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COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives, among the most crucial being the air we breathe. Thus, face masks have become a part of our daily routine.
Few enjoy wearing facial coverings, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try to make the best of it. When the virus first began its spread, the vast majority of the available masks were of the surgical style, light blue and graphics-free. Today, large companies and small entrepreneurs alike are designing fashionable facial coverings that allow us to express ourselves.
Little surprise that sports fans of all ages have taken to wearing face masks that flaunt a team logo, a player image, or simply something relating to their favorite game. Here are a few coverings that will demonstrate to your fellow mask-wearers where your sports loyalties lay.
(Note: All availability and pricing is reflective of September, 2020. Mask manufactures who would like us to add their item to this list are welcome to write us at [email protected].)
START SPREADING THE NEWS
The New York Yankees are a polarizing team, but we can all agree that their logo is timeless and looks phenomenal on anybody’s face…even that of a Red Sox fan.
YET MORE BRONX BOMBERS
Tee Public, $15.00 each
If a Yankees logo isn’t enough for you, you’ll be thrilled with this series of New York legends masks, among them Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN
Gitman Bros. Vintage, $25.00
The postponement of the Olympics was a major blow to us all, but these celebratory masks will remind us that we have a whole lot to look forward to.
THEY ARE THE CHAMPIONS
Robin Place Fabrics, $19.99
As they’re the Super Bowl champs, there are a plethora of Kansas City Chiefs coverings available. This N95 filter mask is one of the good ones.
Surf and Sunshine, $28.00
Fans and alums of THE Ohio State University have never been shy about celebrating their school’s sports program. This uber-colorful covering definitively illustrates their level of passion.
THE DUDE ABIDES
The Dudes Threads, $15.00
This nifty homage to Jeff Bridges’ iconic performance in the Coen Brothers classic flick combines two of our favorite pastimes: Bowling and thinking about The Big Lebowski.
Hockey Hall of Fame, $39.99
The Hockey Hall of Fame offers a wide array of slick mask packages, this vibrantly-colored Detroit Red Wings three-pack being among the slickest.