Bayou Apparel owner Daniel McNamara remembers his screen printing presses zipping out merchandise before and after former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was awarded the Heisman Trophy last year.”When Joe won, we were printing all night to serve the Louisiana market,” McNamara said. “Everybody knows that football is king in the South.”Looking forward to the springboard off that undefeated National Championship season into this year, he and other business owners have been concerned about LSU football over the past few weeks as various conferences postponed their fall seasons until the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic. McNamara found relief Monday after the Southeastern Conference attached actual dates and places to its in-conference-only schedule and put LSU on a slightly delayed track to a Sept. 26 kickoff.”If there’s no game there’s no game-day T-shirts,” said McNamara, who’s had stacks of unprinted iconic purple T-shirts sitting at the company’s warehouse that were delivered in early July, waiting for the start of the season.”We are moving full steam ahead,” McNamara said. “I think things will pick up for everyone once football starts; very excited about the Sept. 26 kickoff.”Founded 16 years ago, Bayou Apparel is a licensed LSU wholesaler that sells merchandise, mostly T-shirts,… Read full this story
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