Over here at the Tie Racks Blog, us tie rack storage fans are also huge sports fans. Whether it is March Madness (what a month!) or the Superbowl (what a night!) there is no doubt we will be transfixed on the tube.
However, there is one sporting “event” that I honestly do not see the appeal of. It is only marginally related to sports and does not involve any actually athletic ability. Despite this, it is becoming one of the most watched sporting specials of the year.
What I am talking about is the unexplainable popularity of the National Football League’s Draft. I get the excitement about finding out what promising new athlete is going to be joining your team in August – But the level of excitement over this mostly-inane event completely boggles my mind.
Half of the time these players end up being no-good benchwarmers, yet they get giant contracts that eat up their team’s available salary. Honestly watching the NFL Draft is almost like a preview of what player you are going to despise in two-to-three years.
For every Cam Newton, Peyton Manning and John Elway that gets drafted number one overall, there is an Akili Smith, Ryan Leaf and Jamarcus Russell. At least Russell knew how to have a good time.
This post does have a little bit to do with tie rack storage
Okay, I’ll admit it; there is one thing about the NFL draft that I love. It is the same thing I love about the Heisman Presentation (also incredibly boring), the NBA Draft (does anyone still watch basketball?) and even the ESPYs.
What am I talking about?
I am talking about all of the amazing ties that are on display at these events. Think about how huge these guys are – six foot three, three hundred pounds…. Six foot five, two-twenty pounds… Those are some gigantic ties! I just salivate thinking about the kind kind of tie rack storage that is necessary for those guys to hang up those ties! I mean, each tie must be 3 or 4 feet long!
And of course these men know they are going to be on TV in front of a national audience, so they always have the most fashion-forward ties.
Who can forget the classic 80’s tie Karl Malone wore when he was drafted by the Utah Jazz? Man that squared-off short tie makes him look amazing! No wonder he went on to be one of the best players in NBA history.
If you are a tall man or a guy with a big neck and require some extra-long ties, I would recommend looking into a rotating tie rack for your tie rack storage needs. What makes this perfect for larger ties is that it mounts to the closet rod. As long as your ties are not longer than your closet is tall, you should be alright. Additionally, this tie rack storage solution includes a light!
I am looking forward to this year’s NBA playoffs getting started, but it is not because I like basketball all that much. In fact, I just tune in halfway through the fourth quarter, that’s the only exciting part of the game to me. I am just looking forward to watching the post-game pressers and seeing what unique tie Dwight Howard is wearing next time, maybe I’ll write him suggestion some tie rack storage solutions.