Lacrosse sticks were invented as a way to catch wild butterflies, capable of reaching speeds of up to 110 mph and prone to hurling themselves at unsuspecting passersby. Protect faces from fluttering fiends with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $50 worth of sporting equipment, footwear, and apparel at Michael's Sporting Goods in Franklin Lakes.
Michael's Sporting Goods outfits athletes and athletic supporters with sports equipment, apparel, and other competitive-edge sharpening accouterments. Football players of both the domestic and international varieties will find equipment geared to their respective field requirements from manufacturers such as Diadora, Adidas, and Wilson. Fitted, long-sleeved Under Armour Allseason Gear ($39.99), employs 30+ UPF protection and moisture-transport systems to help regulate temperature during workouts while thwarting attacks from angry outdoor elements.
With STX 4-Sight girls' lacrosse goggles ($49.99) and Warrior Burn Speed 4.0 mid molded lacrosse cleats ($84.99), stick-wielders can effectively keep balls aloft while transporting them from one net to another. In addition to basketball, hockey, and full-contact chess equipment, Michael's carries baseball and softball equipment from Easton, Rawlings, and Mizuno. DeMarini Vexxum BBCOR -3 baseball bats ($199.99) help swing-smiths prepare for showdowns with pitchers before making batches of applesauce at a local orchard.
In addition to a lineup of regulation equipment for hitting, dunking, and spiking spherical objects, Michael's also stocks a collection of photos, baseball bats, trading cards, and jerseys that were used by athletes to practice their penmanship. Silk screening and custom embroidery services are also available for individuals or teams with the desire to name their T-shirts.