It’s no secret that my knowledge of sports is a bit lacking. In fact, if I were to ever be presented with a chance at fortune if I could answer just one sports related question; my employer would likely see me at my desk the following day. So, any knowledge on the subject would be like finding the consummate “Golden Ticket” and being rewarded with the once in a lifetime opportunity at touring Willy Wonka’s psychedelic wonderland of goodies. Ok, that may be a bit extreme in contrast, but you get my point (I hope). 😀
So, when the always fabulous, Tamika Morrison of T.Morrison Agency, invited me to a sports related soiree for women, I thought, well; this is my last chance at getting that Everlasting Gobstopper that’s been eluding me for so long. 😛
TWO-MINUTE WARNING: The following will contain an abnormal amount of football related lingo that may get me a penalty flag by the football elite. You’ve been duly warned…
Jersey Girls Sports “kicked off” the event, which is a sports classroom for women (like me), who want to enhance their understanding of sports and how to incorporate sports into their lifestyle. The event, dubbed 1st & Flirty, was all about the ladies (sorry fellas), and featured Harvey twins, Brandi and Karli of Young, Fit & Fly who co-hosted the festivities. Set at the Hudson Grille in Midtown, guests enjoyed gameday appropriate food such as BBQ wings, nachos, dip, burgers, and veggie and fruit trays, as we watched the Atlanta Falcons go head-to-head with the Philadelphia Eagles in an exciting matchup that saw Michael Vick return to ATL to face his former team. And, since this was a ladies exclusive event, there were fabulous swag bags featuring the latest issue of Kraze Magazine at the “ready”, and we were all “set” for a great evening of fun; and, no one would have to “hike” back home empty handed since there were plenty of freebies and giveaways. (I warned ya!) 😀
One lucky lady won a pair of Falcons tickets!!! Now how’s that for a giveaway!
Now, according to Jersey Girls Sports’ co-founders, Angela Davis and Marcelle English, the Jersey Girls concept was conceived out of their love for sports. Jersey Girl Sports is a lifestyle brand for female sports fans, and they have created an experience where a woman can find her place and add value within her favorite sport which includes everything from understanding the game to what women wear to a game, by presenting a platform where women can get sports…on their terms. Go girls!!!
Both Angela and Marcelle gave us ladies the 101 on football, as well they shared examples of how football can relate to relationships and everyday situations. After listening to these fab ladies, I actually understood the game of football much more than I had before, and I couldn’t wait to get home and share my new-found knowledge with my hubby; who by his OWN account is the self proclaimed “Gridiron Guru” because of his extensive knowledge on all things football. I’ll get back to that a bit later…
Brandi and Karli Harvey, owners of Young, Fit & Fly, discussed how we can get chic team gear at affordable prices. They talked about how we can incorporate fashion into sports (which I thought was a brilliant idea), as well as why you do not need to wear a jersey and jeans to support your favorite team. And, they showed us how they turned their team sweatshirts into fabulous fashion one-offs, pairing them with leggings and tights, and completing the look with cute accessories and thigh high boots. Touchdown!!! Rockin a haute look like that will definitely get a “score” (and a two-point conversion)! 😉
Although it was an all girls exclusive event, the ladies were given a males perspective by Clinical Psychologist and Relationship Expert, Dr. Alduan Tartt. Dr. Tartt dropped in to “coach” the ladies about relationships and marriage, how to find our “Quarterback” in a mate, as well as providing pointers on attracting the opposite sex. Dr. Tartt also spoke about his book; The Ring Formula, which offers insight on what men look for in a potential wife. Hmmm…Sound advice to get the single ladies off the “sideline”, and into the “game”. 😀
I had a wonderful time networking with all the fab ladies while learning all about the game of football, and how to glam-up my wardrobe in support of my fav sports team. Thanks to the divas at Jersey Girls Sports, Dr. Alduan Tartt, and the fab ladies of Young, Fit & Fly, we all left with priceless nuggets of wisdom on how to make sports a more enjoyable (and fabulous) experience. Now, it was time for me to “tackle” my newly acquired knowledge of football by putting these gems to the test on my hubby, the “Gridiron Guru”.
Oh Honey!!! Can you come here for a sec? I wanna show you how I run my Wildcat Offense! 😉