There is still time left to purchase New England’s AFC championship t-shirts. All any fan needs to do is get online, purchase an airline ticket to a third-world country and starting searching for that memorabilia.
According to the Boston Herald, Modell’s Sporting Goods spent $500,000 to have AFC championship clothing to celebrate New England advancing to the Super Bowl in select stores. In fact, Rick Friedland tweeted a picture of a Patriots t-shirt he saw for sale at a Modell’s in New York City.
— Rick Friedland (@rickfriedland) January 18, 2014
Spoiler alert: New England did not win.
Denver defeated New England, 26-16, in the championship game, leaving the department store with plenty of merchandise nobody wants to buy.
“We took a tremendous risk, but you know what? People expect us to have the merchandise,” a source told the Boston Herald prior to the game. “We printed up everything: hats, shirts, T-shirts, novelties, pennants — you name it — for men, women, kids.”
That unsold merchandise will be donated to a third-world country.
“We’re not allowed to sell it,” a source told the Boston Herald.
This is probably not the charitable effort New England wants to be identified with.
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