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KICKOFF EVENT – Tax FREE Weekend & Sale!

Friday, July 29th, 2016

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Join Disco Sports for our Kickoff Event on Saturday, August 6th from 10am to 5pm. All football gear is on sale and enjoy a TAX FREE weekend! You heard it right, no tax on eligible purchases made at Disco Sports on August 6th and 7th! Stock up on everything that you need to kickoff your season!

Shop Football: HERE

Football Kickoff Event feat. Tim Hightower – July 9th!

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Join Disco Sports for our annual football Kickoff Event featuring very special guest, New Orleans Saints Running Back, Tim Hightower on Saturday, July 9th from 10am-5pm.  He will be in store to sign autographs and meet fans at 2:30 PM!

Once you’ve had a brush with greatness, save BIG on everything you need to kickoff your 2016 season! Also, take a few minutes with our Xenith Football Rep for personalized attention to your equipment choices and see why they are the industry leader in football helmet technology. See you on the 9th!

Disco Sports – Locally owned in Richmond, VA since 1970.

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Football Kickoff Event

Gear Up for the NFL Playoffs!

Friday, January 9th, 2015

It’s that time of year again–time for the NFL Playoffs! Not only are we excited for the great match-ups this year has in store, but we’re really looking forward to helping you gear up to show your fan pride for your favorite team! Our fanshop has a “no fan left behind” mentality, so even if your team didn’t make it to the playoffs this year, you can still check out some of our unique gear and prepare for next season.

Click on the links below to shop your favorite team’s fanshop here at Disco Sports!

Saturday, Jan 10:

Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots

Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks

Sunday, Jan 11:

Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos

Breast Cancer Awarness Month at Disco Sports

Monday, October 1st, 2012

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in full swing, and we’ve got some great new gear in stock to help mark the occasion!

This year, the NFL will again honor the month by providing players and coaches across the league special pink NFL gear. Players will wear pink gloves, many will wear pink shoes, coaches will wear pink brimmed hats, and all the gear is auctioned off to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Fans too all across the country will show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by cheering in their own pink gear. We’re very pleased to have some great new pink gear available – check it out.

We’ve got pink Nike bags, Wilson athletic socks, skull caps, wrist tape, wrist bands, chin strap covers, mouth guards, gloves, and more. Stop by and see the full selection.

Back to the Gridiron

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Quite simply, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.

No, it’s not Christmas. It’s kickoff week for FOOTBALL SEASON! NCAA and NFL football are primed to get started, and we couldn’t be more excited. Speaking on behalf of the massive amount of football fans out there, there’s no feeling quite like the start of a new season.

The joy comes from the mystery of what’s ahead. Who are going to be the breakout stars? What teams will soar, and which ones will flounder? What dramatic storylines we couldn’t possibly predict now will unfold?

For those of us with a particular team on the pro or college level (or both) close to our hearts, it’s a great time of optimism. The whole season is ahead, and everyone has a clean record to forge from.

As far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t get any better than watching the NFL rookies. So many of these players we’ve watched closely through all their years in college, maybe watched them get drafted, and tried to divine from preseason what their true potential is. But nothing is proved or disproved until they day they step out on the field in Week 1.

I’d also be lying right now if I said we weren’t watching one very talented Richmonder a bit closer than the other rookies. We couldn’t be more excited for Richmond native and Collegiate High School alum Russell Wilson, who visited us a bit over a month ago. After a stellar college playing career and a very exciting preseason, Russell has beaten the expectations of many “experts” and has been named the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks going into week one. Go get em Russell!

Now let’s all bask in the glory of football season, upon us once again so tantalizingly soon. Kickoff for NCAA football starts Thursday at 7pm, with NFL kicking off 6 days later on Wednesday at 8:30pm

Football SALE During September

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Football is HERE once again! Quite possibly the most wonderful time of the year.

And we couldn’t bear to see anyone showing up to practice in inadequate gear!

So in order to make sure EVERYONE has the football gear they need, we’re having a month-long sale!

From now until the end of September, you’re invited to come in and save 15% on any and all football gear!

Pads, helmet, Under Armor, cleats, and everything in between are on hand. And when we say we’ll fit you for pads, we mean exactly that – making sure your player have pads and a helmet that fit right and will provide the maximum protection. Our staff knows this gear inside and out, and will make sure you get exactly what you need.


Come in, save big, and be totally ready to hit the field!

Russell Wilson Autograph Signing 7/14 @ 4pm!

Friday, July 6th, 2012

We are so excited to welcome a Richmond sports star back to his hometown – NFL quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks!

He will be here with us at Disco Sports on Saturday, July 14th from 4pm – 6pm signing autographs. If his football career so far has been any indication, he’ll keep getting better!

We’ve known Russell Wilson was headed for great things for years. A Richmond native, he made a big splash in high school playing baseball and football for Collegiate. He was named to all-district, all-state, and all-region teams, and twice the Richmond-Times Dispatch Player of the Year. He lead the Cougars to a state championship, with his performance in the championship earning him a story in Sports Illustrated.

In college Russell continued to excel, quarterbacking the N.C. State Wolfpack to a bowl victory in 2010. After transferring to the University of Wisconsin -Madison, he had a spectacular year in which he scored 33 touchdowns and led the Badgers to a Big-10 Championship – in which he was named the Grange-Griffin MVP.

His exciting career continues as he was drafted 75th overall in the NFL Draft by the Seahawks.

Come meet him, get an autograph, and show him how proud Richmond is of him before he heads back to Seattle!

Goodell Drops Mammoth Penalty on Sean Peyton, Saints

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

“A combination of elements made this matter particularly unusual and egregious.” If you’re a Saints fan, this is not how you were hoping the news release on the punishment for the New Orleans Saints would start.

For the “off-season,” we are are dealing with a lot of NFL news! Blockbuster draft trades, a living legend quarterback’s release and signing, a very active free agency, and now the major news of Roger Goodell’s punishment of the New Orleans Saints.

For those who haven’t been following the story, earlier this month the news broke that the NFL was investigating the New Orleans Saints for operating a bounty program from 2009 to 2011. Greg Williams, former Saints defensive coordinator, was accused of implementing a system in which defensive players would be rewarded cash bonuses for causing injury to other team’s players. This spawned a massive debate on the violent culture of the sport, while the NFL finished its investigation and Commissioner Roger Goodell decided what punishment to deliver.

Most everyone agrees the punishments were going to be harsh. But few expected them to be as harsh as we find out today they are.

There are the punishments that were announced today in a news release from Roger Goodell and the NFL:

  • The New Orleans Saints are fined $500,000, and forfeit their 2nd round picks of the 2012 and 2013 drafts.
  • Head Coach Sean Payton is suspended for the entire 2012 NFL season.
  • Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis is suspended for the first 8 regular-season games of 2012.
  • Former Saints (and current St. Louis Rams) defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is suspended indefinitely from the NFL, pending further review from Goodell at the end of the 2012 season.
  • Saints assistant Head Coach Joe Vitt is suspended for the first 6 regular-season games of 2012.

These are historically large penalties for non-criminal, non-drug related offenses. A coach has never before been suspended for league violations, let alone for an entire season. The Greg Williams suspension is harsher, but less surprising given his central role in the program. The fine, by comparison, is light – as are the loss of draft picks. To add salt to the wound, Joe Vitt was the go-to for interim coach in Peyton’s absence, and he will miss half the season as well. And you have to feel for the St. Louis Rams, who had no involvement in the bounty program other than the bad fortune of having hired the defensive coordinator who orchestrated it.

For a head coach to miss an entire season, especially a coach as well-respected and beloved by his players and staff as Peyton, will be a massive detriment to the Saints program. Not to mention that these suspensions are all without pay, and thus Peyton is looking at losing around 8 million dollars this year. He is, as you might expect, rather stunned.

And so is his quarterback.

But let us address the allegations in the NFL’s news release. It paints a very dark, grim picture. It charges that both Greg Williams and Sean Peyton knowingly lied to the NFL about their knowledge of the bounty program and efforts to investigate it, and continued to do so after knowing the NFL was investigating them. Furthermore, Peyton is accused of encouraging others in the organization to participate in the cover-up.

Combine this dishonesty with the fact that this is in direct contention with the efforts Goodell has made to promote player safety as the NFL’s primary concern, and you have prodded the bear right where it hurts.

“When there is targeting of players for injury and cash rewards over a three-year period, the involvement of the coaching staff, and three years of denials and willful disrespect of the rules, a strong and lasting message must be sent that such conduct is totally unacceptable and has no place in the game.”

Goodell’s purpose with this punishment was to send a message. He certainly seems to have achieved that.

Got an NFL Team? WE got the shirt!

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

We know it can be tough staying local with your shopping when your favorite team is many states away. In this neck of the woods, finding gear for certain teams can be tough. We’re here for you, Broncos fans and Chargers and and 49’ers fans and every fan whose team is far away.

When we say we’ve got new Nike t-shirts for NFL teams, we don’t mean a couple of NFL teams. We don’t mean East Coast NFL teams. We mean EVERY NFL team, all 32 of em.

So if you’re in the store, just ask us to point you to your favorite team. We won’t come up empty handed.

Live Blog – Peyton Manning Press Conference

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

I’ve never done one of these before, but this seems like a great opportunity to give it a try! The Indianapolis Colts and Peyton Manning will be holding a press conference today at 12 noon, understood to be the announcement of Manning being cut.

I’ll throw some quotes up as they speak, and will give my reactions as they come to me. We don’t have a live-updating system or anything, though, so if you’re joining us live you’ll want to hit refresh to check for new entries.

–We’ll get rolling at 12:00pm!–


12:00 – here we go, slight technical oddity with ESPN2 steam but it’s up now

12:01 “It’s a difficult day here of shared pain” – Jim Irsay current speaking, Manning beside him

12:01 – They’re simultaneously retiring #18 jersery

12:02 – “Circumstances that were difficult to overcome” Indicating it’s a purely salary cap motivation. He’s really going to town with “tearing our hearts” and emphasizing the difficulty of the decision.

12:03 – “It’s never been about the money.” But…wait….you just said it was….of course it is….right?

12:03 – “Peyton has been completely unselfish” Now Irsay is tearing up. Catching on his words, this is clearly extremely emotional for him. You can’t doubt his sincerity.

12:04 – Manning is looking very sympathetic and supportive to the side. Again, clearly very emotional for Irsay discussing Peyton’s legacy.

12:05 – Manning speaking now, very difficult for him to speak through the emotion from the first word. Very reminiscent of the Wayne Gretzky trade press conference.

12:06 – “This has not been easy for Jim, and it has sure not been easy for me…Jim, I will be forever grateful.”

12:07 – “I will leave this organization with nothing but good thoughts.” Struggling with every word, especially when talking about the city and the fans.

12:08 – To the Indy fans – “Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I have truly enjoyed being your quarterback.” Moving on to questions now.

12:10 – “I don’t know what the next steps are, this is all new to me.” Says he is confident in his abilities to continue playing.

12:11 – “The contract and the money were never the issue.” So what exactly was the issue? Nothing wrong with it being about the contract…all about what’s best for the player and franchise, it’s all tied together.

12:12 – “I just think as a franchise right now…we’re rebuilding, we’re definitely a few years away…I want to see him come back and play great…I want that opportunity for him,” says Irsay.

12:13 – “I’m not leaving Indianapolis. This city has been so great to me. I won’t be with the Colts, but this city will always be a big part of me.”

12:14 – Peyton hinting a bit at the…zealous…media coverage. Suggests we should all keep things in perspective, with serious issues such as the recent tornado out there.

12:15 – Both sides are emphatic in their statement of appreciation to the other side and the city as a whole. Peyton – “I will always be a Colt”

12:16 – “I’m throwing pretty well, I’ve still got progress to make. I can’t tell you the hours I’ve put into it…What’s been the most fun has just been getting back on the field.”

12:17 – Peyton choking up more than anything else talking about the staff and Colts organization personnel. Clearly a lot of long standing, strong relationships there.

12:18 – Suggesting there was never any contention between he (Manning) and Irsay. He says he never had to lobby to stay or try to “make his case”

12:19 – “I don’t want to retire. I don’t feel like I have anything to prove. No one loves playing quarterback more than I do.”

12:20 – Irsay: the circumstances dictated it. We have to rebuilt, and people tend to forget about [the importance of] cap space.

12:22 – “Hopefully we’ll see Peyton be successful immediately, and we’ll grow and improve.” No the first time he’s suggested that he’d like to see Peyton’s new team do well (between the lines: because the Colts probably won’t be as they rebuild the next few years)

12:22 – They’ve concluded the conference with a big hug between Manning and Irsay. Anyone who went in to this conference thinking there was bad blood or that Irsay didn’t mean what he said about how much Manning means to him personally has been disproven, if you ask me.