the Super Bowl, excited fans on their feet filling the stadiums, die-hard fans sprawled out on the couch at home in front of their TVs, cheering on their favorite team.
But let’s be honest…when it comes to the sport, as every fashion diva knows, win or lose the game – it’s all about the clothes!
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league that constitutes one of the four major sports leagues in North America. It is composed of the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). Today, the NFL has the highest average attendance of any professional sports league in the world and is the most popular sport in the United States. Translation: If you attend a game, there’s a great possibility that lots of eyes will be eyeing you, sizing up your stylish clothes from head to toe. A knock-out outfit is the only way to go!
A must? An NFL jersey from your favorite team. But it’s a cold day, you say? Show your grit and spirit by braving the harsh elements. No jackets allowed…you don’t want to cover up your jealousy provoking jersey!
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What could be more All American than the jersey of the New England Patriots? With shades of red, white and blue, we applaud the team’s patriotic color scheme. However, for fanatical football fashionista fans, you never want to overdo the colors red, white and blue. Yes, you want to salute and respect the American flag, but you don’t want to look like one.
When it comes to the rules of the game of football, there are many. When it comes to the rules of the game of fashion, well, there are none! So, why not steal the show wearing a blend of sporty, sassy and elegant chic? Complement the jersey of your choice with your own unique fashion flair! Remember, it’s always about what you wear!
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Now that is one gorgeous bracelet, you say. But you’re at the game, cold biting temperatures, and your fingers can’t freeze. How would you be able to eat your yummy snacks? Just replace the attached ring/bracelet with a fancy, fantastic pair of red gloves!
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Stand out in the grandstands dressed in a grand set of duds!
But I’m not going to the game, you say. The exquisite clothes are still a must on any football day. Whether you’re tailgating in the parking lot, sitting in your favorite sports bar, attending a neighborhood party or watching the game at home alone, just like the football uniform makes the man, with your unique fashion style, you will always make yourself smile!
NFL Fun Fact: The NFL was formed on August 20, 1920 as the American Professional Football Conference. On June 24, 1922, the league changed its name to the National Football League.
Football’s biggest fan! Fashion’s biggest fan! Fan…tastic!
NFL More Fun Facts: The NFL headquarters building is located at 345 Park Avenue, Midtown Manhattan, New York USA. The current CEO is Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Let’s give a shout out to the sport it’s all about! And a louder cheer to the outfit that you wear!
Kick one over the goalpost in knock-out garments, because like I’ve said before, as everyone knows, it’s all about the clothes. Always!
Hut, hut, hike – touchdown! Score wearing killer football fanatic fashion galore!
Come out the winner in your first-place fashion! Always a point above!
“Excuse me, I do believe you are the most fashion forward fan at the game. You are one fine dressed dame!”
America proud!
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Watch for Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, coming to bookstores and online bookstores in early 2017.
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846
 
 
 
 

Bold! Aggressive! Fierce! Strappy! Styling!
Whether you want to wear a shoe that shouts brave, or merely wear a shoe that sports aesthetic and sporty, gladiator shoes and sandals will never disappoint.
A gladiator (swordsman) was an armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals and condemned criminals. Characteristics sought after to depict true gladiators are strong, brave, and aggressive, never backing down.
Gladiators dressed to kill from head to toe – literally!
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Whether your preference is gladiator boots, high heels, or sandals, your feet will be glad to step out in gladiator shoes!
Gladiator Fun Fact: Gladiators offered spectators an example of Rome’s martial ethics, and in fighting or dying well, they could inspire admiration and popular acclaim. They were celebrated in high and low art, and their value as entertainers was commemorated in precious and commonplace objects throughout the Roman world.
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Regardless of sport, fashion always finds a way to make it all about the look!
Gladiator Fun Fact: The games reached their peak between the 1st century BC and the 2nd century AD, and they finally declined during the early 5th century after the adoption of Christianity as state church of the Roman Empire in 380. Beast hunts, however, continued into the 6th century.
Release your inner fashion beast and give your feet a fiery feast!
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Okay, gladiator boots do look rad, but they are just a bit too much for my more reserved fashion sense, you say! Never fear, classy gladiator heels will save the day yet keep you in a provocative look that’s here to stay!
Fun fashion footwear!
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Wearing gladiator shoes takes some guts, and definitely cool confidence. Isn’t that what fashion risks are all about?
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The gladiator’s oath as cited by Petronius (Satyricom, 117): “He vows to endure to be burned, to be bound, to be beaten, to be killed by the sword.”
Ouch! Big time ouch! The sport has died out, but courage and strength live on! The sport has become the most recognized symbol of historical Roman culture.
Hey, we just want to look stunning in our favorite footwear! No harm done here.
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Make your feet smile, glad to walk a mile in gladiator shoes.
I could never wear such loud, over-the-top shoes, you think.
Just try it, you might like it.
So glad to give you a taste of gladiator shoe style! Hope this blog post leaves you with a smile!
Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two Natalie North murder mystery novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has woven her love of detective work and her passion for fashion into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website www.nancymangano.com, her fashion/style/beauty/book blog www.passionforprying.wordpress,com, Twitter @nancymangano and her author like Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.