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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Webday Lists: Top Online Sporting Goods Retailers

Wednesday's here at the Who's In First Blog we like to create lists on some popular topics, items or websites.

Today we are going to take a look at some of the top sporting goods online retailers. Some of these have both brick and mortar stores to go along with their websties, and you can purchase their goods in either place. As always, if you have any other suggestions that we may have overlooked, feel free to post them in the comments section.

All descriptions of the merchants were taken from the About Us sections of their websites.

  • Academy
    Academy Sports + Outdoors is one of the nation's largest sporting goods retailers, operating over 100 stores across the southeastern United States. Our stores offer the sports and outdoors enthusiast a broad selection of equipment, apparel, and footwear at everyday low prices. Our formula of low prices and a large selection has allowed the company to become a leader in the sporting goods industry.

  • Dick's Sporting Goods
    Now with over 300 stores, Dick's family continues to offer the finest quality products at competitive prices, backed by the best service anywhere. Like you, we have a real passion for sports and are excited to bring the enthusiasm and experience to the online community.

  • Eastbay
    Eastbay is a leading world supplier of athletic footwear, apparel and sports equipment. It was established to meet the performance needs of local high school and college athletes within Central Wisconsin. Originally viewed as a grassroots project, this venture grew into a worldwide direct mail catalog and internet sales conglomerate featuring top athletic brands such as adidas, ASICS, Reebok, Converse, New Balance, Saucony and Nike.

  • Modell's Sporting Goods
    Modell's Sporting Goods is the nation's oldest, family-owned and operated, retailer of sporting goods, sporting apparel, menswear and brand name athletic footwear. Modells.com currently offers a large collection of products from top name brands in the sporting goods and apparel business.

  • Paragon Sports
    For sports enthusiasts around the world, Paragon Sports is considered the benchmark of quality for all types of sports equipment and clothing. Since 1908, we have taken pride in showcasing products from the brands you know and love as well as unique and exceptional brands that you may not be familiar with yet.

  • Play It Again Sports
    Play It Again Sports ® stores are individually owned and operated by moms and dads just like you who understand that money doesn't grow on trees. But because kids grow, their sports equipment needs change every year, which is why used sporting goods makes great sense. And today we also offer a wide variety of new sporting goods that provides ultra high value when it's time to upgrade. In fact, new inventory arrives daily at each and every one of our convenient locations nationwide.

  • The Sports Authority
    The Sports Authority, Inc. ("Sports Authority") is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. It operates over 450 stores in 45 U.S. states under The Sports Authority. The Company's e-tailing website, located at sportsauthority.com is operated by GSI Commerce, Inc. under license and e-commerce agreements. Sports Authority has a rich history, dating back almost a century, of being an industry leader in providing a wide assortment of quality brand name products.

  • Sport Chalet
    Now, a typical Sport Chalet boasts 45,000 square feet of premium sporting goods equipment, apparel, and footwear. Each of the 55 stores features a collection of specialty shops offering brand name apparel and equipment for beginners to experts. These shops include traditional sporting goods like golf, tennis, biking, fitness, in-line skates, baseball, and athletic footwear along with specialty sporting goods merchandise such as mountaineering, scuba, skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and ocean kayaking.

Keep sporting!
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