(Source: The Sports Economist)
By order of the National Football League, those items are never to appear on television or on eBay. They are never even to be seen on American soil.They will be shipped Monday morning to a warehouse in Sewickley, Pa., near Pittsburgh, where they will become property of World Vision, a relief organization that will package the clothing in wooden boxes and send it to a developing nation, usually in Africa.
This way, the N.F.L. can help one of its charities and avoid traumatizing one of its teams."Where these items go, the people don’t have electricity or running water," said Jeff Fields, a corporate relations officer for World Vision. "They wouldn’t know who won the Super Bowl. They wouldn’t even know about football."
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Super Bowl Losers' Gear
Have you ever wondered what happens to all of the t-shirts and hats that say "Chicago Bears: 2007 Super Bowl Champs" after they lose the game? They have the hats and t-shirts available right after the game so they have to produce them for both teams without knowing who the eventual winner will be. Here is the answer: