Now that we've got that out of the way (you know the whole Fire TS & TK thing and #wewantlunsford and you know actually winning a few ballgames) we at Hail-Southern.com have something we need to get off our chest. No sugar coating here...business has been asi-asi (for those of you who remember their HS Spanish).
It started with the loss at Ark State, a heartbreaking loss that shuddered the foundation. How could we lose that game? And on National TV mind you. After all we had accomplished the last 2 years. All of the seniors. Why didn't we put our foot on their throats and choke them out? I believe they were 0-4 coming into that game! Right there, things started to unravel.
The remainder of the season, all but for the Troy Head Coach Saving Job Game, was abysmal. We all hurt. It hurt to watch. Actually, it was unwatchable! And as we all hurt, our support for the program turned and our energy began to focus on what had TK and TS done to our beloved Eagles and this Senior Class! The Senior Class who Drained the Swamp. Went 8-0 in the SunBelt, won the SunBelt in our first year of FBS! Beat the MAC champs in the Go Daddy Bowl, and I mean BEAT THEM. What happened???
At this time the support for merchandise, donations, and ticket sales all started to slow down. And while the Troy victory felt good, it didn't help wash the bad taste out of Eagle Nations mouths. And we (as in Hail-Southern.com) sat on a lot of inventory at the beginning of 2017.
Oh here we go, right! Now I know what you're thinking, here we are writing a blog about merchandise sales and how they slowed down and woe is us etc. etc. etc. But let me take a moment to explain before we ask for your support :)
We pressed on. We continue to press on. And will continue to press on. We like what we do and we like who we do it for :) We loaded up on our 2017 Fall merchandise orders and supported our Eagles like always through our donations and season tickets etc. We rallied around TS, welcomed new Eagles on NSD, went to Eagle Caravans and started making our plans for the season opener at Auburn. But as things would have it, Eagle Nation wasn't so enthusiastic and by the time we played our first game, we knew it was going to be yet another long season for merchandise sales. Even if we won some, we could feel the pulse of our fans, and it was barely beating. When the New Hampshire loss hit, it was all but over for the fans, supporters, alumni, etc.
I'm sure many of you have wondered why there has been a lack of new products or expanded lines. Or lack of Hail Southern exclusives and shipping deals. Truth is, we couldn't bring in as many new items because we haven't had the purchases. And we COMPLETELY understand why. We didn't give out free beer. We didn't give away free beer.
So, we checked with our legal department and we unfortunately can't give away free beer. Sorry Eagle Creek, would have been a great promotion for the both of us I'm sure. And we can't give free shipping or discount codes at this time, BUT we can offer you DEEP discounts (no coupon code needed) on most of our remaining stock. We CAN offer you the best customer support, the fastest shipping and the best information and fun via our social media sites! (Shameless plugs start now: instagram.com/hailsouthern_gsu - twitter.com/hail_southern - facebook.com/hailsoutherngsu)
It's the Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus Season. Help us out by making someone on one of these lists happy with a Officially Licensed Georgia Southern Eagles Product. Or pick up a something for yourself. You've been good this year, you deserve something nice, really nice Clark.
So pull out the metal chair and give it the people's elbow!!! And by pull out the metal chair, we mean click here: www.hail-southern.com and by give it the peoples elbow we mean place a little order please! That's all the begging we are going to do! lol
Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Eagle Nation! (this is so 2013, but who cares, it works here)
Oh, and we are hearing Grant Chesnut as OC and Coach Cab is coming back. (Just a little nugget for you) Thanks again Eagle Nation for all your continued support and business since 2013!
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