Oh, the memories.
When the Washington Redskins announced they’d be selling T-shirts to commemorate a week of practice with the New England Patriots, predictable eye rolls ensued from us media types. Who would buy such a thing?
The Redskins are selling “we practiced with the Patriots during training camp” tees. 30 bucks pic.twitter.com/vZn21JM4W1
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) August 1, 2014
Apparently everyone. The shirts have sold out, according to the Globe’s Ben Volin, as rabid fans rushed to preserve the time they squinted through binoculars to see Tavon Wilson (or was that Duron Harmon? I can’t tell, he’s too far away) bat down a ball intended for Washington’s 5th-string wideout. Something to tell the grandkids, no doubt.
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) August 6, 2014
This is capitalism at its very best and worst. Then again, it’s probably better to blow the money this way than to spend $30 to park 1/2 mile away from Gillette Stadium for a game. At least you can wash your car with the T-shirt.