Some Little-Known Facts About the Super Bowl

And, just like that, another football season is wrapping up. Here are some little known facts about the Super Bowl if you want to drop some knowledge at a Super Bowl party this Sunday, even if you’re only watching for the commercials or the halftime show:

• At-home fans will eat about 1.33 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday.

• Before 1991, marching bands usually performed Super Bowl halftime shows. The New Kids on the Block was the first pop act.

• The Super Bowl trophy is made by Tiffany & Co. and cost $25,000.

• 72 game balls are used during the Super Bowl (and we don’t want to hear about Deflategate anymore!).

• Gamblers wagered a record $132.5 million on Super Bowl 50.

Thanks to Forbes and USA Today for providing these interesting Super Bowl facts!

So, that brings us to needlepoint….

“Huh? It does? What does needlepoint have to do with football,” you ask.

Absolutely nothing….Well, unless you like to needlepoint while watching football. (Yes, that’s a thing). But, for those of you who aren’t into needlepoint stitching parties, you can still enjoy wearing a hand-stitched needlepoint football belt. It’s the perfect accessory for football fans, even in the off-season.

Brewster Belt Company‘s needlepoint belts are totally customizable. Change the colors to match your favorite football team’s colors or work with our designers to create your own custom football design from scratch. You can also select a silver or brass belt buckle, as well as the the leather color. Brewster also makes custom needlepoint football wallets, flasks, key fobs, dog collars and more. They make great gifts for football fans.

Custom Football Needlepoint Wallet

 

If you’re a betting man, a custom football needlepoint wallet can house your winnings. Customize it with your team’s favorite colors or work with Brewster’s designers to create your own custom football wallet design. Browse all of the sports-themed wallets on the site for ideas, if you need a little inspiration. Add a three-initial monogram to add extra personalization.

Custom Football Needlepoint Flask

 

 

 

For tailgating, a custom needlepoint football flask will show your friends you mean business. They’re totally customizable and make a great gift for football fans, groomsmen, fathers, brothers and anyone who likes to bring a good time along with them. Change the color of the helmet, add graphics, numbers or a monogram for the ultimate personalization.

 

If you want to be able to jump on any bandwagon, show your lack of commitment…uhem…your love for the sport with a good old basic football needlepoint belt.

Custom Needlepoint Football Belt

If you’re a college football fan, you might consider sporting a college campus needlepoint belt featuring your favorite college football team’s stadium and other campus buildings. College campus belts are available for any college!

Custom College Campus Needlepoint Belts

Not much left to say other than: Go, team…and don’t get buffalo sauce on the couch.

Part I: 17 Things to Look Forward to in ’17…and the Needlepoint Belts to Match

Happy Holidays! We hope you enjoy time with friends and family during the holidays and we wish you a wonderful 2017. Looking ahead to the new year, this is part one of a two-part post about 2017 happenings with needlepoint belt and accessory pairings….because Brewster Belt Company wants you to look great while you enjoy 2017 (…and show off our endless custom design possibilities).

And now, 17 things to look forward to in 2017 (drum roll, please)….

1. The Second Avenue Subway
New Yorkers are looking forward to the opening of the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway on January 1, 2017. Considering that the project has been planned for almost a century, we’re guessing no one is betting on it. But if you’re a betting man, we’ve got a belt for you.

2. The Presidential Inauguration
Ok, maybe you’re not looking forward to it, but after an eventful campaign season and election, on January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.  Our designers have created a lot of amazing American and State Flag Needlepoint Belts.

3. The Super Bowl
Superbowl LI (that’s 51 for those of you who have forgotten your Roman numerals) will take place on February 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. With a few weeks still remaining in the regular season, we have an idea who the contenders will likely be, but anything can happen…. Get a custom needlepoint football belt to support your favorite team or show your non-partisan love for the sport with our featured needlepoint football belt.

4. NFL Draft
On a related note, we raise our glasses to the Cleveland Brown fans who stood by their team this challenging year. May we suggest a needlepoint football flask to help get you through the next few games? At least you’ll probably get the first draft pick….

5. State of Nebraska Sesquicentennial
The great state of Nebraska will celebrate 150 years of statehood on March 1, 2017. Planning for its sesquicentennial celebration has been in the works since 2012, so the state should be well-prepared to celebrate like it’s 1867. Get into the spirit with a Nebraska state flag needlepoint belt.

6. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
On April 7, 2017, six new artists in the “Performer” category will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The inductees are: Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur and Yes. And rock on with a rock and roll needlepoint belt!

7. Vacation (or Staycation)
Whether you’re planning a vacation or a staycation in 2017, we hope you fit in some R&R. Either way, you can dress the part with a vacation-themed, custom needlepoint belt. Love SCUBA? There’s a belt for that. Heading to Florida? May we suggest a flamingo needlepoint belt? Or, turn up the heat in your living room and host a beach party with tropical cocktails and a cocktail needlepoint belt to match. Mele kalikimaka.

8. Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017. But it’s a long road to the Kentucky Derby and qualifying races are already taking place from now through April. If you’re planning to host or attend a Derby Party, it’s never too early to order yourself a festive horse racing belt, so you can sip your mint julep in style.

9. Summer
Much of the U.S. has been experiencing record low temps, but the days are about to start getting longer and we’re about half way to summer. Hang in there and check out our fun summer-themed needlepoint belts. Whether you summer on Nantucket or in your backyard, love fly fishing or paddling, there’s a belt for you.

Happy holidays from the folks at Brewster Belt Company and stay tuned for the next post, which will include the remaining things to look forward to in ’17…and the belts to match.