80s Great Balls Afire Chili Team Funny t-shirt Large

Chest 21.5 in.

Length 28 in.

Content: 50% polyester 50% cotton

Tag Brand: Hef-T Tee Jays

This funny graphic tee was made for a chili team called, "Great Balls Afire." The graphic is of two tomatoes cleverly positioned on either side of a jalapeño pepper.

Chili cooking competitions are popular events, especially in the southern states. The alleged first, modern day chili cook-off occurred at the State Fair of Texas in 1952 although some accounts claim that the first cook-off was in Terlingua, Texas in 1967. The latter was called the World Championship Chili Cook-off and eventually spawned the International Chili Society, which has sanctioned chili cook-offs world wide. ICS chili cook-offs became huge festivals in the 80s, called "adult woodstock" by the society's founder, Carroll Shelby. Sanctioned ICS cook-offs are also fundraisers, with an estimated 50 million dollars having been raised by the end of the 1980s.

Fits like a modern unisex adult large.


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