February 10, 2007

HELLO. My name is Jason Franklin. I like hot dogs, pizza, chicken wings, and hugs. Welcome to my first blog. It’s my first time, so be gentle. I want to thank everyone for coming to check out the Sportiqe Apparel website. The support that we have been getting from everyone has been AMAZING!

We are currently really busy traveling. We will be on the road for the next few months taking care of our NBA customers playoff needs. I think this years NBA playoffs are going to be the best in years. There are so many good teams this year. The Knicks seem to be coming around. That “Mr. Hibachi” out in D.C. is playing like a man possessed.

I always have to give love to my hometown Chicago Bulls. Is this the year the Bulls get by the Heat and the Pistons? The Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks are looking pretty tough out west.

There is a lot of Sportiqe Apparel in your local NBA stadium team shop. We’re really happy to be taking fashion at the stadium shops to another level. Check it out. I promise you will not be disappointed. Sportiqe Apparel is a great way to show love for your favorite team, but also look good while doing it.

We are also putting together collections for our music customers that are heading on the road this spring/summer. We are THRILLED to be doing a jacket for the current Justin Timberlake tour. Keep a look out for a kick ass black zip up sweater. You better get them QUICK, because I don’t think they are going to last long on tour. I know for a fact that it is Justin and crews FAVORITE piece on the tour.
Looking forward to getting the chance to see Justin in a few weeks during his two sold-out nights in Chicago. We are proud to be working with Justin to bring sexy back to concert merchandise.

We will also be doing merch again for summer tours for Dave Matthews Band and .O.A.R. DMB has a new album coming out this summer. Can’t wait to hear what new tunes they have to share with the world. I am quite certain it will be some inspiring stuff. IF you have been living under a rock the past 15 years and have not been to a DMB show yet, finish reading this blog and immediately go buy tickets!!!! Don’t miss them this summer! I recently got to check out O.A.R at a sold out Madison Square Garden show. THEY ROCKED. If you haven’t checked them out yet you NEED TO! We are so excited to be doing merch for DMB and O.A.R not only because they are great bands, but they are great people as well.

We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones at the shows this summer. Hugs are good. High fives are cool too! Stay tuned to the Sportiqe site as we hope to announce some other MAJOR bands we will be doing the merch for this summer.

If you happen to be in Las Vegas for the NBA All-Star Game, don’t forget to look for the Sportiqe Apparel label. We are doing some really cool gear for All-Star. It’s going to be a trip to see our gear on the strip. I will update everyone on some cool sightings of celebs wearing our gear during all-star weekend in my next blog.

Until we meet again. Be good to one another. Thanks for letting us follow our dreams!!