‘Tis the season of giving and FB&G has your back. Or, at least, something to cover it with. We are teaming up with the fine folks at Million Dollar Ballers for a holiday t-shirt giveaway contest.
We’re not just giving away any shirt, though. We’re giving away this fantastic, “Cap Goggles” shirt.
All you have to do is follow these simple steps:
1). Tell me why you deserve to win the shirt.
Yep. That’s it. Hop in the comments and tell me, tweet at me using the #capgoggles hashtag, or just text me. Actually, don’t text me. That instantly disqualifies you.
If you decide to tweet me, make sure you’re following me so I can message you should you be one of the two lucky winners. Oh, did I not mention that earlier? That’s right, two of you will be in possession of this shirt*.
If you aren’t one of the lucky two, you can still get a fresh shirt at MDB by ponying up a few bucks. Like this one or this one. If you buy this one though, you’ll probably have to start flopping so, maybe get this one instead. And while you’re perusing fantastic basketball shirts, be sure to click the follow button on @mdballers. Great guy, great product, and super generous to offer you guys a chance to win this tee.
Get on it now, as the contest is will only run through the end of the Lakers-Kings game on Sunday. Good luck and do Cap proud!
*Winners will be able to choose a shirt sized S-XL.
Choose me and I will give it to my pops along with some DVDs to replace those dusty show time era VHS tapes.
If you give it to me, I promise that I will not respond to anything that either W or Jerke posts for six months.
Reggie Hammond says
So I can wear it while giving somebody Arabian goggles
Chris J says
I need an opinion on these shirts… If you go to the Collections section, then choose Icons, clearly the shirt labeled Goggles 4 is a tribute to Rambis, and Goggles 5 is late-career Kareem.
Take a look at Goggles 3, however… do you guys see Worthy, or earlier-era Kareem?
Worthy’s my favorite Laker ever, and I’m toying with buying the shirt. But on first take, I thought, “That’s Kareem.”
That should say Craig W
I´d be proud to be picked. My reasons?
FORUM – is where I saw Cap play many a time, leading us to ring after ring
BLUE – is how I felt when there was a major fire at Cap´s home in which he lost his beloved LP collection
GOLD – is striking it rich with an X-Mas gift from this, the finest Lakers blog.
in this galaxy anyway 🙂
good luck everyone!
Very nice Darius. I’m pretty sure I speak for all of us here when I say we appreciate the opportunity to win a free t…(and a couple of Laker court-side seats w/b sweet, lol).
-I’d would absolutely love to win a Captain Goggles T-shirt. Kareem is simply my 2nd favorite all-time athlete, right behind Mohamed Ali. He was a favorite of mine as Lew Alcindor, long before he became a Laker. As a Native New Yorker I started followed his career as a high schooler at Power Memorial. Even though Wilt was 11 years older than Kareem when he broke into the league as Alcindor at age 22 (’69-’70 season), their battles were epic. At last, Wilt had met his match. June 16th, 1975 was one of the happiest sporting days in my life. That’s when my favorite player was traded to my favorite team. Kareem had became a Laker and everything was right with the world.
-That’s my story…and I’m sticking with it, lol. XL, if I’m so fortunate.
I deserve the shirt because as a child I watched the balding Cap with his signature goggles lead the Lakers to championships …today I’m a balding Laker fan with the spectacles. JLV
Daniel Mulitauopele says
I deserve it because I have bad eyesight and contacts freak me out.
Samson Hughgrams says
I deserve it because short shorts make my lady friend giggle. But they are comfortable so…
Danger Dean says
I deserve it because I have 33 different basketball reasons. I feel like I don’t need to explain anymore than that.
Daniel Mulitauopele Again says
I deserve it because Phillip Barnett is in my gchat. Unless you hate Phillip Barnett because he went to Lakers Nation awhile back. In that case, I hate Phillip Barnett.
lil pau says
In 1982, I went with my grandfather to see the Lakers vs. the Sixers in the NBA Finals at the Fabulous Forum, my first NBA Finals game. I hated that Sixers team with a passion not reawakened since the monstrous anti-Mt Rushmore of Pierce, KG, Perkins, and Allen. (The exception, I must admit, was Julius Erving… who could hate the graceful and gentlemanly Doctor J?)
Not only did the Lakers beat those loathsome cheesesteak-eaters that day… at the end of the game, as the Lakers streamed triumphantly into their locker room, Kareem took off his sweatband and threw it into the crowd, hitting me square in the face! I kept that sweatband and also waited outside in the parking lot chute and got his autograph after the game. That sweatband remains safely ensconced in a box deep within my office closet. If I win the t-shirt, I will open the box, gently douse the sweatband with distilled water to release the aged essence of the Captain, then squeeze the sweatband onto the shirt and wear the shirt for five days in a row. As a bonus, if needed as a tiebreaker, I will post updates of my wife’s horrified reaction as she endures this sacred communion..
Daniel Mulitauopele Again Twice says
I just really want the shirt. Cause I love the Lakers, like, a lot.
T Rogers says
I deserve it because I was forced to play basketball with my glasses on as a kid. This was in 1985 and I really thought my mother was tying to mock my entire existence. To make matters worse she bought a strap to connect around the back. So I could not use that excuse.
I got to practice ready to be royally embarrassed. Then one of my teammates looked at me and said, “Dude, you look like Kareem Abdul Jabbar!” That was the greatest compliment I could have ever gotten. Too bad I didnt play like Kareem. We were still terrible but I never took those glasses off. That’s why I deserve that shirt.
I should get it because I am the 2nd most irritating poster. Aaron doesn’t count because he only where’s Tank Tops!
lil pau: Very cool story. I love hearing about stuff like that. The 80 and 82 (and OK if I have to – 83) series against the Sixers were in my opinion, the peak of talent ever assembled on the NBA court.
Chris J: Worthy was one of the coolest dudes on the planet (along with Norm). However if he had just not made that one turnover in 84. Wow – even tough was young – I still remember that like it was yesterday. The 88 series was a great memory (amongst many) for him though.
Darius: If you give the t-shirt to me, I will ask you to send it to Jim Buss. It will upgrade his wardrobe. However, if you do send it to him, please put Kareem’s name on the shirt, so Jim knows who it is. KAJ played during Jim’s horse racing days so he may not recognize him.
Other things Aaron likes:
comic strip: Tank McNamara
football player: Tank Younger
on-line game: World of Tanks
Craig W. says
I too followed Lew Alcindor from the time he enrolled at UCLA and the freshman team beat the varsity – who had just won the NCAA championship the previous year. I listened to them win the 2nd game of the series with Houston in 1968 from my tent in Vietnam. I anguished through those early years with the Lakers when Kermit got traded to the Celtics as the only way to salvage his career. I celebrated with the game in San Diego where Magic jumped in Kareem’s arms and was told to take it easy, that there were 81 more of these games. As cerebral and distant as Kareem could be, he was both an athlete and an intellect – bridging both worlds – and his game was grace itself. He took care of himself long before other athletes and set the standard for greatness over the long term – something only Kobe is really approaching.
T-shirt or no, I have enjoyed Kareem throughout his life – regardless that the ‘talking heads’ would rather forget him. Kareem – may you live longer and prosper!
436 Kobe Bryant LAL -236
Last in the NBA in plus minus.
Sad, scary and very telling.
hilarious post – & very cool too
Give it to lil pau…..wanna read about his wifes reaction 🙂
Bryan S says
lil pau & T Rodgers, slam dunk
Nice story Lil Pau, you deserve the shirt for storing the sweat of the most snobbish player of all time. Put that sweaty head band in a nice glass case and sell it for a premium in the future.
Mind you, I am a fan and a follower of Skyhook Googles, all the way from his original name, Lew Alcindor era as a Bruin. I was a fan in the 3rd World, we have our own NCAA craze. I never had a chance to watch an NBA game live but rely mostly on 5 inches articles on the rear pages of Manila Times in the Philippines. Sometimes I got NBA magazines fresh from the base narrating the latest success of the Greenies recent Championships. It is all about Russell, smokin Red and greatest dribbler, Bob Cousy. Got tired of reading props in every issue as though they owned the NBA, I thought of going with the underdogs, just like today – The Lakers. lol!
It was 1969, just graduated from college, I was invited to watch a live telecast of a Laker game inside the base at Clark Air Force Base in Pampanga, 100 miles away from Manila. It was the 7th game Finals Lakers vs. Celtics. Wow, what a treat, first time and Finals Championship of my team, I watched the game with the GI’s on R & R from Vietnam. Lakers were favored in this game, it was held at their home court, the new Forum led by West, Wilt and Elgin no way they would lose. Well, the favored Lakers lost again after several miscommunication and climactic Nelson’s ball bounced in a trampoline and went in, to everyone’s dismay. Cap Googles was drafted by Bucks and like Ali, he became engrossed with Black Muslim movement inspired too by the Civil Rights unrest of the sixties, changed his name to KAJ later traded to Lakers.
In the summer of 1972, I got to see my idols in person ,Elgin visited RP together with Dave Bing, Calvin Murphy, Elvin Hayes. Pearl Monroe and Walt Frazier etc without Jerry West. I thought that was the culmination of my NBA fantasy, didn’t expect it was just the start to cheer more for the Laker players who were not born yet.
Lil pau for the win!
Consolation prize for Aaron: tank top version! (Props to Ko)
My opinion on the contest:
1. lil pau
2. T Rogers
3. Craig W
As the soup Nazi said on Seinfeld!
No Wine FOR YOU.
Not even in top 3? My numbers are worse then Kobe’s 436 ranking in plus minus yet you probably would vote for him!
plus minus is one of the worst statistics ever.
You had the funniest post of the thread, in a walk. But in terms of who gets the shirt…gotta go with the other three.
Lil pau says
I vote for T Rogers– fantastic.