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Modell’s #GottaGoToMos Playoff Sweepstakes

Cool Stuff, General | Jan 3rd, 2015



NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. NON-PURCHASE ENTRIES AND PURCHASE ENTRIES HAVE AN EQUAL CHANCE OF WINNING.  Sweepstakes open only to current legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia.


1. ELIGIBILITY:  To enter the #GOTTAGOTOMOS PLAYOFF SWEEPSTAKES (the “Sweepstakes”), you must be a legal resident of the United States and must also be 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives (including their immediate family members (defined as parent, sibling, spouse or child, whether biological, adoptive, step or in-law), and those living in the same household of the foregoing, whether or not related) of MODELL’S SPORTING GOODS, INC. , 498 7th Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10018 (the “Sponsor”) and the “Sponsor Affiliates” which include all of the following: MODELL’S II, INC., HENRY MODELL & COMPANY, INC. and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, distributors, dealers, suppliers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, design agencies, web design agencies, web hosting agencies, law firms and, and any and all other companies associated with this Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win a prize in the Sweepstakes. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Sweepstakes begins on January 19th 2015, and ends February 6th 2015 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

2. TO ENTER:  During the Sweepstakes Period, post a picture on Twitter or Instagram of one your new Official Super Bowl XLIX and tag it with #GottaGotoMos and @modells. Photo submissions must be uploaded by February 6th at 11:59 pm (“Sweepstakes End Date”) according to Sponsor’s own internal clock.  Any other form of entry other than described herein is void. Limit one (1) entry per person. Neither the Sponsor nor the Sponsor Affiliates are responsible for entries that do not comply with these Official Rules or are lost, late, damaged, delayed, destroyed, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or mutilated; and such entries will be automatically disqualified. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

3. GRAND PRIZE AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (ARV): One (1) grand prize (“Grand Prize”) will be awarded to one winner in a random drawing from among all entries received on Twitter and Instagram. The Grand Prize winner will be awarded one (1) gift cards to Modell’s Sporting Goods in the amount of two hundred fifty ($250) dollars. ARV for each Grand Prize is $250 Total ARV for all Prizes is: $250. Four (4) first prizes (“Prize”) will be awarded to four (4) winners in a random drawing from among all entries received on Twitter and Instagram. The First Prizes winners will be awarded with an item valued at $30. Each Prize is subject to applicable terms and conditions as determined by Sponsor. Any stated difference between the approximate value and actual value of Grand Prize or any substituted prize will not be awarded. In all other cases, the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Grand Prize with prize of comparable or greater value if the Grand Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason. The Released Parties (as defined in Rule 6, below) will not be responsible for Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppages or any other disaster, natural or otherwise, outside their control that may cause the inability to issue the Grand Prize.

4. WINNER:  One Winner will be selected in individual random drawings from among the combined eligible entries received at all stores for the retail chain. The drawings will be held on or about February 9th, 2015.  Drawings will be conducted by the Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received for such drawing.  Limit one prize per household.  Winner must comply with all Sweepstakes rules as published.  Potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by phone and/or mail, and will be required to complete, sign and return, a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability and, where legal, Publicity Release (together the “Documents”), in a form as provided by Sponsor or Sponsor Affiliates.  Potential Grand Prize winner is required to return Documents within five (5) days of Prize notification.  If prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if a potential Grand Prize winner fails to comply with these requirements, Prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected, time permitting.

5. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor.  All aspects of the Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions are allowed except at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.  No cash equivalent or exchange of a Prize is permitted (except at the Sponsor’s sole discretion). Winner is solely responsible for any local, state or federal taxes resulting from winning and accepting a prize.

6. By entering, each entrant releases and agrees to hold harmless the Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, licensees, retailers, professional advisors, and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all claims, demands, losses, promises, causes of action and liabilities for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, or preparation for, or participation in, this Sweepstakes.

7. The Winner, by acceptance of the Grand Prize, grants to Sponsor, and each of their respective designees the right to use and/or publicize Winner’s name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice, quote(s), and/or other likeness and prize information in any media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

8. To receive a Winners’ List, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope, by February 20, 2015 to:

Ready, Set, JUMP!

General | Jul 14th, 2014

If you are not a great jump-roper, then one of the most tedious moves to master that are so often thrown into CrossFit workouts are double-unders. With the crossfit games right around the corner, CrossFitters that have not perfected their double-unders are going to want to do so as they watch the pros do it with ease. A fellow CrossFitter had tested out the Harbinger HumanX Competition Speed Rope right after recovering from an injury and this is what she had to say:

unnamed-8“First, I have to qualify the fact that I am still attempting to learn how to do double-unders.  My consecutive record was 6 before I injured my achilles tendon and needed to take a break and stick to singles.  Just when I was ready to attempt double-unders again, I got the Speed Rope. After not even attempting doubles for 6 weeks, in my first attempt I hit 4 consecutive doubles.  I felt like there was a weighted effect to the rope which enabled me to rotate it more quickly and smoothly compared to the rope I had used previously.  Due to the ease of rotating the rope, I did not feel the need to jump as high and I hope this will help me avoid another achilles injury. For the cross fitting beginner, doing your first double-under or Muscle-up is like reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro…and, once you’ve accomplished it, you want everyone to see you do it and celebrate with you. I love this rope and I’m confident it will help me master double-unders.”

To purchase a HumanX Speed Rope and to check out our other Harbinger products visit:

Let us know if you’re excited about the CrossFit Games starting July 25th: @Modells @HumanXGear



HumanX AbX Mat

General | Jul 2nd, 2014

Two of our avid office CrossFitters took the time to test out the HumanX by Harbinger AbX mat compared to other brands and decided HumanX is the way to go:

“If you ever want to encourage your ‘inner scientist’ to come out and play, just put 2 products side-by-side and do a field test. If someone could of just handed me a white lab coat, I think that would’ve been appropriate. My workout involved 4 sets of Handstand Push-ups, and 75 sit-ups. At each set, I alternated from using the Ab mat that almost every CrossFit gym in America uses, and Harbinger’s new HumanX ab mat.  I strongly preferred the Harbinger for the sit-ups. Its narrower profile helped make my hip joints a little tighter and spring me up quicker. Thank you Harbinger for helping me get that ab workout over with more quickly.” – David

“At the gym, I use the ab mats for ab work as well as for head cushioning during Handstand Push-ups. The mats at the gym are very soft and cushiony and it’s hard to know if they were soft out of the box or if they softened through heavy use. By comparison, the AbX felt very firm and so I was not sure I would like it.  However, once I tried it, the firmness offered greater support to my lower back while doing 3 sets of 50 sit-ups. One thing I didn’t realize until using AbX, was how much the other gym mats slipped during the course of 50 reps. The AbX mat stayed in place throughout the sets so I did not need to make adjustments to my position, nor did I get “rug burn” on my lower back. In spite of its firmness, the AbX still provided enough cushioning to support my head during Handstand Push-ups. I’ve been taking the AbX to the gym every time and several of my fellow CrossFitters are now talking about picking up their own AbX mats as well.” – Kristin

Check out our assortment of HumanX by Harbinger products at

Let us know what you think, @HumanXGear @Modells


Panini World Cup Festival

General | Jun 23rd, 2014

The energy surrounding the 2014 FIFA World Cup is unreal! Show your World Cup spirit and join us on Thursday, June 26 from 11 am – 3 pm at our Panini World Cup Festival. There will be Panini sticker trading and all kinds of interactive soccer activities. Perfect your sticker collection and watch US vs. Germany with everyone in attendance!

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General, Sports | Jun 17th, 2014

The United States opened their 2014 FIFA World Cup hopes with a 2-1 win over Ghana yesterday night. Ghana had been responsible for Team USA’s last two World Cup eliminations. In case you missed it, here’s Clint Dempsey’s goal that came just under 30 seconds into the match!

Be sure to gear up for the United States’ next match on Sunday, June 22 at 6 p.m. against Portugal. Pick up your favorite U.S. apparel at Modell’s Sporting Goods in-store or online: