NFL teams sometimes practice against each other in training camp. It's fun, it gives the teams a chance to evaluate their players against someone else for a few days. Fans can see a second team up close that they're not used to seeing. It's good, functional fun.
What it's not is a reason to sell mementos. But, the NFL has never turned down a chance to back a buck or 30, so ....
The Redskins are selling commemorative T-shirts for their training camp practices against the Patriots. No kidding, this is actually happening. And the cost of these lame T-shirts? $30.
The Redskins are selling "we practiced with the Patriots during training camp" tees. 30 bucks pic.twitter.com/vZn21JM4W1— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) August 1, 2014
Maybe there's a worse T-shirt out there, but probably not.
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You might think we'd take this opportunity to criticize the NFL for bleeding any nickel it can out of fans (kind of like it holds season-ticket holders hostage by forcing them to pay for two preseason home games when everyone knows the preseason is bloated so owners can line their pockets with free cash) but no, not this time. Just because the team has taken it upon itself to sell this incredible T-shirt at about a million percent markup from what it cost to make doesn't mean you, smart reader, has to buy one.
In fact, if you end up buying a T-shirt commemorating the time two football teams practiced against each other, you should be mocked. Endlessly.
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