Fanatics, the leading online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise, invited me to be part of their Future Fanatics campaign to show how the super-fans of tomorrow are getting their start. Fanatics.com has everything from MLB hats to football jerseys from your favorite college team. Or if you still need a World Cup jersey, they’ve got those, too.
Tom and are both Hokies, so our kids are born Hokies, but curating a true fan takes time, repetition and patience. And it means that, as his parents, Tom and I have a responsibility to make sure one of David’s earliest memories is chanting the Hokie cheer at the breakfast table.
Kick-off is sixty days away. Sixty days.
And with Lightning McQueen on our side, how can we lose?
The shirt David is wearing in the video was a lucky find at Old Navy. It’s two years old, stretched and faded and past it’s prime. But we keep it around, honestly, because I’ve had a hard time finding affordable, decent quality Virginia Tech gear. Anyone have any suggestions?
So far I’m super-impressed with Hokie selection at Fanatics.com. I think I know a little blonde boy who’s going to get a Virginia Tech hoodie for his third birthday.