Holigay Gift Guide: Sports Edition

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You know what’s awesome? Sports? You know what else is awesome? Giving people gifts you can make excuses to come over and use. Combine these things and you have this gift guide.

Inflatable TV

What’s more baller than watching sports on a lawn? This will have to wait until the winter’s over but catching a game and some rays at the same time would be a great way to celebrate the warm weather’s return.

Beer pong table

While you’re out on the lawn you might as well be drunk. Get yourself a sports-themed pong table and keep all those friends that don’t like watching entertained. It’s also an actual ping pong table if you’re too mature for beer pong. It folds up so it’s great for tailgates.

The League DVD Season 1

Do you know someone that dies when it’s not football season? Get them this show about a group of friends and their fantasy football league to tide them over. It’s a loosely scripted comedy that’s hilarious even if you don’t know anything about football or Shiva blasting.

NFL DVD case

They’re going to need somewhere to store those DVDs. Now that Netflix is ridiculous, DVD purchasing might be coming back around. Protect your collection and support your favorite team.

MLB fitted hat

I’m only friends with people who can pull off hats. That’s actually something I said to Grace off-handedly but has become a new requirement. A hat is one of those things people may have always wanted to try to pull off but they never want to risk buying one themselves. Help ’em out. Give head a chance.

Combination bottle opener/caribiner

Do you have a friend that’s always upset people don’t know they’re gay? Get them one of these. No one will ever doubt them again.

WNBA adidas jacket

Maybe there will be a cute girl around that gets chilly and they’ll be there to save the day. Or maybe they just get cold easily.

Nerf basketball hoop

These are dangerous. You can easily blow an hour because you’re determined to hit most difficult shot you can think up so be careful who you give one to. Especially if it’s someone who thinks everything is a competetion. I bet I typed this sentence faster than you read it. Boom, I just won.

Paintball kit

Girls with guns. Hot.

1 can fridge

When you run to the fridge, is there that one friend that needs you to grab them a drink every time? They even time their drinking pace to match yours? Get them one of these. It might make catching games with them a little more bearable.

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Brittani Nichols is a Los Angeles based comedy person. When she's not tweeting about white people or watching television, she's probably eating pizza. Actually, she's probably doing all three of those things concurrently and when she's not doing THAT, she's sleeping. Brittani also went to Yale and feels weird about mentioning it but wants you to know.

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  1. You can’t just use a picture of Abby Wambach and Megan Rapinoe in the link and then not post USWNT swag. Or more pictures of Abby and Pinoe.

  2. Caribiner that is also a bottle opener! Practical AND queer and an excuse to grab your friends by the belt loops.

  3. the basketball hoop brings back so many childhood memories of me and my brother injuring each other in our hallway.

  4. I’m really tempted to get the nerf hoop, I may be taking baby steps toward adulthood but I’m a kid at heart

  5. I second that. That nerf hoop looks awesome! But I’m still hoping that one day Amazon will start using Paypal as a paying method. Ofcourse then I would become an Amazon addict! Via Autostraddle.

  6. I thought you were representing the hometown until I saw that Pirates hat. Sox hat would have looked so much better. :)

    I still own the nerf hoop, bought one in college… no longer in use but it’s on my closet door…facing inward.

    • Agreed re: the Sox but I didn’t want to overdo the Chicago representation since I already had U of I and da Bears.

  7. totally love the league. i’m curious about the extra content though as i’ve watched season 1 at least 3 times. i wonder if i can convince my gf to get it for me for christmas. lol.

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