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2020-02-04 8:59:09 AM  
There has to be a way to get your hands on one of these shirts.  Some enterprising young African had to have figured out how to sell these back.  I'd totally buy this shirt.
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Thanks a lot, Rex "Fumble" Grossman.
 
2020-02-04 9:07:28 AM  
We produce wretched excess, and then feel great civic pride when the excess is not landfilled.
 
2020-02-04 9:30:02 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Some enterprising young African had to have figured out how to sell these back.


Nigerian princes, mostly.
 
2020-02-04 9:30:14 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: We produce wretched excess, and then feel great civic pride when the excess is not landfilled.


People without shirts probably don't care if you brag about giving them shirts, as long as you don't brag about it to them.
 
2020-02-04 9:34:26 AM  
In my country, 'Super Bowl' is the choice you get - soup or bowl!
 
2020-02-04 9:38:26 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: We produce wretched excess, and then feel great civic pride when the excess is not landfilled.


Clothes are clothes. I once saw a dude mowing a lawn with an Alpha Phi Crush Night t-shirt on. I'm 99.9% certain he didn't attend that.
 
2020-02-04 9:43:38 AM  
I'm going to Nicaragua in a week or two. I should try to get my hands on a 2011 Steelers Owl Champ shirt. I'd pay the owner good $. Like, $5. Maybe 6 or even 7 if it's in good condition. But, I gotta inventory it, it will take up space in my closet until I can sell it, Chumlee might get mustard on it...

I would pay damn good $ for the holy grail Pats 16-0 stuff.
 
2020-02-04 9:50:46 AM  

iamskibibitz: Marcus Aurelius: We produce wretched excess, and then feel great civic pride when the excess is not landfilled.

Clothes are clothes. I once saw a dude mowing a lawn with an Alpha Phi Crush Night t-shirt on. I'm 99.9% certain he didn't attend that.


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I'm not sure I would have the strength to mow the lawn after that
 
2020-02-04 9:52:28 AM  

iron_city_ap: I'm going to Nicaragua in a week or two. I should try to get my hands on a 2011 Steelers Owl Champ shirt. I'd pay the owner good $. Like, $5. Maybe 6 or even 7 if it's in good condition. But, I gotta inventory it, it will take up space in my closet until I can sell it, Chumlee might get mustard on it...

I would pay damn good $ for the holy grail Pats 16-0 stuff.


19-0, dumbass.

/need more coffee today
//less Jim Beam last night
/// more Beam tonight
 
2020-02-04 9:56:10 AM  

This text is now purple: Rapmaster2000: Some enterprising young African had to have figured out how to sell these back.

Nigerian princes, mostly.


Please.
 
2020-02-04 9:57:53 AM  

johnny_vegas: iamskibibitz: Marcus Aurelius: We produce wretched excess, and then feel great civic pride when the excess is not landfilled.

Clothes are clothes. I once saw a dude mowing a lawn with an Alpha Phi Crush Night t-shirt on. I'm 99.9% certain he didn't attend that.

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I'm not sure I would have the strength to mow the lawn after that


That's a lot of trim to manage with one weed-whacker.
 
2020-02-04 9:59:26 AM  
There's a bunch of 30-40 year-old Africans that are huge fans of the Bills because of their dominance in the 90s.
 
2020-02-04 10:00:14 AM  
Those "charities" and second hand/excess clothing shippers are vultures.  Many of those countries they ship to have their own textile/clothing industries.  Junk from the West destroys the manufacturing base and jobs in those places.
 
2020-02-04 10:00:54 AM  
They must have thought the Bills were a dynasty in the 90s
 
2020-02-04 10:07:05 AM  

R2112: They must have thought the Bills were a dynasty in the 90s


I was just about to say the same about the Broncos in the late 80s.
 
2020-02-04 10:15:53 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: We produce wretched excess, and then feel great civic pride when the excess is not landfilled.

We

?

I seriously doubt those are made in America.  I wouldn't be surprised if they ended up about 10 miles from where they were made originally.
 
2020-02-04 10:18:12 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Those "charities" and second hand/excess clothing shippers are vultures.  Many of those countries they ship to have their own textile/clothing industries.  Junk from the West destroys the manufacturing base and jobs in those places.


Same thing happens to farmers when food "charities" dump surplus food into areas of famine.

Article is from 2011, but still appropriate.
 
2020-02-04 10:37:18 AM  
$330 Million worth of items... I can only assume that's the "value" of the merchandise had it been sold at market rate after a win... you know, $65 for a t-shirt, $250 for a hoodie.  Actual manufacturing costs probably about 5-10% of that total.

It's a win/win/win for the NFL.  They make $millions off the sale to winning team, write off the exact same amount of donations of the losing gear and reap a bit of global PR at the same time.
 
2020-02-04 11:05:01 AM  

johnny_vegas: iamskibibitz: Marcus Aurelius: We produce wretched excess, and then feel great civic pride when the excess is not landfilled.

Clothes are clothes. I once saw a dude mowing a lawn with an Alpha Phi Crush Night t-shirt on. I'm 99.9% certain he didn't attend that.

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I'm not sure I would have the strength to mow the lawn after that


It's called "Crush Night" for a reason.
 
2020-02-04 11:13:51 AM  

DRTFA: Marcus Aurelius: We produce wretched excess, and then feel great civic pride when the excess is not landfilled.

People without shirts probably don't care if you brag about giving them shirts, as long as you don't brag about it to them.


or how about making it illegal in south America to buy and sell the overstock clothing, second hand clothing or discontinued specialty clothing, such as failed championship apparel.

Imagine living in a world where you have to overpay for clothes for fear of imprisonment for buying the wretched American wares.

But lets blame all problems on America, while ignoring the stupidity happening in other countries.
 
2020-02-04 11:15:10 AM  

iamskibibitz: Marcus Aurelius: We produce wretched excess, and then feel great civic pride when the excess is not landfilled.

Clothes are clothes. I once saw a dude mowing a lawn with an Alpha Phi Crush Night t-shirt on. I'm 99.9% certain he didn't attend that.

Sure that wasn't his way of bragging?
 
2020-02-04 11:23:19 AM  

brizzle365: But lets blame all problems on America


Humans are the root cause.
 
2020-02-04 11:23:39 AM  

doctorguilty: iamskibibitz: Marcus Aurelius: We produce wretched excess, and then feel great civic pride when the excess is not landfilled.

Clothes are clothes. I once saw a dude mowing a lawn with an Alpha Phi Crush Night t-shirt on. I'm 99.9% certain he didn't attend that.
Sure that wasn't his way of bragging?


I'd wear that shirt!
 
2020-02-04 12:03:00 PM  
Oh good.  The annual.......well, more often than that considering baseball and basketball championships.......article about where all the wrong t-shirts are sent after the championship game.  I need these frequent reminders in case something ever changes.
 
2020-02-04 12:23:18 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: brizzle365: But lets blame all problems on America

Humans are the root cause.


How can that be? Humans don't even have roots.
 
2020-02-04 1:19:17 PM  

johnny_vegas: iamskibibitz: Marcus Aurelius: We produce wretched excess, and then feel great civic pride when the excess is not landfilled.

Clothes are clothes. I once saw a dude mowing a lawn with an Alpha Phi Crush Night t-shirt on. I'm 99.9% certain he didn't attend that.

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I'm not sure I would have the strength to mow the lawn after that


Alpha Phi = All For Free
 
2020-02-04 1:25:27 PM  
My only issue with this type of charity is that it floods those markets in free goods.  This hurts the local economy.  Really, we need to give these people the means to produce so that they could left themselves out of poverty.
 
2020-02-04 1:26:06 PM  

American-Irish eyes: My only issue with this type of charity is that it floods those markets in free goods.  This hurts the local economy.  Really, we need to give these people the means to produce so that they could left themselves out of poverty.


Left = Lift
 
2020-02-04 3:22:40 PM  
Interesting.  I thought that the NFL found out that these items were being resold so they decided to destroy the clothes rather than donate them. Glad they didn't.
 
2020-02-04 3:53:31 PM  

American-Irish eyes: My only issue with this type of charity is that it floods those markets in free goods.  This hurts the local economy.  Really, we need to give these people the means to produce so that they could left themselves out of poverty.


Then sell the gear at a discount and give the money as vouchers to the people. Most of the official NFL gear is pretty good quality, if it was cheap enough I'd buy one for an undershirt or to workout in(ha!). You'd probably sell them pretty close to original value in Kansas City just for the laughs.
 
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