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Something to make you puke

Posted on: September 10, 2008 8:28 pm
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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.

 

 

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Category: NFL
Tags: Tom Brady
 
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Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2008 9:09 pm
 

Something to make you puke

So next time Roethlisberger crashes his bike I'm making T's.  And I have to admit I would not be the least bit disappointed to see an end to Favre's goodbye world tour 14 weeks short this weekend, then we could add another reason to join the Rodney Harrison fan club.



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2008 9:07 pm
 

Something to make you puke

Just wish it had happened when the pats were running up the score and making a mockery of their opponents and the NFL last year!!!
Scoring lots of points in professional sports isn't making a mockery of the game.  Surrendering lots of points is...




Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2008 9:06 pm
 

Something to make you puke

If you have ever been to Pittsburgh you would understand the level of human being you are dealing with.



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2008 9:05 pm
 

Something to make you puke

It's pretty damn sad when fans have to cheer for something like this because their own pathetic teams can't handle a full-strength Patriots team.  Deep down inside, they are relieved because they know that they might actually have a chance now.

Take heed Pats Haters.  If your team does beat the Patriots this year, it will ring HOLLOW because their best player wasn't even on the field.  Do you take pride in winning a footrace with someone when you're given a head-start?  If you do, you are a pathetic excuse for a competitor.

Actually, now that I think of it, every victory the Patriots earn this season is going to be that much sweeter!  Then I'll be able to rub it in all of your cowardly little punk faces that your team couldn't even win against the Pats with Tom Brady watching from the sidelines! 



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2008 9:03 pm
 

Something to make you puke

thats ridiculous, and i'm not just saying that as a Pats fan.  If this was Manning i would feel the exact same way, it's just brutal.



Since: Jul 17, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2008 8:58 pm
 

I think its great

      Just wish it had happened when the pats were running up the score and making a mockery of their opponents and the NFL last year!!!

 



Bye Bye Brady:)
Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2008 8:56 pm
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Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2008 8:50 pm
 

Something to make you puke

This is awesome I have to find out how I can get my hands on one.



Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2008 8:44 pm
 

Something to make you puke

Disgusting? Yeah. Surprising? Not really. Fans have done much worse than this. Remember the guys who ran onto the field and attacked a first base coach? Father and son night out at the ballpark. Or the Eagle fans cheering as Michael Irvin lay motionless on the ground? How about fans who cheer when their own player has to be carried off the field? This, truthfully, is rather tame compared to some of the stuff we;ve seen from fans. Not even close to as disgusting as a fan stabbing another fan because he was wearing visiting team's colors during a ball game.

This is just a guy who understands that some sports fans live so vicariously through their teams that they will stoop at nothing to show their support. Even if it means filling this guy's pockets with cash so that they can make fun of a rival player's injury.

Disgusting? Yeah. Suprising? Please. We've seen much worse!



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