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Something to make you puke

Posted on: September 10, 2008 8:28 pm
 


Sports fans can be demented, mean, angry, nasty, violent and just plain crass.
And George Lampman is cashing in on it.

Lampman is taking advantage of the season-ending knee injury suffered by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to make a buck.

Lampman, who has a silk-screen printing company in Pittsburgh, has unveiled t-shirts that laud Kansas City Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard, the man who knocked Brady out for the season, as some kind of hero.

For $19.99, you can buy a Bernard Pollard fan club shirt, complete with a No. 12 (Brady's number) circled and crossed out. The shirt says the fan club was established Sept. 7, 2008, which is the day Brady went down.

Sick.

To me, this is a sign of how demented some fans have become.
Lampman doesn't argue the point.

"I can totally see where you're coming from," said Lampman, who is a diehard Steelers fan.

Isn't it crass, I asked?

"I can't disagree," he said.

So why do it? There's sadly a market out there. I spoke to Lampman Wednesday night for five minutes.

"I've sold six while we were talking," he said.

So who's ordering? The New York Jets fans are buying them with on addendum.

"They want them sent overnight so they can have them for Sunday," Lampman said.

Disgusting.

Don't people who buy these shirts realize that this is a man's livelihood we're talking about? When I mentioned that to Lampman, he callously replied, "he's not losing any money this year and I'm sure it's no career-ending."

Pollard can't be happy about this.  He was sick about putting Brady out.

It's one thing not to like a player if you're a fan. It's another to make light of a serious situation.

Lampman said he might make up to $20,000 on the shirts. He's had 500 orders or so already.
I almost didn't write this because it only feeds the monster. But the whole issue is so sickening that I thought it needed to be pointed out just how low some of our fans have gone.

 

 

Category: NFL
Tags: Tom Brady
 
Comments

Since: Jan 31, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 5:34 pm
 

Something to make you puke

very...very...true



Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 5:29 pm
 

Something to make you puke

No Peter - what is disgusting is the Patriots are CHEATERS!  They cheated and guys like you let them off the hook because you used the excuse that everybody was doing it - baloney - they were doing it and they got caught and their rings are tarnished forver!

I hate that Brady got hurt, but what goes around comes around.

The Patriots are nothing filthy no good rotten cheaters!




Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 5:13 pm
 

Something to make you puke

I think Priscoe must be getting a kickback from the maker of these shirts. I and most of the readers probably would never have heard of these t-shirts but for Pete. Good job jack @$$



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2008 5:12 pm
 

Something to make you puke

Wow and it's a Pigsburg Stooler fan doing it -- what a shock.--

NOT!

 

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Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 5:11 pm
 

Something to make you puke

i will enjoy it when the Pats kick ur pathetic team's ass u worthless piece of shit



Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 5:09 pm
 

Something to make you puke

hey moron he is not saying feel bad for him, he is saying give the guy respect that he deserves just like we all deserve to be acted w/ respect. n it doesnt matter how much money you make, an injury is keeping him out of something that he loves but i wouldnt expect an idiot like you to understand this



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2008 5:07 pm
 

Something to make you puke

LOL...enjoy the season!!!   This one is getting good.



Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 5:05 pm
 

Something to make you puke

here's a good 1 go suck ur boyfriend's dick u fucking scumbag



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2008 5:04 pm
 

Something to make you puke

OF NEXT YEAR!!!!!



Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 5:04 pm
 

Something to make you puke

Boohoo...if people werent so over-the-top in their passion for the game and love (or hatred) of other teams and players, Brady wouldnt make tens of millions of dollars per year.  If all he has to put up with is some distasteful T-shirts for that, well thats too friggin bad.  I personally take no pleasure in the man's injury at all, but I also dont see why youre whining about it Prisco.  Also, to call this a "serious situation" is nothing short of idiotic.  A man got his knee hurt in a game where people have become paralyzed, totally cripple, had head and neck injuries that were very severe.  He will be fine.  How is his injury any worse than a fourth string tight end?  At least this guy will still have his livelihood and a ton of guaranteed money coming.  Feel bad for the 53rd guy on the roster that gets hurt and never plays again after making the minimum for 2 years and all he has to show for it is a limp and a bad back...not Brady who has gotten all the spoils and just now has to deal with adversity that is so common in this game.


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