Live better with a few of our favorite things!
In each issue of Athlon Sports & Life, we pick six of our favorite things. They may be books, automobiles, games, gear, booze, apparel or whatever happens to be awesome. Here's what made our shortlist this month:
2017 Dodge Challenger T/A 392
Dodge flexes its American muscle once again with the latest incarnation of the Challenger. And yes, those extra letters and numbers at the end of the name are significant. Here's your cheat sheet: T/A models were initially built for the Sports Car Club of America's (SCCA) Trans Am racing series in 1970, with only 2,399 ever built, and considered one of the most sought after muscle cars of all time. The 392 denotes the 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8, which offers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. Muscular lines, a 0-60 mph in mid-4-second time and unique badging make this foot-stomper a serious head turner. Dodge.com, $43,995
QB: My Life Behind the Spiral
Most fans of Steve Young don't remember him as an eighth-string quarterback at BYU, who was homesick and told by a coach he couldn't throw. But Young certainly remembers, and uses it as an example of the journey that led him to becoming one of the greatest QBs in football history, earning two NFL MVP trophies and one Super Bowl MVP nod. Young also opens up about suffering anxiety, the physical toll the game took on his body, and (most interesting for football fans) competing against QB legend Joe Montana for the starting spot on the 49ers. This is a must-read for any San Fran faithful, providing a behind-the-scenes look at one of the team's most iconic figures. Amazon.com, $30
For those with electronic gear and a favorite sports team, these easy peel-and-stick skins are ideal. Show your fandom on your phone, laptop, tablet, gaming unit and more with these high-quality graphics. Pricing can range from a few dollars for a phone charger skin, to $40 to show your team loyalty on a PS4 console and controller. Pro and college teams are all represented. Skinit.com
Health Warrior Superfood Protein Bars
A favorite of several pro football players, these bars are unique in that they combine chia, quinoa, peas, and oats to offer 10 grams of plant protein and 20 percent of your daily fiber. Flavors include Honey Almond (our favorite), Dark Chocolate Coconut Sea Salt (our second favorite), Lemon Goldenberry, and Peanut Butter Cacao. Although we were skeptical of tasting anything that boasts plant protein instead of the typical soy or whey, we were pleasantly surprised by how delicious and filling these bars are. Eat up! HealthWarrior.com, $24 (12-pack)
Tequila Centinela Anejo
Centinela has been crafting tequila for more than a century, which tells us two things: they're really, really old, and they're really, really good at making this agave-based liquor. This tequila's beautiful amber color comes courtesy of a two-year soak in oak barrels that also impart flavor. While there are definite notes that bourbon drinkers will find familiar—thanks to the barrel bathing—we also tasted a distinct spiciness and kick to our tongue. Finally, we loved the warm aftertaste this 80-proof party starter provided. It left us thinking, "Maybe we'll have just a little bit more." And we did.
eShave White Tea Face Moisturizer
This UV protective face moisturizer goes on light and helps keep skin safe. eShave says that it's "enriched with powerful antioxidants Vitamin E and Green Tea extract," but all we know is that it feels great going on our face. The best parts? It absorbs quickly and has a refreshing scent that makes it seem less like a chore, and more of a want when it comes time to apply it. Trust us, your skin will thank you. eShave.com, $28