The Nudge family continues to grow! Over the July 4th weekend, we signed a contract with the US Naval Academy to be a licensed vendor for their products, making them the 28th license in our collection (and hopefully many more to come!).
The Army-Navy football game is one of the greatest traditions in all of college sports, and we are thrilled to be vendors for both of these historic universities. Always the final game of the regular season and usually played under some snow, Army and Navy face off in Philadelphia in front of thousands of cadets in their unique triple option style game of football. I make it a point to clear my calendar every year for this game so I can enjoy it to the fullest and then it naturally leads its way into bowl season, the best time of year.
What originally drew us to Navy was their strong collection of graphic artwork as well as the potential of an under-served market. Navy always makes waves (just an incredible nautical pun right there) with incredible alternate helmets and jerseys for the Army-Navy Game, and although we won't be able to sell those specific pieces, the Midshipmen have the classic anchor logo, the vintage ram logo, and a set of simple gold and blue primary logos. They naturally serve themselves well for some beautiful merchandise. Additionally, West Point (the US Military Academy) is one of our best selling licenses, so let's see if we can keep that trend going with another service academy!
As of the time of this writing, we are currently licensed for decals, so we have four car decals and four cornhole decals and are in the early process of designing apparel that we hope will be approved by the time the college football season rolls around.
One more awesome note that I found while doing some design work yesterday - the running hashtag for the Naval Academy on Twitter is #NotCollege. I don't know why, I just love that. Again, we are thrilled to be a vendor for the Naval Academy and want to thank the brave men and women who are enlisted in this service to protect our country.