This past Friday, February 7th, was the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day®, a day dedicated to raising awareness in the fight against heart disease, a disease that kills more women than all cancers combined.
This important day got us thinking about the powerful color red, and why it is such a good color to wear throughout the entire month of February.
Why not make an effort to wear red more often? The color has proven to be a mood enhancer and immediately warrants attention from others. Pair this with the fact that it is Valentine’s Week, and that red just happens to be the team color of the Chicago Bulls, and we can’t think of a better time to wear the fiery color.
While the Blackhawks enjoy a midseason break during the Winter Olympics, the Bulls are back in town after a six-game road trip and keep the action going at the Madhouse on Madison this week with games on Tuesday night against the Atlanta Hawks and and Thursday night against the Brooklyn Nets. Why not take advantage of this “week of affection” to express your devotion to the team that continues to put up the good fight this season?
One way to show your love for Chicago and the Bulls this week is by working some red into your wardrobe. We heart this Chicago Bulls Women’s Red V neck Football T-Shirt with Distressed Logo (above) from Clark Street Sport ($29.99). With the retro striped sleeves and the longer cut, this staple easily works into any wardrobe. Pair it with leggings on the weekend or a black A-line skirt for a bold office look.
Another great option is this scoop-neck red tee from Sportiqe, also available at Clark Street Sports ($24.99). With a flattering cut, super-soft fabric and the exposed hems near the shoulders, this unique tee is sure to turn heads and take you from season to season.
The NBA All-Star Weekend gets underway this weekend, February 14-16 in New Orleans, and marks the midpoint of the season. The Bulls continue to be a team in transition, sitting in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, 15 games behind the division-leading Indiana Pacers, and trying their best to stay above .500.
Despite the obvious team injuries and the rebuilding phase the team has noticeably slipped into, the never die attitude of their outstanding coach, Tom Thibodeau is apparent. Thibs continues to be the backbone of the team and has the unquestioned respect of his players and the league. Here are a few facts to know about Thibs…
In his first year with the Bulls in 2011, Thibodeau was named the NBA Coach of the Year on May 1, 2011, after tying the record for most wins by a rookie head coach with 62. He also led the Bulls to their first 50-win season since the Jordan era.
Thibodeau is the mastermind behind the Bulls superior defense, No. 2 in the league and only allowing 37.1 points per game in the paint
And finally the most intriguing fact….
Thibs is single and all about the game “I’ve never played for a coach who was that focused,” Rose said of Tom Thibodeau, admiringly. “There’s nothing else — no kids, no wife, no leisure time to watch TV. I’m dead serious.”
Now that you’ve got some useful Thibs intel for that next Bulls conversation, remember that looking good is feeling good. There’s never been a better time than now to support the Bulls, brighten up your wardrobe and support the fight against heart disease – all by wearing RED.