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Sports Crazy

From Super Bowl parties to parades for World Series champions to March Madness pools, America certainly loves sports. Baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and hockey keep American sports fans busy all year-round. And we don’t even need to rely solely on our professional athletes, either. College athletics are there to fill in the gaps in our need for constant sports. While all of America loves sports, some cities go a little more all-out than others. So what are the most athletically enthusiastic cities in America?


It may not be counted as the winningest city or even the most hospitable to other teams, but Philadelphia certainly takes its sports seriously. Philadelphians have a deep passion for their Eagles, Phillies, 76ers, and Flyers. Their passion does not include much sympathy for the other team or even their own players. Philadelphia is known for being a hard city to play in or even for. Fans commitments to their favorite players come with strings attached. If an athlete wants their loyalty, he better not disappoint! Visitors to Philly can check out the local sports flavor at Chicky and Pete’s sports bar.


Boston is gloating in glory in recent years. From the Bruins to the Celtics to the Patriots to the Red Sox, Boston fans not only have plenty of teams to keep them busy, but plenty of championships to celebrate. While they certainly have had their share of titles in recent years, Bostonians are famous for defending their teams win or lose. Win-loss records are no obstacles for those that want to tote their teams’ greatness. In 2012 the city had another reason to celebrate as the beloved Fenway Park turned 100.


The windy city may be known for pizza, but it is also the home to many obsessed sports fans. Home to the famous Wrigley Field, this town knows its sports. Fans can cheer for the Cubs, Bears, Whitesox, Blackhawks, and Bulls. It has been voted the Best Sporting City three times – 1993, 2006, and 2010. While it lost its bid in 2016, it is in the running for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics.

New Orleans

Perhaps known foremost for its Mardi Gras and party atmosphere, New Orleans also has an immense civic pride that includes its beloved teams. The Saints and Hornets are showered with the citizen’s love and attention. Every game is treated like a reason to celebrate – the party-like atmosphere includes food and great music. The Sugar Bowl is held here every year. And maybe it’s the excitement of the city that makes it a reoccurring host for the Super Bowl.


The Broncos, Rockies, Avalanche, and Nuggets all call Denver their home. In recent years, Denver has mourned the fact that the likes of Carmelo Anthony and Tim Tebow no longer call Denver their home, but the fans have bounced back. They are passionate about their teams. Maybe it’s their own athleticism that makes them so dedicated. They are, after all, ranked one of the most athletic cities in the country. Tourists and locals alike love to talk sports at Lodos Bar and Grill overlooking Coors Park.

Showing Your Spirit

No matter your city or team of choice, any true sports fan wants to show his spirit. From naked chests painted with the team’s name to head to toe team colors, fans each have their own unique game day style. Are you looking a way to show your team spirit every day and face painting doesn’t fit in at the office? GemAffair has you covered with Professional Sports Watches. They are a great way to show you have spirit anywhere – from the stadium to the office.

NBA Watches

Form the 1st quarter to the last you will always know how much time is left on the clock with GemAffair’s stylish selection of NBA Watches. There are 29 teams represented everyone will surely find a team they love. Men’s, women’s, and youth styles are all there. Some styles like the popular Unisex Chicago Bulls Watch with Official Logo in Youth sizes have a sporty look. Others, like the best-selling Men’s Los Angeles Lakers Watch –Stainless Steel Pro Sports II, have a dressier look. Do you just love the sport and find it hard to pick just one team? No worries GemAffair also offers two NBA logo watches to choose from.

NCAA Watches

Whether you are in college or just wish you were still having that much fun, GemAffair’s NCAA Watchesare always a smart look. There are over 70 schools to choose from. Watches are offered for women, men, and youth. One of the best sellers in the Georgia Tech University Watch – Men’s Rookie Edition has a very modern look. Another popular selection is Challenger of University of Alabama Watch With Black Rubber Bracelet which is very durable. NCAA watches make great gift to student athletes for game winners, to students for making Dean’s List or graduating, and to all students and alumni for any special occasion including birthdays and holidays.

NHL Watches

From the United States to Canada hockey fans can rejoice that all 30 NHL teams are represented in GemAffair’s selection of NHL Watches. Men, women, and children can sport their favorite team’s logo on their wrist. As can the undecided with six NHL watches to choose from, as well. And what is the best seller of this group? The Men’s Fantom Tampa Bay Lightning Watch with Leather Strap comes out on top.


Ebel Watches

ebelpartsGEMaffair.com now proudly sells an array of Ebel watches for both men and women.   The Swiss watch company, founded in 1911, has become know as the “Architects of Time” for their uniquely sculptured designs and presentation of the inherent beauty of mechanics. Ebel watches are defined by elegant architectural styling, high quality materials  and exquisite craftsmanship.  Were Leonardo da Vinci  alive today, we’re certain he’d choose to wear an Ebel watch.  They’re simply the beauty of time actualized.

Though da Vinci may be unable to don an Ebel due to his demise many years ago, many of the today’s modern world have made that choice.  Ebel watches can be seen on the wrists of the most discerning including many of Hollywood’s most famous celebrities including  spokeswoman, Gisele Bundchen.  While it may be a bit of a let down to our male customers, we cannot include Bundchen with purchase, but you can take solace in the fact you’re wearing one of the most well-crafted timepieces available.  (it’s not much, but it helps).

ebelgisele1For more on the beauty of mechanics and design, read up on Ebel or for a history lesson, check out da Vinci’s horse. (Yes, we know it was never finished, but it sure is impressive – just like the passion and design behind every Ebel watch.)

And though we can’t include Ms. Bundchen, you can always watch this over and over. Nice watch don’t you think?

Bulova Watch Means Quality

The Bulova Watch Company has been around for over 130 years. During that time, Joseph Bulova and his family have pushed the envelope in watch-making innovation and technology. As a result, the consumer gets an incredible accurate watch that also looks great.

Women’s and men’s Bulova watches come in styles for every occasion from casual to formal. For the mountain-climbing man, the Telluride collection offers rugged stainless steel design that can withstand an active lifestyle while looking great. This collection contains the Accutron technology which makes it on the high end of the price ranges. For a less expensive but still durable Bulova men’s watch, the Caravelle collection offers the Sport watch which is also water resistant.

Women have the option of sporty watches with leather bands or the traditional stainless steel. But, they can also opt for a daintier look from the Bracelet and Bangle collections. These are thinner bands that give the appearance of a bracelet. Of course, for those formal evenings, a Bulova women’s watch also come with diamond wrist bands and accents around the face. Wrist bands for men and women also come in 14K or 18K gold.
Joseph Bulova’s vision was to create a stylish time piece with unparalleled precision using only the highest quality materials. This makes the Bulova watch a beautiful and smart investment.

Father’s Day Love

Father’s Day is June 21st this year.

Make sure you take some time to stop and tell him you miss dancing on his feet, being swung high and free in his arms and that you can now look back and appreciate all of the nagging you thought was once unbearable.

Happy Father's Day

To help you celebrate, GEMaffair.com is giving you 15% off any jewelry purchase over $25 (Coupon does not include watches – they’re already as low as they can go!). Just use code DADGRADS at checkout to receive your swanky refund. If you need help with ideas, just click the little “chat” applet on any product page and I’ll swing in to help you find the perfect doo-dad for your papa (and grandpapa too!).

Some Father’s Day Gift Ideas:
So dad doesn’t golf, fish or watch NASCAR – you may be thinking you’re in trouble, but you’re not.

1.  Think about a giving him a nice chronograph watch. Watches are great because you can tailor them to your dad’s specific needs.  If your dad plays a lot of sports, go for a sports chronograph with second hand subdial.  That way he can time the action and look good while he’s doing it.   If your dad is more refined, try the Bulova Oxford.  The leather strap and unique dial shape give this watch a sophisticated appeal that’s quite catching.

2.  Dad has no style you lament. Don’t worry – Father’s Day is the perfect time to update your dad’s look AND give him a present. Your best bet is a simple ring, like the grey quartz cat’s eye ring or a masculine onyx number. It will go with everything and is both casual and dressy. It’s a win-win.

Racing Mother of Pearl and Onyx Yellow Gold Mens Ring

3.   Even if your dad does like the above mentioned, dad-sanctioned activities, we’ve got the perfect thing to help him celebrate his hobbies all year long.   Try the golf money clip bill fold or a racing ring.  For more racing jewelry – both rings and pendants, check out our Racing Section.

Dads rock.  Let yours know too.