This is the sort of disgraceful bind an organization works its way into when it offsets the progress of finally acknowledging the offensive nature of a team’s racist caricature logo by then continuing to sell merchandise featuring the racist caricature logo in order to appease the team’s very worst fans:
Via the NFLPI, these are the 50 players who sold the most merchandise (all kinds of things, not just jerseys) from March 1, 2013, through Feb. 28, 2014:
It's an uncontroversial statement that the Kings aren't very popular these days. They brought up the rear of the Pacific, again, and are near the bottom in league attendance. And there's also the little matter of the team probably moving within the next few years. The salvation of a new arena fell through in April, …
Who's going to dress the world's best tennis player? Yesterday, Novak Djokovic cut ties with his apparel sponsor the retro-cool Sergio Tacchini. The cash-strapped Italian designer couldn't afford to pay him and failed to manufacture enough clothing to get his outfits into stores, Darren Rovell reported.
Linsanity is dead. Sarah Palin killed it. (Sorry, "Pa-Lin.")
From the moment they lost the Division I Football Championship Series title game, the Bearkats of Sam Houston State have stayed positive. Now their fans can too, with the opportunity to purchase a runner-up t-shirt that somebody actually had printed, for some reason. It'll run you just $19.50, more if you need it in…
"Offered is the pictured Larry Johnson Kansas City Chiefs jersey by Reebok NFL Equipment." I hpoe he tkaes PyaPla. [Craigslist Raleigh, h/t Brant]
I know we keep harping on this. But Hub fans keep doing stuff like running out and buying a guy's jersey just because he's "scrappy."
Since the Twins have a fancy new field, it was time to get rid of all the leftover stuff at the Metrodome. A phrase comes to mind: "And nothing of value was lost."