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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 23, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2008 6:45 pm

Something to make you puke

Welcome to my favorites, Pats_R_#1. How about a 5 with that?  

Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 6:34 pm

Something to make you puke

Some people are Mutants. Tom Brady is classy,he doesn't talk crap, he acts like a champion. He doesn't change his name to Ocho Cinco, He doensn't get in bar fights with Pacman Jones, He only wins and bangs supermodels.

People that hate Brady, hate the American Dream.

The Pats are still gonna go 10-6 this year, make the playoffs and Pats fans everywhere will remember the excitment they  felt in 2001 when some no name guy named Tom Brady brought them to a superbowl.

This year it will be Matt Cassel.  

Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 6:18 pm

Something to make you puke

T-shirts applauding ANY players injury are nothing more than an example of mean spirited poor sportsmanship....remember what that is guys ? As for the joker who said the Pats are cheaters and deserve this, oh please, get over it.

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2008 6:08 pm

T-Shirt Maker's Info

For those that would like to let the maker of these t-shirts know how you fell about them, here's his info - all compiled off various public forums on which he posts.

Name: George James Lampman

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Occupation: Creative Director at The Cotton Factory

Home #: 412-341-2656

Cell #: 412-498-6402



Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2008 6:05 pm

Something to make you puke

Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2008 6:02 pm

Something to make you puke

I agree with you sleek.  Tom Brady and the Patriots got what those cheaters deserved.  Now the Bills, jets, and even the Dolphins have a shot.  hopefully the camera man busts himself up too.

Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2008 5:58 pm

Something to make you puke

LOL!!! That maybe true, but it was that type of behavior that brought on the t-shirt.  You reap what you sow, the chickens are coming home to roost... etc. etc. etc.

Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 5:56 pm

Something to make you puke

bye bye brady go jump off a cliff u inconsiderate prick

Bye Bye Brady:)
Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2008 5:45 pm
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Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2008 5:35 pm

Something to make you puke

I made a post on this t-shirt yesterday, so I guess I scooped Prisco.....

Anyway, it's tasteless and vile, making money off of someone else's suffering.  But I'd expect nothing less from the likes of the guy doing it.  Does Pennsylvania have to offset it's blatant awesomeness by having the dregs of society residing within its borders or something?

Great state - awful people it would appear.  I may be generalizing but the vast majority of people I've come accross (and it's alot) have been insufferable jerks.

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