Since I’m a little girl (that’s the east coast way to say it, so spare me your side eye), I always thought it would be “wicked cool” to have the gear of the losing team!
Back in those ancient days known as the nineteen-eighties, instantly erroneous merchandise made for the underscoring team was typically and promptly incinerated following a championship game.
Thankfully times have changed and so may all our minds rest just a little easier knowing that that substantial waste is no longer the standard.
To quote Steve Henson:
Somewhere in sweltering Zambia, a man wears a shirt that says the Chicago Bears won Super Bowl XLI. Somebody is trudging through a Nicaraguan rain forest wearing a cap that says the Vancouver Canucks won the 2011 Stanley Cup.
And soon somebody in Haiti or Armenia or Indonesia or Botswana will slip on a shirt or cap that declares the San Francisco 49rs the 2011 NFC Champs!
Now on to the BIG GAME, where you can bet some choice gear for both the New England Patriots and the New York Giants will be on hand; one stack bound for a haze of testosterone fueled, adrenaline pumped champagne showers and the other packed-up for shipment to humanitarian organizations to hand out in developing nations.