Bay area Dick's Sporting Goods stores open early to cater to Seminoles

12:35 PM, Jan 7, 2014   |    comments
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Tampa, FL -- Dick's Sporting Goods stores opened bright and early Tuesday morning around the Bay area, only hours after FSU's championship win over Aurburn.

Fans like Bobby Black were already getting in on the gear before they headed out to work.

"I got to go to work with my Florida State stuff," said Black.  "You know show off our national championship we're real excited."

Black didn't waste any time getting his new FSU championship gear.

"I got my national championship hat and of course I had to get a shirt for my lovely wife," said Black.

Dicks Sporting Goods stores opened its doors at 6:00 Tuesday morning, three hours earlier than normal to cater to Seminoles.

"We're ready we're stocked and just feeding the fans," said Lauren Delaney at the Dick's Sporting Goods in Citrus Park.    

Official team hats, t-shirts long and short are only a few items offered to Florida State fans looking to boast their bragging rights.

Jim Karbens is another Seminole supporter, all decked out in FSU gear and ready to razz his co-worker.

"I thought maybe his team was going to win until the very end, there," said Karbins.  "In 13 seconds they win the game. It was pretty awesome."

Store managers expect to get more merchandise in all week.   

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