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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.


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.


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

Since: Sep 4, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2008 2:07 am

Something to make you puke

This is a situation where you see there difference between die hard fans for football related pride of the area their team plays and true football fans, or even sports in general. Personally, I have been a Steelers fan my whole football life, and have had my share of dissapointment as Tom Brady has thrown TD's to close my Steelers season on several ocassions. However, as a football fan first, I am dissapointed with this Brady injury and will show my support in the hope that he can come back from this injury 100%. This sport is as good as it is because we get to witness the best in the world compete in a spectacle that highlights physical and mental strength. Personally, I would rather watch my team lose in a hard fought battle against the best there is than watch them win againt a second rate squad. Its about pride and I have pride for my team. On top of that, as human beings we must recognize that these are people like ourselves working for their lives, granted on a much larger scale. We should respect the fact that they play a part in something that is undoubtley such a large part of our lives. Though not a Pats fan, I will continue to hope that Brady comes back from this injury like his old self and continues to add competition and excitement to this league for all of our benefit.

Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: September 12, 2008 12:47 am

Something to make you puke

It figures you root for Baltimore and have on picture of Ray Lewis on your moniker.   So you support a thug convicted of obstructing a murder investigation.  He knows who the killer is and is just as guilty for not having the guts to own up to it.

It explains your demented comment that shows the maturity of an infant~ apologies to all infants out there.

Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2008 12:08 am

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ok echo u r both an idiot and a loser so u might want to go ahead and kill yourself right now. I believe the Pats beat the Giants 38-35 in the regular season finale last yr 2 be the 1st team in the salary cap era 2 go 16-0 w/o looking at defensive signals so please don't write anything unless you know what you are talking about n if u r gone that means there is 1 less asshole in this world so it would be a good thing

Since: Sep 21, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2008 11:46 pm

Something to make you puke

If you could make $20,000 dollars in one week you wouldn't do it? Brady is a multimillionaire. I think he'll be fine. Think about how many jobs for a struggling economy one man's injury is supplying. I don't blame this guy one bit. I don't really care about Brady either way, and sure it sucks. But we're talking about the NFL. He knew the risk when he started playing. Do you think he gives two flips about the shirt? HELL NO. If anything, all it's going to do is motivate him to rehab quicker. This could quite possibly be the greatest outcome for both sides.


Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2008 11:14 pm

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They should put an asterisk next to this years Super Bowl winner as when Michael Jordan decided to play baseball for a few years when the Houston Rockets won the NBA championship.

Honestly just kidding. I don't count out the Patriots at all from being contenders. One thing no one has talked is the fact that Matt Cassell will improve as he strings together game after game. No one knows just how effective he will be and it is narrow mindedness to think otherwise.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2008 10:05 pm

Something to make you puke

Lets call this what it is, bad taste.  On the other hand, Tom Brady is not dead, he is not poor, and the hit to cause the injury was not malicious.  Who really cares if some small minded people want to wear T-shirts that cheer the fact that he is injured.  Everything I have read from the press would make it seem that we should wait for Tom Brady heal before the season starts again.  Would the press like us to put an asterisk beside the superbowl winners name because they won it when Tom Brady and his vaunted stat sheet were not in the league.  I just wish that we could stop talking about him and his injury and get focused on the rest of the stories and teams in the league.  Lets talk about the Bears upset of the Colts or the Panters without Steve Smith going into San Diego and winning a great game.  These are great football topics, Bradys injury was interesting for a day or two but Im sick of it already.  And for the record



Since: Oct 7, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2008 10:03 pm
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Since: Sep 10, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 9:46 pm

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foolish thats what you are. do you know how stupid you are. how can you say brady had it coming to him. nobody has it coming to them it just happens. what is the reason he had it coming to him. was it because he is probally the best quarter back playing the game right now or is it because he can win and win often. or is it because your team may have a slight chance to win now that he is gone. give me a break i would think you would want him in so you can beat him. you say you hate cheaters well you are getting cheated out being able to beat one of the best teams in football and as a fan you should show a little compassion. its your opinion just like this is mine but maybe you and all the other haters should stop talking about it and move on. the pats will continue to win with or without brady and you can sit home and watch it. 

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 9:29 pm

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Your an idiot.. Like its the Pats fault that the opposing team could NOT stop them on Offence. So they should just run and try not score..  They ran their offence and if the other team cant stop them .. its not the Pats fault.

Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2008 9:24 pm

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While I'm a diehard Jets fan and have always disliked the Patriots, especially when they ran up the score on outclassed opponents (like my Jets), I think it's terrible that Tom Brady's injury is not only being exploited but being approached with a sense of joy.  It disgusts me that Jets fans would even consider wearing a shirt like that.  Show a little dignity.

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