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(The Consumerist)   You want one of those rare 2013 49ers Super Bowl Champion shirts? You'll have to fly to Mongolia to get one   (consumerist.com ) divider line
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2013-02-05 03:09:50 AM  
Or you can just slap your own design together and silkscreen it yourself.

Whatever works for you.
 
2013-02-05 11:59:46 AM  
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2013-02-05 12:11:14 PM  

Not hard to find



img.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-05 12:24:50 PM  
I'm not going to lie, I've actually always wanted the losing team's shirt

/I'd give anything for a 2007 and 2008 Ohio State BCS Camps shirt
 
2013-02-05 12:29:49 PM  
I wonder if the number of shirts donated is proportional to the odds of the upset. There's probably a lot more SF shirts being donated this year than Cardinals shirts back in 2009.

/2008 Patriots probably set a record for donations.
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2013-02-05 01:06:11 PM  
The Ravens won the Super Bowl, UNLESS of course you're the Mongols.
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/nothing is obscure on Fark?
 
2013-02-05 01:14:37 PM  
Everyone in Namibia knows about the legendary Bills dynasty.
 
2013-02-05 01:15:52 PM  
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I would so wear this.
 
2013-02-05 01:33:53 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Everyone in Namibia knows about the legendary Bills dynasty.


www.personal.psu.edu 
And don't forget about the Patriots' perfect season.
 
2013-02-05 01:36:37 PM  
Do they do the same thing with political shirts?  Is there some village out there celebrating the inauguration of President Romney?
 
2013-02-05 01:36:48 PM  
I remember years ago a reporter from SI tracked down where the Patriots perfect season shirts were and his quest to get one. I think he ended up in Central America IIRC and traded a couple shirts for one.
 
2013-02-05 01:56:53 PM  
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2013-02-05 02:05:10 PM  

Theaetetus: Rapmaster2000: Everyone in Namibia knows about the legendary Bills dynasty.

[www.personal.psu.edu image 400x315] 
And don't forget about the Patriots' perfect season.


But I bet even they look askance at "Seahawks SB XL CHAMPS" gear.
 
2013-02-05 02:07:28 PM  
www.mentalfloss.com
 
2013-02-05 02:31:44 PM  

ArkPanda: Do they do the same thing with political shirts?  Is there some village out there celebrating the inauguration of President Romney?


Probably not. You have enough time between election day and inauguration day to print all the t-shirts.
 
2013-02-05 02:33:49 PM  
I think someone should print up a bunch of t-shirts that say "Some Rich American Heard We Were Poor And All I Got Was This Crappy T-Shirt".
 
2013-02-05 02:40:03 PM  

CokeBear: ArkPanda: Do they do the same thing with political shirts?  Is there some village out there celebrating the inauguration of President Romney?

Probably not. You have enough time between election day and inauguration day to print all the t-shirts.


Also, Romney would probably keep the shirts.
 
2013-02-05 03:17:51 PM  
Why don't they just wait till after the game to make the t-shirts.
 
2013-02-05 03:28:07 PM  

nekom: The Ravens won the Super Bowl, UNLESS of course you're the Mongols.
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/nothing is obscure on Fark?


You sir, nearly got me kicked out of the library. Nice.
 
2013-02-05 03:34:06 PM  

BalugaJoe: Why don't they just wait till after the game to make the t-shirts.


You're kidding, right?

I'll take 100-to-1 odds that there were people selling unauthorized versions of shirts in the streets by the start of the 2nd half.

I would't be surprised if you could buy an official shirt in the Superdome the second the game ended.
 
2013-02-05 03:34:17 PM  
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2013-02-05 03:42:20 PM  

Happy Hours: BalugaJoe: Why don't they just wait till after the game to make the t-shirts.

You're kidding, right?

I'll take 100-to-1 odds that there were people selling unauthorized versions of shirts in the streets by the start of the 2nd half.

I would't be surprised if you could buy an official shirt in the Superdome the second the game ended.


That's what they do. I was at a MAC championship a few years back and the second Toledo won, they were selling hats.

Hell, they have the printed up for the team on the field and I know some retailers stay open late to pass them out
 
2013-02-05 03:50:33 PM  
I still have a St. Louis Stallions ballcap.

/Damn you Jacksonville Jaguars
 
2013-02-05 04:19:25 PM  
I read a story somewhere (too lazy to find a citation) a while back about how all the new & used clothing being donated to African countries is causing more harm than good. Local textile industries can't compete with "free" stuff from America, and thousands of workers who used to support their families with those jobs are now unemployed.
 
2013-02-05 04:36:26 PM  

Gortex: I read a story somewhere (too lazy to find a citation) a while back about how all the new & used clothing being donated to African countries is causing more harm than good. Local textile industries can't compete with "free" stuff from America, and thousands of workers who used to support their families with those jobs are now unemployed.


At least they're getting free shirts.  Buncha ingrates.
 
2013-02-05 04:44:06 PM  
As I was watching the confetti with the Ravens' team colors fill the Superdome, it dawned on me that there had to be a similar amount of red and gold confetti stuck up there in the rafters.  Is there much need for confetti in Mongolia??
 
2013-02-05 04:46:57 PM  
i.imgur.com

They get newspapers, too.
 
2013-02-05 04:52:01 PM  
it'd be awesome to get 365 of those shirts and mail one to Jim Harbaugh every day for a year
 
2013-02-05 05:02:33 PM  
If you were smart, you could have found out where the shirts from the Patriot's '19-0' season were being shipped and gone there and bought up a few pallets of them.  In ten years you'll be able to sell them on E-bay for a hundred bucks each.
 
2013-02-05 05:09:17 PM  
Oh cool, it's this thread again.
 
2013-02-05 05:24:02 PM  
I'm still trying to find a Notre Dame BSC National Champions 2012 T-shirt for a friend.

/she works at ND.
 
2013-02-05 05:37:08 PM  
When did they start producing shirts for both teams in quantities large enough to have championship shirts for sale everywhere right after the game (not just having enough ready for the players)? I doubt they did this for the first few Super Bowls.
 
2013-02-05 05:47:34 PM  

falcon176: it'd be awesome to get 365 of those shirts and mail one to Jim Harbaugh every day for a year


time for a FARK indiegogo campaign again.... This idea is too perfect.
 
2013-02-05 06:01:40 PM  
So only Mongoloids are gonna have 'em? How retarded.
 
2013-02-05 06:07:07 PM  

Gortex: I read a story somewhere (too lazy to find a citation) a while back about how all the new & used clothing being donated to African countries is causing more harm than good. Local textile industries can't compete with "free" stuff from America, and thousands of workers who used to support their families with those jobs are now unemployed.


I've read that too.  The same thing applies for food.

Here's an interesting article:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123758895999200083.html

In case you don't like the fact that it's in the WSJ, here she is on The Daily Show:  http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-july-31-2012/moment-of-zen---wi l l-ferrell-s-campaign-message
 
2013-02-05 06:18:57 PM  
Had the Ravens lost on Sunday, all this gear would have been donated to people in underdeveloped nations, rather than been featured on the NFL website.

Instead of that, why didn't they just show 49ers shiat and explain that it WAS going to underdeveloped countries?
 
2013-02-05 06:30:04 PM  

Gough: As I was watching the confetti with the Ravens' team colors fill the Superdome, it dawned on me that there had to be a similar amount of red and gold confetti stuck up there in the rafters.  Is there much need for confetti in Mongolia??


Too bad they didn't F that up and drop the red and gold.  That would have been hilarious.
 
2013-02-05 07:30:54 PM  
I think this is actually bad for these local economies' textile industries, a job that actually employees poor women.  They just can't compete
 
2013-02-05 07:45:32 PM  

ICUP: I think this is actually bad for these local economies' textile industries, a job that actually employees poor women.  They just can't compete


Yeah, that's also true of the stuff Americans give to Goodwill and similar organizations. Some of it gets crated up and shipped to developing countries.
 
2013-02-05 07:45:34 PM  

stappawho: Gough: As I was watching the confetti with the Ravens' team colors fill the Superdome, it dawned on me that there had to be a similar amount of red and gold confetti stuck up there in the rafters.  Is there much need for confetti in Mongolia??

Too bad they didn't F that up and drop the red and gold.  That would have been hilarious.


I was thinking it would have been great if that had happened as part of the power outage....
 
2013-02-05 08:16:46 PM  

Mikey1969: Had the Ravens lost on Sunday, all this gear would have been donated to people in underdeveloped nations, rather than been featured on the NFL website.

Instead of that, why didn't they just show 49ers shiat and explain that it WAS going to underdeveloped countries?


Various NFL copywrite and trademark issues. Would actually be a violation to post pictures of the losing teams 'chamionship' gear.

Not so much illegal, but the offending party would likely be blackballed by the NFL from having access to various things in the future. Same reason that gear cannot be sold in the US
 
2013-02-05 09:02:01 PM  

Gortex: I read a story somewhere (too lazy to find a citation) a while back about how all the new & used clothing being donated to African countries is causing more harm than good. Local textile industries can't compete with "free" stuff from America, and thousands of workers who used to support their families with those jobs are now unemployed.


Same thing with food aide. We screwed up Haiti's economy after the quake by shipping in free rice, which made it hard for local growers to sell their product.

These poor places need more trade and possibly discounted non-indigenous goods rather than free shiat.
 
2013-02-05 09:06:41 PM  

wildcardjack: Gortex: I read a story somewhere (too lazy to find a citation) a while back about how all the new & used clothing being donated to African countries is causing more harm than good. Local textile industries can't compete with "free" stuff from America, and thousands of workers who used to support their families with those jobs are now unemployed.

Same thing with food aide. We screwed up Haiti's economy after the quake by shipping in free rice, which made it hard for local growers to sell their product.

These poor places need more trade and possibly discounted non-indigenous goods rather than free shiat.


Damned if you help, damned if you don't.
 
2013-02-05 09:18:21 PM  

RabidJade: wildcardjack: Gortex: I read a story somewhere (too lazy to find a citation) a while back about how all the new & used clothing being donated to African countries is causing more harm than good. Local textile industries can't compete with "free" stuff from America, and thousands of workers who used to support their families with those jobs are now unemployed.

Same thing with food aide. We screwed up Haiti's economy after the quake by shipping in free rice, which made it hard for local growers to sell their product.

These poor places need more trade and possibly discounted non-indigenous goods rather than free shiat.

Damned if you help, damned if you don't.


Oh, you can help, but you'll get called an evil capitalist pig for organizing sweatshop labor, even if you set the shops up with US workplace standards with things like childcare / education and healthcare. So why bother making nice sweatshops. As long as they want to work in your low standards to make cheap products for western consumers etc etc.
 
2013-02-05 09:53:32 PM  
Damn Mongolia, what happened?  You used to rampage across Asia and Europe, raping, pillaging, and plundering through civilizations like a hot knife through butter.  Now you're reduced to accepting loser hoodies as a handout from the other side of the world.

Oh, and you raped a lot of people back in the day too.
 
2013-02-05 10:17:46 PM  

nekom: The Ravens won the Super Bowl, UNLESS of course you're the Mongols.
[img811.imageshack.us image 320x180]
/nothing is obscure on Fark?


LOL, well played.

I got it, so no, not obscure :)
 
2013-02-05 10:25:41 PM  

SBinRR: Damn Mongolia, what happened?  You used to rampage across Asia and Europe, raping, pillaging, and plundering through civilizations like a hot knife through butter.  Now you're reduced to accepting loser hoodies as a handout from the other side of the world.

Oh, and you raped a lot of people back in the day too.


The people in Modern Mongolia don't really share a lot in common with the Mongolian hordes of yesteryear. The Mongols of today are closer to being Mandarin, because the (original) Mongols were a nomadic people who eventually spread out and settled in Korea and Turkey. So yeah, the Turks are the closest descendants of the Mongols. Kind of strange to think about, but now you know.
 
2013-02-05 11:21:53 PM  

MithrandirBooga: The people in Modern Mongolia don't really share a lot in common with the Mongolian hordes of yesteryear. The Mongols of today are closer to being Mandarin, because the (original) Mongols were a nomadic people who eventually spread out and settled in Korea and Turkey. So yeah, the Turks are the closest descendants of the Mongols. Kind of strange to think about, but now you know.


Always found it odd Hungarian and Turkish are similar languages due to were the Mongols invaded. Hell for awhile linguistics thought Turkish and Japanese were similar
 
2013-02-05 11:51:54 PM  

Krieghund: Or you can just slap your own design together and silkscreen it yourself.

Whatever works for you.


My last silkscreen project was to make a sleeveless undershirt with an Antman logo
 
2013-02-05 11:53:50 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Theaetetus: Rapmaster2000: Everyone in Namibia knows about the legendary Bills dynasty.

[www.personal.psu.edu image 400x315] 
And don't forget about the Patriots' perfect season.

But I bet even they look askance at "Seahawks SB XL CHAMPS" gear.


That's because they are afraid the Mafia will gun them down for possessing evidence of the fixed superbowl.
 
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