If you want a creative way to help out the athletes, and get something in return, spend $20 on a t-shirt. You'll have something better to wear to the gym than your beer-stained college shirt.
- This tactic is incredibly popular incredible among wrestlers. The t-shirt pictured above supports Ben Askren, who will you will definitely hear more about as the games grow closer. You can also buy shirts to support Spenser Mango, the 18-year-old phenom Jake Deitchler, Henry Cejudo and Andy Hrovat-a real American hero.
- Tony Azevedo, one of the country's top water polo players, is sponsored by Mikasa, who is selling his "I Hate Swimming" shirts. I know the feeling, Tony. Of course, I am not a member of an Olympic water sport team, but I digress.
- Aretha Thurmond, a discus thrower and a new mom, has a t-shirt that says what she does: "Aretha Throws." Why buy her shirt? Because she competed three weeks after giving birth. If that doesn't impress you, I don't know what will.