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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: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2008 10:33 pm
 

Something to make you puke

All those people out there buying these probally cheer at funerals too. Brady will be an instant Hall of Famer. Cheering his downfall only cheapens the game. The only benefit of Brady going down is, it makes the AFC wide open. As much as I hate to say it, the Patriots now lumped in with the middle of the road teams in the AFC, Brady is that good.



Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2008 10:02 pm
 

Something to make you puke

Will people stop saying its karma bc its not n u make yourselves look dumber by writing that. You are acting like there is some higher being that controls the universe and they strike down the "evildoers." If you want to use karma, then I suppose something bad could happen to you because you are celebrating someone being hurt. Maybe Brady will get better, but these injuries could be career-ending or they could be career-ineffectiveness, which is what happened to Culpepper. So next time ppl post something, think before you write. I do not want to see the word karma on this site because it is so stupid and I guarantee most of the fans who are posting these karma messages r prob those southern religious freaks.



Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2008 9:09 pm
 

Something to make you puke

im correcting myself here Boston fans hadnt celebrated a championship since 1986 when the Pats won in 2001



Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2008 9:07 pm
 

Something to make you puke

Get over youselves.  Injuries happen.  It isn't all about the Patriots.  The Super Bowl hasn't been theirs to lose for a few years now.  Relax and think about what you might do on Sundays when the Patriots don't come so close...it wasn't so long ago.  Think back to what you did on Sundays before 2001.

I will do the same thing I did on Sundays, since I was just a little kid. I will watch, and root for the Patriots. Even Patriots'  fans called them the Patsies, way back when. Even when they would go 4 - 12, or 3 - 13, or even 2 -14, i watched, and rooted for them. Hell, my friends and I used to even have a few laughs at their expense, when they were exceptionally bad, but it was a fun day with a few friends, and a few beers. Also, they were in a couple of Super Bowls before 2001. In 1985 they got their asses handed to them, by Da Bears, and again in 1997, they lost to the Packers. That was the year that the whole country jumped on the Pack's bandwagon, and claimed that they were always fans. Yeah, right.I always have been, and I always will be, a New England Patriots fan.




Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: September 12, 2008 8:44 pm
 

Something to make you puke

Karma is just awesome.  Pats get caught red handed cheating and they get a slap on the wrist and the evidence for some reason is destroyed so no one else can see it.     &n
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     And you wonder why people hate the patriots?  Sorry for brady though.  I'd of rather seen someone tackled on the sideline into the "hoody" myself.  karma.............I.Just.Love.It



Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2008 6:00 pm
 

Something to make you puke

i just looked up the colts games in '04  and late in the season on Dec 5, 2004, the Colts beat the Titans 51-24 and they scored 10 pts in the 4th qtr now granted not really a blowout but y r they going 4 a fg w/ a 48-24 lead
explain that to me because I would really like to know and it is hard enough 4 a team 2 come back from a 2 td defecit late in the game



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: September 12, 2008 3:20 pm
 

Something to make you puke

But there is no room for those outbursts out here...

i saw the colts running up the score against the lions in the thanksgiving day game when Peyton threw 6 td passes against the Det defense but then there was not a big outburst about the Colts running up the score and everyone praised Manning as the best thing since sliced bread. By the way this game was played the year Manning broke the record so I believe that it was the '04 season in case anyone wants to look it up

Manning was just 22-26 with less than 300 yards passing.  Not much you can do when the Lions had 5 turnovers.  All scoring was done before the 4th Quarter.



Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2008 2:53 pm
 

Something to make you puke

i saw the colts running up the score against the lions in the thanksgiving day game when Peyton threw 6 td passes against the Det defense but then there was not a big outburst about the Colts running up the score and everyone praised Manning as the best thing since sliced bread. By the way this game was played the year Manning broke the record so I believe that it was the '04 season in case anyone wants to look it up. It is not these teams' fault that they are so much better than other teams. I bet everyone that is accusing the Pats of running up the score likes to see their team run up the score. As far as I am concerned everyone including myself are hypocrites on this site. I have let my anger get the best of me on this site and I know that most of you are stubborn like I am and this post will go over your head. Think back to when the Olympics was just on and if you were watching the US men's or women's basketball team play some crappy team and think about what your feelings were when they were doing alley-oop dunks when they were already winning by 30 something points. Were you cheering for the US to score or were you crying that they were running up the score. I am saying most of you were cheering. Anyway I will probably be allowed not to post anything else this site because I wrote some horrible things, but I would like some of you to understand something about Boston fans. Boston fans were known as the most racist fans n this was in the 50s n 60s before I was born and we are considered assholes by fans from other cities. We all have alot of pride in our teams and until 2001 when the Pats won, we had not celebrated a championship since 2001. Now every city has rude and disgusting fans, but don't judge by the minority and understand that we will not stand for someone making a mockery of our teams or players.



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: September 12, 2008 2:48 pm
 

Something to make you puke

Such anger issues.



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: September 12, 2008 2:39 pm
 

Something to make you puke

And ask yourself why you hate Brady.  Because he is great at what he does.  Is an awesome leader who always credits his team, coaches and fans and never blames anyone but himself even when he has had no weapons around him.  Who after breaking so many records, responded to a question of whether he was unhappy not being one of the top paid QBs in the game, with saying not at all we are all overpaid to do what we love.

I love when the NE fans want to become the psychologist.   The beauty is that most people don't hate Brady.  I don't hate Brady.  I think he is a good QB, and probably a reasonable human being.

What NE Fans miss is that most people hate the team.  And no... Tom Brady is not the same as New England Patriots. 

Now let's put on the NE fan psychologist cap again..."Well, you only hate them (or are jealous) because they win all the time". 

No.  Most people hate them because they aren't their home team.  I don't like the Patriots because they aren't the Steelers.  Heck, I hate the Browns, Ravens, and Bengals more than the Patriots.  That goes with the fans too.  But you know what?  I respect their fans and teams over the Patriots fans, because they get it.  Their fans, for the most part, understand football more than the Patriots fans.  Plus their teams didn't cheat.

"Put an * next to the AFC Champion for this year because it is a Bradyless season"  --  Please, injuries happen, what is your excuse for the last few years?

"NFL is going to suffer because Brady is not playing"  -- This guy is not the NFL.  I enjoy watching tons of other players before I'd watch him.   And the funny thing is, Brady is just a cog in a single team.  If he can't run, set, and throw like he once did, the Patriots, or any team, wouldn't think twice about replacing him.

Get over youselves.  Injuries happen.  It isn't all about the Patriots.  The Super Bowl hasn't been theirs to lose for a few years now.  Relax and think about what you might do on Sundays when the Patriots don't come so close...it wasn't so long ago.  Think back to what you did on Sundays before 2001.



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