â†µWell, here's one in a similar vein, albeit with a slight, but delectable wrinkle: turns out an Adidas plant in Indianapolis has been tasked with producing Saints championship gear beyond the 50,000 print run that was created prior to the Super Bowl. â†µ
â†µâ‡¥At the U.S. sports licensing division of Adidas, operating as Reebok just off Post Road, employees will work 12-hour shifts five days this week -- instead of their usual three -- printing Super Bowl apparel nonstop. â†µâ‡¥â†µ â†µ
â†µâ‡¥They will ship out 130,000 shirts a day, compared with a typical 65,000 to 70,000. â†µâ‡¥â†µâ‡¥
â†µâ‡¥That means overtime for Deobalek Thomas, who was forlornly pulling long-sleeved gray Saints T-shirts off the screen printing press Monday, while wearing his 2007 Colts Super Bowl champions shirt. â†µâ‡¥â†µâ‡¥
â†µâ‡¥"I would have rather worked three days and had the Colts win," he said. "These aren't the shirts I wanted to do." â†µâ‡¥â†µâ‡¥
â†µâ‡¥"Yeah, he cried all morning," said co-worker Mario Zavala. â†µâ‡¥â†µ
â†µYikes. That's probably the first time American workers wished for manufacturing jobs to get outsourced overseas. â†µâ†µ
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