Some people are happiest on their couch or inside an arena or stadium, screaming their heads off in support of the Zags or Cougs, Eagles or Seahawks.

You might think they're all set for team apparel or "12" flags, but here's the thing about dedicated sports fans — there's never too much when it comes to the sports and teams they love. Here are some ideas that might get you some cheers of your own this year.


In order to keep the peace, sometimes it's good to just let visitors to your house know your sports loyalties right from the jump. It allows them to either avoid any uncomfortable insults at the expense of the homeowner's team, or engage in some (hopefully good-hearted) banter about, say, the most recent Apple Cup. A Gonzaga door mat is a perfect way to let your Inland Northwest visitors know you roll with the basketball powerhouse, and think about them every time you leave or enter your house. $30 • MVP Fanmats • NorthTown Mall kiosk • 4750 N. Division


If you know a football lover, you know the better part of a Sunday morning is spent lounging, hard, in front of the TV. To do that correctly, you need the comfiest clothes possible. These Seahawks pajama pants are, like the team when they're on a roll, hard to beat. $30 • Red Fox • 4750 N. Division


No-Li Brewhouse has been using a series of creative pint glasses to pay tribute to various "Legends of the Northwest," and virtually everyone has a memory of the Kingdome, whether it's of Ken Griffey Jr. hitting jacks, or Steve Largent catching touchdown passes in the cavernous dome. The best part of this gift — it's a limited edition, only available at the brewery for a limited time. $5 • No-Li Brewhouse • 1003 E. Trent Ave, #170


March Madness hits Spokane in 2018 in the form of the women's basketball tournament's regional round. Back in 2015, the Gonzaga women's team was part of a powerhouse group of teams that also included Tennessee, Duke and Maryland. Even if the Zags don't get to play at Spokane Arena this time around, you'll get thrilling action and one team's send-off to the Final Four for a great deal. $50 • Spokane Arena • 720 W. Mallon

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...