Thursday, January 29, 2009

I Love Creativity

Since I spent so much time rooting for it, I have to put a plug in for my new favorite piece of sportswear.

The Detroit Lions "Owen 16" jersey. Hat tip to Burn, Monkey, Burn.

Sorry to say it, but you apparently can no longer order one of these custom jerseys. Rumor has it NFL Shop prohibits the order of these jerseys. Which begs the question- WHY?

This could be the single greatest jersey sell of all time. Why would the NFL, a cash loving machine, block such a lucrative sure thing? I'd probably buy one for each member of my family.

The Lions season was unprecedented. It was ineptitude of historic proportions. We're probably never going to see such greatness again in our lifetimes. Why can't we celebrate perfection?


  1. I must be slow, because my first thought was when did the Lions pick up Terrell Owens, and why? Except of course he is Terrell Owens.

    Anyway, the NFL may be all about the cash, but perhaps the Lions franchise objected enough to cause them to shut it down. Other franchises that could foresee such a thing happening might be sensitive also.

  2. Barb!

    I probably didn't explain the meaning well enough. It would have helped if I had used the numerical form of 0 and 16 in the text.

    I think your reasoning is the correct one, although I think I read the official reason being given is that there is no one named 'Owen' on the Lions.