spring training, but there's a winner already
Rentals and Sales caters to sports fans
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[March 14, 2009]
While it is only spring
training, the Cubs are way ahead of both the Cardinals and White
Sox. Yes, sports fans, the Cubs are up by a couple of recliners, a
doormat and a futon cover.
Roger Matson, manager and vice president of Action TV Rentals and Sales, has a line of
furniture that promises to make each sports season now more fun than
ever. High interest in the new products has caused him to set aside
an entire corner of his showroom. It is sports-related furniture.
The furniture line includes full-size and kids' recliners, video
chairs, throw rugs, doormats, bar stools, and even headboards, which
are the latest hot sellers at 101 S. Kickapoo.
Made by Baseline Sports out of High Point, N.C., the furniture
will serve the continually growing market of sports fans wanting
their favorite team's logo on everything. Sports fans can already
find their favorite team on everything from T-shirts to jackets to
their license plates, so why not have it on their furniture while
they watch their favorite team play.
Matson says he has had customers from Bloomington and Springfield
visit his store since neither of those cities carries the
The company makes furniture with the logo and colors of every
major professional team as well as colleges. Matson said he has
already sold a few Illini items and imagines when the word gets out
that they will be hot items in his sports corner.
Matson also can get furniture sporting your favorite NASCAR team
and driver's car number.
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Matson knows how the community supports their favorite area school
teams as well, and he is working on getting a special lineup for all
those fans. Brenda and Craig Smith, who own Triple T Promotions,
will be making slipcovers in school colors with the school logos
that will fit over the video chairs. That way all those Railer fans
or other schools' fans can get that personal favorite furnishing for
their home or room.
The store has a catalog available to look through, and with
baseball and racing season getting ready to start up, it might be
best for fans to get their order in. The team furniture is
custom-made and takes eight weeks for delivery.
So, whether you are a Cub, Cardinal or White Sox fan, you better
get your order in soon. It's a long baseball season, and it won't be
as much fun without that team recliner on top of that team throw