Custom Koozies for Football Season

I’ve always known that my hubby-to-be loved sports. He loves playing sports, watching sports, betting on sports…if sports are involved he is all about it. But I guess I didn’t really understand his obsession with Fantasy sports until we started to live together. Being together 24/7, I quickly realized that he was in multiple fantasy leagues all of which he took very seriously. Like “second job” seriously. Any other ladies out there with a sports crazed man too?

At first I was a little irked by this devotion to his fantasy teams, and his need to watch every single game on Sunday because he “has to be there to cheer on his players.” But I also witnessed how these leagues brought him so much closer to his friends and co-workers. He still chats with old friends from Wisconsin and St. Louis because of fantasy sports. He’s bonding with people at work over their teams. He’s constantly laughing, joking, and spending time with his childhood friends specifically because they’re all in the same league. I now see the friendship and camaraderie that take place because of Fantasy Leagues and it no longer bothers me that he is so passionate about it.

To show my support for the upcoming football season, I decided to create a little something for his league (named “Orland Fantasy League”, OFL for short).
Bears-Koozie-on-Beer-BottleThe guys always get together the Sunday of Labor Day weekend to do their big draft. They order food, drinks, and just spend the entire day together drafting. Sounds crazy to me, but they seem to love it. In order to get some major “wife points” I came up with these personalized koozies for the entire league.  They’ll be the perfect accessory to keep their beers cold all day long.
Bears-Drink-KooziesI ordered them from Express Imprint and I couldn’t be happier with the way they turned out. Express Imprint is a family owned printing business and they can print your personalized graphic on anything from koozies, to shot glasses, to napkins, and mugs. Unlike some other companies I looked into, Express Imprint does low quantity orders…so I didn’t have to order 1,000 koozies for Finn’s group of friends. If we had to buy these bad boys in bulk…we’d be giving them out instead of Halloween candy for the next 10 years.

I chose these collapsible koozies, and it only took me about 5 minutes to design the custom graphic. We decided to go with Chicago Bears colors, and Finn added the “Bear Down” on there. The ability to add logos and personalized graphics is really pretty awesome, and it made the entire process fun for me. I now want to design koozies for just about every occasion….weddings, birthday parties, picnics…why the heck not?

Three-Beer-BottlesOverhead-Shot-KoozieBlue-Orange-KoozieFor a girl who isn’t really into football, I think they’re pretty darn cool and I hope the guys will use them for all of their football parties this season.

Finn-Holding-Beer-Koozie-001I know this guy certainly likes his cool koozies. Or maybe he’s just smiling because I’m finally admitting that I can actually tolerate his fantasy football obsession? Either way cheers to football season, and to blogging all day on Sundays without one complaint from my TV obsessed better half.casey_sig

Boys-at-draft(Disclaimer: We have partnered with Express Imprint to bring you this post. However, all opinions expressed are our own and are not influenced by Express Imprint.)


  • Danielle

    This time of year gives me all the more reason to have girls days while the guys watch football or draft! Also gives me free reign for every awards pre-show… I premise turning these on by telling my husband “you’ve gotta give me this one”
    Enjoy the season! Go Bears!

    • hahaha you’re one smart girl Danielle. Love it!

  • Alysia @ Slim Sanity

    All about the coozies, except for the whole bears fan part. #GoPackGo!!

  • Kristy Joy Doyle

    What a great idea!! My husband is as obsessed with Fantasy Football as yours, I would say. When we first started dating, I started to follow along with him and now I’ve adopted the “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” philosophy and we created our own league. He still has multiple other leagues, but we started one with a bunch of other friends in town and this year we did the same thing — gathered on Labor Day to draft, eat and have fun! It was a blast and I dare say I’m starting to get as obsessed with Fantasy Football as he is! It’s actually really fun, because I learn about teams/players other than the ones on my beloved Steelers. I might have to check out these coozies to give to our league!

    • That is awesome!! I love that you decided to join in on the fun. It all seems so confusing to me…keeping all of the players and positions straight…I know my team would just suck. Ha!

      Good luck this season!


  • Stephanie

    How fun! I’m a huge Bears fan (from NYC, don’t ask how that happened) AND a fantasy football player 🙂 Love this so much!

    • Go Bears!! And good luck to your fantasy football team this season!

      Thanks Stephanie!