HOOOOO-WEEEEEE, preseason football! Catch the excitement! It's like the Pro Bowl without the star power! It's like full-contact team scrimmages, but for lower stakes! Let's fire up the hype machine and print some T-shirts for the most important preseason matchup since ... I guess since the Falcons played the Bengals on Thursday?
Jamie Mottram at Mr. Irrelevant sends along the news that both the Washington Redskins store and the Indianapolis Colts store are selling this little beauty, in case you wanted to immortalize this unforgettable preseason moment:
SHOWDOWN AT FEDEXFIELD BAH GAWD
Yep, you've got a $35 T-shirt (plus shipping!) that will let you remember where you were when Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III played a couple sets of downs each in that sure-to-be raucous preseason game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Redskins. No matter where your rooting interests lie, you're guaranteed at least some sort of bragging rights. You can proudly wear that in the regular season when your team is 4-5 and point out how YOUR guy played those entire 13 snaps and never once blew out both of his knees. Then you can finish your chili dog.
I think that we, as a society, need to evolve past the need to make a commemorative EVERYTHING out of EVERYTHING. Stop making "collectable plates" for voting primaries. Stop making Burger King glasses for the new Godzilla movie. Stop making THESE COLORS DON'T RUN bumper stickers for when the USMNT beats Mexico at soccer. Just stop all of it.
But this is probably missing something. Hmmm. Let me just ...
Theeeeeere we go.