Posted on: February 22, 2011 6:02 pm
Edited on: February 23, 2011 10:45 am

Own your own Jadeveon Clowney action figure

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Jadeveon Clowney hasn't yet taken his first class at South Carolina, hasn't had a single Gamecock practice, hasn't yet even had a jersey number assigned. (In fact, there's some question about whether his academics will even allow him to enroll in Columbia, or force a prep school/JUCO detour.) But that hasn't stopped one enterprising Gamecock fan from building in Clowney's honor ... well, it's not a statue. But it is a much smaller version of one, kind of. And you can own it!

Because courtesy of user "spurrier_is_my_homeboy", fans can visit eBay right now to bid [Update: Sorry, no you can't, see below] on a presumably-homemade "Custom McFarlane" Clowney action figure, in the vein of the popular Todd McFarlane "Spawn" figures. (An official version would no doubt violate three-quarters of the NCAA rulebook.) Photos :

The current winning bid is $47. That might be a bargain, since if Clowney does prove to half the player Gamecock fans -- and just about everyone else who's seen Clowney play, to be fair -- expect him to be, the next time this figure appears on eBay, it's may not come so cheap.

UPDATE: The auction has been taken down, not a huge surprise given the dodgy ethics of using a not-yet-college athlete's image without his permission. But the photos are still just as fun, right?

HT: Charleston Post and Courier .

Posted on: December 23, 2010 12:37 pm

Get your Gold Pants on eBay

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Earlier today it was announced that five Ohio State players had been suspended for selling awards and receiving discounts on tattoos.  The players, including Terrelle Pryor, have been suspended for five games in the 2011 season.  Some of the things Pryor sold included his 2008 Big Ten championship ring, his 2009 Fiesta Bowl sportsmanship award and the Gold Pants he received in 2008.

Gold Pants are an award given to Ohio State players by the school for beating Michigan.  Of course, as it turns out, Pryor isn't the only former Buckeye trying to trade that gold in for some cash.  Why, if you want you're own pair, all you have to do is hit up eBay.

Now, obviously, these are from 1967.  But, still, you can buy them.  I don't think this particular player will be suspended or told to give the proceeds to charity.  So buy without guilt!
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