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Happy Holidays From Off Tackle Empire. Do You Enjoy Vintage Sports Stuff?

This has been a great year for Off Tackle Empire. We've seen a lot of growth on the site, we've had some great additions to the staff, and we've rolled out more killer content about Big Ten football than I think most of us could have ever imagined.

So this holiday season, we'd like to give you just a small token of our appreciation. We can't send each and every one of you a gift, but we can do something. For those of you who aren't familiar, Asgard Press makes vintage college football calendars that feature archived, high-quality prints of actual game-day football program covers from the early-mid 20th century, and they have calendars for each B1G school. Each month on the calendar has a replica gameday program, each image is perforated, so fans can peel out their favorites and display them in any 11"x14" frame, and yes, they're all different images from 12 different seasons.

Asgard was kind enough to send me some free calendars, and I have to say, they're awesome. The paper is poster quality, and when they say suitable for framing, it's usually a cheap marketing ploy.

This is anything but that. It's high quality paper stock, and I am going to frame all replica covers and hang them in the man cave. You know, when I get my man cave built.

So how does this affect you? Well, for one, we have calendars for every B1G team except Michigan and Ohio State. Michigan's calendar is sold out, and well, the Ohio State one was here just a minute ago. But for the life of me, I can't seem to find it right now.

//whistles, looks around

//admires Ohio State calendar on my wall

We tell you this because if you win the OTE college bowl pick 'em contest (details on how to enter are right here) we will send you a calendar for the B1G team of your choice (except OSU or Michigan)!

Absolutely free!

But if you don't want to try your luck at taking on the likes of Bama Hawkeye, who has assured me he's going to win the bowl pick 'em, or, if for some unfathomable reason, you like a team from outside the B1G, you can order one direct from Asgard.

And we've got a PROMO CODE THAT GIVES YOU A 10% DISCOUNT!! This is all you have to do:

Just click on this link to get your 10% discount via OTE:

Do your shopping, and when you go to check out, the 10% discount will be applied at the end. Here are a few images of the calendars we have:


What do you know...maybe Illinois CAN have nice things.


Kind of ironic that the cover for Iowa is a running back, no? No.


Those are just a couple, and you can check out the whole collection over at If you're interested in what other schools look like, email me if you're interested and I can actually send you a picture that is correctly oriented. For whatever reason, they don't orient correctly here.

So, from all of us here at OTE, thanks for making this a great year, and we all hope you and your family have a happy and safe holiday season.

And enjoy 10% of a way cool calendar on us.