|Amazon.com's Sports & Outdoors Store has Winning Lineup of NFL and NCAA Football Fan Gear|
Store reveals Amazon.com customers favor Favre over Romo and the Cowboys over the Giants
SEATTLE, Oct 06, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Football fever is off and running, and fans everywhere have a reason to scream victory. Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMZN), today announced two football fan shops -- Amazon.com's National Football League fan shop (www.amazon.com/nfl) and National Collegiate Athletic Association fan shop (www.amazon.com/ncaa) -- showcasing more than 550,000 products from top merchants, including FansEdge, Football Fanatics and Fogdog Sports. Loyal football fans can discover the greatest online selection and low prices on jerseys, hats, collectibles, toys and games, sports equipment and tailgating and stadium gear.
"This is prime football season and each fan shop has everything customers need to show support for their favorite teams and players," said Benjamin Hartman, director of Amazon.com's Sports & Outdoors Store. "If you don't live in the city of your beloved team then you know how hard it can be to find your team's hat or jersey. Within Amazon.com's Sports & Outdoors store, customers anywhere in the country can find and purchase the widest selection of fan gear for both NFL and NCAA teams at everyday low prices."
Since the beginning of football season, Amazon customers are showing their team loyalties:
-- Among Amazon.com customers, the Dallas Cowboys are the most popular NFL team, selling more fan gear than any other team.
-- For NCAA gear, Amazon.com customers have purchased more Florida fan gear than any other team, edging out both Michigan and Georgia.
-- The cities with the most fandom and the largest purchasers of NFL-branded products are Dallas, New York and Pittsburgh.
-- On Amazon.com, the bestselling NFL football jersey is the Reebok Replica Brett Favre New York Jets (green) adult jersey. The Reebok Replica Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts (white) adult jersey is the second bestseller.
Each football fan shop is built for the way customers shop: organized by team and category, it provides all of the tools and helpful information that Amazon.com customers have come to know and trust, including robust product information, customer reviews and bestsellers. In addition, Amazon.com carries thousands of footballs, helmets and protective gear for adults and future QBs from top brands like Wilson, Adidas, Riddell, Under Armour, Rawlings, Shock Doctor and Reebok. Coaches and players can browse hundreds of training aids, including blocking dummies, agility trainers and protective gear by visiting www.amazon.com/football.
Sports enthusiasts can visit www.amazon.com/sports to discover a wide selection of NBA, WNBA, NHL, MLB and NASCAR products.
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